The 17th street in O'Fallon is entirely too far away from management. The AWESOMEness of it got lost somewhere along 64. If you ever wander into Southern Illinois, try the 17th street that's actually on 17th street and you'll find out why they've won so much!
Best Barbecue St. Louis 2007 - 17th Street Bar & Grill
1711 W. Highway 50
O'Fallon, IL 62269
went there a couple of months ago with my wife and were very disappointed. the ribs were dry and not very warm at all. asked waiter about it and was made to feel like i was dumb about how my ribs were supposed to be cooked. so i let it go cause i didn't want to make a big deal out of it. i was not satisfied with the food or the service but chalked it up to them having a ruff day. went back today to get a pulled pork sandwich for lunch. BIG MISTAKE. was treated like i was infringing on the girls day. she acted like she didn't want to wait on me cause i was getting a to go order. when i got home and started to eat about all i could taste was salt. not good at all. then i got a small piece of bone in the meat. all this makes me wonder how in the world they won any contest. good thing they didn't take the o'fallon cooks to the contest. don't think i'll recomend them to anybody i know and i sure don't see myself going back.
My office read this review and went crazy saying we all need to go check this out. Everyone was VERY disappointed. It was really plain jane bbq. Ribs were not good at all. Maybe the other locations were better and that is where the review came from, but as for O'Fallon, it was a dumpy joint and we were the only people in there on a Saturday afternoon. Now we know why.