Halloween Dining – Bone Heads BBQ

Are you looking for a spooky place to dine for Halloween. Bone Heads BBQ is a great choice! Not only is the restaurant supposedly haunted, but they go all out with Halloween decor. Plus, their barbecue is pretty good.

Bone Heads Halloween Decor

Bone Heads is well decorated from the moment you walk in the door. There are skeletons, ghosts, and various ghouls around the room. There are also lots of spiderwebs and other spooky decorations.


My favorite decorations was the stairs with the spiderweb and the ghost woman. 


Since it was the Saturday for Halloween, the staff was also ready for the holiday in costume. Costumes ranged from the Joker to Day of the Dead makeup and skeleton shirts. 


Bone Heads Food

Appetizer Recommendations

Two of our staple appetizer orders at Bone Heads BBQ are the Fried Pickle Chips and the Corn Fritters. The fried pickles are loved by my daughter, husband, and brother-in-law. Personally, I don’t like pickles so they aren’t my favorite.

We discovered the Corn Fritters by accident. Several years ago our waiter accidentally entered Corn Fritters instead of Fried Pickles. She discovered the error after they were made, so brought us both appetizers (only charging us for the pickles). It was definitely a fortuitous mistake as we really enjoyed the corn fritters.

My mother is a big fan of the Bone Heads Skins. These large potato skins have plenty of potato and are topped with BBQ pork, cheese, scallions, and sour cream. My Mom usually orders these as her meal, and still has one to share.


The one BBQ appetizer that Bone Heads is missing is Burnt Ends. For those, we recommend Red Rock in downtown Ypsilanti.

Entree Recommendations

For my daughter and I, our favorite BBQ item is Macaroni & Cheese topped with pulled pork. The Boneheads Kids Menu only offers Mac & Cheese, but they are able to add Pulled Pork for my daughter (at an added charge). I’m going to look at the prices again on our next trip to determine if it’s better to get the adult or child portion for her. We often will split the adult portion, but I was not in the mood for Mac & Cheese tonight.


Since we were sharing we also added a side of corn bread (3 pieces).  If you look closely you can see that it was baked in a skull shaped pan.

Bone Heads BBQ - Corn Bread

Today, I ordered the BBQ Salad with Brisket on top. The salad was huge with a generous portion of brisket. I ate half the salad and brought the remainder home. I am looking forward to finishing it for lunch tomorrow.


My husband ordered the brisket dinner and my parents shared Prime Rib, the Saturday special. I don’t have photographs because my phone was nearly dead.

If you are visiting with a big party, I definitely recommend the Bone Heads Family Platter – a Full Rack of Ribs, a Whole Smoked Chicken, and 1/2 lb of Brisket or Pulled Pork. It is listed as serving 4-6 people. We ordered it several years ago and fed 5 adults with some leftover.

Dining at Bone Heads

The best time to visit Bone Heads is at Halloween when they are fully decked out. While there are skeletons, ghosts, and witches around, my daughter never found it too creepy. There are three dining room sections at Bone Heads – the bar, the main dining room, and the former porch.

Bone Heads BBQ - Passing Train

We are frequently seated in the porch when we are there with family and are a larger group. On our previous trip, we were seated outside and had a great view of a passing cargo train.

Bone Heads (10256 Willis Rd) is in Willis, MI. Bone Heads does get pretty crowded on weekend evenings. You can make a reservation by phone 734-461-9250. 

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Anna Mae
Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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