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Big Papa's Barbecue

5811 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, IL 61114
+1 815-904-6612
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
20 May 2017
“Glad To See They Reopned”
29 Mar 2017
“Casual setting and good food”
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
5811 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, IL 61114
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is one of the best BBQ places in the Midwest, This is southern style BBQ and it is very good, They have a good menu with daily specials. This place is small but they do have carry out.

Thank Rich R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great selection off BBQ meals of course and you choice of sauce from mild to hot. Service was good but we did wait a little too long for our meal.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had the ribs. Not really impressed with them . The sauce was bland. And the ribs were tough. The cole slaw was good.

Thank wgs1492
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Big Papa's is as close to southern food as there is in Northern Illinois. Unfortunately, they are no longer there.

Thank jgjg730
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I can't believe I've not been here before today. Whenever I'd drove by the place I wouldn't see many cars so I made the false assumption that it was just an average BBQ place. After reading so many positive trip advisor reviews I figured we...More

1  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 8 January 2016

BBQ is really good, place has always been clean when we go there.. friendly staff, fair prices. For good BBQ in Machesney Park area its worth the stop.

Thank Robert7667
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This place has old fashion southern BBQ, My wife not a fan of BBQ but took her here for lunch and she loved it, good menu sections even have kids menu. They also serve a few adult beverages.

Thank Rich R
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I love Big Papa's! This place has the best BBQ I have ever had in my life. It has ruined me for enjoying any other BBQ. It is truly a destination restaurant, and you are anywhere near this place and you have the ability to...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Excellent food. The BBQ fries are amazing! Great atmosphere. Awesome service. We will eat here often!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The BBG here is as good as any I have ever had!!! Southern try BBG , been here for breakfast also on Sunday and it was great , I have also had carry out here, the ribs are great, slso try the brisket salad best...More

1  Thank Rich R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5811 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, IL 61114
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-904-6612
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