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632 North Main Street, Harrisburg, IL
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Homemade creampuffs delicious barbecued ribs

this place has to die for creampuffs which you can take home with you the barbecue ribs are also greatmiddle-of-the-road price I would totally recommend it to anyone going through Harrisburg no alcoholic beverages are served their

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
LittleMiss99
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Creal Springs, Illinois
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Aurora Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday evening, and would expect to have fresh food in the sald bar, not so. My husband said the ribs he ordered were the worse he has ever tasted. My fried catfish was mushy, the fried potatoes that came with it were a pile of grease. I give it two stars only because it was... More 

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129 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I would definitely not go out of your way for this BBQ. I stumbled upon the place while driving through and love BBQ so I stopped. The pulled pork was dry and didn't have much smoke flavor. The sauces were also nothing to write home about. Well below average! I would not recommend this place.

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Creal Springs, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

this place has to die for creampuffs which you can take home with you the barbecue ribs are also greatmiddle-of-the-road price I would totally recommend it to anyone going through Harrisburg no alcoholic beverages are served their

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've been here for breakfast twice and this place can really make an omlette! The staff is polite and attentive, though why they have their salad bar set up at 730 in the morning is a little beyond me. I did order their brisket as a take out and I have never seen such tough, fatty brisket in my life.... More 

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Niles, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

After reading the reviews for this place and driving 8 hours my boyfriend and I were excited to try this place for his birthday dinner. We got there an hour before close and were completely un-impressed. The service absolutely sucked. The waiter was so rude and barely said two words the whole time, not sure what his deal was. My... More 

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Salem, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

BBQ Barn has been there for many years. Had great hamburgers when eating there as a child. Used to be Turners Restaurant. Now known for their BBQ. Decent salad bar also available. Would definitely recommend.

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Florence, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Love this place, from the friendly owner and manager, the décor (very charming and appropriate) and the BBQ! Dry rub is the best, and they do it right. Breakfast is delicious and you can tell it's 'Homemade'. The mile high pies are hard to resist! Just a wonderful place, and an institution in Harrisburg.

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Harrisburg, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is never a disappointing meal at Bar B Q Barn. Their food quality is excellent, the service is wonderful, and their prices are reasonable. My favorites are the ribs and catfish, but their menu is also good for those watching their calories. The barbeque salad is especially good. The desserts are beautiful and sooo good. They've always had a... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

When you hear about the bar b q barn restaurant, you get what you think. Barbecue, homemade pies, great service. The decor is great. A lot of old history and items posted along the walls. If you need a place for a party, they have a side room available. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place....great people own it.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had Bar-B-Q Barn on our way out of town. Forgive the pun, but my husband was in hog heaven. We were greeted in the foyer by a bakery display holding slices of pie, fresh baked cookies, and other pastries. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich (by recommendation from our waitress), and I had the BBQ chicken salad. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 632 North Main Street, Harrisburg, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Harrisburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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