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JD's Q & Brew

286 W Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-3145
+1 847-670-0100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“cornbread” (9 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
€€ - €€€
286 W Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-3145
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

I meet friends here every other month. They have the BBQ, I go for the Reuben Sammich. The BBQ is very good, and the lunch specials are very reasonable. As for the Reuben, I am pretty finicky about them, very few places meet my standards....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank billremer
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Every time we've eaten or gotten food here it is good. I love the rib tips, but it's all good. Great staff. People like to work there. People like to go there. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brock M
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

I first preorder for pickup and still had to wait 1/2 for the order. They didn’t apologize, but I thought it’s a new place they are getting into the groove. I wasn’t blown away by the food. Fast forward several months to this November, we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Debra S
Gary S, Owner at JD's Q & Brew, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Debra I want apologize for your last two visits to JD’s. When you place a to go order, we quote 20 to 25 minutes for pick up( we keep food hot for you up until you arrive and then it takes a about 4-5...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We have gone there three times. The first time I was impressed, as everything WE ordered was delicious and perfect. We did notice that it was 5PM on a Saturday and we were the only ones there. You’d think that would be a hint huh?!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank galaxysjeff
Gary S, Owner at JD's Q & Brew, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi Jeff I apologize for your bad experience you had at JD’s. At your request we can always serve our Brisket lean. I would like to invite you back to JD’s. I can be reached at 847-670-0100. Hope to see you back soon. Thanks, Gary

Reviewed 8 October 2018

We had the pleasure of eating at J&D's BBq last night. Everything was wonderful. The portions were nice and the staff went out of their way to make us happy. We were !

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Kathleen123000
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Good crawfish po-boy, really good fries. Good prices, slow but polite service. Impressive bottled beer selection. JD's IPA is brewed by Two Brothers. Not bad, y'all.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

JDs is one of these places I go to because it is convenient. The food is average at best for BBQ. It is never crowded. A shame, because if they paid attention to the quality of BBQ, they could have a much larger draw. They...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ToddR879
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped by as people from the area told me it’s good. Unfortunately I had the opposite experience in regards to the food. The manager was very friendly and they had a decent beer selection too. But when it came down to the food I was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JP2431
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

In town for training and had a desire for Barbecue. Local resident recommended JD's as the place to go. Ordered ribs and brisket plate. Good size serving. Brisket tasted good and was tender. Ribs on the other hand tasted old and over cooked. Side order...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank jesset245
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Fiance and I went to JD's for lunch today had the Shrimp Po Boy prepared black and it was wonderful bread very fresh homemade pickles mayonnaise lettuce and blackened shrimp with sweet potato fries... yum! Surprised this place is so empty....

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 W Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-3145
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-670-0100
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