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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, Takeout

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
My local favorite

Been going for a decade. Best hole in the wall BBQ joint. All their food is excellent and generous portions. My "go to" meal is the smokin deal: pulled pork, home cut fries and pinto beans. Sauce is awesome, as are their ribs. If you've not been, get in there and enjoy heaven.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom D
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Plainfield, Illinois
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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going for a decade. Best hole in the wall BBQ joint. All their food is excellent and generous portions. My "go to" meal is the smokin deal: pulled pork, home cut fries and pinto beans. Sauce is awesome, as are their ribs. If you've not been, get in there and enjoy heaven.

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Thank Tom D
Plainfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the meat is great nicely smoked just don't like the sauces provided However, others love it. Rib tips are great. Ribs come right off the bone the smoking is great. Just didn't care for the sauces provided. Others may find them good. Other people drive miles to get the stuff. Just our tast. however, the meat alone is worth the... More 

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Thank William G
Wilmington, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great smoked meat, get there before 7pm so all the sides are still there for you to have a large selection. fast paced, didn't wait long at all, and yes I would go back!

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Thank Kellichambers
Plainfield, Illinois
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185 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

May be a hole in the wall place but the BBQ is outstanding! Ribs are delicious and the fries are not measured and they give you a ton!

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Thank Travlinguy517
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I don't get the hype!! This place is dirty and the BBQ is just ok. I've eaten a lot of BBQ and traveled all over and if this is one of the best in the burbs then I guess I'll stick to pizza when I'm in the area.

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Thank Samantha11123
Plainfield, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

As a former regular I've decided to take a break due to what seems to be my former favorite BBQ joint going downhill. I received a half slab of ribs that were individually cut for some reason. This caused them to be not as juicy as what I'm used to. I felt like I was served leftovers. On my next... More 

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Thank Chris N
Plainfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing, food quality and portions are always consistent, Smoked pulled pork with the mild sauce is always a winner at our house and the side dishes are very good to.

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

Hi Bob, Thank you so much for all your kind words. We really appreciate them!! Ken More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We had the Brisket Sandwich, Wow!!!! Raised on Texas BBQ, felt like I was back home. Wonderful Sauce!!! Plentiful sides, need we say more. Our little Gem!!! Staff was Amazing!!!

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

Heather, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate them. Our pit is from Dallas. That may explain the Texas part. Thanks again. Ken Faught Owner. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Best ever pulled pork ever! No one even comes close! Guys working behind the counter were very professional. The sause is tasty. I like to mix the mild with the hot. Best if you eat it inside the restaurant then to take home. A++++

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

Hi Maryan, Thank you so much for all your kind words, we really appreciate them. Take care, Ken Faught More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are looking for a good smoked meat meal, this is a good option for you. We have eaten here a few times. The food is always fresh, hot and tasty. All of the meats are a great choice. Regarding the sides, the Mac & Cheese is a bit on the "mushy" side. Other side, especially the cole slaw... More 

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

Hi Runthenet, Thank you for your kind words, We really appreciate them. Ken. More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

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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