A Grilling Reputation
Photographer: Lucas Cooley
When The Pittt Barbecue & Grill On the Point, 6320 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, opened its doors on Nov. 3, owner Bill Watson says he couldn’t have been more pleased.
“We received a very warm and wonderful reception,” Watson says. “We are so happy to be a part of a nice, wholesome, family community. Our guests have been telling us they love our food and were waiting for us to open our doors.”
Watson believes there has been a large demand for a new barbecue restaurant in the Geist area.
“This is an under-served area for barbecue, and we are filling that need,” Watson says. “We have already been able to meet a lot of new friends here, and we have also seen old friends from our Anderson location.”
The Pittt Barbecue & Grill on The Point in Anderson at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., has been so successful that it convinced Watson to open a second location to share his delicious food.
“Our Anderson restaurant has been open for 12 years now, and we have a really strong following,” Watson says. “I have also already had a lot of new people in this area come back, after enjoying all of our choices.”
Those choices include their excellent Ribs, Rib Tips and Pulled Pork, which are some of the most popular menu items.
“Some of the other big sellers are our Angus Beef Brisket and our Fried Chicken Ribs,” Watson says. “We have also had a lot of people tell us they love our fish and baby back ribs.”
Watson has his own personal favorites, too.
Combo platters are available with any two dinners and any two sides.
“Our big sides are our cornbread dressing, green beans, potato salad, coleslaw and Mac N’Cheese,” Watson says. “Other options are onion rings, French fries and okra.”
Watson and his staff also get a lot of guests telling them they love their desserts, which include Cherry Cheese Pie, Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie and a selection of cheesecakes.
“We have the best Sweet Potato Pie in Indiana,” Watson says proudly.
Watson, who worked for General Motors for several years before starting The Pittt, has enjoyed working with his family at the restaurant.
“My wife, Aundrea, is a partner, and my sister, Lisa, is a partner at the new location on Oaklandon Road,” Watson says. “I also love our great team of employees. I am a very proud of them. They are great to work with.”
Watson also appreciates his loyal customers, which includes Vice President Mike Pence.
“We had the Vice President visit our Anderson location on Sept. 26, 2017,” Watson says. “He loves our food. We had the Secret Service with us for about a week before his visit. When Vice President Pence was there, the immediate area was shut down. He was at the restaurant for close to three hours and spoke to five or six families about tax reform. He ate at every table he sat at and loved everything.”
“We make sure everything is as fresh as it can be,” Watson says. “We are very health conscious and have never had a health violation.”
Watson noted that his loyal customer base has made The Pittt so successful. He is confident that the new location will also flourish.
“I love the way people are so excited about our food,” Watson says. “Everyone has been so gracious and nice. We have already made a lot of new friends who are helping us bring in new customers.”
The Pittt Barbecue & Grill On the Point is located at 6320 Oaklandon Road. Give them a call at 317-855-3542 or visit them online at pitttbbq.com.