Shigs in Pit

Shigs in Pit

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Is this a Barbecue restaurant?
About
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.
CUISINES
Barbecue
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles392 reviews
Excellent
215
Very good
122
Average
38
Poor
11
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Scott G
Columbia City35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
This review was written by my wife. Wing Quest - Week 2: Our wing destination this week was Shigs In Pit on Illinois Rd. Although we're well-acquainted with Shigs' ribs, pulled pork, smoked turkey breast, and even their smoked bologna w/pimento cheese sandwich, this was our first go-around with the wings. Now this is not the kind of place you just walk into and order wings. Some serious thought is essential in your decision. All S.I.P.'s wings are dry rubbed, slow smoked, and then flash fried, giving these jumbo gems crisp skins and very tender meat. Patrons have the difficult task of deciding on which flavors will please their palates. You can choose dry rub only or add House BBQ, Hot BBQ, Spicy Buffalo, Alabama White, Carolina Mustard, Teriyaki, or Korean BBQ sauce. The Hot BBQ and the Spicy Buffalo are authentically as we know them be be with the exception of the pleasant tingle of heat left on the tongue. The Carolina Mustard is the best version of this sauce I've had as it complimented the chicken nicely. The Korean BBQ has a more complex blend of flavors. A hint of garlic greets the nose first. Next comes the prominent taste of ginger followed by a discernable sweet soy finish. Sorting out this wing is almost akin to tasting a wine you've never tried before. If you enjoy smoked meats and you enjoy trying different sauces on anything you choose to order, Shigs In Pit will not disappoint. FYI: Pepsi products and Mad Anthony's craft beers are available. Wing prices are: 5/$8.49, 10/$16.99, or 20/$33.99. Other Shigs In Pit locations are Fairfield Avenue and Maplecrest Road. Keep on wingin'!
Written September 6, 2023
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Paul M
Plymouth48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
First time visiting this joint and was not disappointed! I’m always looking for great bbq and glad we stopped in. We ordered the full slab of ribs and pulled chicken. Great portion size so we have leftovers for later! Did the Mac-n-cheese & “apple pie baked beans”. Bothe we’re phenomenal. Loved the sauces and the apple pie take on the beans! We will be back! Oh yeah—the staff is super friendly!
Written April 16, 2022
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RhinoJohn
126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Ambience is casual - self service will speed things along - there is outside seating when the weather is good. The menu is basic - but the portions are large, the ribs are terrific, the baked beans are really good, and while you may have to make 3 or 4 selections before having a beer on the list that they actually have - they still have a nice selection and good when it comes.
Written May 26, 2021
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Nicholas
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
The nachos had large chunks of lettuce (not shredded) lots of bbq and cheese sauce (not melted cheddar) and very little meat to the point you really had to look to find it. The chips weren't even warm before they were topped. Truly a dissapointing experience. I think logans and smokey bones has better ribs and sauce. The definately have better nachos.
Written June 29, 2020
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Marina G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
I give Shigs N Pit a ZERO review! It is absolutely ridiculous for a $17 meal that they refuse to sub out any of the sides - we didn’t like the side choices so they wouldn’t give us 2 pieces of garlic bread instead of 1. They also refuse to serve the Kraft macaroni and cheese if you don’t like the jalapeño version. What is it, 50 cents at the most? Incredibly ridiculous! They lost our business!
Written December 12, 2023
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Matt-Sherry
Greenville207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
In town from South Carolina visiting family and they suggested this little BBQ joint. It was good, but average. Nothing bad to say. They did have Burned Ends, which most of the BBQ places at home don't offer and they were very good. Sherry had a pulled pork sandwich, and it was a bit dry, but the flavor was good and of course they had an assortment of BBQ's on the table (NO Carolina yellows however). Our sides were Green Chili Mac & Cheese and Corn "Spoon Bread". They were both good, but the Mac & Cheese was best. FYI.... It's VERY spicy, so it's not for the little ones or people that can't handle spicy foods. All in all, it was a decent meal after ten hours of driving. Give it a try.
Written December 18, 2021
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Goodie
Huntington144 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
Shigs and Pits on SR 14. Meat was dry, barbecue sauce wasn't real tasty. Cole slaw wasn't tasty. Nice restaurant. Was disappointed.
Written April 21, 2023
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Blessed One
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 solo
My first time there picking up online order and my ribs dry rubbery can’t even bite the damn meat off the bone yuck!!
Written March 3, 2022
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Grace Otto
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
I had a great meal with Taylor University from Shigs in Pit! They were able to serve us over 40 individual meals with great quality, I would definitely eat here again! The BBQ was delicious and there are plenty of side options as well.
Written March 21, 2021
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Randi F
Fort Wayne1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 friends
The food and service was amazing. Hands down best corn pudding ever!! The wings were amazing. I can’t wait to go back and try other sauces
Written July 19, 2020
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MadShigs
Thank you so much for visiting!
Written July 21, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marilyn M
Fort Wayne2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
I ate at the newer Restaurant on Maplecrest in the Fort. I have to say that this is by FAR, the best I have ever had. The string Beans even had Meat in them. The Macaroni & Cheese has a Sweet Tang of a lightly does of Peppers that will make your Mouth Water. The Cucumber and Tomato Salad is to Die for but; THEM RIBS WERE A KNOCK OUT. You guys have hit pay Dirt here. I decided after all the anti-American crap going on, that we would only spend our Money on Local American Businesses. This was the first of many more trips to that Restaurant for SURE. Reminds me of a Great Mother's Home Cooked Delight. I PROMISE YOU, YOU WILL LOVE THIS PLACE. IT IS NOW MY NEW NUMBER 1 GO TO FOR FOOD IN THE FORT. Come with an empty Stomach because your gonna need a ton of room for all that Great Food. My Hats off to the Best Food in the Fort, Barr None!!!!!! This is a 5 STAR Place and we highly Recommend it to everyone.
Written June 1, 2020
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AaronFWA
Angola944 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Ordered a slab of bbq ribs to go yesterday. Absolutely terrible..Just no real meat on the bones and rather tasteless.
Written December 7, 2019
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Kimberly K
79 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
If you want to overpay for overcooked brisket and chicken and be treated like you are a bother, then this is the place! We eat here once a year for a fundraiser and remark how awful the experience is every time. The food is marginal with the meat being overcooked. The nachos were very good. The fries were decent. First, you place your order at the counter where a very bored employee slowly takes your order. When I arrived at the front of the line, I was greeted with a stare. No, "Hi" or "May I take your order?" I placed my order and the employee slid a numbered card to me, then started staring at the next unfortunate customer. Our beer never arrived at the table. You see, you have to take your number to the bar to retrieve your own beer. An overall bad experience and I hope the group that holds their fundraiser here every year moves it somewhere else next year.
Written November 6, 2019
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Lady_Tee12
Indianapolis173 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 solo
The food is pretty good. Love the Mac and cheese, wings and ribs. Pretty good sauces as well. But they really need to work on their customer service. Seems to be an issue between the cooks and the cashiers. Especially in the evenings for carry out. Both seem bothered by customers. I wouldn’t write this if it were a one time thing. Has happened the last three times I visited. My husband said the same thing happened last time he was there. So as you can see, we are regular customers. And they are bad about giving you the correct order. Check before you leave! Hey guys - if you’re bothered by my presence, I won’t eat there. It’s not like your food is cheap.
Written September 12, 2019
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Kelly M
Fort Wayne200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 couples
It wasn’t a “ food truck” but rather a bunch or tables. Either way, they have excellent food. They usually have a special that’s more cost effective but the pulled pork is great with three kinds of sauces you add yourself. My friends loved the Mac n cheese but I didn’t try it since it was spicy. Definitely worth a try!
Written August 18, 2019
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