Indiana Barbeque on the Hoosier BBQ Culinary Trail

Food & Beverage, Indiana Tour Planner

Savor the best in Indiana barbeque with succulent steaks and juicy burgers on the Hoosier BBQ™ Culinary Trail, a must-try for the meat lovers in your group

These Indiana barbeque restaurants often include beer gardens and private rooms that welcome groups, and their diverse culinary selections will leave your entire party satisfied and coming back for more.

Southern Indiana Barbeque

Begin along the Ohio River at the Tell City Pour Haus (A), an expansive pub housed in a 1907 machine shop. Admire the exposed brickwork and enjoy live music on the patio while you enjoy local Indiana brews on tap. Specialties include a spicy bacon bourbon cheeseburger served on a toasted brioche bun and an award-winning pulled pork sandwich slathered with Brewmaster BBQ sauce.

Offering panoramic views of the French Lick Resort, Hagen’s Club House Restaurant (B) serves steaks and barbecue classics in a traditional supper club setting. Specialties include Hagen’s Signature Barbecue Ribs, surf ‘n’ turf combinations and the Hole-in-One Hot Brown, a slow-roasted turkey breast topped with Mornay sauce.

Indianapolis Area BBQ

Rustic antler chandeliers and taxidermy game animals greet visitors to Thirty-Six Saloon (C) in Rockville, a wood-paneled restaurant that serves plentiful baskets of pork chops, ribeye and chicken breast smothered with melted cheese, sautéed onions, bacon and mushrooms. There’s plentiful patio seating and frequent performances by local bands, so be sure to stop by after exploring nearby Turkey Run State Park. Located in Mooresville just southwest of Indianapolis, Squealers Barbeque Grill (D) began as a popular traveling food truck, which led to a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Squealers offers award-winning Kansas City style BBQ, with specialties including their barbeque ribs, pulled pork and jumbo wings.

Western and Northern Indiana BBQ

Guests at Bird’s Smokehouse BBQ (E) in Daleville can relax in a log cabin-inspired dining space and savor slow-cooked hickory meats like succulent pulled pork and tender beef brisket. Sides include homemade baked beans, southern potato salad and smoked baked potatoes. Conclude your day in Fort Wayne at Landing Beer Company (F). Quench your thirst with Northern Indiana beers on tap and enjoy one of their succulent smoked meat platters or the avocado smash-style burgers with house chips.

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