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Big Ed's BBQ

4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6718
+1 847-473-5333
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (12 reviews)
“brisket” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6718
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is AMAZING All food my is made from scratch It’s a busy place. But OH SO worth it. We are here for a night and found this place on the internet. Run don’t walk to BIG ED’s BBQ

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews of food places on TripAdvisor, My fiancée and I decided to check this place out. When we walked in, We surprised to see a line. The line moved very quickly and the staff was very friendly who helped us. We decided to...More

Thank Packerman8
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go out of our way to stop at Big Ed's for dinner. If you want the burnt ends-scrumptious, get there very early. Great ribs, pulled pork and chicken. The Pig Salad is very good. I like to get just the ribs or burnt ends...More

Thank Anita C B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been on my list to try but it wasn’t near me. I finally got a chance to stop in last evening. Fairly crowded but line went quick. Awesome brisket and tasty moist pulled pork. Will stop again and to try the ribs....More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several places to eat in near the hotel we stayed at in Waukegan. We asked the hotel concierge where to eat and they recommended Big Ed's. When we pulled up we knew it was a good idea, you could smell the barbecue from...More

Thank Micardika
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This food was so good! The brisket sammich was out of this work and the big tony Mac and cheese was one of the best things I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to go back again.

Thank saraheliz11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful people. Their BBQ back ribs are the best I’ve had. So meaty and perfect smoke. The half-yardbird (chicken) will be the best you’ve had.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

My husband surprised us with carry out from Big Ed’s. Everything was delicious but the overall favorite was the burnt ends. We will definitely be going back!

Thank D H
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

As a unadulterated BBQ snob that has sought out great BBQ all over the US and every country I've traveled to Big Ed' s has the best brisket I have eaten. Great food, service and cocktails. Don't look back!@

Thank slong1
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Friendly staff and excellent BBQ is what you will get at Big Ed's. I have eaten there more than a few times and have always liked the food served and the friendly staff makes for a good visit.

Thank mark r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-473-5333
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