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The BBQ Trail has 13 stops. Allow 2-3 days.


What could be better than your fingers covered in delicious secret recipe barbecue sauce? Maybe a belly filled with barbequed pork, chicken or beef? Regions of the United States are known for different styles of barbeque. Hoosiers proudly create and offer their favorite techniques and recipes to hungry travelers.


36 Saloon

36 Saloon offers a one of a kind establishment with family dining,a game room with two pool tables & darts (21 & over), and three full bars.The Hog Pit offers fresh, slow smoked meats with mesquite wood.The Hog Pit menu offers a variety of meals and appetizers. Enjoy live music on their seasonal outdoor deck and bar in a fun, decorative atmosphere.


Aaron’s Lakehouse


Located in Rockville, Indiana Aaron’s Lakehouse is a delicious stop you won’t want to miss. A delicious salad bar and an eclectic menu with steak, pizza, seafood and more make this a tasty stop on the BBQ trail.


Big Hoffa's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Big Hoffa's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que was rated 3rd Best Barbeque in the nation by Tabelog and Indiana's #1 BBQ Restaurant by Yahoo! Signature dishes include the Hoffanator with Macaroni & Cheese and Fries.


Bill & Dave's Barbecue Pit

Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit serves pork, ribs, chicken, mutton, beef, plate lunches, and sandwiches for carryout, catering, or eat-in! The BBQ pork ribs are a must have dish along with the homemade fried chicken. The dessert buffet has some incredible choices including several homemade pies such as their version of Key Lime pie and the famous banana pudding.


Fireside Cafe

Visit Fireside Cafe in their cozy, beautiful dining room or carry out through Shipshewana’s first ever drive-through. Fireside cafe offers house-smoked meats, homemade recipes, house made ice cream, locally roasted coffee and more!

Jefferson Street BBQ

Since 2012, Jefferson Street BBQ has prided themselves on local food and is a true story about a farm-to-fork connection. Jefferson Street BBQ is a different kind of restaurant with a fun and unique atmosphere!

Jimmie’s Dairy Bar

Since 1954, Jimmie’s Dairy Bar has been proudly serving some of the best barbeque in Indiana. This adorable multi cuisine restaurant offers burgers, fish and more. Enjoy a hand dipped ice cream cone or share a banana split for dessert.


Legends of Notre Dame


It’s easy to see why Legends of Notre Dame is Michiana’s favorite place to relax with family, friends and food. Watch the game on one of their 23 flat screens and choose an entree from their special football weekend or tailgate menus. Legends serves family-friendly sights, smiles, and surprises that make every visit a fun-filled treat.


Marcy's Restaurant

Marcy's Restaurant is a family friendly restaurant located in Leopold, Indiana.


Montezuma Grill


Stop by Montezuma Grill for some delicious Latin American Cuisine.

Smackwater Cove Bar and Grill

Smackwater Cove Bar and Grill is a great family restaurant in Derby, Indiana that offers a beautiful view of the Ohio River. Their large dining room can is great for hosting large crowds and events.


Squealers Barbeque Grill


Squealers Award Winning Barbeque takes great pride in offering the best southern-style, award winning bar-b-que around. They use only the finest cuts of meat, seasoned to perfection. To ensure the best quality possible, Squealers Award Winning Barbeque prepares their southern-style cuisine fresh daily.


Tell City Pour Haus

‚ÄčThe Pour Haus is the Tri-State's premier venue for LIVE music, all year round located in Tell City, Indiana. They offer a wide variety of menu choices, drinks and the area's largest craft beer selection.