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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 to Expect When We Re-Open June 18

Vendor Safety

Every supplier certifies they’ve met our specific health and safety standards. We’re very careful about what comes into our kitchen and into our buildings.

Pit Crew Wellness Checks

We take crew member’s temperatures at the beginning of each work day. Each crew member also completes a wellness checklist before they begin their shift. Our entire team has taken a COVID test prior to our re-opening. Each crew member added also must be tested prior to beginning work. If a crew member feels at all unwell, we request they stay home.

Required PPE

Our crew is required to wear the face masks and gloves we supply. In the interest of safety, ANYONE entering our space must also be wearing a mask.

Warsh Those Hands!

We wash our hands thoroughly, in acordance with FDA and CDC guidelines, every 30 minutes, changing gloves when we do so.

Highest Sanitation Standards

We disinfect all high-touch surfaces at least once an hour, using an EPA-registered disinfectant. This includes door handles, seating, light switches, bathrooms, kitchen equipment, handheld devices, and more. Crew members are not allowed to have cell phones in the building, so no spreading germs from those devices.

Social Distancing

Our outdoor seating is arranged with social distancing in mind.

Food Safety Protocols

We’ve designed our new menu so that our kitchen stations have minimal interaction. All shared equipment is sanitized between uses. All food is delivered in high-quality, compostable disposable containers.

No-Contact Drive-thru, Curbside Service, and Delivery

We seal our packaging and delivery bags to ensure safety after it leaves our kitchen. We wear gloves and a mask when handling your box or bag. Our handheld devices ensure we don’t have to touch your credit card. Ordering and paying online provides added peace of mind.


We’re here to answer any additional questions. Please call our office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 618-684-8902 or email us.