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Big Papa's Barbecue

5811 Forest Hills Rd, Rockford, IL 61114-7283
+1 815-904-6612
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
“Looking Local for Lunch”
Dec 14, 2017
“Fun BBQ menu”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5811 Forest Hills Rd, Rockford, IL 61114-7283
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprise place for us as we are not local and try to stop at places that are unique to that town. This place is in a little strip mall. The server we had was a great young lady with a ton of...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Driving on my way to the Coronado, I was in the land of boring same old fast food places. I spotted a barbecue place, went on their website and was delightfully surprised with some very interesting menu options. I tried the brisket sandwich, fried okra,...More

Thank davidr8467
Reviewed December 12, 2017

I was in the mood for BBQ, and found this place on TA. And VERY glad I did! I had no idea this place existed, and probably would have driven right by it without seeing it in the strip mall. Very nice establishment. The staff...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed May 20, 2017

This is one of the best BBQ places in the Midwest, This is southern style BBQ and it is very good, They have a good menu with daily specials. This place is small but they do have carry out.

Thank Rich R
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Great selection off BBQ meals of course and you choice of sauce from mild to hot. Service was good but we did wait a little too long for our meal.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had the ribs. Not really impressed with them . The sauce was bland. And the ribs were tough. The cole slaw was good.

Thank wgs1492
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Big Papa's is as close to southern food as there is in Northern Illinois. Unfortunately, they are no longer there.

Thank jgjg730
Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I've not been here before today. Whenever I'd drove by the place I wouldn't see many cars so I made the false assumption that it was just an average BBQ place. After reading so many positive trip advisor reviews I figured we...More

1  Thank Beth C
Reviewed January 7, 2016

BBQ is really good, place has always been clean when we go there.. friendly staff, fair prices. For good BBQ in Machesney Park area its worth the stop.

Thank Robert7667
Reviewed October 28, 2015

This place has old fashion southern BBQ, My wife not a fan of BBQ but took her here for lunch and she loved it, good menu sections even have kids menu. They also serve a few adult beverages.

Thank Rich R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5811 Forest Hills Rd, Rockford, IL 61114-7283
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-904-6612
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