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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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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Valparaiso, Indiana
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Michigan City, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Taylor, Michigan
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225 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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 

Thank tiggerthehun
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

4 Thank Steve C
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank Richard B
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2 reviews
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 

Thank Ivan P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Thank Frequenttravel48
Chesterton, Indiana
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17 reviews
13 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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499 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?