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The Blackhawk Steak Pit

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1429 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061
+1 815-732-2500
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very romantic location. Great Malbec. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and were delicious. No complaints! Will definitely go back.

Thank jfs6
Rochelle, Illinois
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425 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was pretty quiet at around 5:45, but it picked up rapidly. We were seated in the west dining room - a long room with a lot of tables. We sat down and had prompt service. My wife had a martini, and it was fine. It was time to order... More 

1 Thank AvWriter
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were recently here with a business group. Felt welcome as soon as we entered the door! We enjoyed some good drinks and we both ordered ribeye. The ribeye was excellent. Couldn't eat it all ~~ have leftovers the next night! Even as leftovers it still had that awesome flavor!! We also enjoyed the chocolate-chocolate cheesecake. That was totally tasty... More 

1 Thank LCHS1972
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had great service for our anniversary dinner. Our waitress Sarah was very attentive to us and came by frequently enough for drinks and food orders as well as during our meal. She asked if we were celebrating and came out at the end with some ice cream and sang with other staff. The steaks were pretty good for the... More 

1 Thank Molly K
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a true "on the river country steak house" at its best. Everything from my rib-eye to Kathleen's shrimp scampi to Paul's NY strip steak to Julie's gyros were great. From the bar to the table the service was over the top.

1 Thank irishpkc
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great place! Food was good, staff was great. All around great experience. They even brought us ice cream with a candle and sang Happy Anniversary to us. We will be back!

1 Thank mattbianco
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This place used to be the bomb. It is under new ownership now so we thought we would give it a try. Quite frankly I am shocked at most of the reviews claiming that they enjoyed the food. We had a terrible experience here about 2 months ago while out to dinner with my parents. To begin with, the place... More 

Thank MsDMan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

As great a steak as any fancy (and more expensive) steak house. Always great service and great cocktails, too!

1 Thank Wendy S
Chicago, Il
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely location. A little loud-can hear other conversations at other tables and the bar. Food was good- ribeye steak split with my husband and sweet potato for side. Disappointed no vegetables. Wish server had told us it wasn't included. Dessert was a torte- nothing special just chocolate. Best was a apple caramel martini.

1 Thank Anne R
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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146 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We almost didn't stop here while we staying at White Pines but am I glad we did! My 10 oz. filet wrapped in bacon was probably one of the best I've had in the past ten years. My husband could not finish his ribeye special because of its size. Salad bar and hot Texas Toast accompanies every order. The service... More 

1 Thank Calmac3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 N Il Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oregon
  • Phone Number: +1 815-732-2500
Whether it's a day trip from Chicago or a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Oregon is less than 2 hours away from Chicago and offers many outdoor activities. Its a great place to visit. The Steakpit offers amazing hospitality and awesome food. Specializing in steaks cooked over an open charcoal pit. We also offer a fresh fish of the week. We have a different fresh fish flown in every week. (Call and ask what our fish of the week is, if you are a seafood lover) The Steakpit has been a staple in the community for over 3 decades. We are known for our steaks but our menu has a lot more than just steaks to offer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?