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Mat's Cafe & Catering

212 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201-2328
+1 517-787-8950
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
212 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201-2328
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Carolina is my favorite made with pulled pork, house BBQ sauce, cole slaw on a large onion bun served with kettle chips makes for a filling lunch - you won't need dinner

Thank jgberkemeier
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good portion sizes & food is excellent. can be a bit of a line at lunch so call in if you can. only downside is they cater as well and are sometimes closed so as noted Call ahead to order and make sure they are...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Mat's Café has excellent food, and the menu is very creative! You get huge portions as well. Great BBQ joint!

Thank shorning
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Mat does a great job cooking up tasty barbecue and innovative side dishes. The brisket is flavorful and tender, as is the pulled pork. His specialty baked potato are worth a try.

Thank ZEJ2013
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Mat's is the place if you want a great sandwich, salad or bake potatoes. The Texas potato with BarBque Beef is great. Service is fast and very friendly. A great place to go for lunch

Thank 612kennyp
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Fabulous place to eat, everything is delicious. Only open at lunch and only open for dinner during Lent. Fabulous place for lunch

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Café type dining - great for takeout and lunch... Barbeque is good, plenty of salad options, soup, sandwiches. Mac and Cheese is good

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 15 March 2016

mat's smoked meats have all the trademarks of honest to goodness barbeque. I've had texas and KC bbq, but mat's is superior by far.

Thank jmpres
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Never been disappointed in the sandwiches made as you order, over the last ten years. Very convenient, when working downtown Jackson with prompt service.

Thank J2136FEevelynm
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Best local bbq pulled pork sandwich, delicious creamy mac & cheese, good portion size. Great place for lunch!

Thank David L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49201-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 517-787-8950
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