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Backyard Steak Pit

1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
+1 847-356-5200
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“prime rib” (12 reviews)
“steak” (43 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place close to the Gurnee Mills there are a ton of chain options in and around so we decided to try this place had other great reviews. The hostess was friendly even though we did not have reservations. My daughter was in...More

Thank tangelique
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a relaxed dinner with a yummy old school salad bar and superb ribs - ice cream brandy alexander was a great ending. Waitress somewhat disappointing.

Thank Flicka54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dine at The Backyard Steak pit at least 3 times a week. Just returned from Vegas where we ate at a restaurant called Carnavino which boats the best steak in the USA. For $140 for a steak (rib eye, excluding sides) I honestly cannot...More

Thank Lindaffff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was with a group of thirty people. We had a private room. The service was great there were no mistakes on the orders, the food was well prepared. The waitresses were very professional. We all enjoyed our evening there.

Thank zootripper
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We took my son here to celebrate his graduation from Naval bootcamp, so kind of a special occasion. In ordered the 12 ounce prime rib dinner. I was served a lovely "Fred Flintstone" sized slab of meat. Picture perfect!! Until I took a bite.... NO...More

1  Thank Jacqueline P
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Generous serving of wine, beef kabobs and chicken kabobs filled the plate. Excellent carrot cake to top it off.

Thank aolbur
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered the combo of ribs and steak as well as ribs and chicken. The ribs were chewy with a smokey BBQ sauce, which we didn't enjoy very much. The chicken was good and the steak was cooked correctly but a bit tough. The sides...More

2  Thank aliepora22
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Perfectly cooked steaks and great service. We love going here to celebrate special nights. Love to watch them cook out steaks. They will do everything to order. Just ask!

Thank darksider59
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We always enjoyed this restaurant when we lived close by and now that we are back in the area we decided to have dinner with a friend last night. I was surprised to see the higher prices didn't align with the quality of food. I...More

Thank Barb R
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Go here upon occasion and recently met friends there. You can make reservations most times and that's nice as well. We all ordered steaks - porterhouse, NY, filet respectively. Always order an appetizer and with this couple they wanted the fried mushrooms, and they, too,...More

Thank gigagirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
Has been in Gurnee for at least 20 years.
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