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1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-1533
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Marion, Illinois
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bbq spot since the 1920s has lost some quality and relies on an old reputation. Yet at times you can get a very good meal there. I would recommend.

Thank sundancegroup
Land O Lakes, Florida
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I never miss a chance to eat here. And when you order your BBQ, pulled or sliced, get the chow (slaw) they put on top. It just sets it off! And they have a reputation for having some of the best homemade pies in the area!!

Thank RShadowens
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch before we went to schmalls meat market. It was good but nothing to make a special trip for maybe after 5 when they seem to do more bbq would be better! Idk

Thank Coty M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

To start off I went into the restaurant with twin toddlers. After 3 waitresses, who were huddled together by the register, watched me struggle to get high chairs they then got a very simple order wrong. There was no follow up and again the same 3 waitresses stood talking about personal issues and couldn't be bothered to bring a check.... More 

Thank RCross74
Sikeston, Missouri
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

The service was friendly and spot on. The food was all better than good. BBQ had a rich smoke flavor and sauce was very good that you added on yourself. Catfish was done right, crispy and had lots of flavor. Sides were very tasty. There was talk of the White Pie and had to ask about it, it sounded good... More 

Thank 4wheaties
Land O Lakes, Florida
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

Always a stop of mine when I'm in Southern Illinois. When I grew up in the 60's, this was known as Pulley's; the BBQ is as good now as it was then. And always, always get it with the slaw (chow). And they used to have Ms. Fosse's pies; I'm not sure who makes them now, but they are still... More 

1 Thank RShadowens
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

Shame on the others who have given this little hometown spot anything less than a a five star!!! Best lunch I have had in a long time. I loved the small town feel with the big town taste!! We went here based on a recommendation from a friend and I could not have been more pleased!!!

Thank Dianne B
Metropolis, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Ate mid day lunch 2/28/15 after attending an auction in the area. I smelled the BBQ and asked my husband where it would be coming from. He explained. I had never heard of this place but he has ate here when it was another name years ago. At 2:30 pm I was surprised to pull inn and see as many... More 

Thank wascoopy
Cody, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

I was looking forward to bbq. Saw the smoker outside, saw the parking lot full, thought we were good to go. I had the bbq spare ribs. They wrre terrible. No flavor, tough as shoe leather, gross. Husband had fried fish. It was pretty good he said. Hushpuppies were good. Service was slow and poor. She asked hubby if he... More 

Thank Jenna C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Food is awesome service sucks had to wait on myself for coffee and water the waitresses need to learn how to wait on tables and serve customers

Thank Tina T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: (618) 993-1533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?