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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“rib tips” (11 reviews)
“brisket” (12 reviews)
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Fountain Square, 4030 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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 24 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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

His ribs are one of the best in the Lake County area! Weekends are usually crowded as there is not even enough room to stand and the band has a good following. Another good food item is the Tony Mac, a barbecue cheese macaroni delicacy...More

Thank panjtrin1
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Big Ed's is the real deal of BBQ!!! I'm a BBQ nut and this is a top 3 of all time for me. The rib tips are incredible!

Thank Wanderful2
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday eve and were pleasantly surprised. A wonderful mix of people and ages. The food was delicious and the live band had everyone up, singing and dancing! Don't meet us there, beat us there!

Thank trc19931
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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 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
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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