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“What a joke ! ! ! Avoid at all cost ! ! !” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Backyard Steak Pit

Backyard Steak Pit
1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
847-356-5200
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Ranked #18 of 123 Restaurants in Gurnee
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Description: Has been in Gurnee for at least 20 years.
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Description: Has been in Gurnee for at least 20 years.
Gurnee, Illinois, United States
1 review
“What a joke ! ! ! Avoid at all cost ! ! !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Asked for Bacon Bits to accompany a Baked Potato with Sour Cream and ended being served imitation Bacon Bits plucked from the Salad Bar by the Server. Had to wait about twenty-five (25) minutes between the "Salad" service and the entree. Entrees came out of the kitchen in a cold state and the Server stated that "they were short-staffed this evening".

The prices are outlandish given the quality of the food and their accompaniments.

A terrible waste of $125.00

Visited November 2011
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12833
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

We had seen some pretty shaky reviews of this place, but were looking for some red meat so decided to give it a try. The outside is pretty drab, but don't be discouraged. The inside is pleasant. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, and the steak was outstanding! Medium that was actually cooked medium. The prices are a little high because the portions are huge. Salad bar was not extensive, but had the essentials. Didn't get to desert, as we were stuffed. We did not regret our decision.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Trevor, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

I am not the biggest steak eater but they have awesome steak. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. The grill is in the middle of the resturant which is unique. The prices are pretty good as well. The one thing I didn't like is they did not have pasta on the menu. Oh well. Try it out. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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“Excellent char-grilled steak, remember to ask for seasoning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Backyard is a regular place for us, a bit pricey but very good. Maybe the best steaks in the area. As a policy they grill the meat unseasoned unless you request it, so I ask for seasoning (e.g. garlic salt or Lawry's) when I order it. They don't rush the cooking of your steak; the wait may be longer but the quality is better. Mainly steak and potatoes, they stay mostly with what they do well. Burgers are outstanding, juicy, thick, and perfectly cooked. The salad bar is good but ordinary. Soups are passable. I heartily recommend the $25 rib eye or the $10 burgers; Backyard is not a great choice if you don't want steak, prime rib, burgers, or something along those lines.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Favorite place in Gurnee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

I had the best experiances at The Backyard Steak pit. everyone is so friendly, they get you everything you need in a flash. the atomphere is good cant ask for better. also the food is amazing, I love their steaks! And seafood is out of this world! they have a large selection of great food. When ever I go there, i always leave full and happy!

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