Venture out and into a uniquely distinctive and delicious Southern style BBQ experience.

Smoketown Blues welcomes you to a slice of Southern pleasure in the heart of downtown Valparaiso. Our BBQ combines a unique balance of the finest meats, smoke-kissed flavor, locally farmed ingredients, signature sauces, spice blends, and woods sourced from the South.

SIGNATURE RIBS
AND SAUCES

Born from years of experience.

Our ribs marry the flavors of Southern wood with premium cuts of meat and house-crafted BBQ sauces like Cherry Chipotle, Honey Habanero, and Tennessee Whiskey — tastes that can’t be duplicated

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SMOKED MEATS

We take smoke seriously here.

Our prime grade meats are smoked low and slow using our own blend of apple, hickory, pecan, and cherry woods — creating the perfect balance of smoke and flavor.

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HOMEMADE SIDES

Artisan meats need some authentic sides.

Complement your meal with the comforting, multidimensional flavor of homemade sides made from scratch and fit for a full Southern BBQ spread.

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DECADENT DESSERTS

Bring some sweet to the heat.

The perfect finish to your night out. Our sweet desserts are smooth as the blues and exclusively provided by Belle Estanni Bake Shoppe of Valparaiso.

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WE ONLY SMOKE THE GOOD STUFF

Our process might not be the easy way, but it’s the only way to bring authentic Southern BBQ to Northwest Indiana.

Natural woods from the American South

Woods sourced from the Southern region of the United States marry gentle flavors—a combination of apple, hickory, cherry, and pecan — with our premium cuts of meat.

Clean fire and thin, blue smoke

A clean-burning fire at just the right temperature produces thin, blue smoke — a smoke free of harsh properties and full of that familiar, delicious character.

Smoke-kissed and perfectly finished

Signature blends of smoke, dry-rubs, and sauces create a delicious, thin outer bark and an inner “smoke ring” revealing tender meat inside — the hallmark of artisan BBQ.

DINING & DRINKS

“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet”

– William Butler Yeats

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The Dining Room

Tuesday to Thursday | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday to Saturday | 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Bar

Tuesday to Thursday | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday to Saturday | 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VISIT SMOKETOWN BLUES

Enjoy some Southern BBQ in historic downtown Valparaiso, Indiana across from Central Park.

Location

We’re Open

Enjoy Southern BBQ
Tuesday – Saturday

Have a Bite

Location

We’re Open

Enjoy Southern BBQ
Tuesday – Saturday

VISIT SMOKETOWN BLUES

Enjoy some Southern BBQ in historic downtown Valparaiso, Indiana across from Central Park.

Have a Bite

CONTACT

Smoketown Blues

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If Southern BBQ makes you feel right at home, expand your culinary horizons even farther with these great flavors.

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