Here is the Best of the Best barbecue in Knox County as voted on by readers in 2021

Jay Redfern
Galesburg Register-Mail
2021 Best of the Best - Knox County

Central Illinois residents voted in more than 100 categories to choose the 2021 Best of the Best - Knox County winners in Galesburg's community choice awards.

The Register-Mail is following up with a closer look at some of those categories. In this article, we look at the barbecue restaurants that received the most votes.



The meat platter from Smokin' Willies BBQ.

Smokin' Willies BBQ

571 E. North St., Galesburg

(309) 368-9099



Ribs and sides from Big Catz BBQ, Knoxville.

Big Catz BBQ

221 E. Main St., Knoxville

(309) 388-0020


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A pulled pork sandwich from Henn House BBQ.

Henn House BBQ Catering & Food Truck

521 Walnut St., Altona

(309) 335-1671


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