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Best Barbecue St. Louis 2007 - 17th Street Bar & Grill - CLOSED

17th Street Bar & Grill

17th Street Bar & Grill

1711 W. Highway 50

O'Fallon, IL 62269

618-622-1717

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Readers' Choice: Bandana's Bar-B-Q
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is also known as the Super Bowl of Swine. That makes 17th Street Bar & Grill owner Mike Mills the Joe Montana or Tom Brady of the barbecue world. He has won the contest three times, a feat that has allowed him to open a chain of barbecue joints in Las Vegas and to consult for New York City ¨ber-restaurateur (and St. Louis native) Danny Meyer. But Mills' success hasn't caused him to turn his back on his Illinois roots, and now that he's opened a third 17th Street Barbecue in O'Fallon, his award-winning 'cue is closer to St. Louis than ever before. (The other locations are in Murphysboro and Marion.) The ribs are divine. Smoked over apple- and cherrywood for up to seven hours, they have a lightly charred exterior, a melting interior and the flavor of God's own pork. A squirt of Mills' famous sauce — a complex, copper-colored concoction, tomato-based but flirting with the vinegary smack of Carolina — and he'll have your vote for the barbecue hall of fame cinched.
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Tracy Epplin
Tracy Epplin

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!

rick coffey
rick coffey

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.

Erik
Erik

Pappy's BBQ on Lindell/Olive near SLU campus - much better BBQ than 17th street.

prt
prt

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.

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