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Big Ed's BBQ


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tender meat, great sauce, and smoky flavor. Reminds me of my favorite BBQ place in Florida. We brought back home some.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gal at the front desk of our hotel recommended this place as we were starved but didn't want fast food. The meat was so flavorful it didn't need barbeque sauce. We shared the ribs & the chicken. It is a busy place & we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big Ed's was a great place to enjoy some fabulous BBQ. Great atmosphere and staff was wonderful. Big Ed came by the table to make sure all was good, even gave us a large sampling of the delicious burnt ends!! Will return!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sawpnut4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, there are a couple of caveats ... our son has gone there several times and once in a while, they're closed for no apparent reason. There are other places to eat nearby, but sad if you were in the mood for BBQ. Also, a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LaurelNixon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has the best BBQ in the Waukegan area. Great food and fantastic, helpful employees. Wish I could eat here every day!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brenda M
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with the family in town for naval graduation. Coming from Kansas we love our BBQ 👍 I'm really picky about coleslaw with my BBQ and rare to find one I like due to them always being too dry not creamy enough. Well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MDay007
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Always good food every time we stop by Big Ed’s! Friendly staff and plenty of seating. Every choice on the menu is delicious!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 497caroled
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Good BBQ, friendly folks, what more do you need? We tried the Pork BBQ, Brisket, and wings. All were very good and I heard no complaints from our group. Portions were of good size and they had six or seven different BBQ sauces to try....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank eers2u
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I have to admit I'm a big supporter of Big Ed's. Love the catfish and coleslaw, and the Yardbird Chicken. But on Friday nights you can enjoy the food and some good music.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jj1450xl2018
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

First time trying Big Ed's yesterday for dinner. As expected, the burnt ends were sold out about an hour and a half before the kitchen closed. I opted for brisket which was sliced to order. It was a generous portion of thick sliced lean beef....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank brs59
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