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Smokehouse On Shelby
Barbecue Restaurant
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1103 Shelby St Indianapolis, IN 46203
1103 Shelby StreetUSIndianaIndianapolis46203
Barbecue RestaurantToday 10:30AM–9PM
Thursday 10:30AM–9PMFriday 10:30AM–10:30PMSaturday 10:30AM–10:30PMSunday 11:30AM–5PMMonday 10:30AM–3PMTuesday 10:30AM–8PMWednesday 10:30AM–9PM
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Historic theater with a retro vibe houses this informal BBQ restaurant serving smoked meats & sides.- Google
"The pulled pork sandwich I had was amazing with it."
"I'm not big on brisket but I LOVE it here--smokey and tender."
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Alex Slusser
in the last week
Despite all the other reviews, I loved this place. We had a great experience and the raspberry bbq sauce is something I've never had before but still remember years later. The pulled pork sandwich I had was amazing with it. I'd go back.
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6 months ago
Can lemonade, Apple sauce, and a grilled cheese sandwich be made so poorly that a hungry six year old won't eat it? Yes. Yes it can, at this place. The food was really bad. The only reason I am not giving it a one star review is that the decore is kind of cool and they serve local beers. If you are looking for anything beyond that, don't go here....
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Kevin Kapoun
9 months ago
I should have known to avoid this place when all of the other restaurants in the area were packed and this place had like 10 people, but we were in a hurry. I ordered a beer, which took about 15 minutes to get to me. They gave me a different beer saying the one i ordered was out. I wish they had just come back and asked me what I wanted, but they didn't charge me for it so I can't be too mad. We ordered the brisket meal and pulled pork meal. They brought us brisket and pulled pork sandwiches with all the wrong sides. They took them back and brought us our correct orders, but the brisket was cold, tough, and very dry. Brisket shouldn't need sauce, but this stuff barely qualified as brisket. None of the sauces were good, all tasted burnt as another reviewer said. As they brought us our plates the waitress dropped one of my biscuits. She said she would bring me more but never did. The prices are very reasonable, but for the quality it still is not worth it when there are so many better options in the area. The jalepeno poppers were pretty good
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Travis Vannatta
12 months ago
Food is great. But today I received the worst customer service ive had in years. I come in to order food to go and am greeted and talked to by 4 different servers and it takes over 10 minutes for someone to finally come put my order in. Not to mention the entire time I waited all I heard was the serving staff bitching about their customers.
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Lloyd Walker
a month ago
Looking at the reviews graph, you can see people either love it or hate it.... I'm not big on brisket but I LOVE it here--smokey and tender. The pulled pork is good, too. Some of the side items leave a little to be desired: the mac n cheese is rather bland even though it has more than one kind of cheese in it, and the cole slaw, also bland, seems to be made with mayo instead of Miracle Whip (THE HORROR!) The sweet potato fries, however, are DEEEELICIOUS, julienne cut and fried just right. The portions are big, the price reasonable, and the service decent. I've eaten here twice, will likely return soon!
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Ronald Scroggins
a month ago
Pretty good food! Service was great and fast!
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James Compton
7 months ago
Pulled pork was dry, brisket chili was ok...waited forever for the food and there was maybe 8 people in there...almost tasted like homemade 2 day old pulled pork from the crockpot
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Aaron Kleyla
11 months ago
"Made daily" brisket was cold, tough, and dry. The kids had all fried items which were decent except for the fried biscuits, which looked fried once and then fried again. It was all of grease. Overall, it filled our bellies and the service was ok, but I don't see a reason to come back.


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