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Uptown Barbecue
3.8 stars (19 ratings)

(313) 861-7590

15700 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48238

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February 20, 2011 @ 12:04 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit mi
uptown bbq suprise me goodconstumer service food was execellent my exprenice was pleseant i will be back
February 12, 2011 @ 11:24 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from DETROIT, MI
HEY EVERYBODY! UPTOWN HAS A VERY SPECIAL SPECIAL WHERE YOU CAN GET A WHOLE SLAB OF BBQ RIBS PLUS A WHOLE POUND OF BIG DELICIOUS SHRIMP, ALL FOR JUST $25, NOW DIG THAT!!!!

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What a great surprise, The ribs were super tender and had the most loved smoked flavor, The greens were lovely, the mac and cheese was ok (could be better-baked)but this place rocks, my vote definitely, i will be back within the next week, Thanks for ...
American, Barbecue
I travel across town for Vicki's.. They have had some of the best barbecue in Detroit for years. The staff is courteous and they don't mind fulfilling special request.
American, Barbecue
I'm in love with the menu. So many favorites, but the curry goat was the most tender and delectable dish. My son had the curry chicken one of his favorites. There was so much food that you definately get a bargain for your dollar. I would recomme ...
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This is the best jam rock restaurant in Detroit hands down. Everything is good. Only thing I hate is that they are always out of plantinz .
American, Barbecue
Ribs were nicely cooked and has the smoked flavor- loved it, the sauce is vinegar based (mild, medium,hot), Usually i only love the sweet sauce but this was a nice surprise, they r a cheerful bunch as well. Not many side dishes(greens, mac cheese) bu ...

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Avg Rating: 4  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 19

February 20, 2011 @ 12:04 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit mi
uptown bbq suprise me goodconstumer service food was execellent my exprenice was pleseant i will be back
February 12, 2011 @ 11:24 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from DETROIT, MI
HEY EVERYBODY! UPTOWN HAS A VERY SPECIAL SPECIAL WHERE YOU CAN GET A WHOLE SLAB OF BBQ RIBS PLUS A WHOLE POUND OF BIG DELICIOUS SHRIMP, ALL FOR JUST $25, NOW DIG THAT!!!!
February 12, 2011 @ 11:22 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from SOUTHFIELD, MI
TIRED OF EATING COLD SANDWICHES AND POTATO CHIPS FOR LUNCH? THEN UPTOWN BBQ IS THE PLACE TO GO, ALL KINDS OF HOME-MADE SOULFOOD, AND YOU ARE IN AND OUT SUPER QUICK WITH PLENTY OF TIME TO EAT AND TALK ABOUT HOW GOOD THE FOOD WAS.
February 12, 2011 @ 11:20 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from DETROIT, MI
UPTOWN BBQ IS DETROIT'S OWN! AT UPTOWN BBQ YOU ENJOY DELICIOUS FOOD SERVED WITH FAST, FRIENDLY SERVICE.
January 8, 2011 @ 11:37 PM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from west detroit
Uptown has the best ribs in the city hand down!! been a loyal patron for 15 years and counting!!!
January 8, 2011 @ 7:12 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
This was my first time visiting Uptown barbeque and I just have to say everything was delicious. Great food and friendly staff!
January 6, 2011 @ 11:15 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit mi
i enjoyed myself so much when i went to uptown the service was so nice that i must return
January 6, 2011 @ 2:31 PM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit. MI
My favorite thing about up is quite silly but I love to see the employees putting us on hold to clean up!! To some that may seem odd but I love that although I am important to the business they try to maintain a certain level of cleanliness. There is a young lady there cierra who has no problem asking you to hold on one sec while she wipes the serving table down, shes also one of the few who can start your order in her head while doin something else. The 1st time I saw this I was like "oh no sweetie I'll wait until your done" so told me she was ok but it was up to me! My food as always was amazing too! If you havent tried Uptown.. PLEASE DO!!
January 6, 2011 @ 2:07 PM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit, MI
I go Uptown at least once a week and I cant say Ive ever been disappointed. there is usually a little line but their are a couple young ladies that get you in and out. she answers to T or tori... very friendly and helpful. I love that i dont have to tell her my order,she speaks and follows with "your usual?"
January 5, 2011 @ 8:49 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit mi
uptown has the best food in michigan if your looken for great food good service afordble price go to uptown you want be sorry/
December 31, 2010 @ 12:09 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Southfield. MI
My co-workers and I enjoy Uptown at least twice a week for lunch.
December 29, 2010 @ 5:51 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from DETROIT, MI
A FRIEND TOLD ME GOOD THINGS ABOUT UPTOWN SO I HAD TO SEE FOR MYSELF. YES, UPTOWN BBQ IS ONE OF DETROIT'S GREATER RESTAURANTS, PERIOD.
January 16, 2009 @ 1:28 AM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Farmington Hills, MI
I haven't been to Uptown BBQ in a few years but they have completely changed their format with the cafateria style line and the soulfood menu is excellent I purchased dinner for the whole family, Mac & Cheese, candied yams, Collard Greens and Baked Beans, Along with a Slab of Ribs that great BBQ sauce and some meatloaf, to which i was informed it was made from ground Amish Turkey EXcellent, I'm a regualr customer again!!
November 25, 2008 @ 8:43 PM
4  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
The previous reviews are from 2004 and I hope those diners go back because Uptown BBQ has changed dramatically since. The prices are a little high but, overall the BBQ is good. And the service is better than in the past.
April 4, 2004 @ 4:17 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
The Uptown Barbecue was disappointing. In previous visits, it was much better. Maybe the resturant is under new management or ownership. But I will not go back.
January 16, 2004 @ 4:50 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit
Who ever rated this place 4 stars must be, well, the owner, there's no way this place should get four stars, the only reason that this place got any stars from me is because this site does'nt give you the option to put 0. Sorry, that's just my opinon
January 13, 2004 @ 9:55 AM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit
Anyone who thinks that Uptown BBQ has good BBQ is neither living uptown or downtown but in a cave. You need to get out a little more. Try West Point BBQ on Michigan Ave. in dearborn. I've been to at least 9 BBQ restaurants, and West Point is the best thus far.
January 6, 2004 @ 1:39 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit
Anyone who said that this is good BBQ has not eaten at west point BBQ on Michigan in dearborn. if your just hungry and just happen to be in the hood, I guess it's ok, but I rather take the extra time and gas to go to West Point
November 3, 2002 @ 12:18 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Detroit, MI
One of the best carry outs in the city for ribs and chicken, excellent sauce;sweet but not over powering. This place has improved in all aspects of growth, in serving a tasty good quaility rib, improving there customer service, and improving their building which is a plus for the community.
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February 20, 2011 @ 12:04 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from detroit mi
uptown bbq suprise me goodconstumer service food was execellent my exprenice was pleseant i will be back
February 12, 2011 @ 11:24 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from DETROIT, MI
HEY EVERYBODY! UPTOWN HAS A VERY SPECIAL SPECIAL WHERE YOU CAN GET A WHOLE SLAB OF BBQ RIBS PLUS A WHOLE POUND OF BIG DELICIOUS SHRIMP, ALL FOR JUST $25, NOW DIG THAT!!!!