Great barbecue is easy to find in The Bend, where several restaurants have built up a loyal local following. Visit these places and you’re likely to smell the smoker at work before you walk into the establishment. Choose from menus that include ribs, pulled chicken, brisket, pulled pork and more. Then there are the sides, like homemade macaroni and cheese or potato salad. These some of the best barbecue places in South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding communities.