We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saddleback BBQ

1754 Central Park Dr, Suite G2, Okemos, MI 48864-1257
+1 517-657-2979
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (7 reviews)
“smoked meat” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1754 Central Park Dr, Suite G2, Okemos, MI 48864-1257
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (25)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first visit so we tried the "Sampleback". My Favorite was the smoked polish sausage followed closely by the pulled pork. The brisket had a little too much fat for me and I have never been a big fan of barbecue chicken so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed both of their places. The Okemos one has beer on tap, the original in REO town delivers you meal next door to the REO Pub...good smoked meats.

Thank gardnerm24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am on the Whole30 eating plan, so sauces on BBQ are out. Makes you appreciate well smoked and flavored brisket & ribs. Saddleback is my choice when doing work at MSU.

Thank Nether S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since we got rained out on our Corn Maize expedition. We decided to go to dinner. What a great decision to stop at The Saddleback BBQ joint. The gentleman helped us with ordering and answering questions....And yes. All their meats are gluten free. Also their...More

Thank denisemZ3288EL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, friendly staf, great food and drinks. The brisket is always tender and very tasty. The cornbread is also very yummy.

Thank Curious821382
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Saw Saddleback online and decided to try the place as good BBQ is hard to find here in the Lansing Area. Oh yeah there's Meat, but I hate waiting and don't want to take a chance of the things I want being sold out-- So...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed July 29, 2018

It's always great to have another independent restaurant in this area that is dominated by chain restaurants. So have been to Saddleback two or three times now, each time for takeout. The first visit was just days after they opened, so I cut them some...More

Thank Okemosian
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

I love the online ordering option. My husband loves the pulled pork, and I always go for the 1/2 rack of ribs. The sweet potato mash is my go to side, and I always pay for an extra large side of the red, sweet and...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Saddleback seems to be always full of patrons and I wonder why...it may be the only BBQ restaurant in Okemos. The food is good with a sliver of corn bread...crumbs it seems. The price is a bit stiff for what you get.

1  Thank Nomadic_Thoughts
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We ate here because of all the hype that food was great that it’s always jampacked. While it probably is the only barbecue place in Okemos, you do have the option to drive another 10 miles and you’d have great barbecue, i.e. Meat in Lansing...More

1  Thank O9843IDjenniferg
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Okemos
Residence Inn East Lansing
69 reviews
3.78 km away
TownePlace Suites East Lansing
119 reviews
3.88 km away
Gatehouse Suites East Lansing
126 reviews
4.11 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites East Lansing / Okemos
517 reviews
5.04 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Maru Sushi & Grill
124 reviews
.22 km away
97 reviews
.17 km away
Cancun Mexican Grill
107 reviews
.00 km away
Thai Princess
69 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Meridian Historical Village
21 reviews
.89 km away
Lake Lansing Park South
12 reviews
3.27 km away
Meridian Mall
29 reviews
.88 km away
Blue Gill Grill
14 reviews
2.87 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Saddleback BBQ staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1754 Central Park Dr, Suite G2, Okemos, MI 48864-1257
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Okemos
  • Phone Number: +1 517-657-2979
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing