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KB Barbeque

1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
+1 618-993-1533
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good20%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“white pie” (2 reviews)
“spare ribs” (2 reviews)
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Barbecue, American
1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We first heard about this place from residents. They recommended the food and the pies. The food is really good and the pies are unbelievable. Many choices of homemade pies and cobbler. The pies alone are worth looking the place up to visit.

Thank sixharveys
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The difference for me between authentic BBQ and other BBQ is when they use real wood instead of chips! You can taste the difference, and KB takes the tastebuds to the way BBQ should be. Great portions, and spareribs are so meaty! Large sides and...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I eat fish here nearly every Friday evening and with the fries and slaw it just can't be beat. My granddaughter likes the baked beans and I end up eating them too because they are simply delicious. You can't go wrong and it won't empty...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A bbq spot since the 1920s has lost some quality and relies on an old reputation. Yet at times you can get a very good meal there. I would recommend.

Thank sundancegroup
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I never miss a chance to eat here. And when you order your BBQ, pulled or sliced, get the chow (slaw) they put on top. It just sets it off! And they have a reputation for having some of the best homemade pies in the...More

Thank RShadowens
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch before we went to schmalls meat market. It was good but nothing to make a special trip for maybe after 5 when they seem to do more bbq would be better! Idk

Thank Coty M
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

To start off I went into the restaurant with twin toddlers. After 3 waitresses, who were huddled together by the register, watched me struggle to get high chairs they then got a very simple order wrong. There was no follow up and again the same...More

Thank RCross74
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The service was friendly and spot on. The food was all better than good. BBQ had a rich smoke flavor and sauce was very good that you added on yourself. Catfish was done right, crispy and had lots of flavor. Sides were very tasty. There...More

Thank 4wheaties
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Always a stop of mine when I'm in Southern Illinois. When I grew up in the 60's, this was known as Pulley's; the BBQ is as good now as it was then. And always, always get it with the slaw (chow). And they used to...More

1  Thank RShadowens
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Shame on the others who have given this little hometown spot anything less than a a five star!!! Best lunch I have had in a long time. I loved the small town feel with the big town taste!! We went here based on a recommendation...More

Thank Dianne B
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Main St, Marion, IL 62959
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 618-993-1533
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