5347 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.bigjoneschicago.com/
- Phone: 7732755725x
- Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday: 11am–10pm ; Saturday: 9am–10pm ; Sunday: 9am–9pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Organic, American, Southern
- Executive Chef: Paul Fehribach
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Cross Street: Balmoral
- Public Transit: Clark bus, Damen bus (on Ashland), Berwyn 'L' stop on Red Line
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: We don't have valet or private parking. We recommend street parking on Clark St. or side streets. Please do not park in the Calo lot across the street, or behind Big Jones.
There is ample bike parking in Andersonville.
A word from Big Jones
Big Jones invites you to enjoy gracious Southern Hospitality for brunch, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. Named a "Best New Restaurant" by Chicago Magazine, and rated 3 stars by Phil Vettel at the Chicago Tribune. We offer freshly home-made dishes featuring locally grown, organic, and pastured farm produce, and sustainable seafood.Continued
Parties of six or more, please call us directly at (773) 275-5725.
Parties of six or more, please call us directly at (773) 275-5725.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
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Big Jones reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since July 3, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (116)fit for foodies (96)great for brunch (92)special occasion (36)good for groups (35)great for lunch (28)great for outdoor dining (27)romantic (22)hot spot (17)kid-friendly (15)notable wine list (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)Show More
- Top NotchHappyDayzVIPDined on 10/26/2014One of our fav restaurant to have brunch almost every Sunday. From the friendly host, great server and attentive busser to the delicious foods on the menu. Egg New Orleans is one of our Fav dish. Don't skipped the complimentary Beignets it's served fresh and warm.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Rude HostsdininginNOVIPDined on 10/25/2014The bartender and server were great, but the hosts were horrendous. Because of their rude behavior towards my group, I would never go here again. It's unfortunate that a restaurant would have people like this at the front, makes for a bad first impression and leaves a bad taste in your mouth on the way out. Basically, the hosts neglected to seat my party, although we had a reservation, and proceeded to seat all other patrons. When I asked why he didn't seat us, he said, "Your table was ready, you can sit at it." Not sure why my party was treated differently, but unfortuantely I will not recommend this restaurant to others because of this.
- tasty Southern foodArcadiaTerraceDined on 10/25/2014A more sophisticated version of Southern comfort food. I'll be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- malvinDined on 10/19/2014I had the New Orleans eggs benedictand it was quite good. They brought free beignets. Thumbs up!Special Features:
- They do brunch right!WD72VIPDined on 10/19/2014The coffee was delicious, the bloody's had bite, but the food (brunch) at Big Jones is really something to write about. Although we had to wait longer than expected to be seated (after the time of our reservation), the food--once it arrived--was truly sumptuous and absolutely delicious. Big Jones does brunch right!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very Good Southern American FoodLovesGoodFoodVIPDined on 10/15/2014Two friends were visiting from London and I wanted them to taste Southern cooking, without me doing the work. They thoroughly enjoyed the fried chicken cooked in leaf lard and said it was the best chicken they had ever eaten. Each also raved about the falafel and gumbo yaya. GREAT JOB BIG JONES. Now on to my meal. The duck tamales were overcooked so the masa was hard and I had to use a knife to cut through it. My catfish on the other hand was not cooked enough so the light breading (much appreciated than heavy breading) was not tan, but still beige so was a little gummy. All three of us agreed that the collard greens had so much vinegar that you couldn't taste the vegetable, only vinegar bitterness.Special Features:
- Wonderfully Unique Brunch SpotSaraDined on 10/12/2014We loved the menu…it's really unlike any other brunch joint in Chicago! Such good food and richly complex tastes. This northerner loved a bit of southern food love!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- KPLNeighborVIPDined on 10/11/2014Big Jones was a big hit. It was a blend of gentteel Southern charm and sensibility (all the good stuff the south has to offer) - turned into something fresh, contemporary, and satisfying on all sorts of levels ... the place is easy on the eye, wows you with the food and service... Next time I'm in Chicago I will make a point of returning. Beste of all it isn't the least bit pretentious.Special Features:
- Yum!DinerDined on 10/11/2014Brunch for six. We were seated just after the last of us arrived, and the service was execllent: prompt, friendly, attentive without being instrusive -- right on the mark. My friends all LOVED their food (Posole, Eugene's Breakfast, Spoon Bread, among others). I enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits but wasn't knocked out by it -- will try something else another time, but will definitely come back for another time! Lovely atmosphere here. I'd happily sit with coffee and dessert for a good long time. Thanks, Big Jones!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good energyOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/5/2014Make a reservation for Sunday brunch, then enjoy really good food, decent vegetarian choices as well as Louisiana inspired dishes. I had the blue crab eggs benedict on popovers, decadent! Of course the beignets are to die for!Special Features:
- Southern cookingHard2WantVIPDined on 10/4/2014A friend was in town from Brazil and had never tried southern cooking (so we had to eat it all). The beignets, popovers, cornbread, and grits were all new taste experiences and she loved it. Big Jones has always been great eats and especially when the fall / winter weather drive those warm comfort food cravings.Special Features:
- Cajun Fare in the Windy CityBranson4Dined on 10/4/2014Worth the drive if you are in the city for 4/5 days, otherwise skip the drive from downtown. The Debris gravy was very tasty & the fried Boudin Cakes. The complimentary beingets were great, skip the Sally Lund bread or you'll need a to go box. Also, the Eggs New Orleans were quite good as well as the grits. I would've liked to browse the surrounding shops, but no time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bad Night for AllMitchEdgeDined on 9/29/2014The server was complacent and knew no details about the menu or the wine list. My food - a cauliflower and pasta dish - arrived lukewarm with clumps of pasta. A friend's shrimp and grits looked like an appetizer portion and was surprisingly flavorless. I will not return and likely neither will he.
- Ross CatoOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/28/2014Went here for my birthday and had a great time. Server was very kind and made the experience betterSpecial Features:
- A rare comfort food findOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/28/2014Big Jones is a nice comfort/cajun resturant. Try the fried chicken and green tomatoes. Excellent. I could not believe the butter beans and turnip greens. Very original southern style. You will not be dissatified with menu options. Ohh try the Finch micro brew.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- I Really Wanted to Like it...ChedPDined on 9/28/2014First things first, let me say that the food here is pretty good and straightforward. The Boucherie tasting was the most exciting thing we had. Chicken was good but not 2nd best in the city as Thrillist claims. My biggest issue here is the service. Came on a Sunday afternoon, only two other tables occupied in the restaurant. Server took over 15 minutes to approach and take our drink order, which by that time we already knew what we wanted to eat. We ordered the Boucherie platter, and the pickle tasting as a side. Server failed to let us know that the same pickles were included on the platter already!!! So for another $9, we had pickle galore. Seriously? $130 for 3 ppl should warrant better service than this.
- GDogGdogDined on 9/28/2014Went for Brunch with a party of four. All 4 entrees were mediocre at best. Would not go again and would not recommend.
- DelishOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/28/2014The food is so good and I loved the giant coffee mugs and sugar cubes. The server was a bit abrupt (slamming down glasses and plates) but it could be because they were busy.Special Features:
- Average-tasting and over-pricedRyanVIPDined on 9/25/2014I've been here at least half a dozen times. I really enjoyed the fried chicken boarding house lunch the first time I visited, but each time I've gone back, I've enjoyed my meals less. For example, my sunny-side up eggs with the Cajun breakfast had clear raw egg white on top. That was the only memorable part of the meal. Still, I keep giving Big Jones chances. After Thursday, I will no longer. My food (burger, Sally Lunn, and gumbo) was okay. I had a sample of bourbon through the passport program. When I used my A La Card (giving me $10 off if I order at $25 of food), I was told that to use it, I would be charged $5 for the "free" bourbon. I was on my way to a show, so I couldn't question it. Frustrating, since the food wasn't great.
- A Delicious TreasureDinerDined on 9/24/2014We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Big Jones. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious.Special Features:
- Impressive!OvidPDXDined on 9/22/2014Great southern flavors. The service was very attentive. I will definitely return.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 9/21/2014We went there for brunch. Cocktails were great; Eggs New Orleans was amazing! The hash browns on the side were ok. I wish I had tried the grits on the side in place of them.Special Features:
- Great food - not so great serviceMeiggVIPDined on 9/20/2014We were really looking forward to trying Big Jones - hoping to try the fried chicken - apparently not available at brunch. The cocktails were very good, and so was my omelette and the gumbo my husband ordered. The problem was the service. The server was very rushed, and it seemed like we were annoying him when we wanted a second round of drinks, etc. When the meal arrived, we were told that the biscuits (which he told my husband to order instead of the cornbread) would be another 15 minutes. I actually finished my omelette before my husband got the biscuits. My husband had 3 bites of gumbo left when they arrived. When we were given our check the waiter did say he took them off the bill.Special Features:
- DisappointedLuv2eatoutVIPDined on 9/17/2014One of my friends had gone with a group of 14 and raved about it. I went with him and was looking for this fab meal. Maybe too much hype? We and the "famous" fried chicken. Good, but not the best I've had. The sides that came with it were so-so. We ordered the Pea Falafel (nothing special), Andouille Sausage (not authentic), Pimento Cheese (pretty good) and the Sally Lunn Bread (the only thing I would highly recommend). I guess all I would say was I'm glad I went, but would not make the trip to go back and my friend, who originally raved, agreed. Maybe the experience of going with a big group gave a different impression.Special Features:
- Big Jones is great Southern fareShelbyLDined on 9/16/2014Big Jones was delicious! I'm from Charleston, SC, and Big Jones' southern cuisine did not disappoint. We had the fried green tomatoes to start (light and flakey!), I had a shrimp burger for my meal, and the chocolate chess pie for dessert. All very tasty. The only minor detail I would point out is the appetizer came out at the same time as the meal. I definitely recommend Big Jones! I'll be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Southern Brunch UpdatedHobbitDined on 9/14/2014Wonderful and inventive brunch with twists on the classics such as eggs benedict on popovers instead of English muffins and with béarnaise sauce instead of hollandaise. Delicious boudin, grits, and charcuterie also. Minor issue was the juice - smallest serving ever of grapefruit juice - less than 4 oz served in a wine glass and served warm for some reason. Overall, though, nice brunch with attentive service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Gluten Free Super FriendlyGFwasmundDined on 9/14/2014Tons of wonderful, exciting, thoughtful, abd delicious GF options. Brunch is fun again! New loyal bruncher.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- FantasticJennyGDined on 9/13/2014Fantastic food, great service, pretty dining room. It's a keeper for sure.Special Features:
- We love this restaurant.JoyousDined on 9/13/2014Always excellent! Our guest ordered the fried chicken which we have never ordered, well because it is chicken. I will now come back for the chicken. It was the best I have ever tasted. We also highly recommend the Duck Tamales. And I always return for the Fried Green Tomatoes.Special Features:
- A bit below its potentialbigjons2Dined on 9/11/2014This is my second visit to Big Jones. I was a bit disappointed on the quality of the food on this visit. My previous visit had been great, but this time the food was not up to par. I found most of my dishes to be very salty, and just not nearly as good as on my other visit. The service was exceptional, and all other aspects of my dining experience were good. The bourbon/whiskey selection is outstanding; this alone makes Big Jones worth a visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another excellent brunchFoodmavenDined on 9/7/2014We had a reservation which was honored at the time, 12:30 pm, and were seated at a quite table in the back which was perfect for conversation. Cocktails were good, but were served in 8 oz glasses? Food arrived and we devoured immediately. Everything was tasty and hot.Special Features:
- Upscale Comfort FoodEmilyDined on 9/6/2014Dinner with friends was excellent. Menu has a lot of variety without being overwhelming. We enjoyed all the foods we ordered. Bar has extensive bourbon selection.Special Features:
- Avoid the BarOpenTable Diner Since 2000VIPDined on 9/6/2014Bartender was incredibly inattentive - it took nearly 15 minutes to get a drink after sitting down at the bar. The bartender seemed more interested in conversing with friends than waiting on patrons
- Big Jonesin' for Big Jones!PhilSheldonDined on 9/5/2014With our party of four, it was easy to park and easy to book (via Opentable) for his small gem of a find in Andersonville! I loved the off-the-menu stuffed cabbage, made with a mild rice/sausage blend and served with a spicy tomato sauce that was a bit too spicy for two of us, so we focussed on the excellent, and BIG, cabbage rolls themselves: hearty dinner! The serving of hot cornbread was wonderful! Get the baked-on-demand dessert!!! Big Jones does excellent catfish with collard and grits. Their beer offerings is very good, but the wine list is superb. For a small place, Big Jones packs a lot of food expertice into their space; I can see why our daughter loves it; yes, we'll be back to work our way down their menu!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always great!JacquelineDined on 9/2/2014My date and I sat on the patio and shared a few dishes: Fried Greed Tomatoes, Gumbo, Pork Shoulder Sammy, Pimento Cheese, Macaroon, and Chocolate Pie... All wonderful. We also had a bottle of Verdejo that was delish! Our server, Kat, was super sweet and friendly too! It was a fab dinner! Yum. Thanks Big Jones! :DSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointedCaroljeanDined on 9/1/2014My poached eggs were runny. The boudin sausages were rather tasteless and hard. The potatoes were decent. The wait staff was efficient and very nice and the decor is lovely, but the food is the most important thing. It was disappointing. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing?
- Another Andersonville GemydimouDined on 8/31/2014Just took a shot in the dark on a Saturday night and reserved a place for brunch Sunday morning. All of us were more than pleasantly surprised by the delicious meals, the amazing complementary beignets, and the great service fromt he staff. Will definitely go back.Special Features:
- Four-Star RestaurantDebGVIPDined on 8/29/2014This was our first time at Big Jones and everything from the decor to the staff to the service to the food was wonderful. Each of the appetizer (highly recommend the Boucherie Board - it's large), our entrees (my husband had the pheasant special & it was great) and the desserts were delicious! We'll be coming back and we would also like to come for brunch which is supposed to be great!Special Features:
- What a burgerthewolfDined on 8/26/2014Burgers and fries are the specialty for lunch. Our burgers arrived as ordered, one well done, medium and rare, with chef's special sauce(not Big Mac style). The accompanying outrageous fries came with their own house-made ranch dressing.Special Features:
- Great food! Excellent service!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/24/2014The food at Big Jones was truly delightful. My friend had the crab cake benedict and I had the shrimp and grits. Both dishes were wonderfully seasoned and well prepared. The Sally Lund bread was delicious, although I wish it had been served warm rather than room temperature. Our waitress was delightful and provided excellent service. The only downside of our visit was that the air conditioner was broken. We were informed when we arrived. It was toasty!Special Features: