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23145 W. Lincoln Hwy, Plainfield, IL 60544
815-254-6939
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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

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    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
Great Barbecue!

Always top notch. Tried other places and they can't hold a candle. I have been all over the US and this is a great place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
shamrock2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Always top notch. Tried other places and they can't hold a candle. I have been all over the US and this is a great place.

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2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was really disappointed for a #3 of 99 on trip advisor. Pulled pork was wet and flavourless, I could've decide whether the white coleslaw was more disgusting to look at or eat and I swear they boiled all vegetables for a minimum of 8 hours to make sure there wasn't the slightest hint of any taste left.

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Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My favorite is the brisket, hubby loves the pulled pork best. The ribs are good but sometimes too dried out and hard in spots. Pinto bean's are great if you like beans. The mashed potatoes are also good. I love the green beans. We come here about once a month. The real draw for me is the sauce, the hot... More 

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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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New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?