The Crystal Lake Rib House 
BBQ & Catering Co.

Watch for the Pop Up Rib House Food Truck!

Home of the Mega Mary and award winning BBQ!  The Rib House is currently in the process of relocating and will announce shortly the new location and grand re-opening!  Thank you for your continued support of the family owned business thru this pandemic.  Please call us with your catering or pig roasts needs at 815-477-3600.  Dine in and take out will resume soon.


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Rib House BBQ & Catering Co. - Home of the Mega Mary & Best Ribs!

Yes, this is the old place!  Stay tuned for update to new venue and our grand-reopening!

With over 40 years of experience we are looking forward to serving you the very best BBQ !  


What our customers write about us


They have daily specials for food and drinks which are great! We recently had them do a large catering order and everything was to perfection!! We appreciate this local restaurant and highly recommend.

Chris B. - Yelp Reviewer 


Thank you for the great pig roast for my daughter's wedding.  So many compliments!  You guys did a great job!

Luann Napoleoni 


Hey Dave, we stopped by to celebrate our 1 year anniversary tonight.  Just wanted to tell you had so many compliments on the delicious food.  We have so many friends from Texas and they all loved the food you catered at our wedding last year.  Just wanted to say thanks again.  

Elizabeth and Casey

Fox River Grove

We celebrated my birthday today with your Mega Mary.  We had so much fun, and the Mega Mary was super tasty.  The service was exceptional with our "bleached blonde" waitress and our whistling photographer.  They'll remember us by "cheese it's".  And your carrot cake was incredible.  Do you share the recipe? I'll tell everyone in California to make sure to stop by and see you.  Thanks again!

Kathy P.


I want to thank your excellent employee Jan for reaching out to us when our DoorDash delivery didn't go as expected.  She called and left a voicemail to let us know that she'll be there for a certain amount of time and offered to be there if we still want to pick up our orders instead.  Her excellent customer service has made my bad experience with DoorDash a better one because she showed sympathy!  Thanks again Jan for your generosity and excellent customer service. 

Jadeyn L.


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