BBQ in Jackson, MI is a treat that drives a mean craving in folks to go out and hunt for the best suppliers of the tender bits of pork — smoked, grilled, shredded, or diced. While the South may be world-famous for its succulent barbecue, that doesn’t mean the Great Lake State doesn’t have some incredible barbecue places near me. There is one city in the state with three excellent restaurants you can’t miss. To find the best BBQ in the Mitten State, head to Jackson, Michigan.

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BBQ in Jackson, MI is an expected treat. But have you eaten at any of these eateries? Let us know about your experience in the comments below. Do you have a favorite BBQ restaurant in the Great Lake State that you would like to see featured? Let us know by submitting a nomination form, and we may write about it.

While you’re there, read about why Jackson is such a friendly, small town in Michigan. And book a room on Hotels.com

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Barbecue In Michigan

What are some of the best barbecue places in Michigan?

  • Blue Tractor (Ann Arbor): The traditional smoked and barbequed items are mixed with some unique world-influenced recipes. Wash it all down with an award-winning craft-brewed draft beer.
  • Chase Creek Smokehouse (Chase): For more than 25 years and after surviving a fire, this restaurant still holds strong featuring real Tennessee pit barbecue slowly smoked out back in an apple wood pit smoker. It comes in many shapes, including pulled pork, ribs, and brisket ... or go for a steak instead. And don't forget to try some of the hot wings — naked or tossed in your favorite sauce.
  • Meaty’s Roadhouse BBQ (Bay City): This home-style food shack serves delicious barbecue meals and appetizers, a variety of homemade sausages, fresh fish, tacos, meatballs, and grilled veggies. Try something new every time so you don't miss out.

 

Where are some of the best brewing companies in Michigan?

  • Waypost Brewing Co. (Fennville): Folks can visit the 58-acre fruit farm where the brewery is located and taste some homemade brew in the beer garden. From Blueberry Sumac Sour to Farmhouse IPA, something is here that you have never tried before. Fall in love with something new at this lovely place.
  • Brewery Terra Firma (Traverse City): This production brewery, tap room, and historic 10-acre farm offers culinary-inspired beers and ciders. Visit the taproom for samplings where you are welcome to bring your own food. You can also try a locally-made soda or kombucha if you prefer.