It begins and ends in the backlot, with a green hickory smoker that's on a constant low-temp tear with an assortment of meats. It's a ritual that starts with a careful rub and ends only when we think its time to pull the meat from the bath of smoke we surround it with. Pork butt. Brisket. Spare ribs. Back ribs. Whole birds and chicken wings alike. And bacon. Lots of bacon. Slow cooked bacon ready to be cut in from thick slabs into magical planks. Thank you pig, for all you do for us.

It is a menu that's rustic in its delivery and refined in its care. And it's crafted with hickory on the smoke side and apple and cherry wood on the pizza side. These aren't conveyor belt byproducts these bear little resemblance to the frozen disks of surplus cheese that have come to pass for pizza today. No, Pizza Coco pies are fired in a 800 degree inferno until the cheese caramelizes and the ingredients bake into somethin incredible. No two pies are the same. It's the kind of oven, the kind of crafted pie, that can take two or three of your favorite toppings and deliver them a thousand different ways.


WOODSTICKS Wood-fired breadsticks with garlic butter & cream cheese dip – $3.95
BURNT ENDS Charred brisket ends tossed in Memphis sauce & served on a slice of Texas toast – $7.95 (for the lucky)
HOUSE-SMOKED CHICKEN WINGS Served big & naked with table sauces. – 6 @ $7.50; 12 @ $13.95; go yard with 50 wings & 1 growler of Short's Local's Light @ $50 (get a buttermilk blue cheese & celery side for $1.50)
SMOKED SHRIMP SALSA with cilantro, lime and avocado, corn chips on the side – $8.50
SMOKED SALMON PATE Scratch-made w/house-smoked salmon, house-made pretzel bread – $6.95
DEEP FRIED PICKLES Badass Beer-battered, served w/ Memphis mayo – $2.95

TOMATO SOUP Tangy & tasty – $3.95
WOODSHOP CHILI House-smoked ground beef – $3.95 (smoked sour cream & cheddar .75)

WOODSHOP WEDGE Quarter iceberg head, crumbled house-smoked bacon, chopped hardboiled egg, chopped cucumber & tomatoes, grilled scallions & buttermilk bleu cheese dressing – $5.95
SMOKED CHICKEN SALSA Chopped house-smoked chicken atop mixed greens, house-pickled chilies & red onions, crisp flour tortilla strips, Union salsa & sour cream on the side Small (which isn't exactly small) – $6.95 Large – $12.95
SMOKED CAESAR Romaine, rye croutons, pecorino cheese, smoked Caesar dressing, anchovies upon request. Small (but packs a punch) $4.50 Large – $7.95 Add brisket, smoked chicken, smoked shrimp or pulled pork for – $2.95
CHERRY PORK SALAD House-smoked pulled pork, romaine, dried Michigan cherries & crispy fried onions with our honey mustard dressing Small (but don't be fooled by its size) – $5.95 Large – $10.95
SMOKED SHRIMP SALAD Our smoked shrimp, mixed greens, black beans, grilled sweet corn, red onions & crispy flour tortilla strips tossed with our roasted tomatillo & cilantro vinaigrette Small (but shrimpy!) – $8.95 Large – $13.95
COCO HOUSE SALAD Mixed greens, marinated tomatoes, garbanzo beans, feta, red wine vinaigrette Small – $3.95 Large – $7.95

All sandwiches served on a house-made bun
GRILLED CHICKEN CLUB Marinated grilled chicken breast, house maple bacon, house-smoked cheddar, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and Memphis mayo on a burger bun with a side of Woodshop potato salad – $10.95
HOT LINK ROLL House-made smoked spicy sausage served on a slaw-topped roll, Woodshop potato salad side – $7.95
PULLED PORK Pulled pork tossed in NC sauce with pickled chilies & coleslaw, on a Kaiser with Woodshop potato salad – $8.50
SMOKY DOGS House-smoked Winter's 901-L dogs (2), smoked & served with our dill relish or sweet & spicy relish, house-cut fries – $7.50
FRIED GREEN BLT Fried green tomatoes, MI maple bacon, dill horseradish cream, muenster, arugula and onion sprouts on house-made focaccia side of house cut fries with Memphis mayo – $9.95

All burgers served on a house-made bun and with our house-cut fries, best enjoyed flipped (we're not sure why, but it's true)
WOODSHOP BURGER Half-pound Angus beef patty topped with our smoked cheddar, house-made maple bacon, sliced pickles, onion rings & Memphis mayo – $10.95
THE PORKER House-ground pork patty, house-made MI maple bacon, house-made hot link, pickled chilies, Woodshop cold smoked cheddar, South Carolina mayo – $10.95 (SERVED MEDIUM)
JUICY LUCY Angus beef patties stuffed with American cheese, topped with pickled red onion – $9.95 (COOKED UNTIL PROPERLY JUICY)
THE PRETENDER House-made vegan patty, coal fired tomatoes, arugula, broccoli, sprouts, goat cheese, shiitake bacon, roasted garlic balsamic mayo – $10.95

Crafted and caramelized in our wood burning oven
YOU CHOOSE PIZZA Our base pizza includes our house cheese blend & tomato sauce. Add any item below. The Pie – $7.50
SAUCES Crushed tomato basil sauce, Garlic butter, Memphis sauce, Lockhart spicy sauce
VEGETABLES, ETC. (+$1 ea.) Marinated tomatoes, Olives, Arugula, Mushroom smother, Shallots, Onions, Roasted garlic, Pickled chilies, Shiitake bacon, Sweet peppers, Pineapple, Capers (.50), Onion sprouts (.50), Fresh basil (.50), Pickled garlic
CHEESES (+$1.50 ea.) House blend, Romano, Feta, Goat cheese, Bleu cheese, Smoked cheddar, Fresh mozzarella
MEATS (+$1.75 ea.) House-made maple bacon, Pepperoni, Hot link sausage, Prosciutto, Smoked chicken, Woodshop Italian sausage, Pulled pork, Anchovies, House-smoked tasso ham, Smoked shrimp (+$3), Smoked brisket (+$3)

MARGHERITA Fresh mozzarella, crushed tomato basil sauce, marinated tomatoes, fresh basil – $9.95
ROCKET Prosciutto, cheese blend, crushed tomato basil sauce, arugula – $9.95
WOODSHOP Smoked chicken, pulled pork, brisket, onions, Memphis sauce, cheese blend – $12.95
GARLIC Roasted garlic & onion sprouts, pickled garlic, crushed tomato basil sauce, goat cheese, cheese blend – $9.95
'SHROOM Mushroom smother, shallots, cheese blend, garlic butter sauce – $9.95
PINEAPPLE & TASSO House-smoked Tasso ham, grilled fresh pineapple, red onions, crushed tomato basil sauce, cheese blend – $10.50
CHIPOTLE SHRIMP Smoked shrimp, cilantro, red onions, grilled sweet corn, cheese blend, Lockhart spicy sauce – $11.50
LOADED POTATO Red skin potatoes, smoked cheddar, cheese blend, shiitake bacon, sour cream, chives, garlic butter sauce – $9.95


Choose any meat option with your choice of two different sides & a corn muffin with whipped sweet butter for – $14.95
Get a smoked meat sidecar: pulled pork, brisket, white or dark meat chicken or our house-made hot link for – $3.95
HALF CHICKEN Lightly rubbed & hardwood smoked right out back
BEEF BRISKET Heavily rubbed & smoked for 14 hours slow & low in green hardwood
PULLED PORK Pulled pork butt, smoked overnight in the backlot with green hardwood

SPARE RIBS Kansas City cut, rubbed & smoked, these are a larger, more serious rib...finished when we see the smoke ring...served with your choice of two different sides & a corn muffin with whipped sweet butter 1/2 slab – $16.95 full slab – $25.95
BACK RIBS There's nothing baby about our back ribs... unpeeled & smoked until they pull clean from the bone...served with your choice of two different sides & a corn muffin with whipped sweet butter 1/2 slab – $18.95 full slab – $26.95
SMOKED RIBEYE 14oz Ribeye hand-cut in-house & lightly smoked out back, chargrilled to temp, served with our hand-cut skin-on fries & Memphis mayo – $26.95
BLACKENED CATFISH American catfish blackened in cast-iron & served with Cajun remoulade & sides of black beans & rice – $11.95
WOODSHOP 101 Quarter chicken choice of white or dark meat, choice of pulled pork or brisket or house-made hot link, plus 2 bones of spare ribs or back ribs, served up with a corn muffin & whipped sweet butter – $20.95
CEDAR PLANKED SALMON Atlantic salmon grilled on Michigan cedar, served with vegetarian black beans & rice – $19.95
SCOTT'S SWEET POTATO BURRITO Roasted jalapeno sweet potatoes, black beans & spinach with our house cheese blend in a flour tortilla topped with sour cream & union salsa, Spanish rice on the side – $12.95
SHOP BURRITO Black beans & spinach in a flour tortilla topped with our cheese blend, stuffed with your choice of pulled pork or smoked chicken or smoked shrimp, topped with sour cream & union salsa, Spanish rice on the side – $13.95 (mash it with sweet potatoes for – $2.50)
UNION MAC & CHEESE Vermont sharp cheddar, Pinconning, penne rigate, bechamel, parmesan & crunchy crust – $13.75 (add house-cut ham for $2.25)

+$3 ea. unless included
Collard greens with house-smoked bacon | Sweet potato mash with charred jalapeno & Michigan maple syrup | Green bean casserole | Seasonal vegetable: fresh, local, fickle | Diane's cheesy potatoes | Hand-cut home fries served with Memphis mayo | Union Mac & Cheese (side order) | BBQ baked beans | Hand-dipped onion rings Badass Beer-battered served with Memphis mayo | Old school slaw | Vegetarian black beans & rice & Michigan maple syrup | Potato salad: Yukon Gold potatoes, whole grain

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Tomato & vinegar base, middle of the road, not too sweet or too spicy
LOCKHART, TEXAS Tomato based & very spicy with chipotle
HOLLY HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA Mustard & vinegar base, tangy & slightly sweet
DECATUR, ALABAMA "Alabama White Sauce", thin mayonnaise based, peppery & tart with a bit of horseradish
CHINATOWN, NYC "Chinese Char Siu", street food favorite with hoisin & ginger
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA Thin, vinegar based sauce, very tangy & spicy
HELL, MICHIGAN Ghost chili plus four others, capsaicin extract, Red Stag by Jim Beam & local maple syrup

All served with some sort of fruit or vegetable & a pop cup!
'SHOP DOG House-smoked Winter's 901-L dog served with house-cut fries – $3.95
CHICKEN TENDERS Two chicken tenders served with house-cut fries – $3.95
WOODSHOP GRILLED CHEESE American cheese on Texas toast with a pickle & fries – $3.95
KIDS' COCO PIZZA Cheese or pepperoni – $3.95
WOODCHIP BURGER 4oz ground beef patty with or without American cheese & sliced pickles, served with a tasty mound of our house-cut fries – $3.95
Side of UNION MAC & CHEESE It's the stuff of legend! – $3.95

Add a scoop of housemade liquid nitrogen vanilla ice cream for $2.50
CUPCAKE TRIO Assortment of three cupcakes from the Union General – $6
ICE CREAM SANDWICH TRIO Assortment of cookie and ice cream sandwiches, always featuring our classic chocolate chip with our changing varieties – $4.95
BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING Made with Jim Beam, topped with house-smoked sea salt & our fresh whipped cream – $3.95
BROWNIE POT PIE Bittersweet chocolate brownie, milk chocolate ganache, cinnamon pie crust, tangy caramel drizzle, house-made vanilla nitrogen ice cream – $4.95
SEASONAL COBBLER (You will want to add our house-made vanilla nitrogen ice cream) – $3.95
MAPLE BOURBON SUNDAE MI maple syrup and Jim Beam sauce over house-made liquid nitrogen ice cream with house-smoked Spanish peanuts – $5.25
DEEP FRIED TWINKIE Badass Beer-battered & deep fried with chocolate sauce – $2.95






This is downtown Clarkston. This is a few throwback blocks on Main Street dead-nuts between Exit 91 on I-75 and Dixie Highway. There, past well-preserved houses that were built close enough to M15 to hear the horses trotting through the trees, you'll find a downtown that dares to standout among the chains and franchises of every other exit. Rudy's Market. Essense On Main. KH Homes. Frank & Me. The Parsonage. Morgan's Service.

And, of course, the fabled spire of the Clarkston Union and the cozy draw of Union General (you can tell we're proud of our siblings). The Most-Macked Mac & Cheese. Some 35 beers on 45 taps. And gifts, bath, body, toys, cards, coffee, Will Cole Chocolates, and the most cared-about cupcakes you can find – all in the Union's Store next door.

But today, all you need to do to find some legendary grub in downtown Clarkston is roll your window down. Rely on some dormant senses. Let the smoky waft of the backlot smoker pull you in like yogi to a lost picnic basket.

This place is different. this place is not something built on a padlot. This is a legitimate joint in a legitimate smalltown. And you've just found it.


Union Woodshop
18 South Main
Clarkston, MI 48346

  • 248-625-5660
  • Mon - Thurs: 4pm – 10PM
    Fri: 4PM – 11PM
    Sat: 12PM – 11PM
    Sun: 12PM – 9PM