Monthly Archives / June 2020


Welcome Back to 17th Street Barbecue!


We’re excited to be re-opening our drive-thru at 17th Street Barbecue in Marion on Thursday at 4pm, and in Murphysboro very soon. We’ve had the rare opportunity of significant time away from the restaurant to clear our minds and reimagine every aspect of our business.

We’ve streamlined our menu with an eye toward food that’s easily packaged to go. You’ll notice that all meat is sold by the pound, so you can create your own tasting platters. Sides are now a la carte. At this moment, brisket prices are skyrocketing, so we won’t have brisket until prices come down.

Online ordering will be live starting Thursday afternoon. We’ll also expand to outside seating and free local delivery in a few weeks.

Here’s a link to our COVID safety practices. Rest assured we are taking every precaution.

Here’s a link to our online take-out menu in Marion, and here’s what it will look like when you drive up.

We’re back on track with catering and deliveries to your office or home. View the delivery menu here. You can email Laurie or call her at 618-684-8902 to place your bulk delivery order.

Our bulk menu and online page to pre-order bulk food for pick-up in Marion is here.

We’ve re-hired minimal staff and we’ve spent several weeks implementing a new orientation and training program. We will so appreciate your patience as we dive back into business.

If there are any issues, we would greatly appreciate an email or phone call. We always want to make things right.

We’ve missed our treasured guests and we can’t wait to welcome you back to 17th Street Barbecue!

Warm regards,

Amy Mills + Mike Mills

Laurie Neef

Catering Manager

Ben Heller and Ryan Harper

Murphysboro and Marion Operations

Jeanna Schlappi

Marion Manager


What We’ve Been Up To During the Corona Virus Shut Down

While the pandemic has been frightening and trying on so many levels, we’re choosing to focus on the bright spots. We’ve had the time and space to examine every aspect of our business and re-imagine it from top to bottom. Our crew has had some much needed time to rest and we’ll be back it, refreshed and ready. We’re so looking forward to welcoming y’all HOME.

Huge thanks to those who participated in our Family Pack pick-ups each week. We had a great time collaborating with local businesses, and you’ll see more of that in coming months. We are super grateful to Rendlemen Orchards, Mileur Orchard, Rule of Pie, Big Muddy Hogs, Big Muddy Brewing, and Scratch Brewing for being part of the fun.

We were honored to team up with Hands of Hope Foundation to feed healthcare workers and first responders at four area hospitals. Thanks to Pastor Troy Benitone for so seamlessly organizing these events and inviting us take part.

Construction at our sauce factory is continuing at a rapid pace. We’ll be opening that facility later in the summer, and the coffee/breakfast/lunch shop in the front will open soon thereafter. If you had our biscuits, included in some of the Family Packs, you got a preview of a signature menu item.

Our mail order business has been booming as people order for themselves or as gifts to far-flung friends and family. You can click here to send a taste of Southern Illinois to family and friends.

We’ve continued to be a voice and a leader in the industry, too, through various interviews and guest podcast experiences. Listen here:

We’ve also had a banner few months appearing on several national and international television networks, including Food Network, Food Network Canada, The Cooking Channel, and the UK’s Blaze Network. Watch here: