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Tom Weber
· February 4, 2018
This was our second time eating at the Crystal Lake Rib House and the food was excellent and plenty of it! I had the full rack and my wife had the combo meal with chicken, brisket, sausage and ribs My... wife and I just finished our leftovers for dinner at home tonight, Even the side dishes were good. The best baked beans and red potatoes I have had in a long time. I highly recommend the Crystal Lake Rib House. See More
Teresa Eick
· February 18, 2018
Bloody Mary was phenomenal, service terrible. We had reservations and waited 35 minutes for water and then had to ask! (The place wasn’t even half full) Waited another 25 minutes before we got our d...rink—-and you have to make reservations 24 hours in advance to wait that long. No one is at the hostess station and we saw lots of people wondering what to do. Food was good but we wouldn’t expect to wait over an hour when we had reservations. We only stayed because of the Bloody Mary. It was not exactly as advertised either, but still awesome. See More
Anna Treviso Sieczko
· January 14, 2018
I love this place, the ribs are delicious, the chili is to die for and the honey butter is heaven. The kids portions are generous. I Didn't like the boneless wings/aka crackers.. But that was due to ...my personal tastes.. Looking forward to trying everything on the menu. See More
Kristen Schmid Hilliard
· January 28, 2018
The food was amazing and there was so much of it. I ordered a regular Bloody Mary, which was really good, but if you are the 'home of the Mega Mary', you would think that they could put something in ...a regular Bloody Mary other than a lime slice. Pickle, cheese stick, celery, sausage stick? See More
Allan Welch
· February 17, 2018
Blew us off on a two week reservation. Did everything they told us to and still, just one day before, they say “sorry, we’re overbooked as it is. Nothing we can do for you” “why not bring your party o...f 11, 3 hours later than your reservation” Really!!!! Many of the eleven we’re coming from hours away! This place is mismanaged, and inconsiderate, especially considering the owner, David Faccone himself said “I agree we made a mistake, but there is nothing I can do.” Just terrible!!! He was rude also saying “ we have people who come here from California “ Like that was supposed to have any bearing on my situation! Other than we are clearly less important than whoever he bumped us for! What a jerk! See More
Kristin Lindberg Mahr
· July 30, 2017
I'm only giving one star because I have to. We made reservations for the Mega Bloody Mary's in advance as required and at no point did anyone tell us that the price went from $39.95 to $59.95. The web...site and all searches shows the price as $39.95. So it was a surprise to see our bill. We brought it up to our waiter and he did tell us the price went up. He went in the back to speak to the owners wife but she refused to do anything. She pretty much said that's the price so to bad. Well if that's the price then maybe you need to change your website and every where else you advertise. We ordered 6 of these and we are all calling our banks and disputing the charges due to her false advertising and just plain being rude and not caring about her customers. We will never go there again and I will make sure to tell everyone I know not to go there! See More
Diane Poppenga
· February 17, 2018
This place is the worst. I booked a birthday party here two weeks in advance and was told I would receive a follow up call the day before. Well... They lost my reservation. I had to call them back thr...ee times to get someone to simply blow me off and ignore the importance of the event. Total BS. Don't give these people your money. They don't give a shit. See More
Phylis Dunlap-Huerta
· July 11, 2017
I loved the ribs. The sweet potato french fries were crispy and tasty. The chili came with more cheese than you'd need for a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches. Altho the chili was a bit sweet f...or my taste, it was still delicious. Presentation is not their forte'. But the food was tasty, plentiful and reasonable in price. Servers were friendly and helpful! I'll go back. See More
Michael Butler
· August 2, 2017
Good beer menu and good service

Really didn't care for barbecue sauces and it's a BBQ restaurant sooooo... if you like more of a Carolina style sauce more vinegar style this is place for you. ...

Only two types of sauce on table a sweet and a hot disappointing for a rib house

Disappointing rolls not made hot n fresh honey butter good

Had pulled pork it was huge portion

Rib tips were very good my wife had those

Cup chili good sweet with a little heat

Sides- Beans good and coleslaw tasted like came from a restaurant vendor not fresh made

Overall good not my style of BBQ but there are a lot of variations in this area

Still might come back for ribs and second chance they were good
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Eric Bronke
· February 18, 2018
Had a great time today. We pre ordered 2 mega Mary’s for 7 people. Had a blast. What a great presentation. People where friendly and helpful. Get the mega Mary!!! They were amazing!!!
Tricia Smith
· July 16, 2017
Me and my friend went for the Bloody Mary and it was worth it. The staff was so friendly and made you feel like you were a regular even though it was our first time there. I will definitely take the 4...5 minute ride to go go back. See More
Christy Campbell Wetzel
· July 18, 2017
We come here all the time and love the food. Tonight we were extremely disappointed. Our service was good however I received a dirty martini glass. Our salt shaker was beyond nasty. When I asked for a... clean one I was told she had checked and they were all nasty. So sad to see this at a place we love to frequent. I asked to see the owner however Dave wasn't in but his wife was. When I asked to see her she told the hostess to let me know she was too busy to see me. At the end of the meal I asked once again to see Jan but I was informed yet again that she said she was too busy to speak to me. I'm appalled and after all these years of coming to the Rib House I probably will not return or recommend this place to anyone. Beyond sad and disappointed. � See More
Barry Wolfinsohn
· January 2, 2018
Awesome ribs and chicken as always - and don’t miss the carrot cake!! Keep up the great work CLRH !
Mandm Losh
· June 11, 2017
TERRIBLE! Ordered some pull pork for a party and when I went to pick it up, they did not honor the $40
"Plant It Save" coupon. When I ordered the food, I mentioned the coupon and they said I would ...be able to use it for carry out. No where on the coupon does it say for you have to eat in the restaurant. The Good Old Bait and switch. I ended up leaving with no pork, went to Costco and brought excellent BBQ pulled pork for half the price. Will never eat at this establishment. See More
Sharon Martinoff
· February 6, 2018
My husband and I had a great meal and great time here. Can't wait to stop by again.
Michael T Vanderwyst
· February 7, 2018
Awesome food and plenty of it. You can't leave this place and still be hungry. We have become regulars here.
Ryan Henderson
· February 10, 2018
It's 385 miles from my house, and can't see diving that far for a bloody Mary.... even tho it looks amazing! Actually thinking about making this a vacation!
Sandra Lynn
· August 7, 2017
This place falsely advertises!!! You will not get a mega Mary for $39.99 it will cost you 59.99. Disputing credit card!! It will all be free!! Better Business Bureau needs to know about this as well!!!!
Dan Anderson
· June 14, 2017
By far the worst dinner I have ever had!! The ribs were so dry it was like eating leather, The baked beans were straight out of a can! The coleslaw was not homemade. The chicken was under cooked! and ...you people call what you do good?? I have never been so disappointed in my life!! I got home and had to run to the bathroom to get sick!! If you know what's good for you,,,,, Do not eat here!! See More
Randy Jaeger
· February 23, 2017
I was expecting a great tasting BBQ but for me wasn't anything special. I started with a cup of chili that was different and rather tasty at first. But a cup was enough it was sort of sweet tasting. T...hen I had the pull pork sandwich which was just OK. Plenty of pork but the taste just wasn't there. The side of beans were good. My wife ordered the beef brisket sandwich and she didn't like it because of the spicing. I tried it and agreed with her. The fries were good. The BBQ sauce was just OK. I used a Groupon for the meal but I doubt that I'll ever go back. See More
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The Best Bloody Mary in McHenry county is the Crystal Lake Rib House’s Mega Mary. So good and so great it has been featured on Fox News, CLTV and WGN’s Chicago’s Best. Revered by Bloody Mary afficianados as the Greatest Bloody Mary ever.

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