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1566 W Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-3907
16307789990
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just driving by will get your mouth watering!

I love to drive by this place and gawk at the big pile of firewood in the back with its enormous logs...and then get a whiff of the fire burning to cook all that delicious BBQ. We love the selection of BBQ items, especially the pulled pork and the ribs. Quick counter service makes it a fun place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love to drive by this place and gawk at the big pile of firewood in the back with its enormous logs...and then get a whiff of the fire burning to cook all that delicious BBQ. We love the selection of BBQ items, especially the pulled pork and the ribs. Quick counter service makes it a fun place to go... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have no idea how this place has been open so long. I went here out of curiosity once with my wife and we were completely underwhelmed. If I had gone to the store and dumped a jar of <name your sauce> over some bland, cooked meat, it would have been better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I came in to wait out my oil change at the Toyota dealership. But this place did not disappoint. Very flavorful, very hot (I have a pet peeve with cold food), saucy ribs- sweet and delicious baked beans and very good cole slaw! Come in and try this place- you will lick your fingers!

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Amana, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We thought we were heading into a nice sit down restaurant. Instead, it was an order at the counter and seat yourself. They don't even bring the food to you. You have to go to the window and get it. The sides we extremely small. The meat wasn't bad though so I will give them that. However, we like spicy... More 

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Plainfield,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had been here before, but decided to stop with family for lunch. We had always had great food. It was the first time I had been in since they added on. For lunch, we ordered a variety of gyros and bbq. As always, everything was really good. They have always had quality and fresh food and today was no... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a casual environment, walk up to place your order type of restaurant. This place seems to not ever have any combo meal deals and everything is ala carte. The staff is always somewhat rude. We come to this place like twice a year and I really don't know why we go back. There are also no refills on... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I have never been here before so I thought I would try it for lunch. The portion was huge, but was mostly fries. However, the links and rib tips were excellent would have liked more rib tips. The sauce was sweet but very good. I really enjoyed it. The kitchen staff was friendly and the food came up quickly.

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Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was in the Chicago area on business and journeyed to Naperville for dinner with a dear friend and her kids. She choose Gemato's, a favorite of her family. I had Greek chicken and barbecue ribs, and they were both spectacular! Great food and a reunion with a friend -- wonderful experience all around!

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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Gemato's has been around for many years. I can remember 20 years ago when they were known for Gyros and other Greek specialties. Over the years however, they have gradually transformed into a BBQ restaurant with Greek item still on the menu. The BBQ here is good, however I find it hard to order when I'm used to getting gyros... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

There is NO excuse for cooking food this sweet ! ( Unless one uses too much sugar to mask the quality of meat perhaps..?) Stopped here on a whim, right after Thanksgiving, hungry. The four of us got two hamburgers and two sides of ribs - pork and beef with beans and coleslaw. Our kid liked her cheeseburger but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1566 W Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: 16307789990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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