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Gematos Wood Pit BBQ

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1566 W Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-3907
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yum, yum YUm

One of the yummiest we ever had. Brisket was so soft, it literally melted in my mouth. Great BBQ sauce with sweet and tangy flavors. Fries were OK. serving size was just right as well. Will go back if in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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Aiken, South Carolina
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their ribs, fries, gyros, hot dogs. Really good food at a fast food concept. You can get a beer and eat in at their western theme dining area or take out. Alway consistent and we always enjoy.

Thank patcal4
chicago, il
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gematos has great beef brisket, wonderful pulled pork but I had never found out the true test..........The ribs. I ordered the special a whole slab of ribs, baked beans, garlic bread, and baked potato. I had enough food that it feed me for lunch and dinner. The cost with tax was $19. The ribs were so tender that you didn't... More 

Thank mcsmith4
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the yummiest we ever had. Brisket was so soft, it literally melted in my mouth. Great BBQ sauce with sweet and tangy flavors. Fries were OK. serving size was just right as well. Will go back if in the area.

Thank Shuda1
Frankfurt, Germany
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank emmkmm
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank jsl630
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Thank Rebecca A
Amana, Iowa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank mbunt74
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

Thank Batholemew
Naperville, Illinois
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162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kim L
Bradenton, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank mickeyfanone

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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
  • Cuisine: Barbecue


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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