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“Great BBQ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chef Ivo's Place Inc - CLOSED

Chef Ivo's Place Inc
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Lake Bluff, Illinois
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I'm a sucker for BBQ. So when I heard about this place, I had to find it.
The atmosphere was outstanding. Kind a mix between a sports bar, historical building, and a fine dining restaurant. The service was excellent. The BBQ rib and brisket combo dinner
was really good, if you like fall off the bone ribs. The side orders were good too.
I would recommend Chef Ivo's to anybody..and I'll be back

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank hogdog3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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English first
Galena, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious Food and Knowledgeable Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stopped in on a Sunday evening. We had a little trouble finding the door (the small business in front was closed) but the effort was worth it. The wait staff was knowledgeable and fun. The food was generously portioned and delicious. A nice place to dine with family or friends.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank 815_TonyZ_900
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Montrose
Level Contributor
339 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“FOOD NOT VERY GOOD”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

I hate giving a place a poor review, particularly when like this restaurant, the staff are so nice and the decor is great. Unfortunately, we did not rate the quality of the food. Prawns were overcooked, sauces were too overpowering and the french fries were boring and fast-foodish. The restaurant was practically empty when we were there and speaking to other people, ours was not an isolated experience. Place has potential, but cooking needs some work.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank JstarkScotland
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Hanlontown
Level Contributor
111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Huge portions!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time eating here and we were pleasantly surprised . The food was delicious. I had the pulled chicken sandwich with jalapeño BBQ sauce. It was really good but if I had to complain it would be that there was too much BBQ sauce on it . My husband had half a chicken dinner and it was enormous! He said it was the BEST BBQ chicken he has ever had but also mentioned just a bit too much BBQ sauce. Beers were served in frosty glasses which is a plus. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Kim J
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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

The restaurant, above the Galena Winery was another restaurant(can't remember the name) had a warmer decor. We had the bbq burt ends witch were delicious. Nice place.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Michael E
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