Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Fort Wayne

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Fort Wayne

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Fort Wayne on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#8. Buffalo Wings & Ribs

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4636 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-5548
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#7. Bill's Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 305 E Washington Center Rd Inside Ramada Hotel, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-4406
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#6. The Lucky Moose

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 622 Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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#5. Smokey Bones Fort Wayne

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1203 Apple Glen Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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#4. Shigs In Pit BBQ & Brew

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6250 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835-2526
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#3. Lucille's BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9011 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818-1801
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#2. Ziffle's Rib Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6340 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-7023
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#1. Shigs in Pit

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (389 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5114
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