Menu

Frank’s Baby Back Ribs * Half Slab Meal $15.32 or ** Full Slab $24.00

Traditional sauced or Memphis style (dry rub, sauce on the side). * Half slab comes with your choice of one small side. ** Full slab does not include side

Pulled Pork Sandwich $8.41 or by the pound $15.19

Unsauced or Smoked Pork Butt, sandwich include one small side

Beef Brisket Sandwich $11.23 or by the pound $21.48

Sliced Unsauced or Chopped and sauced upon request, sandwich include one small side

Burnt Ends Sandwich $11.66 or by the pound $21.79

Points of the brisket sauced and cubed, sandwich include one small side

Pulled Rib Sandwich $10.58 or by the pound $19.53

Baby back rib meat right off the bone, sandwich include one small side

Pork Belly Sandwich $10.77 or by the pound $20.10

Uncured, sauced and cubed, sandwich include one small side

Pulled Chicken Sandwich $7.87 or by the pound $13.02

Pulled chicken lightly sauced, sandwich include one small side

Smoked Cold Chicken Salad Sandwich $8.68 or by the pound $14.11

Smoked chicken served cold, sandwich include one small side

Friday Only Special Pastrami $16.55 or by the pound $21.70

Half pound of meat with smoked cabbage, smokey potatoes and rye bread w butter. $21.70 a pound for meat only.

Rib Tips Half Pound Meal $6.00 or one pound $12.00

Choose half pound meal with one small side or one pound meal with one medium side

2 Slider Combo $8.68

Choose from available meat (Brisket and Burnt Ends $.75 extra) with one small side

3 Slider Combo $11.94

Choose from available meat (Brisket and Burnt Ends $.75 extra) with one small side.

Kids Slider $4.88

Choose from available meat with one small side

3 x 3 Platter $24.41

Three available meats (Brisket and Burnt Ends $1.90 extra), three small sides and two drinks (pop/water)

2 Brisket Tacos $9.22 (add $3.53 for each add‘l taco)

With cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion or cilantro, onion and lime, with one small side

Single Brisket Taco & Single Smoked Chicken Taco Combo $11.27

With cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion or cilantro, onion and lime, with one small side

2 Smoked Chicken Tacos $6.78 (add $2.71 for each add‘l taco)

With cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion or cilantro, onion and lime, with one small side

Texas Chili Cup $3.18 or Texas Chili Bowl for $6.35

Eight ounce cup or sixteen ounce bowl with bean-less, spicy and made in house ground brisket with cheese, onion, sour cream and cracker.

Brisket Chili Bowl $8.14

Sixteen ounce cup with cheese, onion, sour cream and cracker

Chili Mac Bowl $8.68

Sixteen ounce bowl with ½ Brisket or Texas Chili and ½ Frank’s Mac and Cheese

Brisket or Texas Chili Nachos $6.24 for ½ order or $11.12 full order

Brisket or Texas chili nachos with cheese, lettuce. Tomato, onion and sour cream

Chili Dog $7.32

Wagyu Frankfurter topped with Brisket or Texas Chili, cheese & onions

Slaw Dog $5.97

Wagyu Frankfurter topped with Mayo Slaw

Spicy Toph Spicy Corn Dog $5.15

Wagyu Frankfurter topped with cheesy spicy corn, ketchup & mustard

Classic Dog $4.88

Wagyu Frankfurter topped with mustard, ketchup, relish & onions

Pork Hot Links $2.17 each

Single pork hot link, add a bun $2.71 each

Handmade Beef Hot Link $2.25 each

Single handmade beef hot link

Belly Bombs $3.25 for one/ $5.50 for two

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

Smoked Chicken Wings $9.49 per pound

Smoked chicken wings by the pound

Loaded Tater Soup $3.26 8 oz cup or $6.51 for bowl

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)


Regular Sides

Smokey Beans, Garlic Vinegar Slaw, Creamy Mayo Slaw, Smokey Garlic Potatoes, Smoked Cabbage and Cheesy Spicy Corn

Small $1.63 (4 oz) Medium $3.26 (8 oz) Large $6.51 (16 oz) and X-Large $13.02 (32 oz)


Premium Sides

Smokey Green Beans, Smokey Brussels Sprouts and Frank’s Mac & Cheese

Small $2.17 (4 oz) Medium $4.34 (8 oz) Large $8.68 (16 oz) and X-Large $17.36 (32 oz)


Drink

Coke and Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi, Pepsi Real Sugar, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Sierra Mist, Water $1.09

Sprecher Root Beer $2.35

Ice Tea Sweetened and Unsweetened $1.63

Organic Homemade Lemonade $2.44

Cup of Ice $0.25


Homemade Baked Items

We offer homemade “baked on the smoker” items by Sweet Melissa.

Corn Bread Sweet or Sweet Jalapeno $1.90, Brownies Regular $3.26 or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup $3.53, Cheesecake (flavors change weekly) Reese’s Pieces, Oreo, Cinnamon Swirl or Plain $5.43 and Oatmeal Crème Pies $2.98 each

***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.

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Hours of Business

Frank’s Backyard BBQ is open weekly Wednesday thru Saturday (11:00-8:00 pm) and Sundays (11:00-6:00 pm).

Call us at 1-219-552-1275 during our business hours. We are located at 13106 Wicker Ave, Rt 41, Cedar Lake, Indiana. Stop by our restaurant for carry out, eat inside or outdoors (weather permitting) or have us cater your next event.

Franks Backyard BBQ Cedar Lake Indiana


Catering

Meat by the Pound

Whole Beef Brisket $21.48 per pound

Average beef brisket is seven pounds. * Whole brisket onsite requires a separate attendant

Burnt Ends with Sauce on the Side $21.79 per pound

Burnt ends with sauce on the side

Chopped Beef Brisket with Sauce on the Side $21.48 per pound

Chopped beef brisket sauced

Pulled Pork with Sauce on the Side $15.19 per pound

Pulled pork with sauce on the side

Pulled Rib “Everything but the Bones” Sauced $19.53 per pound

Pulled ribs “Everything but the Bones” with sauce

Pulled Chicken “Sauced with a Zing” $13.02 per pound

Pulled chicken “Sauced with a Zing”

Smoked Chicken Salad “Cold and Simple” $14.11 per pound

Smoked chicken salad with mayo, red onion and seasoning

Pork Belly Lightly Sauced $19.53 per pound

Pork belly rich, sweet flavor and lightly sauced   

Frank’s Backyard BBQ Sauce

2 – 4 oz of sauce is included with each pound. Additional sauce available; 8 oz for $2.71 and 16 oz for $5.43


Sides By the Half Pan

(Feeds approximately 15 people at six ounces per portion)

Smokey Beans     $21.70

Half pan of Smokey Beans

Smokey Garlic Potatoes    $21.70

Half pan of Smokey Garlic Potatoes

Smokey Brussels Sprouts     $35.80

Half pan of Smokey Brussels Sprouts

Smoked Cabbage     $28.50

Half pan of Smoked Cabbage

Garlic Cole Slaw (Vinegar Based)     $26.04

Half pan of Garlic Cole Slaw (vinegar based)

Creamy Mayo Slaw     $26.04

Half pan of Creamy Mayo Slaw

Cheesy Spicy Corn     $29.30

Half pan of Cheesy Spicy Corn

Frank’s Mac & Cheese     $37.98

Half pan of Frank’s Mac & Cheese

Southern Style Green Beans     $35.80

Half pan of Southern Style Green Beans

Prices and menu items are subject to change.


On-Site Set Up and Service Fees $325 – $450

Includes Transport (20 miles radius, plus $1.19 per mile after) Set up and tear down – approximately two hours, Rental of Equipment (serving tables, table skirts, chafers, fuel, baskets, etc.)

On-Site Attendant Fee $66 – $165 per hour

Includes two to five servers with Buffet Service of Food for 1 – 2 hours

Plate and Utensil Fee $2.17 per person

Includes plate, fork. knife, spoon, napkins, wet napkin and salt/pepper

Buns

Twelve (12) package of S Rosen white hamburger buns $8.68

Twenty-four (24) package of slider buns $9.49

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.

Franks Backyard BBQ Cedar Lake Indiana Early Years

“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,”


Hours of Business

Frank’s Backyard BBQ is open weekly Wednesday thru Saturday (11:00-8:00 pm) and Sundays (11:00-6:00 pm).

Call us at 1-219-552-1275 during our business hours. We are located at 13106 Wicker Ave, Rt 41, Cedar Lake, Indiana. Stop by our restaurant for carry out, eat outdoors (weather permitting) or have us cater your next event.

Franks Backyard BBQ Cedar Lake Indiana