A Bit About Our Passion




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We're a BBQ joint located on the banks of the AuSable River in Grayling Michigan. During the warm months we have full riverside dining  

Great barbecue, craft beer & blues music. 

Exit 254 from Northbound I-75 and we're at the river bridge on the RHS. Look for the 2 big log buildings, we're behind the Old AuSable Fly Shop.    


Craft Beer

We love the ever growing world of craft beer, and Michigan is a big player in it.

We have 30 craft beer taps featuring many of the best Michigan made beers as well as many others from around our great country. 

We also have domestic beer in bottles as well as a huge selection of fine spirits & wines, many made right here in Michigan.


The Blues

The blues, like BBQ has very deep roots in America. 

Here at Ray’s we’re immersed in both. We work very hard to make some of the the best traditional BBQ around. 

When you sit down to enjoy some, you may get a bit messy and suddenly find your foot tapping to the some of the finest blues music ever made.

You'll smile… and so will we because that’s the signal that we’ve done our job.   

2019 AuSable River Canoe Marathon Party


This year marks the 72nd annual AuSable River Marathon!  After sprinting through town the teams fight for position as they leap into the river here on our boardwalk. We have the best seat in town to watch this spectacle… and you can join us for the party of the year!

This year we’re merging the Q-100 party with ours into 1 HUGE party, so be prepared for a great evening as we cheer on our favorite teams.

We’ll have 250 lanyards available for sale at $25 each. No food or beverage is included, but we will have our full menus working along with some race specials for the evening.

We will be closing at 3:30 PM on Saturday the 27th to set up for the party and re-opening the doors at 6PM for our bash.

1. No tables will be reserved, but due to the number of people attending we encourage you to bring your own chairs.
2. No access or service without a lanyard.
3. Parking in our lot is on a first come first served basis.
4. No refunds after purchase.
5. No pets, food, beverages or coolers.
6. No lanyards will be held for payment at the door, pre-pay only.

To get your lanyards, email us at tickets@oldausable.com, include your name & phone number along with how many lanyards you want, we will email or call you for payment details. If you have any questions please call 989-348-3100, leave a message if it goes to voice mail.  

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Eat some great BBQ on the banks of the famous Au Sable River while drinking one of the best beers you've ever had with maybe a little Buddy Guy playing in the background... not to shabby.

Ray's - BBQ, Brews & Blues

204 Ingham St, Grayling, Michigan 49738, United States

(989) 348-1515 - Exit 254 from Northbound I-75 and we're at the river bridge on the RHS.


Open today

12:00 pm – 08:00 pm