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Lockhart's BBQ

BBQ Joint, Distillery, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Downtown Royal Oak, Royal Oak
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  • Jake W.
    "Burnt ends with fire on red sauce is amazing!"(14 Tips)
    Frankenmuth Brewery
    "Frankenmuth Oktoberfest or Dunkel"(3 Tips)
    Dan M.
    "Awesome food and a great craft beer selection."(3 Tips)
    Jorge C.
    "pulled pork and the brisket were excellent."(13 Tips)
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  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 2, 2014
    Pulled pork nachos are big. The tortillas are great, but the pork is very average. Also had brisket and sweet potato mash which were meh. The standout of the meal was the red hot sausage. Fantastic!
  • Michael T.
    Michael TaborAugust 27, 2014
    The smoked bacon is to die for. It is meat candy! Lockhart' s can get a little pricey, but only because you order so much delicious food! Also try the burnt ends and brisket!
  • Jason
    JasonJanuary 8, 2015
    The brisket is great. The sweet potato mash is awesome! It tastes like pie! The ribs are kick-ass! Also, there was a hot Asian girl sitting at the bar last night. This place rocks!
  • Lindsey Z.
    Lindsey ZarrasOctober 10, 2014
    The sauces are all amazing! The poblano dip was delicious. I split the two meat combo, pulled pork and sausage were excellent. Mac n cheese and sweet potato fries are on point
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SauerwaldJuly 14, 2013
    Service was mediocre (maybe a quarter full at 4:30 on a Sunday) but the food was great. We had the poblano dip, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, crispy potatoes, mac&cheese, cornbread.
  • David L.
    David LivingstonAugust 27, 2010
    New BBQ joint in Royal Oak. PROS: Great Pation and Atmosphere. CONS: Waited for 1.5hrs to get served and the food was average at best. COMMENTS: new place still getting their feet wet I guess
  • Erica M.
    Erica MossJune 23, 2011
    Half-off appetizers for a Foursquare check-in. Get the burnt ends or fried green beans. The corn bowl is life-changing, and so is the pulled pork sandwich!
  • Benny
    BennySeptember 21, 2010
    Brisket was tough/dry, mac n cheese was bland, pop was flat. I heard a tale that they're serving old (but not spoiled) food that was cooked for AB&E, expecting big crowds, but it flopped.
  • Greg J.
    Greg JOctober 4, 2010
    Was hoping it would have been better. Slow service (esp since everything is already made), BBQ was cold or luke warm. Meh. Liked the pickles, onions, and carrots. Perhaps another try in a few....
  • Lyz
    LyzSeptember 2, 2011
    As a Texan who knows Texas BBQ, this was a pathetic excuse for BBQ. Brisket was terrible. So fake. The people who own this joint have slapped Lockhart Texas in the face by even naming it after us!!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SSeptember 6, 2010
    Still working out the kinks. Be patient. There is good potential here. Also, great supporters of Michigan-made beer: 10 on tap plus many more in bottles.
  • Kiesha S.
    Kiesha SpeechApril 24, 2014
    Love the brisket and the original sauce. Those garlic green beans are yummy, too! Not a fancy placy, but it's BBQ...
  • Penny K.
    Penny KalskiAugust 30, 2014
    The ribs and pulled pork combo was great with the Signature sauce. I also had the sweet potato mash and the bacon. Yum!
  • Ken C.
    Ken ConradJanuary 3, 2012
    Came here when it opened. Lots of issues. 1 year later, wonderful. Try it again if you haven't been recently. Very good.
  • David M.
    David MurrayMarch 13, 2012
    Their Brisket is on the dry side, but still full of flavor. Use some of their Carolina sauce and you are good to go.
  • Elgar V.
    Elgar VaivarsAugust 24, 2013
    Hot sausage is nice and spicy. The Jet Black beer is good. I'm sure the portions are a good size for the average human?
  • Matt M.
    Matt McCormickJanuary 9, 2011
    Try the Quadruple Bypass sandwich, 1 lb. of meat with a chocolate ding-dong served on top of the bun. Great food!
  • Sara M.
    Sara MachiniakApril 22, 2013
    Carolina Gold BBQ sauce is where it's at. Great MI beer selection. Service is friendly. Great place all around.
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BurnsideAugust 6, 2015
    The ribs and mac and cheese are super duper good! I enjoyed it. Also, the lockhart's lemonade is great
  • David M.
    David MurrayMarch 13, 2012
    If you like your BBQ sauce on the vinegar side, just add some of their Carolina sauce to any off their flavors.
  • Stacy V.
    Stacy V.December 26, 2011
    Burnt ends are delicious!! Ribs fall off the bone and brisket is yummy, so are the jalapeno brown beans.
  • Kurt K.
    Kurt KramerFebruary 28, 2012
    Wednesday nights - $2.50 craft beer with burnt ends is the PERFECT way to get past the middle of the week!
  • Frankenmuth Brewery
    Frankenmuth BrewerySeptember 30, 2011
    Awesome selection of Michigan's Original Craft Beer... a Frankenmuth Oktoberfest or Dunkel is a must!
  • Stacey J.
    Stacey JamisonAugust 19, 2013
    If you're a vegetarian, convince your friends to go somewhere else unless you don't mind a meal of side dishes.
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WeatherlyMay 26, 2014
    The turkey is to die for. I know it's not typical BBQ meat but it's worth a try... trust me.
  • Frankenmuth B.
    Frankenmuth BrewerySeptember 13, 2011
    Michigan's Original Craft Beer is available here...Check out the selection of Frankenmuth Brewery beer!
  • Nicole
    NicoleJuly 15, 2013
    Awesome food and a great environment. Prices aren't bad and service is good. Will be back!
  • Arik T.
    Arik TApril 3, 2013
    I'm pretty sure the secret ingredient in the shepherd's pie is crack. That ish is awesome!
  • Brian E.
    Brian EisbrennerJune 26, 2011
    Good BBQ good selection of Michigan beers. Fast service. I suggest the heffe weiss from fankenmuth.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge CastroNovember 1, 2010
    ribs too dry. pulled pork and the brisket were excellent. will return for the local beer selection.
  • eric
    ericJune 10, 2011
    I wish they would bring back the corn on the cob! Some great gluten offerings for those in need :)
  • Janice H.
    Janice HJune 10, 2011
    All sauces and dry rubs gluten free! Lots of options. So far so good with no issues.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TaborMay 12, 2014
    You absolutely have got to try the smoked bacon. It is the best thing I have ever eaten!
  • Callie P.
    Callie PankowApril 7, 2012
    Mac N Cheese Shepard's Pie is unbelievable! The smells of the smoker make this place even better.
  • John S.
    John SweeneyJune 7, 2014
    "The BEST!!!" The best people, the best staff, the best BBQ, the best Pit Boss Bubba! it's simply "The BEST!!!"
  • Olivia R.
    Olivia RosquitaDecember 18, 2010
    Service is bad, food is decent. Waited forever for everything. Good potential, need an experienced staff...
  • Dave F.
    Dave FosterDecember 10, 2015
    Burnt Ends have a great flavor, but for $12 the portion is very small. Don't expect alot of food.
  • Esteban V.
    Esteban VirgenSeptember 11, 2014
    Brisket, ribs and the tamales. Also try the jalapeño beans. 10/10
  • Keliann
    KeliannFebruary 27, 2011
    Delicious! Try mixing the Lockhart with the Fire on the Grill...perfect sauce combo!
  • Richard S.
    Richard SchulmanMarch 30, 2014
    Good brunch options on Sunday as well The mess is awesome
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitFebruary 7, 2015
    The burnt ends are delicious!
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoggAugust 8, 2014
    Get a combo dinner. There are too many great choices to only pick one.
  • Connor V.
    Connor ValoneSeptember 22, 2011
    They've been "been getting their feet wet" for over two years. This place disappoints me every visit!!
  • Adrian T.
    Adrian TaylorDecember 27, 2014
    The ribs, hush puppies, and sausage were very good
  • Jim W.
    Jim WenzAugust 27, 2010
    Had the burnt ends ap. They were excellent. I'll be back.
  • Chris T.
    Chris T.August 17, 2012
    Try a Lockhart's Down to Earth Pale Ale. An explosion of hoppy goodness!
  • eric
    ericOctober 14, 2011
    The chili-mac is outstanding if you are looking for something different.
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitFebruary 7, 2015
    Try the deviled eggs as a side!
  • Nina A.
    Nina AndersonJanuary 5, 2014
    The bacon appitizer is to die for!! Would highly recommend them!!
  • The Twisted Onion
    The Twisted OnionJuly 16, 2012
    Pair one of their many Michigan craft beers with any dish!
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