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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Best bbq in the area

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Matthew F
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Plainfield, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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English first
Plainfield, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place has a new lifetime customer. As someone who works in the industry as a chef, I can honestly say that is the single best bbq I have ever had. We tried a little of everything so I can say Chicagowhatever you order, you won't be disappointed. Every time I visit Chicago, this is going to be my first... More 

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

Thank you so much Jessica for the awesome way you described your meal out a Baby Back Blues BBQ. We really appreciate it!! Have a safe trip back to Aspen. Ken Faught More 

Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Shamrock, Thank you so much for all your kind words. We really appreciate it!! Ken Faught. More 

2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?