BEST Barbecue in Northern Michigan

Brutus, MI


Located in Brutus, MI

“Even a Texan would drive this far north to experience the best bbq.”


The Rusty Saw North in Brutus offers the traditional BBQ dishes – ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, brisket, sausage – along with some unique burger combinations like brisket patty topped with brisket, cheese and sautéed onions, a pork patty topped with bacon, pulled pork, sautéed onions and cheese… We offer sandwiches, salads, and wood burning stove cooked pizzas that have a BBQ twist – like one with brisket and one with their smoked sausage. The side options for the BBQ entrees include green beans, brisket baked beans, Carolina slaw, red beans and rice, and dirty rice. Our ribs are made two ways – the Friday night special with a Michigan Cherry BBQ sauce, and the Saturday night version with our house Memphis style dry rub.

Yes, We have a full bar with 18 taps of Domestic and Craft beer and a great selection of spirits and cocktails.

Rusty Saw North isn’t just a good “Up North” restaurant, Rusty Saw can fit in anywhere and be consider great Michigan BBQ. We are near Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Alanson & Pellston.






3459 US 31
Brutus, MI 49716




Tuesday 4p–10p
Wednesday 4p–10p
Thursday 4p–10p

Friday 4p–10p
Saturday 4p–10p
Sunday 4p–10p


Checkout out our menu by clicking below. You will be directed to a PDF version of our menu. Feel free to print it out and tack it on your refrigerator. If you want to place an order via phone, simply call 231-529-6574 during operation hours, and give us about 20-30 minutes before stopping by to pick up your order.



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