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Shigs in Pit

) #7 of 537 Restaurants in Fort Wayne ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5114
+1 260-387-5903
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“burnt ends” (39 reviews)
“baked beans” (35 reviews)
“pulled pork” (52 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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2008 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5114
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 review

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family is from the Tennessee and down there they have all kinds of amazing little BBQ places but here in northern Indiana there are hardly any BBQ restaurants. What little there is take like a poorly made knockoff compared to real barbeque joints, EXCEPT...More

Thank Olivia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best BBQ in FW! This place knows how to pull the pork. The dining room is nothing to be desired, but the food is good enough to cover for the lack of ambience, or you can take it out to your preferred locale.

Thank Deutschophile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small quaint place but excellent BBQ. I dont know what I like more The pulled pork or the brisket. Probably one of the best BBQ places in Fort Wayne. Also on a side note they are opening a second location in Fort Wayne soon. Inside...More

Thank Keith C
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Keith! We hope to see you at our new location in June!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here to eat a couple of times and been to places where they have gotten food from Shigs and pit for catering. Their food is always a knockout and it is always top-notch and I have never been disappointed with anything that I've...More

Thank Brian Y
Shigs in Pit B, Public Relations Manager at Shigs in Pit, responded to this review

Thank you so much Brian!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not crazy about pulled pork 2nd time I've tried and it's so fatty I am only able to eat a few bites. The sides are all amazing and my hubby does love the ribs.

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I were in town for The Vera Bradley Warehouse sale. We asked a local for a recommendation for dinner and Shigs and Pits is what she recommended. We went and it was sooooo good. You order at the counter. Two sides come...More

Thank CKay711
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As soon as you pull into the parking lot you cannot wait to order. The smokey BBQ smell is amazing. Order the Big Shig Platter if it is your first visit. That way you can taste a variety of items. Not a huge place inside...More

Thank rosebud442014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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.