The Best Barbecue Restaurants in Rockford

Handpicked Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Rockford, Illinois. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


3303 North Perryville Road, Rockford, IL 61114

Since 1991

Appetizers, Award Winning Ribs, Classic BBQ, Burgers, Homemade Desserts, Salads, Soups, Sandwiches, Sides, Traditional Boneless Wings, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, Texas Beef Brisket, South-Side Rib Tips, Hot Link Sausage, Sweet Water Catfish, Barbecue Chicken, Classic Cheeseburger, Smoked Cheddar, Down Home Banana Pudding & Drink

Also have mouthwatering burgers, garden fresh salads and home style desserts - Buy two meat combo specials $8.99

Price: $5.99 - $25.99

Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Famous Dave's is a great spot to get your BBQ on. The best thing about it ...the sauces! Many to choose from and all equally as good. The service is always outstanding. This is one place I can say I have never had bad service in Rockford. So 5stars to the management on hiring good staff...and always checking in on our table to make sure! If you are in the mood for BBQ, give this spot a try!

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432 W Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL 61102

Since 2010

Rib Dinner, Shoulder Dinner, Tip Dinner, Chicken Dinner, Rib Boat, BBQ Fry, Baked Beans, Greens, Corn Bread, Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti, Polish Baskets, Chicken Sandwiches, Garlic Bun, Chips & Sides

All dinners come with 2 sides - Catering available - Also offer homemade garlic bun & BBQ fry

Price: Under $30

Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tue & Wed Closed Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It was one of the best BBQ joints I have been too! The service is great too, plenty of friendly faces here! Get there early because they run out of food! Had the Showboat, ribs and chicken....all excellent! We will definitely be back!
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6551 East Riverside Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61114

Since 2011

Smoked Turkey, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Italian Sausage, Boneless Chicken, BBQ Sauces, Drinks, Sweet Potato Fries, Homemade French Fries, Potato Salad, Fried Chips, Fried Pickles, Baked Potato, Creamy Cole Slaw, Smoked Mac and Cheese, Smoked Green Beans, Smoked BBQ Beans & Signature Sauce

Catering available - Three meat plate includes pulled pork, 2 ribs, and your choice of chicken, turkey or sausage

Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Awesome BBQ!! Great atmosphere. Everything else was wonderful. They're BBQ sauces are delicious. Staff is very friendly. Service is quick. Over great experience!
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