Porkchop
Porkchop

Porkchop

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://chicagoporkchop.com/
  • Phone: 3127339333
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm to Midnight Friday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sangamon
  • Public Transit: Morgan CTA Green/Pink Line stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Porkchop
PORKCHOP crafts a nostalgic experience for a knowledgeable audience that can truly appreciate the goods. The backbone of this new venture is simple: take the iconic ‘neighborhood bar’ and everyday items and repurposingthem into a unique dining experience. By catering to the industry that supports Chicago’s restaurant scene, PORKCHOP creates a safe haven for chefs and diners alike to kick back; fill their bellies, their glasses and have a good time… every time.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Porkchop reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)late-night find (12)neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (8)great for lunch (8)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (7)special occasion (6)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Average experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was expecting a little bit more from Porkchop. We had the hush puppies and macaroni and cheese for appetizers. The macaroni and cheese was bland overall and disappointing. The main courses were much better as we enjoyed the fried porkchop. The sauces were very good. Drinks were ok, service was spotty.
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  • Just didn't do it for me
    Andy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I assumed, given the locale of the restaurant and the fact that they were opening up new locations across the city that this place would be top notch. Everything was OK and that's it. We were one of only 3 or 4 groups dining there on Sunday at noon. Nearby establishments had lines out the door. Not terrible but I would not recommend to a friend.
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  • My first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The waitress was really nice. I tired the pull pork sandwich. The sweet potatoe fries were great!!!! Different types of drink special we're a great new experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were excited about eating here because everything on the menu sounded so good. The service and setting were great, but unfortunately, the flavors didn't live up to our expectations. The elotes and hushpuppies were okay but nothing exceptional. The fried chicken was good, but the potatoes and green beans that it came with weren't great. The pulled pork had much more bread than pork, but the flavor of the pork was good. The food in general could have used a bit more seasoning. The drinks were just okay. The descriptions had us hopeful, but you couldn't taste any of the ingredients in the drink. Overall, the food wasn't bad enough to send back, but we wouldn't dine here again.
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  • Standard BBQ Place
    chif00dscene
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a standard bbq place. Would be great somewhere like Lincoln Park, but in the middle of the meat packing district and being surrounded by foodie havens, it was a bit disappointing by comparison. You just expect a great dining experience being on Randolph these days and this was pretty average.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Damn Sandwich
    TheWindyCityVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Mouthful. Get it and you will not be disappointed. If you don't like it, it's on me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food
    mrsbaldwin
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Chelsea was our waitress she was wonderful and funny. The food was delicious. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Barbeque
    Domer84VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We started off on the wrong foot by dining at Porkchop during the Taste of Randolph. The restaurant was not running as smoothly as I suspect it does during normal operations. It took over twenty minutes to get the first round of drinks, and second round took almost as long. The food was very long in coming, and the quality poor. The barbeque chicken was overcooked and dry. The wedge salad-- at at cost of $10!-- was not as billed, with six scant pieces of bacon on the brownish lettuce and two or three crumbles of bleu cheese. The waiter was overworked and inattentive. I would not even make the effort to give this place a second chance. It does not deserve to sit on Chicago's "restaurant row."
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food and dirty bathrooms
    Westlooper
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It was a really busy Friday night, they were dealing with multiple large groups. We were seated quickly, our sever didn't acknowledge us for five minutes. We got splinters from the table. We placed our drink and food order all at once, it took over ten minutes to receive our drinks. The food arrived right after, it was so amazing! Our server never checked on our meals or offered us another beverage. We had to ask for silverware which took a few minutes to get, it was still wet from being washed. The bathrooms were overflowing with trash and obvious accidents. It was disgusting, hopefully the employees have their own bathroom. Maybe that's why she didn't offer us a second drink. Food was the most delicious BBQ in this part of the city.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Food
    Mediocre
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was mediocre because it was bland. The portion size was large for the price. The chicken fried porkchop is huge and thick, but didn't taste like anything. The best thing there is the cornbread. It's sweet and yummy.
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  • Strictly BBQ
    alma
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Stick to BBQ items. Stick to BBQ items. Stick to BBQ items. Stick to BBQ items. Stick to BBQ items. Stick to BBQ items. Stick to BBQ items and fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were very satisfied with our experience here at Porkchop. I decided to take my boyfriend here for his birthday and he was very pleased. The service was quick and friendly. We were a little late for our reservation but had no trouble being seated right away. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. We will be back for seconds!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 238 reviews are from the Porkchop reviews archive.
  • A good lunch outing!
    Kimmy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I came to Porkchop with 2 coworkers for lunch. The food was very good, sausage lollipop are Great, ribs very tender and worth returning for. The mac & cheese needs work and the fish tacos were tasty! Overall the food was great but the service is a bit slow! They need to step it up a bit especially during lunch time!
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dive in Wrong Neoghborhood
    Cheers1114
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The cooks are lazy as not everything is prepared when order. For example the French fries were barely warm, also I ordered the fried green tomato BLT. Sounds good right? Well, the green tomatoes were not fried when order as they were also barely warm. The bacon was cooked to order which made the sandwich reasonable for consumption. The wait staff, Chelsea, was mediocre at best. We asked to switch tables when being seated and she said sure but she left us to grab the menus to bring to the next table. I ordered sweet potato fries with my sandwich; when the food comes I had regular fries and sweet potato. She didn't bother to point out the sandwich came with fries.
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  • friday nite
    BIGSSiderVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    good menu small portions good time been there before but it missing something
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    svaughn
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I recommended Porkchop to a visiting friend who loves whiskey. All of my previous times were stellar, so I was very disappointed in the service this time around. There was only one waitress on duty, but no hostess and no bartender. Luckily, it was practically empty but she still took forever to brings us our drinks and take our order. We saw her looking up how to make our cocktails, and when she finally did figure it out, she brought two of the same beverage. Neither was the one I ordered. She apologized for the slip-ups, saying she'd been "thrown to the wolves" but my question is why was she even in that position in the first place? I never saw a manager or anyone who looked like upper level staff. As I said, very disappointing.
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    Late-Night Find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Porkchop -- great choice
    Gumbo
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    My son chose this restaurant. I thought it was a place for just BBQ however they had a variety of different food choices and beer choices too! great casual dining place !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Ribs
    Marty
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Best ribs that I can remember and I really enjoy ribs!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing BBQ!
    Kate
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food is amazing! Everything was really good and the service was great!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were pleased overall with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We were pleased overall with food and decor. They have high chairs but no kids menu. We had to "self-serve" our own small plates after apps arrived, I asked waitress for small plates when they should have automatically brought them to the table prior to food arriving. We waited on waitress so long that our pulled pork tacos became cold. This was my mother's 71st birthday and she had to get our plates so we could eat. They kept trying to give me my son's food when i asked the server to bring it with the meal. Serivce not good at all but I would go back to try other items on the menu and be prepare for subpar/bad service...If service was MUCH BETTER, it would have been a great experience...please train wait staff
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All About the Ambiance
    vw88
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    It is hard to have a bad time when some of your all time favorite songs are playing, the beer list holds several of your favorite obscure beers, and the server is quick and friendly! The food was absolutely excellent as well. Two in our group had the hamburgers, one had the mouthful pulled pork sandwich, and I had the smoked chicken with house sauce which was magnificent! I was picking at the bones at the very end! We had the maple bacon doughnuts as well - but while they were wonderful they were a bit rich for our taste. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    BluesBassMan
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food was well prepared, fresh and hot. Wait staff was courteous and friendly. Tight space but I didn't feel closed in. Would recommend Pork Chop to anyone who may be seeking a change from the typical BBQ restaurants located in the city. Prices were great for the amount of food I got
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eggo Burger
    jamoranVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    When I ordered a Hippie - the veggie burger - I did not expect a frozen Morningstar patty, available at Jewel for about 89 cents. To me it's like going out for breakfast and getting served an Eggo waffle. My corner dive bar serves a homemade veggie burger. For shame.
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  • Deep Fried Ribs- where else?
    KixsombutVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Ribs were tender, with a smokey flavorful dry rub. It has just enough kick, to keep you going back for more. Also the deep fried ribs appetizer was super yummy, served with horse radish potatoes and bacon that makes me want to order a second round.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    LizM
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food was cold, they were out of every beer on tap I inquired about. Also, the hostess stuck us at a communal table with a large group of 14 that turned into 18 at the end of the night. We were very snug and uncomfortable.
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  • pork chop was a pleasant surprise.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    pork chop was a pleasant surprise. we had a variety of items and everything was good. loved the dessert portion size. this is worth going back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Not Impressed
    cw1984
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The decor is nice, somewhat trendy and cozy. I was sitting off to the side of the restaurant where there were three 2-person tables towards the back. My chair was pushed in, but there is clearly not enough room for people to get around since the area is to small, the waitress (rather rudely) kept telling me to scoot in, but there was nowhere for me to go! The food was decent, I had the pulled pork tacos. I found the meat to be really bland with no taste, needed salt, and the taco shell completely disintegrated and I had to eat them with a fork. The best thing about the restaurant was the atmosphere and the beer list, but that's not enough for me to go back. The service was pretty rude and the food didn't compensate, better luck elsewhere.
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    neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great BBQ
    DavidD
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Second time dining. We had an early reservation and had a tight dining window to catch a Bulls game. Our waitress got our orders in quickly and was patient in guiding us through drinks. Porkchop offer several different bourbon flights and our server was knowledgeable about all of them. One person in our party has several food allergies and gave the server a card listing them. She took it back to the kitchen and was able to tell our friend what to avoid. The ribs still had some chew and weren't over boiled. The sauces were each distinctive, the main ingredient (vinegar or chipotle) wasn't overpowering. Save room for the warm maple bacon donuts.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • porkchop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was a great find for us! We're from Michigan and wanted to find a nice restaurant. Everything was amazing! You are fed well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midnight Find in Chicago
    QDaneen
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    On my recent trip to Chicago, we wanted a place for late night dinner and drinks. After searching OpenTable for a open restaurant and table, we took a cab to the restaurant and enjoyed dinner and drinks. It was rather quiet for a Valentine's Friday night but our server was great and the food was great eventhough we had arrived just before the kitchen closed. It was easy to get to by cab and easy to catch a cab back to our hotel. I would highly recommend this place to friends and visit next I return to Chicago.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh doughnut covered in bacon bit
    PlanetBob
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Enough said. It was awesome as was the rest of the food.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't return...
    ChicagoFoodie
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    The first issue with this place is the parking. They don't have valet during lunch hours which means we spent approximately 20 minutes driving around looking for a place to park. The food we had was incredibly mediocre. The chowder was bland, the pulled pork sandwich didn't taste very "barbeque-y", it had a sweetness to it that I just wasn't really liking. The bread pudding dessert was a bit rubbery. The service was decent, the ambiance was nice, but if I'm going back to a restaurant it's the food that needs to be on point, and this food was just...so-so.
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  • Food was great
    peanutmandm
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food was excellent, but they seemed short staffed. We ordered two beers, took over 10 minutes to get them despite being next to the bar and maybe two people sitting at the bar? I don't blame our server, it seems as though she was spread thin and management was at fault. Appetizer and soup/salad come to the table at the same time, seemed a little cluttered and timing was off.
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  • Not the greatest brunch spot
    Anonymous
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Came with a group of 4 on a Sunday around noon. We'd heard good things about Porkchop, and we had high hopes for their brunch. When we got there, most of the tables were open, and the TVs were blaring the Hawks game. The food ranged from okay to not so great - very oily roasted potatoes, weirdly-deconstructed chilaquiles, and general blandness. They were also out of a couple of menu items and several draft beers. Overall, disappointing; can't say I'd go back for brunch. Their atmosphere seems better suited to dinner or just drinks.
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    good for groups, late-night find
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  • Good food
    cincigirl
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had a large group and the restaurant accomodated separate checks. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. Several of us ordered the chicken and waffles...delicious! My father and father-inlaw raved about the chicken fried chop. The prices were very reasonable as well. The only negative was that the place is not very big so everytime the door opened you felt the cold air. I ate with my coat on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern flavor in the West Loop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Porkchop is a hidden gem in the West Loop. It is on the restaurant rich Randolph Street, but stands alone in bringing a little southern flavor to the mix. Other than Wishbone, with it's Louisiana-- inspired menu, which is also good, I think that Porkchop brings out the other flavors and favorites of the south in it's BBQ, catfish and cornbread offerings. Also be sure to have the mushrooms and sauted spinach. Both are delicious and a nice side to the traditional fare.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Fun
    JBDoubyaVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great relaxing place to sip bourbon with friends and enjoy some good BBQ. Never thought bacon would be good with glazed donuts, but they proved me wrong.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The pork chop was really good
    CmgeVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The pork chop was really good but the red potatoes were incredible. Corn bread was even better because of honey butter.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ
    LoMc
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was great; however, the service was less than stellar.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Middle of the Road
    HPFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I really wanted to like the food, but sorry, I've had better...the etouffee was not true etouffee....it was deconstructed etouffee...not what I was looking for at all. Having southern roots, my family knows southern cooking, bbq, southern coastal, whatever you want to call it. We went to celebrate my friend's birthday and unfortunately, we left unsatisfied. Pleasant, but very slow service. Liked the decor a lot...especially the wall of saws...but there isn't enough to bring me back.
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