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4060 Mississippi Ave, Cahokia, IL 62206-1076
618-332-3000
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Today
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little spot

Did some work at the near by airport. I was talking with the pilots about a lunch place. They both said the Sawmill. It was a great stop. Friendly staff. Great food. Had the pulled pork sandwich and homemade chips. The chips are great. The pulled pork had a great bark and great taste.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Photomedic430
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Alton, Illinois
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Alton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Did some work at the near by airport. I was talking with the pilots about a lunch place. They both said the Sawmill. It was a great stop. Friendly staff. Great food. Had the pulled pork sandwich and homemade chips. The chips are great. The pulled pork had a great bark and great taste.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Don't look for fancy-the name Saw Mill-identifies it's appearance-rustic, sawmill appearance. Order at the counter, the food is brought out when ready - Find a seat- I ordered the special for about $10.99 which was a slab of ribs, and two sides and two slices of lightly toasted French bread-for my sides- I got the sweet potato fries which were... More 

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St Louis MO
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

e had heard about this place (for BBQ). So we went today for lunch. Pulled pork didn't have much of a smokey taste (I like lite to medium). Sauces decent. Baked Beans were disappointing… almost like what a person can get out of an upscale can at the supermarket… nothing to write home about. Got the sweet potatoes fries. You... More 

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Columbia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We've been longtime customers of Sawmill and around a week before Thanksgiving got their email offering a whole smoked turkey for $50. I love their turkey to start with and their pork loin is superb as well, so I couldn't pass this up. We picked up the turkey at 10 AM Thanksgiving day. We got it home, put it in... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Brisket was a good cut but cold on the plate and beans hotter than normal. Very friendly counter waitress and good service at the table. Fairly rustic, like a sawmill..

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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Have been many times in the past but probably not for a good 6 months. Good as always and the most crowded I've ever seen it! Went for lunch on Friday but they did good job getting everyone served fast enough and friendly. For $10 each it was very filing and good bbq. Recommend the turkey or brisket.

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16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were staying at the rv park and got a discount to the restaurant so we couldn't pass that up. Service was awesome we did a phone order and was ready in like 10 minutes. The brisket was superb as was the pulled pork. My boyfriend was over the moon about the corn fritters. Only complaint was for the price... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were on a long....trust me on this one.....long cross country journey and checked into the Comfort Inn and Suites. April, the hotel manager recommended this one and said it was one of the best restaurants around. When we drove up, we could not even tell if it was open or not. It fronts a nice looking RV park, but... More 

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Bradford, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Celebrating my daughters birthday we made 16 stops along St Louis and this happened to be one of them. They had a special half price deal on Groupon so we decided to try it out. This place was not hard to find and right off the main road. There is a place for campers right behind it but it did... More 

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Columbia, null, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were always hesitant to eat here and finally stopped in on the recommendation of someone else. I cannot tell you how many times we have been back. We have even used them for catering a birthday party. The beef brisket and pulled pork are my faves; love the large variety of sides. The service is great and the people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4060 Mississippi Ave, Cahokia, IL 62206-1076
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cahokia
  • Phone Number: 618-332-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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