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Southside Ribs

903 S Saint Louis St, Sparta, IL 62286-1942
618-443-2200
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Ranked #2 of 18 restaurants in Sparta
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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8 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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St. Louis, MO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Nothing fancy but had a very good experience. Lunch was crowded with locals which is always a good sign. Staff was busy but very friendly and attentive. Definitely will return.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Consistently good across the entire menu. Have been there many times and always have a very good meal.

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Manteno, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Had the worst experience on August 8, 2013. We are in Sparta every year in August for the Grand American Trapshooting Competions and every year we (with a group of 10-12) eat at Southside Ribs. This year we arrived about 8 p.m. and it was not quite as busy as we have seen in the past. We ordered appetizers...they took... More

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Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This place looks like a dive, but the food is excellent! We ate there 2 nights in a row, and the food was excellent both times. Casual, friendly atmosphere.

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Red Bud, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Stopped in for lunch with co-workers. Was waited on in a timely manner. Drinks were kept full. The food was good as always!

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Sesser, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

While in Sparta for our daughters' basketball tournament we accidently found this sleeper by noticing the number of cars surrounding it. Upon entering we were greeted with a smile and were soon seated in the crowded little place on a Friday night. Homemade tomato Bisque, Homemade Mac and Cheese, and I am not talking Kraft, Pulled pork BBQ and Baby... More

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