OUR STORY – Smokehouse 52 BBQ


A place for real pit BBQ and real hospitality.

Phil Tolliver's passion for BBQ has been lifelong. He will tell you that he has had "a passion for BBQ as long as I can remember." Phil and Jenn Tolliver opened Smokehouse 52 BBQ in downtown Chelsea, Michigan in February 2013. A second location in Saline, Michigan was opened in April 2018 (Closed 2022).

Phil’s hope is that our guests will enjoy the experience and the story behind our BBQ. He hopes our guests will smell our smokers, slowly burning for 18 hours, loaded with pork shoulders and beef briskets and know that every day we load our smokers, hand pull the meats, and serve up the best BBQ we know how to prepare.