17th Street BBQ

Named "Best BBQ in the US" by Travel + Leisure

At 17th Street BBQ, it’s all about “Praising the Lard.” Founded in Murphysboro, Illinois, in 1985, this Memphis-style barbecue joint is so famous for competition-quality ‘cue and its pitmaster-owner Mike Mills that it has received virtually every award and accolade possible—from “Best Ribs in the U.S.” by Bon Appétit to “Best BBQ in America” by Travel & Leisure. Back in the early ‘90s, Mike’s team was one of the first to use apple wood. Today, his Memphis-style baby backs are slow-smoked over locally grown fruitwood for six hours after being sprinkled with 17th Street’s “Magic Dust” dry rub. Brushed with two light coats of award-winning spicy barbecue sauce (containing bacon and apples) and another sprinkle of rub 30 minutes before pulling them from the pit, they epitomize why President Clinton had them served curbside for Air Force One.

We're not the only ones who love them!

17th St BBQ has won numerous accolades, including named "Best BBQ in the US" by Travel & Leisure. Owner Mike Mills, known as "The Legend," is a four-time World Champion and three-time Grand World Champion at Memphis in May. He was also inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2010.

17th Street BBQ

Named "Best BBQ in the US" by Travel + Leisure

At 17th Street BBQ, it’s all about “Praising the Lard.” Founded in Murphysboro, Illinois, in 1985, this Memphis-style barbecue joint is so famous for competition-quality ‘cue and its pitmaster-owner Mike Mills that it has received virtually every award and accolade possible—from “Best Ribs in the U.S.” by Bon Appétit to “Best BBQ in America” by Travel & Leisure. Back in the early ‘90s, Mike’s team was one of the first to use apple wood. Today, his Memphis-style baby backs are slow-smoked over locally grown fruitwood for six hours after being sprinkled with 17th Street’s “Magic Dust” dry rub. Brushed with two light coats of award-winning spicy barbecue sauce (containing bacon and apples) and another sprinkle of rub 30 minutes before pulling them from the pit, they epitomize why President Clinton had them served curbside for Air Force One.

We're not the only ones who love them!

17th St BBQ has won numerous accolades, including named "Best BBQ in the US" by Travel & Leisure. Owner Mike Mills, known as "The Legend," is a four-time World Champion and three-time Grand World Champion at Memphis in May. He was also inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2010.