The North End Barbeque and Moonshine

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fast service . Great food. I probably should have taken a little more time to enjoy the appetizer ( salmon dip) before ordering my entree. Great selection of moonshine.
Chocolate cake (5 layers!) was incredible.

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

Fabulous dinner for a Saturday night

EW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good quality brisket and generous portions as well. Interesting side dishes too.

R
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great selection of whiskeys and whiskys! The service was some of the best I’ve had in town. The server Ellen was very knowledgeable and helpful. The catfish was good. Next time I’ll try the barbeque. Our group liked it very much.

WC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Festive environment.

j
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Used to love coming here... now service is lacking and turkey was dry :( I hope it improves soon.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

There was a private function in the back, so we had to eat in the bar. That was no big deal, but the server was also bar tending and was clearly not happy about having to wait tables as well. Service was slow, unfriendly, food was lukewarm- we won’t be going back.

CM
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service is just to slow. That's my complaint over and over and over and over for the past 4-5 years.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

There was a hair in my drink. Gross! It was replaced and comped. Overall, waitress was impossible to track down. No refills on soda or water until asked. She walked by several times, but never looked our way.

MG
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server was nice and friendly, didn't rush us giving us time to peruse the "Liquids" menu. We came for the Devour Indy menu special which gave the two of us a portion of Brisket, Pulled Pork, Sausage, Rib and Chicken. All of it was very good. They have four house made sauces that all are very good. The chicken was roasted not pulled like so many other places. Our first visit will not be our last.

D
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and sauces were excellent.

TR
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a fun place that serves good food and tasty cocktails in a cool, casual ambiance. We took a group of friends who hadn’t been before and everyone enjoyed the food and said they will be going back. A highlight for most was the side of mac and cheese with rib jam on top. One in our party had the butter lettuce salad and added salmon. Every bite was eaten! My husband ordered the spare ribs and, although tasty, felt they weren’t as good as the baby back ribs he’s had there before. Also, if you’re a bourbon fan, this is the place to go. They have hundreds.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My birthday!

WD
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server and delicious food.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We sat outside and our server was the bartender. She was a good server, though they seemed a bit understaffed. The food was very good. Their pulled pork sandwich was delicious, and the fries are outstanding, though very rich. My date enjoyed the Frosé enough for me to try to reverse engineer it. Their whiskey selection is top notch. I’d recommend for great BBQ and solid casual dining.

CM
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is to expensive for mediocre service. Ice water refill, no ice and stuff floating in the pitcher. Ice tea... had to ask for lemon, had to ask for a sugar caddy. No refil. I consider myself a regular and I tip at 25% no matter what. Looks like you've had employee turnover.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Server was either bad or overwhelmed. Food came out way late. she asked us for desert order before food came out. other than that. pretty good. best bbq in the city

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Air-conditioning was not working which was unfortunate as it was during heat wave. Probably would have went elsewhere had we been told at the door. Quite uncomfortable.
We were sat in the bar area at a table and the bartender was trying to cover our table as well as keeping up with bar. Because of that, service was very lacking. Bartenders just can't cover both, especially on a busy Saturday night.
Food was very good.

KS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Air conditioning out was 82 inside other than that everything was very good. Problem was we recommended to 3 other couples and that was their first time.

W
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious BBQ food. Pulled pork platter with 2 sides for $14 is a steal. Had enough food/leftovers for 2 meals!

M
Indiana
63 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good BBQ, food and drinks. I prefer beef brisket form the point of the brisket and not the flat. It is very most and fatty. I am surprised how many BBQ establishments do not offer this selection. Equally surprised that the wait staff is generally unaware of the difference.

RR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The North End continues to be a favorite restaurant since it opened. It is our go to for outings with family and friends. Ellen is our favorite server.

ES
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The meat, chicken and ribs, were bland and had no smoke flavor. The fried fish was salty and mushy. My 6 yr old didn't even like the mac and cheese! I will never be back!

RM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would return, good experience. Food was very good, server was nice.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

RJ
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were in on a Saturday evening around 8:00 pm. It was busy, but not overly busy. We waited approximately an hour and 15 minutes for our food. The pulled pork was so fatty, I asked to have it replaced. The turkey breast looked like deli meat. Very pricey and nothing special.

C
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Good food, good service, good atmosphere.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK! For a southern girl, BBQ is in my blood. The food was delicious and the service was amazing.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome server and awesome food!

JD
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

6PM on a Friday night. We walked in and found the host stand occupied by 3 hostesses and 1 server who was the one to greet us because the hostesses were too busy giggling about something, his greeting "Just two?". I asked Mr. Server if there should be more of us and he wandered off...

We were quickly seated and greeted by our server within a minute or two. Our server was funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeable of both the food and their extensive collections of whiskey. As a matter of fact, I thought he was one of the top servers we had ever encountered until 1) He became overwhelmed with 5 tables including a party of 7 and 2) We overheard him telling every other table he had the same stories and same jokes the same way..... It should be noted that the other servers on the floor had far fewer guests and this is obviously a failure of the host desk and ultimately management, whom we never saw.

To start my wife had their 'spicy' mule which was one of the best cocktails either of us had ever had. We ordered the onion rings which were too salty and greasy. The BBQ was above average....for Indy which doesn't say much. The chopped brisket was excellent with a good balance of fat / lean while the slices were bone dry as soon as they hit the table. The spareribs were excellent pieces of meat with almost zero flavor of seasoning or smoke while my wife's baby backs were almost too salty to eat with a pleasant but faint fruitwood smoke flavor. The pulled pork was again lacking in flavor and while the house made sausage was delicious it was far too dry to eat without sauce. Sides ordered included beans (good), fries (good but VERY greasy), mac 'n cheese (quite good) and cornbread (very dry).

I'm glad we went, been on our list of places to try for a while but not worth a return.

D
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place! We will definitely come back! We try a different each time. We have never been displeased.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business lunch. I usually suggest this place for meeting in the area. Not too loud. Great BBQ salmon.

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.

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.

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

Will plan on going back soon

T
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

While the food was good and plentiful, service could have been better. Drinks became empty on several occasions and our server was nowhere to be found.

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

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

M
San Francisco
5 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.

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

Wonderful food. Great service

BG
Indiana
8 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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