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Smokey's Southern Barbeque

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At the Intersection of Highway 20 and 395, Between Chesterton and Michigan City, Chesterton, IN 46304
+1 219-878-1418
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Taylor, Michigan
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209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a small road side restaurant. It appears to have been renovated within the past year or so. An area outside has been cleared and lumber was piled, presumably for an out door seating area. The interior is of a rustic decor and is nicely done. Upon entering, we noticed a menu sign listing, ribs, beef, pulled pork, pork... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 11:45am on 9/7- the place was closed even though the hrs were posted on the door. We drove 30 mins to try this BBQ. There are plenty of places to spend our money other than restaurants who do not respect their customers.

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Valparaiso
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

On Hwy 20 a couple miles east of Hwy 49 is an incredible little place. Great pulled pork and coleslaw. Decent prices. Ribs and rib tips aren't to bad either. I stop by whenever I'm passing by for a good meal.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food.... and live in Chicago! We went to the Dunes the other day to an unplanned trip. We had snacks but no qfood. My wife got hungry so i found this place online and off we went. What a pleasant surprise! I had the pulled pork sandwich and she got the sirloin. Both were awesome - juicy and tasty.... More 

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Thank Ivan P
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Went back here after being out of the area for about 15 years and was not disappointed! The menu was very much the same to what I remember and that's great because it was just as good if not way better! Got the pulled pork, Cole slaw, some potatoes, and sweet tea for 20something bucks. The assortment of sauces (sweet... More 

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Chesterton, Indiana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely love this little hidden treasure. Good things come in small packages, and this place is no different. I always get the "cattle man" steak sandwhich, simple ingredients and powerful flavors! Sauce on the side for pulled pork or sandwhiches...BOTH ARE AMAZING! Ribs are to die for and fall apart in your mouth. And I love... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

First off, double check the directions provided to this place via TripAdvisor. We were sent to a subdivision near a gas station several miles from the real location. (I have contacted TripAdvisor.) After going to the restaurant's own website, we were able to navigate here, and we are glad we did. This cute little woodsy style cabin building is at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

This little shack of a place has the best BBQ I have found north of Memphis or Kansas City. The pulled pork is unbelievable good. To me, one test of great BBQ is whether the meat is so tasty by itself you are reluctant to add sauce. Few places anywhere in the country fit that description as well as this... More 

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

My wife and I were very disapointed in the price and the quality of the food. We were hungry and wanted to try a local establishment and I was very sorry we stopped here. The BBQ tasted like it had been cooked the previous day or so, and the portion sizes were unbelievable small. The Coleslaw was excellent, but it... More 

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Thank pjungel
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

It's an unassuming little (I mean LITTLE) shack that I found by asking Google Maps for the "best barbecue in Northwest Indiana" as I was returning to Chicago from the Michigan shore. The lady behind the counter -- and in front, she took our order and served it -- was nice. The food was very good: the meat and BBQ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At the Intersection of Highway 20 and 395, Between Chesterton and Michigan City, Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Chesterton
  • Phone Number: +1 219-878-1418

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?