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Rusty Saw Smokehouse BBQ

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804 E Midland St, Bay City, MI 48706-4953
+1 989-332-2948
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Bay City, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I normally go during Friday and Saturday and have excellent service and excellent food. I went last night 12/21/2016. What a mistake. they had one waitress for the entire restaurant and there were way too many people for one person. Waitress did the best she could. So that did make ordering slow and confusing. We tried to order chicken there... More 

Thank w05e29d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The service was a little slow but made up for with hospitality. The food was beyond anything I was expecting. Portion size was tremendous, flavor was outstanding, and the slaw was by far the best interest the area. Smoked brisket, pulled pork, corn bread, beans and rice, Carolina Cole slaw, this place is working hard to be the best BBQ... More 

Thank mrJoe_b
Saginaw, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this place!! The food was amazing as always. The ribs are sooo good!!! Seasoned and smoked to perfection!!! We all walked away stuffed. The couples meal to split is a great way to go. Plenty of food. The birthday desert they prepared was very good!!! Highly recommended!!!! Thank you for a delicious dinner!!!!!!

Thank garabella815
Marion, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Wish I could've ordered a half rack of ribs only but that wasn't an option. One had to order a combination; and I even double checked with waitress to make sure. Therefore, I had to choose something else. That being said, the portions were very large and my husband and I could've shared. Fried okra was presented in a small... More 

Thank Vera B
Steve S, Owner at Rusty Saw Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Sorry for the misunderstanding, we do have ribs available in combos but they are available and are in the menu as half rack dinner, full rack dinner for two and rack and a half dinner for two. You can also order just ribs with no sides as half or full racks. I'll double check with my serving staff to make... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on a Thursday night and not only did we thoroughly enjoy the meal, we enjoyed the wonderful bluegrass band that was playing. The Rusty Saw is housed in a beautiful old building downtown and the restaurant's ambiance has stayed true to the location with its wooden bar and tin ceiling. The food was first rate and could... More 

Thank elisepimi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

AWesome bbq. Fresh pork rinds. Huge portions. Sauces were very good. The brewery had some awesome flavored beers. I recommend a hundred times over

Thank Jack D
Yale, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Food was great with extremely large portions! Service though friendly wasn't the quickest but wouldn't keep us from going back. They had live music which made our visit even better.

Thank Miss6196
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114 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The brisket was basically flavorless and the cuts not very appealing. My side dish was garlic mashed potatoes served in a small Styrofoam bowl. I think that if you are preparing to spend upwards of $70 excluding tip for two people to eat that nothing made of Styrofoam should touch the table. When I couldn't eat the rest of the... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent - so glad every other place we went to had an hour plus wait on a Saturday night - should have just came here first!! Hubby and I had the Big Joe and son had the cowboy up - huge portions !!!! Excellent food !!! Son is picky and he gives it a 5/5 also!!! I... More 

Thank sassenach1970
Midland, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Talk about good food! The Michigan cherry ribs are amazing and the baked beans are addictive. My husband also likes their fries because they put the rib rub on them which gives them a smoky flavor that ties them to the bbq flavors. I wish I could post pictures just because words cannot show you the amazing goodness that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 E Midland St, Bay City, MI 48706-4953
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-332-2948
The Rusty Saw Smokehouse has been serving award winning, authentic BBQ since 1990.Our "barbeque belt" is notched with more than 20 local, national, and international titles. What sets us apart from our competitors... besides 22 years of award-winning experience: Our commitment to fresh, quality food and attention to detail. We will only use the highest quality meats and ingredients in our recipes. We slow-smoke all meats over hard wood in a state-of-the-art Southern Pride BBQ Pit... the finest in the world! This self-basting, wood-burning, rotisserie provides a controlled barbeque environment that simply can't be equaled. We always prepare our side dishes fresh-from-scratch, daily. Serving you and your guest's quality barbeque is the highest priority at The Rusty Saw Smokehouse. You will taste the difference.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?