The North End Barbeque and Moonshine

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Welcome to The North End Barbeque and Moonshine! We look forward to seeing you.

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NO BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE DAD THAN WITH SOME BARBECUE FROM THE NORTH END!! DINE INSIDE OR OUT, ENJOY TRADITIONAL BBQ AND AN EXTENSIVE WHISKEY/BOURBON LIST!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service both were excellent. Very impressed, since we had a party of 7 at a late hour on Mother’s Day - after they had been swamped all day. We actually closed down the place without feeling hurried or hassled. We will return.

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JM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of my top favorite restaurants. Best bbq ever. I have never had anything there that wasn't simply amazing.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will plan on going back soon

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BF
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar was great , food was awesome and the service was very timely

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We decided to dine at North End because it’s part of the ownership of Late Harvest. I guess because of that I expected more. It’s casual, folksy dining. Be prepared for a menu of meat and carbs with a couple of vegetable options. Some at my table ordered brisket, one a burger and I ordered pulled pork. The friends enjoyed the brisket, the burger patties appeared shrunken and small in comparison to the bun while I found the pork dry. All in all a perfectly fine dining experience but not a repeat.

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h
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great service

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BG
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service. Alcoholic beverages are always top notch, no mixes, well made. Food is good. One of our favorite spots.

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SP
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised! Food was great and there were even healthy choices! Great service.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Usually an excellent experience but Saturday left 6 regular customers wondering if we would return. Server rarely visited table. It took forever to get drinks and water refills were non existent. We were a table of adults willing to pay for more drinks but the size of the pour was awful. We had to go to the bar for refills because server didn’t attend to table.

Food was cold upon delivery but went ahead and ate because we wanted forever for the food.

Not sure if GM changed or what but this was a poorly run restaurant Saturday evening.

So disappointing.

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TP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us went Sat night 4/13/19 we were seated outside on the heated enclosed patio. (nice) I was pleasantly surprised they had Fresh Char Grilled Oysters with garlic/parmesan chili oil and WOW were they good. I had the St Louis cut spare ribs and they were great not fall off the bone but bite through with mild smoke flavor. My wife had the Brisket as did one of our friends I sampled some and it was very good. The side dishes were also top notch, the wait staff were spot on and attentive.
Reasonably priced and GOOD Q. The whiskey selection is also great
We will be back for sure

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiter was trying to hurry us. We told him it was my husbands bday twice and he didn’t do anything. Plus, we put that in our reservation.

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PS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. We love the drink called easy lover. Love the atmosphere. Drinks were a little slow getting to us but all in all great experience.

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BG
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It had been awhile since visiting. Great service, our food choices were great. BBQ salmon and the special, which were pork bellies. Great drinks from the bar!

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DG
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, a lovely dinner at North End. Bar seating works best for us when the outdoor area isn’t available. My go-to meal is the chopped salad with brisket added on....and a side of the best collards I’ve ever had. Noise in the bar is somewhat high, but doesn’t detract from an enjoyable night. Great cocktails.

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JM
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious and came out fast! As a team the service was great! Our server was scarce and never introduced herself.

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SL
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Brisket has been dry the last couple of times and today was no different. Out of the first 3 bourbons that I asked for. Drinks took a longer time than expect to arrive once ordered.

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JH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Dinner was good. We really enjoyed all the food that we ordered. The drinks are a tad over priced however they were very good. Guess you can say you get what you pay for.

Overall we were happy with the North End BBQ.

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BK
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I love North Side BBQ. I go there probably 4-6x/year, and typically sit either at or in the bar. Last week, I sat in the dining room and drew the short straw with a table against the far west wall. Don't get me wrong, I still love NSBBQ, I just don't love that table. The service was outstanding! Harry recommended a new whiskey, so of course I obliged. It was delicious, as expected. The food was really good (I don't love the green beans/zucchini mix). I met my cousin and her husband there for their rookie visit. They loved it to and will be back. P.S. Best whiskey list in Indy. No joke.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good experience

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SB
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

One of my regular haunts when I don’t feel like cooking. I prefer to sit in the bar area and the service is always impeccable. The bartenders are also very knowledgeable and their bourbon selection is top notch.

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K
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was really greasy. Even the Barbeque and fries. Just too fatty and the ribs were not “fall off the bone”. Service was great, but I will not return for the food

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JR
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disclaimer: I lived in Austin for 12 years and my husband makes excellent ribs and brisket.

Negatives: The rib meat and brisket were not good, the rib meat and lean brisket were dry/tough and the chopped brisket was 80-90% fat. The portobello and onions on my sandwich were overcooked, but flavor was okay.

Positives: one of the kids had a burger and mac and cheese that they loved. Also, the bun for my portobello sandwich was excellent. My son and husband said the little side salads were fresh with tasty dressing and my youngest son’s side of veggies were also well prepared. The fries were also good, but heavy so we shared one serving amongst all five of us. Nice atmosphere and good service.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, I ordered the smoked portabella. It was so,so. Honestly the mushrooms were small 😂 & over cooked a little. The bun dwarfed the mushrooms. I just took the bun off. The greens were very tasty.!! My husband had the burger which was good. The FF were on the chewy side. We will try again & get some BBQ for sure.!! The server was very attentive and friend!!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Valentine’s Day and had a great experience.

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JL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was really good. Service was good as well. Tables are alittle close.

Bourbon selection is really good but prices are higher than secondary market.

Get the pricing inline and you would sell more

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CV
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ellen was our waitress. She rocks! She had many, many tables and she was on top of them all. She anticipated customers’ needs, offered suggestions, answers questions and made sure each guest was having a great experience.

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OT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ordered the sampler for 2, it came with sausage, chicken, pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. The sausage and ribs were a little dry but everything else was moist and delicious. They also have an excellent bourbon selection.

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C
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with family and friends, and had delicious food and drinks!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ribs in town!!!!!

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PA
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place in Central Indiana for BBQ. Huge portions for not a lot of $$. The truffle french fries are to die for!!!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first experience at North End and we really enjoyed it! The food was delicious and they have a great bourbon selection. The service was a little slow but we still had a great time.

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EO
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

FOOD:
We went for the Devour special, which was a barbecue feast for two with ribs, brisket, sausage, pulled pork, and BBQ chicken. It also came with two sides (we picked cornbread and mac and cheese) and apple cobbler. The meat was delicious. There was more than we could eat. The cornbread and mac and cheese were fantastic, especially the mac and cheese. The BBQ sauces were good. The apple cobbler was not good.

AMBIANCE:
We were seated against a giant window (the whole wall is window) next to the parking lot. The cars park facing that window. Someone turned on their car and sat there in the spot for 10 minutes with their headlights shining directly at us.

SERVICE:
Our waitress was very inattentive. It was not busy at all. She came right over and took our drink and food orders, and our food came quickly. Five minutes after the BBQ was dropped off, someone from the kitchen came and dropped off our dessert. Which was apple cobbler with a scoop ice cream. Why would someone bring dessert five minutes after the main course came? We had barely started eating our food. So then the ice cream sat and melted. We wanted to say something to our waitress, but she never came back to our table. We finished our BBQ. Our drink glasses were completely empty. We decided to go ahead and eat the melted cobbler so we could get out of there. The cobbler honestly wouldn't have been good even without melted ice cream. The apple slices had tough skins on them, and there were barely any oats. After we gave up on dessert, we sat there for several more minutes with empty plates and empty glasses pushed aside, waiting for someone to notice us. Our waitress eventually wandered over and asked if we were ready for our check. We said yes. She handed us the slip of paper and walked away. Did not take our dishes or notice our empty water glasses. Did not offer us more water. Did not ask how everything was.

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CF
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful BBQ and the best Old Fashioned in the city! Bri did an exceptional job as our server!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moms birthday

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KC
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Devour event menu, meat platter was enough for three people and was very good. Service was spot on as were the cocktails. Highly recommend.

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O
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We visited North End BBQ for their Devour Indy menu. They did not disappoint with the selection. The food was very good and our server, Kelly, was very attentive without being overly intrusive. We plan to visit again.

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m
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was not bad but not great either. Enjoyable and neutral.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Ist time here. Ordered the devour special. Nearly 75% of the meats served were arranged in piles on a paper lined metal quarter-sheet. With nearly every bite---I got a blob of fat vs meat--gross! , ---except maybe for most of the brisket and the "basic cooked no flavor chicken leg/thigh"--. The 4 sauces are room temperature and arrive in a carrying tray at the table. They are in plastic bottles(think catsup, mustard containers with tips cut off/back). Best things were the red wine vinaigrette salad dressing, the draft" lazer-snake (sp?)beer",( note < 1 cups serving) medley of vegetables, and (,<1 cup serving) of the mac-n-cheese. TBH, couldn't wait to leave....

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were seated promptly. We had questions and were unsure of what to order for drinks, the menu is huge and the server was not very patient / happy with our ordering speed. We did not feel very welcome.

In observing the room it looked like she was serving most of the restaurants tables but we did not know that when we arrived. The food and specialty drinks were wonderful.

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SL
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Son’s 21st bday

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