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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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Pinckneyville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Holland, Michigan
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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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Restaurant Details

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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

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  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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