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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 good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (14 reviews)
“steak” (50 reviews)
“ribs” (10 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
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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 Allan O
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
Reviewed 5 September 2016

You can smell goodness when you walk through the door! Steaks always tasty. Appreciate the simple salad bar -- you don't fill up before you main meal. Servers ALWAYS friendly. We love going here alone or with our kids.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. The Food is always cooked perfectly and you get a good portion size for the price. I suggest the sirloin, always a great cut and I would also try to get there early for dinner because they do get packed for...More

Thank Kaitlyn M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Okay I have had a lot of steaks in my life. The Porterhouse Steak here is among the best cooked over searing charcoal it's perfect every time. We like eating these steaks at the bar. I don't know why there's just somthing about eating a...More

Thank gunnerlobo
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Great service & delicious food! We go to Backyard Steak Pit for the Filet Mignon! The fresh warm bread and salad bar are great too! Great place for large groups or date night!

Thank KimT810
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Restaurant Details

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