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20 S Belt W, Belleville, IL 62220-2502
+1 618-257-9000
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brussel sprouts” (96 reviews)
“pork belly” (24 reviews)
“burnt ends” (32 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
20 S Belt W, Belleville, IL 62220-2502
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Reviewed 6 days ago

By far the best BBQ I have had anywhere in the US. Their burnt ends and pork steak are amazing! Brussels sprouts required two additional orders to take home. BEAST just ROCKS!

Thank markayhec
Reviewed 1 week ago

BBQ with all the fixins. Combo plate provided a nice sampling. The candied bacon was a guilty side trip. The pork steaks were huge and the smoked turkey was done right - very moist. Well worth the time to stop for a bite. Their extensive...More

Thank H T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pork Belly was Next Level, Brisket has Great Seasoning...little dry, but Mac/Cheese really added Just Enough to get 2 Thumbs from this Guy! Seating in small establishment left something to desire.

Thank mnySpnt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They’re serious about ordering at the counter before you sit. Food came quickly and service was great. The ribs were fantastic- perfect as was the pulled chicken - moist, tender and Smokey. Pork sandwich also was great as were the beans and fries. Great place;...More

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The BBQ is easily the best in the area. The portions are huge and the craft beer selection is plentiful with lots of options. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for...great food and lots of it.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service are outstanding. Everything on the menu is very good. Sides are excellent--loved the bacon!

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the brisket and pulled pork with pit beans and Brussels sprouts with crispy pork belly. My wife had pulled pork with fries and smoky Mac and cheese. I love a place that pays attention to the sides. The fries and Brussels sprouts will...More

Thank kcfanmdl
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This is a typical BBQ place, but not a typical restaurant. Before you get a seat, you first have to make your order at the welcome desk. There is no menu, all is on the board at the wall. This is kind of overwhelming, and...More

Thank Johan D
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped on a whim for lunch. You order first, get your drinks and silverware then go to your table. Specials change daily. Not a large place, cozy. Relaxed, fun atmosphere. Very clean. Every worker we encountered was smiling, helpful and friendly. We both ordered the...More

Thank Kona93
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We ate at the Beast after hearing good reviews. Although the food was good, the place seems crowded. Good choice of selections, but fairly pricey.

Thank Wedding_mother
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Questions & Answers
mike h
5 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from David S | Property representative |
Hi, Mike! If you're referring to the website, you'll need to follow the link from the "Food" tab to Facebook to see the menu for the day. It's always posted there. Hope this helps! David
10 May 2016|
Response from Goose G | Reviewed this property |
The menu is changed daily. They make what they want when they want. If you want to know the daily specials- you must log into their Facebook page. "Beast Craft BBQ"
14 March 2016|
Response from David S | Property representative |
There's no MSG in anything we serve.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 S Belt W, Belleville, IL 62220-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: +1 618-257-9000
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