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Ravinia BBQ & Grill

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594 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-4816
+1 847-433-1111
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15:30 - 22:00
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Sun 15:30 - 20:30
Mon 15:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 15:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 15:30 - 22:00
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Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I ordered the mexican chicken breast sandwich. There were bones in the chicken and I choked on one of them. When I spoke to the manager, he did not believe me until I produced one of the bones. He did not seem very concerned but offered me a refund or a different sandwich. I asked for a lesser priced sandwich,... More 

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Thank James S
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Ravinia BBQ was a wonderful neighborhood restaurant that was forced to close by its new landlord . What a stupid move as the prime location now sits dark and produces no rent. Hope the owner finds a new location.

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Thank Kenneth L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Thank goodness this place is finally closing. The service was terrible, the food was just average & restaurant so noisy, you could not hear the person next to you. If you carried out, the orders were usually either wrong or grossly over cooked. If one dared to complain about the over cooked food, the owner would say not to order... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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144 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

The food is better than many local restaurants. However you really have to get past the service which is worse than most places. Not all staff is bad it is just bad in general. The food more than makes up for it to get me to return. Others I have spoke to that complain say they only take out from... More 

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Thank Joe R
Chicago, Illinois
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2,719 reviews
2,110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

We were in the area shopping and we were actually looking for a good hamburger. We saw the Ravinia BBQ & Grill and thought we would try it. Near the center of downtown Highland Park, there is more than enough parking. It is not a huge place, but it is somewhat like a local neighborhood restaurant with a bar. Our... More 

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Thank Allen21096
East Lansing, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food Waitress was wonderful, friendly and very attentive Brisket was perfect. Husband had pasta and it was great Absolutely will go back

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Thank barbara1520
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Ravinia BBQ has a good selection of choices for dinner, from salads to fish to skirt steak. The whitefish and bbq chicken are wonderful and I love the skirt steak, either salad or sandwich. Service is uneven - sometimes orders are not exactly right, but over all a good solid place to eat, especially before a Ravinia Festival concert.

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Thank Cglicken
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

The chicken is so good that I actually crave it! They are very pleasant & the food is great. Sometimes they move a little slow but perhaps it is the "East Coast" in me that is in a hurry for no reason. I always return with no need to complain, just enjoy a laid back good time.

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Thank Joe R
Chicago, Illinois
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1,331 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Nice neighborhood place. Close to Ravinia park. Many people get takeout from here before going there. Decor/service were nothing special. BBQ chicken, though, was delicious with a nice bite. Ribs were just ok. Mrs had a immense plate of pasta, easily enough for two people. Pasta was good not great. Prices weren't cheap but I didn't think they were overly... More 

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Thank chitownsam
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

I wasn't impressed at all. We ordered the beef ribs and they were mostly fat and not much meat, which was really frustrating since they were HUGE. We ordered some bbq chicken too and I'm not sure if we got the right thing because the skin appeared breaded. I'm gluten free so I was scared to try it. Everyone else... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:30 - 20:30
Monday
15:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
15:30 - 21:00
Thursday
15:30 - 21:00
Friday
15:30 - 22:00
Saturday
15:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 594 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035-4816
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-433-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?