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Squealers Award Winning Barbeque 5515 W. 86th St.

squealers pics 015This joint has a rather large fan base and subsequently receives a lot of word of mouth advertising. Which is the best. It is sincere and heartfelt, and free. And it certainly seems warranted. They have won national awards for their pig and their sauce.

The place consists of 3 separate rooms. A large main dining area with 2 smaller adjacent rooms. They also have a full bar. Which was a pleasant surprise, I wasn’t aware they sold beer.

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They have an extensive menu, covering all the BBQ bases. Hog, brisket, rib eye, chicken,turkey and sausage. I found out after the fact they purchase their sausage raw and smoke it in-house. My kind of joint.

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I was torn between the brisket and the smoked prime rib sandwich. They smoke off the rib, shave it and serve it Philly style with peppers and onions and cheese. Now that sounds good. I felt compelled to go with the brisket sandwich. I really like brisket.

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The sandwich comes with choice of 2 sides for $7.99, and you can order it wet or dry. You also get your choice on sauce. Sweet, hot or mix of both. Pat and I both opted for the both. Their Award winning sauce was really outstanding. Nicely sweet with just the right of amount of heat. The beans were tasty with bits of meat in it. They fit really well with smoked meat. I prefer my beans just a tad thicker, but that is merely a personal preference. The coleslaw was delicious. Thick and sweet a perfect complement to BBQ. Now as for the brisket. I can’t recall the last time I had brisket so nicely done. Tasty, tender and check out the smoke ring. Now that is one beautiful sight. I especially liked that they use sweet white onion. I certainly don’t know who issued that memo that says restaurants should use “red” onions, but I wish someone would rescind it. A Vidalia style onion is the best possible choice to eat with meat. Again my personal taste

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So seriously folks this is one serious smoke house. They offer the best smoked I have had,to date in Indy. Once again. My personal taste. However I think quite a few folks would agree.

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8 responses

  1. I agree with you on Vidalias. I used to think that would be a pretty name for a girl. So is the mascot there a wolf, eating pork? I think Pat got a little dyslexic on his Squlears. The smoke ring does look nice. I like all the black bits on brisket. Gonna eat some tomorrow!

    May 16, 2014 at 9:08 am

    • Yeah Pat was off his game. The logo is a pig with cow horns. I should have done a better job in taking a picture of it. I am curious as to which post you read. I had too many tabs going on and after publishing I couldn’t see it. I did find another tab with an unfinished version that I updated. So I just don’t know. Would you be so kind as to look for me. I don’t always get the same version as other folks. Thank you.

      May 16, 2014 at 9:27 am

      • Well I guess it is. A pig eating bacon… I think people are supposed to over look the cannibalistic aspect and just see the whimsy of a pig’s head with cow horns… or something. Of course since they also smoked chicken and turkey maybe they should change it to a pig with wings and cow horns. Any way enjoy you’re brisket. And I agree the bark is the best part,and the “burnt ends”.

        May 16, 2014 at 9:39 am

  2. Joe

    RE: the beans. I had to take them home one time I ate there (Mooresville loc) and the next day cold out of the refrigerator made them beyond outstanding.

    Their St. Louis style ribs are the best I’ve had, BBQ Nachos are also very good.

    May 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    • Cold baked beans. So under appreciated. Thanks for the tip ( no pun intended ). I want to eat it all.

      May 16, 2014 at 9:53 am

  3. Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from.

    Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity,
    Guess I’ll just bookmark this page.

    July 23, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    • Why thank you. You can always subscribe to the blog and it will come to your E mail account automatically. It’s free and easy. Thanks for commenting.

      July 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

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