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1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
+1 618-993-1533
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Oldenburg, Indiana
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The difference for me between authentic BBQ and other BBQ is when they use real wood instead of chips! You can taste the difference, and KB takes the tastebuds to the way BBQ should be. Great portions, and spareribs are so meaty! Large sides and I usually clean the plate, but could not here!

Thank Edward B
Marion, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I eat fish here nearly every Friday evening and with the fries and slaw it just can't be beat. My granddaughter likes the baked beans and I end up eating them too because they are simply delicious. You can't go wrong and it won't empty your wallet either.

Thank Ed B
Marion, Illinois
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A bbq spot since the 1920s has lost some quality and relies on an old reputation. Yet at times you can get a very good meal there. I would recommend.

Thank sundancegroup
Land O Lakes, Florida
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I never miss a chance to eat here. And when you order your BBQ, pulled or sliced, get the chow (slaw) they put on top. It just sets it off! And they have a reputation for having some of the best homemade pies in the area!!

Thank RShadowens
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch before we went to schmalls meat market. It was good but nothing to make a special trip for maybe after 5 when they seem to do more bbq would be better! Idk

Thank Coty M
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

To start off I went into the restaurant with twin toddlers. After 3 waitresses, who were huddled together by the register, watched me struggle to get high chairs they then got a very simple order wrong. There was no follow up and again the same 3 waitresses stood talking about personal issues and couldn't be bothered to bring a check.... More 

Thank RCross74
Sikeston, Missouri
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The service was friendly and spot on. The food was all better than good. BBQ had a rich smoke flavor and sauce was very good that you added on yourself. Catfish was done right, crispy and had lots of flavor. Sides were very tasty. There was talk of the White Pie and had to ask about it, it sounded good... More 

Thank 4wheaties
Land O Lakes, Florida
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Always a stop of mine when I'm in Southern Illinois. When I grew up in the 60's, this was known as Pulley's; the BBQ is as good now as it was then. And always, always get it with the slaw (chow). And they used to have Ms. Fosse's pies; I'm not sure who makes them now, but they are still... More 

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Shame on the others who have given this little hometown spot anything less than a a five star!!! Best lunch I have had in a long time. I loved the small town feel with the big town taste!! We went here based on a recommendation from a friend and I could not have been more pleased!!!

Thank Dianne B
Metropolis, IL
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Ate mid day lunch 2/28/15 after attending an auction in the area. I smelled the BBQ and asked my husband where it would be coming from. He explained. I had never heard of this place but he has ate here when it was another name years ago. At 2:30 pm I was surprised to pull inn and see as many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 618-993-1533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?