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Bulls Barbeque

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125 W Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901-3722
+1 815-932-2399
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Kankakee, Illinois
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to LOVE Bull's. We however have seen a drastic decline in the service, the cleanliness, and the atmosphere. Our final trial was a pick up order. The staff were rude to my husband, scolding him for ordering online. He had nothing to do with ordering, he actually swung by after his 12 hour shift to pick up what... More 

1 Thank aliciastuart59
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

When you walk into Bull's, the first thing you smell is pit smoke. That ought to tell you everything you need to know about serious barbecue in Kankakee. I can never make up my mind whether I want brisket or pulled pork. They are both so good, especially with pit beans and cole slaw. If you're health conscious, ask for... More 

Thank David J
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Everything I've had here is excellent! Haven't had better local bbq then this place! One of my personal favorites is the Western Burger and the pulled pork.

Thank ponyboness
Algonquin, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Can tell how good a barbeque place is by the crowds and the smell. We went at 6pm and were the only people there. No smell of hickory smoke or any smoke. The food was decent and food cuts. No smoke ring on the brisket, but flavor was good. A little dry. The baked beens needs some smoke meet chunks... More 

Thank Max K
Oak Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Try the brisket and pulled pork sandwiches. Add sauce for flavor. Get the homemade cole slaw. Enjoy the fried mushrooms and the sweet potato fries. A helpful friendly waitress kept up with drink refills, even if the drink was water with lemon.

Thank paul p
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's hard to find good bbq in the north. Bulls makes and awesome brisket! Always hot and no long wait lines!

Thank Misty S
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Haters gonna hate. This BBQ is fan freakin tastic! We enjoyed the nachos ( delicious and a must w/ brisket), beef brisket platter, wings and pork sand which. All were delicious. My husband is really picky about his sauce, and this was purchase worthy!!! We will be making some detours to eat here again!! Please consider stopping here and eating... More 

Thank Sarah C
Kankakee, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Probably the best place in K3 county to go to for those who like their meat smoked and accompanied by sauce. Just don't look deep into the food preparation area, it's old and doesn't look like a first rate restaurant kitchen but great tasting pork, beef brisket, and sausages come out of their along with great pork tenderloins. It definitely... More 

Thank Craig H
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Excellent food, Barbeque sauce is great.Prices are average, Service is ok, They have maybe 8 tables it's fine to eat in but most of the food is take out.

Thank fred060901
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Small place with slightly better than average BBQ. They have mild to spicy sauces to put on your BBQ. They have limited seating downstairs and a small area up a steep set of stairs. Not good if your have problem walking. They have some salads to go with the sandwiches they sell. They have BBQ chicken which is pretty good.... More 

Thank Dennis C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 W Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901-3722
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kankakee
  • Phone Number: +1 815-932-2399
Immediately West of the Amtrak station

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