Crystal Lake Rib House

BBQ Restaurant
540 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 540 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Closed All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Barbecue, American, Burgers, Seafood, International
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Barbecue, American, Burgers, Seafood, International
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
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Report | 7 days ago
The Big Daddy burger was the best burger I have ever had!!!
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Report | 14 days ago
Try the Caramel Apple-tini!
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Report | 20 days ago
Clean,casual atmosphere with great ribs and chicke
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Report | 22 days ago
Delicious BBQ - friendly, professional waitstaff. Quick service!
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Report | 23 days ago
Brisket is unavailable monday thru Friday before 5pm.
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Report | 24 days ago
Beef Brisket sanbwich is advertised as a mile high and it is.
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Report | 25 days ago
Great food
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Report | a month ago
Nice people, good food and good times!
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Report | 2 months ago
Rib tips are awesome!
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Report | 2 months ago
Pleasant staff, quick service, ribs were meaty and the sweet potatoe fries were too enjoyable Try the carrot cake for dessert
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From Our Editors

Inside the kitchens of Crystal Lake Rib House, chef David Faccone takes a methodical, multistep approach to making his baby back ribs: he covers them with dry rub, smokes them, and finally chargrills them before brushing over the final product with housemade barbecue sauce. His work has paid off—his tender baby back slabs earned the restaurant a 2012 Best of the Fox Award for Barbecue from Planit Northwest, as well as praise from Pat Bruno of the Chicago Sun-Times, who called them "a gift from the Gods of barbecue." In addition to ribs, the cooks also chargrill half-pound burgers, topping them with lettuce and tomato or a meaty pile of pulled pork and melted cheddar. The kitchen’s old-fashioned attention to smoked flavor is reflected in the building itself, an old house whose wooden front porch is adorned with wagon wheels. Inside, rustic hardwood floors support tables topped with white-and-red-checkered cloths, where patrons dip their spoons into hearty chili and sip domestic and imported brews.

Crystal Lake Rib House also arranges catering services for office gatherings, family reunions, and pool parties near bubbling barbecue-sauce springs. They have even catered for celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Randy Travis, and Illinois governors, according to staff.

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