Barrett's Smokehouse

4536 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo
(269) 323-3700

Recent Reviews

Nick Vander Wagen

Excellent food and service

Devin K.

Had the chopped brisket sandwich. really decent tasting sandwich despite it being a bit pricey. Juicy, flavorful and fresh. Shop had quite low inventory but they have lots of variety. Deli meat, candy, fudge, house wears, ect. Atmosphere is a bit lacking. Bare looking place, nothing special looking that sets it apart from the competition. Overall, a nice little place that has a good thing going. Just never knew it existed tucked away in a strip mall.

Jed wiley

Staff is nice, and the food is good

Jacinto Arreola

I walked in here expecting it to be a place that lacked everything from a smoke house from the location/appearance of the outside. I am pleased to say that I wasn't anywhere close to my assumption. This place has all kinds of smoked meats, cheeses, fish! Along with there kitchen which serves great smoked food and side. I had the brisket sandwich and I cannot stress enough of seasoning and flavor that this brisket had.

Elizabeth Coleman

The Hospitality was Great. And the Food was Very Good. Have to give 4 stars because, for the price the portion was not what I personally think it should be. Other than that a great place. With great food.

Eileen R.

We had the pleasure of grabbing lunch with my mother in law and brother in law today! They go every Wednesday for lunch and the staff knows them and their orders right away which shows almost a small town style attention to detail. You can walk through the very spacious market area which is filled with grab and go products to make food simple at home. They also have a great selection of spices and rubs, candy and baked goods. The counter is set up like a butcher shop and the cases are very tempting. The menu is a typical for a bbq joint. Pricing is almost completely under $10 and they have home-cooked sides and entrees too... mainly a lunch or to-go spot though in my opinion. SO delicious. Can't wait to go back

Brian Frahm

Stopped in on my way home from a conference in Detroit. Fantastic brisket sandwich. Delicious 3 cheese macaroni. If you choose the Arby's that is in the same parking lot you should check yourself into a mental institution afterwards. Oh, and the kid that rung me up was friendly and helpful.

Chuck M.

Wifey and I went back to try their smoked meat sandwiches. First the kid running the cash register was extremely stupid. Rang up things we didn't order. Then he kept running to the back to ask questions. 3 sandwiches and drinks 41 dollars. No way. We won't be going back. Thank goodness Dickies is down the street. Terrible experience

Sarah Strong

The food here is outstanding. It's elevated our cookouts to a whole new level. The service is wonderful. I can't say enough good things about Barrett's. I'll never buy Johnsonville brats again. Their Mac and cheese is the best I've ever had. And don't even get me started on their steak and they have stuffed or marinated chicken too!

Alexa Ulbrich

Great place for lunch and grabbing meat for dinner.

Trevor H.

I was seduced by a sign outside advertising grilled burgers. My first experience was a let down with microwaved sides and a dry pulled pork that I almost choked on. So you have to go in and buy a bun and add your condiments. You pay inside and the total came to over $12 for a deluxe burger, tiny bag of chips and a very small soda. Then a guy came out with a box with a sweet bun/lettuce/cold cheese/really cold chewy bacon/tomato slice. Then you add condiments, then you go outside for the burger. It's like there were too many steps involved. The burger was huge and seasoned well but because I put too many condiments on and the grease made it all fall apart. Strange place.

M.C I.

Best burger I've had in a long time!! These burgers have great flavor and are super juicy. They are a great size and more than fill the bun. Who likes a burger that doesn't fill the bun?? Not me! We had company over tonight for the Holiday and they were such a hit. I will be buying these again!

Richard Swenor

Strong recommendation on their sandwiches. The sides are pretty good, but the sandwiches are the real rockstars.

Valerie F.

An absolutely terrible place! My husband and I have only been here once before today-a year ago-and they served him a sandwich with plastic pieces in the meat. I hopefully returned today thinking it would be better. The salesman (older with gray hair) recommended the pork shoulder. We bought it at full price, immediately took it home to prepare and were met with a terrible smell. My sister figured it was bad meat juice on the packaging. When we opened the packaging the meat was clearly rancid. The smell filled our kitchen. We returned immediately with the rotten meat and the store associate said it was "not rancid" but she clearly didn't realize she was talking to someone with a culinary degree, Servsafe certification and connections to the Michigan Health Department. DO NOT GO HERE. Met with much disrespect and poor service.

kody bittner

Have been here quite a few times and never disappointed. The new sandwich menu is very good and the BBLT is amazing. The Ruben was very good as well. Very good smoked meats and coleslaw..mac and cheese is not very good however.

Laurie T

Heaven on my plate, highly recommend you stop in here if you love Quality smoked meats!

Robert Foltz

Got food poisoning after eating here. My dad said that they don’t even smoke the meats here- they do it at their sister location and transport the food over to this location. As a result, brisket wasn’t fresh, and I got horribly sick immediately after for about 2 days. Worst food experience in a long time!

Robert F.

Got food poisoning after eating here. My dad said that they don't even smoke the meats here- they do it at their sister location and transport the food over to this location. As a result, brisket wasn't fresh, and I got horribly sick immediately after for about 2 days. Worst food experience in a long time!

Becky H.

The best chopped brisket sandwich I've had in town. The brisket is always tender and juicy. So much that it soaks into the bun. I love their horseradish creamy sauce too! Slather that right into my brisket! The three meat platter was just what my no-carb eating husband needed. Smoked turkey, brisket, and pulled pork and all were cooked to perfection. We love their pea salad with egg and bacon! Give me a whole bowl of that please!

melissa molter

Omg... The ultimate chili with brisket is freaking amazing!! I just wanted to keep eating and eating it... They have a huge menu and I will definitely be back to try more. I also get lots of my meat at their market as well. Good variety!

Keith Johnston

Uh, why aren't there six stars available?! In town for a WMU hockey game and needed a place to eat before the game. My wife and I each had the 3 meat platter (pulled pork, smoked brisket, and smoked Italian sausage). My daughters had the chopped brisket sandwich and macaroni and cheese with pulled pork. Let's just say dad came away a hero for choosing Barrett's for supper! Great part was that the prices were super reasonable; 40 bucks for the 4 of us. Then we wandered over to their meat cakes and came away with smoked cheeses, summer sausage, cheese curds, and beef jerky to enjoy at home. Great staff and a great find - highly recommend!

justin zegerius

The chicken cordon bleu is great. Bakes up nicely.

Linda Santman

Awesome never had better food service was great

Michael Booth

Don't know I didn't go there I was at harbor freight

Destiny Salisbury

Food is great fudge is amazing

Linda B

Hubby and I did a little weekend bbq tour in the West Michigan area. We stopped here for lunch. I had a sliced brisket sandwich. The brisket was thick and stiff. I feel like we got yesterday's leftovers. Good brisket should cut with a fork, but I needed a knife to cut it. Another negative is that there are no sauces out to sample. You have to tell them which sauce you want and then they give you a little side of that. Hubby had bbq chicken sandwich; the chicken is cooked in a sauce, so you get no choice of flavor there. The sides were okay but not great. Their slaw tasted like it had horseradish in it, which is a big no-go for me. Any bbq place should have a decent mac and cheese as a standard side. Theirs is not standard. You have to pay $3 for it; that was too steep for me, so I chose the macaroni salad. I could be wrong, but nothing about it tasted homemade. Hubby said the baked beans tasted like they came from a can.The prices were high compared to other bbq sandwiches we've had. If you're heading north on 131 and have a ways to go, drive on and then make a detour into Drenthe for a stop at American Char.

John K

Did lunch, open face brisket with mashed potatoes and gravy was great. Others had bbq chicken sandwich. Also great. Prices are good service is good. They have a meat counter, freezer with various meats and they sell their brand of seasoning.


Stopped in for lunch on a Wednesday. No crowd at all. The place has a number of meats for sale for you to take home and a few other meat, smoker, jerky type items for purchase as well. I simply came to eat and was not disappointed it. The brisket sandwich was very good. The slices were thick and reminded me a bit more of prime rib almost, than of a traditional texas brisket, but the flavor was still very good. I also had mac and cheese with bacon and jalapenos. This was a little lite on the peppers and bacon which was a bit disappointing. I'd probably try a different side the next time.Overall, the service was fine, the price was reasonable, and the meats were delicious. I'm just looking for that delicious side to go with it.

Heather N.

Awesome smoked meats. Has amazing meat cases and store inside as well. Can get venison which is a plus. We also ate in today can get smoked meats by pound, sandwiches, and meals with sides. My favorite is the fall and winter menu with the smothered and covered. (Texas toast, brisket, mashed potatoes, another in scratch chili, and chedder)


Went to Barrett’s to get our holiday food for family. We always stop in and get some BBQ for big groups and Barrett’s never fails. A call earlier in the week to order our pulled pork, then stop in and pick it up and get some of their signature sauces, the spicy sweet is my favorite. Their sides are great, and grab some beef sticks for the ride home.

Dennis L.

My partner and I stopped in today for the first time. The store seemed nice with a little seating area off to the side. I ordered the Rib Dinner and my partner ordered the smoked meatloaf. We got beans and mashed potatoes as our sides. I've had much better ribs before. These didn't have a smoke flavor at all, in fact I kind of wonder if they were just boiled. The meatloaf was luke warm and the green beans were what I use to get from school cafeteria. Needless to say, we were disappointed. Especially, after we saw that the other location had over a 4 star rating.

Lois Summerville

Good food great service

John K

Our 2nd visit. The smokehouse flavor of the food is great. Had the open face brusque sandwich. The brusque flavor was great. On top of a thick toast with mashed potato and gravey. They have a store that sells various smoked meat and seasoning. Much more.

dan rosie

We were passing through and happened upon this wonderful place. Staff was very friendly, and helpful. While there we had a orange cream fudge sample which was delicious! Also grabbed a pound of the maple cherry jerky, honey bbq beef sticks, and a package of cinnamon apple bacon. All of these items were wonderful. I will definitely be stopping here whenever I am in the area again.

Dana Chambers

It was awesome. I had the brisket wrap with baked beans/sausage and potato salad. My wife had chopped beef brisket sandwich with queso dip and chips.

Kim Ballard

This place is for meat eaters. Or maybe it's THE place for meat eaters! The brisket (which can be purchased by ounces and pounds) will melt in one's mouth. Take out fully cooked or smoked food, eat in sweet meals, or take home and cook fresh, smoked, or frozen meats (and pies--okay, the pies aren't smoked; they're frozen.). The collection of jerky, fudge (yep, fudge), and wine adds to the charm (and can also be purchased). Some of the best bacon available, too! Give this place a try!

Nena M.

Love love love and did I say love? The smells when you walk in the door are amazing! The smell of beef really gets your mouth watering! Now for me, I'm picky! I grew up in a house with a taxidermist, Hunter and mountain man lol, so you have to know how to make some jerky, how to cut beef and how to cook your pork! Man does this place pass the freaking test! They have such a yummy selection of meats, steak, pork jerky, venison AND they have FUDGE! omg yes fudge! This place is super cool! You can even order a meal and it inside! They have a cute little dining area for just that reason! I love that they have treats for dogs too! And by treats I mean big huge bones! Lol Of you love tasty bbq, meats and jerky! This is the place to try!

J G.

I had this at a recent event and it was awful. The pulled pork lacked flavor and the mac and cheese with bacon was worse than deli mac and cheese.

Terry D.

I have eaten here at least 4 times and have left uninspired every single time. The service is awesome and the place is immaculate. However the food and prices are disappointing. Today I Had the brisket sandwich with sweet BBQ sauce. The brisket was dry, hard, and barely warm. This is my last attempt to will some good BBQ from Barrett's. Good luck to this Smokehouse. I fear this locale will be closed in 18 months.

Ken M.

Barrett's is to smoked meat what the Clash is to punk rock. Same basic concept just done better. Nice seating area to enjoy lunch. The brisket is pure meat candy. Great bbq sauce Incredible sides, aged steaks, huge jerky and fudge selection. Perfect fathers day gifts. If you haven't had this Kalamazoo treasure do yourself a favor.