Grilling season is upon us! (Or, if you're like my husband, who's out there grilling in the snow, it's a year-round passion.)

If you don't want to do the work yourself though, where do you go to get top notch BBQ in Michigan?

READ MORE: Steak House Crowned The Best in Michigan has some suggestions! They sought out the top BBQ joints in all 50 states, recognizing that Texas and the Carolinas aren't the only states serving up stellar ribs, wings, brisket, and whole hogs.

Food & Wine shouts out these restaurants as the very best BBQ joints in Michigan.

  • Ricewood - 1928 Packard St., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ricewood Detroit
Ricewood, Facebook

A combination of Texas style BBQ and a taste of the Pacific Islands, Ricewood is serving up fresh BBQ meats over rice. You have your choice of Brisket, Pulled Pork, Szechuan Chicken, Pork Belly, Spare Ribs, and vegetarian options like Tofu and Veggie. Ricewood also has burgers, tacos, burritos, and other creative creations. There's another location at 245 N. Maple Road in Ann Arbor.

Vicki's Bar-B-Q Detroit
Vicki's Bar-B-Q, Facebook

Vicki’s Bar-B-Q is an old-school carry-out rib joint that's been in business for 60 years. The restaurant specializes in Charcoal Pit Smoked Pork Ribs, Smoked Rib Tips and Chicken, and Secret Recipe Fried Shrimp. Sides include Fries, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, and Southern-Style Potato Salad.

READ MORE: This Restaurant is Serving Up Michigan's Best Burrito

Park's Old Style Detroit
Park's Old Style, Facebook

Park's Old Style is another Detroit gem that's been around for more than half a century. A family business, Park's was started by the current owners grandparents back in 1964. You'll find Ribs, Wing Dings, BBQ Chicken, and Pulled Pork. Sides include Onion Rings, Coleslaw, Jalapeño Poppers, Potato Salad, Greens, Macaroni and Cheese, and Green Beans. Park's also offers desserts - in particular Food & Wine compliments the Peach Cobbler.

Nunn's BBQ II Detroit
Nunn's BBQ II, Facebook

After a fire destroyed the original Nunn's and sadly killed the original owner, Wiley Nunn, his son Al went on to open Nunn's BBQ II in 2006. Al uses his father's original recipes. The famous ribs cook on a 10-foot charcoal grill and then are added to the smoker with the special sauce that Nunn's is known for. Other items cooked that same smoker are rib tips, pulled pork, turkey ribs and rotisserie chicken. Nunn's also offers Perch, Catfish, Shrimp, and Fried Pork Chops.

16 West Michigan Restaurants Featured on National TV

West Michigan has a great foodie scene! Through the years, national TV shows like Food Paradise, Cheap Eats, and Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives have shot at West Michigan restaurants.

How many have you visited? Which local restaurants do you think SHOULD be featured on national TV?

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