Northern Bayou SnoBalls & BBQ Cafe - New Orleans Style Shaved Ice - SnoBalls - Barbecue - Mount Pleasant, MI 48858


"Cool Down With a Lil' South In Yer' Mouth!!

Our Menu

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Pulled Pork Nachos

Start with homemade crispy tortilla chips and top with our creole pulled pork.  Add on cheddar cheese, house made BBQ sauce, sour cream, house made salsa and all the fixins'!!



Brisket Sandwich

Shredded smoked brisket on a brioche bun.  House made pickled onions and sweet hottie pickles on the side. Choose one of our scratch made sides and we even throw in a bag of kettle chips and a side of house made BBQ sauce!



Pulled Pork Tacos

Street taco flour tortilla topped with creole pulled pork, cilantro, pickled onions, Jalapenos and a dash of cotija cheese.  House made BBQ sauce upon request. 


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"Its Not a Snow Cone!"

A New Orleans Style SnoBall is a refreshing frozen treat that's often mistaken for a snow cone, but they're quite different! The difference lies in the ice. SnoBalls are made with ice that is finely shaved, resulting in a soft, fluffy texture that's much like fresh fallen snow. This finely shaved ice absorbs the flavor of the syrup instead of letting it sink to the bottom like in traditional snow cones, which are made with coarsely crushed ice. The result is a fully flavored, melt-in-your-mouth delight from the first bite to the last. Whether it's a hot summer day or you're simply in the mood for a sweet treat, a New Orleans Style SnoBall is an experience you don't want to miss.

Tales From the Swamp:

In 2016, a passion for deep pit Texas Style Barbecue ignited the creation of Maxon's Blue Country Barbecue. Recognizing that there was a gap in our local food scene, we set out to bring a touch of the south to Central Michigan. Starting with backyard catering, we expanded to a food truck in 2017 and finally, in 2019, we made the leap to our brick & mortar location.

Throughout our journey, we've stayed true to our roots, always preparing our BBQ and sides from scratch on a daily basis. Even during the challenges of the pandemic, we sought new ways to serve our beloved community. This led us to add New Orleans Style SnoBalls to our offering in 2021, an addition that was so well received it began to shift the direction of our business.After taking a year off in 2022 to regroup and reconsider the future of our business amidst the evolving restaurant industry, we decided to focus on our community's love for our SnoBalls. The rebrand to Northern Bayou SnoBalls & BBQ Cafe was born out of this pivotal moment. 

Now, as Northern Bayou, we celebrate the fusion of our original BBQ roots and our newfound SnoBall specialty. With up to 60 tantalizing SnoBall flavors to choose from and our southern style BBQ cafe, we continue to serve up the authentic flavors that have made us a local favorite. Our vision? To be the go-to place in Central Michigan where anyone can "Cool Down With a Lil' South In Yer' Mouth". Welcome to Northern Bayou – we're excited to serve you!

Our Hours












2pm to 9pm


2pm to 9pm

(ThanQue for understanding our current limited hours!!!)

Our Location

20 E. Remus Rd.

Mt. Pleasant, Mi. 48858