Welcome to Sparks BBQ

We are Traverse City’s ONLY restaurant specializing in authentic pit-style BBQ. We proudly serve handcrafted BBQ powered by our 100% wood powered smoker. We have no stove, no oven, no microwave, no flat-tops, its either cooked in our smoker or its served cold.

Your Pitmaster, Dean Sparks

traverse city's best bbq
traverse city's best bbq



Famous BBQ Sundae
coleslaw, beans, pulled pork, and BBQ sauce layered in a cup and topped with our famous beef jerky$11
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Pitmaster Mac 'N Cheese
smoked meats, house cheese sauce, and BBQ on elbow macaroni$12
SParks BBQ NachOs
coleslaw, beans, pork, and sauce$12


All Sandwiches are served on old mission multigrain buns and come with tortilla chips
Pulled Pork
Pulled pork
pork shoulder rubbed, slow-smoked to perfection then hand-pulled to order, topped with house coleslaw & BBQ sauce. Available in a single or double meat portions$8-$14 dbl. meat
rubbed and slow-smoked in our wood-burning smoker, sliced and sauced with our homemade brisket sauce. Available in a single or double meat portions$10-$16 dbl. meat
Pulled Chicken
seasoned and smoked chicken quarters, hand-pulled to order then sauced$8
slow-smoked pork belly, sliced, topped with arugula, tomato and garlic mayo served on Zydeco Bread$9


All Plates served with Beans and Coleslaw, tortilla chips and a pickle
Brisket Plate
1/2lb of slow roasted beef brisket, sliced and sauced with our special brisket sauce.$18
Ribs Plate with Dry Rub
half or full slab of baby back ribs rubbed with our rib seasoning then smoked to perfection in our wood burning smoker.  Served dry rubbed, add sauce for $1.00 $18-$29 
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Pulled pork
1/2lb of slow smoked pulled pork with your choice of Hot or Original BBQ sauce$15
PULLED chicken plate
1/2lb of slow smoked dark meat chicken with your choice of Hot or Original BBQ sauce$14
2 Meat Combo
1/4 lb of two different meats of your choice
Pauly's Hero PLate
1/4lb beef brisket & pulled pork , 4 rib bones, beans, slaw, chips and a pickle$25


Pit roasted Beans
Creamy coleslaw
Broccoli, bacon, blue cheese, scallion slaw
PIG Candy
Famous Beef Jerky
$6 per 2oz.


Coke, Diet Coke, Mexican Coke, Sprite, Mellow Yellow, root beer, iced tea, lemonade, sweet tea$2
mexican coke
bottled water

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