Voted Best Ribs in McHenry County 2017!

540 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake (200 yards West from the old location!)


Crowned the Best BBQ'd Ribs and Best BBQ'd Chicken in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald's readers poll year after year, the Crystal Lake Rib House and Catering Company offers a full authentic BBQ menu featuring slow smoked pulled pork, beef brisket, rib tips and rich smoky baked beans along with daily "All You Can Eat" specials. A fleet of mobile trucks and trailers can provide the best outdoor pig roasts, weddings and social or corporate catering fests, parties or events for 20 –1000 guests.

Home of the World's Largest Bloody Mary Garnish ...

The Mega Bloody Mary!

 Introducing our Mega Bloody Mary* as seen on Fox 32 and WGN's Chicago's Best (video featured below)! Available Sundays from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. 24 hour advance notice to order and make reservation.*   Call  815-477-3600 

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Thank you to all our customers for voting us as the Best BBQ and Best BBQ Ribs again in the NW Herald Best of the Fox and one of the best caterers in 2013 and 2014 and 2017!!!!


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One thing you will know by the time you leave the Crystal Lake Rib House is not only is the menu big, the portions are enormous! This combination of awesome BBQ and huge portions has been what owner/pit master David Faccone has been serving for over 30 years. His artful process of smoking baby back ribs slathering them in his homemade sauce then grilling them to a beautiful molten glow is what this place is all about. Try an order of fried pickles or a heaping pile of Vidalia onion rings and you are on your way to hog heaven. We now have cheese curds and pork shanks....sooooo good!!!

The pulled pork sandwich is the biggest you have ever seen! A huge pile of tender dry rubbed smoked pork on a toasted bun tossed with that tangy sauce is a site to behold. "I like to feed my guests the way I like to eat", explains the owner.

A larger selection of ice-cold beer makes your visit complete. "I don't know if there's anything better than beer and BBQ so I always have draft beer, I keep just above freezing". If not by the food, then by the highly personalized service, you quickly understand this is a great place to be visiting.

Our Commitment To You!!

We are 100% committed to making sure your time with us is memorable, and your meal is nothing short of perfect.  Don't hesitate to ask our staff for anything that will make your time with us better!  We are more than happy to accommodate!


Kids eat FREE every Tuesday and Thursday!

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Jan and former Chicago Bear, Marcus Robinson.  Jan and David with Micah Hyde and John Kuhn of the Green Bay Packers!


Phew!! Who knew my sign out front could cause so much commotion? During the Packers vs. Bears Playoffs for Super Bowl XLV, I put "Packers Fans Pay Double" on the marquee. I got a call from the Daily Herald Newspaper who interviewed me and ran a story with a picture of the marquee. Then, I was interviewed by the Northwest Herald Newspaper.  Then, the Associated Press called for an interview and then ran a story! Too bad our Bears lost! But they had a good run!

The Crystal Lake Rib House is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

815-477-3600  815-477-3788 (fax)

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