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Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

BBQ Joint, Brewery, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
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  • Sarah M.
    "Get the carnivore burger and try it with all the sauces!!"(4 Tips)
    Sam I.
    "fried pickle chips are the best appetizer in town!!!"(4 Tips)
    Jackie R.
    "The Bumper Crop IPA is delicious!"(2 Tips)
    John K.
    "Mac and cheese with pulled pork and smoked cheddar with IPA"(13 Tips)
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  • Michelle
    MichelleJuly 20, 2015
    I've been to this place a few times. I'm in disbelief that my food can actually taste that dissatisfying. So I've gotten beef brisket and the steak salad. Dry, easily cold. Go for the Mac and cheese
  • Lyndsi W.
    Lyndsi WinerSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Miss this place so much since I moved. Carolina Pulled Pork, cheddar grits, their pulled pork nachos best I've ever had! Their purple sauce is the bomb and their carnivore burger is best ever!
  • Danni E.
    Danni EngelMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The beer is excellent. Highly recommend getting anything with meat and slathering any of the four amazing BBQ sauces all over it. Sweet potato fries are also super tasty! You can't go wrong here.
  • Tony C.
    Tony CorsiniFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Carnivore Burger is a MUST have! if you enjoy a quality hamburger that has pulled pork, bacon, and also fried jalepenos on it!! All these quality ingredients create an amazing hamburger!
  • Tony C.
    Tony CorsiniSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled Pork Nachos are an amazing appetizer to get! Don't pass this one up if you are a fan of big ol plates of tasty nachos!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LockeApril 8, 2015
    Flights for $4.77 on happy hour for 7 beers. Just go. Get the Mac and Cheese. Great atmosphere and staff is awesome!
  • Matthew
    MatthewJune 15, 2012
    The food is epiphanaic, but the service can be slow on packed nights. If you don't die of old age waiting, or of a heart attack eating the Carnivore Burger, you will definitely want to come back!!
  • Jackie R.
    Jackie RomzekJanuary 12, 2013
    The Bumper Crop IPA is delicious! If you come on your birthday you get a free pint glass and a $10 towards your next meal.
    Upvoted Oct 19
  • Chung-yee N.
    Chung-yee NgoOctober 17, 2014
    The Mac and cheese was pretty bland. The El Camino was pretty tasty loved the salsa verde and the half priced (happy hour) beer sample was worth the money.
  • Tanushree S.
    Tanushree ShirodkarSeptember 21, 2015
    Sliders and barbecue combo plate will give you everything on the menu.. The jalapeño cheddar sausage was super good.
  • Isaac V.
    Isaac VanDuynMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The sliders are a great way to sample some of the different great BBQ flavors available. Also, the upgrade to onion rings is worth it.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithSeptember 15, 2012
    If the Strawberries and Cream beer is available, try it. Also, the purple is the way to go for BBQ sauces.
  • Lida H.
    Lida HasbrouckSeptember 17, 2012
    The meat is local! And the pickle slices that come with burgers are definitely small-batch made. Awesome food!
  • Cecily Giuseppa C.
    Satchels BBQ is way better, everything is homemade from scratch In-House, and all the meats are smoked out on the smokers!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PolingDecember 30, 2012
    I just can't come here without getting a slider basket. The sliders are too good and the fries are amazing.
  • Ross Gourmet Club
    Ross Gourmet ClubNovember 22, 2011
    If you want BBQ and can't try to Detroit, this is a nice alternative. BBQ combo plate gives you a nice sampling.
  • K E.
    K EdmondsDecember 11, 2011
    Try fried green tomatoes as an app with ranch for dipping Very authentic like my aunt used to make!
  • Heather M.
    Heather MittensJanuary 27, 2013
    I love the bar-bae-cuban sandwich and the pickles on the side are the best!
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KochAugust 3, 2013
    I didn't know you could get Texas style brisket in Michigan. Delicious!
  • Thomas D.
    Barbecue was awesome. The sauce with the purple cap is smokey, sweet, and delicious.
  • Edward V.
    Edward VielmettiMarch 28, 2014
    Friendly service, good food, but slow enough that not everyone was fed by 12:30pm. Somewhat noisy. A good experiment, and good if you had 4 or 6, but not a lunchtime 8.
  • Liz P.
    Liz ParkerJune 23, 2014
    Try the pulled pork sandwich with the sweet BBQ sauce, yum. And sweet pickles! 2/$15 this week during A2 Restaurant Week, for lunch.
  • Brent
    BrentDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Well worth the wait. Stop here after 10pm for the late night happy hour!
  • Omid F.
    Omid FarivarMarch 30, 2011
    Pulled Pork Mac n Cheese. Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese. Order one of these and be happy forever and ever.
  • nils j.
    nils jansonMay 18, 2015
    Top-notch ribs. Fried pickles were also super tasty.
  • Rhonda J.
    Rhonda JensenFebruary 14, 2015
    Pulled pork was yum! And the mixed drinks were perfect!
  • John T.
    John TurnerSeptember 24, 2011
    The Bbq pulled pork MAC and cheese can be used, in a pinch, as a reason to live.
  • Bill Q.
    Bill QJuly 25, 2011
    Check out the basement bar. Cozy and intimate. Great date spot.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah M.August 25, 2011
    Get the carnivore burger and try it with all the sauces!!
  • Keith L.
    Keith LamprechtAugust 13, 2014
    Try the sauces, good beer and food day or nite
  • Kevin Y.
    Kevin YienJune 26, 2015
    Best BBQ in Ann Arbor with a great beer selection.
  • Joan H.
    Joan HuangOctober 27, 2013
    Pretty glorious brisket but the table sauces don't have much heat - ask for hot sauce.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HarknessApril 14, 2013
    Get the pumpkin patch. Holy amazing
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BuchananMay 6, 2013
    Fabulous!!! The beef brisket was amazing!!
  • Emily H.
    Emily HeadingsFebruary 19, 2012
    Wow. Wish we lived closer to this place... You will not be disappointed.
  • Sam I.
    Sam IdenNovember 26, 2014
    fried pickle chips are the best appetizer in town!!!
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SampsonJanuary 25, 2015
    I threw the pulled pork into the mac and cheese and NWTS.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SchaferMarch 14, 2011
    Drinks are decently priced, the muffins are a great drinking food.
  • Val G.
    Val GriffithMay 26, 2013
    Great place but the bar tender seriously needs to be more personable. Not that impressed with him.
  • John K.
    John KolesarJuly 14, 2011
    Mac and cheese with pulled pork and smoked cheddar with IPA
  • Jason H.
    Jason HiltonApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lazy Sunday Hefeweizen is probably the best independent hefe I've had.
  • Zach T.
    Zach ThomasFebruary 24, 2015
    Get their signature glass for a souvenir
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchreiberJanuary 16, 2014
    If you don't get the Smoked Turkey Soup, you basically suck at life.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BabcockOctober 28, 2014
    Get the flight. And the fried pickle chips.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WithunAugust 10, 2014
    Great brews! Get some!
  • Mark P.
    Mark PilottoJanuary 23, 2011
    Delicious! Expensive tho, $7 for a basket of potato chips!?
  • Josh A.
    Josh AJanuary 30
    Didn't try the meat but no self-respecting Texan would. The beer was solid though.
  • Laura
    LauraJuly 7, 2011
    The cowboy reuben was good, but I wouldn't come here on wednesday.... Open mic night was pretty horrendous.
  • K N.
    K NJune 18, 2012
    The fried Mac n Cheese is delicious!
  • Samir N.
    solid BBQ. The Summer Pale Ale is solid
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