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Big Jones

4.3
2302 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (27)
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About

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.


Parties of six or more, please call us directly at (773) 275-5725.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Organic
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Hours of operation
Monday–Friday: 11am–10pm ; Saturday: 9am–10pm ; Sunday: 9am–9pm
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Phone number
(773) 275-5725
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Fehribach
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Balmoral
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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.
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Public transit
Clark bus, Damen bus (on Ashland), Berwyn 'L' stop on Red Line
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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Yummy (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

I want to lick the plate. Every time.

I have never left Big Jones without wanting to lick my plate clean of all the rich, elegant, positively musical flavors they concoct. I bring friends and family here so I can try their food, but that can be a problem because then I want to lick their plates, too, after I've eaten everything on them.

In my life of 35 years, I recollect only three times (outside of Big Jones ) that I have wanted to lick the plate. 1- my first Moussaka, 2- a really great Indian lamb curry, and 3- a sublime hazelnut gelato. And yet at Big Jones, I can't even tell you what's good because it will all..each...every dish, make you want to lick the plate. Because it will feel absurd to let go of one teaspoon of chef's transcendent and earthy flavors.

How is the food both rich and yummy and also light and refined? What witchcraft is this?! It's as if no other cook or restaurant has ever truly understood seasoning and cookcraft before. My god, my mouth is watering.

PS The cookbook is as articulate, entertaining, and informative as the food is mind-bogglingly delicious. Beware if you purchase one while dining at Big Jones with guests, because you will probably be tempted to dismiss your guests and enjoy the book for company. Although.. then you get all those entrees for yourself...

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful food! The cornbread was yummy. Our server was fun and offered great dining suggestions. We will gget back and it’s right in our neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

Yummy upscale Southern comfort food. Our first time there for dinner, after a couple of good brunches over the years. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Shrimp and grits exceptional. Gumbo good, as usual. Beignets a treat.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on November 29, 2017

Service was great, food was even better

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vipJill (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on November 29, 2017

Authentic Southern food is jard to find north of the Mason Dixon line and Big Jones has it all. Classic dishes and some creative twists. Great comfortable ambience and friendly service. Will definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on November 27, 2017

The fried chicken was phenomenal but the dessert was lacking. They should stick with the basics, classic southern desserts, such as cobbler or pecan pie.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

Food is not seasoned well. The grits are chalky. Not at all like any southern(NOLA) cooking we’ve ever had.

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vipSusan (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved the unusual menu! We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Server did not know about the menu. Not sure how we got served our soup one at a time—I finished mine then the other came out later—mine was just warm not hot. Also salad came out at the same time. This place doesn’t give you bread. You have to buy it. But the restaurant sets bread plates out don’t understand that if bread is optional. However bread was two small slices cut in half for 5 bucks. Main course catfish and grits was very small like two shrimps. Also drinks were small and expensive, bartender does not know how to make martinis. Above all servers were noisy and doing side work in front of everyone while gossiping. So rude.

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