In 1984 Wiley Nunn, a retiree from Chrysler after 32 years, opened the famous Nunn’s Barbeque Restaurant. Mr. Nunn wanted to share his southern way of cooking barbeque and his unique sauce with Detroit. Along with his son, Al Nunn, he operated this restaurant and grew the business to employ approximately 7 people.
On September 11, 2004 an unfortunate fire in the restaurant trapped Mr. Nunn and caused his death. After 2 years of rebuilding Al Nunn re-opened Nunn’s BBQ in 2006 and carries on his fathers dream to offer up really great tasting barbeque.
Nunn’s Barbeque offers a variety of items on the menu from incredible smoked meats to great tasting sides and homemade desserts. Al Nunn cooks the ribs on a 10ft charcoal grill before adding them to the smoker which, along with the wonderful special sauce, is the key to that famous taste. Other treats that you’ll find in that same smoker are rib tips, pulled pork, turkey ribs and rotisserie chicken. Nunn’s also offers pigs feet, fish and delicious jumbo shrimp. Sides include mac and cheese, baked beans, black eyed peas, greens and yams. Be sure to finish the experience with one of the home made desserts which might include peach cobbler, banana pudding, sweet potato pie or pound cake.