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Bobbie Creach
· February 10, 2018
In the area for the weekend with my husband and we love that we found this local gem. Even though it was close to closing, staff was happy and eager for us to try their food. They made a good suggesti...on for our first time which was a variety platter. The food was great and affordable. Extra bonus was the military pictures, support, flag , etc in the room which we are a military family so it was meaningful to us. Definitely suggest anyone passing through the area to come try some delicious food � See More
Janet McCready
· April 5, 2018
I just had a piece of their bar be cue ham (leftover from a friend's Easter holiday celebration) - it was excellent! People outside our area may not realize what a fantastic place this is, but Pat's ...BBQ should not be missed. I worked with a family member of theirs years ago, and she was also a gem. Delicious southern Illinois bbq - enough said! See More
Paula Mitchell
· October 26, 2017
Thank you so much, Pat's BBQ and Catering!! You allowed me an extra day in preparation for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding! I was wondering how I was going to prepare enough mac and cheese for 15...0 guests!! Contacted Pat's and they saved the day...and my nerves!! You all are the BEST...because "...Only the Best Will Do!!" Thanks again!! See More
Denise Rea McClearey
· November 23, 2017
We got a whole, smoked turkey for the first time for Thanksgiving. It was amazing!! It was tender, moist, and the smoke gave it the best flavor! We will be back next year! Well done Pats!
Cathy Johnson Roe
· December 24, 2017
The bbq, ribs, sides, and ham we got to serve during the Christmas holiday were absolutely delicious! Also, many thanks to Pat’s for making the pick up so easy and organized! Merry Christmas!
Dawn Boyd
· February 21, 2018
Best BBQ, best folks! I always bring my out of town friends here. Now I have to pick up BBQ from Pat's when I go to visit THEM!
Amanda Doman Arrowsmith
· November 25, 2017
This is the best place!!! A true hidden gem!!! Wish they were open on Sunday, we would go again!!!great job and super friendly!!
Jennifer White Bunton
· December 17, 2017
I bought their Thanksgiving package and was very happy I did! I had plenty of food without the huge mess! Everything was delicious! I will definitely do it again!!
Steve Strack
· February 6, 2018
Amazing food and service. Never had anything there that I didn't like. I'm super picky on BBQ and hard to please but absolutely love it
Shaun Will
· February 9, 2018
Excellent, meaty ribs, good Mac & cheese, and pasta salad with just a little “kick”.
Jennifer Nicole
· April 29, 2017
The good is absolutely delicious! The meat is tender, well seasoned & has a great smoke flavor that barbecue is all about. Every one of the sides offered is equally delicious, but I'm partial to the... baked beans. The loaded baked potato is heaven on a plate & the BBQ Sundae is a real treat & something I didn't think I'd like, but is one of my go to menu items. The staff couldn't be nicer or more professional & the prices are a steal for how much food is on your plate. Love this place!!! See More
Mark Hostert
· September 10, 2016
Pat's BBQ is the best I've had, even better than 17th Street (and that's not a knock against them because they're very good too). I haven't tried the whole menu yet but I really enjoy the brisket and ...the price by the pound is pretty reasonable if you want the whole family or a group to share.

One of the best things about Pat's is that they support local business as well. They sell Big Muddy root beer and will deliver to the brewery not far from Pat's. They sell Rule of Pie pies as well. While I'm not from Murphy, investing in your own town is the way to go.

I guess I would be most disappointed that Pat's isn't open all the time! But get your fix from Thurs-Sat for, in my opinion, the best BBQ Southern Illinois has to offer.
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Kristy Allen
· January 31, 2018
Best BBQ and green beans around and such a wonderful staff!!!
David Wayman
· October 2, 2017
I wish we had good BBQ like pats in Benton Arkansas it is excellent BBQ if you ever get to murphysboro Illnios you need to stop by and eat
Kristen Daniel Biggs
· November 23, 2017
Great pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad and green beans!!! Yum!!!
Jennifer Poiter
· November 25, 2016
Hands down the BEST Thanksgiving ever! The food could not have been any better! Tons of food for a very reasonable price. I was worried the food would be dry from reheating, but it tasted as fresh... as if we'd made it ourselves. Made our day so much more relaxing! We will definitely be ordering every year from now on!!! Thank you! See More
Amanda Burke
· October 24, 2015
Pat's BBQ just catered my wedding and it was delicious! We had salad, rolls, brisket, smoked chicken, au gratin potatoes, and pasta salad (my favorite). Many times wedding food is less than flavorful ...but so many people raved about the food at the reception. I was just sad that we left for our honeymoon right after so we didn't get to enjoy the leftovers! Highly recommend this place for the food and good service. See More
Laura Henry
· February 11, 2017
Great food & at a great price! Had a small hiccup when trying to find the place. Directions took us to river rock road, which is not correct. Also keep in mind when you visit that it's cash or check, credit. See More
Debbie Williams Wright
· September 15, 2017
This is the best food and bbq. Nothing beats it.oh and get you some sweet tea.
Lois Mezo
· October 21, 2017
Great service Always friendly faces. and best BBQ around .
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After looking over the amount of styrofoam we use we are making a few changes here at Pat's to help our earth. All of or servings will remain the same. No extra rim on our biodegradable plates. Our pound boxes will now be aluminum (so you can recycle). Our carry outs will be aluminum also. Everything with the same great Pat's BBQ you love!
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