Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Darien

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Our acclaimed menu and warm atmosphere makes this a favorite among south siders and north siders alike. Accolades for Chuck's have been received from Chicago Magazine, ABC-TV, Hungry Hound, Check Please!, Chicago's Best TV and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to name just a few. Arrive early or after finishing your meal head into the bar area for all the televised sports events or just to relax and have a hand-crafted cocktail. Over 130 craft beers in house including 31 on tap!

First Saturday of every month- Beignet Breakfast; 7am-11:30am

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

What 938 People Are Saying
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RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for dinner with family and friends. Love the seasonal grilled zucchini and squash.

S
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria was wonderful as always. My grandkids enjoy coming in the first Saturday of the month for benigets

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Best breakfast around

JM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my new favorite places. I have been there a few time recently and already have reservations to go back. The Pork Chop New Orleans was excellent. Choice of beer was awesome. The price was the best part.

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, like eating at grandmas my sister said. That is the highest form of compliment! Efficient and courteous waitress. Always a good time.

KC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great beer options, great gumbo and smoked chicken. Ribs were over cooked.

HH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great

JO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous and the portions were tremendous. Definitely a great place to go!!!!

KB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We ate dinner in the bar. Great food but very slow service.

AK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have so many different items on their menu, i cant say there is a single bad dish.

FM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Consistency is important. I always get what I expect at Chucks. The prices and the portions are reasonable. The restaurant was busy on a Friday night, but with a reservation, we didn't have to wait for our table. Parking is no problem. Service was prompt and attentive. All of that is what I expected and I was not disappointed.

GO
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So many great options on the menu makes it very difficult to choose. Can't go wrong with anything. Great food and great service. We had the crawfish etouffe and pulled pork - both were stupendous. Don't skip dessert...banana bread pudding was very good. Large menu of great local beers to choose from.

JR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was way too slow. Food quality was bad and they wouldn’t comp the entire meal, though only one bite was taken. Only enjoyable item was my beer and that took forever to arrive at the table. Will not be going back.

i
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food and drinks were at best diner quality. I am shocked this restaurant is on Open Table. Terrible.

S
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy sitting in the bar for breakfast on Saturdays with Maria. She is great!!!

CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Southern style cooking! Our server, Jude, was outstanding. Had a jazz/blues band playing the night we were there -- that was an added bonus. Our first visit, we'll definitely go again.

BB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent , friendly service and delicious food at a reasonable price... what more can you ask for?

OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for South Park trivia, ate some apps, service was great! Thanks amanda! We won too, so all in all, GREAT NIGHT!!

C
Los Angeles
349 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great beer and Bar B Que place.
Come hungry
Wine is not too tasty
Dessert is over the top

LE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Alway excellent food!! Service could be better

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t as good as last time unfortunately. Most portions sizes were good. Catfish on sandwich was not. Not much and it was cold.

IM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Ambiance is good, food is great, service was poor/slow last couple of visits. We enjoy the food enough to accept the poor/slow service.

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

They ran out of ribs!! Then when we got our food it was cold. The waitress was nice and did fix but not a first good impression.

PB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The chicken with the Mole was fantastic. Always enjoy our food here. Great BBQ!

L
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment! Salmon was wonderful and the kids love the sandwiches and burgers. We all crave the Mac and cheese! Staff is attentive without being intrusive and the cocktails are delicious!

R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always great food, but this time our server seemed to be rushing us.

B
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

This trip we received very, very poor service. The server was very inattentive, short with us, and rarely checked on the table. We've been here many times, and this type of service is atypical.

MK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fathers Day was busy but still great service and the food was great!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a dinner out June 15th 2019

CG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Hey! If you need a place where all the food is very good at a very good price you should look no further than Chuck's! The wait staff got us to a seating outside which we decided only after we got there so they were more than accommodating. We don't drink, but I can remember back to the old days when I did and the selection was enormous and descriptions made me wonder why I ever stopped in the first place. That said, sparkling water with a wedge of lime supported my entrée decision just fine. The food itself was delicious with my wife having the sampler and I having the special for Saturday night. You're crazy if you don't give this place a try - you're taste buds and wallet will "thank you" probably in that order.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was good, but our server was very inattentive. We'd have long stretches where we never saw her at all while needing refills or the hot sauce that she offered to bring and then never did. She was pleasant otherwise, just stretched too thin with tables maybe.

BJ
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went on a very busy night and service was not up to par. The waiter tried hard but was overworked with too many tables. Forgot to bring our bread. Later told me they were out of the daily special. Substitute meal was OK. Usually service and food is much better. Must have been an off night!

f
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Crawfish boil tonight! Glad we made it in for the last one! Delicious!

A
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The wild mushroom soup was horrible. The service was terrible especially for a Tuesday.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food as usual. Just a bit slow on the service side.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The service was extraordinarily poor. We sat for 15 minutes before even being acknowledged by our server. It took forever to even get drinks. We waited 20 minutes past our reservation time for our table

D
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The rack of ribs was very tasty and tender. Craft Beer selection is very good and prices are reasonable. The side orders are a little small, but very tasty and fresh. Would appreciate it if they would make the side portions a little larger. Will return to this restaurant for its good BBQ.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good. Food delicious, our poor server had so many tables she was running around but still took care of us

RR
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great for groups. The food is great and unusual. I only wish they hadn’t stuck us in the last booth in the back where the server forgot about us.

JM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the hot bread. Service could have been a little faster. The bar was backed up because they were very busy.

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