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Sawmill BBQ

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4060 Mississippi Ave, Cahokia, IL 62206-1076
618-332-3000
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6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still good

Portions seemed a little smaller than the past couple years but still rates high because it's so good! Also don't like how they have no name sodas now so I just got water. Restaurant itself seems nicer and bigger all the time. Apparently they have a few slots now. I was amazed with how crowded it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Banny9949
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482 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Portions seemed a little smaller than the past couple years but still rates high because it's so good! Also don't like how they have no name sodas now so I just got water. Restaurant itself seems nicer and bigger all the time. Apparently they have a few slots now. I was amazed with how crowded it gets during lunch on... More 

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Thank Banny9949
St. Louis
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a little favorite BBQ shack I love to stop at when I'm in the area. Great BBQ, really... It's not like most over rated BBQ joints, this place really does serve great BBQ. The service is as good as it gets, they have a moderate menu so you will find something good to eat, all the sides are... More 

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Thank BarryRay1964
Coronado, California
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261 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It ain't fancy, but your'e gonna need extra napkins. That's for sure! The meats are cooked out back and the sauces are home made. You will find a selection of BBQ delights that will set your mouth to watterin' while they put it on yer plate. You sure won't leave hungry, that's a certainty! Plus, there's a whole list of... More 

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Thank prevere
Palestine, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great BBQ. The pork steak on Friday and Saturday is wonderful. Walking distance to Cahokia RV Parque.

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Thank judysmith4317
Missouri
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great little place, good BBQ, lots of choices for entrees and side dishes. Cold beer if you want one. I've been here for lunch several time. Its always good.

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Thank sunshine_deb
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

BBQ type atmosphere; good food; ribs on Friday and Saturday nights only (go / reserve early to make sure you get some).

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Thank PaulHobso
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Server was kind and very helpful. Price was good. Food was great. Barbecue nachos and corn nuggets were enjoyable. Good atmosphere too.

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Thank Shan C
Alton, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Did some work at the near by airport. I was talking with the pilots about a lunch place. They both said the Sawmill. It was a great stop. Friendly staff. Great food. Had the pulled pork sandwich and homemade chips. The chips are great. The pulled pork had a great bark and great taste.

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Thank Photomedic430
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Don't look for fancy-the name Saw Mill-identifies it's appearance-rustic, sawmill appearance. Order at the counter, the food is brought out when ready - Find a seat- I ordered the special for about $10.99 which was a slab of ribs, and two sides and two slices of lightly toasted French bread-for my sides- I got the sweet potato fries which were... More 

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Thank Charlene H
St Louis MO
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

e had heard about this place (for BBQ). So we went today for lunch. Pulled pork didn't have much of a smokey taste (I like lite to medium). Sauces decent. Baked Beans were disappointing… almost like what a person can get out of an upscale can at the supermarket… nothing to write home about. Got the sweet potatoes fries. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4060 Mississippi Ave, Cahokia, IL 62206-1076
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cahokia
  • Phone Number: 618-332-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?