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Pat's BBQ and Catering

Chosen One of Southern Illinois Best Restaurants in BBQ

Pat’s BBQ in Murphysboro, IL, is a family-owned and operated restaurant and catering company offering superior homemade meals and friendly service. Founder and original owner Pat Burke is a legendary mentor to many of today’s top barbeque pit masters. He has won more barbeque titles and championships than any living person. Pat’s skills and innate ability to make great barbeque are unmatched. His impressive contest record, which spans over a quarter century with Apple City Barbeque and his family team, Tower Rock BBQ, includes hundreds of trophies and top barbeque awards.

Some of his awards include 182 Grand Champion wins at over 225 contests, several State Champion wins, three Grand World Champion titles, and four World Champion wins at Memphis in May, Grand Champion of the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbeque Cooking Contest, and earning the Memphis Barbeque Network BBQ Team of the Year for three consecutive years!

His passion for barbeque extends beyond the pit to other pit masters and people. He and his daughter are restaurateurs at Pat’s BBQ and Catering, where they serve Pat’s smoked meats to the Murphysboro community. Many of today’s top pit masters consider Pat a mentor and a sage, eager to share his insights on barbecuing.

Pat continues to pass down the secrets of smoke, heat, meat, dry rubs, and sauces that he learned from his granddaddy and has perfected over his nearly 30-year career in barbeque, to the next generation of pit masters by sharing traditions, tales, and tips to prepare them for friendly competition.

Pat, his family, and famous BBQ are known all over southern Illinois. After continued badgering by customers, we finally opened a restaurant, selling our homemade meals in a family friendly environment.



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One of Murphysboro's Best Restaurants 

Pat’s BBQ and Catering in Murphysboro, IL. We offer quality, homemade meals for eat-in, carry out, and catering. Our mouth-watering meals will have you coming back for more!

Opened in 2001, Pat’s BBQ has operated on the idea of offering good quality, affordable BBQ for years.

We have created a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for friends to meet and enjoy a delicious meal and each other’s company.

We also offer excellent catering services, cooking anything from prime rib to pulled pork. Make your next event extra special with a spread from Pat’s BBQ!