About Us

Bringing multi-award winning competition BBQ to Central Illinois

Food has always been very important in our lives. The dinner table is often the only time of day a family is all together, and has always been special in our house. We were raised in kitchens, our child was raised in a kitchen, and our grand-daughter is as well now.

We started off doing Kansas City Barbecue Society competitions all across the Midwest in the mid 2000s and did it well for a decade. We took home numerous first, second, and third place prizes in dozens of different competitions. After years of practice, and perfecting our own rub and sauce recipes, we started catering. After a few years of this, realizing how well it was going, we decided to make it official and started looking for a building to bring our dreams to fruition.

We opened Annie’s Eats on July 17th, 2018. Our goal is to bring the love we have for food and family, and spread that to others.

Whether it’s lunch on your break, dinner for a family of four, or a wedding of 400, we’ve got you covered!

Annie & Kenny Clem

What our customers are saying

Outstanding BBQ. It doesn't get much better than this. The smoked meat was fabulous. The people were friendly.

Dennis S.

Google Reviews

Super delicious & fair prices for big portions!

Samantha L.

Google Reviews

The BEST brisket I have ever had! Cheesy potatoes and baked beans were killer too!

Tara H.

Facebook Reviews

I’d never had Annie’s until this week. I used them for a customer event and went right back and used them for a second one. This place is outstanding. The service is great and the food is sooooo good. Their mac 'n cheese is ridiculous! Awesome place!

Neil E.

Facebook Reviews

Loaded fries are to die for. Delicious! Beef Brisket sandwich was perfect. Not dry, not fatty, excellent quality.

Kim M.

Facebook Reviews

Annie’s Eats is amazing! Best BBQ hands down! If I had to choose my “final” meal it would be Annie’s loaded cheese fries. They will not disappoint! Staff is always friendly and food is fresh and delicious!

Amber W.

Facebook Reviews

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