What are the Best Illinois Barbecue Restaurants?

This question comes up again and again. Well, we have been collecting your thoughts and have a growing list of some of the Best IL BBQ Restaurants that we can find. If you have a suggestion, please contact us with your review. BBQ grew out of the south, so we list from the south to the north.

Southern Illinois

Mo Wallace BBQ and More- 813 E Main, Carbondale, IL

Underground Barrel Room and Grill- 717 South University Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

Bandanas BBQ-

502 IAA Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

309 E. Main Street, Carbondale, Il 62901

#4 Commerce Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234

Winchester Plaza, 4608 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

308 S 44th Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864

17th Street BBQ-

2700 17th Street, Marion, IL 62959

32 N. 17th Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966

Pat’s BBQ- 1673 Business Highway 13, Murphysboro, IL 62966

Triple E Barbque- 24 Cheekwood Lane, Ullin, IL 62992

Dixie Barbecue- 205 W Broad Street, Jonesboro, IL 62952

Dad’s Bar-B-Q House- 1238 US-45, Eldorado, IL 62930

Bar-B-Q Barn- 632 N Main Street, Harrisburg, IL 62946

Midway BBQ Shack- 3800 IL-141, Omaha, IL 62871

Chuck’s Barbecue- 1420 S Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948

Big Mama’s BBQ Express- 5900 St Clair Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 62203

Larry’s Pit BBQ- 608 N Victor Street, Christopher, IL 62822

Central Illinois

Clays Popeye’s Barbeque- 1121 S Grand Avenue, Springfield, IL 62703

Doctor of BBQ2709 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703

No Swine Left Behind Pit Bar-B-Que3630 Great Northern Avenue, Springfield, IL 62711

Hickory River Smokehouse-

2330 Mount Zion Rd. Decatur, IL 62521,

5101 W. Holiday Drive, Peoria, IL 61615

2343 N. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62702

1706 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana, IL 61802

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit3419 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265

Baloo’s BBQ- 137 S Jasper St, Decatur, IL 62521

Black Dog Smoke and Ale House-

320 M. Chestnut St., Champaign, IL 61820

201 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Famous Daves, ILBBQ Society Member’s Discount Available

7411 N. Grand Praire Drive, Peoria, IL 61615

Hickory River Smokehouse-

2330 South Mt. Zion Road, Decatur, IL 62521

5101 West Holiday Drive, Peoria, IL 61615

2343 N Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62702

1706 N Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802

Wood N’ Hog Barbecue- 904 N 4th Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Northern Illinois

Smokehouse Barbecue432 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL 61102

Chubby Guy’s BBQ6551 E Riverside Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61114

Big Papa’s BBQ- 5811 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, IL 61114

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit-

1332 75th Street, Downers Grove, IL 60516

3419 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265

845 S. Perryville Road, #115, Rockford, IL 61108

206 Danada Square W, Wheaton, IL 60187

Famous Daves, ILBBQ Society Member’s Discount Available

1631 West Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101

1521 South Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102

1603 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704

704 Janes Avenue, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

7201 West 25th Street, North Riverside, IL 60546

2440 Route 34, Oswego, IL 60543

3303 North Perryville Road, Rockford, I, 61114

Sweet Baby Ray’s-

800 E Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

249 E Irving Park Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191, ILBBQ Society Member’s Discount Available

T-Bob’s Smoked Bar-B-Q-

1165 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Real Urban Barbecue-

610 Central Avenue #177, Highland Park, IL 60035


70 S La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525

103 S Main Street, Naperville, IL 60540

124 N Marion Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

Chicago Land Area

Smoke BBQ3800 N Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641

Chicago q1160 N Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Green Street Smoked Meats112 N Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse6954 N Western Avenue, Chicago, IL

Blackwood BBQ305 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60606

Anmol Barbecue Restaurant- 2858 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Blackwood BBQ-

233 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

28 South Clinton Street, Chicago, IL 60661

307 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60606

962 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

I57 Rib House-

1524 West 115th Street, Chicago, IL 60643

6514 S Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60636

9709 S Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60628

14510 S Indiana Avenue, Riverdale, IL 60827

Just Turkey-

1234 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60642

4353 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653

2430 Main Street, Evanston, IL 60202

Nick’s Barbecue-

6945 West 79th Street, Burbank, IL 60459

15800 South Bell Road, Homer Glem, IL 60491

12658 S. Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463

649 N Independence Blvd, Romeoville, IL 60446

16638 South Oak Park, Tinley Park, IL 60477