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About Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank

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 to name just a few. 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 drink.

6501 W. 79th street
Burbank, IL 60459
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Regional Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 9:00pm.

Cross Street:
79th and Natchez

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 229-8700

Website:
http://www.chuckscafe.com/

Entertainment:
Huge Mardi Gras Party, Cinco de Mayo and Cajun Fest parties. Bar special promotions nights. Daily menu specials with gourmet Mexican and Cajun foods. Check out our Facebook page for all events & promotions.

Catering:
Barbeque, Mexican and Cajun are our specialties with packages available. Everything is homemade. Delivery avaiable. Onsite parties (where everything is grilled or smoked , with our large capacity smoking trailer, at your location). Corporate events. Visit our website for more details.

Parking Details:
Large paved lot on site. Plenty of parking. Valet parking available on Friday and Saturday nights.

Public Transit:
Pace bus stops in right in front of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Charles Pine

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We always have specials/special events for holidays, check out our Facebook page and website for all details. Www.ChucksCafe.com

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Details
Mon - Tue 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Wed - Thu 7:00AM - 11:00AM 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Private Dining

Chuck’s is the perfect venue for your upcoming event. Our courteous staff, numerous menu options and southern inspired décor allows your event to stand out from the rest. We offer a Private and Semi- private event spaces, accommodating 20-120 guests.

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (28)
Casual (26)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great Beer (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Spicy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Seasonal (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We love coming to this restaurant they never disappoint with food and service, specially today Valentines Day Date Night...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food and service you can always count on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went on a double date. We choose this restaurant because it was close to home and it was on the list for restaurant week. The food was pre-made and had been sitting from the looks of it. The gravy had lumped up and was surely microwaved. I will never go here for a meal again. The only good thing was, while waiting on our table, the time in the bar was pleasant and the drinks were great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had a very nice visit.... will definitely return

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious food!!!! Awesome breakfast!!! ALWAYS PLEASING!!!!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had the Restaurant Week Menu, but should have just ordered off the menu and it may have been a better experience. The salad was the best course. The grits were too stiff and clumpy, mac n cheese was dry, and the hummingbird cake was very disappointing. Obviously massed produced in a factory and frozen. More cream cheese frosting than hard, dry cake.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Attended Jazz Beignet Breakfast Buffet. Food was good but kitchen could not stock the food fast enough for the amount of people dining.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was great as always. Service was a little slow and they had a lot of people for the buffet seated in the main dining room instead of the Voodoo Lounge, which was where the buffet was setup. There were tons of empty tables in the Lounge but we did not have an opportunity to sit there, so we had to get our food and walk all the way across the restaurant and through people waiting to be seated, to our table. It was a bit disorganized. Other than that it was fine.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I went to Chucks for Restaurant Week. This was a return after an amazing experience there in 2016. This year I was extremely disappointed. The only thing I enjoyed was the Poblano soup with Shrimp. The shrimp and grits was cold and was overwhelmed with tomato sauce. They were out of the brisket so I had the salmon which had very little flavor. And finally the hummingbird cake was dense, way to sweet and was cold like it had just come out of the refrigerator. Very disappointing after such an amazing prior experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food. Great service!! Will definitely return!!

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Chicken wings were terrible. They were to big and slimy. It was freezing in the restaurant we had to eat with our coats on. Will not be visiting here again sorry Chuck’s.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Our go-to for a casual nite out! LOTS of menu changes! Tried the onion ring appetizer & it was fantastic! Our favorite is the chicken fried chicken entree! Sometimes we get a little piece of chicken and small portion of beans....this time we both had a beautifully cooked breast & big portion of beans! I don't know who was cooking, but it was delicious!
Server was attentive and did not rush us!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I went here for restaurant week. The poblano soup was supposed to have shrimp. No shrimp just corn and green beans. The shrimp and grits were not that great. The shrimp were very spicy. No garlic butter sauce like the menu stated instead it was some type of red sauce. The grits were stiff and not creamy. Not sure if I would go back and try something else.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had the smoked chicken. It was awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious and the lemonade was TASTY. The only complaint was we called the restaurant to say we were looping the parking lot and were going to be late because there was no availability (it's residential permit parking only on the street). Instead of the employee saying there is parking across the street they just said okay!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great! Found on list during restaurant week. Will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place to dinefor breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waitress was slow. Took her over five minutes to bring a glass of water as well as the ketchup once the food arrived. And no it wasn’t busy yet!! It was only 8:15am!!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The new menu is great. There are many choices. Really enjoyed the pork chops.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We just LOVE to eat at Chucks Southern Comforts Cafe! Service is good, menu is exciting, lots of interesting beers. This place goes out of their way to please you and will handle special requests with a smile. Fabulous desert menu from the pastry chef too.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Casual, Spicy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Chuck's food is always excellent- vibrant flavors and good value.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

GREAT SERVICE & FOOD. LOVED THE CHICORY COFFEE. WE WENT FOR BREAKFAST & HAD THE SWEET POTATO PANCAKES. TO DIE FOR!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love the Reuben and all of the bbq
Service is always good and you get a lot for your money.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chuck's never disappoints. The food is consistently very good. Our waiter, Neil, was very professional and nice. We will always consider this restaurant when we are deciding where to eat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place never disappoints with food and craft beer.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chuck's is our go-to for a reason. The food, service, and ambiance is always excellent and the prices are more than reasonable. From straight up BBQ to extremely creative food, Chuck's is your best bet.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a very nice meal - the quietest the restaurant has ever been! Service was especially attentive. Highly recommended!

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good overall experience...Food was beyond my expectation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I dine here regularly for a reason.... A must if ever in the area!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I wish that I remembered the name of our waitress. Fun, quick, very nice. All of our food was good. The prices have crept up over the past few years so it isn’t a bargain, but the quality and quantity are still good. If they extended the breakfast hours on Sunday I think they’d get more customers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love Chucks!
The manager was very kind to have arranged our table to be able to sit all together as we’re a large group.
Food delicious as always
The server was very attentive and friendly.

Going to Chucks at 2pm on a Saturday was perfect, not too crowded

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to Chucks on a friend's recommendation. The menu had lots of good options. The Shrimp Quesdadilla appetizer was the best part of the meal . The portion sizes are very large. My barbecued chicken platter was tasty; I've had better barbecue elsewhere. My husband had a Mexican pot roast Sunday night special. The food and the sides (mashed potatoes and veges) were soggy and the entire meal looked as if it had been sitting in a pot for a long time. Our friends seemed to enjoy their meal The mac'n' cheese side was tasty. All in all, I think that this is an average neighborhood reastaurant and one can have a decent meal there.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding!! The nachos and pulled pork quesadillas were awesome. Customor service was stellar.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Chuck’s serves great BBQ, no question about that! It is also the only BBQ joint I know of that has table service. That said, be prepared to slow down the pace of service, i.e, don’t order your entree until you have finished your soup, appetizer, whatever, and are ready for the meal. Hubby and I ordered cups of soup, which came out of the kitchen promptly. Silly us, we put in the dinner order when we ordered the soup (house made Brunswick stew and beef barley, both hearty and tasty!). I had only eaten a few spoonfuls (at least two thirds of the cup remaining), when the runner delivered our entrees. Placing his hand on the saucer, and spoon still in my hand, he asked if I was done with the soup! I said “No.” I wish they would pace their service a bit. While finishing my soup, waitress stopped by to ask how my as yet untouched dinner was. Too soon to tell, she never did stop back to find out (that is another story). Sides are House made, okay, gravy very salty. I recommend sticking with the BBQ dishes, and stay away from the specials du jour. Chuck’s has a full bar, wines and a HUGE beer menu. Live and learn, I guess.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

It wasn't very crowded but it was a good place fir the family. I liked the food. Service was amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was my first time trying the food. The Thanksgiving buffet was very good!! My son and I were very pleased.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We have heard about Chuck's for years. Finally decided to meet a friend there for dinner. Very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Voodoo Original Margarita tasted like a lemonade with a slight taste of alcohol.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The full slab is always a mission! Love the ribs, yummy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Tapas Tuesdays are where its at and Chucks is where you find it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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