• Holiday Meat Donation Reheating Instructions

    Each meal kit comes with:

    • 1lb of Ham
    • 1lb of Mashed Potatoes
    • 1lb of Stuffing

    Our recommended reheating instructions are as follows:

    HAM – Place ham in skillet on medium heat, place a small bit of butter in pan and cook until you reach your desired temperature.

    MASHED POTATOES – Place contents in a sauce pan, put on stove top. Mix in butter and milk as needed to reach a creamy consistency.

    STUFFING – Place contents in an oven safe dish add 1/4 quarter cup of chicken stock (or water) and mix well. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Cook for 10-15 minutes.


    If you do not have access to an oven or all of the appropriate equipment, the microwave will work fine. We recommend using your own dishes in the microwave. Heat each item 30 seconds to a minute at a time or until you reach your desired temperature.

  • Saddleback Thanksgiving Smoked Turkey Feasts 2020


    Only 1 month to Thanksgiving! Pre-Order your Thanksgiving Feast from Saddleback BBQ. We have packages for families of all sizes and we have pick up’s available on Thanksgiving & the day before. Giving you the ultimate in flexibility.

    Whole Smoked Turkey Package – $249
    Includes a whole smoked 15-18lb fresh Otto’s Turkey, large containers of Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes. A plentiful amount of Gravy and an assortment of Dinner Rolls. Feeds 5-8 people. (ONLY AVAILABLE for pickup Thanksgiving Day 11/26/2020 between 10 am and 1 pm OR 11/25/2020 Picked up Cold.)

    Half Smoked Turkey – $129
    Includes a half smoked fresh Ottos Turkey around 8lbs, containers of Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy, Sweet Potatoes, and an assortment of Dinner Rolls. Feeds 2-4 People. (ONLY AVAILABLE for pickup Thanksgiving Day 11/26/2020 between 10 am and 1 pm OR 11/25/2020 Picked up Cold.)

    NEW! You can now order just the turkey or just a half turkey! Both are available for pickup either Thanksgiving Day or the day before. $199 for Whole. $104 for half.

    Add on a Left Over Package to get DOUBLE the sides!

    All packages will come with reheating instructions that can be found on our website.

    Pickup is available at BOTH Saddleback locations. Just go to our online ordering page and select the location you wish to order from. Under “Choose a menu” select “Holiday Specials”. MAKE SURE to select the actual day you want to pick up. They are only available on Thanksgiving (Picked-up hot) and the day before Thanksgiving (Picked up cold).

  • 4th of July Feast

    For the 4th of July this year, we made a feast for the ages. Utilizing our pellet smoker for every aspect of the cook.

    Our centerpiece was a Tomahawk Rib Roast smoked to perfection. The 10lb roast was seasoned with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. We smoked this with Smoke Ring’s Oak pellets for about 3 hours at 250 degrees, until it reached an internal temperature of 120 degrees. We then seared it on a piping hot grill to help give it a nice bark. This gave us the medium-rare cook we were looking for.

    Seafood skewers consisted of half a lobster tail, scallops, shrimp, sweet corn, and lemon. We seasoned these with “Slap your mama” seasoning and brushed a compound butter on them throughout the cook. The compound butter was a blend of butter, green onions, Italian parsley salt, and pepper. We were looking for an internal temperature of 145 degrees, once we met our temperature we seared them on the hot grill.

    Scalloped potatoes were cooked in the same smoker as the rib roast. These were russet potatoes, covered with a sauce consisting of cream of mushroom soup, heavy cream, asiago cheese, Cholula Hot Sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic.

    The ladies made the strawberry rhubarb pie. They made a 3-2-1 dough (3 parts flour, 2 parts fat, 1 part water) the night before and put the pies together that day. They baked for 1 hour at 350 degrees on the Z Grill and turned out perfect

    Watch the video here!

  • 4th of July Bundles

    Saddleback BBQ is offering 4th of July Bundles! We’ve put together multiple packages that anyone interested in BBQ would be thrilled to receive!

    Gold Package

    • 1000c Z Grill Pellet Smoker Saddleback Matt hand picked this smoker as the only one he would endorse. It’s a versatile, well built, & easy to use smoker that is an incredible value. Our goal is to introduce more people to the art of smoking meat. Giving a new meaning to backyard BBQ. This pellet smoker allows you to use all wood pellets to grill like you always have with a new smokey twist. It also has the flexibility for more traditional bbq, with foods like, brisket, baby back ribs, pork shoulders, and almost anything else you can imagine.
    • Smoker Assembly
    • Grill Cover
    • Meater Bluetooth ThermometerOne of the coolest thermometers on the market. Just leave the probe in whatever you happen to be cooking and track the internal temperature on your phone. The simplest way to have a perfect cook every time ($100 value).
    • Saddleback’s Pork Rub
    • Saddleback’s Beef Rub
    • 12oz Bottle of Sweet & Savory Sauce
    • 12oz Bottle of Michigan Mustard
    • $50 Saddleback Gift Card
    • 40lb Bag of Smoke Ring Pellets (made in Boyne City, MI)
    • 20lb Bag of Z Grills Pellets
    • Free Delivery (within 10 miles)

    Now $899, very limited availability!

    Order Now

    Silver Package

    • 1000c Z Grill Pellet SmokerSame smoker as the Gold Package
    • Grill Cover
    • Grill Assembly
    • 12 oz Bottle of Sweet & Savory
    • 12 oz Bottle of Michigan Mustard
    • Saddleback Pork Rub
    • Saddleback Beef Rub
    • 40lb Bag of Smoke Ring Pellets
    • 20lb Bag of Z Grills Pellets
    • Free Delivery (Within 10 Miles)

    Now $799, limited availability!

    Order Now

    Bronze Package

    • 10002e Z Grill Pellet Smoker
    • Grill Cover
    • 12oz Bottle of Michigan Mustard
    • 120z Bottle of Sweet & Savory
    • Saddleback Pork Rub
    • Saddleback Beef Rub
    • 40lb Bag of Smoke Ring Pellets
    • 20lb Bag of Z Grills Pellets

    Now $639, limited availability!

    Order Now!

    *The Bronze Package does not include smoker assembly*

    Pellet Bundle
    • Sweet & Savory 12oz Bottle
    • Michigan Mustard 12oz Bottle
    • 1 Bag of Pork Rub
    • 1 Bag of Beef Rub
    • 1 40lb Bag of Smoke Ring Pellets (Made in Boyne, MI)

    The perfect bundle for anyone that loves all things grilling and smoking.

    Total retail value $49.95, only $39.95 for a limited time!

    Order Now!

    Gift Card Bundle

    • Sweet & Savory 12oz Bottle
    • Michigan Mustard 12oz Bottle
    • 1 Bag of Pork Rub
    • 1 Bag of Beef Rub
    • $25 Gift Card

    Total retail value $49.95, only $39.95 for a limited time!

    Order Now!

    If you have any questions about the bundles please email!

  • How to Reheat Turkey?

    How to Reheat a Thanksgiving Turkey

    Every Thanksgiving Saddleback offers a fresh smoked turkey. This inevitably leads to questions about how to reheat the bird for later use. We’re giving out our best tips, please use them and let us know what you think!

    Reheating a Whole Turkey

    1. Put whole turkey in deep aluminum pan
    2. Add about and inch of water
    3. (Optional) Put a small amount of chicken stock in the water
    4. Put in oven at 300F
    5. Check after 45 minutes, you’re looking for internal temperature of 165F
    6. If not done, place back in oven checking every 15 minutes

    Reheating a Small Portion (1/3lb – 1lb)

    1. Put sliced turkey in small sautee pan on stove top
    2. Put stove on medium heat
    3. Add a small portion of butter
    4. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or desired temp
    5. Enjoy!

  • Oberon Day 2019 at Saddleback BBQ


    Believe it or not summer is coming. That means Oberon is back!

    Oberon Day 2019 is March 25, 2019 starting at 11am at Saddleback BBQ Okemos


    We'll have three different types of Oberon from Bell's Brewery on draft. We're offering: Mango Habanero Oberon, Überon (barrel aged Oberon), and Oberon! We'll be offering flights so you can try all 3! 

    *Weather permitting we'll be opening the patio for the first time of the year!*

    RSVP on Facebook here:

    Food Specials for Oberon Day 2019 at Saddleback BBQ Okemos! Available for Pre-Order Online NOW

    • Oberon Chicken Sliders 
    • Smoked Turkey Beer Cheese BLT
    • Honey Uberon Brussels Sprouts
    • Esquites (Street Corn off the Cob)
  • Rewards & Loyalty Program

    Saddleback is happy to be offer our customers a Rewards Program.  We rolled it out in August of 2017, so there is a chance that you may already be signed up. The royalty program is pretty simple. When you make a purchase at Saddleback you are given the option to enroll in the program. All you have to do is enter your email address at the point of sale when completing your purchase.  If you use a credit card, your rewards program will be linked to that credit card. That way in the future whenever you use the same credit card you will automatically accumulate new rewards points and be given the redeem the rewards when you've accumulated enough points.  It's pretty simple and it's our way of saying, Thank You! 

    Saddleback BBQ Rewards Program FAQ's
    Confirm Credit Cards Email
    When you sign up for the rewards program, you must enter an email address at the point of sale.  The system will automatically send you an email to confirm your credit card. --- All you need to do is click the link in the email and it will link your credit card to their rewards program.  
    Any future time that you swipe that credit card, your rewards will be applied to your account automatically.  If you don't confirm your credit card, you will continue to earn points, but you won't be able to redeem your rewards.  If you're not able to redeem your points, it is probably because you haven't confirmed your credit card. 
    Mondays are TRIPLE REWARDS Points Monday's! 
    When you place an order on Monday's you will receive TRIPLE the normal rewards amount. That means that for every dollar you spend, you'll receive 3 points instead of 1! What does that mean? Basically that means that you will be getting 15% back for all of your orders placed on Mondays! That's a pretty sweet deal if we do say so ourself. 
    Welcome Email
    When you sign up for the Rewards Program you will receive a Welcome Email. The text of the welcome email is below: 
    "As a member of Saddleback BBQ Rewards, you will earn a point for every $1 you spend at Saddleback. When you reach 50 points, you can redeem those points for a discount on your future order. It's our little way of saying, Thank You!*
    Points have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash.  Point accumulation and the point value is subject to change with or without notice at any time. Catering Orders are exempt from the rewards program at this time."
    In the welcome email, you will also have a link to your rewards card. You can print off the card and use it to access your rewards account. You can also use the link to check on previous orders & view their rewards.  
    Online Signup Form
    Accumulation & Rewards Points
    Customers that are members of the rewards program earn 1 point for every $1 spent.  You are eligible to redeem your rewards points for free food after you earn 50 points.  The rewards program does not apply to alcohol or catering purchases.* 
    Check Your Saddleback BBQ Rewards Balance Here:
    To check your rewards balance use the following links and then enter the email address associated with the rewards program.
    If you have any questions just let us know by emailing
    Birthday Rewards!
    When you receive your welcome email to the Saddleback BBQ Rewards Program, you will have the option to sign up for our Birthday Rewards program.  If you sign up for the Birthday Rewards Program, you will receive a cash amount to use towards your birthday if you come and dine in our restaurant within 4 days of your birthday! 
    "When you sign up for our birthday rewards, we will place one $10 discount on your card. If you come in within 4 days of your birthday, we will automatically apply it to your check."* (As of 10/21/2019*) 
    Saddleback BBQ Carnivore Club Birthday Rewards from Toast do NOT work for online orders. They are only for orders placed inside the restaurant.  This is a bug in the system we hope gets fixed soon. 
    *The terms of this program are subject to change at anytime with or without notice.  There is no cash value for rewards. 
  • Oberon Chicken

    We have made claims in our first blog that we are a craft bbq restaurant. With the type of smokers that we use, making everything from scratch and using only the finest ingredients we believe that we deliver on that concept. Most regional bbq is usually influenced by what is typically abundant in their region. For example, Texas is known for their beef brisket due to their abundance of cattle.The Carolina’s and Georgia are known for their production of pork so they, in turn, brought us pulled pork and 2 types of sauce, a mustard based bbq sauce and a vinegar based bbq sauce.

    In Michigan, we have 2 things that we have in abundance that we can use in our version of bbq, craft beer, and our diverse agriculture. Michigan is host to some of the biggest and best craft beer breweries in the nation. From Bell’s, Founders, Dark Horse, etc. we are privy to some of the most flavorful beers around. From an easy drinker like Oberon to a full flavored stout like KBS from Founders to one of the top I.P.A.’s in the world like Two Hearted from Bell’s we can honestly say that we have some of the best beers in the world right in our backyard. Lot’s of flavors from the beer work really well in bbq sauce. Stouts can add a depth of flavor to a sauce unlike anything else. Hops from an I.P.A. work really well in bringing out spices in a spicy bbq sauce. Needless to say, we are fortunate to have a lot of options and we have a lot of fun trying to come up new recipes every day.

    Michigan is also home to the second most diverse agriculture in the nation and one of the biggest suppliers of tart cherries, blueberries, apples, carrots, etc. Who doesn’t love when cherries are being sold on the side of the road up north? I, for one, am a big fan of fall when apples come into season. Nothing like some fresh apple cider and donuts. Since both cherries and apples have a sweet, tart flavor profile they work really well in a complex bbq sauce. I really like a sweet and savory bbq sauce and those two fruits are the perfect backdrop to a great sauce.

    We have taken a lot of influence from the different regions of BBQ across America, but we also felt it was important for us to break out and do our own thing. Michigan BBQ. Since craft beer and our diverse agriculture really pair well with typical BBQ flavors we know that we can deliver on our promise of Michigan BBQ. Our first attempt at Michigan BBQ will be with Oberon Chicken. Nothing says Michigan more than Oberon, heck we even celebrate this beer being released with its own special day. As if we really need a reason to celebrate after not seeing the sun from late December to March. We think that the orange zest and the bitter finish work really well in a mustard based sauce and really enhance our smoked chicken. And nothing says sunny day more than Oberon beer and bbq chicken.

    Oberon chicken starts with our take on beer can chicken. We have a rack that we custom built for our smokers enabling us to produce about 10 chickens at a time (yes we take this very seriously). Next, we put a half and half mixture of our pickle brine and actual Oberon beer in each can to put inside of each chicken. This accomplishes a couple of things. First, the chicken will steam from the inside making it juicier than if you were to just smoke it. Second, the pickle brine makes the meat more tender due to the acidity of the brine. Thirdly, you can pick up a little of the beer and the brine with its sweet, tangy flavor. Next, we season each bird with a mixture of salt, black pepper, and thyme to offer a savory element. Lastly, we take our Oberon sauce that is our yellow sauce infused with orange zest, orange juice, and a little honey to round it out. Now I have to at least mention that these birds take a 2 to 3-hour nap in our smoker to get another flavor element to our chicken. Who said that chicken was bland? Definitely not this version.

    I mentioned earlier the term Michigan BBQ and in the next few months, we will expand on what that means to us. Next up will be our Apple BBQ sauce, so look for our next blog when we explain the process of making this sauce. It’s got a lot going on.

  • Smoked Saddleback BBQ Turkeys for Thanksgiving!


    If you need one, send me a chat message below and we will see what we can do.

    You can bake them, fry them, stuff them or baste them - but nothing beats Smoking them!! Let Saddleback Barbecue handle all your Thanksgiving needs.

    Let us do the cooking so you can enjoy some Lions Football. Our talented staff is preparing all of the sides as well as dessert so all you have to do is re-plate it and take all the credit. Everyone wins!!

    Only 30 Turkeys available and they will go fast. Order and submit your deposit soon!
    If you have any questions, Email:


    We get our birds from Otto’s Turkey Farm in Middleville, MI. These are fresh, antibiotic free, free-range turkeys who eat a diverse diet. The best turkeys around, in our humble opinion.

    Injected & Smoked Turkey's
    14 lbs- 16 lbs - $129

    House Made Sides Avaialable
    Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Mac & Cheese, and/or Stuffing.

    Dinner Rolls
    12 Detroit Made Hawaiian Brioche Rolls: $12

    Order now!

    Pickup for Turkeys will be scheduled between 9am - 11am on Thanksgiving. (Thursday, November 22)


    Scroll all the way down to "Thanksgiving Reservations"

  • Take Saddleback BBQ with you when you go up north this 4th of July!

    Regardless where your travels take you over the Fourth of July holiday, why not bring some of Lansing’s Barbecue to entertain with? Saddleback Barbecue is now accepting pre-orders for Pulled Pork, Chicken Quarters, Brisket and Ribs to be picked up on either Friday July 3rd or Saturday July 4th in the AM. We are also offering coleslaw, potato salad, mac and cheese and baked beans for your enjoyment.

    Smoker space is limited so reserve your food now! Orders must be received by July 1, 2015.

    To place your order call (517) 253-7556 or email