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Elgin BBQ Pit

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970 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-3017
+1 847-931-5198
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (15 reviews)
“rib tips” (8 reviews)
“coleslaw” (10 reviews)
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
970 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-3017
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Elgin BBQ pit is a simple little southern inspired BBQ joint. I had brisket which was cooked perfectly and the seasoning was excellent. People coming in were raving about the rib tips, so will have to check that out next time. One of my fave...More

Thank jhauser3
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

It is an order at the counter, small place, but it has fabulous food. We had the jerk chicken, ribs, beef brisket-all of it was incredibly amazing. My husband is SUPER picky about BBQ, we went to the south and he now thinks every other...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Excellent BBQ! Great staff to assist. Smoked meats are right out of the smoker! Delicious and definitely priced nicely!

Thank Corie N
Reviewed July 24, 2017

This place reminds me of some of the best BBQ in the south - slow cooked in a smoker with great dry rubs - but with a Latin influences.The location isn't fancy, but the folks sure know how to make BBQ. We normally get the...More

Thank Kathryn E
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We visited this restaurant for lunch on 7/15/2017. The only reason this review is average and not poor is that the Pulled Pork sandwich that my wife had was fantastic. My half slab of ribs was burnt because the cook must have tried to warm...More

Thank McBoomer
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

I ordered the Rib tip basket. It was cooked to perfection. A little bit hard to park and get around with the one way streets in the area, but we'll worth it. We always get the carry out and it is ready on time. Sometimes...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed August 8, 2016

You are welcomed by sweet hickory smoke while walking from the parking lot to the front door. It's a pretty small place- you can watch the meal being prepared. My coworker said that he had the brisket at a catered party and was impressed. Well,...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed July 26, 2016

The great smell of the exclusive dry "rub" on the meat and the smoke odor of the pit is welcoming as you open the door to this small restaurant. We enjoyed the pulled pork, rib tips (a bit fatty) and steak tacos.The choice of sauces...More

Thank Noisy41
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This place has the best bbq in the area. I can't say enough about the taste and flavor of their bbq. They have a small dining area. I usually eat in my truck or bring it home. Just to drive by the smell will lure...More

Thank Simmie T
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Was excited to go and I tried it 2 different times. Can't give them a great rating cause the meat was tough and yj wed service was slow.

Thank Joyce E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-931-5198
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