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Steamboat BBQ

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322 East Geneva Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
+1 630-665-6227
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wheaton, Illinois
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place stuck in a middling strip mall on the border of Wheaton and Carol Stream. Have passed the place for a year or so and wondered if it would survive as many of its neighbors have changed enterprises. Enough! Saturday night and the wife out of town so my son and I grabbed a large carryout: one slab of... More 

Thank David B
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Steamboat is such an unassuming restaurant with kind, friendly, fun staff members. The food is simply phenomenal! Incredibly delicious BBQ and definitely the best I've found in Chicago.

Thank kitkathrin
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had their sauce before, but I finally picked up a sandwich and fries on the run. The burn tip sandwich with their homemade sauce was crazy good. You walk in the door and you are greeted with a great smell of BBQ smoking. I plan on working my way through the menu. Just go there and make up... More 

Thank wheatonnitz
Gurnee, IL
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

....well, perhaps a grandiose exaggeration, but the idea is solid. From hot links, hand breaded catfish, rib tips, and the obligatory brisket and ribs, this joint ROCKS! Sides are formidable, too - bourbon laced beans, bacon potato salad, a nice coarse slaw. Did I mention pulled pork? I sat at the "bar", in front of the smokers, for full effect.... More 

Thank HarryBGurnee_IL
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A storefront BBQ with perfectly smoked everything. Byob. We have had the sandwiches which are amazing. The brisket and the wings are favorites. There are different flavors of bbq sauce. The carolina sauce on the wings was heavenly. A must try.

Thank illinois101
Wheaton, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This place we recommended to us by friends and I loved it! Very casual and the food is delicious. They also have a range of sauces that are all great. I especially liked the apple bourbon and I put it all over my ribs. Half a rack of ribs and a root beer ended up being about $20 but anything... More 

Thank Ashley S
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Come here often for the brisket. It's as good as the best I've had in Austin, KC & Memphis. Staff are friendly and amenable to requests. The place doesn't look like much, but I don't come here to look at furnishings, I come here to eat! The place isn't very big so it does crowded at lunchtime.

Thank SearchAndEnjoy
Brunswick, OH, USA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Don't let the mundane exterior or location of this place to dissuade you from eating here! While in town for a wedding, I checked out the restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor and settled on this place. It definitely did not disappoint! It looks a bit like a hole-in-the-wall when you pull up and even when you enter, but once we saw... More 

Thank brunsjo
Wheaton, Illinois
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This small storefront in north Wheaton is definitely worth the effort to find. We had burnt ends and pulled pork, both were great. The sauces were good too. We'll be back soon.

Thank gsprunner
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It's a small place but they know how to BBQ. They also have a ton of sauce options. The sides are OK but the brisket is why I go however the other meats are also good. Steamboat reminds me of places in Austin.

Thank Ttrarick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $22
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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 - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 East Geneva Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 630-665-6227
This is where Steamboat BBQ got started. With the promise of producing the finest BBQ in the Chicagoland area, we took this little location and kept that promise. Producing top-quality BBQ everyday is our passion. Getting involved in our community is our goal.

Consistency is our mantra. We love what we do and can only hope that you love how it tastes. Come on down to Steamboat BBQ - Wheaton, Illinois

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?