Menu

Frank’s Backyard BBQ “The Sampler” $27.00

The Sampler includes a quarter pound of Brisket and Pulled Pork. A half-pound of Spare Ribs and a choice of a quarter pound of Pork Belly or Burnt Ends. Also Homemade Pickles and Pickled Jalapenos. No substitutions.

Frank’s Dry Rub Spare Ribs by the pound $12.73

Dry rubbed and cut by the bone. On average a full slab weighs 2.25 lbs and feeds two people.


Meat, Sandwich & Slider

All menu items here are by their meat weight. Sliders include three ounces of meat, sandwiches offer six ounces of meat and by the pound sixteen ounces.

Beef Brisket by the pound $27.67

Beef Brisket Sandwich $10.03

Sliced unsauced or chopped and sauced upon request sandwich

Beef Brisket Slider $5.19

Sliced unsauced or chopped and sauced upon request slider

Belly Bombs by the Pound $22.56

Whole Jalapeño, stuffed with a brisket and cream cheese mixture, then wrapped in bacon

Burnt Ends by the pound $27.67

Burnt Ends Sandwich $10.03

Points of the brisket sauced and cubed sandwich

Burnt Ends Slider $5.19

Points of the brisket sauced and cubed slider

Pork Belly by the pound $22.56

Pork Belly Sandwich $9.23

Uncured, sauced and cubed sandwich

Pork Belly Slider $5.22

Uncured, sauced and cubed slider

Pork Tenderloin by the pound $15.04

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich $5.69

Pork Tenderloin with onion, tomato and slather sandwich

Pork Tenderloin Slider $3.44

Pork Tenderloin with onion, tomato and slather slider

Pulled Pork by the pound $14.00

Pulled Pork Sandwich $5.34

Unsauced or Smoked Pork Butt sandwich

Pulled Pork Slider $3.24

Unsauced or Smoked Pork Butt slider

Pulled Rib by the pound $24.00

Pulled Rib Sandwich $9.48

Rib meat right off the bone sandwich

Pulled Rib Slider $5.56

Rib meat right off the bone slider

Pulled Chicken by the pound $17.97

Pulled Chicken Sandwich $6.99

Pulled chicken lightly sauced sandwich

Pulled Chicken Slider $4.21

Pulled chicken lightly sauced slider

Rib Tips by the Half Pound $4.88 or Full Pound $9.75

Memphis style (dry rub, sauce on the side)

Smoked Chicken Wings by the pound $13.46

Smoked chicken wings by the pound with traditional, sweet, buffalo sauce, slather or Alabama white sauce

Smoked Chicken Thighs by the pound $9.22

Smoked chicken thighs by the pound with traditional, sweet or buffalo sauce

Smoked Cold Chicken Salad by the pound $17.97

Smoked Cold Chicken Salad Sandwich $6.99

Smoked chicken served cold sandwich, (add served on croissant $2.00)

Smoked Cold Chicken Salad Slider $4.21

Smoked chicken served cold slider

Smoked Turkey Breast by the pound $15.46

Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich $5.83

With lettuce, tomato, onion and choice of mayo, slather or Alabama white sauce

Smoked Turkey Breast Slider $3.51

With lettuce, tomato, onion and choice of mayo, slather or Alabama white sauce


Tacos & Nachos

Brisket Taco * $6.55 each or by the pound $20.70 

Topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion or cilantro, onion and lime. * Sour cream Salsa Verde on the side

Chicken Taco * $5.87 each or by the pound $17.97

Topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion or cilantro, onion and lime. * Sour cream Salsa Verde on the side

Texas Chili Nachos $7.17 for ½ order or $12.79 full order

Texas chili nachos with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and sour cream

Brisket Chili Nachos $7.17 for ½ order or $12.79 full order

Brisket chili nachos with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and sour cream

Brisket Chili Nachos $9.17 for ½ order or $16.79 full order

Chicken chili nachos with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and sour cream


Soup & Chili

Brisket Chili Bowl $7.62 or Brisket Chili Cup $4.31

Brisket Chili sixteen ounce bowl or eight ounce cup with cheese, onion, sour cream & cracker

Texas Chili Bowl $9.14 or Texas Chili Cup $4.70

Texas Chili sixteen ounce bowl or eight ounce cup with cheese, onion, sour cream & cracker

Brisket Chili Mac Bowl $8.27 or Texas Chili Mac Bowl $8.66

Brisket Chili or Texas Chili Mac sixteen ounce bowl with cheese, onion, sour cream & cracker

Loaded Tater Soup $4.74 (8 oz) cup or $9.19 for (16 oz) bowl


Burgers & More

Homemade Italian Sausage $7.52

Homemade Italian Sausage Sandwich with peppers and mustard.  Just the link or added to an Italian Beef sandwich for $3.62.

“In House Made” Beer Brat $5.00

In House Made Beer Brat on a bun with mustard and raw or grilled onion

The “Little Frank” Brisket Burger $7.29

Single Brisket Burger with diced onions, lettuce, slather, one slice of American cheese and pickles.

The “Big Frank” Double Brisket Burger $11.93

Double Brisket Burger with diced onions, lettuce, slather, two slices of American cheese and pickles.

Single Brisket Burger $6.79

Single Brisket Burger cooked well done with choice(s) of mayo, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, raw onion, raw jalapeno and pickle. (add American or Provolone cheese .50 and bacon $1.66)

Double Brisket Burger $10.93

Double Brisket Burger cooked well done with choice(s) of mayo, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, raw onion, raw jalapeno and pickle. (add American or Provolone cheese $1.00 and bacon $1.66)

Classic Dog $6.61

Wagyu Frankfurter topped with mustard, ketchup, relish & onions

Brisket or Texas Chili Dog $8.61

Wagyu Frankfurter topped with Brisket or Texas Chili (add cheese & onions $.50)

Italian Beef Sandwich $10.64

Italian Beef Sandwich meal with sweet or hot peppers (add Provolone Cheese $1.00)

Pork Hot Links $4.00 each

 Single “house made by Frank” pork hot link (Add bun $1.12)

Additional charge for extra sauce request.

$.81 (2 oz) $1.36 (4 oz) $2.71 (8 oz) or $5.43 (16 oz)

Additional charge for Frank’s Homemade Pickles or Pickled Jalapenos request. $.81 (2 oz)


Sides

Small size feeds one person, medium size feeds one/two persons, large size feeds two/four people and Extra Large feeds four/eight people. All sides are available in half pans that feed fifteen – twenty people. ** Need four hour advance notice when ordering half pan.

Cheesy Spicy Corn **

Small $3.18 (4 oz) Medium $6.36 (8 oz) Large $12.72 (16 oz) and X-Large $25.44 (32 oz) Half Pan $36.83

Creamy Mayo Cole Slaw

Small $1.56 (4 oz) Medium $3.12 (8 oz) Large $6.24 (16 oz) and X-Large $12.48 (32 oz) Half Pan $26.27

Frank’s Mac & Cheese

Small $1.98 (4 oz) Medium $3.96 (8 oz) Large $7.92 (16 oz) and X-Large $15.84 (32 oz) Half Pan $34.56

Potato Salad **

Small $1.88 (4 oz) Medium $3.76 (8 oz) Large $7.52 (16 oz) and X-Large $15.04 (32 oz) Half Pan $32.50

Smoked Cabbage **

Small $2.04 (4 oz) Medium $4.08 (8 oz) Large $8.16 (16 oz) and X-Large $16.32 (32 oz) Half Pan $35.99

Smokey Beans **

Small $1.55 (4 oz) Medium $3.10 (8 oz) Large $6.20 (16 oz) and X-Large $12.40 (32 oz) Half Pan $26.14

Smoked Brussel Sprouts **

Small $2.39 (4 oz) Medium $4.78 (8 oz) Large $9.56 (16 oz) and X-Large $19.12 (32 oz) Half Pan $34.56

Smokey Potatoes **

Small $2.23 (4 oz) Medium $4.46 (8 oz) Large $8.92 (16 oz) and X-Large $17.84 (32 oz) Half Pan $33.22

Southern Style Green Beans **

Small $2.46 (4 oz) Medium $4.92 (8 oz) Large $9.84 (16 oz) and X-Large $19.68 (32 oz) Half Pan $36.86

Vinegar Cole Slaw

Small $1.41 (4 oz) Medium $2.82 (8 oz) Large $5.64 (16 oz) and X-Large $11.28 (32 oz) Half Pan $23.04


Beverages

Coke and Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi, Pepsi Real Sugar, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Real Sugar, Mug Root Beer, Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Sierra Mist, Grape and Orange Crush and Ice Mountain Bottled Water $1.09

Fresh Brewed Ice Tea 16 oz and 24 oz $1.63 (free refills)

Organic Homemade Lemonade 16 oz $2.44 or 24 oz $3.05 (refills $1.25)

Cup of Ice $0.25


Desserts

We offer homemade “baked on the smoker” items.

Sweet or Sweet Jalapeno Corn Bread $1.90, Homemade Chocolate Chip Brownies $3.26 and Brownie a la mode $5.51 (with two scoops of ice cream)

Homemade Ice Cream 3 Scoops $3.25

Flavors include Vanilla Bean, Cookies and Cream and Brownie Chunk

Homemade Banana Pudding 16 oz $7.24 or 8 oz $3.62

***We accept cash or cards. A 3.5% cash rewards discount will be applied to all cash payments.

Prices and menu items are subject to change.


Frank’s Backyard BBQ

What began as Rob Schrum pursuing his passion for barbecuing has turned into a full-time focus. He and his wife, Patty Schrum, co-own the family business Frank’s Backyard BBQ in Cedar Lake.

“It came from cooking out in our backyard with our friends and neighbors. Everybody loved it and it blew up. Everybody was telling him how good it was”

“Our menu is not large, just honed in on the quality of the food. It’s simple and fresh.”

“We just want to keep it family-oriented. It’s true wood-fired barbecue, which makes it authentic. It’s a flavor thing.”


Catering

Meats by the pound

Meats by the pound (serves 2 to 4 people per pound) include; Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Brisket, Burnt Ends, Pulled Ribs, Pork Belly, Smoked Chicken Wings and Smoked Chicken Thighs. Pricing per pound is market price the week of the order.

Sides by the half pan

Sides by the half pan (serves 15 to 20 people per half pan) include; Vinegar Cole Slaw, Smokey Beans, Potato Salad, Mayo Cole Slaw, Franks Mac & Cheese, Smoked Cabbage, Smokey Garlic Potatoes, Southern Style Green Beans, Smoked Brussel Sprouts and Cheesy Spicy Corn.


On Site Fee

Includes transport of equipment and food (20 mile radius, $2.50 per additional mile). Set up and teardown of equipment, rental of chafers, sternos and pans, tables for service and table clothes. On site fee for 25 – 50 people $225, 50-100 people $300 and 100-150 people $450

On Site Server Fee

Buffet service of food: Choice of one or two hours. Sliced brisket requires a separate attendant. One hour with: two servers $80, three servers $120 and four servers $160. Two hours: two servers $160, three servers $240 and four servers $320.

Delivery Fee

20 mile radius, $2.50 per additional mile

$100 – $299 orders fee $30, $300 – $499 orders fee $40, $500 – $799 orders fee$50 and $800 and above fee $60.

Chafer Rental

Chafer rental includes chafer, pans and sternos (four hour burn time). Each chafer holds two half pans of food. (Must be returned by 11:00 am the next business day.)

Prices and menu items are subject to change.


Frank’s Backyard BBQ is open weekly Wednesday & Thursday (11:00 – 8:00 pm), Friday & Saturday (11:00-9:00 pm) and Sundays (11:00-7:00 pm). Call us 1-219-552-1275 during our business hours. We are located at 13106 Wicker Ave, Rt 41, Cedar Lake, Indiana.