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17th Street

32 N 17th St, Murphysboro, IL 62966-2056
+1 618-684-3722
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (65 reviews)
“baked beans” (16 reviews)
“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 N 17th St, Murphysboro, IL 62966-2056
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for here for ribs, which were very good, but I am not sure if they were worth the 45-50 minute wait for seating (there was also a wait for our food after we were seated and had given the waitress our orders, but...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Because of the event that was going on that day we knew it would be busy. We arrived around 130 hostess made eye contact said she would be right back to put our name on seating list, there were two of us. By the time...More

Thank becking63
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This place is how the area got named BBQ capital of the state. I would get a three meat plate and some smoked wings so you can try it all. Pork beef and chicken are all great as well as ribs. Don't forget the magic...More

Thank Erik_saluki
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Four of us stopped there while camping. Service was excellent but the brisket was excessively fatty. Ribs, while good were cooked too hot resulting in some loss of tenderness. Manager was very accommodating and offered compensation on the brisket.

Thank DStahre
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Well, it's out of the way to me. Stopped in for lunch on the way through southern IL, and it didn't disappoint. I'm under doc's advice to lose some weight, so I'm not frequenting places like this, but it was well worth the mild deviation...More

Thank blw_at_longwood
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Locals recommended this place, then I researched it and realized how famous the BBQ is. I had the half slab with potatoes salad and baked beans. The ribs were so so, I know I'm going to get dinged for that remark. The flavor was good...More

Thank sybsk5
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

This is the original location and Mike Mill's barbecue does not disappoint. I have eaten here many times. The service is good, the BBQ is fan-flipping-Taptic. Award winning and rivals many in the country. Good flavors, and fair prices. Love this place!

Thank Global_Traveler_WI
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Saw an article a while back in Bon Appetit magazine saying this place had the best ribs in America. Yeah, right, I thought. Well, if they aren't the best ribs in America, I don't know what is, and I've eaten barbecue from coast to coast....More

Thank JohninNV
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

If you are close, make some time to stop here. You won't regret it. There is usually a wait, so expect that. Ribs are amazing, as was the pimento cheese appetizer.

Thank Cassie M
Amy M, Owner at 17th Street, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Grateful for your kind words! Hope you'll visit us again soon!

Reviewed April 18, 2017

This restaurant which is located in the barbecue capital of Illinois, is an award winner for ribs. As in best in the USA. I must this one is a little better than the sister restaurant by I57. Great sides, tasty smoked meats like brisket, pulled...More

Thank sleev2085
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February 28, 2017|
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Response from Andrea B | Reviewed this property |
I would try calling them ahead of time to see if they have any, prior to you going there. Maybe paying for them in advance and have them hold them till you get there. If they would do that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 N 17th St, Murphysboro, IL 62966-2056
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Murphysboro
  • Phone Number: +1 618-684-3722
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