Illinois Eatery Crowned 'Best BBQ Spot' In The Entire State

By Logan DeLoye

May 3, 2024

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Sides
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You cannot go wrong with a hearty BBQ sandwich, especially when it is crafted and served at the best BBQ spot in all of Illinois! With so many options available to us, it can seem difficult to choose where we want to eat at times. BBQ spots are a dime a dozen in America, especially in the South, so imagine how good the BBQ sandwich at the best bbq spot has to be to stand out from the rest!

Be it quality ingredients, a variety of sides, or atmosphere, something about this stellar joint keeps customers raving and coming back for more delicious BBQ day after day. 24/7 Tempo compiled a list of the best place to order BBQ in each state, and, as no surprise to anyone, one Illinois location made the list!

Per the list, the best BBQ sandwich in all of Illinois is served at 17th Street BBQ in Murphysboro.

Here's what 24/7 Tempo had to say about the best place to order bbq in the entire state:

"Southwestern Illinois, bordering Missouri, has its own barbecue culture, and Murphysboro was dubbed “the barbecue capital of Illinois” by the State Legislature in 2014. Pitmaster Mike Mills, who became known as “The Legend” (and who consulted with Danny Meyer when he opened his pioneering Blue Smoke in Manhattan), opened this original version of 17th Street BBQ in 1985. He died in 2020, but his daughter, Amy Mills, carries on his legacy. Baby back ribs are the signature here, and the sauces and “Magic Dust” seasoning are considered tops."

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