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About Us

Who We Are A place to wine, a place to dine


Welcome to the Backyard Steak Pit in Gurnee, Illinois. When you first walk in the door and smell the open grill, you know right away you are in for a special dining experience. Since 1985 our family-owned restaurant has been committed to fine-dining in a comfortable setting.

All of our steaks are cooked over an authentic charcoal briquette grill, searing in the natural juices. We offer a wide selection of Black Angus-aged steaks, cut fresh-to-order Prime Rib, along with a diverse selection of chicken, pork and fresh seafood entrées.

More than 35 years we remain a favorite steakhouse where our guests unwind while enjoying a delicious dinner or drinks surrounded by a casual and inviting atmosphere.

Please explore our website. Get to know us. We know you’re hungry. Follow the sizzle!

Call today, 847-356-5200

Plan your next event with us 

Banquets and Party Room Special banquet menu for groups of 20 or more

Each guest may choose one of the six entrées and will be charged the per-person price for that entrée.

18% gratuity and 9% tax will be added to the final bill.

Private rooms are available.

For more info or to book an event, call 847-356-5200