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322 East Geneva Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
+1 630-665-6227
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Description: This is where Steamboat BBQ got started. With the promise of producing...
This is where Steamboat BBQ got started. With the promise of producing the finest BBQ in the Chicagoland area, we took this little location and kept that promise. Producing top-quality BBQ everyday is our passion. Getting involved in our community is our goal. Consistency is our mantra. We love what we do and can only hope that you love how it tastes. Come on down to Steamboat BBQ - Wheaton, Illinois
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in the Chicago area

Having driven by this nondescript store front many times I finally stopped in for a take out order. I am cursing all the time I have wasted!. I am a BBQ hound, once having taken a 2 week BBQ vacation through the South. I normally drive 2 hours for my favorite BBQ and Steamboat is 5 minutes from my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Joe D
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Having driven by this nondescript store front many times I finally stopped in for a take out order. I am cursing all the time I have wasted!. I am a BBQ hound, once having taken a 2 week BBQ vacation through the South. I normally drive 2 hours for my favorite BBQ and Steamboat is 5 minutes from my Mom's... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was in town for work and wanted barbecue. Steamboat was recommended to me. I could smell the wood smoke from a block away, despite it being -15° outside. Trophies, medals, and awards are displayed as you enter, and, on getting my food, I quickly found out why they had win so many awards -- it was amazing! Smokey, sweet,... More 

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chicago
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In a large strip mall off to the side. Tiny place, maybe 6 tables. But the food is amazing. A real neighborhood gem not to be missed. Call ahead and pick up if possible as it can get quite crowded at peak times. Try this place and you will become regular. You will not be dazzled by the place but... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food. Your family will know you have been there from your scent of meat and smoke. Need more seating, no room for group Great to take out and bring home

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Carol Stream
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I have dined in and done carry out at Steamboat. This to all that are expecting something awesome ... well it is!! John has put himself in a strip mall off of busy Geneva rd. on wheaton. The restaurant is what I would call "a hole in the wall" It is un assuming and the BEST YES... More 

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Wheaton, IL
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Steamboat BBQ is a Rib Joint. It is nothing fancy in terms of atmosphere but if you want the best Ribs or Brisket in the Suburbs, this is the place. You can see the hardwood stacked in the place and they have a BBQ cooker onsite that gives you that feeling of slow cooked BBQ excellence. I have had both... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nice little restuarant. the food was great!!!! I an very picky about BBQ. I have the pulled pork sandwich I has bbq sauces to choose from I chose an apple one very good.My husband had the catfish. Saithat it was great!!!!!

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Warrenville, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I just love it when I find great BBQ food and Steamboat BBQ comes close to Nashville, Tenn. cooking. Their pulled pork definitely has that smokey tender & juicy taste, the rib tips are meaty and coated with a wonderful sauce and the burnt ends are awesome. They have five different BBQ sauces: apple burbon, butlers tribute, spicy vinegar, carolina... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were in Wheaton donating clothing and had planned on a new food experience. This is one of the best places for: BBQ, pricing, assorted foods. No beer or wine, but they encourage you to bring your own if you'd like. Plan on taking some home as portions are huge. One of the best ever!

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Lubbock, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Like others have mentioned, this is actually called Steamboat BBQ and the sign just says BBQ. You order towards the back of the restaurant and they have a lot of choices. The staff was extremely friendly and patient as we figured out what we wanted. We got our food to go since we were tired and headed home, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 322 East Geneva Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 630-665-6227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

This is where Steamboat BBQ got started. With the promise of producing the finest BBQ in the Chicagoland area, we took this little location and kept that promise. Producing top-quality BBQ everyday is our passion. Getting involved in our community is our goal. Consistency is our mantra. We love what we do and can only hope that you love how it tastes. Come on down to Steamboat BBQ - Wheaton, Illinois
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 - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?