Authentic, Pit-Smoked BBQ
Baldy’s Smoked Meats is a fast casual barbecue restaurant and full-service caterer based in Saugatuck, Michigan. Our authentic BBQ is pit-smoked daily by George, our Pitmaster. George is a 5-time Pacific BBQ Association champion with more than 35 years of experience smoking meats. Baldy’s always makes its own rubs, mops, and sauces to ensure an exceptional BBQ experience day in, day out.
Baldy’s Full-Service Catering
Our team has a wide variety of catering options to serve the lakeshore, Grand Rapids, and the whole of West Michigan. Choose us for your next family gathering, corporate event, wedding, graduation, retirement party, holiday event, and more.
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Our meats are cooked low and slow daily so you're
never served day-old barbecue. Because of this, we do run
out of meats occasionally and may close early.
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Our smoker, the J&R Oyler 1300, or more affectionately known to us as ‘Lucille’, is a custom built smoker from Mesquite, Texas that holds 1800 pounds of meat per cook cycle. We choose this smoker because it is one of the only smokers that does not rely on gas to provide additional power. This smoker is fueled by wood and wood only. You won’t get any of the ‘gassy’ taste left by other smokers, instead, you will taste barbecue the way it was meant to be. Our meats are smoked using locally sourced cherry, apple, white oak, hickory and sugar maple, which gives our meat a unique, smoky flavor, without being overpowering. We are obviously proud of our giant, red smoker, that’s why we chose to prominently display it for all of our guests to see.