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17th Street Barbecue

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2700 17th Street, Marion, IL 62959
+1 618-998-1114
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered take-out for 4, we picked up, order was ready quickly. I had the ribs, they were spicy and dry, we also had brisket which was good, applesauce tasted canned, hush puppies were good, Mac & cheese was good, side salad crispy & fresh, I didnt care for the coleslaw I prefer creamy, I also didn't care for the potato... More 

Thank Patti B
Blue Mound, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and great food. Took a large family group there and they all loved it. The server was very knowledgeable about the food and was great to recommend items since it was our first time there.

Thank Alice R
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134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch, the smells from outside were fantastic and I was looking forward to some great ribs! They were just ok, no real smoke flavor and I must have received some that were left over from the week before. They were tough and hard to get off the bone. The side dishes were good and the service was very... More 

Thank Ron T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ and great service Brisket was wonderful. Tender and flavorful. Ribs were awesome. Had the Grand Champion plate and loved all of it!! Sit at the bar and let Lisa take care of you. She's amazing.

Thank Bruce L
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was a bit disappointing as my chicken was dry and the portion was on the small side. The server handled it fine after I brought it up and a new piece was brought out that was juicier as described on the menu. I was expecting better from all the "awards" that were referenced on their menu. I would... More 

Thank harlanj572016
Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great BBQ place. Very original and extremely reasonable. The ribs were awesome. If you are passing thru, this place is way better than all the chain restaurants.

Thank droraback
Island Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate supper there and had a pulled pork sandwich , it came with one side and a small cup of Cole slaw . I had potato salad and my wife had Mac and cheese .everything was good and not expensive.

Thank Edward K
Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu that includes something for everyone. Friendly staff too! Don't forget to buy some Magic dust on your way out to flavor your food at home too.

Thank MnNicer
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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163 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The food was good, nothing great. The beer selection was good with some local brews on tap. The restaurant was walking distance from many hotels. The service was okay. Nice change from the chain eateries usually found near the highway hotels.

Thank 24QueenBee
Bonita Springs, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were traveling to Wisconsin from Florida and tried as much BBQ as we could. Now that we've settled in a little bit, I must say, this was the absolute best during this road trip. We had the Grand Champion Plate, only 23 bucks and had a taste of it all, chicken, ribs, links, brisket and pulled... More 

Thank richieny70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 17th Street, Marion, IL 62959
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 618-998-1114
Illinois was recently named one of "11 Top BBQ Cities in America" by Thrillist, thanks to 17th Street. Mike Mills and his crew are proud to support and shine a spotlight on Southern Illinois, sharing the gospel of barbecue and their delicious food both in Southern Illinois and nationwide. At 17th Street, barbecue is a culture, not a concept. The restaurant is a community gathering place where guests become family. Rooted in history and family, their delicious barbecue smoked using local apple wood and their famous Magic Dust(R). Owner Mike Mills has devoted his life to the pits and is considered by his peers a true pioneer, legend, and leading force in the barbecue world.

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