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Big Ed's Bar & Grill

Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
+1 847-782-8772
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rib tips” (11 reviews)
“brisket” (13 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and helpful staff. Especially like the burnt ends and beef briscit. Will return the next time we are in the area.

Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Big Ed's is a great place for BBQ. From the ribs, to the brisket, to the burnt ends, you just can't find any place better in NE Illinois. A little pricey for dinner, but it is worth it. The staff is wonderful and cater to...More

Thank 25westmoreland
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Plentiful dinners. The two sides you choose were double what I expected. My husband and I ordered different sides so that we could try more options... all were very good. Hot links and ribs combo was amazing. Six different BBQ sauces available at the table....More

Thank bagelme
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. The bbq meats ate great tasting and the bbq mac and cheese is to die for. You will not regret anything.

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here while traveling and were pleasantly surprised to find a local BBQ place that was so good! The sides were out-freaking standing! The baked mac-n-cheese was sooo good! The beans were a meal in themselves. I got the pulled pork and tried the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I was disappointed with the canned sweet potatoes that tasted burnt. The burndt ends were a little chewy. The variety of sauces were great and the mac and cheese was fantastic. This is the second time we have tried Big Ed's, there will not be...More

1  Thank flcdxn
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Not too often somebody from the south looks forward to BBQ and a smokehouse from the north. Feels family owned, and you feel part of the family.

Thank jason h
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Impressive! This is no place to expect fine dining, but if you want some well cared for barbecue and smoked meats & sides, this is the place to be and eat. The establishment is well maintained and clean. I do not mind eating on tins,...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great food!Love their Pizza! The place is always busy and the decor is vey interesting.Drinks are a bit expensive, no free refills.

Thank Mitzimoetoe
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I moved to Lake County, Illinois from the Memphis area in 2000, and at the time I had no idea that I had moved away from easy access to PORK ribs. Mind was blown when I first moved here and seemed to come across folks...More

Thank Kendra L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-782-8772
  • E-mail
telephone: 847-782-8772, zip code 60085
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