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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 - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    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
Good Food at a No Frills Location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
runthenet
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Plainfield, Illinois
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Plainfield, Illinois
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good BBQ at a good price! I recommend the brisket or ribs. The portion are very good too. Love the smoke smell when you walk in the door.

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

Markkarr, Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate them. Ken Faught. More 

Pontiac, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, great service! large portions of food and the best pulled pork i have ever had. highly recomend if your in the area!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Tim, Thank you soon much for your kind words!! We really appreciate them!! Ken Faught More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love Baby Back Blues, but just double check your to go bag to make sure they put all your order together. I

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

Cliff, Thank you for liking our BBQ. I'm so sorry we didn't get everything in the bag. We'll get it right next time. Ken Faught More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Father-in-law chose this strip mall find for dinner one evening. The counter service was fast & efficient. The pulled pork sandwich was absolutely amazing! It was rumored that the fries were a worthy companion to the most excellent pulled pork, but alas they were not to be had, due to a non functional fryer.From the expression of disappointment on my... More 

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

Thank you Teri For your kind words Sorry bout the fries and We'll get the sticky tables unsticky for next time. Ken More 

Chicago, Illinois
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281 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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7 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 

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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: 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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