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Shigs in Pit

2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5114
+1 260-387-5903
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (39 reviews)
“baked beans” (35 reviews)
“pulled pork” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5114
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are a meat loving Barbecue Fan this is the spot for you. You order at the window from a sizeable menu with tasty mains and interesting (and good) sides and dine in a comfortable, casual rustic themes dining room with plenty of light...More

Thank tuftedtraveler
Reviewed yesterday

We generally like to get the BBQ dinner plates with 2 meats. Hubby always gets the ribs cause he loves them. His 2nd meat option is the pit ham, which I can verify is sooo good. lol I order the brisket and pulled pork option....More

Thank Janers55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my husband's birthday we decided to try Shigs in Pit for lunch. He is a big smoked meat fan--- me not so much. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the smoked pork sandwich. It was lean and flavorful- not greasy...More

Thank jonesyMidwest
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We're glad you gave us a try.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name is cool. The Trip Advisor rating is good. However, the food was not. The brisket looked bad, and tasted like it came out of a can of Spam. Maybe it was near the end of the day and the old stuff was being...More

Thank cyeack
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. Please email myself at madmarketing@madbrew.com if there is anything we can do for you to have you try us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

ordered 4 takeout meals. pulled pork, slaw, beans. the food was good, but not great. not as fresh tasting as expected. barbeque had a good flavor. restaurant was clean and organized, prices were reasoable. not sure if we will be back.

Thank x_fixxxer_x
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We'd certainly love to have you back. If we can do anything for you, please email myself at madmarketing@madbrew.com.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your opinion will largely be based on whether you prefer dry rub ribs vs. wet. These are dry rub and are pretty tasty. I actually prefer them slathered in sauce, and there sauce is also not bad. The sides were delicious, especially the potato casserole...More

Thank GR260
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in and for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Some of the most delicious bbq we've ever had! The sides are just as delicious as the meat & everything is very well priced. There were 6 of us in our party & each of us thoroughly enjoyed everything we tried. The green beans...More

Thank Shawna A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Noisy with small table seating facility near downtown Ft Wayne. We were rather disappointed in this restaurant. The ribs are tasty but rather dry. The pit ham was rather tasteless thin slices of ham. Not much parking available.

Thank chabe307
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tasting BBQ. Kind of simple eating area with chairs that aren't real comfortable but they seem to take care of the area. Probably better for adults, due to some language in the kitchen, what's on the tv or signage, but not terrible by any...More

Thank nonstudying
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We'll make sure to pass this review on to our management team.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I listened to the reviews and tried this place. We are from down south and just moved to Fort Wayne recently. I am so sorry to say that this BBQ is not good at all. The chicken is so dry and cut into gross little...More

Thank Jennifer R
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Jennifer, I am very sorry to hear about this. We take pride in our quality and service and it looks like your visit did not meet our level. Please send us an email at madmarketing@madbrew.com. I'd love to get you in touch with our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5114
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-387-5903
  • E-mail
Description
Shigs in Pit started as a competition BBQ team composed of Mad Anthony owners, Todd Grantham and Jeff Neels along with their friend Stefan Kelley, a networks services manager for Logikos. Within a few short years the team amassed Eleven Kansas City Barbecue Society Grand Championships, Five Reserve Grand Championships and numerous other awards for their smoked meats. In 2012, Grantham and Neels (with the blessing of Kelley) along with Mad Anthony Brewing Company partner Blaine Stuckey opened a restaurant and catering business with their award-winning recipes at the corner of Fairfield and Taylor in Fort Wayne.

Shigs in Pit Barbeque is a proud sister company to Mad Anthony Brewing Company.
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