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C.A.Y.A. Smoke House Grill, Wolverine Lake, MI

C.A.Y.A. Smoke House Grill

4.5
4.5
98 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

C.A.Y.A. SMOKEHOUSE GRILL is an independent, family owned and run restaurant featuring a plethora of smoked meats and hors d'oeuvres, craft cocktails, and local Michigan beers. A spacious and diverse interior features reclaimed barn wood, wrought iron, and elaborate, industrial metal ornamentation. C.A.Y.A.'s chef-driven menu features as much farm-to-table fare as possible and the highest quality ingredients. All meats-- duck, chicken, beef, pork-- are all from farms within 100 miles or closer. They work closely with local farmers to ensure fresh ingredients in all dishes. The restaurant's all natural products are not treated, chemically washed, or rinsed. Make a reservation to enjoy this neighborhood gem today!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Grill, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 438-6741

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Mark Protiva

  • Catering

    Extensive and amazing catering options! Menus available at https://cayagrill.com/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Call (248) 438-6741 for details regarding booking our patio, billiard's room, or main dining space for private events including weddings, receptions, parties, and much more. Our two renovated barbecue food trucks are also available for solicitation offsite.

  • Neighborhood

    Novi

  • Cross street

    S. Commerce and Pontiac Trail Rd.

  • Parking details

    Well-lit, private parking right outside our door

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Our menu consists of premium meats and fresh produce from the best and most local distributors we can find, hand-prepared and smoked daily by a culinary and mixology staff that cares about the quality of your experience. Thank you for supporting us.

C.A.Y.A. Classic Cocktails

  • Willful Neglect$15.00

    Casamigos Reposado, Luxardo Amaretto, Cynar, Grapefruit

    • El Stugotz$15.00

      Casamigos Mezcal, Cardamaro, Domaine di Canton ginger liqueur, Angostura bitters, orange

      • Smoke On the Water$15.00

        Elijah Craig Small Batch, Meletti Amaro, mollases bitters, smoked honey, Ardbeg Corryvrecken, Angostura bitters

        Seasonal Craft Cocktails

        • Soft Negroni$14.00

          Death's Door gin, Campari, Antica Carpano sweet vermouth, Suze, Fever Tree tonic, cucumber, orange zest

          • Grow a Pear$14.00

            Tito's vodka, pear-cinnamon simple syrup, passion fruit puree, pineapple juice, Peyshaud bitters, house made stained glass candied pear

            • Spring Fling$14.00

              Norden Aquavit, Aperol, fresh lemon, St. Germain foam, Crème Yvette, shiso leaf

              • Lychee Tini$14.00

                Hendrick's Gin, Soho lychee liqueur, lime, simple, Kasugai Litchi gummy candy

                • Rum, Why Dontcha'?$14.00

                  Bacardi Silver, Mount Gay, Myer's Dark, Sugar Island coconut rum, Crème de banana, orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine

                  • The Derby Français$14.00

                    Basil Hayden bourbon, Henry Bardouin Pastis, fresh grapefruit, fresh lime, brown sugar cinnamon simple, Pousada Tawny Port

                    Draft Beer

                    Acclaimed and curated rotating craft beers. $5 draft Happy Hour 3-6pm Tuesday-Thursday.

                    • Tropi Tango Buzzsaw

                      American IPA, 6.8% abv, Arbor Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI

                      • Pint$6.00
                    • Brother Benjamin

                      Double IPA, 10.1% abv, 114 ibu, Greenbush Brewing, Sawyer, MI

                      • Snifter$8.00
                    • Northern Hawk Owl

                      American Amber Ale, 5.8% abv, 22 ibu, Right Brain Brewing, Traverse City, MI

                      • Pint$6.00
                    • Thai Peanut

                      Brown Ale, 7.9% abv, 25 ibu, Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City, MI

                      • Snifter$5.00
                    • Rum Barrel Bananas Foster

                      Porter, 13.2% abv, New Holland Brewing, Holland, MI

                      • Snifter$8.00
                    • Short's Anniversary Ale XVII

                      Wheatwine, 10% abv, 60 ibu, Short's Brewing Co., Bellaire, MI

                      • Snifter$6.00

                    Appetizers

                    • Confit Smoked Chicken Wings$16.99

                      Rich, house smoked wings, confit in duck fat, and dressed with garlic and herbs. Served with a mild, delicious creamy chipotle aioli

                      • Brat' & Brie$16.99

                        A juicy, succulent, and gamey blend of wagyu, elk, bison, and wild boar in all-natural casing, served with a quarter wheel of house hot-smoked brie, fresh sourdough crostini, apricot jam, fresh grapes, and a side of smoked dijon aioli "Business" sauce

                        • BBQ Nachos

                          A heaping plate of your choice between pulled pork or beef brisket, smoked tomato crema, spicy BBQ, house made three-cheese sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, pickled jalapeños

                          • Brisket$16.99
                          • Pulled Pork$15.99
                          • No Meat$13.99
                        • Celestial Chef's Nachos$16.99

                          Pulled pork, smoked tomato crema, fresh house juiced chimichurri, pico de gallo, house made three-cheese sauce, red onion, fresh cilantro, pickled jalapeno, lime

                          • BBQ Burnt Ends

                            Decadent beef brisket fat cap, smoked a minimum of 12 hours, glazed with BBQ, and served with a horseradish cream sauce

                            • Limited quantity available$14.99
                          • Salmon Rillettes$13.99

                            House smoked Faroe salmon blended into a smooth and creamy dip with scallions, Dijon mustard, sriracha, clarified butter, salt and pepper. Served with house made pita chips

                            • Korean BBQ Rib Stack$12.99

                              Layered 4-bone smoked St. Louis-style ribs, glazed with a sweet Asian BBQ sauce and topped with julienned carrot, sesame seeds, green onion, and cilantro. Served with a side of house made kimchi cucumber

                              • Vermicelli Shrimp$11.99

                                Jumbo shrimp wrapped in fresh vermicelli noodles, battered and fried to perfection served on top of a bed of greens with a side of sweet chili sauce

                                • Spinach Artichoke Dip$11.99

                                  Slow-smoked artichokes, fresh spinach in parmesan béchamel dip served with fresh tortilla chips

                                  • Candied Bacon

                                    sweet glazed house-smoked pork belly, glazed and powdered with turbinado sugar

                                    • Limited quantity available$7.99

                                  Salads

                                  Add extra sourdough crostini $1

                                  • Wedge Salad$12.99

                                    Our decadent, smoked, candied bacon atop sweet pickled red onions, and cherry tomatoes on fresh iceberg lettuce dressed with house made bleu cheese

                                    • Beet Tartare$9.99

                                      Smoked yellow and red beets tossed in a sweet balsamic vinaigrette, accompanied by a savory arugula pistachio pesto, burrata cheese, fresh arugula, crumbled pistachio, and sourdough crostini

                                      • Kale Salad

                                        House classic. Chopped kale, MI honeycrisp apples, candied pecans, poached butternut squash, farro grain, and golden raisins, tossed in a sweet celery seed vinaigrette

                                        • Large$13.99
                                        • Small$8.99

                                      Soup & Chili

                                      • Smoked Garlic Chili

                                        Vegetarian chili made with pinto beans, kidney beans, yellow and green bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, ancho pepper, and chili spices. Topped with shredded cheese

                                        • bowl$5.99
                                        • cup$3.99
                                      • Smoked Carrot Cardamom Bisque

                                        with a rich, sweet cream and crushed candied pecan dust

                                        • bowl$5.99
                                        • cup$3.99

                                      Sandwiches

                                      All our sandwiches are served with fries, cole slaw, or pickled vegetables. Substitute any other side for $2.

                                      • Prime Rib French Dip Sliders$16.99

                                        House smoked and rubbed prime rib, swiss cheese, on a hot brioche bun, served with a side of au jus, creamy horseradish

                                        • Truffle Burger$24.99

                                          10oz USDA select patty with melted cow's milk cheese loaded with fresh Abruzzo truffles, complimented by our smoked tomato aioli, black truffle sauce and arugula on our parmesan-crusted brioche bun

                                          • Steak Burger$18.99

                                            10oz USDA select house-ground patty blended with candied bacon fat, caramelized onions, smoked tomato aioli, arugula, provolone and cheddar cheese on a toasted parmesan-butter onion roll, with a side house zip sauce

                                            • Alabama Yardbird Sandwich$16.99

                                              The greatest sandwich in the universe. Fried, breaded chicken breast, topped with melted provolone cheese and a pickled cole slaw, tossed with Alabama white BBQ sauce. Available Classic Fried or Nashville Hot style. Roll tide.

                                              • Beef Brisket Sandwich$16.99

                                                Fan favorite. Smoked beef brisket dressed with a tangy BBQ sauce, melted cheddar cheese, pickles, and crispy onion straws on a toasted parmesan-butter onion roll

                                                • Smoked Turkey Sandwich$15.99

                                                  Smoked turkey topped with melted swiss cheese, creamy coleslaw, and garlic aioli on a toasted parmesan-butter brioche

                                                  • Pulled Pork Sandwich$14.99

                                                    House-smoked pulled pork topped with tangy Carolina BBQ sauce, smoked apple cole slaw, and sweet, pickled red onion on a toasted parmesan-butter brioche

                                                    Entrées

                                                    • Pork Belly Tomahawk$44.99

                                                      Our signature dish: flame-charred Beeler's farms pork chop tomahawk with the belly fat on the bone, smothered in a summery chimichurri. Sided with mild cheddar jalapeño grits and grilled asparagus.

                                                      • Grilled Salmon Risotto$28.99

                                                        8oz Faroe Island salmon fillet on a thick bed of rolled, slow-cooked, imported Italian Arborio rice with sauteed shallot, minced garlic, and julienned asparagus, encrusted with a panko-parmesan and thyme bread crumb and drizzled with balsamic reduction

                                                        • served without protein$14.99
                                                      • Butternut Squash Ravioli$15.99

                                                        Sweet stuffed ravioli with a creamy, maple-sweet potato and vermouth brown butter, pecans and fried sage

                                                        • Pot Pie$14.99

                                                          Assemblage of smoked turkey, carrots, peas, potatoes, turkey jus gravy, cream, butter, and a flaky, hand-made puff pastry on top

                                                          • St. Louis Rib Tray

                                                            Choice of half or full slab St. Louis-Style Ribs, smoked to perfection, served on a tray with one cheddar corn fritter or a roll. Select from one of one of the following: creamy cole slaw, smoked apple slaw, or house pickled vegetables. Also, select one of the following: fried sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, and brussels sprouts.

                                                            • Full Slab$44.99
                                                            • Half Slab$29.99
                                                          • Smoked Chicken Tray

                                                            Choose one half or one full Miller's Farms Amish Chicken served on a tray with one cheddar corn fritter or a roll. Select from one of one of the following: creamy cole slaw, smoked apple slaw, or house pickled vegetables. Also, select one of the following: fried sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, and brussels sprouts.

                                                            • Full Bird$32.99
                                                            • Half Bird$22.99
                                                          • Texas Smokehouse Platter

                                                            Choose one half or one full pound sliced beef brisket, pulled pork, or turkey served on a tray with one cheddar corn fritter or a roll. Select from one of one of the following: creamy cole slaw, smoked apple slaw, or house pickled vegetables. Also, select one of the following: fried sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, and brussels sprouts.

                                                            • Full Pound$29.99
                                                            • Half Pound$21.99
                                                          • Smokehouse Add-Ons

                                                            Add any of the following to your barbecue dinner or entrée!

                                                            A la Carte Meat

                                                            All meats are dry-rubbed and smoked. Orders available a la carte to-go or dinner in-house. Select from our Bourbon, Blueberry, or Horseradish Mustard BBQ sauce on the side.

                                                            • Beef Ribs

                                                              Certified Piedmontese beef with coarse-ground, robust black pepper house rub; full rack smoked 8 hours daily

                                                              • Full Rack$64.99
                                                              • Half Rack$35.99
                                                              • One Bone$9.50
                                                            • Pork Ribs

                                                              Special St. Louis-style cut and peeled pork ribs; fattier with more bones & meat, rubbed and smoked for six hours daily

                                                              • Full Slab$34.99
                                                              • Half Slab$19.99
                                                            • Chicken

                                                              Miller's Amish birds, rubbed and smoked daily

                                                              • Full Bird$20.99
                                                              • Half Bird$12.99
                                                            • Beef Brisket

                                                              Rubbed and smoked daily, served sliced.

                                                              • Full Pound$20.99
                                                              • Half Pound$12.99
                                                            • Turkey Breast

                                                              Brined, juicy, half birds, rubbed and smoked daily. Served sliced

                                                              • Full Pound$17.99
                                                              • Half Pound$9.99
                                                            • Pulled Pork

                                                              Rubbed and smoked daily

                                                              • Full Pound$15.99
                                                              • Half Pound$8.99
                                                            • Turkey Drumsticks

                                                              Like the Renaissance Festival, but tastier. Two juicy, succulent drumsticks, brined and smoked for six hours.

                                                              • Two piece$16.99
                                                            • House Made Polish Sausage$8.00

                                                              Kielbasa sausage, garlic, spices, natural casing

                                                              House Specialties

                                                              • Truffle Mac$10.99

                                                                Imported white truffle oil in our house mac & cheese, encrusted with a panko-parmesan bread crumb

                                                                • Chili Mac$10.99

                                                                  Our house made smoked garlic chili and our ever popular mac & cheese, COMBINED, topped with tri-color corn tortilla strips

                                                                  • Mac & Cheese$7.49

                                                                    three-cheese sauce, addition of smoked meat optional

                                                                    • Brussels Sprouts$7.49

                                                                      a hearty portion of halved brussels fried crispy and tossed with candied bacon lardons in a tangy, caramelized vinaigrette

                                                                      • Asparagus$6.49

                                                                        grilled bundle of fresh asparagus glazed with house balsamic reduction

                                                                        • Loaded Fries$8.99

                                                                          French fries, pulled pork, smoked garlic chili, cheese sauce

                                                                          • Truffle French Fries$6.99

                                                                            Imported white truffle oil, parmesan and herbs on special hand cut Idaho potatoes, blanched and fried in high quality oil

                                                                            • Fried Sweet Potatoes$6.49

                                                                              sliced, fried, and tossed in sweet BBQ rub, served with piquant maple glaze on side

                                                                              • Corn Bread$4.99

                                                                                House recipe served with whipped butter

                                                                                • House Pickled Vegetables$4.49

                                                                                  seasonal variety, house-brine

                                                                                  • Smoked Apple Slaw$3.99

                                                                                    Extra delicious hot-smoked fresh red and green cabbage, honeycrisp apple, and apple cider vinegar

                                                                                    • Creamy Coleslaw$3.99

                                                                                      • Bottle of Housemade Sauce

                                                                                        • Spicy Pineapple Habanero$9.99
                                                                                        • Bourbon BBQ$5.99
                                                                                        • Carolina BBQ$5.99
                                                                                        • Blueberry BBQ$4.99
                                                                                        • Horseradish Mustard BBQ$4.99

                                                                                      Last updated: May 14, 2022

                                                                                      What 98 people are saying

                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                      4.5
                                                                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                                                      • 4.6Service
                                                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                      • 4.2Value

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                                                                                        FRANKO

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                        Food was outstanding, service was good, a typical Barbecue House with that beat up style theme.

                                                                                      2. MR

                                                                                        MichelleR

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        It was an awesome Mother's Day brunch! We will be back for dinner! Thank you!

                                                                                      3. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Really wonderful staff and friendly service. The food was delicious. We had a wonderful experience with their high-quality Mother's Day buffet.

                                                                                      4. DL

                                                                                        DowntownL

                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                        Very nice Mother’s day brunch!

                                                                                      5. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        mother day brunch was fantastic.

                                                                                      6. MR

                                                                                        MarkR

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        We have been to C.A.Y.A. before, but this was our first time for brunch. The food was awesome, service was outstanding, and we look forward to returning again.

                                                                                      7. HN

                                                                                        HannahN

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                        Not sure why this was rated so high. Brisket was all fat and not worth trying to eat.

                                                                                      8. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                        Cool ambiance. Great service! Our waiter was super friendly, funny, and attentive. Food was just ok. We went for Easter brunch and I didn’t find the breakfast type food to be that great overall but the pulled park was excellent. This was my first time there. I’d definitely go back for lunch or dinner to try their regular menu. I think they would be great for bbq since that’s their specialty. Wouldn’t go back for brunch though.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on April 20, 2022

                                                                                        Thank you for your review of CAYA. We are sorry to see that you regarded our brunch options less than favorably, but we look forward to seeing you again for dinner!

                                                                                      9. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Easter Buffet, service … FOOD!! Awesome

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on April 20, 2022

                                                                                        Thank you so much for your great review of CAYA! We are so happy that you found our Easter buffet to be delicious and fun. We look forward to having you in again!

                                                                                      10. MK

                                                                                        MaryK

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        This was the first time C.A.Y.A. did a brunch buffet. There was a little glitch here or there but the service and food were both impeccable! I was a little disappointed that coffee was not included in the price ($5 per cup) and they charged extra for the carving station ($9 included prime rib, ham, brisket) and for the omelet station ($8). They limited the prime rib to one time only but you could get as much ham and brisket as you wanted. Though the price tag was high, I would definitely go back.

                                                                                      11. M

                                                                                        Mark

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Another great dinner at CAYA. And having Marty as our server is always a bonus. 👍🏻

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on April 20, 2022

                                                                                        Hi Mark, thank you for the kind dinner review of CAYA Smokehouse. We agree, Marty is thoroughly entertaining, and we are happy that you regarded his service so highly. See you again sometime soon!

                                                                                      12. JL

                                                                                        JasonL

                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Kim was our server and was happy and very attentive. My son got a pulled pork sandwich and he almost licked the plate. Wifey and I got the 1lb Texas pulled pork platter and it was more than we could handle. Everything tasted great and came out quick. We will be back!

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                        Hello Jason, thank you for your great review and recommendation. We are so happy that you found your food and service to be excellent. We agree that your server, Kim, is one of the best. She is a great talent, and we love her here. It is great to hear that you will be back to join us again sometime. We look forward to it!

                                                                                      13. k

                                                                                        karyna

                                                                                        E. Tennessee

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        I can’t wait to go back! The menu is interesting and delicious!

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                                        Hi Karyna, thank you for your kind review and high praise of the food and atmosphere at CAYA Smokehouse. We look forward to your next visit!

                                                                                      14. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Tahoe

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        wow, they really outdid themselves. Best smokehouse I’ve ever eaten at. 5 stars!!

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on April 16, 2022

                                                                                        Thank you for the accolades! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to the next time you have the chance to visit us!

                                                                                      15. S

                                                                                        Star

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                        Our server Marty was super friendly and energetic! Food was very good. I just wish they had a spicy bbq sauce. Atmosphere had a good vibe.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on April 16, 2022

                                                                                        Thank you for your kind words and review! We are so happy that you had a great time and enjoyed the versatility of our space as well as your server, Marty. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                                      16. DO

                                                                                        DanielO

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Excellent food and service. Burnt ends are a must.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on April 4, 2022

                                                                                        Hello Daniel, thank you so much for your glowing review of CAYA Smokehouse. We are so happy that you enjoyed your burnt ends. They are definitely a fan favorite as well as being a staple for the staff. We look forward to providing availability for lunch which you suggested categorically. We are glad you think fondly of our service and food. Looking forward to your next visit!

                                                                                      17. JN

                                                                                        JackNichols

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        A very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. The service and food quality are terrific.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on March 23, 2022

                                                                                        Hi Jack, thank you for your kind review and high praise of the service, food, and atmosphere at CAYA Smokehouse. We look forward to your next visit!

                                                                                      18. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Our waiter Marty was great. Personable, knowledgeable, efficient and fun. Food was great!

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on March 17, 2022

                                                                                        Thank you so much for visiting, and thank you as well for your 5-star review. We are happy that you enjoyed your food and your server, Marty. I would let him know you mentioned him and complimented his skill, but it might go to his head. You can let him know yourself on any Friday or Saturday dinner service ;) We look forward to seeing you some time soon.

                                                                                      19. JN

                                                                                        JackNichols

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        the atmosphere and service is great! The staff was very attentive and the food is excellent.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on March 17, 2022

                                                                                        Hey Jack, thank you so much for your high praise of our staff, our food, and our atmosphere. We are so glad that you see us as the creative minded group we are, and that you got to enjoy some of the great food we have to share. We look forward to seeing you here again sometime soon. Best regards.

                                                                                      20. RG

                                                                                        RedGirl

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                                        We had a reservation. We were on time, and the hostess seated us. No one came to take our drink or appetizer order, or even acknowledge that we were there. Eventually we got up and left. The hostess watched us leave, and did not ask us if everything was okay or why we were leaving. Nobody cared.

                                                                                      21. DC

                                                                                        DawnC

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                        Burnt ends were outstanding.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on February 5, 2022

                                                                                        Hi Dawn, I remember seeing you and the other ladies at the restaurant last night. What a fun group! We are so happy that you enjoyed the burnt ends and a variety of our cocktails. Please come visit again soon.

                                                                                      22. TK

                                                                                        TedK

                                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                        Was in the mood for smoked meats. Wanted to try something other than J Birds in Keego. Food was great. Service was awesome and loved the music they were playing. Great variety and plenty of food. A little pricier than some other similar restaurants but well worth it

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on February 1, 2022

                                                                                        Hey Ted, thank you so much for trying us out. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the food, service, and music at CAYA. Tempering price has been difficult through the pandemic, but we continue to strive for the highest quality we can produce. We look forward to seeing you on a future visit!

                                                                                      23. c

                                                                                        cfl3

                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 28, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        I love everything about this place.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on January 29, 2022

                                                                                        We love everything about you! Thank you for visiting. We look forward to seeing you again :)

                                                                                      24. EZ

                                                                                        EZee

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 18, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        The food was excellent as was the friendly and prompt service.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on January 29, 2022

                                                                                        Hey there, thank you for your kind review of CAYA Smokehouse. Your categorization and feedback really help us. I hope we will see you again sometime soon. Best regards, EZee!

                                                                                      25. M

                                                                                        Mark

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                        The food on the menu never disappoints.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on January 19, 2022

                                                                                        Hi Mark, thanks very much for your fair review. We continue striving to have a greater selection and the best food we can possibly provide for an enjoyable dining experience. Thank you for your returned business. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                                      26. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                        overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                                                        They really should consider either heating the place or if heat is available turn the temperature up in the restaurant. Half of the customers were wearing their coats including my wife and two kids. After waiting 20 minutes to order we are informed that they are out of Salmon, Brisket and Burnt ends. For a BBQ restaurant to be out of these items at 7:00pm is pretty unacceptable. Food was just ok. We will not be returning.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on January 19, 2022

                                                                                        Sorry to hear this feedback. We have had our issues with supply chain, deliveries, and staffing that may have leant to your dissatisfaction in the limitations of our menu on the evening that you dined with us. Similarly, the HVAC unit in the dining room has been repaired three times in the last month; it is likely you joined us on a day it malfunctioned. It's regrettable to see that no consolation we have to offer would encourage your return. I hope you can see it in your heart to try us again.

                                                                                      27. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                                        overall2food1service4ambience2

                                                                                        Ribs overcook without much meat. Wouldn’t order again. Overall seemed too expensive for what you get

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on January 16, 2022

                                                                                        Hello, I would love to hear more about your experience, in particular, which ribs you ordered because we have several styles that are not contemporary, and the meat can be quite expensive. Please email me directly at Alexander@cayagrill.cm, and I will make it right. Thank you for trying us out!

                                                                                      28. m

                                                                                        musiclady75

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        22 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        22 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Very good food and terrific service! Would go back there again! I had the chicken pot pie and it was very good. My friend liked her burnt ends and raved about the french onion soup. Server was so nice but not intrusive.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on January 16, 2022

                                                                                        Hi there, MusicLady, thank you so much for your kind review (and your tips and ideas) of CAYA Smokehouse. I remember seeing you both here that Wednesday you visited. It was your server's first day, and I am happy that you hold her in high regard. Thank you for choosing our restaurant to get together with your friend. We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                                      29. K

                                                                                        Kattalys

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Really enjoyed our visit. The Korean BBQ Rib appetizer was AMAZING. We had the burnt ends and the beef rib for our dinners. Both were delicious. We definitely had food to take home. Highly recommend visiting.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on January 16, 2022

                                                                                        We are SO delighted that you had a great experience with us! As a business that has been pushed to the brink by the pandemic, your patronage and glowing review really mean a lot. Thank you, Kattalay family. We look forward to seeing you again for dinner sometime in the future.

                                                                                      30. A

                                                                                        Ajv61

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        40 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        40 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                        Good food and service with a fun casual atmosphere would recommend

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on January 16, 2022

                                                                                        Thank you for your rating and feedback. We're delighted to see that you would recommend us to others. CAYA Smokehouse strives to be fun! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                                                      31. LC

                                                                                        LauraC

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Loved it - the burnt ends were our favorites!

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on December 22, 2021

                                                                                        Hi Laura, thank you for your rating and feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your burnt ends-- they are definitely a crowd-pleaser. We are proud that you had a great experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

                                                                                      32. A

                                                                                        Axtion3

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Our server, Marty, was great and offered excellent recommendations. Food was very good - slightly disappointed with the Mac & Cheese as it didn't quite match the photographs advertising the dish, specifically the appearance of an abundant amount of gooey cheese on top that was missing from both M&C dishes ordered at our table. Collectively our table thought the burnt ends and the brisket were excellent, as were the Brussel sprouts, pickled vegetables and the smoky coleslaw.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on December 22, 2021

                                                                                        Thank you so much for your kind and in-depth review of CAYA Smokehouse. We are delighted that you enjoyed Marty's service and his recommendations. Next time we will make sure that the mac is extra "gooey" for you. We look forward to your next visit!

                                                                                      33. S

                                                                                        Steven

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                        Good food. Some excellent craft beers. Excellent service.

                                                                                      34. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                        The food and the service were very good. It’s nice to find this kind of family restaurant.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on November 17, 2021

                                                                                        Thank you so much for your kind review of CAYA Smokehouse. Sorry to see that the ambience was less than favorable for you. Please feel free to offer any suggestions in your future visits. Best regards!

                                                                                      35. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Food delicious. Prices fair and on par with atmosphere. Wait staff wonderful. Drinks great too.

                                                                                      36. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on October 26, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Food was fantastic, interesting vibe.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on November 17, 2021

                                                                                        Thank you for sharing this exceptional review of your experience at CAYA Smokehouse. We look forward to meeting your expectations again on a future visit!

                                                                                      37. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        Went out to celebrate birthdays and decided to try CAYA. the food was amazing and the portions are generous! Staff was awesome too. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on October 23, 2021

                                                                                        Hello, thank you so much for your exceptional review of CAYA Smokehouse. We are so glad you enjoyed our food with us. I thoroughly agree that our staff is awesome. I am so happy that you think so too! We look forward to seeing you again!

                                                                                      38. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                        48 reviews

                                                                                        vip
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        48 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                        I am from Jersey and I was in town for a youth hockey tournament. I didn’t want to eat at any more chain restaurants and I was thrilled to find this family owned Barbecue restaurant. So, 8 of us drove 30 min to eat here. Our waiter was hysterical!!!!!!! Made our experience even better. I think he escaped from a comedy club. Try the El Stugotz cocktail it is spectacular. We had the burnt ends, candied bacon, and the Mac and cheese for apps. The waiter recommended their signature pork belly pork chop with chimichurri and it was delicious. The decor is very rustic and friendly. Give it a try! It’s worth the drive.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on October 20, 2021

                                                                                        Hi there, we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us last Saturday! Your group was receptive and very fun. I was happy that we were able to move you inside. We concede: Marty is thoroughly entertaining. Next time you are in town please don't hesitate to stop by. Cheers!

                                                                                      39. DM

                                                                                        DionM

                                                                                        Detroit

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                        The food was excellent, but I was disappointed with the food presentation. It was not presented like the pictures on their website. I was expecting a more gourmet experience rib shack. I know how that sounds, but I thought that was going to make this place different from some of the other places I've been. Food being served on picnic wax paper was just more of the same.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on October 20, 2021

                                                                                        Hello Dion, thanks for your fair review of CAYA Smokehouse. I understand your distinction between web photos and the items you received. I have inferred from your mention of the checkered paper that you ordered the Smokehouse Dinner. This item is not pictured on our site, and features an exceptional variance in presentation from our smoked meats and hot sides. I would suggest more of the main course entrees to enjoy the atmosphere predicated by our pictures. We look forward to your next visit!

                                                                                      40. OT

                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                        Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                        We made a last minute reservation for our anniversary and ended up having a fantastic time. Food was good but the service was excellent. We'll definitely be back and most likely become regulars at CAYA.

                                                                                        C.A.Y.A. Smoke House GrillResponded on December 8, 2021

                                                                                        Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad you had a wonderful time dining with us, and we look forward to keeping it fresh and fun as you make some regular visits with us. Cheers!

                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                        • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                        • Contactless payment available
                                                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                                                      • Screening

                                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                        • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                      You can order delivery directly from C.A.Y.A. Smoke House Grill using the Order Online button. C.A.Y.A. Smoke House Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 438-6741.

                                                                                      C.A.Y.A. Smoke House Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                      Google Map for C.A.Y.A. Smoke House Grill

                                                                                      1403 S Commerce Rd Wolverine Lake, MI 48390

                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                        S. Commerce and Pontiac Trail Rd.

                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                        Novi

                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                        Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                        Barbecue, Grill, American

                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                        Well-lit, private parking right outside our door

                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                      • Owned/operated by

                                                                                        Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                        Mark Protiva

                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                        (248) 438-6741

                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                        Extensive and amazing catering options! Menus available at https://cayagrill.com/catering/

                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                        Call (248) 438-6741 for details regarding booking our patio, billiard's room, or main dining space for private events including weddings, receptions, parties, and much more. Our two renovated barbecue food trucks are also available for solicitation offsite.

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