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 $22.00

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 $33.88

Pork Belly Sandwich $12.10

Uncured, sauced and cubed sandwich

Pork Belly Slider $6.67

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 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, 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)

WBC Root Beer or Vanilla Creme $1.97

WBC Root Beer Float $5.25

WBC Root Beer with 3 scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream.

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

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 Turano hamburger buns $5.50

Eighteen (18) package of Turano slider buns $7.82


Meat by the Pound

Whole Beef Brisket $30.15 per pound

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

Burnt Ends with Sauce on the Side $30.15 per pound

Burnt ends with sauce on the side

Chopped Beef Brisket with Sauce on the Side $30.15 per pound

Chopped beef brisket sauced

Pulled Pork with Sauce on the Side $14.00 per pound

Pulled pork with sauce on the side

Pulled Rib “Everything but the Bones” Sauced $24.00 per pound

Pulled ribs “Everything but the Bones” with sauce

Pulled Chicken “Sauced with a Zing” $11.69 per pound

Pulled chicken “Sauced with a Zing”

Smoked Chicken Salad “Cold and Simple” $11.69 per pound

Smoked chicken salad with mayo, red onion and seasoning

Pork Belly Lightly Sauced $24.88 per pound

Pork belly rich, sweet flavor and lightly sauced


Sides by the Half Pan

(Feeds approximately 15 people at six ounces per portion)

Smokey Beans $26.14

Half pan of Smokey Beans

Smokey Potatoes $33.22

Half pan of Smokey Garlic Potatoes

Smoked Brussel Sprouts $34.56

Half pan of Smokey Brussel Sprouts

Smoked Cabbage $35.99

Half pan of Smoked Cabbage

Vinegar Cole Slaw $23.04

Half pan of Vinegar Cole Slaw

Creamy Mayo Cole Slaw $26.27

Half pan of Creamy Mayo Slaw

Cheesy Spicy Corn $36.83

Half pan of Cheesy Spicy Corn

Frank’s Mac & Cheese $34.56

Half pan of Frank’s Mac & Cheese

Southern Style Green Beans $36.86

Half pan of Southern Style Green Beans

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.