Lockharts BBQ opens in Royal Oak’s downtown

Pushed back from a spring opening, Lockhart’s BBQ in downtown Royal Oak is due to open its doors early next week.

The owners of the Royal Oak Brewery and Detroit Beer Company have been working on opening a barbecue restaurant in downtown Royal Oak. Lockhart’s BBQ will specialize in traditional southern barbecue that is smoked and made to order on site. Partner Drew Ciora is a native of Texas.

The restaurant is on the ground floor of the old Consumers Gas building at 202 E Third St., kitty corner from the Royal Oak Brewery. The 1920s-era building was recently renovated. The eatery will occupy 5,000 square feet on the ground floor, which equates to enough room to seat 147 people, including the outside patio. An estimated $700,000 was spent on the project.

Source: Lockhart’s BBQ
Writer: Kristin Lukowski