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About Us

We can't wait to welcome you into our house. ​Bring your family and friends. Whatever the occasion, we are excited to serve you.

We're taking traditional BBQ techniques and incorporating innovative flavors. Our food is 100% smoked with wood, no gas assistance. Is it more work? Yes. But we believe it yields a better product and better flavor. We source quality ingredients and make most things from scratch. 

If you're thirsty, you'll love our selection of beer, wine and craft cocktails. Our cocktail menu, created by one of the nation's leading mixologists, includes something for everyone. 

We hope you enjoy the time, attention and care that goes into each dish. Welcome to Main Street Smokehouse.

Meet The Team


Rick Gresh


Rick has spent more than 30 years in the restaurant industry operating venues around the country ranging from fine dining to pub fare. He has earned many acclaims during his tenure, including “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine as executive chef of David Burke Primehouse. In 2001 Rick was invited to host his first dinner at the James Beard House and was named a “Rising Star of American Cuisine.” In 2004 and 2006 he was a USA competition finalist in the world’s premier culinary competition, the Bocuse D’Or. He was part of the opening management team of the very first Virgin Hotel worldwide where he managed all food outlets.


Rick Gresh earned his associate degree in culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America. Whether inside or outside the kitchen, Rick has a passion for good craftsmanship. He’s a woodworker, a leather worker and enjoys restoring classic cars. He is thrilled to bring his passion for food and hospitality to Southwest Michigan.


Ron Lemke

Executive Chef

Ron brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to Main Street Smokehouse. Growing up in the Detroit area, Ron’s family has been a huge influence on his career. As a child, he was always baking bread and cooking traditional Finnish meals with his mother. His dad inspired his passion for smoking BBQ and he’s been perfecting his craft on his home smoker for many years. 


Most recently Ron was the executive chef at Latitude 42 in Portage and prior to that he was the sous chef at North 11 in Kalamazoo. He enjoys cooking many types of cuisine, but his favorite thing to cook is seafood. His jerk seafood gumbo with lobster landed him as a finalist in a popular Michigan gumbo competition. 


In his free time, Ron loves to fish and ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle. A self-proclaimed family man, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five teenagers. 


Ron brings his passion and creativity to the kitchen every day. He’s thrilled to be able to bring something unique and exciting to SW Michigan as executive chef of Main Street Smokehouse.

Visit Us

We are located along the beautiful St. Joseph River in Mendon, MI. Outdoor seating on our multi-level decks, weather permitting. Parking available directly across the street. Reservations are highly encouraged.


Wed-Sat 11am-9pm

Sun 11am-3pm


Now open for lunch!

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