Crystal Lake Rib House

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 Open All Hours
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90% of 2030 customers recommended

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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 | 20 hours ago
The Nachos are HUGE-- can easily feed 5-6 people!! Generous :)
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Report | 3 days ago
Very good bbq
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Report | 10 days ago
Food, food and more food! We loved this place!
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Report | 12 days ago
Ribs were great and the red potatoes were awesome. It was a little drive for us but will definitely go back.
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Report | 14 days ago
Great service, awesome food & great portions..Must try ..
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Report | 14 days ago
Red potatoes were 10 times tastier than they looked. Couldn't ask for better baby back ribs. Biggest dessert ever. I will be back.
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Report | 17 days ago
Ain't what it used to be. Stay away from the rib tips.
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Report | 23 days ago
Huge portions, great service and awesome BBQ!
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Report | a month ago
Ribs..... urhh mur gurd..so good
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Report | a month ago
Awesome!! Must come in and try just about anything in the menu It's delicious!!!!!!!
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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 for over seven years 2009 thru 2015 Best of the Fox Award for Barbrque 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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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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