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Big Ed's BBQ

4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6718
+1 847-473-5333
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (13 reviews)
“brisket” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6718
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

In town to attend a show at the Genesee Theater, we stopped in for dinner. Big Ed's is in a former Pizza Hut on the outer fringes of a shopping mall, so it can be tricky to find. Inside, the space is large and they...More

Thank DMartin216
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

First, don’t go on Monday since they’re closed. It’s all good, but the Ribs and Burnt Ends are GREAT! Add some fries and Big Tony on the side and the only problem you will have is stopping when you are full. It’s so good you...More

Thank RS9165
Reviewed 27 March 2018

With an emphasis on the Pork; babybacks, rib tips, pulled pork and so on, Big Ed's is hands down the best BBQ in the area. The food is consistently delicious, the staff is friendly and the meal affordable. I'm at the point where I would...More

Thank GoodFood4Days
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This place is AMAZING All food my is made from scratch It’s a busy place. But OH SO worth it. We are here for a night and found this place on the internet. Run don’t walk to BIG ED’s BBQ

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

After reading reviews of food places on TripAdvisor, My fiancée and I decided to check this place out. When we walked in, We surprised to see a line. The line moved very quickly and the staff was very friendly who helped us. We decided to...More

Thank Packerman8
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We go out of our way to stop at Big Ed's for dinner. If you want the burnt ends-scrumptious, get there very early. Great ribs, pulled pork and chicken. The Pig Salad is very good. I like to get just the ribs or burnt ends...More

Thank Anita C B
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been on my list to try but it wasn’t near me. I finally got a chance to stop in last evening. Fairly crowded but line went quick. Awesome brisket and tasty moist pulled pork. Will stop again and to try the ribs....More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

There are several places to eat in near the hotel we stayed at in Waukegan. We asked the hotel concierge where to eat and they recommended Big Ed's. When we pulled up we knew it was a good idea, you could smell the barbecue from...More

Thank Micardika
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This food was so good! The brisket sammich was out of this work and the big tony Mac and cheese was one of the best things I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to go back again.

Thank saraheliz11
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful people. Their BBQ back ribs are the best I’ve had. So meaty and perfect smoke. The half-yardbird (chicken) will be the best you’ve had.

Thank Steve M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085-6718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-473-5333
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