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Baby Back Blues

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16200 South Lincoln Highway, Suite 114, Plainfield, IL 60586
815-254-6939
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tender, Juicy, Smoky Deliciousness

We have been going to Baby Back Blues BBQ for a couple years now and have yet to find a place that can compete. The pulled pork is my favorite but I've never had something here that I didn't like. The sauce, both regular and hot, have so much flavor, really topping off the tender meats. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Lauren H
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Plainfield, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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Chicago, Illinois
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271 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I made a lunch stop and ordered a pork sandwich, baked beans and slaw. The place has about 10-12 tables, not to large. There was blaring blues music playing in the room, which was annoying. The pork had a good taste on a fresh bun. The baked beans had burnt ends in them, which tasted good, not great. The cole... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Hi B W, Thank you for coming out and giving us a try. I'm so sorry bout the blarring music. That is usually not going on. I wish you would have told my guys about it, They would have turned it down.. I'm glad you liked the sandwich. Take care and we hope you come back out and enjoy your... More 

Chicago
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The meat was dry and flavorless with little to no smoke on it. The only way I can figure this restaurant has stayed in business is to hide the meat on sandwiches and cover it in sauce. Additionally, they didn't seem to have a good selection of cuts of meat. This is always a red flag. Fyi. I've both judged... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Hi Jay, Sorry bout the bad experience.. Hope you give us a second try.. I'm not sure how the BBQ sauce got on your sandwich, all our meals come with no sauce.. O'well.. still hope you come and give us another opportunity to give you a Great experience!! Ken Faught, Owner out at BBBlues BBQ. More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been going to Baby Back Blues BBQ for a couple years now and have yet to find a place that can compete. The pulled pork is my favorite but I've never had something here that I didn't like. The sauce, both regular and hot, have so much flavor, really topping off the tender meats. They have a great... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Thank you For all your kind words Lauren!! We really appreciate them!! Ken Faught owner out at BBBlues BBQ. More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Their ribs are slow cooker for hours, and they are delicious . We also love their pulled pork, pulled brisket, and chicken. As good as you can get in the northern States.

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank You so much for your kind words, We really appreciate them!! Ken Faught owner of Baby Back Blues BBQ. More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We love Baby Back Blues!!! Excellent food at a reasonable price and the portions are huge! A great place to bring friends or take home and eat there.

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Hi Becca, Thank you so much for your kind words, We really appreciate them!! Ken Faught owner of Baby Back Blues BBQ More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

When I want good BBQ I go to Baby Back Blues, the sides are good, the BBQ is great, service is great, nice atmosphere and I've been there more than once and the food and service has never let me down. I will return!

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Cruzer115, Thank you so much for all your kind words, We really appreciate them. Ken Faught Owner of Baby Back Blues BBQ More 

Oswego, Illinois
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My second favorite place for BBQ in Chicagoland (south moon #1). Great pulled pork and chicken. Sides are great and could make a meal in themselves. Place is a little small and gets very cramped in peak times.

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Thank you DisneyDad21!! We really appreciate it!! Ken Faught More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place does not disappoint. Dining in, you will get the nice smoky air that will seep into your clothes and remind you of your visit long after. Portions are huge. Good for catering also.

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Matthew, Thank You for for coming out. We really appreciate it! Ken Faught. More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Overall great service and good BBQ. Staff was very friendly and split a large pulled chicken sandwich so my daughter and I could share. Fries were made to order and very tasty, mac and cheese was a bit soggy, but I think we got the end of a batch. Dining room filled up pretty quick on a Saturday night. We... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

OUGirl, Thank you so much we Really Appreciate You!! Ken Faught. More 

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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had take out ribs, coleslaw and cucumbers in vinegar. All very good as others have described. Need to look carefully in the strip mall where it is located.

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Thank you so much! We really appreciate it. Ken Faught. More 

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Additional Information about Baby Back Blues

Address: 16200 South Lincoln Highway, Suite 114, Plainfield, IL 60586
Phone Number: 815-254-6939
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Plainfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16200 South Lincoln Highway, Suite 114, Plainfield, IL 60586
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Plainfield
  • Phone Number: 815-254-6939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?