Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Elk Grove
800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove
July means barbecue-ribs, chicken, baked beans and cornbread. Why
not let Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue restaurant do the work for
Even their Kids Menu offers rib options, including a 1/3 slab
and a boneless rib sandwich. My 6-year-old, a certified rib
connoisseur, declared the baby backs "awesome." The
mini-cheeseburgers were also a big hit.
At $5.95, children's options come with a soda and a choice of
fries or a fruit cup. (My kids devoured the perfectly seasoned and
cooked fries.) For a little extra, try one of the banana-strawberry
Even better than the food at Sweet Baby Ray's is the family
atmosphere. The booths easily accommodated my family of five.
Servers are friendly and helpful and service was timely.
Chef/owner Paul Papadopolous makes the rounds of tables to check
on customers. It quickly became clear that Papadopolous is a family
guy, as he talked to the kids first. In addition to Kids Eat Free
Tuesdays (after 5 p.m. with a paid adult meal) and Sunday brunches,
he plans to revamp the children's menu and find more ways to use
the restaurant and outdoor patio for family-centered events.
Sweet Baby Ray's is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
A separate location in Wood Dale also offers Kids Eat Free
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