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201 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-7703
815-332-4176
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Located in the heart of the Village of Cherry Valley, IL. We are right off...
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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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Every time....

Every time I order from here, I've always received great service! The staff is always friendly and attentive to your needs!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Alanasayshi
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Roscoe, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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Rockford, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cherry Valley is a very small community about 1 mile, East on Harrison Ave., from Cherryvale Mall. This little restaurant and bar (bar is seperated from restaurant) has the best Onion Rings, the best rack of ribs, the best Prime Rib, whether it be sandwiches or a small, or regular meal, you will not be dissappointed. Our senior citizen brunch... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

They have one of the best burgers around. They have really good french fries called steak fries and they are not greasy. Great for a family.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Every time I order from here, I've always received great service! The staff is always friendly and attentive to your needs!

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Illinois (Chicago suburbs NW)
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Came with a party of 9 after an Ice Hogs game. It fit the bill perfectly! I was able to make a reservation and the table was all setup waiting for us even though we were 20 minutes late (I did call and let them know). Everyone from the 11 yr old to the 70+ grandma liked their food. Burgers... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

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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Rockford
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

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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5 restaurant reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-7703
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cherry Valley
  • Phone Number: 815-332-4176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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!
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?