Redefining Neighborhood BBQ

Smokehouse Cafe where we only cut fresh meats and veggies, never corners!

From Our Family to Yours

We specialize in superior quality food and beverages, legendary customer service, and treating our customers like family. Our menu includes favorites like pulled pork, ribs, burnt ends, sliced brisket, classic melts, burgers, mac n cheese, coleslaw, and much more. Dine-in, pick-up curbside or let us cater!

The Greater Caterer

Buddy's has earned its reputation as "The Greater Caterer" by offering fine food with a fantastic service at a fair price. While famous for our hickory-smoked Pit BBQ and all the fixin's, we offer a wide selection of other delicious handcrafted catered options. With Buddy's, you have no worries. Our experienced caterers make sure your event is a tasty success!

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The cheese sauce is one of the best cheese sauces I have ever had in my entire life and that buddy's sauce and bbq is to die for as well! I can't wait to try everything in the menu now! Also the homemade chips are so tasty to, crisp and seasoned just right! Don't wait get over to buddy's for amazing bbq!



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733 East College
Jacksonville, IL 62650

(217) 461-0407


Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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