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JD's Q & Brew

286 W Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-3145
+1 847-670-0100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brisket” (12 reviews)
“hush puppies” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
286 W Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-3145
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently celebrated my birthday in our backyard with approximately 50 guests. Gary from JD Q & Brew in Arlington Heights catered the evening. What a great decision! We had not heard of this restaurant until someone suggested it, we visited and found a hidden...More

Thank Carey S
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I came across this place over a year ago. Tried a few things at first including a turkey leg. (Yum) I'm a big big fan of the kabobs. Call in advance if you are going to use drive thru. I recommend going inside to look...More

Thank Earnie B
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We love the ribs here, but all meats are good. Nice blues and oldies music in the background and good beers to go along. Lots of room for kids to run amok and tolerant staff running the place. Great for big gatherings.

Thank 772donaldn
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I have been to JD's a dozen times, and it never fails to impress. Excellent burnt ends, sweet potato fries/chips that are some of the best in the Chicago area, and tons of bottled beers. I'm psyched that they have recently opened a second location...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I arrived at 910pm on a Friday. Posted hours on their door say open until 10pm. The employees told me they already switched off all their equipment and they were already closed.

Thank Lambda M
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I must first start by stating that I and my family have eaten here dozens of times. The food is always good. Unfortunately, we have had the "experience" of occasionally having our order taken by one of the management team (not sure if he is...More

2  Thank kmac2400
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

As soon as you hit the door you smell the smoker. Mouth is watering before you hit the register. Great selection with American size portions. The house Sauce has a great sweet flavor. It is a tad pricey, but worth it.

Thank Sean R
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Everything that I have had here has been pretty good... pulled pork, pulled chicken, burgers, brisket, etc. I'm from the Chicago area so I'm probably not qualified to say what REAL barbecue is but this seems pretty good to me. The smell of smoke when...More

Thank KenL60089
Reviewed October 4, 2016

My family lives in Houston, and when I visit I love going to the BBQ places down there, such as the Goode Company. Well, JD's is not as good, but I haven't found a better BBQ place in the area. The menu is varied, You...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Its not easy to find good BBQ in the NW suburbs but I finally did. I went there 2 weeks ago and look forward to returning very soon.

Thank ChicagoBiggie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 W Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-3145
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-670-0100
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