sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today’s Groupon to Deet’s BBQ in Maumee. Choose between the following options:
- For $4, you get $8 worth of barbecue fare.
- For $6, you get $12 worth of barbecue fare.<p>
Winners of top honors at the 28th annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, the tenderizing experts at Deet’s BBQ dry rub and slow cook their succulent meats in wood smokers before lavishing them with signature sweet or spicy sauces. Diners sharpen incisors on a savory menu of smoky delights, including a large pulled-pork sandwich served with a soft drink and a choice of side such as Mary Lou’s creamy coleslaw or homestyle baked beans ($8). An à la carte helping of homemade curly mac ‘n’ cheese ($3 for a regular, $5 for a large) pays creamy complement to a half rack of pull-off-the-bone St. Louis–style ribs ($9), named for their emulation of the city’s famous sauce-covered arc. After licking every last drop of sweet or hot sauce from their fingers and toes, patrons may wash down meaty morsels with large sweet teas or unsweetened black teas brewed fresh daily ($1.50) as they hopscotch along the red-and-white checker floor and admire the collection of old-timey black-and-white photos dotting the eatery’s walls.
The smoker at Deet's BBQ runs almost every morning, infusing fresh-cut meats with the dusky flavors of woodsmoke. Everything on the menu—slow-smoked pulled pork and grilled chicken, sliced brisket, sugar-cured bacon, and tender, sauce-glazed St. Louis–style ribs—is cooked in limited quantities, meaning it's best to arrive early. Patrons don't always have to travel for their barbecue, though: the restaurant is also a mobile catering company.