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Billy Sims Barbecue

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1977 South Blvd W, Troy, MI 48098-1786
+1 248-688-9291
11:00 - 21:00
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I past this place a several times and decided to stop in, I paid 25$ for BBQ brisket, chicken and smoked Bologna, yes Bologna, it's a good surprise, good food great service.

Thank zombytraveler
Cincinnati, Ohio
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Visited Detroit over Memorial Day. They were open on Memorial Day and decision to go here was great. Food and service fast and friendly. Food was amazing, was very surprised. Would go back when in the area.

Thank KLM1914
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service, staff is extremely friendly and pleasant. My wife, 4 mo son and I came in and the even asked if they needed to turn up the heat in the building. You can't get much better than that. Food was amazing as always.

Thank Bradley Z
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I visit here frequently driving over 10 miles to get here for the excellent BBQ. However over the past 2 years I have been going there they either try to save money by not turning on the heat or it is broke! I always have to wear my jacket while I am eating there and the food is never hot... More 

1 Thank wsu20
Dodge City, Kansas
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

I think this is the 2nd day they are open, but for the price I think I'll wait to go to Texas to Dyers BBQ to a sit down and order restaurant! Not excited about going through a line and having to look up at the menu on the wall and seeing the prices and being older, we just decided... More 

1 Thank lv2trvl77
Chelsea M, Guest Relations Manager at Billy Sims Barbecue, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and taking the time to share your experience with the community. We count on your input to help us continuously improve. We apologize that we have fallen short of your expectations. If you would like to speak further, please contact our management team at info@billysimsbbq.com or 855-266-6371. More 

Bloomfield Hills, MI
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

They really don't do chicken, but everything else is as good as can be hoped for. My favorites in order: Brisket Pulled Pork Ribs A good little spot that knows what they are doing with BBQ.

3 Thank sdp000
Troy, Michigan
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353 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

I was hungry for BBQ and wanted to try a nearby location in northern Troy. I had the 1/2 slab rib dinner. It came with 2 sides and a garlic toast. I opted for a super size salad and another side. Overall it was quite good. Billy Sims uses a St. Louis style rib, which in my experience is a... More 

1 Thank Jim M
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

We recently ate here for the first time and it was delicious! We had the pulled pork sandwich there which they loaded up with lots of meat and we took home the choose 3 meat combo. The brisket and ribs we're just as tasty as the pulled pork. The smoked flavor was amazing. I will definitely be back and would... More 

3 Thank sleepysteff
Oakville, Canada
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268 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

I visited the new location at 32980 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI. I wasn't that impressed with the food here. The dry brisket was just OK and I didn't like the way they weigh the meat before putting it on the plate. If there is one slice too much they remove it!. The slaw was average and the sauces were... More 

Thank Hkloban
Royal Oak, Michigan
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Was driving up Woodward looking for a place to eat and noticed that Billy Sims recently opened. This is located on Woodward between 14 and 15 mile. It's not a wait staff type diner. You either call in an order or place your order at a counter and pay. Take your food to a table and grab some plastic utensils... More 

2 Thank Q G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 24
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1977 South Blvd W, Troy, MI 48098-1786
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 248-688-9291
Billy Sims Barbecue specializes in traditional backyard barbecue, serving smoked meats such as: brisket, pulled pork, polish sausage, hot links, bologna, St. Louis style ribs, and boneless chicken and turkey. We serve the highest quality meats and sides in a casual atmosphere that celebrates the career triumphs of 1978 Heisman, Billy Sims. Our meats are smoked fresh daily at every location using seasoned pecan wood for the perfect combination of heat and smoke. Come visit us for great, award winning barbecue!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?