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Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue

249 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191-2053
+1 630-238-8261
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (4 reviews)
“mac cheese” (4 reviews)
“baked beans” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
249 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191-2053
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

From the green mac & cheese, to the rib tips, brisket, corn bread muffins, and baked beans... always completely satisfied! I'm only able to come out here about three or four times a times a year, and we always get the same experience, great service,...More

Thank Herminio G
Reviewed March 21, 2017

This place is heavenly. You can smell the smoker from outside and it radiates through the whole place, giving it that real BBQ feel. Very casual and unassuming, but the food is amazing and the service is always very friendly. 10/10 would recommend.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed January 19, 2017

If you like BBQ head here for good pulled pork, brisket, and the daily specials are a great treat. I love the shrimp poor boy usually on Friday. In addition many of the sides are really good.

Thank gaffneymich1
Reviewed November 6, 2016

My sister and I had lunch here. I highly recommend the pulled pork sandwich and mac & cheese. Plus it was nice to get samples of other sides: we really liked the corn dish!

Thank CurlyLagunaHills_CA
Sweet Baby Rays W, General Manager at Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service! The burnt end pizza was outstanding. Side of spicy Mac and cheese was the best I have ever had in Chicago.

Thank Jacqui D
Sweet Baby Rays W, Guest Relations Manager at Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Thank you so much Jacqui. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Stuart Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Wood Dale Guest Relations

Reviewed September 23, 2016

It was okay, cheap BBQ. Grumbling tummies after eating their food. If you can stomach cheap BBQ, then it would be great for you. Lots of people love it, but we would never go back.More

Thank TJWH101
Sweet Baby Rays W, Guest Relations Manager at Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

Greetings TJWH101. First and foremost, we are very sorry to hear that your recent experience did not live up to our high standards for food quality. To help us troubleshoot what might have gone wrong, would you be willing to let us know the date...More

Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We had 4 people we all had there specials the food tasted fine but the bill was high for the food we boughtMore

Thank rickp271
Sweet Baby Rays W, Guest Relations Manager at Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

Thanks for the review Rick. It was a pleasure to serve your group. Just like sushi, always be suspicious of inexpensive BBQ. We serve the highest quality freshly smoked meats and work hard to deliver a strong value for our prices. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I've been to the beat BBQ places in Alabama. This was a pleasant shorts right here in the suburbs of Chicago! I've always loved the sauce, first time trying the BBQ...Awesome!!! I had the 3 meat combo with chicken, smoked turkey and pulled pork. All...More

Thank cvd726
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Nothing fancy here but GREAT BBQ meal in a very causal place. It is not a big place but if you are a small group this time of the year you can seat outside. You come here for just one thing the food. I have...More

Thank J-P D
Sweet Baby Rays W, Guest Relations Manager at Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2016

Thanks for the review J-P D and for being one of our highly-valued destination guests!

Reviewed April 27, 2016

Good BBQ. I have had most of the items on the menu and it was always good. The people inside are nice and provide good service. The place is small so if you are a hurry for lunch you may want to go elsewhere unless...More

Thank Joseph L
Sweet Baby Rays W, Guest Relations Manager at Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2016

Thanks for the review Joseph. If there is anything you haven't tried, let us know and we'll be happy to provide you with a sample.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191-2053
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Wood Dale
  • Phone Number: +1 630-238-8261
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