Local Eats: Barney’s BBQ in Grass Lake brings simplicity and freshness

GRASS LAKE, MI — Barney’s BBQ is bringing some variety to Grass Lake. Owners Daniel

GRASS LAKE, MI — Barney’s BBQ is bringing some variety to Grass Lake.

Owners Daniel and Jenni Pratt opened the carry-out-only barbecue joint in August 2020 after closing Barney’s Family Diner in August 2019.

“It’s simpler for us to run and be able to produce high volume compared to what we were doing before,” Daniel Pratt said.

Everything is made from scratch including ketchup, barbecue sauce, buns, sides and all other sauces.

“Simple is really what we wanted to go for,” Daniel Pratt said. “Do a handful of meats and do them as best as we possibly could.”

The restaurant does ribs, pulled pork, chicken wings and pork belly in the smoker. The meat for burgers is ground in house.

A popular Barney’s tradition is Chinese night. Daniel Pratt usually does it at least once a month, usually on Wednesday or Thursday, and he hand rolls the egg rolls.

“The biggest attraction people have to our Chinese is the freshness,” Daniel Pratt said. “Our hand-rolled egg rolls, our fresh fried rice and a couple of proteins and all the sauces that I make all in house.”

Barney’s BBQ, 108 E. Michigan Ave. in Grass Lake, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 517-522-3444. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/BarneysBBQGL.

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