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Southside Ribs

€€ - €€€American, Barbecue,
903 S Saint Louis St, Sparta, IL 62286-1942
+1 618-443-2200
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (21 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“cowboy beans” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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903 S Saint Louis St, Sparta, IL 62286-1942
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Great steaks, the loaded baked potato is a local favorite. Nachos are a go to for many. You really can't go wrong.

Thank swamp4077
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Have been coming here for years. The food is always good, and the staff does a great job with the large crowds that flock in there at the end of the shooting day.

Thank seitz342
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Best place to eat in Sparta. I always get the over stuffed tater. I've never heard a complaint about their food.

Thank 2Bahap_traveler
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The pork steak was huge and delicious! The cowboy beans were also very good. It's not often that I have to take BBQ home, but couldn't eat all the pork steak. I will definitely be back to try more.

Thank Siwasher1993
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Sparta is a very nice town. Southside Ribs has good BBQ for a town this size. We try a lot of BBQ so it may not be fair to compare. but on a scale of 1- 10 give it a 6. Very nice wait staff....More

Thank rollinsthomas
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We eat here quite a bit. Everyone I have talked to love their pork steaks. I usually get the brisket. It is amazing. It is sliced thin and is so tender. The homemade chips are great also. The Caesar salads are my favorite.

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Southside Ribs has both good food & decent prices. You won't be disappointed. It's more crowded on weekends. Great choice for lunch or dinner.

Thank bbtmmj
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We were traveling around southern Illinois visiting various customers and happened upon South Side. While not fancy, the staff was friendly, the atmosphere casual, and the food hot and tasty. The menu offered everything from a club sandwich to ribs and steak, and there were...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The smell was awesome as you entered the building. The crowd was mixed from senor citizens to families to high school kids on a date. The staff was great!!! Could not ask for better service. The food was brought out in record time, less then...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 28 October 2015

If you want a great dining experience, you should eat at Southside Ribs. They have a great variety of food and the servers are the friendliest that we have ever encountered. We love the Turkey Club, Cowboy Beans or the Overstuffed Baked Potato. Just make...More

Thank Ruth N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 S Saint Louis St, Sparta, IL 62286-1942
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Sparta
  • Phone Number: +1 618-443-2200
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