Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank

4.7
969 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
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. 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 hand-crafted cocktail or one of over 120 craft beers selections.
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KirkV
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good visit…will return

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s 31st birthday and he’s never been to your restaurant. We always have a mother and son outing every month and decided to eat some where different.

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vipPookie
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday lunch was awesome! Our waitress was incredible!!

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vipRobertaS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Currently no grits on the breakfast menu. Closed Mondays. Great meal and creative cocktails.

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vipEstherA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were celebrating my Husband’s birthday and decided on Chuck’s for lunch. We were the first customers there at 11:00am when they opened yet all our entrees were cold when they were served. The flavor was mediocre at best for the price. I felt as we were being served lukewarm leftovers. It was a disappointment and I wouldn’t recommend it.

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Jazzy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Customer service good food great owner came out thanked everyone for coming in very personable waiter very helpful with food selections enjoyed all great family restaurant

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MarC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chucks is always great. Food is good. Nachos are always the highlight. Order them every time.

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JoyZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary- we had a wonderful time out for a nice southern meal on a Friday night! My husband had the Gumbo and I had the poblano soup with jalapeño muffins and catfish dinner. The sautéed grilled veggies were good too. Additionally, our server was very pleasant and attentive. This is a nice gem of a neighborhood restaurant and we will definitely be back!

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LASH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite the prices, which are a bit overpriced, 11.99 for a good chicken sandwich Plus sides which are extra, the food is above average!

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LatoyaH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was ok. My husband wants to come back for his birthday.

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vipweezer
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ribs, pulled pork and pork schnitzel special. Loved the pumpkin, mushroom, and chicken soups, pretzel nuggets, wings too. Brucheta only thing not so great. And Annie was our fabulous server, great job esp handling the different orders, drinks and final numerous bills. Thanks to Maggie and the host staff for their help making this happen. We'll be back!

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RussellT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Picked the high table seat, which put us in the lounge with the bar. Nice. Next time I'll pick the dining room, specially I'f you are on a date. Good food, blueberry margarita was awesome!

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ElizabethM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & drinks are always consistent. The service is great.

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ARNOLDJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful and abundant food. Each dish is its own combo of flavors and distinct from others. Best smoked chicken dinner ever is a must try.

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vipNicoleA
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ordered drinks, bbq nachos, cheese curds (they were out), a pulled pork sandwich, and the wing dinner. Everything was delicious!

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Cajunlover
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the blackened catfish and my friends had the salmon, and the pick two meats bbq and everyone loved their food with no complaints. Rhonda was a wonderfully attentive server!!

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michaelp
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rib tips really good mac and chesse amazing drink was ok

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best he had real conversation with us.... the food was great as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally. A vegetarian entree done Chuck style!

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luvgreatfood
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, great food and service with reasonable prices

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Rowone
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for many years. The current location and the previous location

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CAllen
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy the outside patio. Service is just as good as indoor seating.

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AlexisW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

The food was great .Service was great . We were seated outside and our table seemed to be the only table that were being aggravated with bees constantly. To the point in the middle of eating we actually had to get up to avoid swatting at the bees. We didn't want to risk being stung. These bees were aggressive and sitting still to avoid aggravating them didn't work. It ruined the experience because we weren't comfortable trying to continue to eat for fear that the bees would return. We would've stayed longer and had a few more drinks and desert but getting up every 3 minutes ruined my appetite. I understand we are approaching fall and we were outside but there needs to be something done about insects swarming the tables. I love that Chucks has outdoor seating because it makes me feel safer to dine during the pandemic but the bees were scary. I will try again and next time I hope the bees won't interfere with enjoying lunch.

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pointyskull
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time there. Food was excellent,a d the tap selection solid.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I enjoyed my meal.

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JasmineC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipRobertaS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent as always. Great bbq. Crispy and flavorful catfish. Green beans tastier than last time with a peppery kick. I always get sauce on the side.

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LindaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent customer service! Highly recommend!

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sdritz
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chuck's is always an excellent meal. We went for the beignet breakfast and it did not disappoint. It's hard not to overeat when the food is that good. I had the Huevos Frontera and will be back soon to have them again.

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vipRonL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and Alaina puts the frosting on the cake; a true win/win; Chuck’s BBQ and Alaina!

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SusanP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Glad to see some of the Mexican dishes are back on the menu. Cucumber-watermelon salad was delicious. Comfortable seating on patio. Traffic makes it a little loud out there at times.

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luvgreatfood
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was first dine inside meal since COVID 19 and we couldn't have picked a better plsce? Food and service was great.

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JohnF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's hard to find great Cajun food in Chicago. Chuck's was recommended to me years ago bcuz I was complaining about just that, and a coworker overheard me. The Jambalaya is AMAZING. The Gumbo is good. It would be great if they took out the okra. The Crab Cakes are wonderfully spicy & the jalapeno corn muffins are served with honey butter. I'm just done. Love this place!!!

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AnitaU
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious. My 12 yr old Grandson gave them a 12 on the Chicago wings. I had ribs tips, fried catfish, slaw & mac & cheese and all was very delicious. My sister in law ate all of the mashed potatoes and baked beans before she started her chicken. She gave them a 10. My 16 yr old Grandson loved his Jumbalay with topped with blackened chicken and shrimp. We will definitely be back and recommend everything we had. It was delicious.

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LeslieJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! ... Food is always delicious and the service is great! Everyone that I have invited to Chuck's loves it too!

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TinaY
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sadly, this used to be our favorite restaurant! We were excited to dine there again! We were shocked at the empty dining room, which we had never seen before!
The 1/2 order of BBQ nachos was excellent!!!
The chicken fried chicken was hot, green beans & mashed potatoes were warm....the sage gravy WAS NOT THE SAME! Tasted like someone dumped sage into it.....not good!
Service staff was great!
This was our 'last chance', give them 'another chance' dinner......won't be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Good was horrible and we complained. No discount or anything offered.

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Goodeats
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Service at most restaurants is lacking due to the pandemic but at chucks it was great. Chuck and Maggie were sleeves rolled busting butt to help wherever needed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was my birthday and I will have to say I won’t go back.

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PaulM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, excellent service and enjoyable ambiance! Sat outside and was very comfortable.

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You can order delivery directly from Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank using the Order Online button. Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 229-8700.

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank is rated 4.7 stars by 969 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.