We Illinoisans are very, very particular about our BBQ. From brisket plates to pulled pork platters, we love it all. But, one entree that doesn’t always get the spotlight it deserves is a good old BBQ sandwich. That changes today, with this list of the best BBQ sandwiches in all of Illinois!
1. Pauly's BBQ (Arthur)
At Pauly's, they combine two amazing foods, grilled cheese and BBQ, to make one amazing sandwich. Stop by their brick and mortar location or try to catch their food truck!
310 E. Columbia Street, Arthur
2. Witt's Smokehouse (Effingham)
This monster sandwich is sure to fill even the hungriest stomachs. Order a side of fried pickle chips to complete the meal.
10325 E. State Highway 33, Effingham
3. Steamboat BBQ (Wheaton)
If you go to this popular spot on a Saturday night, be prepared for a line! The wait is well worth it, though - their sandwiches are amazing.
322 E. Geneva Road, Wheaton
4. Smokin K's BBQ (Millstadt)
Known for their delicious pulled pork and homemade sides, this little spot will not disappoint! Smokin K's chefs have won many BBQ awards in recent years.
548 E. Washington, Millstadt
5. Green Street Smoked Meats (Chicago)
You can't go wrong at this amazing spot in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Try the Warren Moon sandwich, a brisket-stuffed delight topped with a sausage link.
112 N. Green Street, Chicago
6. Pop's BBQ (Charleston)
The sandwiches at this restaurant are piled high with smoked meat, so you won't leave with a rumbling stomach! All the sauces are made in-house, making the experience all the more special.
302 Madison Avenue, Charleston
7. RQ Barbecue (Shorewood)
Let's face it: sometimes, BBQ can get pricey. But, that isn't true at RQ! You can get this awesome lunch for just $5.
643-645 Brook Forest Avenue, Shorewood
8. Chuck's BBQ (Herrin)
This brisket sandwich served on an onion roll really hits the spot after a long day. Don't skip the tater tots!
1420 S. Park Avenue, Herrin
9. Smokin' T's (Long Grove)
Get a little bit of everything with this slider sampler platter. You'll get short rib, chicken, and pulled pork with a side of fries.
3976 Route 22, Long Grove
10. Mark and Wandas Hillbilly BBQ and Grill (Nashville)
Are you up for the challenge of finishing a burger with bacon and BBQ on top? Then head to this amazing small town restaurant!
10382 IL-127, Nashville
11. Country Backyard BBQ & Burgers (Morris)
This BBQ sandwich is truly unique. Pulled chicken topped with white BBQ sauce and a side of macaroni and cheese? Sign us up!
1514 Creek Drive, Morris
Where is your favorite place in Illinois to grab a BBQ sandwich? Let us know in the comments.
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