Reviews of SHARKS BBQ (Catering)

Metro Detroit, 4845 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085, United States

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Stephanie Simmons

Perfect for keto diets. The meat is moist, tender and smoked. I order without bbq sauce. And comes with two sides & pickles.

Angie Thomas

Amazing! Fresh! Fabulous! Sooooo good!!

Kalen Bentley

Great atmosphere and the food was excellent as well!

Charles Ragan

I visited Shark’s BBQ for the first time last week after driving past it multiple times. The large outdoor smokers and giant woodpile always caught my eye. I ordered the two meat plate of pulled pork and brisket. My two sides were the cheddar cornbread and coleslaw. The portions were larger than expected. The food was dished up to order. The cost was not cheap but for the portion size (large) seemed very reasonable. The food tasted amazing. Very good smoke flavor, good sauce (Texas sweet), and nice balance of sweet, tang, and cream in the coleslaw. They served Detroit City Soda at the fountain which was nice. I didn’t care for the “Shark Sauce” but maybe it was meant for something else. The cornbread was good without being too dense. The best surprise of the meal? The slice of bread! It was freshly baked that day and was very tasty. Makes me want to try a sandwich on that bread. A reason to go back!

John M

The food is always great. With the addition of hamburgers, this is a meat eater's paradise. The meats are smoked to perfection. The sides are tasty and freshly made.

Chris Barbour

Awesome, when ever I'm in the area I stop in. Great food


Best bbq I've ever had. Expanding selection of food, intend to try 'em all

Roadkill 750

I’ve eaten bbq down south many times, and I have a couple favorite places here. This one just went right up to my top 2 or 3 favorites. The pulled pork has great juicy, smoke flavor. The homemade thick cut bread slices absorb the juice nicely, the crust is on point. I skipped the sweet Texas sauce and went straight for the vinegar based North Carolina style! (My personal favorite regional sauce, I even keep a mix in my fridge) so it was nice to see that up here where it’s not such a popular option at most places. I wasn’t sure about the shark sauce or smoked jalapeño sauce but after trying it I really have to say it brought the whole sandwich together very nicely and helped put this sandwich right up there with the best, maybe best pulled pork I’ve had! Next time I’ll try the brisket since the pork was so good! The price was very reasonable for Real smoked BBQ food too

Matthew Shea

The food here is consistently great and the staff very friendly.

Kurt Walburn

..This is a southern roadside BBQ place built in the north where is snows 5 months a year ..... It's rustic and food is solid with friendly down home service , traditional greens, new red beans and rice side, brisket is tasty , pulled pork delicious.... I don't know what others ordered that they complained about portions.....I left stuffed when I was done ! Some blues music playing in the back ground.... Cool place .!

Grill Master

To much salt for me but they have potential.

Steven Srebinski

Good sauce and food, with reasonable expected prices. Sides were done well, with good choices and portions. Didn't care for wooden utincels, everything else was great. Does have beer and wine options, with Detroit sodas.

Jason Murray

VERY WELL DONE! Great selections, well smoked meat, and local sodas on fountain. The family had a great meal and wants to go back. The sides were excellent! I highly recommend and will return with the family. If you dislike the very salty smoked meats that other local establishments offer, try out Sharks BBQ.

James Shurish

Decent experience. No complaints. But given the number of bbq restaraunts in the area, i have to give it 3 stars. If they had more sauces and upped the volume of the music playing it may have gaoned another star or 2.

Wireless User

Excellent food! Simple dining paper plates and plastic ware. Beer !! Loved the brisket got an order to go. Really was expecting ribs but they were sold out at 7:40 p.m. on a Saturday night.? Would've been 5 stars.

Brian Schmitzer

I had the brisket, ribs, baked beans and coleslaw. All of that was amazing! Highly recommend to anyone.

Michael B

Good ice tea, ribs, brisket and corn bread. Not a fan of the beans:( Good job overall! Thanks I will be back.

Yolanda Harris

I do believe they have changed their name now but this place is great I love the chicken wings

Miguel Mendez

Great sandwich!!! I had the beef brisket, but next time I'll definitely try the pulled pork sandwich. Great service from the husband and wife who were the owners I believe.

Thommy Lee

The Brisket sandwich was a way better before, the bread and the taste. No need for other burger place. It was a nice BBQ place before. I will miss it.

Ashlee Glover

Only reason it gets 2 stars is because the staff is so friendly and helpful. Other than that, it was literally the worst BBQ I have ever eaten. Super fatty meat, BBQ beans are literally just beans and BBQ sauce which is disgusting, and drinks were Detroit brand which is cool but they tasted terrible. I was really hopeful walking in, but threw away 75% of our $40 meal. My husband is the least picky person I know, and tossed his meal as well.

Damien Frye

Okay BBQ, rude inflexible service. I am sure it is great for most people but I won't go back.

Emily Crume

This is a family favorite to say the least! Since moving here 4 months ago, my husband has been here countless times and is apparently now known! LOL just had take out for dinner and thought I'd spread the Shark love. I've had the brisket, pork and turkey. All delicious!! If you're looking for brisket cooked the right way, look no further!! The top of the bread is a bit too tough and hard to bite but the rest of the bread is so yummy and soft. Mac-n-chz and collards are our favorite sides. Only think I haven't liked is the BBQ beans. Also we love the local Detroit soda they carry vs mainstream soda brands!! *Go get the brisket sandwich with all the fixings added!!!! You'll thank me later ;-)

Debra Geldhof

Love the food great service will go again

Chris Warbington

My best friend works near here and this place is amazing. If I'm ever near there I'd stop back in

Gilberto Carlos Ochoa Ulloa

I like this restaurant the sandwich was my favorite. I totally recommended this restaurant.

Rb F

Pulled pork is great. Home made bread for sandwiches is tasty but often cut too thick. Recommend the BBQ bake beans as well. Fun atmosphere, great blues music piped in. Overall, very good BBQ.

Kathy Nairn

Food is good. Prices higher than expected. Update July 5, 2018: went in for carry out. Gentleman behind counter was very friendly and helpful while I tried to decide what the best meal would be to feed 2 people. Food was very good and reasonable for what I ordered. Thank you for a pleasant experience.

Gina Sawchuk

Oh my goodness, very good BBQ brisket was delicious! Ribs Yum! BBQ Mac & Cheese so good!

Jason m

Horrible menu display once I realized what I wanted that the guy behind the counter was a little upset food quality a little bit low had to wait for a side everything else was cold

Dominic Stephan

Were do I begin. First off place was absolutely beautiful and trendy for a BBQ spot. Ribs are on point, had about two pounds of those. Collard greens are fire as well, delicious and not over whelming. Brisket has to be top 5 in the world. I know that’s saying a lot but when the chef cut into it the brisket looked like it had a firehose attached to it, that’s how much juice was comming out of it. The burger

Scott Fauver

Great bar-b-q. Also love the Cole slaw!

Debra Johnson

Loved the food - they give you hearty portion sizes and the options on sides was fabulous. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere was equally welcoming. We loved the experience and will definitely be back and we are recommending Shark's to everyone!!!

tee2pot .

Have you ever had that moment in your head where when eat somewhere you've never been to before, you take that first bite and in your mind you go "uh oh" because you know this place is not going to be good for your wallet because you won't be able to stop coming here? That was my first time experience with Sharks. I am typically a pizza guy, it's my go-to, but for spontaneous reasons I decided to start looking up and trying out the bbq joints around Madison Heights and Troy. Sharks was the first stop and I'm already hooked. I ordered a 2 meat plate that comes with your choice of (you guessed it) 2 meats and 2 sides. I went with the beef brisket and ribs w/ coleslaw and beans and rice as the sides. I could not take a bite of those ribs without a smile coming to my face. Will surely be coming back soon after I make my rounds to the other bbq joints around where I work.

Caeden Corbin

The owner was very mean and the food sucks better off going to kfc.

Leann Brewer

Excellent food! Everything was amazing and homemade. One of the best BBQ places we have ever been. Can't wait to go back and try other thing's.

Deanna Soper

The food is fantastic. I had the brisket sandwhich. Very tender an juicy.the staff is very friendly. Can't wait to go back!

Daryl Neilson

Awesome food. Bread on the sandwich was amazing.. get the brisket

Sharad Puri

I love this place so much I'm having them cater a RedneckGanesha event. The meat is always on point. The business is pure family and the owner is right there. Brisket is the way to go.

Magen Gulliford

Wonderful food! Brisket, pulled pork nachos, one of best burgers eaten, and a sampler platter with two sides(Mac n cheese & coleslaw) fed my family of four stuffed with lunch options for the next day. Polite and on the ball staff allow for a very fast grab and go for a family dinner when late. We will definitely return and post pictures. Try the food, it’s awesome. Update: This continues to be a stellar choice for bbq in the area. My family also loves the cheeseburgers here.

Andrew R

Place was really good. Cornbread was legit with a fair amount of whole kernels so you get bonus points for that. Only thing I didn't like was that the turkey for the turkey sandwich was served cold. Other than that, it was pretty damn good!

Todd Lambert

Pull pork sandwich was solid. Good flavor and ingredients were fresh. Will be visiting again

Jamal Jenkins

The inside was awesome,the food was hot out the grill. The service was top notch

cody moore

Coming from the Lansing area we have saddlebacks bbq and I thought they had the best bbq in Michigan. I was wrong. Sharks bbq is amazing and I will be a repeat customer for life. Best bbq in my opinion for sure!!!!!

Pslman esselman

Great Peeps working there and delicious food

Steven Hanrahan

Excellent. For comparison, I've been to some of the big name places in Texas, St. Louis, and Kansas City, this was definitely the best I've had in Michigan. Had the tasting plate, brisket was moist, easily pulled apart, great flavor. Ribs were at just the right junction of chew and fall off the bone with great smoke flavor. Neither needed BBQ sauce. Turkey, pulled pork, and the sausage were all good but I hit BBQ places for either the brisket or ribs. Their bbq/hot sauces were solid, not stand outs but good on the turkey/pulled pork. Mac and cheese and collard greens were definitely worth ordering. Service was quick at the lunch hour, prices certainly fair. Will be back for sure.

A Garske

We ordered the sampler with mac n cheese and fries. Ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and Turkey were all amazing. The bread was fresh and homemade, so delicious. The fries were forgettable and the mac was mediocre, really lacking salt. BBQ sauce was good, could have used some more tang/vinegar. Overall great food and nice atmosphere. Would recommend.

Mark Shayota

Burger was great! Juicy and great tasting meat. Brisket was awesome too. Definitely going back.

Mike Holtyn

2nd time there. I'm hooked, glad I work near this place other wise I'd be spending alot more for lunch!!!

Pete Matejcik

THE BEST!!! The wife and I have hosted four large parties and Shark's is THE ONLY place we consider for getting food. The beef brisket and pulled pork are our favorites, but I think we're going to start working our way through their extensive menu!

Ky Rad

Great food and nice staff. You have to try them.

Josh Stark

Great BBQ joint with a smoker up front. Outstanding food with friendly service. I always stop by whenever I am in Troy!

Deann Johnson

1st time being there and it was delicious, would definitely travel 365 miles to eat there again.

Austin Morgan

Amazing food great staff.

Amy Garabedian

My husband and I have eaten here quite a few times, the food is great, from the bbq, the sauces, to the sides. We've also had them cater a large picnic-style event for a couple hundred people. They did an excellent job and everyone loved the food. Service is always friendly, too. Thanks, Chef!

Ryan Lloyd

Talk about a great lunch or dinner!! The pulled pork is so out of this world and the fried OMG!!!! Hands down eat here! Super friendly staff and amazing freaking food lord have mercy!!!!

Don McLean

Fantastic lunch! It’s the real deal BBQ

Lauren Costa

Very fun atmosphere with seating both indoors and outside by the smokers. The meats are all great- very flavorful! Some of the sides were good (fries, cornbread, Cole slaw) not a fan of the potato salad (dry and over cooked potatoes). Plus they have beer and wine!! Definitely will be back.

Kevin Hurley

Best Brisket sandwich around, get it Sharks way.

Tammy Wilson

Good food. Owners are very nice. Prices are a little high. They have an awesome pulled pork combo for $10 that you can't beat.

Duncan Stevens

Love the bbq from this place!!

Andrew Bearre

Really good, not my fave bbq place is se Michigan but this is right near my house and very good. I'll be back. Have beer and wine which was a surprise.

Jason Butts

Best ribs in the area. This is good BBQ and you don’t have to drive to the south to get it. I don’t know why this place isn’t packed on the regular, they’re better than any of the other BBQ joints around. Their homemade spicy pickles and pulled pork are also very good, but I am hooked on their ribs. Will dine again!

Kalena Isaacson

THE best BBQ in the area! Great lunch specials, excellent meats, and a fun craft soda fountain! I've only had to wait in a long line once, but it is always worth it. (the pulled pork sandwich pictured was literally heaven, the bread was fresh, the meat was juicy, and spices were perfect!)

Monica Bradford

I loved sharks before it changed so I decided to give top hat a try and I am in LOVE. If I could eat the burger everyday I would. They added much more on the menu (but also took things off) so I decided to try their 1/2lb grilled chicken as well and it was very tasty with this amazing sauce they put on top. The flavors were on point and delicious . The staff is so friendly, and caring. Always making you feel very welcome. I knew before they changed that it was still going to be the same owner so if Sharks was amazing I knew that I could trust the chefs cooking. Over all one of my favorite places to get a bite. Will return as always!

ed s

I have had everything on the menu and I have One Word......AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! You will not be disappointed.....

Adrian Lebourgeois

Amazingly good, recommended the sandwich of the house!

Andrew Maynard

literally the best pulled pork sandwich I've ever had. I thought I had awesome ones I was very wrong. I'm too busy stuffing my face to leave a more detailed review.

Paul Krzyzaniak

Food is great and quick....they are changing their model in a few days..... I'm sad because I like the way it is. Sounds like rotational menu....

Jon Urban

Amazing BBQ and very reasonable price. Looking foward to going again soon.

David Wilson

Great food...a perfect place for pulled pork...the prices are reasonable considering the surrounding Troy community. Nice atmosphere, very helpful staff!!

Tony Gibson

Loved it when it was Sharks BBQ. The new premise makes sense for a lunch crowd, and the straightforward burgers were good, but nothing I would tell my friends to rush out and try.

Maurice Curry

My wings were super tiny but had an awesome flavor. Unfortunately I couldn't try any other menu offerings as I don't eat pork. I'm sure the meats are good though.

joe dalal

Best BBQ in town, hands down! I recommend this place for everyone. Great service, clean, and great quality food.

Chris Schuyler

Brisket sandwich is amazing and great service


Very good pulled pork.


Best spot for lunch! I split the 2 meat plate and 2 sides with my boyfriend, and we were not disappointed. We both felt satisfied by the amount of food, plus it was delicious. We also each got a beer and spent under $30! That's a crazy good deal for bbq & beer! Especially in Troy!

Bob Perrine

My favorite BBQ place in Troy, the owners are awesome & food is great.. it's the ONLY bbq place I'll eat in Troy. The beef brisket ALWAYS so juicy with a nice bark from smoking. I'm from the south & know bbq. Make sure to try the Mac & cheese, you won't be disappointed. Great eat in place with lots of room is so good it gets strapped in :)

Jason Moravcik

My new favorite ... I've never had a better sandwich!!!

jon doyle

Nice and clean place BBQ was made rite a1..

Isaac Chang

Friendly staff, awesome food.

Lost philosophy

They always treat my family and I great. I love this place!!

Katrese Moll

Amazing pulled pork sandwich, did not skimp on the meat at all

Heather Lange

The brisket was moist & delicious and the pulled pork had the right amount of smoke. I was a little worried that they only had one sauce but that worry went away as soon as I tasted it. Cornbread has whole corn & just the right cheese ratio. We ordered this for office luncheon & will be back.

James Hunter

Excellent BBQ and terrific sides. They also have pretty interesting fountain drinks. The owner is super nice & the place is really clean & comfortable to eat at. Sharks BBQ is only about 100 yards from my chiropractic office, so I have to utilize amazing willpower to not eat here daily.

Chris Pesola

One of best BBQ places around. Food is 5*****, I only gave it 4 because of the lady that runs the register. I only assume she is spouse or relative of the owner/chef, because she just doesn't want to be there. Very crabby. I went out of my way to tell her the key lime pie with Grand Marnier whipped cream was awesome and she barely gave me a shrug. I'll go back for the food, but will give her my money and that's it.

Daniel Cervantes

Great food good


This place is very tasty... Love their brisket but the sides aren't that amazing. The drink selection is nothing to sneeze at either.

Kevin Noens

Love this place great food and people

Robert Williams

1st visit, was for lunch. Quick and good. Enjoyed the brisket and pulled pork and collard greens were an excellent side. Will be returning when I'm in the area.

Daniel Leach

Friendly staff and a nice environment, the wings were great

The Mole

Welp this was my third visit to Sharks Bbq where they didn't have something on the menu cause it wasn't ready yet or they ran out.. It was around lunch time and they didn't have any ribs that it would take 40 minutes for them to be ready. One time I went around dinner time and they were out of chicken wings and not out re stocking or anything, just oh well, we are out of chicken.. That's not how you run a business.. They almost shutdown but luckily the Tophat burger joined forces with them rather than take over.. Makes sense.. What is a burger joint going to do with those huge smokers? They have great food and ribs when they have it and should offer some type of insensitive when they are out of an item or the item will take 40 minutes to be ready like maybe a free side or a sorry or maybe a fountain drink...

Ted Vulinovic

Let me say this really good bbq. Nice brisket and gumbo. The food is good i just wish they served larger portions. 0.5 pounds is not enough for this cowboy.

Don Sherman

Love the brisket. It's SO good. The sides are decent but can be hit or miss.

Matthew Ostrowski

Everytime I've been here the service has been prompt. The owner has been friendly and the food has been excellent. Perfect for work lunch, casual dates or hanging out with friends. Try the shark sauce on your sandwich you won't regret it!

Joseph Dear

Went for restaurant week. It was absolutely amazing.

Jason Beardslee

This place is awesome! If you haven't been, you need to go. Friendly, great food and great place. Very popular for lunch. Get the pulled pork sandwich special, you won't be disappointed! Also love the pork tacos, they are better than they should be and leave you wanting more.

Kathy Morgan

I love their pulled pork, and the environment is nice.

Toni McCormick

Changing- Previous review of Sharks was great. Great food, made in front of you and friendly service. Now that it is a burger joint... 2 stars if that. They changed a great BBQ into a burger shop, with rude people working the counter on a lunch rush. #Bringbacksharks

Steve Eder

Great Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Turkey. Good variety of sides and beer selection. Service is terrific, will definitely be returning soon!!!

Angela Maurus

Customer service is the most important key in running a business. You can always have a first timer come in, but it takes customer loyalty to have repeat business. If you have garbage customer service, I guarantee you will lose customers. Word of mouth is a funny thing. I work for a company that frequents here (about 160 employees currently and growing rapidly). Today between 3 of us we spent close to $60.00 here, only to have food missing out of our bag. We called and were going to see if we could pick up what was missing, only to have the lady yell at my co-worker. She kept insisting she put everything in the bag but we actually had a few items missing. She actually called paying, loyal customers liars.. (or thieves, however you want to see it). We have different people pick up all the time. This is only one department...she then asked for the manager and he told her he didn't have time to talk because of the lunch rush, and to call after. What is she supposed to eat for lunch then? At this point she asked them about a refund, since this was clearly going nowhere and they dismissed her request. We went in and got our refund but at the cost of being humiliated. They had an attitude that was ridiculous and the man looked like he wanted to punch her. At the end of the transaction the woman threw the change at my co-worker. Threw the change at her. Let that sink in. All because they couldn't fix an order that they messed up. Human error happens, but doing the right thing I guess is optional! What kind of respectable establishment does this after dismissing the fact that they did not put all of the food paid for in the bag. Bad experiences spread quicker with word of mouth, remember that next time you have a loyal customer call you expecting you to fix what you messed up.

Robin Mitchell

Great food! Hubby had the pork ribs meal, tender and meaty, with 2 sides. Love the cole slaw and collard greens. I had my regular fav, the pulled pork sandwich. Flavorful, tender and always generous portions. Made-to-order and friendly service.

Zenia E

This has become one of my top 5 lunch spots. Sharks has quality food at a reasonable price and everything is made fresh. Went there on a Saturday with a large group so my family could try it. Everyone loved it. Some got barbecue a some got burgers, some got salads. Menu had something for everyone. I got to try almost half the menu since we all ordered something different. Their burgers are on par with Red Coats. Their fries are potato pillows of heaven crispy on the outside soft on the inside. Brisket is always delicious. Also had the barbecue Mac and cheese with pulled pork, really awesome! I also got to try the beans, collard greens, and ribs. The ribs were the only thing I wasn't crazy about but it's due to my preference of preparation. The person that ordered them really like them. Their Greek salad deserves a paragraph of its own because it's amazing. Their grilled chicken is perfect it's not too garlicky it's not dry. The salad itself uses high quality produce. You won't see any iceberg in this it's mixed greens, fresh feta, delicious beets, and a vinegar lemon dressing. I can't say enough how good the ingredients are they use in this. I'm a Greek salad fanatic and I don't think anyone has a better one. They don't use traditional dressing but it's damn good!

Ryan Jones

Ive lived in Texas and Tennessee and Sharks brisket was the best brisket I've ever eaten!

Sarah Crook

From the moment we walked in the door to the minute we walked out we were greeted and acknowledged. I tried the taster plater and it was great! I definitely enjoyed the pulled pork, coleslaw and corn bread the most.

Solomon I Foster

Good service, good food. Really enjoyed the set up of the place, comfortable feel. S place where you can go get good food, have a drink and enjoy sports on TV

Ursa Minor

I had the pulled pork sandwich. Decided it was definitely worth coming back for. Brought a friend the next time. He had the gumbo. I tasted it and fell in love. Went and got my own. Oh, wonderful gumbo! And not only do they have a huge selection of locally made craft beers, they also have locally produced craft soda pop! Good service, nice people make it tops in my book!

Jody Rutt

New to the area and decided to give it a try tonight for take out. The Brisket and Pork were both moist and Smokey. The pork had a nice sweetness to it, probably from the rub used. Coleslaw had a nice mix of flavor and crispness from the cabbage. Cornbread surprised me, not a fan of spicy foods so I was a little concerned to see the possibility of jalapeños in it but to my surprise, not spicy but the flavor of the peppers was really present. The interior was really clean and well maintained. Will definitely be returning.

Brad McNab

Very cool place. I'm pretty picky about my grilled chicken. It was amazing! Tender, juicy, and flavorful. Staff was very friendly. And the building was very clean. Cool place to relax with good BBQ and a cold beer.

justin chinoski

Sharks is top 5 BBQ in Michgan. Melt in your mouth pulled pork. Family freindly atmosphere plus great suds on tape both Beers & Michigan sodas. If I am in a ten mile radius of this place im going.

Mike h

My new favorite restaurant in the Troy. I am originally from Texas and know good bbq And burgers. Great burgers onion rings and pulled pork sandwiches.

Lily Blakeney

I love this place! They have the best BBQ in Detroit and I'm used to eat good BBQ back in Texas. I highly recommend their brisket and fries.

David Curry

Get that brisket you won't regret it! Really good pulled pork and turkey also. Detroit cola and some choice beers and cider on tap also.

Justin Palmer

The pulled pork sandwich was good

Nate Poole

I came here when this first opened and wasn’t overly impressed. Maybe they were still getting their bearings. I saw an ad on Facebook and wanted to give them another try. I’m so glad I did!! This place is amazing. Every order, the owner was cutting, pulling, shredding fresh! The meat it literally fall apart. It’s fantastic! The sides. Sheesh. Cornbread. Mmmmm Mac N cheese is delish! Fresh, homemade bread and sliced fresh. Wooo weee! This place is amazing. Makes Dickeys look like a Burger King. Will be back. Many more times!

Angela G

We were in the mood for bbq and decided to give it a try based on great reviews and the pictures looking so good. We were not disappointed! I had the turkey breast with mac and cheese, and potato salad. It was all amazing.

Joshua Ulrich

Incredible brisket and pulled pork sides were on point as well

Tyco New

Being from the south I have had some very good BBQ. I'm pleased to say that this place is very good. I'm not a fan of some of the spreads, but the meat has been great and the bread, except one time, was fresh and delicious. Could do with a few more soda options and a peach cobbler in my opinion. I recommend

Sophia Marcolini

Sharks BBQ is amazing bbq! Brisket is my favorite. The bread is perfect for a pulled pork or smoked turkey sandwich. I love the pickles!

Cody Patterson

My wife and I moved to the Detroit area from the South, and after having Mission, Bad Brad’s, Slows, and Sharks. Sharks is by far the best. Their sauce is amazing, but you don’t need it! I have asked for burnt ends at the other establishments and the others simply don’t get it. Only Sharks does it right! Moist and full of flavor! Skip the hype and chain restaurant styling and head straight to Sharks for real BBQ. Even if you just want a burger and fries, those are amazing too! Thank you Sharks for saving us from having to go back home for good BBQ!

David-Chad Svenson

Great food, but a little bit pricier than I would want for this kind of food. It's worth it once in a while. I think the sides should be a little bigger to make the meals a little more filling and well balanced. The food and sides are great though! The Cole Slaw is one of my favorites (just there right amount of mayo, very fresh) and the ingredients do seem to be high quality. Their BBQ sauce is also really tasty with a minor kick of spice and tangy acidity.

Richard Beattie

I had a wonderful dinner there tonight with a friend. I enjoyed the brisket a lot and the pulled pork. And they had a couple of really healthy sides I like the collard greens they were beautifully cooked and very tasty and a side salad. The only thing that I wish is that the smoked turkey was warm at night because I love smoked turkey. But all in all I'll certainly be back again. It was a wonderful experience the food is incredibly tasty, the staff very helpful of the dining room is clean and nicely organized.

Glenn Bush

Very good barbeque

charles schlansker

The turkey is great but kept at room temperature so if you want it warm get in early. The rest of the BBQ was very good with the ribs still having a little bite to them which I think is a good thing.

William Slowey

My girlfriend and I tried a share meal this place to go. The Star of the dish was the pulled pork. 95% of the meat was excellent with great smoky taste. The homemade bread was great. The fries for me were to salty but she liked them. If we try again, we will just ask for less salt. The only thing good about the Mac and cheese was the pasta cooked perfectly. The taste was simply bad. We did not even finish it. When I paying for the meal, I had to remind the cashier for the sauces. His response was "oh, ya. Oops" We both felt that we received to little sauce for the meat. Overall, We would try the place again but this time we would eat in for more sauce. It is much better than some of the Franchise BBQ places in the area

Blair Bell

Best BBQ I've ever had and I use to live in Texas. The pulled pork sandwich with sharks sauce is everything you'd want in a sandwich. Now they have microbrews. Just an all around great spot for any meal. Nice staff too. EDIT 2019: Their burgers are excellent too.

Nathan Acord

Great BBQ! Best pulled pork/brisket sandwich you will find anywhere! So much more than just meat slapped on a bun and called a sandwich. Just a great all around local business!

Stu Kotowsky

The meats are killer and they all have a good smokey/saucy balance. The sides are really not that great, they take an odd approach to each item and add no-traditional seasonings that throw them off. Make sure you buy a drink, they have local pop flavors that are great!

Mark Watson

Some of the best bbq I’ve ever had


Top Hat is off the chart. The best Greek Salad with a really good Amish chicken breast. Super healthy. All homemade. And if you want the best burger in town, look no further. They still have all the BBQ stuff as well, so don't sweat it.....Family owned and super nice....Ohhhh, really good beers on tap too.....

Bob Stewart

Very good pulled pork and beef brisket. Can't wait to try the ribs. The fountain pop is from the Detroit soda company, different but a nice change from the standard coke/Pepsi options. Overall very good non chain BBQ. Only 4 stars because it is a little pricey. 10-15 dollars for a lunch per person.

Albendia Sherrod

The smoked wings and greens were good

Fancy Polak

Great brisket and good fries! They have beer too!

Max Alfes

Fast amd nice servics

James Koonce

Pork was good but a little salty, corn bread was very good but we didnt have any other meat. that was the 1st time we had been to sharks.

Kristina Giacobbi

BEST pulled pork and brisket. TRY THE BRISKET TACOS! You will NOT be disappointed!!

Don Durocher

Great quality and value


Pork and brisket tacos are out of this world delicious!

Leo Ronaldo

Loved Sharks BBQ, and quite frankly, couldn’t imagine it ever getting better. However, I am pleased to announce, they have done the impossible. Every time I go back, I am stunned by the flavor, quality, and atmosphere of the restaurant. This food is the epitome of amazing. Words simply cannot describe the joy I receive when digging into that juicy, tender, succulent meat. The staff was amazing, especially their incorporation of the whole family. The kids are always a pleasure to see and talk to. In addition, it is always great to see kids and students helping out, not at home playing video games. I love the idea of a family restaurant rather than a big restaurant chain with subpar food. Honestly this is the best restaurant in Troy. Thank you for serving the city this amazing food. ❤️

Mark Lewandowski

Been here once before and liked it quite a bit. Finally got back and wished that I had gotten back sooner. I had the pulled pork platter with cornbread and fries - excellent from start to finish! My wife had the beef brisket platter with beans and mac and cheese - also outstanding! Neither needed sauce but if you want to use it, it was very good and a bit on the sweet side. Both also come with a slice of fresh bread. This is real BBQ. They have several large smokers in front of the building and they are in and out watching the meats even in cold Michigan winters. All of the staff we encountered was very friendly and welcoming. I have been to some of the best BBQ places in the country and, right now, they stack up well against them. Nice to have them in our own backyard. We will be coming back often!

Devan Stevens

Delicious food with great, friendly employees! They gave great recommendations, too! Thanks guys!

David Knight

To pricey small portions

Britt Beatty

It's good. I've enjoyed all the smoked meats and the gumbo is as good as any I've ever had.

Raymond Natushko

The owner is super and nice. I like my bbq with more smoke flavor, but I’m not going to knock his food because he’s not just cooking for me. The cornbread is amazing!!! It’s dense yet light, sweet yet salty made to perfection. Real cheddar and corn in it. Best I have ever had. I had the sampler and loved it. The sausage was perfect. All the meats were fall apart moist. Not a single piece of dry meat. I also liked how he trimmed my meat a little before serving removing some of the fat. It may sound like a bad thing, but in the smoking world fat is used for taste and moisture. When it is about to go on your plate a little trim off the top is good. Just wish the portions were bigger. It’s the bbq place Troy needs.

Ferris Ayar

Best BBQ in town, hands down.


Visited to pick up a carry out order on Saturday evening. It wasn't very busy at all. The mac & cheese was amazing! I would reccomend everyone who loved BBQ to give this place a try. Even if you don't like BBQ it's worlth a visit.

Haidar Algazaz

Ordered tasting plate only got ribs and brisket. The brisket was ok but the ribs were hard and dry. I dont get how some of these places are highly rated. If your reading this review please save your money and go elsewhere and you'll thank me later. Btw this was a take out order and coming from someone who usually goes to slows even they are ok but they are miles better then this place trust me.

Rajendra Joshi

Excellent food, nice ambience and very cordial staff. One of the best pulled pork I have had. Was our first time but we already have plans of going back again and trying some other menu items.

Daniel Robinson

Don't doubt it's the best BBQ in the area. I had the pulled pork & brisket, served with house made bread & BBQ sauce. My girlfriend had the pulled pork sandwich which is easily the best deal on the menu for about $6.50. The meats are top notch and everything has a homemade touch. They also have some good beers on tap and local sodas on the fountain. Will definitely be returning!!

Arnoldo Cisneros

Place to go for Brisket around the area. Delicious.

DD Williams

Food wasn't even ok nothing like I expected

Matin Rahman

Pretty good beef brisket. Service is good. Place is very clean and organized.

Michael Thielemans

Tremendous hamburger. On previous visits, coleslaw had been good, but on May 9th the coleslaw had a decidedly funny taste. I was told it was no different than before. They should have taken my feedback more seriously.

Scott O’Neill

Very good food

Daniel Tyiran

I'd recommend Sharks to a friend. I have only 2 other places to compare Sharks to, Mission BBQ and Bad Brad's. I think the quality of food is just as good if not better. The part that I really enjoyed was watching the chef carefully select portions of the brisket that he was going to serve us. That amount of care is not usually part of restaurants like this. The big difference is that there are not as many options as the other BBQ places but what they do, they do it really well!

Matt klinkhammer

All I can say is damn. This place was really good, really nice and attentive staff. Brisket is 10/10.

Charles Nicholson

Always Great! The Gumbo is phenomenal!!

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