Indiana's Best BBQ

You don't have to travel south for great BBQ. It's and Indiana tradition! Take a tasty tour of the Top 10.

Shigs in Pit

Shigs in Pit

2008 Fairfield Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN 46802



Squealers Barbeque Grill

5515 W. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 871-7427

This barbeque restaurant started in the 90s winning awards on the BBQ competition circuit. In 2001 they opened their first dine-in restaurant, and have since opened two more around Central Indiana. By partnering with the non-prof Indiana Pork, Squealers provides great tasting barbeque while supporting local farmers.


Barbecue and Bourbon

Barbecue and Bourbon
1414 Main Street
Speedway, IN 46224
(317) 241-6940

This family owned barbecue joint offers wood smoked barbecue along side craft whiskey. Come and have some great food and catch some live music at this local favorite hangout.

The Firehouse BBQ and Blues

Firehouse BBQ and Blues
400 N. 8th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 488-0312

As the name suggests, this barbeque place was started by two firefighters in an 1800's fire station in the Historic Depot District of Richmond. They have great music in a unique atmopshere, and of course some kick butt barbeque.

Bub's BBQ

Bub's BBQ
120 8th Avenue NE
DeMotte, IN 46310
(219) 987-2909

Bub's BBQ offers carry out BBQ made fresh every day. Get there early, because some days they run out early, since they make everything from slow smoked meats to sides daily. Their meat is cooked on hickory wood for 12 hours to make sure it's flavorful and fresh!

Rick's Smokehouse & Grill

Rick's Smokehouse & Grill
3102 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
(812) 235-8335

Rick's mission was to provide the Wabash Valley with great BBQ, and that's exactly what he's done! They're serving up great southern style barbecue without having to leave Indiana.

King Ribs Bar-B-Q

King Ribs Bar-B-Q
3145 W. 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 488-0223

Founded in 1990, by Theopolis Clardy Sr., the premise was built on fast service. King Ribs established one of the first drive thru barbecue restaurants in Indiana, providing barbecue can be served in a fast manner, and still provide amazing food!

Big Hoffa's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Big Hoffa's Bar-B-Que
800 E. Main Street
Westfield, IN 46074
(317) 867-0077

Big Hoffa's was started by Adam Hoffman, who had been cooking barbecue for his friend for years in California before he moved to Indiana. Now, he is making amazing smoked barbecue for everyone. He smokes his meats for hours on end, with his brisket smoking for 30 hours!


Porkys BBQ of Paoli

Porkys BBQ of Paoli
711 West Main Street
Paoli, IN 47454
(812) 723-2271

This barbecue joint is a hidden gem not far from French Lick Resort. Try their homemade mac and cheese, a favorite among regulars!

Wagner's Ribs

Wagner's Ribs
361 Wagner Road
Porter, IN 46304
(219) 926-7614

As you can tell by the name, Wagner's claim to fame is their mouth watering ribs. Enjoy them outside on their patio with a beer off their extensive beer list. Keep in mind they are 21 and older.