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Bare Bones Barbq & Pizza LLC

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807 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-6601
+1 989-892-6830
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bay City, Michigan
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Bare Bones is mostly a take out business. It does have some eat in seating and does a nice catering business. The ribs are especially good. Chicken, pizza, gumbo and all kinds of sides round out the ample portions options.

1 Thank Sandra2D
Bay City, Michigan
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149 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

A shack in a parking lot...LOL...Kind of a cool place once you find it and try it. Ribs and all the BBQ is really good. side dishes are so good. A+ from a guy who is picky about BBQ

1 Thank BJ K
Aarhus, Denmark
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Great pulled pork. And great ribs. The atmosphere is so authentic and southern. Love it! And very reasonable priced. Definitely one of the most soulful places I've been. And great service too!

1 Thank AnneRanch
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Good ribs and chicken. Once you have eaten brisket in Texas nothing can come close to that. Friendly and clean. Good beans too.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bay City, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

They have good Ribs and Sauce, and they deliver. The Ribs have good meat on them and the flavor is very good.

1 Thank knaughfaulk
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

This is the first review I've ever left for any restaurant. I ordered up pound of brisket delivered.Never had brisket in my life this bad. It had no taste. It was overcooked. They say they make it once a month on the last weekend of the month its marinated and slow smoked over mesquite. Not only did it have any... More 

1 Thank Bill S
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

If you want some good soul food this is the place to go. Ribs are very good with homemade sauce. Fried chicken is just as good as the ribs

1 Thank jmaxson
Midland, Michigan
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168 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Let's start with the good - the ribs were sweet, somewhat smoky and very meaty. They're not cheap, but you get a lot of meat. Candied sweet potatoes were a daily special side and were tasty. Cheesy potatoes were another daily special side and they were gross. Not good at all. The corn muffin would have been pretty good if... More 

1 Thank Richard M
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

No-frills take-out with a few tables. BBQ pulled pork, ribs, and chicken. Pork sandwiches and ribs very good. Sauce pleasantly spicy. Will go again.

1 Thank maa-maa
Bay City, Michigan
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Side dishes are homemade, great sandwiches,, Other family members ate BBQ and declared it excellent,, their sauce is,unfortunately too hot for me.. , my favorite food is BBQ ribs and I cannot eat their sauce,, but the chicken and sides were excellent!! No frills place with great owners and staff.. smells are wonderful, emanating out the door as you walk... More 

2 Thank lin c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Pizza, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708-6601
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-892-6830
Charcoal grilled all year long. Down home cooking. Eight sides to choose from every day. Mesquite smoked brisket the last weekend of each month. Established in 2006. Closed on Tuesdays, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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