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23145 W. Lincoln Hwy, Plainfield, IL 60544
815-254-6939
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Awesome food!

We love the sandwiches here, the sides are ok. The sauces are great and love that you get to choose. It is pricey and our kids do not enjoy it like we do, so we do not get it often. Also, had difficulty trying to get a gift card, no one knew how to do it. We always take it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
lahnie1675
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Chicago, IL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
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Chicago, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love the sandwiches here, the sides are ok. The sauces are great and love that you get to choose. It is pricey and our kids do not enjoy it like we do, so we do not get it often. Also, had difficulty trying to get a gift card, no one knew how to do it. We always take it... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very limited seating. The one thing I really liked about the place was that there food doesn't have sauce on it. They have it in bottles in the back that you can choose from.they do not offer a combination platter. I felt from other places in the Chicago area that For the size of the servings they were outragesly priced.... More 

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Streator, Illinois
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124 reviews 124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My brother is from the area and brought us here while we were visiting him. Our orders included beef tips, pulled pork, pulled chicken, and another beef sandwich. There was mild and hot sauce on our table to add to your meat, plus there were other sauces available. Our sides chosen were the French fries, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, and... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

this is great bbq. all of it. the sides are yummy too. Picnic benches inside, perfect for bbq atmosphere. sometimes we get take out, so good the next day too.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Any review about a restaurant will ultimately focus upon the writer's opinion of the food. Understanding that and the score given as part of the review, I felt it was important to begin with the quality of the staff working at BBB. They were extremely friendly and prompt when it came to taking my order and preparing my food for... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have been eating here for years and while it is still good bar-bq and food, this visit was somewhat disappointing. Mainly the attention to detail of the staff behind the counter; they have been friendlier in the past and have been a little more accommodating to the customer. I see the restaurant is franchising now. If they have opened... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've been going to Baby Back Blue's for 7 years, since I started working in the area. Went last week and it was AWFUL! Got the Smokin' Deal with pork, cucumbers and mashed. The mashed potatoes had the consistency of grits and the pork was so bland and cold I couldn't even choke it down. Terrible, I won't be going... More 

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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I often order Baby Back Blues as carry out and have also used them to cater parties. Our family favorites are the Pulled Pork and Pulled chicken. We love the spicy BBQ sauce; it is very spicy. The atmosphere is very casual. You order your food at the counter. And service is always quick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food was really good here. Liked all of the sides. Ordering the family style made it really affordable. Will go back.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The have some of the best pulled pork, pulled chicken, and pulled beef of any barbq I have ever eaten. If you have never been there before they will give you a sample of whatever you want. There are plenty of sauces to choose from

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23145 W. Lincoln Hwy, Plainfield, IL 60544
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Plainfield
  • Phone Number: 815-254-6939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?