Big Bowl-Lincolnshire

4.5
2230 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Using the freshest and highest quality ingredients and starting from scratch are the only ways to authentically prepare Asian cuisine. At Big Bowl, we make our own curries and roast our own chilies and spices, which are ground daily to prepare a variety of our signature dishes. Our menu features Chinese favorites like Kung Pao Chicken, Prime Beef & Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Pineapple Shrimp and Slow Roasted Barbecue Pork Fried Rice, along with Thai specialties like Panang Curry Chicken, Vegetable & Tofu Pad Thai and Red Hot Pepper Chicken Noodles. Whether its sweet or spicy, rice or noodles, Chinese or Thai that you are craving, our menu has it all.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMRSN5
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening. Outdoor seating -lovely, spacious! Our server was fabulous! Friendly, attentive- added to our fun evening!

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vipDebbie
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Love the potstickers

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vipHinky
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was tasty. I felt safe. The restaurant is being very careful.

MB
vipMaryB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Service!! Food was delicious! Good to see restaurants bouncing back!

TJ
TJboy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Wait staff was noat very good. Had to ask multiple times for certain items.

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PaulK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu, many favorites missing

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vipskinurse
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice to eat outside with friends. Waiter could not have been better. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside, very pleasant

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TomK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good variety on the menu and all of our meals were delicious. Have already recommended!!

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EllenR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the table spacing and the plexiglass around the booths—made me feel comfortable to go out for the first time in a long time. The food is consistently delicious and the servers are knowledgeable and attentive.

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Sammie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. They were practicing safe

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LovetoEatAlwaysAtBigBowl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and quality food! Love the place! Have been dining for years in Big Bowl.

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vipVW123
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Thank you !

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TerrryF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Don't like the new format, even though it is Covid19 friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always... was thankful that restaurant was much less busy( given the pandemic) so could relax with my friend and have a heart to heart chat.

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aarunrules
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Few items are taken off from the menu and I guess that’s due to Pandemic. Overall, This is a good restaurant to dine in and it’s in nice location.

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KimY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we await the return to "Normal", this was still Stellar!! Yummy food, Great Service and a fair price!! This is a favorite for Special Occasions for our Family and they Did NOT disappoint! Bravo Big Bowl!! Well Done!!

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Leon76
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful to be back, it was even better than I remember. We got the cashew chicken, chicken pad tai and the egg rolls. All amazing.

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Harriet
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Ordered Mongolian Beef, it was terrible. Sitting in a plateful gravy. Never saw it served drenched in gravy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food tasted good but my hot and sour soup was not hot spice or temperature wise. The calamari was not very crispy and was a little chewy, which is sad because I think big bowl makes the best calamari around. The dumplings and sesame noodles were awesome.

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Morrison
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to try something new. And I truly can say I enjoyed his place. Very friendly staff and great food

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Italiano28
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and amazing food. The meal was not rushed and it was the perfect date night. Wonderful experience.

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vipTweety
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time in a restaurant in 8 months. We always feel we can count out Big Bowl to do a great job. We were nervous to go out but your staff did a wonderful job and we felt comfortable and safe. Thank You

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Ecarrillo
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything came out speedy, but not too speedy, and also very hot! Wonderful meal and done very safely!

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vipLindaL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was very good. It was our server that concerned us. She wasn't very attentive and we received more attention from the other servers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and flavorful. Service was super-fast and friendly. Great experience.

MB
vipMelissaB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good experience but received three stars because of the surprise on my bill about 5% Covid surcharge. Not to mention, all the prices have gone up. $7 for their Big Bowl house draft beer is too much.

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vipHinky
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is always tasty and well-prepared. They are being very careful to carry out Covid 19 protocols.

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KathyS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a holiday gift card to use before April. Decided to go during the week. It was very good. Quiet since it was a Tuesday and 5:00. Waitress was excellent. Very attentive to what we would enjoy. Food was excellent. I had a ginger ale with mango. Delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks any service.

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DaveK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think the seating was still too close together having just opened up after a pandemic. Also, for all the bluster of having to wear masks and take temperatures to get into the restaurant, they certainly weren't telling people they needed to wear them once they were inside. Instructions were simple, if not eating or drinking, wear your masks. Plenty of people were not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been going to Big bowl regularly for many many many years. I have many dietary restrictions due to medical conditions and they are always super accommodating. However we went this weekend and due to covid they have limited their menu. I explained to the waiter that I had multiple dietary restrictions and he spoke with the manager and told me that they could accommodate and custom make me something that I could eat. After I ordered the waiter came back and said that his manager said that they could no longer accommodate me because they were too busy. Obviously I was upset and the manager came over and barely apologized and very nonchalantly claimed that his staff was too busy to make my food. We left immediately and I will never go back to that big bowl. I felt completely unimportant and disrespected.

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vipChrisS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is the first restaurant that felt safe and distanced. The food was pretty good. The sangria was fabulous but ran out of blue cheese olives for martini. Our server was warm and very nice and accommodated us.

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vipVicki
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Big Bowl to be a very safe environment to dine in! Booths were divided by plexiglass and wait staff stood 6 ft away from the table. Food was served hot, vegetables were crisp and chicken was very tender! All in all it was a great experience for one of our first time back restaurants!

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MarciaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Every staff/wait person was polite, inviting, and cheerful - any questions or requests were attended promptly. I had a delightful exchange with the supervisor/manager, also.
Consistently tasty food in a warm environment with great
personnel. I always return.

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vipDrswayd
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very poor service. The waitress hardly interacted with us.

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SauparnaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was great with appropriate social distancing measures. The service was excellent. The food was generally great, except for the Mongolian beef, which I felt was a bit too salty.

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vipdalek
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant! We enjoyed the booths and felt safe with the table distancing. The food was very good as usual.

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vipWilliamZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe and confortable even during the pandemic. Staff was always careful and masked. Food was delicious.

FAQs

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Big Bowl-Lincolnshire also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 808-8880.

Big Bowl-Lincolnshire is rated 4.5 stars by 2230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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