17th Street Bar & Grill-O'Fallon
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Riverfront Times' Description
17th Street Bar & Grill 1711 West Highway 50, O'Fallon, Illinois; 618-622-1717. Mike Mills has been named grand champion at the annual Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (a.k.a. the Super Bowl of Swine) three times -- a dynasty as notable as the Yankees of the late 1990s or the Patriots of this decade. His trademark sauce is a coppery brown, layered with flavor and applied with proper restraint. Two- and three-meat plates allow you to sample several different meats (brisket, chicken, pork shoulder, spicy smoked beef sausage), but the standout dish is the baby back ribs. Smoked in a pit over apple- and cherry-wood for as long as seven hours, Mills' ribs taste like pork raised on pure autumn sunshine.
Tips from foursquare
RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Dining Destination
Best BBQ around! Pulled pork, ribs and potato salad are AMAZING!
good food. service is a little lacking tho.
Best BBQ ever, and I've had some great stuff!
Treat your taste bubs to pork so tender and flavorful with smoke, tangy sauce and Mills' secret spice rub!
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