News and Upcoming Events

We Pride Ourselves on Being Local!

Squealers is certified by Indiana Grown, and is now also a proud member of Indiana Originals!
We use products and ingredients from the great state of Indiana and prepare them locally. We are also locally owned and operated, and headquartered right here in The Hoosier State.

Updates from the competition trail!

2017 has been a great season so far, taking home Grand Reserve Champion and several top 10 awards! We’re hitting the road a few more times… check out this season’s competition schedule and how we’re doing below, and don’t forget to check out the main page of Our Awards!

May 5-7, 2017 – Smokin’ on the Water, Liberty IN
Reserve Grand Champions, 2nd Place Pork, 6th Place Brisket, 8th Place Ribs, 8th Place Chicken

June 2-4, 2017 – Smokin’ for Garrett BBQ Contest, Boonville IN
9th Place Brisket, 9th Place Ribs, 10th Place Chicken

June 16-17, 2017 – Smoke on the Square, Franklin IN
9th Overall, 2nd Place Ribs, 6th Place Chicken, 10th Place Pork

June 16-17, 2017 – Smoke on the Square, Vernon IN
2nd Place Ribs, 6th Place Pork

August 18-19, 2017 – Madison Ribberfest, Madison IN

September 8-9, 2017 – Smoke on the Ohio, Mt. Vernon IN
3rd Place Overall, 1st Place Pork, 2nd Place Ribs, 10th Place Chicken, 12th Place Brisket, 


Squealers has teamed up with Indy Fuel!

We are excited to have partnered in 2017 with Indy Fuel, Indy’s own minor league ice hockey team!

Stay tuned for info on our next Indy Fuel Watch Party. Check for more details on our Facebook and Twitter.

And next time you’re at a game, look for Squealers as part of the visitors’ penalty box! “GET FIRED UP!”

Go Fuel!


4.99 Pulled Pork Sandwich Lunch Special – Weekdays at Castleton!

Join us Mondays through Fridays, 11a-3p, for a 4.99 Pulled Pork Sandwich + Chips Lunch Special at our Castleton location only (5899 E. 86th St., near Castleton Mall)! Perfect way to break up the work day, or take a breather during your holiday shopping.


Our Bar Bites are now available at all THREE locations!

Join us daily from 3p-6p to grab some of our delicious Bar Bites (now available at all three of our locations – Castleton, Mooresville, and West 86th Street)! These include:

  • Nachos – $4
  • Pork Sliders – $1.25
  • Potato Wedges – $3
  • Loaded Pork Fries – $3
  • Fried Ribs – $1.25
  • Wings – $.75

And don’t forget — we’re your go-to on Game Days! Join us for drink and beer specials, plus FOX Sports networks, Big Ten Network, ESPN, and everything in between. Squealers for the win!

Find us on GrubHub, Ganser Delivery, DoorDash and Total Take-out!

Looking to have our signature barbeque in the comfort of your home? Get it sent to your door with GrubHub (at West 86th only stores), Ganser Delivery (at West 86th and Castleton stores), DoorDash Indianapolis (West 86th and Castleton stores) or (West 86th and Castleton stores)

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Join us for RIBFEST Fridays & Saturdays at Castleton and West 86th!

You can never have too many ribs! We’re excited to announce RIBFEST Fridays & Saturdays at our Castleton location (5899 E. 86th St.) and West 86th (5515 W. 86th St.)! Join us from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. on these two nights a week for $20 All-You-Can-Eat ribs and pulled pork (until we run out!), along with two classic sides and our famous fried biscuits with apple butter.

Mark your calendars and we’ll see you at RIBFEST Fridays & Saturdays at Castleton and West 86th!

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Thanks for your votes in the 2016 Indy A-List!

The Squealers team thanks you for your votes in the annual Indy A-List competition! You named us one of the Top 5 Best Barbeque spots in Indianapolis!

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Squealers Award Winning Barbeque’s new Castleton location now open!

The best in Indiana barbeque has expanded to a key area of Indianapolis!

An Indiana treasure, Squealers Award Winning Barbeque has opened a third location in Indianapolis’ Castleton. The new location, at 5899 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, 46250, offers Squealers’ signature southern style barbeque recipes, classic side dishes, a selection of Indiana craft beers, and a variety of catering and carryout options within a family and fan-friendly atmosphere.

Since opening the first dine-in restaurant in Mooresville in 2001 followed by a second location at West 86th Street in Indianapolis in 2004, Squealers continues to be a staple in the Indiana barbeque scene. Weekly lunch specials, kids menus, senior specials and more offer something for everyone. A consistent favorite for authentic smoked barbeque, Squealers looks forward to continue bringing their signature sauces and award-winning pulled pork, ribs and brisket to the central Indiana masses as they expand to the new Castleton location.

“We feel the new Castleton restaurant is a great fit for our company and the Castleton area,” says Squealers Award Winning Barbeque owner Jeff Yater. “We look forward to serving our award-winning barbeque and letting our guests get a feel for what authentic barbeque should be.”

Enhancing their local impact, Squealers continues to partner with the not-for-profit Indiana Pork, which represents the state’s 3,000 family pork farmers through the pork check-off program. “We look forward to continuing to grow our long-term partnership with Squealers to build on their hugely successful competition seasons as well as our presence in their restaurants,” says Sarah Ford of Indiana Pork.

Additionally, Squealers exclusively uses Indiana Kitchen pork through a continued partnership with the Delphi-based pork processor Indiana Packers, which accounts for approximately 3 tons of smoked ribs and pork weekly between their two central Indiana stores. “With 85 percent of our hogs sourced from within the state of Indiana, Squealers’ patrons can know they’re supporting Indiana farmers and the more than 2,000 locally based employees at our plant in Delphi. This is a great continued partnership for us,” says Rob Kastens, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

No strangers to the barbeque competition circuit, Squealers consistently takes top honors in assorted national, world and Rib Fest events throughout the south, east and Midwest – while traveling in style with their branded, can’t-miss Squealers RV. In 2014, Squealers secured an award in the Top 10 at every event they entered, and having won hundreds of awards over the last decade (many of which are on display in-store), recent highlights include:

  • 2014 Grand Champion Overall – Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off, Munfordville, Ky.
  • 2014 Grand Champion Brisket – Madison Ribberfest, Madison, Ind.
  • 2014 Grand Champion Chicken – 8th Annual Ohio Veterans Cook-Off, Kettering, Ohio.
  • 2014 and 2013 People’s Choice Pork – Smoke on the Square, Franklin, Ind.
  • 2013 Winner – Indy A-List Best Hoosier Pork Tenderloin
  • 2013 Grand Champion Ribs – Madison Ribberfest, Madison, Ind.
  • 2013 Grand Champion Ribs – Smoke on the Square, Franklin, Ind.
  • 2012 Grand Champion Overall – Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Stop, Canton, Ohio

Concluding their 2014 competition tour with a Grand Champion win in Munfordville, Ky., Squealers secured a spot at the prestigious 2015 American Royal Invitational in October.

Media Coverage

INSIDE DISH: Squealers goes whole hog on franchising – Indianapolis Business Journal

Meat me at the Super Bowl: Indianapolis steak and barbecue – FOX News

Summer Sizzle: 2017 Grilling Tips with Squealers BBQ – WISH-CW “Indy Style,” Indianapolis

Squealers Barbeque Tips for Labor Day Weekend – WISH-CW “Indy Style,” Indianapolis

Squealers’ Barbeque Tips for Memorial Day Weekend – WXIN-FOX TV, Indianapolis

RECIPE: Squealers Brisket and Squealers Brisket Tacos – WXIN-FOX TV, Indianapolis

Out to Eat + Kids: Squealers Award Winning Barbeque – Indianapolis Star

Squealers Smoked Turkey: Perfect for the Thanksgiving Table – WXIN-FOX TV, Indianapolis

Squealers Barbeque Brings the Meats! – WISH-CW TV, Indianapolis

Squealers, Sun King Brewing team up to create perfect pairing – WISH-CW TV, Indianapolis

Recipe for Success: Cook-off draws top BBQ talent – Bowling Green Daily News

Grill & BBQ Expert: The No. 1 Mistake You Make When Grilling – 105.5 The River, Terre Haute

Business is smokin’ for Indiana pitmasters – My Indiana Home

Squealers owner dishes on favorite local restaurants – Indianapolis Star

Indiana pork farmers get central boost from Squealers – Hoosier Ag Today

Cruise to the ‘cue: Mooresville restaurant serves up competition-style BBQ – Bloomington Herald Times

Review: Squealers Barbeque Smokin’ Hot Sauce – Grill Junkie Guy

Review: Squealers Mustard Madness sauce – Grill Junkie Guy

Squealers stakes claim to BBQ showdown – WXIN-FOX TV, Indianapolis

Squealers BBQ: Wicked Good Charcoal – Big JT’s BBQ Blog

Savoring Smoky Barbeque and cold weather tips – WXIN-FOX TV, Indianapolis

‘Tis the Season to Try New Traditions: Alternative Holiday Dinner Options – Flicks & Food

Squealers Smokey Sweet Sauce: Review and Recipe – If You Want it Done Right

Dig into Good Eats with Award Winning Food for Playoffs, Super Bowl & Valentine’s Day – LA

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Squealers BBQ Sauce, Barbecue Sauce Review – Grilling with Rich

Squealers winsIndy’s Best BBQ from the WRTV-6 A-List competition

Squealers featured on cover of Indianapolis Monthly – July 2011 issue

Big City BBQ: 101 places to satisfy your urban ‘que craving – Grub Street New York

WISH-TV and Squealers preview Indy’s Rib America Festival on Indy Style