Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Indianapolis

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis 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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#20. Chili's

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6020 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254-3905
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#19. Fitzgerald's Lunch House

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9130 Otis Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216-2030
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#18. Super Sharks Fish & Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $
- Address: 6925 E 38th St Lawrence, Indianapolis, IN 46226-5619
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#17. His Place Eatery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6916 E 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46219-1105
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#16. Bando Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8015 Pendleton Pike Ste F, Indianapolis, IN 46226-4087
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#15. Divine Bar B Cue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8748 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46231
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#14. Mama's House Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8867 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226-4111
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#13. Half Liter BBQ & Beer Hall

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5301 Winthrop Ave Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3281
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#12. Weber Grill - Indianapolis

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,788 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2804
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#11. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8820 US 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227
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#10. Grilliant Foods

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4320 W 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268-2911
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#9. Squealers Bbq

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5899 E 86th St On The North Side Of Castleton Mall, Indianapolis, IN 46250-3502
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#8. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3645 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
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#7. Hank's Smoked Briskets

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3736 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St Ste A, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4166
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#6. King Ribs Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 3145 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2780
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#5. City Barbeque

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7863 US 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227-5993
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#4. Sugarfire

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 24 W Washington St Nextdoor To The Conrad, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3402
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#3. City Barbeque

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 621 W 11th St 621 West 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3043
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#2. City Barbeque

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9116 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46234-2556
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#1. Squealers Barbeque Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (211 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5515 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1506
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