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1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-1533
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
About as "small town" as you can get!

We were once again staying in Marion, IL for college move in at SIU in Carbondale. We've done this trip 5 or 6 times over the past year and as such, have tried many of the local restaurants. We were up for something different, and consulted the handy Trip Advisor app, which lead us to KB... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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Lutz, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Always a stop of mine when I'm in Southern Illinois. When I grew up in the 60's, this was known as Pulley's; the BBQ is as good now as it was then. And always, always get it with the slaw (chow). And they used to have Ms. Fosse's pies; I'm not sure who makes them now, but they are still... More 

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Shame on the others who have given this little hometown spot anything less than a a five star!!! Best lunch I have had in a long time. I loved the small town feel with the big town taste!! We went here based on a recommendation from a friend and I could not have been more pleased!!!

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Metropolis, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Ate mid day lunch 2/28/15 after attending an auction in the area. I smelled the BBQ and asked my husband where it would be coming from. He explained. I had never heard of this place but he has ate here when it was another name years ago. At 2:30 pm I was surprised to pull inn and see as many... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was looking forward to bbq. Saw the smoker outside, saw the parking lot full, thought we were good to go. I had the bbq spare ribs. They wrre terrible. No flavor, tough as shoe leather, gross. Husband had fried fish. It was pretty good he said. Hushpuppies were good. Service was slow and poor. She asked hubby if he... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Food is awesome service sucks had to wait on myself for coffee and water the waitresses need to learn how to wait on tables and serve customers

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I recently dined in with a fishing buddy and we decided to try their grilled catfish for lunch. The serving portions were okay but the seasoning was on the light side and the fish was just slightly under-cooked. The food was warm and served fairly quickly. All in all, it was okay to eat but in the future I will... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were once again staying in Marion, IL for college move in at SIU in Carbondale. We've done this trip 5 or 6 times over the past year and as such, have tried many of the local restaurants. We were up for something different, and consulted the handy Trip Advisor app, which lead us to KB Barbeque. It's definitely off... More 

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Marion, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have been here numerous times and we appreciate the consistency of the food and service. Have tried several of their dinner specials which were all quite good. The smoked chicken is a favorite and the pork chops they serve are gigantic. The lunch special of a BBQ basket is also quite tasty. I love their drive through service in... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

best bbq sammie in town. great prices too. we also love the home made pies! coconut is my fave! everything is good here. tea could be sweeter but thats just me!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Found this place on accident, a little out of the way but well worth it!!! Homemade desserts and slow cooked ribs and a perfect house BBQ sauce!!! Cheap for the amount of food you get and excellent service!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: (618) 993-1533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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