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Smokey's Southern Barbeque

At the Intersection of Highway 20 and 395, Between Chesterton and Michigan City, Chesterton, IN 46304
+1 219-878-1418
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
“ribs” (11 reviews)
“homemade pies” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
At the Intersection of Highway 20 and 395, Between Chesterton and Michigan City, Chesterton, IN 46304
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for fine dining and booze, you can pass this place by. BUT, if you are looking for good, super value, totally unpretentious good, don't pass this place by. We noticed it on our way to the MC outlets and decided we...More

Thank JLicharson
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for great authentic BBQ; our go-to place when we need our BBQ fix, have never been disappointed

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

What more is there to say. Outside of Memphis, this is a go to. The secret side of the day...pecan pie...sweet tea. All the essentials packed in a small facility ready to satisfy your hunger for BBQ.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I drive by Smokey's ten times each week and I finally stopped in for carry-out. And if you like Kid Rock, he loves the place too. Great pulled pork sandwich that is smokey and flavorful. One side is served with the sandwich and we loved...More

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Great pulled pork platters and sandwiches. Wonderful sides: especially baked beans and cole slaw. The homemade pies are delicious, but I never have any room left. I always get a slice of pie to go.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food was outstanding - authentic southern style barbecue, with a great selection of homemade sides. Service was fast and very friendly in a warm, cozy atmosphere

Thank Falconer D
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A small spot with fantastic barbecue, sides, and pies. I've never dined in because there are just a few tables. Typically, I place carryout orders for family dinners and have never been disappointed. A great hidden gem of a place!

Thank veritas2578
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great small-town place. The owner treats everyone like she has known them forever. The food is phenomenal. Ribs, pulled pork, parsley chive potatoes, etc. HUGE servings. Have never been disappointed!

Thank penny p
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...More

Thank tiggerthehun
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.

5  Thank Steve C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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