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Backyard Steak Pit

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1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
+1 847-356-5200
14:00 - 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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

We have been at this restaurant several times, but today was our last time. Starting with a raw onion loaf, cold soup, baked potatoes that were not hot and then mashed potatoes sent back for new hot potatoes that were then returned warmed up and a RUDE Manger, we were not at Dennys and expected better or at least service... More 

Thank Debi35805
Mundelein, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Until last year I had lived within a few miles of the Backyard Steakpit. After moving south I will happily drive a half hour to get a great meal at one of the best restaurants in the area. My first experience was some 30 years ago when it seemed to be the only place in northern Lake County to get... More 

Thank Woody7mww
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Excellent beef, salad bar, and soups (have not tried any of the seafood as of yet). The waiting and seating staff are very efficient and dedicated to the establishment. Words of warning though, you'll pay for what you order, but the quality is there for the price.

Thank Christopher F
Gurnee, Illinois
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180 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I live close by to this restaurant, but don't visit that often. We went with some friends for dinner. The food was fabulous. Between us we had the pork chops, ribs, rib-eye and shishkabob. I personally had the ribs and really enjoyed the smoky flavor of them. One person in the party needed gluten free options and that was not... More 

Thank Lenora M
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We went there to eat with the family, I wanted a good steak but couldn't go to my all time fav place(Bob Chinn's). So we settled on what was nearby. .. The waitress was very nice . The place looks like it could use a little remodeling. So i ordered a sirloin , very good, came with a salad bar... More 

Thank Gildas B
Jarvenpaa, Finland
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2015

one of the best restaurants, great staff and great food. They cooking you steaks on a open fire. This restaurant is the best steak place I've been to in a USa.

Thank Flinstone77
Mundelein, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I have been going to the Steak Pit for over 30 years now. As always, food is fantastic and the staff is wonderful! Thanks to Mike & Keith for a great meal every time!

Thank connie f
Finger Lakes, New York
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174 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

This place is delicious. It's a bit pricy but you get your money worth. My friends had the crab legs.. And prime rib. I had the chicken. All were amazing! We left stuffed! Hope to go again if ever in the area again.

1 Thank Angelize1999
new england
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

great bbq ribs were fall off the bone and the chicken was cook to perfection great salad bar ! service was great and served by friendly staff !

Thank vw1966
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The server was delightful, her service was excellent, the food was good. The spell of grilling steaks was a huge treat.

Thank SpencerTConifer

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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
USD 30
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?