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Southside Ribs

903 S Saint Louis St, Sparta, IL 62286-1942
618-443-2200
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Pinckneyville, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really enjoy the friendly staff. The food takes a little time to get to your table but it is always worth the wait. The pulled pork and sweet potatoe fries are some of my favorite dishes there.

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Naperville, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The ribs were literally falling off the bone and delicious! I need to go again soon to get my fix! There is fish, ribs, a bar, and all around good eats.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I eat here frequently and am never disappointed! This is one of my favorite places to eat. I love love love the pulled pork. The rest of my family gets the giant pork steak and wings also and it's always amazing! Definitely give it a try if you are in the area!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After finding out about this little spot I had to try it just because they have the word "ribs" in their name. The sweet potato fries were to kill for with the candy dipping sauce that comes with them. The meat was mouth watering good to say the least..if you want down home goodness at a fair price and good... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

These ribs were truly falling off the bone! If you want good ribs and better portions then this is the place to go. Also reasonably prices as well!

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Wichita, Kansas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food is tasty, if you can get the waitress to remember to bring it to you. We went on two different nights within a week. Different waitresses. I ordered tomato bisque (very good!) and Caesar salad both times. They forgot my salad both times. Then forgot my soup both times. Everyone else served but me. My husband's sweet potato... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have been to Southside Ribs several times and never been disappointed. The ribs were very good, the end piece was a little bit too dry for me, but had a good, smoked flavor, a generous portion. The Chef salad is huge (more than a meal) and reasonably prized (under 10$). The sides are very good. I had the baked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We ate there one night while staying in town for the Grand American Trap Shoot. They do have extended hours during this time. I had ribs, green beans and mashed sweet potatoes with pecan sauce. I loved every bite. My husband ordered the pork steak and it was huge. The pork steak was very tender with a good flavor. We... More 

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Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We hadn't eaten here for a year or so and wanted to try it again. The food was much as we remembered from before which is very good. I had the BBQ pork steak and my wife had the loaded BBQ potato. The pork steak was huge and at over an inch thick. Well cooked with a nice smokey flavor... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great food, warm friendly atmosphere and quality service. This place is a hidden gem in this town. We heard from others it was a good place to grab a slab of ribs and they weren't joking! Our waitress was great, knew the menu well and supplied PLENTY of napkins! The owner came out to greet us and we felt like... More 

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Address: 903 S Saint Louis St, Sparta, IL 62286-1942
Phone Number: 618-443-2200
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Sparta
Cuisine: Barbecue

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