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Sublette’s Ribs in Monticello, Indiana

Sublette's Ribs: Monticello, Indiana Exterior
Sublette’s Ribs: Monticello, Indiana Exterior
Sublette’s Ribs in Monticello, Indiana is known by locals as THE place to go for commercial smoked goodness!

little Indiana and husband, Jeremy, had to see what all the noise was about–and headed out to this White County barbecue restaurant.

Sublette’s Ribs in Monticello, Indiana

Feast your eyes on this appealing menu! A Southern Barbecue Sandwich, a Whole Hog Sandwich, marinated pork that’s slow cooked for ten hours, and a killer Pork Tenderloin sandwich said to be the size of your head!

With choices like that, and the yummy smells from the commercial smoker, it took me a minute or two before I pounded on the Brisket. This one is slow cooked for eighteen hours–and had my name on it.

We also couldn’t bypass the appetizer sampler. Fried Pickles are always a win for me. My husband ordered the half a chicken but we both agreed that my Brisket was the better choice! So tender!

Monticello, Indiana Barbecue Joint

Sublette's Ribs: Monticello, Indiana
Sublette’s Ribs: Monticello, Indiana
Man oh man, do I love a brisket sandwich! That was incredible. I barely had any room after I claimed dibs on the Buffalo Chicken and Fried Pickles in our appetizer. But I pressed on. Research, remember?

This is a great laid-back kind of place. Something that I really, really liked to see (and have never seen before) was the large toy box full of kid stuff.

What an awesome idea! With a whole lot of seating in that area, kids have a bit of room to explore the contents while remaining under watchful eyes but in a small Indiana town?

Everyone knows everyone else anyway. Even we managed to bump into someone we knew and Monticello is not even our small town!

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Sublette's Ribs: Monticello, Indiana
Sublette’s Ribs: Monticello, Indiana
As barbecue goes, well, Indiana is really smoking! If you have never made it in to one of these unique mom and pop restaurants, you have absolutely got to add Sublette’s Ribs in Monticello, Indiana to your “must eat” list!

Oh, and get the Brisket Sandwich. It is delicious!

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Sublette’s Ribs
924 North 6th Street
Monticello Indiana 47960

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  1. Jessica Nunemaker

    That certainly sounds worth a return visit!

  2. I was planning a little trip to Monticello, and, of course, lunch at Sublettes with former co-workers of mine! So sorry to hear that it burned down! Alternate plans … maybe Abe’s or MamaTrios (down the street from Riblettes and really great food!)

  3. Love this place – was my husband and I’s first date. It burned down just yesterday! :( Thankfully they have plans to rebuild. Just weird timing with your post.

  4. Just wanted to let you know that Sublette’s burned down yesterday. It is a loss for the Monticello community. They are talking of rebuilding, so stay tuned.

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