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

3/25/17

Just got home from Crystal Lake Ribhouse. Food was good, but service was TERRIBLE! We actually started playing a game between the three of us to see how long it would take the waitress to come back to the table. 21 minutes after our dinner was served she showed up only to ask if we wanted another... 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

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

The food is always great and one of the best BBQ restaurants around town! The owners have been in business for over 35 years and know what they are doing! Come in and see for yourself! Let's face it, most people don't take time to write positive reviews, and there are a lot of fake reviews out there is this business. In addition to their regular menu, they have a daily menu that has sliced brisket, kale & Mixed green salad, ultimate pork nachos and so much more.

David F gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Great portion sizes. Excellent food. Very fair prices. A local gem indeed.

Chris Sosnowski gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

You get in, you get seated almost immediately, and you have a waiter coming your way within a minute. I've never had any bad experiences with the service, and the food is amazing. Great barbecue for all your tastes buds need. Not going to lie, I do miss the cozy and local feel of their previous building, but the new one provides more seating, and 2 private rooms for buffets and etc. Overall, the place is fantastic.

Young Moist gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 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

Of course :-) and I love my real customers too ! Thanks for voting us best ribs again!

Janice Faccone gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review
Pam Mueller gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review
Mark Wirth Sr gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 star review
Georgia Ilin gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 star review

Food was awesome had pulled pork sandwich piled high yummy

Barbara Walters Drabek gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Best BBQ, place large portion enough to eat there and to take home. Awesome & friendly service. Love the Hot Sauce.

Patty Esquivel gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review
Tim Christopherson gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

Great food and friendly staff! All of the food is excellent, but my favorites are the red potatoes and the BBQ chicken!

Courtney Amanda gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

FANTASTIC service!! The giant bloody mary was the bomb! Great food and great bang for the buck!

Julie Krejci gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

We were there yesterday for the Mega Bloody Mary's....AWESOME! The food was great and the service was extremely superb! Family took the train out to enjoy also..Going back soon! It was alot of fun seeing everyone's faces when they came out.

DeAnn Beausang gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 5 star review

We had lunch at Crystal Lake Rib House and were very pleased with the good quality food, luv barbeque, and the service was warm and friendly.

Patricia A. Kinnare-Musachio gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 star review
Barbara Baluszynski Weiss gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 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

Been here a few times and have always left satisfied and full. Generous portions, great flavor, good service. I had a rib/chicken combo this time. A full... more

Doug M. gave Crystal Lake Rib House a 4 star review
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