The Most Delicious Illinois Road Trip Takes You To 7 Hole-In-The-Wall BBQ Restaurants
By Melissa Mahoney|Updated on February 17, 2023(Originally published February 12, 2023)
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At times, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as chowing down on some mouthwatering barbecue. Luckily, Illinois is filled with plenty of barbecue joints which can be found in the largest of cities and the smallest of towns. If you’re looking for some of the best BBQ in Illinois, we have you covered on this road trip which will take you to seven hole-in-the-wall places located mainly around the central part of the state.
To help you on your way, use this interactive map. Feel free to rearrange the route, add stops, and customize it for your own needs.
What do you think of these places on this hole-in-the-wall BBQ restaurants road trip in Illinois? You may know of additional places with some of the best bbq in the state. Where do you go for the best BBQ in Illinois? If your favorite isn’t along this road trip, add it as a suggestion in the comments!
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