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All 9 Cherry Valley Restaurants

Backyard Grill & Bar

201 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-7703
815-332-4176
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Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Description: Located in the heart of the Village of Cherry Valley, IL. We are right off of Hwy 39/90 & US Hwy 20 about two miles from CherryVale Mall. It's a great place to come and enjoy our outdoor deck seating or step inside our bar area or dining room for a fantastic meal any time! We are a block away from beautiful Baumann Park bring the family out for a great time!
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Cheers type bar, nice clean and friendly. We had burgers and fries for lunch. Burgers tasted fresh off a charcoal grill with thick slices of bacon and cheese cooked perfectly-just mouthwatering. We have eaten here numerous times and the food is always good, sometimes slow when they are busy, but always worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Love this place! Great food n peeps! Come here as often as I can! :-) Alwayz a great time spent here with the great food n people!!!! :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Cherry valley Backyard has a new management team and they are doing great things. New burgers, in house prime rib and cant get enough of there slow roasted pulled pork and ribs. Absolutely love this place. Great for any occasion.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Let me start off by saying if you happen to come in when Danielle is bar tending you will never have to ask for a drink. She is the best bar tender ever! The management is always friendly & concerned with your experience as well. The food is awesome. The wings are on special Sundays during the game & the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way to the dells. We just searched for a place on tripadvisor and found it. It was a great place to eat. We walked into the back area where they sat us and we just thought it was sooo cute how they did the decor. The food was excellent and the value was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Been coming to Backyard for years, came in for a quick bite to eat and some drinks. I had amazing service from the regular bartender (who is always great). Some drunk guy walked in and was becoming VERY inappropriate and touchy with another bar patron and the bartender refused to serve him and the situation was taken care of accordingly.... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Been coming to The Backyard for a long time. Cherry Valley has a new manager and I have no clue how he became one or why they have him here. We were talking to our waitress and he came over and interrupted us and very rudely told her to find something to do! She was doing something, providing customer service.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stopped in for lunch. Sat in the bar area. Food was decent, good value. Apparently a customer came back after being overserved, was served again, and some lady had to walk the stumbling guy out to his car and drive him away. Mid-afternoon on a Sunday? Managment and bartender were oblivious to what was happening. Not our cup of tea.

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Martin E, Owner at Backyard Grill & Bar, responded to this review

John - Thank you for taking the time to review our Cherry Valley location, we appreciate all reviews. The patron to which you were referring was refused service and asked to leave earlier in the day, upon returning later in the day and asking for a drink, the bartender gave him a non-alcoholic beverage while she found a regular customer... More 

Kingston, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have had many wonderful dinners with friends at this cozy little place. Most recently a friend and I stopped in for a martini on our way home from a day of shopping. I wish I had gotten the bartender's name as she was such a joy to be around. The locals surrounded us but she made us feel part... More 

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Rochelle, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I stumbled apon this bar a few years ago and was impressed at first drink. The service is grreat and it is a very freindly, neighborhood bar. I have always felt at home here and decided to bring freinds to a St Patricks Day dinner. It was unbelievable!! Best I've had and is now a must stop on the way... More 

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Additional Information about Backyard Grill & Bar

Address: 201 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-7703
Phone Number: 815-332-4176
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cherry Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: American

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