Bender's BBQ Pit tramples hunger with locally gathered ingredients and a menu stacked with meaty affluence. Test the structural integrity of pillowy buns with a 6-inch brisket sandwich ($5.50), or sink mouth pearls into a trove of savory smoked chicken wings ($5.50). Classic southern sides ($1.25 each) such as coleslaw, baked beans, and corncobs shaped like Oklahoma's panhandle accompany heaping piles of pulled pork ($4.25) or rib tips ($5.50), and ribs ($8.95/half-rack; $17.50/full-rack) refuel diners after they’ve spent the day attempting to row a canoe with baguettes. Sweet confections chase belt-loosening chow downs in the form of homemade desserts, featuring weekly specials such as peach cobbler and cheesecake.
Cuisine Type: Barbecue and seafood fusion
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Brisket, ribs and bassa
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: We encourage call-in orders, have a drive thru, and are open late
Tell us about your specialty, Fainted Ribs?
When time and temperature come together perfectly.The fiber of the meat can no longer hold. Then the meat collapse and faints.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem—not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
The specially ordered jerk-flavor meals. Also checkout the burnt 'n' fries.
What's one fun fact about your business?
We love to cater to families.
As the only restaurant in downtown Indianapolis with a large, wall-mounted grill strategically positioned near its entrance, Weber Grill glorifies the art of flame-licked cooking through a menu that appropriately features grilled pizzas, steaks, burgers, barbecue and fish. For the more health-conscious set, a variety of soups, salads and a simple side items are available as well. Wood paneling and dark-colored tables and chairs help create a warm environment at the Weber Grill, which is located at the corner of Washington Street and Illinois Street. When the weather is appropriate, street-side patio meals are an option, though the restaurant’s sectioned yet spacious interior allows for both intimate dining and large-group gatherings. Children’s menu items and gluten-free selections are also available.
Dick's draws in diners with a menu heavily concentrated in authentic, Texas-style barbecue. As with the healing of wounds and the forgetting of birthdays, time is the key ingredient of Dick's marvelous meats, which are hickory-smoked on location for as long as 12 hours to help each bite reach its palate-rocking potential. Use your jaw-mounted mouth knives to slice into barbecued chicken leg quarters ($8.99 for a four-piece plate), the rib sampler ($13.99), or a pulled pork and chopped chicken plate ($12.79)—all served with the sauce on the side, to let the flavor of the meat take center stage. Alternatively, take a flavor-fueled tour of protein paradise with Dick's Traditional Texas Feast ($17.99), which partners three ribs, half a pound of sliced brisket, and smoked sausage. A selection of sandwiches, including options such as pulled pork ($4.59), Texas hot links ($4.59), and sliced turkey ($4.99), pairs the same great meat with the latest in bread-based food grippers.
Since 1941, the Dickey family has been churning out Texas-style barbecue and tasty family style sandwiches, sides, salads, and baked taters. Dickey’s lets customers choose from a menu of USDA Prime meats—all cooked slowly to smoky perfection over a hot hickory fire pit every night—including southern pulled pork, tender turkey breast, and Virginia-style ham. Start with some sliced beef brisket on the big barbecue sandwich ($5) served with pickles, onions, and Dickey's famous sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce, which took three years, two fist fights, and one small kitchen fire to develop. Or go with the quarter plate, a quarter pound of your favorite meat served with two sides and a roll ($7). Sides include waffle-iron fries, barbecue beans, original potato salad, and baked-potato casserole ($1.50 each when purchased separately). Diners with more than one mouth to feed can play hot potato with a giant stuffed baker ($4) before stuffing their head's two other mouths with the picnic pack, which includes a pound of meat, two pintsize sides, four rolls, and barbecue sauce ($20).