We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Backyard Grill & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
201 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-7703
+1 815-332-4176
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 34: English reviews
Goshen, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a small establishment that has a eat-in bar and a sit down restaurant in the rear of the building. It's a friendly place and has great food. We like to dine here especially when out late and on our way home. They have a pretty extensive menu and serve alcohol if you prefer.

Thank John M
Hobart, Indiana, United States
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

out of town and looking for somewhere we had never been. They had a very large menu selection. The food was VERY hot and fast. Everything tasted good.

Thank Jodi T
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

Nice small-town feel to the place. Love the patio in the summer. Good sandwiches. Wish the dining room was a little bigger.

Thank Anna M
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

If you want cheap alcohol come here...otherwise steer clear. The steak fries must have been made hours ago.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2015

This Backyard Grill and Bar is one of three. The other two are in Roscoe, Illinois and Loves Park, Illinois. My husband and I used to go three days a week, until our favorite bartenders left, then the manager and his assistant went, then the prices went up and--you get the picture. All the interesting faces went elsewhere and although... More 

Thank Stella B
Rockford, Illinois
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cherry Valley is a very small community about 1 mile, East on Harrison Ave., from Cherryvale Mall. This little restaurant and bar (bar is seperated from restaurant) has the best Onion Rings, the best rack of ribs, the best Prime Rib, whether it be sandwiches or a small, or regular meal, you will not be dissappointed. Our senior citizen brunch... More 

1 Thank m b
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2015

They have one of the best burgers around. They have really good french fries called steak fries and they are not greasy. Great for a family.

Thank Dennis T
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2015

Every time I order from here, I've always received great service! The staff is always friendly and attentive to your needs!

Thank Alanasayshi
Illinois (Chicago suburbs NW)
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015

Came with a party of 9 after an Ice Hogs game. It fit the bill perfectly! I was able to make a reservation and the table was all setup waiting for us even though we were 20 minutes late (I did call and let them know). Everyone from the 11 yr old to the 70+ grandma liked their food. Burgers... More 

Thank McCarder
Level Contributor
57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Cheers type bar, nice clean and friendly. We had burgers and fries for lunch. Burgers tasted fresh off a charcoal grill with thick slices of bacon and cheese cooked perfectly-just mouthwatering. We have eaten here numerous times and the food is always good, sometimes slow when they are busy, but always worth the wait.

Thank jbucko18

Travelers who viewed Backyard Grill & Bar also viewed

Been to Backyard Grill & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016-7703
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cherry Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 815-332-4176
Located in the heart of the Village of Cherry Valley, IL. We are right off of Hwy 39/90 & US Hwy 20 about two miles from CherryVale Mall. It's a great place to come and enjoy our outdoor deck seating or step inside our bar area or dining room for a fantastic meal any time! We are a block away from beautiful Baumann Park bring the family out for a great time!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Backyard Grill & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?