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903 S Saint Louis St, Sparta, IL 62286-1942
618-443-2200
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Sherry L
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Pinckneyville, Illinois, United States
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Sparta,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We are there at least once a week. Dont judge a book by it's cover. Absolutely the best ribs around. Love the club sandwich. Salads are HUGE.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have eaten in this establishment a couple of times each time the meal were always how I would rank as very good. For some reason tonight the rids were tough and dried out. Noting like the other times I had eaten them. As always, the smoked pork chop was fabulous.

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Pinckneyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good food and service. Always enjoy eating at Southside. Meet friends there and sit uninterrupted after eating for great visits.

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Steeleville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

At first entering there is overpowering aroma of smoked BBQ flavor, a good overpowering, that makes you take deep breaths, and want to bite the air. I ordered the ribs as I assumed the ribs are the specialty and the restaurants namesake, but did not taste that same smokey flavor as the aroma promised. I am probably spoiled by two... More 

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Pinckneyville, Illinois, United States
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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