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Gematos Wood Pit BBQ

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1566 W Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-3907
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The smell of burning oak sucks me in before I even step inside this awesome shrine to bbq. Best dam ribs, pulled pork, and gyros in the area. My pick when the boys want to take me out for Father's Day. Service gets slow during peak times due to high demand. Get there early or call in your order ahead.... More 

Thank Russ S
Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Favorite local restaurant when in the for a relaxed atmosphere with great food. From ribs to their Grecia chicken, I'be been coming back year after year, always satisfied.

Thank gpronger
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

If your start your order with the words, "sauce on the side, please!" you will have a better experience. I couldn't decide between the pulled pork and brisket sandwich, so the cashier said they would make me a half n half. I was so glad to get the chance to try both. The pork was ok- tender, but not that... More 

Thank garblefritz
Darien, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Went to Gematos for the first time and was amazed by the line they had for ordering food. I would say it had 30 people waiting and no one seemed inpatient. The pulled pork sandwich was delicious and would come again. Thanks for the excellent food!

Thank AviatorMat
Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Love their ribs, fries, gyros, hot dogs. Really good food at a fast food concept. You can get a beer and eat in at their western theme dining area or take out. Alway consistent and we always enjoy.

Thank patcal4
chicago, il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Gematos has great beef brisket, wonderful pulled pork but I had never found out the true test..........The ribs. I ordered the special a whole slab of ribs, baked beans, garlic bread, and baked potato. I had enough food that it feed me for lunch and dinner. The cost with tax was $19. The ribs were so tender that you didn't... More 

Thank mcsmith4
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the yummiest we ever had. Brisket was so soft, it literally melted in my mouth. Great BBQ sauce with sweet and tangy flavors. Fries were OK. serving size was just right as well. Will go back if in the area.

Thank Shuda1
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love to drive by this place and gawk at the big pile of firewood in the back with its enormous logs...and then get a whiff of the fire burning to cook all that delicious BBQ. We love the selection of BBQ items, especially the pulled pork and the ribs. Quick counter service makes it a fun place to go... More 

Thank emmkmm
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have no idea how this place has been open so long. I went here out of curiosity once with my wife and we were completely underwhelmed. If I had gone to the store and dumped a jar of <name your sauce> over some bland, cooked meat, it would have been better.

Thank jsl630
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I came in to wait out my oil change at the Toyota dealership. But this place did not disappoint. Very flavorful, very hot (I have a pet peeve with cold food), saucy ribs- sweet and delicious baked beans and very good cole slaw! Come in and try this place- you will lick your fingers!

Thank Rebecca A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Barbecue, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1566 W Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: 16307789990

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