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Baby Back Blues

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16200 S Lincoln Hwy, Suite 114, Plainfield, IL 60586-5153
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Plainfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank SavyTraveling
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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It may appear to be "hole in the mall" (strip mall that is) but the meat is smokey, tender, and delicious. The sauce is top tier. Not a lot of seating, but good for carry out.

Thank Thom P
Plainfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent and not expensive. I would definitely recommend this place. My family and I go there at least 2 times a month.

Thank Ron S
Plainfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Basic meal with bland meat and allowed to add own sauce for dipping. Pricey for the quality of meat. Stick with the brisket.

Thank Nevergr0wup
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

If I lived down the street from this place, I would be stopping by every week! It is definitely a hole in the wall. Sit down and quick orders. In the summer they don't have air because of the smokers, so it can be quite hot during the summer months. I love their pulled pork smoking deal. Their barbecue sauce... More 

Thank ArtisticWonderer
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Small hole in the wall place with excellent food and large portions, quick service. Love the smokey taste. The brisket is my favorite

Thank Ingrid W
Ken F, Owner at Baby Back Blues, responded to this review

Ingrid, Thank you so much really appreciate. Ken More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?