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We love this place and visit whenever we are in Ann Arbor.
Amazing barbecue, perhaps touting the best pulled pork in the county. Satchel’s has great service, a wide and appetizing menu, not to mention succulent, zesty flavors.
Their smokey, moist and tender pulled pork smells so good, that if you take it to your car you will not be able to resist opening it for a snack.
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!!
Top notch BBQ. Wide selection of sauces – a little something for everyone, or, just leave it dry – the flavor is great either way.
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.
Love it so much! Stop here every time I’m in Michigan.
If this review were on brisket alone it would be five plus stars. Best I have eaten in forever, certainly the best I have had this far north. Good crust, nice smoke ring, no need for any sauce whatsoever. Not too fatty, just enough to keep it moist on the odd edge. The greens were also a huge highlight, well cooked, ideally sized and with happy flavoring.
The service at Satchel’s was very friendly, and we were welcomed not only by the staff but also by the amazing aroma when we walked in. So for hearty food at reasonable prices, try Satchel’s BBQ soon.
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]