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Best BBQ

Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time for BBQ.

We LOVE Hoosier BBQ here at the Holcomb Crew, and so does Eric. After all, who can resist the smell of pork, brisket and chicken in the smoker? So as Indiana re-opens, we wanted to share with you a list of some of Eric’s favorite places to chow down on slow-cooked meats.

Restaurants are starting to reopen, and we can safely support them! Remember — as you start to patronize your favorite restaurants and local businesses, be sure to check the Indiana State Department of Health website. Local leaders and the businesses in your community might have additional requirements, too, so be sure to check with them, and please follow all guidelines.

Check out our list, and let us know if we missed your favorite spot.

One Indiana | Best BBQ

  • Squealers, Indianapolis and Mooresville Some of the best BBQ in the whole state, don’t miss out on trying their award-winning brisket and ribs! 
  • Doc’s Smokehouse, Dyer – They know the true meaning of low and slow. Their hickory-smoked BBQ is mouthwatering, smoky goodness, and one of our absolute favorites! 
  • Bird’s Smokehouse BBQ, Daleville Follow your nose on I-69, and you’ll find yourself in a large log cabin in Daleville with perfectly smoked meats.
  • Big Hoffa’s, Westfield – They smoke both their brisket and their pork for more than 24 hours…enough said. You gotta check it out. 
  • King Ribs, Indianapolis One of the first BBQ restaurants in Indiana! When you get to the drive-through, be prepared for a long line (it’s worth it).
  • Shigs in Pit, Fort Wayne– Born out of a competition BBQ team, Shigs serves up award-winning BBQ and their founders still compete in contests across the Midwest. 
  • Rick’s Smokehouse BBQ & Grill, Terre Haute – Back in the 90s, you might have had Rick’s meats at the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. Today you’ll find his BBQ full-time in Terre Haute!
  • Firehouse BBQ and Blues, Richmond – This is absolutely one of Indiana’s most unique restaurants and a great place to get a bite. And, yes, it’s inside an actual firehouse! 
  • Porky’s BBQ, Paoli – Come enjoy some of Indiana’s finest BBQ outdoors!
  • Legends of Notre Dame, South Bend Right on Notre Dame’s campus, this classic Hoosier eatery serves thousands of hungry students every single year. 
  • Thirty-Six Saloon, Rockville Lined with award-winning wood carvings, animal trophies, and Harley Davidson decor, you have to come see Thirty-Six Saloon for yourself. 
  • Jefferson Street BBQ, Converse – They are committed to being 100% local, and are proud members of Indiana grown.  
  • Rusted Silo, Lizton – Come and see for yourself why “farm to table, doesn’t have to cost an arm & a leg!”

Thanks for reading our list! No matter whether you’re dining in or ordering take-out, be sure to be safe while supporting our Hoosier small businesses.

-Your Holcomb Crew