Rusty Saw Smokehouse Brutus

Rusty Saw Smokehouse Brutus review, pics, hours, and menu info. Rusty Saw Smokehouse, near Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Alanson & Pellston, is the new BBQ restaurant that replaced the Maple River restaurant on US 31 in Brutus, MI.

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Their first Rusty Sawlocation is in Hemlock MI. They added the Brutus location in January (2018), and brought with them their award winning recipes! Rusty Saw Smokehouse has traveled all around the country with their recipes, winning many trophies for their BBQ dishes. One corner of the restaurant has a bunch of trophies on display, which are only about a quarter of them!

The Rusty Saw Smokehouse Brutus menu 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 sauteed onions, a pork patty topped with bacon, pulled pork, sauteed onions and cheese… The Rusty Saw also offers 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. The Rusty Saw Smokehouse ribs are made two ways – the Friday night special with a Michigan Cherry BBQ sauce, and the Saturday night version with their house Memphis style dry rub.


The Rusty Saw Smokehouse has three BBQ sauces…their signature cherry sauce that is available at all times, plus two others that you need to ask for… a mustard sauce with a sweet side and a smoky BBQ sauce. All are great.

So far, we’ve tried the sausage, smoked chicken, brisket, brisket tacos, and burgers…all were the some of the best BBQ food we’ve had, by far. We plan to keep going often and trying everything on the menu, more than once!

The Rusty Saw Smokehouse also offers up some great desserts that are done as seasonal specials, so different desserts are available depending on the season.

The Rusty Saw Smokehouse has catering services available for group sizes up to 30. There is outdoor seating for great views of the golf course while dining outside during the warmer months. The restaurant also shares space with the golf course golf shop. The Rusty Saw has a full bar and carries unique flavored spirits. The staff is super friendly and helpful. It’s overall a great dining experience.

Rusty Saw Smokehouse Brutus fills a HUGE BBQ void in northern Michigan. If you’re craving BBQ in the Petoskey / Harbor Springs area, this is the place to go. Trust me, I’ve reviewed PLENTY of Michigan BBQ restaurants. Rusty Saw isn’t just a good “Up North” restaurant, Rusty Saw can fit in anywhere and be consider great Michigan BBQ.

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Rusty Saw Smokehouse Brutus Hours
Sunday through Saturday from 12p-9p

Rusty Saw Smokehouse
3459 US 31
Brutus, MI 49716

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