By Gretchen Pahia
Photo courtesy of Big’s American Bar & Grill

The West Valley boasts an array of restaurants, and one of its newest additions is Big’s American Bar & Grill. Located in the P83 shopping, dining, and entertainment center in Peoria, this restaurant is swiftly emerging as a must-visit spot for both locals and visitors.

Whether you’re planning a lunch with friends, dinner with the team, or just want to catch a game solo or with pals, Big’s American Bar & Grill is the ideal place to grab a bite. A word to the wise: come with an appetite, as the portion sizes truly live up to the restaurant’s name.

In an era where everyone is on the hunt for a bargain, Big’s doesn’t disappoint. Their Happy Hour, running from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, offers delectable deals on several appetizers. For just $9, choose from options like fried zucchini, mac & cheese balls, potato skins, and more. Drink specials also abound with $2 off well cocktails and large draft beers, offering a wide selection to quench your thirst.

But the menu doesn’t stop at appetizers. Wing enthusiasts can delight in both bone-in and boneless varieties, with an array of sauces ranging from spicy teriyaki to the unique peanut butter jelly. If a burger is what you’re craving, consider the Fiesta, laden with avocado, bacon, and jalapeno poppers. Alternatively, the Sun Devil Burger might hit the spot with its fried egg and American cheese combination. Sandwich and sushi options abound, as do salads and pasta dishes such as the chicken fettuccine alfredo and Italian sausage penne pasta.

Entrees don’t skimp on size or flavor. Dive into baby back ribs, an 18-ounce ribeye, or the blackened Mahi Mahi. And don’t skip the sides – especially the brussels sprouts, which come with a unique flavor twist that makes them a must-try.

As autumn approaches, Big’s is set to unveil specialty cocktails and shooters starting in September. Fancy a Purple Haze or an Apple Pie drink? They’ve got you covered. Plus, unique shooters like the Cinnamon Toast Crunch will add a zing to your visit.

Big’s American Bar & Grill is located at 16550 N. 83rd Ave., in Peoria. Operating hours vary, but breakfast enthusiasts will be pleased to hear they offer morning treats on weekends. For a deeper dive into their menu and offerings, visit