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Bully's Smokehouse

1280 Columbia Ctr, Columbia, IL 62236-2560
+1 618-281-2880
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (25 reviews)
“turkey” (10 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1280 Columbia Ctr, Columbia, IL 62236-2560
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Went here with some friends who live in the area. Not sure if this is a "chain" but thats how I would describe the restaurant. The food was adequate, the service was very good but none of it was really worth a return trip. We...More

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We eat here a few times a year and it has always been one of our favorite BBQ restaurants but food is not as good as it once was. The pork steak was huge but fell apart and not firm like pork steaks are supposed...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Bully's is a hit or miss restaurant. Sometimes the food is wonderful, while other times, not so good. Mainly a BBQ restaurant. There are plenty of other BBQ places to visit in St. Louis that are outstanding. Bully's is just average.

Thank christyclauss5
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Was just there the other day and had a quick lunch. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was very very good. The food never disappoints.

Thank lorena282014
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here because a friend told us they had great good food and boy was he right!!! Loved loved the Turkey I got. Was not dry and the baked potatoes was amazing. My husband got the ribs and other meat and they loved it!...More

Thank Mindy S
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The only complaint I have was that the ribs were only OK. The pulled pork was amazing, the fired corn was good, the service was great as well. To have a handful of drinks and two large plates of BBQ at a good price makes...More

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Pulled pork was great. Had the lunch platter and was a generous amount. Waitress was very nice. Would definitely go again!

Thank Live2Clog
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The meal was good but the service left a lot to be desired. Bunch of kids working that were more interested in playing then giving good service. We have been there when it was better. Need to have an older person in charge to keep...More

Thank radar151
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I can highly recommend the pulled pork sandwich. One of the best I have had lately. The only negative point I have to mention is that you smell like fresh out of a smoker when you leave.

1  Thank muhkuh77
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We got ribs, pork pulled pork and pork steak as well as sweet potato fries, coleslaw hush puppies and also cheese fries. Everyone loved their meals and everything including all the sides were A+++! The meat on the ribs was fall off the bone and...More

Thank sunbeem4u
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3 October 2015|
Response from xpurt | Reviewed this property |
With a soda each figure minimum 18.00 each plus tip. Best of luck with service. They are extremely slow, doesn't matter how busy they are. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1280 Columbia Ctr, Columbia, IL 62236-2560
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 618-281-2880
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Welcome to the best St. Louis style BBQ restaurant in the metro area. Bully's Smokehouse specializes in slow smoked "Award Winning" barbecue. We take traditional St. Louis cuts of meat including pork shoulder, pork steaks, St. Louis style ribs, then hickory smoke them long ans slow. We also smoke plump chickens, juicy turkey breasts, and the best beef North of Texas. Our soups soups and side dishes are "made from scratch daily.(95% of our competitors can't say this) You can taste the difference. Bully's is a place for family gatherings,special occasions, or a quiet dinner. We offer everything from sit down dinners, to takeout, and even catering. We strive to offer fast and friendly service and reasonable prices.
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