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17th Street Barbecue

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2700 17th St, Marion, IL 62959-4985
+1 618-998-1114
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not our first visit to the best barbecue in America! We stay close enough to walk over for dinner and really look forward to the reliable service and great food!

Thank Beverly B
Buncombe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love their BBQ. They make soup or chili everyday. They make the best potato soup I have ever tasted. They don't make it very often which is a shame. Don't care for the desserts. The pork rinds ( cracklings) are hot and fresh and are great.

Thank Patty W
Orland Hills, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love visiting restaurants that were featured on TV- so I had to stop at 17th- good food, really liked the ribs but like the sauce that's not the original sauce better. Very nice staff, I would return next time I am out that way.

Thank jen1313jafer
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always stop to eat here every time I come to Marion. I have yet to be disappointed by their food. Great food, environment, and staff...

Thank Gary C
Land O Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We never miss an opportunity to eat here when in the area. It is a "must do" when in or around Marion, IL! Some of the best BBQ you'll ever eat and very friendly staff.

Thank RShadowens
Big Bend
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to stop here and try it for yourself. We had "Pig Shoes" and a " Lotta Bull Sandwich". Food was good but unusual and too high priced, $10 and $1.50 and $2.50 for a cup of coffee....This is not a fine dining place but couples, bunch of friends type of place. They also have ribs and other BBQ... More 

Thank Susan H
Champaign, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was later in the evening and we were hungry and tired, so we thought we'd give this place a try. Glad we did! Huge menu with something for everyone. Welcoming, interesting atmosphere. Staff very friendly and efficient...answered our million questions with smiles. Definitely a bonus if you love any kinds of BBQ.

Thank Joyce R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of food. Quick to get food out. We had the brisket and pork shoulder with sweet potato, garlic bread, and Mac n cheese. Large portions; would come again.

Thank LAAFood1
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The was an excellent stop while on a road trip. The barbecue was excellent as well as the sides along with a great choice of draft beers. The service was great and the parking was quick and easy.

Thank lherricksnewrrcom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good award winning BBQ and a fair price my favorite part of everything was the loaded potato salad head of Dill seasoning in it it was amazing it was a true delicious experience and not far from our hotel

Thank abvi2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 17th St, Marion, IL 62959-4985
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 618-998-1114
Illinois was recently named one of "11 Top BBQ Cities in America" by Thrillist, thanks to 17th Street. Mike Mills and his crew are proud to support and shine a spotlight on Southern Illinois, sharing the gospel of barbecue and their delicious food both in Southern Illinois and nationwide. At 17th Street, barbecue is a culture, not a concept. The restaurant is a community gathering place where guests become family. Rooted in history and family, their delicious barbecue smoked using local apple wood and their famous Magic Dust(R). Owner Mike Mills has devoted his life to the pits and is considered by his peers a true pioneer, legend, and leading force in the barbecue world.

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