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Backyard Steak Pit

1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
+1 847-356-5200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (10 reviews)
“steak” (52 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Service is excellent. Food is very tasty. Salad bar is fun and tasty. The cocktails we ordered were great. We will be back.

Thank RD B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great service steak was excellent and service was great as well. Nice atmosphere clean and great for gathering with friends and family.

Thank Biker1955
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here with our friends. Both couples are celebrating our Anniversaries. The restaurant staff was Super and the food was excellent. We would recommend our families and friends to eat here.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Love the salad bar! The salmon is always really good, along with the dill sauce! Love that they have ice cream drinks, like brandy Alexanders, that can be hard to find at times!

Thank worldlygirl123
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Very sorry Backyard, but being from Nebraska, we normally don't eat steak outside our local area. Our son had graduated from Naval boot camp and hadn't had steak in 2 months, so we chose you. The service was outstanding! I ordered prime rib and my...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was the fourth time eating at this venue. Not the high end steak place that is available but definitely mid range with good food and a fairly plain salad bar. Pork Chops were good and on the large size. My partner had chopped steak...More

Thank allenw78
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This restaurant is stuck in behind a gas station. Would not have seen it had I not been looking for it. We arrived with reservations at 6 pm and were surprised to see so many cars in the parking lot that early. Simple but nice...More

Thank debra334
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 10 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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Has been in Gurnee for at least 20 years.
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