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903 S Saint Louis St, Sparta, IL 62286-1942
618-443-2200
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Eat there 3-4 times a year. Service can be slow just depends time of the week you are there. On this occasion there were 6 of us with plenty of praise abounding. However I chose the 10 oz filet and the while it tasted awesome, it was probably one of the toughest filets I've ever had. I've ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Mattoon, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

if you advertise ribs in your name you should have them! first time we went they stated theyb were out of ribs so we came back a few days later to try them. as much as everyone raved about them i was not impressed. ribs were a litte tough flaver was ok. other food was not bad and service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We arrived at closing time and staff very accommodating and we soon had pulled pork, salads, and areuban sandwich in front of us with cold beer. All was very good. Will definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Eat there 3-4 times a year. Service can be slow just depends time of the week you are there. On this occasion there were 6 of us with plenty of praise abounding. However I chose the 10 oz filet and the while it tasted awesome, it was probably one of the toughest filets I've ever had. I've ordered the 8oz... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great food and lots of it at fair prices. Dry rub on the ribs not too much brown sugar but several wet sauces available. Aged steaks very tasty great side dishes.

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Walton, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We both had the Southside Philly Sandwich - a Philly cheese sandwich made with smoked beef brisket. It is a sizable sandwich and very tasty and comes with a choice of a side. The beer is very cold and was quite welcome since the temperature outside was in the mid 90s. Very prompt service even though they were extremely busy... More 

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Mc Kenzie, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We loved Southside so much, we ate there twice during our week long Sparta stay. The petite filet is fabulous and the 2 in. porkchop is to die for!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Here for a trap shoot, and stopped in with family. Loved the ribs, but the bacon-wrapped sirloin and tater were amazing!

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Having just been here exactly one year ago I could not wait to get back to those mouthwatering ribs that fell off the bone. Unfortunately that is not what I got when I ordered my slab of ribs yesterday. These were very good, but they did not fall off the bone because they were not cooked all the way through,... More 

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Sparta,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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