Hogzilla BBQ Smokehouse And Bar
889 W Columbia Ave b, Battle Creek, MI 49015, United States
Review №1

To say this is the best smoked brisket in Michigan would not be far fetch. Serious grub and the sauce was awesome. Definitely hitting them up every time I drive by battle creek, which might become more often now! Thanks for the great service and delicious food.

Review №2

Nice people who are very helpful!It was a 1st for us. The kids love it!Pictured is pulled pork with Origional BBQ sauce, potato salad, and BBQ baked beans... with a side of Hot BBQ sauce.We got enough servings for 8 people... 3lbs of meat, and 2lbs of sides. It is eat in or carry out.**Gluten Free food.** >Caters, too!

Review №3

Awesome as usual. Can never get over the incredible flavor of burnt ends. Add some pulled pork and ribs with a side of baked beans and mac and chees... the whole family had a great dinner and everyone asking for seconds (IF THERE WAS ANY LEFT :) )

Review №4

Yum! Their greens here are just awesome (when they have them available). I highly recommend the beef brisket or pulled pork as well. Perfectly cooked, tender, and juicy.My favorite stop for lunch when I go to Battle Creek.

Review №5

Not many BBQ smokehouses can match up to the food that Hogzilla does. You can tell that they are very experienced, professional, & organized to consistently have as much food as they do with plenty of options across their menu, but unlike most other BBQ joints, they don't compromise their food quality in any way to cut expenses and they don't prioritize their bottom line over their food quality either. It can be hard to find an establishment that provides a full menu with top quality food for a reasonable price, but Hogzilla is one of the places that provides both along with great customer service. Most of the best smoked meat that I have eaten comes from a home cooked/smoked meal prepared by experienced BBQers or myself, and I have yet to find anywhere other than Hogzilla in Southwest Michigan that can match. All around 5 stars, 10/10, the creme de la creme!

Review №6

Food was good.the restaurant itself could have look a little better.

Review №7

I was touring Battle Creek on business awhile back and needed food. Hogzilla was located a few miles out of the downtown and was convenient to find. The interior felt a bit bare, but it was warm inside. Only one other table was seated, a pair of men with a baby. The food here was delicious and in my experience, extremely well priced. I had the pulled pork which was flavorful and the beans which were great. The two men both ordered a shot of fireball. It was a Thursday at noon but they said they were having a rough day, which is understandable in these times. 5/5 would eat here again.

Review №8

It was my first time at Hogzilla and we ordered brisket and coleslaw. The food was excellent but they ask that you wear a mask in, that's great but I get in there and he is mask free, serving food! That's a no go for me, we won't be back. What a shame that they don't show their customers the courtesy they ask the customers to show them.

Review №9

Amazing, and delicious. The best brisket and chicken I have ever had I ordered online and it was ready quickly, and they brought it to my car (no contact, payed online with debit). Very friendly and the most amazing meat ever!! I highly recommend!!!

Review №10

Brisket was amazingly bad ! From Detroit area and had way better cooked on a corner there . And the greens should have been called steams that's pretty much all I got with the bones !

Review №11

Great food. We have been there in November 2018. Very friendly.

Review №12

Food was very good but the dinner rolls were hamburger buns, not rolls. No big deal except they were MOLDY. Great food otherwise.

Review №13

Good choice for BBQ in Battle Creek. Not the best i have had but for B.C. it will do.

Review №14

The server was great but the food was fair at best.

Review №15

The Battle Creek one is incredibly delicious, all sauce are great as well

Review №16

The food at Hogzilla is always hot and fresh. All of their meats are top quality. I think they have some of the best sides around. The mac and cheese is delicious. The beans and coleslaw are great as well. The ribs, turkey and brisket are my favorites. The staff is fast and friendly, I have always had good experiences here. Whether you need a quick sandwich for lunch or dinner for 50, This is your spot

Review №17

Great. Love the curbside service.. smoked chicken on point

Review №18

This is a fantastic choice for BBQ - the meats were great, with honest flavor on their own and good sauces for variety if you want. The sides we had ranged from "pretty good" to "great!" The staff was friendly and helpful. The prices were fair too - it isn't cheap, but I felt like we absolutely got our money's worth (unlike with some other BBQ places). Hogzilla is definitely on our list, and we will be back next time we are in town.

Review №19

This place is amazing! I can't say enough on how good the mac n cheese, potatoes, and the meat. Side dishes had the same care and detail as the main dish. Beef brisket sandwich didn't need any sauce and it was incredible. Tender, great flavor, bread choice was soft but held up strong with some sauce added (just a little of the normal). Truly a gem in the city. Also offered military discount so my guys spent a bit more for the mixed drinks and such. Wish he was local in WI.....

Review №20

Ordered Hogzilla bbq from delivery.com today. I actually ordered it last night and order went through but it never showed up. Apparently I ordered it to close to closing time and they just dumped the order. Anyway, I did order today and received fine. Ordered pound of brisket, 1/3 pound of sausage, and some pulled pork. It was all dry as hell, not warm at all. Sauce was ok and the flavor of the meat was ok but just being cold and super dry was a deal breaker. Probably won't order it again. I gotta believe it's difficult to provide quality bbq especially when delivered. This food delivery thing is not panning out to be very good. It's all high in fat, salt everything and my gut says please, no more.

Review №21

Amazing bbq, everything home-made and sourced locally. The owner is hilarious and is really committed to making great, fresh food!

Review №22

Always a fulfilling meal when I can enjoy Hogzilla.

Review №23

We have catered from Hogzilla a few times. Our last experience we needed food for a Sunday party and they were extremely gracious and had it ready for Sunday even though they typically aren't open. Their bbq is fantastic and their potato salad is some of the best I have ever had.

Review №24

It was pretty good food wise. The portions for the price are alright and I got my fill and I'm a relatively big guy. The potato salad is great and the sweet sauce is fantastic. The mac n cheese is a little weird but not terrible.The service was also pretty good. The server was kind, pretty quick with getting stuff for our table even if we did sit outside. Everything was clean and tidy and I love the atmosphere with the large bar area. I would recommend eating here if you want decent local barbecue at a sit-down place. They also have take-out available.

Review №25

5 Stars! Hogzilla BBQ Does Worthington Big Franks better than the 4th Of July of Sabbaths, on Heaven's Sea of Glass.

Review №26

After a long day at a wrestling tournament our whole group was hungry. We came in with a big group and really took up all of the seating. They have a great selection of meats and sides. Lots of choices. Was very happy with my ribs and pulled pork. The owner came out to see what we all thought. You could tell how proud he was of his product as he should be. Delicious. Thanks!

Review №27

It's a small place, but it's really comfy. They serve top notch BBQ. Had the Pulled Pork Sandwich, and really loved it. They have a few different sauces to top it with. The fries were amazing and the iced sweet tea was good. Overall, great experience!

Review №28

I was driving through the area and looked up a barbecue place in this popped up. Stopped in with a friend and had the brisket and ribs. The ribs were a little dry the day I went I mentioned something to the waitress who was helping us. I came back 5 days later brisket and burnt ends. they were both really good as strongly recommend brisket. Moist and tender.

Review №29

Oh man! This little mom and pop place is a diamond in the rough. The people here are not overly welcoming but may be because they have high school kids running the front but still respectable. The food was AMAZING! the ribs...WOW! And the mac and the wings, I mean...WOW! The potato salad and the cornbread and the greens! Everything was so flavorful! I wish they would get a loan from a bank and open one in Columbus, OH. Please come to the rival state, we may be able to make friendships between the Buckeye and Wolverine states over this eatin'!

Review №30

Stopped in here while we were camping at Fort Custer. We were not disappointed! The BBQ was some of the best I have ever had.

Review №31

Ohhh momma! Beware of the beans, they're amazing - but spicey. And the mac-n- cheese???? Totally drool worthy!

Review №32

Meat was good, corn bread was not fresh and was cold

Review №33

Have yet to have a bad meal. Some I like more then others, but never bad. For one little lady working the tables, service is outstanding if you are understanding!

Review №34

This place is delicious, exceeded all expectations. I've been looking at this place for years and never went until today, placed an order to go over the phone. The staff was friendly during the order taking process. The aesthetic of the inside is nice and appropriate for a bbq place. The girl with the pink hair was extra nice, and the food was out of this world. I got a pulled pork sandwich and after I ate it I felt reborn. I've never felt so full and felt the need to keep eating, I just didn't want to stop. They're going to keep getting my business from here on out. Everybody needs to try this place.

Review №35

Wonderful service.Most smoke houses, the meet is so so greasy .But hogzillas is all taste and nearly no grease.I love it. Thank you

Review №36

Rib tips are excellent!!! Very happy with service.

Review №37

Hogzilla BBQ Smokehouse is a little unassuming place with great smoked meats and sides. You.will not be disappointed. It's worth the trip to Battle Creek. !

Review №38

Food is ok. Decent prices. #GordonRamsay needs to drop in and help revive this place. You can tell the decor hasn't changed in decades, metal on the chairs haven't been polished in ages, windows were so foggy you could hardly see out of them and their giant dry erase board with their liquor specials really stated that they're looking for alchohol sales than they are trying to push food.

Review №39

Very good food, ice cold water, alot of beer options, good price. I did the all you can eat Buffett and didn't regret it.

Review №40

We stopped in after hitting Binder Park Zoo. The food was great, we enjoyed everything we tried, including pulled pork, brisket, mac n cheese, baked beans. My wife really liked the memphis sweet bbq sauce. Cornbread was amazing. Service was prompt and friendly, and well worth trying out. I recommend anyone to stop in for great BBQ.

Review №41

Food was ok, staff were always busy bisiting with each other and facility is in need of a lot of repairs.

Review №42

Solid buffet..pulled pork was great, along with all the homade sides.

Review №43

Great food and friendly people run it. Unfortunately they don't plan well and tend to run out of things. Love the sauces available for the ribs. Free parking on the street next to the restaurant. Outdoor seating only under canopy with picnic table seating like you're at a real BBQ. Prices are a bit high but the food is excellent.

Review №44

The owner is super nice and personable, the wait staff is awesome. The food is amazing absolutely hands down the best barbecue place I've ever been too. If you love barbecue this place is a must.

Review №45

Got the brisket, chicken and coleslaw was to die for. Juicy, huge portions will be going back for sure.

Review №46

My friend was asking if I had ever eaten at Hogzilla BBQ Smokehouse so I knew that's where he wanted to dine. So I drove him there and he ordered an entire rack of BBQ ribs! Fortunately he had some left to take home for another meal! Excellent experience for both of us!

Review №47

Great food friendly service and they even have specials. Also much of their food is gluten free for those of us that have that concern.

Review №48

This place is delicious. It looks like a hole in the wall, but the food is great. The staff is knowledgeable about the ingredients of the food. If you have food allergies, the staff is super helpful. It's not a place to go for atmosphere, but it's 100% a place to go for good food.

Review №49

The food is average. There is more of a focus on large quantities for catering. The individual items are not worth the price for the portion or quality of food. I've had much better value at other BBQ establishments in the area.

Review №50

Tasty food. Creamy potato salad. Very tender and juicy pulled pork and brisket.

Review №51

Great service, great food and a cool bar.

Review №52

I give this place four stars, and that even after living in Texas for several years. Staff is friendly, prices are reasonable and the BBQ isn't half bad (considering it's in Michigan). This is a small place. Reason for only four stars: the food is slow to come out (worth the wait) and the beer is a bit over priced ($5 bottles). All in all, I'd highly recommend.

Review №53

Ducking amazing! Food, drinks and service was wonderful.

Review №54

We were going to try the wings, but on game day you have to get there earlier than we did. Still, we ordered ribs and I had no disappointment. The food here is outstanding. They had a BBQ buffet that looked like heaven, but we were getting take-out. The woman who helped us was really down-to-earth and friendly, which supported the neighborhood atmosphere of the place.

Review №55

The waitress was fun and got our food to us fast! Will go back for lunch if we are back in town!

Review №56

Great tasting barbecue for a fair price. Their brisket is very tender and delicious. There are a variety of main course items and sides available. The employees are always friendly and provide reasonably fast service. You can eat inside or outside if it's warm enough out. I believe they have a buffet at certain times on certain days.

Review №57

Love the Cajun catfish make macaroni and cheese in cheese bread

Review №58

Food is always delicious! People are friendly as well.

Review №59

Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow for not being busy, but I would go back again.

Review №60

They have a good selection of food on the menu. And if you are gluten sensitive they have the GF free items labeled. Great atmosphere and wait staff. I would definitely recommend it.

Review №61

Nice helpful service⚘. Ribs where good with a nice size portion but a little tuff. But overall it was a good value and and a nice experience to go there

Review №62

Good place get alot of food compared to other bbq places

Review №63

Wow!!! Amazing BBQ!!! Better service!!!

Review №64

Hogzilla is THE place for brisket. Holy moly the flavor pops, meat tender and juicy. Pulled pork is delish. Fast service. Friendly staff. Clean dining area. Great prices. The 4stars app for discounts based on money spent is awesome. I've racked up 4 deals so far. Stop in for an outstanding experience in flavor.

Review №65

Mac n cheese was amazing... get liquor here, the water was awful. Haha. Our waitress was nothing but friendly with smiles.

Review №66

I had the beef brisket with side salad, bbq beans, and corn bread. Everything was delicious. Waitress was attentive to our table and friendly. We will definitely eat here again.

Review №67

Great Authentic BBQ. Loved the burnt ends and pulled pork. Mac and Cheese was great. Best in area - by far. Love it!!!

Review №68

Beef brisket was awesome service was fantastic.

Review №69

Really awesome BBQ. Best place in Michigan for BBQ in my view. I really reccomend stopping for a bite to eat at Hogzilla.

Review №70

We always try to stop while in the area!! Great food, amazing sides, smoked delicious meats! They also serve Michigan beers! And they cater.

Review №71

Best tasting turkey sandwich in the business! Side: BBQ spaghetti all day long!

Review №72

Staff was very friendly, place smelled great. Got a family pack, the brisket was a little dry, the beans were kinda hard, and the Mac and cheese was soggy. All of it tasted good, just a little different than I expected. Definitely will try it out again, today was my first experience there.

Review №73

Let me preface this review by saying that my husband and I are Bbq people. We travel a lot and seek out the best bbq joint we can find everywhere we go.We ordered the Beef Brisket, Bbq Beans, Mac N Cheese, Potato Salad and CornbreadThe potato salad is excellent. The Mac N Cheese is okay. The beans are sub-par and taste like normal beans were just thrown into a vat of sub-par bbq.The cornbread is the consistency of cake and lacks flavor.And then theres the brisket. The Bark flavor is not terrible. Not great but not terrible, however it is nearly non existent. There is NO smoke ring, and the fat has not rendered at all. The flavor is barely there, and although it is tender, it seems more like it has been sitting in a vat of beef broth, than that it was properly smoked to attain the tenderness.Overall a huge disappointment. Will not be going back. As far as I am concerned if a bbq establishment cannot manage a decent brisket and cornbread, there is no point returning for further dissapointment.

Review №74

Was ok bot the greatest bread was real dry and meat iver cooked and they were out of alot of Menu items

Review №75

I'm from Memphis, TN and I love that I found Hogzilla. Its definitely not "Memphis BBQ" but it is really really really good BBQ. The sauces are fantastic and the staff is friendly. AND THAT MACARONI AND CHEESE. woah. so happy to have great BBQ nearby. :)

Review №76

Not bad. Burnt ends were a little too salty for my taste. Potato salad, corn bread, and Mac n Cheese were a forgettable experience. Service was good.

Review №77

This place needs more then 5 stars the pulled pork and brisket are just mouth drooling the portion sizes blown us away! The price you cant beat! Friendly staff! You need to try this place!! Hands down the best BBQ my husband and I have had in years!

Review №78

This is your mommas mac n cheese! Best bbq around!

Review №79

Visited for my first time yesterday. Staff was very courteous and helpful and I'd even say genuine. I had the brisket, pulled pork and sausage with hot and mild sauce on the side. Food was simply amazing! Warning...the hot sauce is actually hot but delicious! I also tried a couple of the craft beers and they were served cold and were great! I will be a return customer for sure!

Review №80

Awesome food! Good pricing for a savoury meal

Review №81

Food was hot. It was very good.

Review №82

Good stuff, cheap beer, great service. Can't beat it.

Review №83

Great food big servings friendly staff clean cant wait to go back

Review №84

Just popped in for I little bite. It was amazing. Will be back on our next trip to Michigan. From Roanoke Va.

Review №85

We just moved to BC were told bout this place its just the best a good selection of sides all the meat is very tender. We have ordered twice from their. Heidi & Charles

Review №86

Great food and service

Review №87

Meat was dry, but staff was nice

Review №88

Excellent food only reason I rated a 4 was because they were out of several things on the menu. Food was fantastic I will still recommend.

Review №89

Incredibly tasty food and friendly service!

Review №90

Really good BBQ, priced right and good sized portions. If you leave hungry it's your own fault ...

Review №91

Awesome. When I don't feel like cranking up the smoker

Review №92

Very good BBQ and great service

Review №93

Just plain good smoked meats, good spice, good sides, served simply and casually like barbecue ought to be!

Review №94

Without any sauce the bbq will leave a very weird and pungent after taste in your mouth. Get the sauce.

Review №95

A little pricey but the food is great...

Review №96

If you love BBQ go somewhere else they use cheap meats and charge premium prices

Review №97

The food and service are excellent at Hogzilla. Been going there with my wife for several years now and never had a meal that wasn't great. Dining at Hogzilla is a unique (in a good way) experience.

Review №98

Had the pulled pork. Service was great. Food was okay

Review №99

Awesome sauces pork and really great wings. Get the wings naked.

Review №100

Got a gift certificate from my brother in law so I ordered lunch and all I can say is WOW! The mac n cheese was fabulous, the sandwich was over flowing with BBQ Pork ( love the BBQ SAUCE) and a bag full of hot fries! Great job Hogzilla! Thank You for a perfect lunch!

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4.5 Rating
  • Address:889 W Columbia Ave b, Battle Creek, MI 49015, United States
  • Site:http://www.hogzillabbq.com/
  • Phone:+1 269-660-6225
  • Barbecue restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–8PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–8PM
  • Wednesday:Closed
  • Thursday:11AM–8PM
  • Friday:11AM–8PM
  • Saturday:11AM–8PM
  • Sunday:11AM–8PM
Service options
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Dine-in:No
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Transgender safespace:Yes
  • LGBTQ friendly:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
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