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Fatback's Smokin' Racks

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901 N 24th St, Quincy, IL 62301-2267
+1 217-209-0390
11:00 - 19:30
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed delicious pulled pork sandwiches with 2 types of BBQ sauce. Service fast and the sides of mac and cheese and potato salad were both good, and so was the cornbread. This is a cute family owned business and they take pride in their food.

Thank kosdak
Fatbacks2012, Owner at Fatback's Smokin' Racks, responded to this review

Awe, thanks! We are glad you came in and we appreciate your kind words! Have a great day! More 

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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Barbecue without a beer is just not going to make it for me. I entered the restaurant, which was very "homey", but when walking up to order I was informed that Pepsi was the hardest thing they sold. Sorry... had to leave. Too bad.... the ribs smelled great!

Thank Clevelander5
Fatbacks2012, Owner at Fatback's Smokin' Racks, responded to this review

We do appreciate you stopping in...but no, we do not serve alcohol! We have a very relaxed, family atmosphere that many appreciate, but from time to time, a few have came through and couldn't bring themselves to stay for just the best barbecue around! But since you didn't stay and give us a try for the food or the service,... More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though its off the beaten path, we wrre served great cornbread, excellent meat, and had minimal wait time for arrival of food. Good atmosphere as well!

Thank Sharon H
Fatbacks2012, Owner at Fatback's Smokin' Racks, responded to this review

Congrats on your success! We are so glad you guys chose us! And given the rush before you, we are glad you guys had the relaxed atmosphere and time to share with one another. We wish you the best! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff at the motel suggested we get the Judges Box at Fatback's Smokin' Racks, and we did. Boy! This is as close to heaven as we are going to find in this world. Everything was good. The ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and smoked chicken. Did I mention the smoked chicken? Amazing! So tender and sweet! Loved the sides and... More 

Thank Ed G
Fatbacks2012, Owner at Fatback's Smokin' Racks, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in tonight! We are glad you loved it and hope to see you guys again one day! Have a safe trip! More 

Beloit, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a word- terrific! We bought the Southern Hospitality Family meal which included a rack of ribs, 1/2 chicken, 1/2 lb of pulled pork (or brisket, we went with the pork), 2 sides- we chose the dirty rice and the cole slaw- and 6 healthy sized chunks of corn bread. All tolled we were out the door for just under... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good brisket sandwhich and cornbread. Great place to grab lunch. I have also had their Memphis Mac and Cheese with pulled pork. Will definitely be going back for more.

Thank johngerst
Coatsburg, Illinois
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not impressed with the food, the staff were not helpful when ordering and the dining area was not very clean.

Thank Jena B
Fatbacks2012, Owner at Fatback's Smokin' Racks, responded to this review

Jena, we are sorry to hear you weren't happy with Fatbacks! I personally made your order as you both waited at a table near the exit, as you had ordered your order to go. It was the end of the supper session, and Hans, the up front cashier was still cleaning up from the rush. We always hear how much... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This guy started as an amateur winning a bunch of BBQ contests and then opened up a restaurant. His food and sauces are absolutely delicious. The menu is pretty self explanatory and the staff is helpful. It's definitely an awesome place to eat and not at all expensive.

Thank Chris B
Quincy, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very good food at this small restaurant. A good selection of meats and sides on their menu. Highly recommend!

Thank rah9292017
Quincy, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite BBQ restaurant and one of our favorite restaurants in general in Quincy. The BBQ nachos, ribs, and sandwiches are awesome. All of the sides are delicious too especially the baked beans and coleslaw.

Thank nathanq261

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 N 24th St, Quincy, IL 62301-2267
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: +1 217-209-0390

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