Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chuckscafe.com/
  • Phone: (708) 229-8700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Regional Mexican, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Charles Pine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Barbeque, Mexican and Cajun are our specialties with packages available. Everything is homemade. Delivery avaiable. Onsite parties (where everything is grilled or smoked , with our large capacity smoking trailer, at your location). Corporate events. Visit our website for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Party room available for up to 45 people with dedicated bar. Party packages available or individual menu ordering. Semi-private area within our lounge is also available for parties of up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 708-229-8700x
  • Entertainment: Huge Mardi Gras Party, Cinco de Mayo and Cajun Fest parties. Bar special promotions nights. Daily menu specials with gourmet Mexican and Cajun foods. Check out our Facebook page for all events & promotions.
  • Special Events: We always have specials/special events for holidays, check out our Facebook page and website for all details. Www.ChucksCafe.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 79th and Natchez
  • Public Transit: Pace bus stops in right in front of restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large paved lot on site. Plenty of parking. Valet parking available on Friday and Saturday nights.
A word from Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank
Our acclaimed menu and warm atmosphere makes this a favorite among southsiders and northsiders alike. Accolades for Chuck's have been received from Chicago Magazine, ABC-TV, Hungry Hound, Check Please!, Chicago's Best TV, Windy City Live and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to name just a few. Arrive early or after finishing your meal head into the Voodoo Lounge for all the televised sports events or or just to relax and have a drink.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (27)kid-friendly (24)great for lunch (23)fit for foodies (16)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (12)special occasion (9)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Peacefirst
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The food and friendliness are the best whether its Mardi Gras or Sunday lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed the Cajun Meatloaf
    redman
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The seafood gumbo was good. I like the warm bread on the table. The music was a little to loud.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat it.
    Whaven
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    If you love BBQ, Chuck's is great. Ribs are meaty, not greasy. You can go as Cajun (or not) as you like. Food plentiful. Excellent staff. Smaller dining area off to side great for private parties or larger group. Love the Mac and cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PJ
    pjones
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was good. I expected the ribs to be a little more flavorful, and I didn't like the pink color of the meat, but overall it was a nice dinner. I noticed some of the other tables received hot dinner rolls, and we didn't.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Happy Customer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I made reservations on a Saturday night and when we got there we were seated right away everyone was friendly our waitress really did a good job since it was our first time she made us comfortable and helped us with our order as far suggestions. I will definitely be back very very soon!! 😊
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Clara
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went for breakfast. Excellent. Will be going back next Saturday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    thefinediner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My family and I had a wonderful time. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MCLDine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was good. There was no delay with the drinks and they were great. Waiter was very attentive and polite, very informative as well. We will definitely be going there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food
    Loulou
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I took our niece to dinner. She has severe dairy allergies that can make dining out difficult at times. Our server remembered her from a previous dinner and made sure her dinner was prepared perfectly-burger with grilled onions and plain baked potato-not a hint of dairy! My super Ceasar salad was excellent, and my husband said the same of his bacon cheeseburger. It was a busy night, season opener for the Hawks, but our table was ready, service friendly, and we never felt rushed. Once again, Chucks is a winner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No luck on the food
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have not had good experiences with the food at Chuck's. The other diners thought the food was good. My Mexican pot roast was too salty. When the server asked and I told him I could not enjoy it the food was removed from the bill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    FoodHeffer
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I went here for a small (12 people) birthday gathering on a Tuesday night. I made a reservation and they put us in the party room by ourselves which was really nice. Our waitress was nice and did her job well. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous food, great service
    dinnerdate
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We came to Chuck.s for my husband.s birthday with the family. There was something for everyone, and everyone enjoyed their food.jumbalaya, shrimp etouffe, burgers, fish tacos, ribs, all were terrific. good wines and a tremendous bottled beer list and many craft beers on tap to choose from. You can.t go wrong if you go to Chuck.s!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the food and the service was fantastic as always. every time our family gets together we always choose chucks. you can't miss here for breakfast or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bbq and more
    southsuburbandiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As usual no dissapointments here everything was great,the brisket was tender and smoked just right the southern fried shrimp were lightly battered and had just a hint of heat,sides were great as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Natalie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The menu was varied, the waitress knowledgable, the food was wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • curley
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    always great food at a reasonable price....the food is always hot...sandwiches are delicious and the "sides" are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Time
    Cookie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We love going to Chuck's in Burbank. Had such a fantastic time celebrating my son's birthday. Food was excellent and Gary our server was absolutely the best. Can't wait to go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Katie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food at Chuck's is good, but the last few times I have gone with a group larger than four the food takes longer to come out. If you oh only have a party of 4 or less.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat Chuck's Brunswick Stew
    Nubly
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have had Brunswick stew all over Georgia and other points south but NEVER had any as good as Chuck's! Thank you for another delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 308 reviews are from the Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank reviews archive.
  • Great BBQ
    Mike
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food, service and portion sizes. My only complaint is that the outside tables are too small. Other than that, one of our favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Lunch
    Yummmm
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Checked out the reviews for this place and we weren't disappointed. Service was great and the food was great. Definitely come back when in Chicago again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Biscuits and Gravy!
    CBer2301VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Love Chuck's breakfast. It is always delish...The service is great. LOVE THE FOOD!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place to eat
    BubbaMac
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We made reservations for 7:00 and the table was ready right on time. They have a tremendous beer selection and our server was very helpful in selecting the proper drink to go with our dinner. The menu is very diverse and everything we ordered was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creamy, Dreamy, Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    What a wonderful meal! Everything freshly prepared, hot and tasty. I recommend the Mac & Cheese and the ribs were fall off the bone. The brisket was tender and juicy. Soup was homemade and seasoned perfectly. Would highly recommend. The new location has a lot more seating and is nicely decorated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    First time at this restaurant and the food was really good and reasonably priced. Have been looking for a great brisket sandwich since I been to Texas and this by far was the best one I had. I would recommend this bbq place to anyone else.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    ccccVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I especially love having breakfast/brunch at Chuck's which was what we had on our last visit. I often treat myself to the cafe del olla! This was my first time ordering off of the kids menu for my son. The portion was so large that I had plenty for myself or to take home! Pain perdu is always a consistent favorite as is the huevos a la frontera, when I want something hearty and savory! They are group friendly, kid friendly and always have friendly service. I only wish it were closer to city sometimes, but it's worth the drive every time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our table was ready when we arrived early. Wait staff was friendly. Food was good everyone in our party of 7 had a different breakfast item. My only dislike was the ham they served. The best way to describe it was deli lunchmeat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Neighborhood Gem!
    MCamVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our waitress Meredith was fantastic, we live in the neighborhood always passed it by but never stopped in as we thought this was more of a bar type of place eatery but glad we did! Food was fantastic, big portions of food too! My kids really enjoyed the kids meal plus a bonus ice cream that comes with the meal! We will definately be back again! thanks again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food for a great price.
    hungryman
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food is amazing! Priced just right for a great date nite.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ
    Francine
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great BBQ. Been there at least 3 times now, breakfast, lunch and dinner.....All was great
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This BBQ place rocks!
    Debk
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great beer selection! BBQ is fresh and amazing. The menu is full of unique and delighful offerings. I have never been disappointed at Chucks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting selections
    JanineVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I ate in the bar and the menus was great, I wanted to try everything. The bartender was nice enough to order a few things in appetizer sizes so that we could taste many items. The drink & beer menus was even interesting. I like bourbon, but it's a little powerful for a regular drink, so I tasted a bourbon beer, it was fantastic!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Servers
    amelia
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our server seemed worn out. It seemed like we waiting for everything. Waited for waitress to take drink order. Waited for her to come back and finish taking our meal order. (Took a partial order and walked away to take care of something) Waited for her to see that we needed refills...again. Waited for her to bring napkins. Waited for her to bring the check. I understand that nothing is done instantly, but she was nowhere to be found while we were waiting for all these things and it took an unreasonable amount of time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chuck's is a Keeper
    Diner88
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Chuck's is a great neighborhood spot with a divine scent drawing a person in. They do not disappoint! The hot links were delicious, the bbq ribs exquisite, and the white sangria had just the right balance of sweetness and tang. Our server was prompt and efficient, and even steered me in the right direction with my side dishes. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bullseye
    Bullseye
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Chuck's is always right on target with everything , food , drinks , music , specials we've been there several times NEVER a bad time , would gladly give a big shout out to all .If you haven't been to Chucks !! Your missing TRULY Awesome time .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chucks never disappoints
    FantasticFood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food. No need to say more. Chucks food is fantastic and the service is great. You often see Chuck talking with customers in the restaurant and bar. Highly recommend checking this out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The service and food were excellent! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • over cooked.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Ordered 2 Filets medium rare. Both were served well done.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ-Cajun-Mexican
    ChefG
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A different holy trinity in the cuisine world--doesn't get any better than Chuck's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    MOEDEE
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I've always enjoyed Chuck's. I have signed up for their newsletter and love that he publishes the upcoming specials. I'll try to make plans when I see something that's different and/or I want to try. Their service seems to be getting better with each trip we make.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.