Crystal Lake Rib House

Reviews: 38

Average: 4.6 out of 5 Stars

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Best barbecue best barbecue ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and chicken. You can either have your beef brisket sliced or pulled, they both have an amazing flavor. Check out their specials and their Sunday brunch along with their mega bloody Mary that's gotten over 10 million hits on Facebook... See More

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I've eaten so many times at this restaurant and have never ever submitted a review. They have an amazing kale salad with grilled chicken, and so many other salads that are truly amazing and delicious. I was asked to give a review and happily said I would. It's really a nice place and nice atmosphere... See More

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Friendly staff, awesome chicken wings! Seriously the best I've ever had. You must try the buttered red potatoes and the homemade baked beans.The owner Dave obviously knows what he's doing, he's been in the business for over 35 years! Don't listen to yelp, they only post negative reviews.... See More

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Best chicken wings, best rib tips, never had a bad meal here food is fresh practically homemade from scratch, Love having a bloody Mary along with their brunch items on Sunday. They've been in town for a long time and our local favorite and apparently used to be in Chicago for over 20 years, the bar... See More

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Was at the Rib House last Sunday for the mega bloody Mary, and it was fabulous! A full slab and a whole chicken as part of the bloody Mary garnish along with donuts, a cheeseburger sausage and so much more. I met the owner Dave who is back in the kitchen prepping who is one of the nicest people I've... See More

2/20/17

Best ribs wings etc by far . Warm friendly atmosphere and service.... See More

2/20/17

Had the best ribs ever and the pulled pork was fabulous. The entire staff was extremely friendly. Can't wait to go back again..... See More

2/20/17

Awesome BBQ every time! Love the buffalo crackers and the bloody Mary's! Great job !... See More

Just went in for a bloody mary. Not many options to choose from. There is the reg size the huge size and the enormous one that you have to call ahead for. I ordered the huge one. It was very good basic bar food hanging off it on a pretty unique skewer set up that makes it easy to take out of the drink and play it. The bloody it's self was very good food was okay. I was really hoping there would be some of there BBQ stuff on there but no luck. I will be returning to try there BBQ food. Only thing I saw I didn't like was there was a 3 dollars charge to share a plate. I saw the plates they serve a large amount of food and I like to split a meal with my wife, kinda upsetting they charge you extra for that but I'll still go back to try there food.

Mark Dettlo gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 star review

Deli Day on Weds. Open Faced Reuben with Skinny Fries is well worth it. Oh. Did I mention happy hour.. Half price domestic draft beer, well drinks and wine. Wait. There is more. Most of their apps are half price. All this 6 to 9 pm.

George Dioguardi gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Really dig this place. Can't go wrong when you're eating here, the food is always satisfying and the service is great. I'm also pretty convinced this might be the best BBQ in Illinois as well, in my opinion. I've lived all over this state and in the Midwest and hands down this has to be the best BBQ joint I've come across.

Steven Menendez gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Pork Sandwich is really good. Lots and lots of meat. Staff really nice. Thanks to Chris at the bar.

Casey Hill gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 star review
Jan Marie gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review
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Michael Spencer Leaf gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Great food, great beer selection and a friendly staff...come hungry and leave happy

Devon Cameron gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review
Lisa Friedman Jarosz gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Food was absolutely amazing, service was outstanding, would HIGHLY recommend!

Rob Rytel gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

The Mega Bloody was Great....Highly recommended...

Sean Mars gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Best Q in the area.. Will be my regular joint. Great Tips..

AJ Watson gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Me and my friend went for the Bloody Mary and it was worth it. The staff was so friendly and made you feel like you were a regular even though it was our first time there. I will definitely take the 45 minute ride to go go back.

Tricia Smith gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Great place for a family dinner. Service is always fast and good.

John Engebretson gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

I had to try this place after watching Chicagos best, And wasn't disappointed. Great food! Honey butter is everything ��

Hambrick Toya gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

I loved the ribs. The sweet potato french fries were crispy and tasty. The chili came with more cheese than you'd need for a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches. Altho the chili was a bit sweet for my taste, it was still delicious. Presentation is not their forte'. But the food was tasty, plentiful and reasonable in price. Servers were friendly and helpful! I'll go back.

Phylis Dunlap-Huerta gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 star review
Jennifer Eggebrecht Vierck gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review
Ken Friedrich gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Stopped in for dinner tonight, service was great and food was delicious!

Kelly Kurek gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review
Jason Kunowski gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Amazing BBQ.!!! Friendly owners and staff. And the MEGA Bloody Mary on Sundays is out of this world..!!!!!

Jerry Weiss gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Such a great place. It was well worth the drive. Super friendly staff and delicious food/drinks.

Colleen Kerrigan gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

The big boy is so good. The ribs even better, chicken looked really good, and the burger was good.

Rebecca Lyn gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Love this place. My husband and I have dined here for years. By far, the best barbeque around. The buttered potatoes are to die for and the ribs fall off the bone.

Jennifer Wentland gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

This time our experience was phenomenal,informed Katie M we were contemplating not coming back but all the reviews were great. So happy we decided to come back, great food & great service.

Marian Rodriguez gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

One of my favorite BBQ places to go! Staff is always so friendly and the food is great!

Chrissy Catalan gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review
Christina Hogan Clark gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

I personally don't understand why everyone leaves such scathing reviews for this place. We used to get the old Rib House back when it was in the other... more

Jessica H. gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 star review
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