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Big Ed's BBQ

4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6718
+1 847-473-5333
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6718
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Always good food every time we stop by Big Ed’s! Friendly staff and plenty of seating. Every choice on the menu is delicious!

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Good BBQ, friendly folks, what more do you need? We tried the Pork BBQ, Brisket, and wings. All were very good and I heard no complaints from our group. Portions were of good size and they had six or seven different BBQ sauces to try....More

Thank eers2u
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I have to admit I'm a big supporter of Big Ed's. Love the catfish and coleslaw, and the Yardbird Chicken. But on Friday nights you can enjoy the food and some good music.

Thank jj1450xl2018
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

First time trying Big Ed's yesterday for dinner. As expected, the burnt ends were sold out about an hour and a half before the kitchen closed. I opted for brisket which was sliced to order. It was a generous portion of thick sliced lean beef....More

Thank brs59
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is a great place for real BBQ served by really nice people!! Ordered the half Yard-Bird. Best smoked chicken ever-really moist inside and great flavor. Mac & Cheese looked plain, but had some awesome flavor and texture. The Pit Boss (Meat Server) is from...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

They do BBQ right! They had a full menu of choices with several side dishes to chose from. I had the Big Ed’s with pulled pork and wings. Every sauce I tried had a good flavor to it also. The original was my favorite choice.

Thank John N
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

My group of seven ordered loved this BBQ place. We stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge but didn't want to pay for the overpriced dinner options. We all love to find new BBQ places to try and this one ended up being a great find!...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This stop to big eds bbq I got fried cat fish sandwich with fries (chips) and big tomys Mac Which has brisket in it. I will be back for more . I live stopping at big eds Ribs , brisket , chi ken #porkmafiaapproved

Thank pitmasterphilw
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Best BBQ since I moved from Texas. Absolutely delicious. Quality meat. Very personal service . Clean restaurant. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 16 April 2018

In town to attend a show at the Genesee Theater, we stopped in for dinner. Big Ed's is in a former Pizza Hut on the outer fringes of a shopping mall, so it can be tricky to find. Inside, the space is large and they...More

Thank DMartin216
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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