People are talking about Satchel’s BBQ
Check out Satchel’s on Facebook, Twitter, TripAdvisor, Urban Spoon, Foursquare, Yelp and all over the web to read more about what our customers are saying!
If you’ve driven down Washtenaw past Whole Foods and thought “what is that smokey delicious smell?” the answer is Satchel’s.
Had the pulled pork sandwich and it was amazing. Will be back to sit down and try a few things next time!
We topped a lovely summer day in Ann Arbor with Satchel’s BBQ. So yummy.
Satchels has some of the best BBQ around. Especially in the Ann Arbor area. They cook the ribs in a Large Barrel style cooker which makes them have a nice smoky flavor.
I have driven past this spot many times on the way to the Big House and always loved the smells coming off the smoker they keep by the road. Finally stopped and the food is OUTSTANDING! We had brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. It was everything great BBQ should be. The available sauces touch on every region. Side dishes were solid as well. This is now my “go to” choice when I need to satisfy my taste for BBQ.
I went to Satchel’s recently. It was my 5th time there and I really like this place! The brisket is delicious! I love the mac and cheese as well as the baked beans. The staff is very friendly and inviting which I think is a reflection of the owner, Hugh. He has always come up to the table where we were sitting and asked us how everything was and what he could do better. I appreciate that in an owner. I’ve never had anything I didn’t like there. I’ve had brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, & ribs. I most certainly will be back!
We drove came from Toledo and my husband and his friends decided to eat at Satchel’s. I have to say the ribs are the best I have ever tasted!!
I love this place – The BBQ is smoky and doesn’t rely on the sauce.
The brisket and pulled pork are awesome!
Satchel’s picked up the Best BBQ in Washtenaw County award last year. They deserve it. Menu is simple, everything is homemade, and the meats… the meats are beautifully done, particularly the brisket. If you want some really well done BBQ, get the brisket. Smoky bark, tender and moist inside… fuhgettaboutit
The barbecue spot next to Whole Foods on Washtenaw Avenue has become top dog this year. … But don’t take our readers’ word for it. The restaurant has a smoker right where you can see (and smell) it. [Click to read full list of Metro Times “Best of Detroit 2014″]
After two successful years on Washtenaw Avenue, Satchel’s BBQ is bringing its smoked meats to downtown Ann Arbor. .. Owner Hugh Morgan said Satchel’s BBQ will be one of eight food vendors this year at Mark’s Carts outdoor food courtyard. … “We’re excited about doing this,” he said. “I was interested in expanding the business and especially trying to build some business in the downtown market, which is a fun place to be.” [click to read full article]
Upon entering, you will be greeted as a long-time customer… The long wooden tables with accompanying chairs would seem perfect for a summer camp dining hall, and present the perfect opportunity to sit with strangers and make new friends. … As far as the food itself is concerned, Satchel’s is an absolute must-try for any barbecue fans in the area. Even those less-educated on the works of barbecue food will appreciate a simple menu with delicious food. [click to read full article]
I decided to try something a bit off the proverbial beaten path, so I ordered Satchel’s Stew – “smoked chicken & pork, corn, okra in a tomato broth” – that comes with a large slice of cornbread for $5. I spooned the stew over the cornbread, which made for a very filling meal. … Accented with some of the vinegar sauce that’s available at each table – there are four different varieties of barbecue sauce to choose from – it was rich and spicy and very good. [click to read full article]
The pulled pork comes undressed (allowing for consumer meat application), and is actually pulled from the bone. Often pulled pork is simply shredded chunks of pork but Satchel’s serves you large chunks of pork meat that is obviously hand pulled after coming off the smoker. The meat itself is incredibly tender and tastes of a delicious peppered rub even without any sauce. [click to read full article]
The ribs at Satchel’s might be the surprise winner here. They have all the evidence of properly smoked ribs – pink smoke ring & chewy bark. They are served dry, similar to Boogie Woogie, which is my preference. I like to hit them with a bit of vinegar sauce. [click to read full article]
This week I tried a relatively new barbeque joint in Ann Arbor called Satchel’s BBQ, located in a somewhat hidden location on Washtenaw Ave. I appreciated the simple menu – I always respect a few dishes done well over a large selection of so-so dishes. [click to read full review]
If you’ve been around long enough to fondly recall the old roadside BBQ stands of Mr. Rib on North Main and DeLong’s on North Fifth Avenue, you’ll be glad to know that a new meat’s-the-thing joint has appeared to carry on in their low-key style. Look for it on Washtenaw just west of Whole Foods, behind the Verizon store. Or roll down your window, close your eyes (assuming you’re not driving), and follow the sweet aroma of wood-smoked ribs up to Satchel’s front door—or at least to one of its big black outdoor smokers when they’re fired up and wreathed in nearly edible wisps of dinner-to-come. … [click to read full article]
Blink, and you’ll miss it. Sniff, and you won’t. Satchel’s BBQ opened on Valentine’s Day on Washtenaw next to Whole Foods. It’s hidden behind Verizon Wireless, but “we’ve got a big wood-burning smoker out by the sidewalk in front of the building that’s blowing out smoke all the time,” says owner Hugh Morgan. “The most common thing we hear when people walk in is, ‘Man, it’s smoky out there, and I had to come in and try it!'” … [click to read full article]
Sure, there’s a sign outside that points the way to Satchel’s BBQ; its flames leap up, yellow-orange on black, to say you’ve reached your destination. But it’s your nose, taking an olfactory cue from the wood-smoker fired up out front, that really leads you to Satchel’s… Satchel’s is the smoky love child of Hugh Morgan, a Michigander via Alabama who took up mitt and cleaver to fill a near-void in the city’s culinary scene with honest-to-goodness Southern barbecue. … [click to read full article]
“My goal is to deliver Southern-style barbecue at a value price,” Morgan said. “I want you to be able to go there very comfortably and feel like you’ve eaten good food.” Morgan describes himself as “a hillbilly by nature,” who has catered events for up to 30 people just because he likes to make BBQ and people like it. [click to read full article]