BBQ at Saline Downtown Diner

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I ventured out of (my beloved) Ann Arbor and reviewed a restaurant in Saline. My most recent was my review of Detroit Dog Co. earlier this year (which reminds me… I need to make another trip there soon! Mmm, hot dogs.)

Well, here is another review from Ann Arbor’s neighboring town of Saline, for Saline Downtown Diner.

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I hear SDD cooks up a tasty breakfast menu six days per week, but they also offer homemade BBQ dinners every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening (call ahead to make sure they’re operating if you’re making a special trip!).

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After seeing Chow Down Detroit’s RAVE reviews of SDD’s pulled pork, I absolutely had to check ‘em out! I ordered the Pulled Pork Platter which came with two sides and a piece of cornbread.

The rave reviews were much deserved, because SDD’s pulled pork was fantastic! Tender, flavorful, moist, plus a heaping portion! My only critique would be that I prefer more burnt edges in my pulled pork, but all in all, SDD has some very solid house-smoked Kansas City style BBQ.

For my sides, I tried out the Cream 3-Cheese Baked Mac and Cheese (loved it – great flavor, and nice contrast between creamy interior and crisp topping), and the Louisiana Black Beans and Rice (which were just fine but nothing out of this world).

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Four BBQ sauces are also available. The Midwest Sweet BBQ Sauce tasted just like Sweet Baby Ray’s (maybe it was?) The other three sauces had a bit more character, and I enjoyed a smattering of all of them on my pulled pork, though the Louisiana Bayou was my favorite.

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The huz went for the Rib Combo Platter featuring two BBQ meats – pulled pork and, you guessed it, ribs! He was a big fan. I tried a bite and they were great!

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Something about BBQ makes me crave dessert afterward, so we couldn’t resist ordering something sweet to share. We ordered a slice of cheesecake with fudge sauce, which satisfied the sweet tooth. (Next time I’d go for one of their homemade options, as I don’t believe this was homemade.)

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All in all, Saline Downtown Diner offers some fantastic homemade BBQ to the Saline community and surrounding areas. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area. The dine-in ambiance leaves a bit to be desired, but carry-out is also available!

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