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Triple E Bar-B-Q East

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906 E Deyoung St, Marion, IL 62959
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars

Only been here one time and I tried the rib tips. They came out really fast. I did not care for them though, they were tough and i personally did not care for the sauce.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Creal Springs, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Food has sat around a while and then reheated. Waitress said "sorry" but did not carry message back. I know why, the manager/cook told me I did not know what i was talking about! Suggest you stay away.

2 Thank Edward M
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Only been here one time and I tried the rib tips. They came out really fast. I did not care for them though, they were tough and i personally did not care for the sauce.

Marion, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Go on in - seat yourself and relax. The salad with pulled pork is awesome -- a large, tasty salad. The bluegill dinner in one of my other favorites with corn nuggets (yummy), crispy french fries or okra. The other sides are good, too. The staff always have provided excellent service - they work together so well that it's no... More 

Thank Joyce S
Wayne City, IL
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Delicious food, with a fast friendly staff!! I highly recommend the rib tips, they're wonderful! Wish they would open another restaurant in Mt. Vernon!

Thank Chambliss06
Hillsboro, Illinois
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Again, avoiding the chains. Good food. good service. Had the spare ribs, ochra, french fries and sweet tea. Ample servings, great texture and smoky flavor to the ribs.

Thank dougandbrenda
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The food was decent. Best BBQ available in area, by far not. What made me consider a poor rating is service. Waitress was not very friendly. Did not really check in on us except once when we were done. Had to go up to counter to get receipt. The waitress apologized to the other worker, not us for having no... More 

Thank mjkj82
Elmhurst, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have not had bluegill fish to eat in more decades than I would care to admit. It was good. Of course the Bluegill taste I remember was sweeter, but it was still good.

1 Thank Ginny P
Marion, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I will say that I have tried the Triple E BarBQ restaurants at 3 different locations. I will say that the location located on Lake of Egypt Rd. just west of Market St. is Superb! I've gone there numerous times and have never had a bad meal yet. The fish fry they have is to die for! So much better... More 

1 Thank Stephen S
Collinsville, IL
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I'm that guy you heard about, you know the one I went to a barbecue restaurant and ordered the fish. Don't do it! The fish labeled blue gill on the menu tasted like carp that had been raised in a sewage treatment plant! Service is ok. Food is disgusting. Price is way over what it should be. Don't bother a... More 

Thank rayroad
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

The atmosphere at Triple E is kind of a diner type of feel. It is large and open with a lot of space. I have been here a few times and have always had pretty good service. I can't think of one time where I have had bad service and I have been here with large parties. I would have... More 

1 Thank Jmonda

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 906 E Deyoung St, Marion, IL 62959
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 618-997-1369

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine


Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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