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Backyard Steak Pit

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1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
+1 847-356-5200
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the combo of ribs and steak as well as ribs and chicken. The ribs were chewy with a smokey BBQ sauce, which we didn't enjoy very much. The chicken was good and the steak was cooked correctly but a bit tough. The sides were not very good (overcooked baked potato and flaky mashed potatoes.) The soup was tasty... More 

Thank aliepora22
Grayslake, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly cooked steaks and great service. We love going here to celebrate special nights. Love to watch them cook out steaks. They will do everything to order. Just ask!

Thank darksider59
Lake Forest, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We always enjoyed this restaurant when we lived close by and now that we are back in the area we decided to have dinner with a friend last night. I was surprised to see the higher prices didn't align with the quality of food. I found the rib eye to be thin, fatty, and tough to cut at medium rare.... More 

Thank Barb R
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Go here upon occasion and recently met friends there. You can make reservations most times and that's nice as well. We all ordered steaks - porterhouse, NY, filet respectively. Always order an appetizer and with this couple they wanted the fried mushrooms, and they, too, were tasty. The salad bar is great offering just about everything but cottage cheese:( As... More 

Thank gigagirl
Gurnee, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

You can smell goodness when you walk through the door! Steaks always tasty. Appreciate the simple salad bar -- you don't fill up before you main meal. Servers ALWAYS friendly. We love going here alone or with our kids.

Thank Lisa W
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. The Food is always cooked perfectly and you get a good portion size for the price. I suggest the sirloin, always a great cut and I would also try to get there early for dinner because they do get packed for dinner.

Thank Kaitlyn M
Gurnee, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Okay I have had a lot of steaks in my life. The Porterhouse Steak here is among the best cooked over searing charcoal it's perfect every time. We like eating these steaks at the bar. I don't know why there's just somthing about eating a MR Porterhouse slathered with butter and seasoned with salt and pepper cooked over charcoal with... More 

Thank gunnerlobo
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Great service & delicious food! We go to Backyard Steak Pit for the Filet Mignon! The fresh warm bread and salad bar are great too! Great place for large groups or date night!

Thank Kim C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great service, perfect steaks, cooked just right. Wonderful family dinner, will return again and again, so many delicious menu choices. Looking forward to more.

Thank Genevieve P
Gurnee, Illinois
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The steak and pork chops were outstanding. It was a fun birthday celebration there with excellent food and service.

Thank Susie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-356-5200
Has been in Gurnee for at least 20 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?