We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

17th Street

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
32 N 17th St, Murphysboro, IL 62966-2056
+1 618-684-3722
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 162: English reviews
Bloomington, Illinois
Level Contributor
38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant which is located in the barbecue capital of Illinois, is an award winner for ribs. As in best in the USA. I must this one is a little better than the sister restaurant by I57. Great sides, tasty smoked meats like brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. Did I say ribs? Great ribs. Fantastic atmosphere, with a beautiful bar.... More 

Thank sleev2085
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the BEST BBQ place ever! The ribs were awesome!! The Reuben, The BEST, and don't get us started on the desserts! Bread pudding, amazing, brownie, to die for, and banana pudding will know ya out! Yes, we all 4 ordered it all and brought tons back to our cabin! Lol

Thank Ashley M
Murphysboro, Illinois
Level Contributor
98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most out-of-towners will tell you that this is one of the great BBQ places in the USA. To be sure, it is good, but it's not even the best BBQ in Murphysboro. Locals will tell you to go to Pat's. 17th Street is gliding on its reputation.

Thank Dochoch
Carbondale, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

They have good BBQ, the baked beans are especially tasty. The pricing is a little high but if you aren't going to the trouble to make your own, this is a good option.

Thank Lee K
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love the ribs at 17th Street. The best potato salad and baked beans too! Nice hometown feel and great service. Priced just about right!

Thank Monica M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were in the area - had hiked the Little Grand Canyon which is about 8 or so miles away in Pomona. We each had the BBQ. I like mine quite well. My friend thought it could have a bit more sauce. I had the macaroni and cheese side, and I though it was great. Service was a bit overwhelmed,... More 

Thank Alicia K
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Level Contributor
52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Service was slow at best this past Saturday nite. First time there, not overly impressed with food either, bar-b-que beef "lots of bull" sandwich was tasty, baked sweet potato did not come with butter, took forever to get 1st beer and even longer for 2nd.

Thank Angela P
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

So this place is paradise. Great smoked meat. I have tried everything and nothing disappoints. However, my favorite is The brisket the sauerkraut The local beer French fries and a brownie for dessert I will drive far and wide to come here. The kids serving you are always happy and fun.

Thank BuenasNoticiasd... .
Murphysboro, IL
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Pete and I have eaten at 17th Street for over 25 years and it is truly one of the best bar-b-cue places we have been to in years. The ribs are outstanding, the staff is friendly, and prices competitive. They do get busy on weekends, so you may have a little wait on the food coming to the table, but... More 

Thank lpolete
Desoto Illinois
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Food is okay. I can get better bbq elsewhere. Price is to high. Location is good. Bbq could be so much better.

Thank baptistmom3

Travellers who viewed 17th Street also viewed

Murphysboro, IL

Been to 17th Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 N 17th St, Murphysboro, IL 62966-2056
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Murphysboro
  • Phone Number: +1 618-684-3722

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of 17th Street and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from 17th Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?