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Pitts BBQ

1526 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1426
+1 574-232-0667
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (29 reviews)
“rib tips” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1526 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1426
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for places to eat and decided to try this one . This is a small , simple cafe but they are very friendly. The tip dinner was cooked to perfection and the Cole slaw was very good too. We would definitely stop...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stutz50
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Went visit, and Mr Pitts was sitting inside on his stool. He gave me a sample and it was melt in your mouth meat. So I went for the sampler. Pulled pork, ribs and more. It was just good. Thanks Mr Pitts, you make good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank drevildog
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We came at 12.29 and they just unlocked the doors. Supposed to open at 11AM. Food large portions and really delicious! 1/2 chicken $10 and $11 for BBQ tips dinner/lunch. Not sure if they forgot the coleslaw or if it was not included. Service friendly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Basi1Fawlty
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Been here twice so far and has become one of our go to rib joints. Wonderful flavor from the smoker. Sauce is delicious. The coleslaw is so creamy and yummy. Seasoned fries are over the top. The lady in the kitchen is so nice. We...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Phoebe0808
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Great tips!! The place does not look so appealing. The prices seemed a little high. I tried the tips as I had read the reviews and wanted to try them. They were Fresh and very tender! The employees were not that welcoming. They were all...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank smfamily10
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

We couldn't believe this place wasn't busier! We all enjoyed some awesome pulled pork and the sides were great, too. While we waited for our food, we were each treated to a sample of the ribs which were very good. Give it a try -...More

Date of visit: June 2017
2  Thank LynnGibb
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We went around lunch on a Saturday and we were the only people there. Maybe that was a sign? We both got a pulled pork plate. The BBQ tasted like store bought to us. Wasn't the worst but nothing special about it. Expected more from...More

Date of visit: October 2016
2  Thank wanderlust821
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Maybe the fact that we have spent the last 14 years in the deep South has caused us to set the bar very high when it comes to BBQ. My family didn't even finish their meals. The staff was very friendly, which is the reason...More

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank WorldTravelers1999
Reviewed November 1, 2016

we love bbq.. wanted desperately to love this plate..but it did not hit the mark. i don't think we will give it another chance as a second chance is not inexpensive for a family of four

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank dwelihan
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Went here this past weekend! Actually found it on tripadvisor when was looking for somewhere for BBQ close by! My girlfriend and I got the pulled pork and the mini rip tip order to go! While we waited they gave a sample to try, which...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank princecharming37
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615-1426
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-232-0667
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