The Backyard Steak Pit is located in Gurnee Illinois. As a family owned and operated steakhouse, we pride ourselves on our savory steaks and offer an ... More
Backyard Steak Pit Incorporated
The Backyard Steak Pit is located in Gurnee Illinois. As a family owned and operated steakhouse, we pride ourselves on our savory steaks and offer an abundance of complimentary entrees to make your mouth water. Our restaurant has been recently remodeled to bring you a unique, 4-star dining experience. Our entire bar area was redesigned to make our already friendly atmosphere even more appealing. Enjoy one of our many specialty drinks as the aroma of our grill entices your appetite.
WE LOVE THIS PLACE - THE FOOD IS GREAT (THE STEAKS, THAT IS ...THE SALAD BAR IS NO BIG DEAL - JUST OK - BUT THE STEAKS ARE GREAT!!)- THE WAITSTAFF IS ALWAYS NICE - SOMETIMES WE COME IN AFTER SPENDING THE DAY AT GREAT AMERICA WITH THE KIDS, AND THE STAFF IS ALWAYS NICE - EVEN WHEN THE KIDS ARE SOMEWHAT ROWDY! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT - A GREAT VALUE FOR WHAT YOU GET!
The steak and the service have always been great and this last time I went... just like the first time nearly 10 years ago... the salad bar is lacking. Since I go there for steak and not salad, it is still a very good meal and if the salad bar were better the 5th star would have made it to my rating.
The steaks here are good, but not great. However, its probably one of the better places to have a steak in northern lake county. The problem is that ther is always a line, not enough parking, and for what you get, its too pricey. If I'm going to spend this much money on a steak, I'll make the trip to Wildfire or Mortons in Schaumburg or the Stage Stop in Wilmot.
I have only had one bad experience out of many trips, and it was clearly the fault of the server. I love the prime rib, and it is one of a few handfuls of places that I trust to make my steak the right way. The only way to have a steak, medium rare. They subscribe to the theory of do one thing and do it well. They make steaks and sides are limited, but they do have a salad bar.