1. Red Pig Inn
Location: 1470 N. Perry St., Ottawa
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Highlights: The Red Pig Inn is known for its award-winning barbecue sauce and ribs where the meat falls off the bones. When pulling in the parking lot at Red Pig Inn, you’ll likely pass by a pig dressed in a costume. Red Pig Inn offers both a relaxed atmosphere and semi-formal dining to accommodate any mood. With award-winning chefs, Red Pig Inn will have you leaving with a full tummy and a craving to return soon.
2. Texas Roadhouse
Location: 1940 Roschman Ave., Lima
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Highlights: This lively chain steakhouse has been serving people with a Southwestern spin for decades. With call-ahead seating, you can ensure a table to get that mouth-watering barbecue as quickly as possible. While waiting for your food, enjoy Texas Roadhouse’s peanuts and famous rolls with cinnamon butter. Great atmosphere to eat and enjoy sports.
3. Bare Bones BBQ
Highlights: This family-owned and operated business offers “authentic, southern-style barbecue and sides that fill you up without emptying your wallet.” If you are trying to get a southern taste or feel, look no further than Bare Bones BBQ. With great southern hospitality, one can order anything from a rack of ribs to brisket to pulled pork, you name it. Follow along on Facebook to see where to get your barbecue fix, primarily at festivals and events in the area.