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“Delicious Ribs”
Review of Big Ed's BBQ

Big Ed's BBQ
Ranked #2 of 153 Restaurants in Waukegan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The ribs were some of the best we have ever had. Everything else was also very good. The staff was helpful and friendly, and even though a busy bar area, it was OK to have young kids along. We will be back when in the area again.

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Thank DJ C
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

It's nice to have a dedicated BBQ place in such an otherwise chained-out area...the meat is decent, but the various sauces are nothing special. The cole slaw seems institutional. They do serve alcohol, not sure if it is on draft. Hand-cut fries are meaty but not very tasty unless you dip in the sauce.

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The best bbq sandwich ever! Tender juicy delicious smoky. The whole nine yards. And the BBQ sauce was great

Thank Roland H
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I visited Big Eds for the second time this week ended. I came back for the excellent ribs -- tender, pink from smoking. Lots of sides to choose from (but no country style green beans). Cornbread muffins. A full bar. Five or six sauces are on your table to try (original, Kansas City, Memphis, Chipotle, and Carolina. Very friendly staff. I definitely recommend this place for honest barbecue. I didn't have room to try the desserts, but saw cakes and pies on display.

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Thank davidkH1778KL
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is our new found favorite BBQ, you must try the burnt ends!! Although the ribs & tips were also very tasty. Very casual & comfortable no frills dining with some of the best BBQ I've had in a long while. The staff was very friendly, portions were huge enough to share and the sides were also unique & excellent. Keep up the great job & Thanks for opening up your new place!

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Thank StSChgo
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