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Edley’s Bar-B-Que opens first location in Illinois

Edley’s Bar-B-Que will open today (Monday) at 2392 S. State Route 157 in Glen Carbon.

The Nashville style barbecue restaurant is the chain’s first in Illinois. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For more information contact (618) 307-9111 or

Edley’s Bar-B-Que is family owned and operated by its founders, Will and Catharine Newman. The first location was opened in 2011 in the 12South Neighborhood of Nashville, Tenn. They eventually opened two other locations in Nashville as well as an Edley’s Bar-B-Que in Chattanooga, Tenn. It has been recognized by publications such as Southern Living, USA Today, and Garden & Gun. Edley’s Bar-B-Que has been awarded Best Bar-B-Que in Nashville for four years by the readers of The Nashville Scene.

Owners say the meats are smoked low and slow using Southern white oak. The sides are made from scratch daily with the same amount of attention. A full bar is offer with multiple craft beers on tap.

Edley’s offers catering that varies from corporate lunches to weddings and formal events. All locations offer takeout and delivery as well.

Edley’s is named in honor of Will Newman’s late grandfather, George Edley Newman Jr. who was born in 1907 in the farming community of Viola, Tenn.

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