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King of the Grill

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4400 N Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906-2613
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Morrice, Michigan
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple times, it is OK. All meats are very dry and almost flavorless without the addition of BBQ sauce. They do have a couple varieties of sauces to choose from which makes it pretty good. Side are kind of bland too.

Thank Andrew B
Norton Shores, Michigan
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The exterior of the restaurant, appearing to have been a revamped fast food joint of yesteryear, deceives you (except for the siting of the bbqer in the back of the parking lot with smoke and strong bbq scent filling the air, and once inside though not much different than a common diner, the meal is extraordinarily excellent! The servings are... More 

Thank Gerald H
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I have eaten BBQ in Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and many other states and this place is just as good or better than some that I have had. You still can't beat doing it yourself but. I will be back when I come back to Lansing, Mi. And I do recommend you try the.

Thank Larry B
Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The beef brisket and pork spare ribs are amazing. The other meats and the sides, are not nearly as good. I usually stick to ordering these two meats to take home and pair with my own homemade sides.

Thank JonathanMarkey
Lansing, Michigan
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400 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I go to all the BBQ places in the Lansing area..is this the best..maybe not on some things..but for the money i think it is the best..reasonably priced and good sides...you cant go wrong...great place to put in big tray orders for groups

Thank s g
Rockford, Michigan
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253 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I love this little BBQ joint. The owner is super nice, clearly is a man of the faith that believes in Love, the Spartans, and good BBQ. I'm amazed whenever I have his chicken breast - great smoke and always moist. Whenever I work out of my Lansing office my seven year old begs me to stop. Cheap and good.

Thank Brian L
Lansing, Michigan
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

The pulled pork was good, but the brisket was fantastic! After reading multiple negative reviews on the sides, we only ordered baked beans, but we actually really liked them! The kids ordered Mac & cheese. It was super bland, but the kids liked it with salt & pepper added. There were no clean tables to sit at, but when we... More 

Thank jillybeanjks
Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Have been several times, they have many BBQ options, tasty and good portions. Have never had a bad meal and always have leftovers. Excellent prices - just don't expect any atmosphere or want a hamburger and fries.

Thank Kathleen B
Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome from the food to the owner. Fred is an amazing guy he comes and supplies food for our men's meetings at my church, twice a month... Awesome as well as in the restaurant is amazing as well a great bunch of employees and again the food is crazy good... I mean man I hardly ever sauce... More 

Thank AllanLeeWhitley
Lansing, Michigan
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244 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Good place, but sometimes, if you don't get there before lunch time, you probably are not going to have too many options.

Thank Aldmar F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4400 N Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906-2613
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
You can type King of the Grill, Lansing, MI into Google and they are on Facebook. Here are two links: http://dinemichigan.com/lansing-michigan-bbq/ and

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