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Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Darien
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Darien

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Darien Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chuckscafe.com
  • Email: chuckscafe8025@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (331) 431-4000
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Mexican, Cajun
  • Executive Chef: Roman Burnat
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater any event! Chucks has a wide variety catering menu suited for all of your guests! Please call 331-431-4000 ext 7
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a 350 person banquet hall that can be divided into 100 (Dixie Room) person room and the other half will seat 250 (Orleans Room).
  • Private Party Contact: Banquet Office (331) 431-4000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cass Ave & Iroquois Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the front and back of the building with valet available during our peak business times.
A word from Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Darien
A word from Chuck's Southern Comfort's Cafe and Banquets:
Our acclaimed menu and warm atmosphere makes this a favorite among south siders and north siders alike. Accolades for Chuck's have been received from Chicago Magazine, ABC-TV, Hungry Hound, Check Please!, Chicago's Best TV and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to name just a few. Arrive early or after finishing your meal head into the bar area for all the televised sports events or just to relax and have a drink.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a really nice time. Our server was great and very friendly with the kids. I think her name was Ariel. The food was a little slow getting out, but it was very busy that night. Food was very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Heard about Chuck's on diners drive-ins and dives. So glad we went to check it out. It was my first time trying brisket and it was great! The combo portions are large, but it was great having the leftovers!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My first visit to the Darien location. Food was tasty, service excellent. Fun menu; lots of choices. Very nice physical layout. I was surprised to see that there were banquet rooms available. I'm guessing it would be good for school sports banquets."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Food was great. Noise level high due to a very large group meeting in the room we were in. Our seating could have been better."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Good selection of food and a better beer selection, along with some great prices on their beers. Great BBQ, similar to a Famous Dave;s bit a little better. Will definately return but make a reservation. 1 1/2 hour wait for those walking in while we waited for our table, which was ready right when we had mede our reservation for."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Just reading the menu is a treat. Great Cajun food, sea food and barbecue, something for every one and don't forget breakfast."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been to the Darien location twice and have really enjoyed our meals .The menu has so many interesting items to try it is challenging to decide which ones to pick. The BBQ is outstanding. The restaurant was very busy on both visits. Service was friendly and attentive. We will go back again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have eaten at Chuck's twice before and had good experiences. This visit was NOT a good one and will be our LAST! My husband ordered the special that was on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and said it was awful. We had a 20% off coupon for our meal, but the manager said it was only for 1 dinner, not the whole check. He said they couldn't control that the coupon said 20% off, but did not specify it was only for 1 dinner. He said we could come to his computer and see where it said it was for only 1 dinner, but it wasn't anything he could print out to show us...REALLY??? So, you might get a great dinner, you might not. Watch out for coupons...it's their interpretation on the pc in the back room that determines the value of the coupon!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was very good. This was my second time at this location of Chuck's. The waitress was average at best. She brought a wster glass that was leaking & table & menus were soaked. I think this is something she should have noticed!! Slso, was a little scatterbrained."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Fantastic food quality and unbelievable value for the dollar!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Thoug Chuck's is way off the beaten pathfor us, we find ourselves taking the trip out to Darien whenever we crave barbecue. By far, Chuck's has the very best bbq ribs, with your choice of sauce. In fact, anything barbeced is delicious. However, if you aren't in the mood fo bbq, the menu has plenty to offer. Chuck's is also great for homestyle breakfast/brunch."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Went here with a group if friends - everyone enjoyed their meal and had a great time. Great beer selections."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been to the Chucks in Burbank before and the service was GREAT. The waitress we had in Darien was not that attentive. Ordered rib tips as an appetizer and it was all bones no meat. We should have said something but every time we asked the waitress a question she seemed to be annoyed. I had to ask for refills on my ice tea usually a good waitress does not have to be asked. I was disappointed in the Darien Location."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We love this place!! Never have had a bad meal, food is always fantastic. Servers are warm & friendly, always with a smile. We are thrilled that Chuck's Southern BBQ has landed in the Western suburbs. We continue to bring friends/family to the restaurant so they can experience the 'awesomeness" that is Chuck's."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good BBQ now open in Darien. Had the nachos, ribs, pulled pork, and 1/2 chicken. All were good. I've had better nachos elsewhere though even though the waitress said that theirs were a favorite. They were okay. Could have done with less BBQ sauce and more meat on them. Decent beer list. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a great time, my party enjoyed the food, and the waitress help us out to make the evening complete. Will tell all my friends and will return soon."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Nine of us came from a graduation and the food was great. Our table was comfortable and in a good location. The choices of beer were excellent, our server was very good and the food came quickly. We enjoyed the experience. I must also mention that there were adequate Lenten choices, so everyone could eat well and still observe the Lenten season. I personally had the Southern Fried Shrimp Platter and enjoyed it! We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our food was served to us very hot and large portions reasonably priced. Will go back for breakfast again!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food and service was very good. I will recommend this restaurant to others. I have visited the other location in Bubrbank and this one is just as good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The ribs were very good along with the beef brisket and pulled pork. Would go back again. We even met Chuck-what a great guy!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We both had the BBQ Combo. My wife had the ribs and hot links and I had the ribs and brisket. The ribs were very meaty. I like the brisket and the North Carolina BBQ suase. My wife said the hot links were OK na dhad better. I liked the slection of beers. My wife had a Hurricane which she said was OK. The service was verry good. Over all I liked the place because the food was good and you get a lot of food for the money."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have to keep going back to try all the dishes. So far we've tried the gumbo, jambalaya, Po-boy, BBQ, burgers, quesadillas.... The food is delicious! Lively on a Friday evening. Great place to go with families & friends."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Welcome to Darien! Very nice to have Chuck's in our area! Great food, beer, and service."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We went to celebrate St. Patrick's day at Chuck's. NO DOUBT !! this was the best corned beef and cabbage I have ever had. The carrots were HUGE and so tender and sweet. Meal was just wonderful and more then enough. My hubby finished his meal but I had to take mine home and it was super the next day. I tried a tangerine beer which was really good.....like a Blue Moon but more orange flavored. They have a lot of new things to try and events planned......and I love the new location. Never a bad evening at Chuck's. If you haven't been there before I suggest you try the platter with 3 meat selections so you can sample more. The sides are great as well. My tummy is always happy after I eat at Chuck's."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent. The bar had a special on A drink which had sold out, but they subbed a much better equivalent at the same price. Even though busy, service was still quick and friendly."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Had the smoked corned beef dinner-it was great. I'll be back next year!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "went for my moms 79th birthday had a good time waitress was fantastic went above and beyond.they have specials every day of the week food is really good. our waitress Jessica was the best accommodated us with whatever she can do.we picked up a cake from someplace else and Jessica put candles on the cake for us so we could sing happy birthday. Thank you so much my mom had a great time we will be back soon"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food portions are more than adequate. Service was good, though my dish was not hot enough. Brisket was ok - have had better at the hop leaf in Andersonville. Priced well."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent, fun, lively place. Service a bit slow, not very knowledgeable on beers. Never tried to upsell or give recommendations, favorites."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First time here and the service was wonderful and the selection of food choices was amazing. The gumbo was to die for. The BBQ- we had the pulled pork, 1/2 slab of ribs, and beef brisket with mild sauce. All great texture and taste. Can't wait to go back and eat through the menu! Also looks like a great place to watch a game. Perfect for families of ALL ages and very ADA accessible!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday at the Darien location on Saturday. Our waitress was great, the food delicious, and the atmospher lively."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was good.....not fantastic, The service was terrible. We were looking for our server at all aspects of the night. She was unaware that they were out of the beer we ordered until talking to the bartender. They were out of the special and didn't tell us until after we ordered."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Chuck's turned out to be a nice place for a casual dinner. The menu was diverse and the food was good. The beer prices are good but the drink special was too pricey. Overall, we liked it a lot and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went in with a big group of 11 to celebrate my dads bday,waitress seem kinda of annoyed, not very friendly, was not hearng what we were orderng (not toooooo noisey), made us feel like why did SHE get stuck with such a big grp, she could hav used help with the order takng. Been to chucks befor but hav not left feelng lik i was inconviencng someone as we felt friday. She did lighten up later an we still tipped her well. However, i am not sur if i would go back with a big grp again; YES I have recommended chucks in burbank an darien in the past; I will still recommended chucks but will also throw in this experience as well."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went for Fat Tuesday because we had a taste for New Orleans-style food, though we did not do the special Mardi Gras buffet, which was $39.95 per person and included a Zydeco band (maybe next year). The gumbos were great as was the jambalaya. My wife had the creole and etouffee combination and said it was also very good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My girlfriends sword fish was great but my filet mignon was only fair. Meat was alittle tough and the sauce was not good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was our second time at this restaurant. Service is excellent food outstanding,the best barbecue in the northwest suburbs"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This wasn't my first time at Chuck's, so I guess you could say Im biased. First time I went there, it was out of this world food, great staff, and awesome atmosphere; and it's been the same every visit! You know you've found a real gem when the place has such a great consistency like Chuck's! I recommend the North Carolina BBQ sauce on any of their meats."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have eaten at the resyurant in Burbank several times. This one is as good. I had the ribs for the first time and they were very good and meaty. My wife enjoyed the Pulled Pork dinner. Our son had the Sampler Plate. I have had the Stuffed Pork Chop before and it was very good. I did meet several friends as we were leaving and they enjoyed the coming to the bar area. I will recommend the resturant to others."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were there on a Saturday night and it was not what we expected. It's more of a very loud sports bar, rather than a casual restaurant. The food was just OK and while the server came around, the service was nothing above fair. There are other BBQ restaurants in the local area where the food and atmosphere are simply just better."
    Dined on 2/22/2014