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Sawmill BBQ

4060 Mississippi Ave, Cahokia, IL 62206-1076
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Cahokia
Price range: $1 - $10
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
East Rochester, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Cute little BBQ place in an area with very few non fast food options. I had the sliced brisket - quite tasty, nice smoke ring. Smoked turkey was a little on the dry side, but that's tough to avoid when you smoke poultry. Their baked beans were outstanding. The potato salad was oddly liquidy... not sure what that was about.... More

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13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The place is a locals spot. I got the beef brisket, chopped up turkey breast and green beans and baked beans. The brisket was fatty none of the food was hot. Nothing tasted like it had been smoked. Never seen any indication they had a smoker. It does sit in a camp ground parking lot.

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Bedford, Indiana, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were looking for local BBQ. The Sawmill was close to our hotel. More than enough to eat. Portions were huge! Rustic décor made you feel at ease in a country setting. The waitress was friendly and gave recommendations on what to order.

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Effingham, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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