We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Backyard Steak Pit

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
+1 847-356-5200
Website
Today
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 84: English reviews
Libertyville
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We have been at this restaurant several times, but today was our last time. Starting with a raw onion loaf, cold soup, baked potatoes that were not hot and then mashed potatoes sent back for new hot potatoes that were then returned warmed up and a RUDE Manger, we were not at Dennys and expected better or at least service... More 

Helpful?
Thank Debi35805
Mundelein, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Until last year I had lived within a few miles of the Backyard Steakpit. After moving south I will happily drive a half hour to get a great meal at one of the best restaurants in the area. My first experience was some 30 years ago when it seemed to be the only place in northern Lake County to get... More 

Helpful?
Thank Woody7mww
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
Level Contributor
77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Excellent beef, salad bar, and soups (have not tried any of the seafood as of yet). The waiting and seating staff are very efficient and dedicated to the establishment. Words of warning though, you'll pay for what you order, but the quality is there for the price.

Helpful?
Thank Christopher F
Gurnee, Illinois
Level Contributor
179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I live close by to this restaurant, but don't visit that often. We went with some friends for dinner. The food was fabulous. Between us we had the pork chops, ribs, rib-eye and shishkabob. I personally had the ribs and really enjoyed the smoky flavor of them. One person in the party needed gluten free options and that was not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lenora M
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We went there to eat with the family, I wanted a good steak but couldn't go to my all time fav place(Bob Chinn's). So we settled on what was nearby. .. The waitress was very nice . The place looks like it could use a little remodeling. So i ordered a sirloin , very good, came with a salad bar... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gildas B
Jarvenpaa, Finland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

one of the best restaurants, great staff and great food. They cooking you steaks on a open fire. This restaurant is the best steak place I've been to in a USa.

Helpful?
Thank Flinstone77
Mundelein, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I have been going to the Steak Pit for over 30 years now. As always, food is fantastic and the staff is wonderful! Thanks to Mike & Keith for a great meal every time!

Helpful?
Thank connie f
Finger Lakes, New York
Level Contributor
173 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

This place is delicious. It's a bit pricy but you get your money worth. My friends had the crab legs.. And prime rib. I had the chicken. All were amazing! We left stuffed! Hope to go again if ever in the area again.

Helpful?
1 Thank Angelize1999
new england
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

great bbq ribs were fall off the bone and the chicken was cook to perfection great salad bar ! service was great and served by friendly staff !

Helpful?
Thank vw1966
Conifer
Level Contributor
107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

The server was delightful, her service was excellent, the food was good. The spell of grilling steaks was a huge treat.

Helpful?
Thank SpencerTConifer

Travellers who viewed Backyard Steak Pit also viewed

Gurnee, Lake County
 

Been to Backyard Steak Pit? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
Has been in Gurnee for at least 20 years.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Backyard Steak Pit staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?