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Backyard Steak Pit

1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
+1 847-356-5200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (10 reviews)
“steak” (52 reviews)
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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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1818 N Grandwood Dr, Gurnee, IL 60031-1510
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner for the very first time.My husband had the chop steak and the cheesy mashed potatoes which he said were good , I had the prime rib sandwich that was put under the salamander to melt the cheese...More

Thank Pezybylo4
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A throwback joint, “where everybody knows your name.” Good food. Nice cocktail pours. Open pit charcoal cooking. Great overall vibe.

Thank stevesarich
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

A nice restaurant to get a great meal. I had the fried shrimp with the garlic mashed potatoes. A very generous serving. Large shrimp. Red skin potatos mashed. Very flavorful. I would definitely visit again. Nice staff! Moderately priced.

Thank crewser3
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Group of 9; great service, great steaks and great ambiance. My first time to the steak pit and it did not disappoint. It’s a little pricey but the size of the entree was significant. You get what you pay for!

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 16 January 2018

My wife and I went to this restaurant for a romantic dinner. Our experience was great. The steaks were cooked perfectly to order. I ordered the 32 oz Porterhouse and it was amazing. I would recommend this cut, even if you don't plan to finish...More

Thank christopherwR2734EZ
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This locally owned restaurant located just off Grand Ave. is the perfect place to go for an intimate dinner, great food and service or just to hang with your friends at the large bar. The food is superb and the staff from the owners down...More

1  Thank lidolibido
Reviewed 23 December 2017

I like that Backyard is set back from the main road. Not too many people dining today at 4:30 pm. Loved the prime rib and the sirloin, garlic mashed and salad bar. Had a tasty margarita. Festive, with families enjoying the holiday season.

Thank cyd_the_red
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Good local restaurant with steaks we go to often. Very consistent with quality of food and service. Food is good. Prices are reasonable.

Thank wojo2000
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Great Steaks Great Drinks Locally Owned and Operated. I Love this Place. My Wife Though she Did not like Lobster Any More until she had one Here.

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The atmosphere was good, we was there to celebrate out 55 anniversary, we told the waiter and she just said "thats nice" I ordered a steak and I said I would like it well done, she told me it would be dry and to get...More

Thank Sharron A
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Has been in Gurnee for at least 20 years.
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