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Backyard Steak Pit

1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
+1 847-356-5200
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“prime rib” (13 reviews)
“ribs” (10 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was good, we was there to celebrate out 55 anniversary, we told the waiter and she just said "thats nice" I ordered a steak and I said I would like it well done, she told me it would be dry and to get...More

Thank Sharron A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is excellent. Food is very tasty. Salad bar is fun and tasty. The cocktails we ordered were great. We will be back.

Thank RD B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service steak was excellent and service was great as well. Nice atmosphere clean and great for gathering with friends and family.

Thank Biker1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here with our friends. Both couples are celebrating our Anniversaries. The restaurant staff was Super and the food was excellent. We would recommend our families and friends to eat here.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the salad bar! The salmon is always really good, along with the dill sauce! Love that they have ice cream drinks, like brandy Alexanders, that can be hard to find at times!

Thank worldlygirl123
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Very sorry Backyard, but being from Nebraska, we normally don't eat steak outside our local area. Our son had graduated from Naval boot camp and hadn't had steak in 2 months, so we chose you. The service was outstanding! I ordered prime rib and my...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was the fourth time eating at this venue. Not the high end steak place that is available but definitely mid range with good food and a fairly plain salad bar. Pork Chops were good and on the large size. My partner had chopped steak...More

Thank allenw78
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This restaurant is stuck in behind a gas station. Would not have seen it had I not been looking for it. We arrived with reservations at 6 pm and were surprised to see so many cars in the parking lot that early. Simple but nice...More

Thank debra334
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We found this place close to the Gurnee Mills there are a ton of chain options in and around so we decided to try this place had other great reviews. The hostess was friendly even though we did not have reservations. My daughter was in...More

Thank tangelique
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a relaxed dinner with a yummy old school salad bar and superb ribs - ice cream brandy alexander was a great ending. Waitress somewhat disappointing.

Thank Flicka54
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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Has been in Gurnee for at least 20 years.
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