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[ the food ]

[ buffet]

Dinner includes a fresh market salad of mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and housemade croutons 

 Appetizer buffet
$15 per adult guest
$7 per child under 12
Your choice of any four of the following (see back page for descriptions):

Chicken Wings
Whole Hog Quesadilla
Fried Dill Pickles
Chicken Tenders
Fried Green Beans
Lil Squealer Sliders


the ranch
$20 per adult guest
$10 per child under 12
pulled pork
smoked half chicken
2 sides

the farm
$24 per adult guest
$10 per child under 12
(choose 3 proteins)
pulled pork
smoked half chicken
smoked beef brisket
smoked ribs
2 sides

coleslaw roasted potato salad
fresh seasonal vegetable carolina pasta salad
buttermilk mashers
creamed corn
mac & cheese



[ add ons ]

add a sweet
$4 per guest

a mix of our housemade chocolate chip cookies & pecan blondies

add some apps
your choice of 3 appetizers
$7 per adult guest
$3 per child under 12

whole hog quesadilla
our house-smoked pulled pork between grilled tortillas with pepperjack cheese, grilled onions and mild chiles with fiesta corn relish and smoky tomato mayo on the side

fried dill pickles
breaded kosher chips with ranch dressing

smoked chicken wings
cider brined, house smoked and tossed in our housemade buffalo & BBQ sauce or sweet and smoky dry rub

chicken tenders
hand-cut strips of white meat, marinated in buttermilk, fried crispy and served with your choice of ranch, BBQ, or hot sauce

fried green beans
savory breading served with a sweet horseradish dipping sauce

lil squealer sliders
spice-rubbed, slow-smoked, hand-pulled pork shoulder served with slider buns and our house made BBQ sauce



[ the drink ]

all soft beverages are included in meal plans (excluding bottled sodas )
all other beverages are billed per consumption. You can choose to host or not to host alcoholic beverages for your guests by choosing one of the following options:

  1. Host sponsored open bar: bar is covered by the host
  2. Limited host sponsored bar: Drink tickets can be distributed to your guests (by host) and the bar is billed per consumption for the amount of drink tickets redeemed by guests
  3. Cash bar: your guests pay for their own beverages





[ private parties ]

the barn
Located in historic Old Town, Blue Tractor Barbeque offers a new take on "old school" cuisine. The Barn is a comfortable open space that is perfect for groups of twenty to sixty. This space is ideal for casual luncheons, team meetings, after hours gatherings, rehearsal dinners and birthday celebrations of all ages! Please use following information as a guide as we are happy to customize a menu to better fit your event.

  • The barn can accommodate a minimum of 25 guests and a maximum of 75 guests. For private functions, the facilities fee is $250 Memorial Day (May) – Labor Day (September) & Fridays and Saturdays Labor Day – Memorial Day (must pay for a minimum of 25 guests)
  • The barn has a street side patio that weather permitting can be enjoyed by your guests
  • The barn is yours for 3 hours

the food

At Blue Tractor Barbeque, we bring our customers the highest quality ingredients that Northern Michigan has to offer, and we love supporting our community. By partnering with farmers in our area to obtain fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and more, we can offer local products whenever possible.

Price does not include 6% MI sales tax and 20% gratuity
Prices subject to change

Not sure if this will accommodate your event? Check out Traverse City Private Party to view our other available venues, or call them at 231.922.9515. Plus, our event planners can help you with every detail at no additional charge!

[ Hours of Operation ]

  • Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
    Sunday 12pm - 10pm
  • A: 423 South Union Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
    T: 231.922.9515
    E: Manager.TC@bluetractor.net


[ current specials ]

Mac & Cheese & Beer
Great mac & cheese dishes and the price includes a pint of Michigan craft beer!
From 4pm Sunday - Thursday.

Blue Tractor Wins Northen Michigan "Red Hot Best Barbecue" Award
Here is what MyNorth had to say about us.
"Hung with oxidized farm implements, barn wood and galvanized bucket lights, a temple to slow-smoked American comfort cuisine is this year’s winner for Red Hot Best Barbecue."

Happy hour 3-6 Monday-Friday
$1 off all appetizers
$2 off draft craft beer
$1 off all other alcohol including beer, wine and spirits