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Backyard Steak Pit

1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
+1 847-356-5200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (11 reviews)
“steak” (54 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 4 days ago via mobile

Wife and I celebrated Veterans Day here. My filet mignon was superb. Wife’s lobster tails were super sweet. Nice salad bar available. Server very friendly. Thank you Mary. Look forward to our next visit.

Thank psau123
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I've been going to Backyard for many years. They have excellent steaks (I assume they are choice not prime) which are made on a grill where you can watch them cook it. Fairly cozy but not crowded atmosphere, good sides, and a small but decent...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I recently had dinner with a few friends at The Backyard Steak Pit in Gurnee. Let me just say that our server, Carol, was first rate. Her timing, temperament and kind handling of some special requests were exemplary. Total pro who added much to an...More

Thank SteverinoKenosha
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very busy place for good reason. We were able to get reservations for 8 people on Saturday night and the hard part was finding a place to park even though the lot is big. After that everything got better. We were seated...More

Thank Paul20360
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner for the very first time.My husband had the chop steak and the cheesy mashed potatoes which he said were good , I had the prime rib sandwich that was put under the salamander to melt the cheese...More

Thank Pezybylo4
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A throwback joint, “where everybody knows your name.” Good food. Nice cocktail pours. Open pit charcoal cooking. Great overall vibe.

Thank stevesarich
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

A nice restaurant to get a great meal. I had the fried shrimp with the garlic mashed potatoes. A very generous serving. Large shrimp. Red skin potatos mashed. Very flavorful. I would definitely visit again. Nice staff! Moderately priced.

Thank crewser3
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Group of 9; great service, great steaks and great ambiance. My first time to the steak pit and it did not disappoint. It’s a little pricey but the size of the entree was significant. You get what you pay for!

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 16 January 2018

My wife and I went to this restaurant for a romantic dinner. Our experience was great. The steaks were cooked perfectly to order. I ordered the 32 oz Porterhouse and it was amazing. I would recommend this cut, even if you don't plan to finish...More

Thank christopherwR2734EZ
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This locally owned restaurant located just off Grand Ave. is the perfect place to go for an intimate dinner, great food and service or just to hang with your friends at the large bar. The food is superb and the staff from the owners down...More

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Restaurant Details

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