Illinois January 13, 2018
It Could Take All Year To Get Through This Bucket List of Best Illinois Brisket
To find the best brisket in Illinois, you’ll have to scour the whole state. From top to bottom, there are many amazing joints that serve up this BBQ favorite, and here are nine with top-notch smoked meat.
Whether you like just like the tips or crave a whole slab of this tender delicacy, Illinois has a restaurant for you. Read on for more details.
1. Baby Back Blues (Plainfield)
Previously deemed one of Chicagoland's best, this eatery has been serving up top-notch meats since 1998. In addition to brisket, it is also known for its ribs and heavenly sides. Comfort never tasted so good.
2. Black Dog Smoke & Ale House (Champaign)
This smokehouse is as well-known for its meats as it is for its selection of beer. It offers different specials each day of the week that you don't want to miss. Get your brisket on a sandwich or as a platter.
3. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que (Various)
Of course, you can't go wrong with this popular joint. It serves some of the best brisket in America as well as many other southern comfort foods. Everything is made from scratch, and it has been that way since the doors first opened in 1994.
4. Firewater BBQ (Crest Hill)
With an additional location in Lombard, this award-winning smokehouse uses Midwest-raised pork, chicken, and beef. The brisket is both wet and dry rubbed with the house's secret blend of spices and then slow smoked over hickory and apple wood.
5. Hog Wild (Midlothian)
Though best known for its epic pork chops, this restaurant also has some of the best brisket in the state. This cash-only hotspot has been a Chicagoland favorite for more than 20 years.
6. South Moon BBQ (Sandwich)
Fresh smoked daily, the brisket at this joint is so popular it may run out. There are additional locations in Montgomery and Hinckley, and the restaurants even have arcades.
7. Steamboat BBQ (Wheaton)
The food at this BBQ joint got so popular, it had to open a second location in the town of Athens. Due to a special blend of spices and fresh-cut hickory, the smoked meat at this restaurant is a cut above the rest.
8. Stone Jug Barbeque (Peru)
This rustic eatery offers classy versions of your favorite BBQ dishes. This pulled brisket sandwich is to die for. The food is so popular, it is often ordered for receptions and other catered events.
9. Twyford BBQ & Catering (Jacksonville)
The best brisket in Illinois may very well come out of this food truck. It travels around the Springfield area bringing the most delicious smoked meats to all the girls and boys. Locals also enjoy its catering menu.
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Where else can you get the best brisket? Share your favorite smokehouses with us!