Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Midwest Archive >
Aug 6, 2008 05:23 PM

Best barbecue in Detroit area

Just visited Lazy Bones in Roseville . . . again.

I love being able to order meat by the pound; reminds me of being in Texas.

This is the best barbecue I have had in Michigan. The pork spareribs are the star here; you don't even need sauce.

The brisket was good, nice smoke ring but maybe a tad underseasoned. Needed some sauce to go along with it.

Also tried the Pig Fries, Fries with chili, cheese, tomato, jalapeno and pulled pork. So good . . .

This place is worth visiting. They have a few tables inside and a few outside but carry out is the way to go if you can.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. "They have a few tables inside and a few outside but carry out is the way to go if you can."

    SINCE FREAKING WHEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    About the *only* complaint I have with Deny's place is the fact that you can't sit down and enjoy what you've just have to wait until you get home when the heat has dissipated a bit and I've been *dying* for them to have some little dinky table(s) on site for quick lunches or what-not.

    This is terrific news, indeed. Time for a trip back to Lazybones for me, when I'm on that side of town. Seriously: this is a great place, or at least, I think it is. Oddly enough, I've never had the ribs myself, but I guess it's time to try them. I'll tell you, though: the pulled pork sandwich is hard to pry myself away from.

    Thanks for the pseudo-news! That's a great thing for Deny!

    2 Replies
    1. re: boagman

      Do they have NC/vinegar sauce for the pulled pork, or is it thick sauce? I hit the new bbq place on Woodward in Birmingham -- it was only a week or so after they opened so they could still be working out the kinks, but it was merely good. And no NC sauce. Slow's has completely ruined me and I would drive down there instead based on the meal. However, still interested in trying Lazy Bones...

      1. re: oppsie

        Lazy Bones has a selection of sauces you can choose from. I honestly don't know if they have NC/vinegar sauce, since that's about my least favorite type of sauce one could come up with (which is odd, considering how much I happen to like vinegar). They do have multiple sauces available, though...this I do know.

        Best idea: give them a call and find out!

    2. Menu -

      ...and yes they have a Vinegar sauce.

      I would say that Slow's and Lazy are the only two places in Metro-Detroit I have had decent BBQ at...

      Trick to Lazy is finding at what time of the day the meat will be smoked to your liking best. I prefere to pick up around 7-8 PM. Also a nice side benefit is how close Dragonmead is....

      6 Replies
      1. re: JanPrimus

        Yes. I agree. I showed up once a little too late - 8:30 or so and the meat had been reheated. It was way too hot, almost like it was microwaved or something

        1. re: JanPrimus

          wow...thanks for the dragonmead tip. i didnt know of them. sounds like bbq and beer soon!

          1. re: rtv

            Yeah, if you like beer (unfortunately, I don't), the proximity of these two places to each other would be nothing shy of kismit. They really are quite close, even if you sort of have to get to Dragonmead from Lazybones in a roundabout fashion.

            Darned good barbecue, though...that's for sure.

            1. re: rtv

              Dragonmead's Final Absoultion is liquid gold.

              Boag, let's do a road trip to Lazybones some weekend soon, perhaps later this month. Maybe even play some pinball.

              1. re: GrueLurks

                Play *pinball*? Who does *that* anymore?

                Sounds like a good idea, Mick. This week doesn't look too good right now, but the following week should be decent. Let me know!

                1. re: boagman

                  The weeked of the 20th looks good for me.

          2. Can anyone comment on Virginia Barbecue, due to open up in Novi. According to this morning's paper, it's a franchise, new to the area. Has anyone eaten at one of these places elsewhere?