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Baby Back Blues

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$$ - $$$
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16200 S Lincoln Hwy, Suite 114, Plainfield, IL 60586-5153
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Joliet, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food! Love their ribs, pulled pork, brisket. Their BBQ sauce is great! They have AMAZING french fries too, crispy, has some potato skin on them...YUM! And they make a mean Mac & Cheese. Love the cucumber salad also. Good prices, quick and friendly service too.

Thank Melissa W
Plainfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place does it right. Two different levels of sauce and all the meat is smoked onsite. Brisket is my favorite, but everything is fantastic.

Thank Susan C
Joliet, Illinois, United States
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Love the rib tip dinner here and you have a choice of three sauces. My favorite place when I got to have bbq now.

Thank JV12013
Orland Park, IL
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The ribs are average....kind of tough, not the "fall of the bone" rib. The side dishes are okay, but nothing to write home about. Lots of sauce, but sauce can't cover everything. Would probably go back, but would not seek out this restaurant if I was looking for ribs.

Thank Carolyn E
Joliet, Illinois
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

The food is unreal...everything and I mean everything on the menu is on point, the ribs...fall off the bone great tasting, pulled pork, brisket phenomenal!! All the sides are great price adds up quickly but it's well worth it!!

Thank George G
Plainfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We have ordered a few dishes for take out very good. Great food value. Small place very cozy Pulled pork is my favorite

Thank Jewelsfunwear
Romeoville, Illinois
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Bbq meat so delicious, juicy and tender that you just can't stop enjoying them and pausing with a big smile. With the current construction on Route 30 south, the road to this place is a bit congested but well worth the trip. With 4 good looking and polite guys behind the stack of meat, YES!

Thank Angie N
Flippin, Arkansas
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The hotel clerk recommended this place and she was dead-on. My three kids and I got the double family meal and left but a few mashed potatoes and one bun on the table. The brisket was outstanding but what really stood out was the mac and cheese, veggies, and mashed potatoes (real deal). We got a double order so some... More 

Thank BigGuy54
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

I... appreciate good BBQ'd ribs, Baby Back Blues is NOT a destination for 'good' BBQ'd ribs. In the first place, they don't remove the shine on the underside of the ribs before cooking [smoking?] them, which leaves a layer of cartilage on the ribs for the diner to deal with. Secondly, there's hardly a hint of hickory [or any wood... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best sides I have ever had anywhere. The BBQ was good too. Great place for quick lunch. Reasonably priced especially the lunch special.

Thank Cat C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16200 S Lincoln Hwy, Suite 114, Plainfield, IL 60586-5153
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Plainfield
  • Phone Number: 815-254-6939

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?