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941 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
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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
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American, Comfort Food
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Morgan CTA Green/Pink Line stop
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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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!"
Dined on 2/27/2014
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."
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."
Dined on 2/21/2014
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."
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!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
Enough said. It was awesome as was
the rest of the food."
Dined on 2/10/2014
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."
Dined on 2/6/2014
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."
Dined on 1/25/2014
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."
Dined on 1/19/2014
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."
Dined on 1/18/2014
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."
Dined on 1/17/2014
The food was great; however, the
service was less than stellar."
Dined on 12/31/2013
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."
Dined on 1/11/2014
The pork chop was really good but
the red potatoes were incredible. Corn bread was even better because of honey butter."
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."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Good southern cooking with a New
Orleans flavor....casual with excellent service"
Dined on 12/28/2013
In the middle of Chicago's trendy
food and celebrity chef region is a classic casual BBQ diner. With its roadhouse/north woods decor, Porkchop offers excellent barbecue and smoked meats. Besides the namesake fare, the chicken entrees and vegetarian starters were equally as good. I recommend the elote' and Gumbo as a great accompaniment to your meal choices."
Dined on 12/14/2013
I was looking for someplace around
the United Center to grab a quick bite before a concert. I found Porkchop on OpenTable. Since we were on a schedule, I noted on the reservation that we were going to an 8:00 concert. Traffic was terrible so we called to switch our reservation from 6:00 to 6:30. We were told 'no problem'. When we arrived (about 6:25) and checked-in the girl at the desk said ' oh, your reservation was at 6:00 - you're late'. We explained that we switched the reservation to 6:30 - she replied 'oh' and then brought us to one of about 6 empty tables. Our server was friendly but slow. Our food was very good. Porkchop is a good place to go for comfort food but I'm not sure I'd return."
Dined on 12/13/2013
The food was really good, with big
portions for reasonable prices. However, we had a reservation (through Open Table) that they didn't have in their system. We were still seated but then no one waited on us. Staff walked by and saw us sitting there with no drinks or food and just kept walking. We eventually went to the hostess to ask for a server and she ended up waiting on us herself. She was nice but had lots of other jobs she was doing. We got our food but then had to flag someone down to ask for silverware. I got salt myself from another table and when we flagged another server down to ask for ketchup she looked annoyed that we were bothering her when she wasn't our waitress. But we didn't have a waitress!"
Dined on 12/13/2013
Found this restaurant through Open
Table and everyone loved it. We would certainly go back. It was off the beating path and had great food and atmosphere."
Dined on 12/7/2013
It was a cold night outside when
we visited, but it was warm and friendly inside. We had the chipotle bourbon ribs and the catfish. Both were nice and spicy-sweet. The corn bread was soft and delicious. The gumbo was thick and spicy. Everything was as it should be. Whiskey flights are an interesting idea. we enjoyed it and will go back. Service was friendly and attentive."
Dined on 11/23/2013
My first time here and I was a few
minutes earlier than the buddy I was dining with so I had a chance to soak up the ambiance and smell the food. It turned out they were having a private party upstairs so they sat us DOWNstairs, which was NOT at all the type of environment I wanted to dine in with a business colleague. It was actually embarrassing. I felt a bit cheated. They had my reservation for 3 days they should have called to let me know the situation because it's like the difference between dining in a lively warm upbeat restaurant and a total dive. All that said, the breaded porkchop and potatoes I had were AWESOME! ...just not sure if I would go back and risk having to sit in the dungeon again."
Dined on 11/21/2013
good food.....weak service...no
wine list.......but fun spot"
Dined on 11/17/2013
The BBQ was the best I've had in
Chicago! If you're ordering ribs, get them with the Chipotle sauce -- just the right amount of kick! And the portions were huge, so expect to bring home leftovers! Yum! The only downside is the tables are close together. It's a fun date spot, but don't expect it to be romantic. Your neighbors can hear your every word..."
Dined on 11/15/2013
I did not order bbq'd meat. I
ordered wings.I am a wing snob and these we're really good. I will be going back fir thise alone."
Dined on 10/19/2013
We ate on Saturday night, 10/26 at
8:00. It was not very busy, but I think we were too early, as it appeared to "pick up" as we were leaving at 9:30. Great old fashioneds, and delicious ribs and fried chicken. We will be back."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Had a group of 6 and everyone was
very pleased with their meals. All the tacos were great, as well as the ribs! Service was good, but we were there early before a show at the City Winery. One small note, they were out of a few beer choices."
Dined on 10/21/2013
The experience at pork chop was
OK, I had higher expectations when I went in but was meet with an average meal at a slightly higher than expected price. Not a bad place to eat, but it is more of an upscale bar than a dining experience. I would go back, but with this in mind."
Dined on 10/20/2013
For the most part, very good food,
incredible Bourbon and Whiskey selection. They do however need to re-evaluate their service. They seem understaffed at times and to no fault of the existing staff, service can be improved."
Dined on 10/12/2013
Fried chicken is very good -
crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Chicken and waffles is also really good; two large crispy breasts atop a large waffle. My only suggestion would be regarding the syrup which is a bit too cumen forward. Service was great! Will definitely go back."
Dined on 10/7/2013
The food is good, and the whiskey
selection extensive. It's mostly, but not entirely, barbecue, which is kind of cool because you can get the barbecue if you want it, but you can also get other things if BBQ isn't working for you that day. I had the sliced brisket, and it was very good. This place is very laid back and easy going, which makes it a great option if you want dinner in the warehouse district, but you're not looking for haute cuisine."
Dined on 9/24/2013
Great spot for some BBQ in the
west loop. Excellent whiskey selection."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Good beer list, not great but they
had Turbodog on tap. Grocery store wine list (I know BBQ is for beer, but my wife wanted wine- she found one- that she could have bought at Target). Her Chicken and waffles was really good, but my BBQ back ribs were just ok, nothing great, I expected better. I'm glad I tried the place- but I don't think it merits a return visit."
Dined on 9/19/2013
Sat out side on Randolph to people
watch. Service was very good. Food tasted good and was served promptly. Nice place for a quick bite or to hang out an have a few drinks with friends."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Porkchop has some of the best ribs
in the city. My wife, being 49 weeks pregnant, cannot get enough of these ribs. They are always tender and juicy, falling off the bone, with the perfect amount of smoke. If tangy BBQ is your thing try the Chipotle Boirbon ribs, they have the perfect amount of heat while still letting you taste the smoke. We have also enjoyed the pork chop, the pulled pork tacos, and the smoke as deep fries wings. With their extensive beer list and these great ribs, Porkchop is a must eat if you like BBQ! For those of you that cannot make it into the restaurant, look for their food truck, it is equally as delicious."
Dined on 9/14/2013
I really wanted to love this
place. Walking in, it was LOUD yet nearly empty, despite being Friday night. The music was turned up so high the hostess could barely hear us. She did turn it down but still... The food was mediocre. Being from the South, I know my food and this was lacking. It was uninspired and bland. We started with the hush puppies then the burger and the chicken fried steak. The hush puppies were good but heavy. The burger was a common-tasting burger. Nothing special. The chicken fried steak was very bland - a little salt and pepper probably would have been a great start. The potatoes were (not to be repetitive but) bland. The only good thing were the green beans. The service was the best thing there."
Dined on 9/7/2013
The appetizers were not good at
all, but when we got our entrees, I definitely expected the Ribs to be good from a BBQ place and they certainly were! I would go back again for the ribs. Also it was pouring so we showed up soaked and they took off an appetizer from our bill, which is always appreciated and doesnt go un noticed! Good service is always something that will bring me back!"
Dined on 8/30/2013
This place is a good restaurant to
go to with a large group. We didn't have a problem with getting a reservation for our group of 16 people. The food was pretty good and the ambience was great. If you like bbq and want a casual night out with a large group this place if for you. One word of advice don't get the ribeye--it's a bbq restaurant not a steak place."
Dined on 8/31/2013
The restaurant concept is good --
Southern comfort food. And the decor is nice -- sawmill tools and old barn stuff. But the food -- not so much. The appetizers all had the consistency and taste of dog chew toys. Entrees were a little better -- probably cooked when we ordered them rather than taken off the steam table -- but generally they are heavy on the sweet sauce and the fries. Let this one go."
Dined on 7/30/2013
What a great place! Down the
street from the upscale restaurants, Pork Chop gives casual atmosphere, great Southern food, a great beer seleciton, and the biggest whiskey list I've ever seen! (Don'r ask for a wine list!) There are typical BBQ choices, but also a lot of unexpected treats, like fried pickles, sausage lollipops, mac and cheese, and seafood etoufee. Service was terrific, portions are generous, and prices are reasonable. Somewhere to go back to again!"
Dined on 7/30/2013
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Semi-private large dining table with seating for 30. Separated from the restaurant by our famous wall of saws, offers a full
view of our kitchen. Order a whole pig & watch it come off the smoker! For parties of 70 or larger, the restaurant is available in its entirety for your private party.
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