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Sawmill BBQ

4060 Mississippi Ave, Cahokia, IL 62206-1076
618-332-3000
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Ranked #1 of 17 restaurants in Cahokia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Effingham, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I've been down to the sawmill a coupe of time really fine people and the BBQ is top notch it's a 100 mile ride each way but worth it.

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Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were on a cross North America motorcycle trip and had planned to visit the arch in St Louis in the morning. We like to go to small independent places. So I came here to TripAdvisor and searched for a place to eat. We found the Sawmill and it had good reviews. So we went... One of the best places... More

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Seville, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is the best BBQ we have eaten. During two separate visits (August 2013/September 2013) we had pork lion, ribs, pulled pork, turkey breast, chicken and brisket. Each entree was cooked to perfection. All entrees are served without sauce so you can chooses your own. Having asthma it is difficult for me to find a BBQ meal that does not... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We tried delivery from this restaurant based on the good reviews it received on TripAdvisor. Choices in Cahokia seem pretty limited, so we were excited to see good reviews for a non-chain restaurant in the area. We were sold when we learned they could deliver to our hotel. We tried the pulled pork, beef brisket and the turkey and we... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Great food, prices and staff. I have driven by this place for years and always thought that given its location (rv campground) that it couldn't be that good. Boy was I wrong. I had several friends rave about the food and how good it was. We decided to give it a try and everything we ordered was fantastic. My son... More

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Rolla, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

this is a great bbq restaurant! you have to get there early though because once they are out they are out. we found that out our first time eating there but what we had was very good anyways and the last time we went we got what we wanted :)

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Central Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We passed this restaurant on our way into Cahokia to visit the vertical log courthouse and church. As we were starved by the time we finished our tour we asked the tour guide about this place, and he said the brisket was fantastic. He wasn't lying (or even exaggerating)--the brisket was awesome, as were the sides we ordered (beans were... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

I was in Cahokia for training for a couple of days and this was pretty close to our facility. First off, it's a BBQ place in a trailor park. Pretty good sign. The food was good....recommend the turkey breast with baked beans. Workers were friendly and the prices were about average. Very good for the crap hole that is Cahokia.

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Collinsville, Illinois, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Really enjoy their ribs and pork steaks. Great service attitude by everyone! Great atmosphere. A fun place with great food!

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St. Louis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The pitmaster here knows his way around the competitive BBQ landscape, from what I understand. He was conscientious enough that he brought out a couple of extra ribs on my first visit because he felt the cuts he gave me weren't good enough. I don't recommend coming here after dark, although I guess it's probably safe - some of the... More

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