Welcome to Boonie Mac Shack

Who is Boonie Mac Shack?!

Family owned good old backyard BBQ restaurant. Tender ribs and tips topped with Grandaddy's Sweet BBQ sauce will have you licking your fingers. Come get Mrs. D's homemade desserts here at the Shack like Banana pudding, Caramel, Chocolate, & Lemon Cakes.

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Boonie Mac Shack loves customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

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Tyshay B.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Service was good & food was good. I Would go back again . The ribs was cooked right falling off the bone just how I like them .


Lorenzo B.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Good was great! Fried chicken out of this world!!!

Cake was fluffy and light!

Rib tips were excellent.


Camille A.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Food is delicious. Owners are very nice. Easy in and out. Will go again for sure. Very happy with this place.


Michele B.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Well well well

Was visiting Waukegan/North Chicago and of course I have to ride through and stop by an old classmates establishment

So my daughter insists on "Soul Food" whenever we go to another state

So this was right up her alley

It's early and we call in our order...All side items

Arrived and order was ready (hot)

We ordered collard greens, yams and Mac n cheese

The collard greens were tender and seasoned well

The Mac n cheese was exactly made how she likes (she's hard to please with the Mac n cheese)

Yams were definitely a hit (soft and sweet)

Picked up our order from Boonie Mac himself.. (time has been good to him...still looks the same as High School)

My overall experience was good

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Kelly S.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I love this friendly neighborhood rib place! The staff has always been friendly towards me. My family loves the bbq sauce. Super delicious.


Randi K.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

From my Hubby's personal experience and his story goes a lil something like this, hit it!

Upon landing at O'Hare in Chicago, I placed my to-go order. A fish wich, beef link and fried wing dinner with chicken dressing, Mac n cheese, greens and sweet potatoes (yams). The pics look good but you better believe that Boonie and Charles put their foot in those sides and such!

Psst! Don't let the Fall weather deter you from getting that summer summer time lemonade. Boonie's version will quench that thirst!. Their good ole lemonade was perfectly tart and sweet (Hubby was drinking that hours after he got his order so I know he liked it like Mikey liked Life cereal!

Overall, this family-owned restaurant was well worth the trip so let's support each other and eat good food.

Stay safe. Stay blessed. Eat well. Let's support Boonies's.

Congratulations! With blessings success and patronage! Patrick Davis

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Elora H.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Food is very good. The catfish is fried to perfection. The sides could be improved. The French fries are ok.0, baked beans salty and green beans just ok. Maybe offer onion rings or coleslaw?


Angela T.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The food was really good, I mean some of the best ribs I've had since I've been in the lake county area. Chicago is my birth place and Leon's was the best rib place back in the day, but tasting Bonnie Mac Shack rib tips took me back. I will be ordering again and again. My only complaint was I asked for extra sauce and didn't get it, but it won't stop me from coming back. My husband went to school with the owner and we always want to support black businesses. People don't miss out the best ribs and tips out here!!!!!!!


Derashe Q.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Boone mac shack is a def Hit!

All the food is A+. Catfish is my go to..

The desserts are delicious!!


Lisa C.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Food was so good! Looking for a place to stop on a Sunday afternoon. Had the special rib tips and catfish dinner and the rib dinner. The tips and ribs were great! Love the sauce. The catfish was just right. I understand now why there was a steady crowd on Sunday, well worth the short wait. I would definitely go back!


Mel B.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Outstanding. Great food. Excellent friendly service. This was my first experience coming here and what impressed me the most was the very friendly, inviting welcome from the lady behind the order counter. There's other local non chain BBQ places nearby but none of them are as friendly as this place. My experience with the others is usually service with an attitude with zero regard for the customer. Boonie Mac Shack does it right! Great service with great food. That's the formula for repeat customers. They got me hooked. I'll be back.

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Haley a.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Super friendly staff and the rib tips are so good! Wanted to try a new spot out and so we came here for dinner. Will be back!


Lavell W.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great food and Service. Always pleasant. Great Lemonade!! Catfish and Shrimp!!! Everyone in my family has a different favorite. My children love the chicken tenders. Also the portions are plentiful.!!!


Theresa L.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great food and great atmosphere. First time visit, specifically for the rib tips that were tender with mouth watering sauce! My family loved the catfish and the polish sausage. Great food, menu and prices!!


Eb G.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great experience, customer service is always great, my food is always fresh I give this place a 2 thumbs up, no complaints, the catfish is phenomenal, the sloppy tip bowl is one of my favorites, the rib tips are soo tender. If you want hot fresh food come here!


Allyson S.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nice little restaurant next to the Zion subway. All of the staff is very friendly and very welcoming. We walked in, ordered, waited 15ish minutes for the food, and took it to go! All of the food was really good, I ordered the 2pc catfish filet dinner which came with two pieces of white bread, a little container of hot sauce, a load of fries, and baked beans. I also got to try the rib tips and the Mac & cheese, which were both great tasting!! The Menu is on the smaller side so if you are not a meat fan, there are not a lot of options. Though, a great restaurant for any BBQ lover! I would (and will) recommend this restaurant to others!


Alaina S.  - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

First time coming here. Very good flavor in everything I tried. The peach lemonade has very good flavor. A family member got the rib tips with chicken wings. They reported that it was good but it would have been better if the chicken was a little crispier. The Mac and cheese was warm and creamy. The large is enough to fill an average adult. I had the beef hot link as my meal. They say that the beef link is hotter than the pork link, I normally do not like spicy foods so I was a little scared to try it. In the picture you can see it comes on two pieces of white bread. The beef hot link was awkward to eat but it was delicious. We heard from reviews to try the butter Carmel cake so of course we had to. I normally do not like cake (because of the weird texture) so I wouldn't be the person to trust on this, but I thought it was okay. If you enjoy sweets and cake I would definitely recommend trying it. Not too busy in there, we waited for about 15-20 minutes after ordering and I would say that it is was good wait time for the amount of food we got. You can see them make everything fresh in the back behind the counter. We will for sure be coming back to try other things on the menu!

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