Up N Smoke Rib Shack

2311 US-12, Michigan City
(219) 879-0997

Recent Reviews


I think this joint is closed down, the phone number is disconnected and nobody here. Parking lot looks like a junk yard.

Luke Lyons

My friend lives next door. Not sure if it's even open. Looks like a run down shack. However, that's where the gooood barbecue comes from.

William Schmidt

I just discovered Up N Smoke recently when I moved to the area. Everything I have tried has been delicious and very reasonably priced. I plan to try everything on the menu. I wish they were open more often, but I understand you have to get some rest to make awesome food like they do. Keep up the good work y'all.

Melissa Golston

The brisket sandwich was Excellent. Their sauce is So good and the jerk wing and sauce was very, very tasty. I would recommend their food


I was not able to see this place in person but I was visiting in Indiana for work and decided to try this place via DoorDash !!! Let me tell you . My food was so good that I inhaled it !!!! And already decided on what place I was eating the next day … I first got ribs and fries and Macaroni I think .( I called them and they answered all my questions, about the sides because I had originally picked spaghetti as a side but she really sold the Mac & cheese ) (Late review I had it in may) … and the next day I had the chicken wings and fries !! Omg when I tell you the chicken fell off the bone ! It fell off the bone !!! It was soo good !! My mouth is salivating as we speak ! Please get the food !! It might be a wait but it’s worth it ! (But I got delivery so I dont know about the wait )

TaNeisha McAfee

We stopped here coming back from the airport in Chicago.. I got the pick 2 meal...mini tips and catfish. OMG, I can't brag enough!! Best barbecue around!! I am from South Bend, and I will drive here for dinner...with no.problem!!! And the sauce AMAZING!!! And she gave us samples of chicken tips...yeah yall heard me right, chicken tips, and jerk chicken..just good. I also saw as a.side...greens, sweet potatoes, fried corn, Mac and cheese....I will definitely be back. Frankies...count your days? lbvs


Wow, delicious tips...asked for their house spicy BBQ sauce...and it was off the chain. Love they gave me what I asked for!

Brittney Bishop

This place is the perfect stop during a road trip. we got a mixture of things and every single side was like granny used to make which almost brought tears to my eyes. Thought I'd never taste fried corn again. The rib tips were meaty and tender. The catfish was fresh and seasoned down. The pulled pork sandwich was the star. not pulled at all but cubed and smoky and perfect with potato salad. I will definitely be driving the hour from Chicago to have this again in the near future! And whoever is in the back making those sides thank you for the tasty trip down memory lane.


I was visiting Michigan city for work and happen to see this place near by! I ordered rib tips , fries , macaroni and shrimp !!!! It was the bomb ! So good ! Omg before I was done ! I was already saying to myself I’m gonna order again before my flight ! And I did ! This time chicken wings and fries and the chicken fell off the bone ! It was soo good ! That was the highlight of my trip LOL

Do Bo

Fantastic place!!! Absolutely loved the catfish sandwich. The gizzards are probably in the top 2 I have ever had.

Willie Crump

They do not have real catfish. They gave you sway and try to tell you it’s catfish. Then when you take it back they still gonna gave you sway and lie to you and tell you it’s farm raised catfish


I have been eating at Up N Smoke for years now. The service is always professional. The food is soooo delicious, tasty, succulent and the sauce is awesome. I have purchased Rib tips, Chicken tips, baked beans, Fried Catfish, Chicken Wings and Fries too. I have never been disappointed with this establishment. The food is always cooked to perfection. If you haven’t tried it you are missing out. I’m waiting on an order right now with Door Dash.A. BradleyM. C.

Esteban Valverde

The food is real good , litle wait time but is alright they are always busy , I will be back every time I will feel like ribs , best place in town for sure, keep it up u guys are doing great.

Shalees Jackson

Best ribs and sauce ive had in muchigan city ..It was fresh and soft the ribs were hot the fries and mac and cheese were delicious. The staff was friendly polite and helpful it was a very good experience.

micah fenwick

Slow service. Too busy chatting it up with customers to provide quick service. If you enjoy long waits as your order gets cold while they talk to their friends then this place is for you.

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