Jackson, Michigan, may be small in stature compared with other cities, but this city is big on barbecue and can claim a few tasty places in which to sit down in a family friendly atmosphere and sink your teeth into some of Michigan’s most tasty barbecue. Prices are affordable as well.
The Best Barbeque in Jackson, Michigan
1. West Texas Barbeque Company, 2190 Brooklyn Rd, Jackson, Michigan 49203, 517-784-0510
This barbeque restaurant serves authentic Texas Style Pit Barbeque cooked over seasoned hickory and oak. Low and slow is how all meats are cooked. Service is quick, however, cooks are never hurried to prepare a meal. Locals know this restaurant for its popular catering service, Holiday Meat selections, baked beans, beef brisket, baby back ribs, polish sausage and Texas chili. Atmosphere is casual dining and guests eat in the kitchen area watching their food being prepared. A large parking lot is available for guests.
Tue – Thu11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Sat11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
2. Buffalo Barbeque Wings, 1085 N Wisner St, Jackson, Michigan 49202 (517) 782-4344
This restaurant is a casual sports bar, comfortable and staff friendly. Most popular on the restaurants venue is the Buffalo Barbeque Wings, buffalo spit, sweet potato fries, and parmesan pepper garlic. The restaurant is a sports bar and is located in a small shopping plaza. There is plenty of parking available.
Mon – Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
3. Mat’s Cafe and Catering , 212 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201 (517) 787-8950
Mat’s Cafe and Catering is one of the fastest growing barbecue restaurants in Jackson. The restaurant now has two rooms for seating and a wonderful menu venue. Mat has a large smoker in the back of the restaurant where meats are barbequed daily under Mat’s watchful eye. Everyone enjoys the homemade barbeque sandwiches, salads and bakery items. Mat fills all the orders for guests quickly and prices are affordable. Parking is available on street and in a private parking lot next to the restaurant.
Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM- 8:00 P
Saturday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday – Closed
4. Randy’s Roadside Bar-B-Que, 7007 Us Highway 12, Onsted, MI 49265, 517-467-2810
This roadside flavor wagon offers wonderful drive up food orders. The menu offers a venue of many wonderful and tasty meal choices to go. Randy’s Roadside Bar-B-Que finds spots at favorite fairs and festivals around Michigan offereing the best authentic Texas Bar-B-Que. Randy’s also caters any celebrations and events. Call ahead for pricing.
Hours are seasonal, so call ahead. The restaurant is open spring and summer.
Hours of operation includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, call 517-908-5387
5. Rocky Top Beer BBQ, 1900 Lansing Ave, Jackson, Mi 49202 517-784-4227
The Rocky Top Beer BBQ has plenty of seating and those who come to eat need a good appetite. Food is great and prices are affordable. Locals rave about their barbecue wings and superb barbecue sauce. With their excellent selection of beers, Rocky’s cannot be beat. Come early because locals jam Rocky’s BBQ to enjoy the family friendly service where servers bring drinks in mason jars. Large parking lot is available.
Monday – Wednesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday – Friday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM