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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CB
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love breakfast at Chucks! Some of the best bacon you can get and such original dishes to have in addition to the classics. Great coffee too :)

SQ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food and great service!

SP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointed after reading such positive reviews. Mediocre at best.

H
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back-to-back meals! Had dinner on a Friday night late and noticed Beignet breakfast was following day! Lovely Breakfast/Brunch with live music! Highly recommend!

H
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the soups! Seafood Gumbo is delicious! Chucks Red is amazing. Back of house hand breaded chicken strips are always a crowd pleaser. Our daughter loves the hand breaded catfish. Banana walnut bread pudding with ice cream is a great finish especially with the Cafe Olla...small press is brought to your table and coffee has brown sugar, spices and orange rind. Lovely finish. Stop in for
Breakfast too - beignets are wonderful and so are Chilaquiles, Cajun Benedict and pancakes too!

VF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar area on NYE it was early 6pm the noise level was a bit loud for a family dinner, we will ask to sit in the dinning area next time. Chuck's was recommended to me, this was my 2nd visit, the rest of the family 1st time, everyone enjoy the food they ordered. By far the best brisket I have ever had anywhere!
We will go back ! thank you Chuck's for an enjoyable NYE family dinner , this may be our new tradition !

MR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lots of choices!

MM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed our visit to Chuck’s Southern Comforts. Food was delicious and reasonably priced, and our server was friendly and attentive.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was our first time to Chucks. Brisket was by far the most tender I’ve ever eaten. Husband was not impressed with how little shrimp he got for $18. They weren’t jumbo. I think there were six. Server was pleasant but we never got refills on soda. Overall it was good, but I wouldn’t drive 30 minutes again to go there as a first choice place to eat.

P
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved the cafe de olla coffee - delicious without adding sugar or cream! The machacado omelet was very good. The corn beef skillet was pretty good. We liked the spicy brisket skillet with the biscuits and gravy as well. Several unusual dishes on their menu for brunch. I would recommend and would go again.

DP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food at a decent price. Unique menu with a combo of BBQ and creole/cajun items - add on comfort food

OT
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent
Venus ,our server, is the best friendly knowledgeable efficient

l
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, service was good, and seating was between two large very loud groups of people, one group with children. While my child is much older at this time, I prefer not to be seated with screaming children whose parents do nothing about trying to quiet them Other then that, it was good.

RR
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great breakfast with great friends

l
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Beignet Saturday in a long time. Nice, hot and yummy. The bacon and eggs were delicious.

AD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to Chucks with a group of friends to see our son’s band (Tres Moustache). We are so happy that Chuck’s gives us a large table near the band. We really appreciate it.

MK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food is delicious!!
we tried the BBQ nachos and brisket sandwich- both were amazing!!

c
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered a few items including the fried chicken and waffles. The food was good, the service was great but if I had to guess, I would say either the fryer was either (a) not clean or (b) they cooked our chicken too long in the fryer because the color of the breading was dark and it did not taste right. Other than that, I honestly have no other complaints. I enjoyed coming here and I would go back. Also, I would recommend Chuck's to my friends.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cajun chicken sandwich was AMAZING

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always have a great time at Chuck's! Food and Drink is perfect every time!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 7 and we got a great seat in the bar to take advantage of happy hour prices. Service and food was great. It was bingo night so that made it hard to talk when they were talking but other than that it all was very good!

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Had reservations and was seated promptly. Food was great as usual, but the service provider was disappointing!

OT
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Group of 7 for 4:30 early dinner. Seated promptly. There- were several parties going on so it was fairly energetic. We were seated in the far dining room so it was a little quieter. Everyone enjoyed their entrees- chicken strips, wings-nice flavor, pulled pork dinner good, pork shoulder special very good. Roasted vegetables very good. Desserts were only so so (banana coconut cream pie, banana bread pudding, chocolate cake) with the exception being the peach cobbler which was very good. Service left something to be desired-Nikki was slow and had to be asked multiple times for different things. Also took a long time to get the check. The bus boys were great though.

OT
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Over 100 meals here, I guess we like it! Enough said!!

KB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious - Service was great. Definitely will be back. An excellent Bloody Mary to start the day off right. Prices weren't bad either.

D
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Barbeque Ribs and Pulled Pork Sandwich was very good, however, the server did not visit our table for follow up or satisfaction with our order once a person, not our waitress, delivered our food order. The server was not attentive, concerned or helpful with serving our group of four adults. We have visited this restaurant several times over the last 12 months and this was our worst experience. The waitress could not hear our food choices as we got a half order of ribs instead of a full slab as requested. We were greatly disappointed with the service.

J
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Glad we had reservation. Party taking place inside and took many tables. Food was very good. Serves quickly which was nice. Donut holes good for dessert. Get about 10. Enough for three people.

J
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Tabitha is awesome!

C
Los Angeles
364 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

First drink was wrong//incorrect.....but manager changed and removed $$
Food was delivered quickly and at right temperature
A great sports bar atmosphere

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good service, the BBQ was really good. We sat in the restaurant, but there was little noise from the bar -- it was trivia night.

l
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not as good as when this restaurant first opened. I enjoy the pulled chicken dinner, however, I feel the portion was what was in the pulled chicken sandwich. Receptionist did not know how to check in guests with open table. Other then that I probably will return.

BD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. I really like the breakfast . Not just the normal , run of the mill bacon -eggs -pancake stuff.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a good restaurant with an interesting menu.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octoberfest menu and beer selection was great. Chuck's Schnitzel meal and apple slice dessert hit the spot.

PS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable evening at Chuck's. I definitely will return.

KA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Chuck's, and have gone often for breakfasts and dinners for years. We had a last-minute large family gathering on a Sunday morning, including little ones, and it was easily arranged, our server was more than understanding, and the food was great as always!

CM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a beautiful day so we sat out on the patio, which was very pleasant. As we were leaving, we had to walk through the bar and main dining area where people were enjoying a lively game of bingo, so it was far more energizing than the patio ... fine with us as my husband and I took our son out for dinner to celebrate his new job and recent marriage. We enjoyed our meal very much (the only thing that was mediocre was the pumpkin donuts I got for dessert - nothing special). The BBQ nachos were fantastic, as were my son's and my sandwiches. My husband went mad for his watermelon salad! We will be back next time we're in the area.

RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time here. We had an OK meal. Not great, not terrible. The place is large, with lots of TV's - I guess we were in a section by the bar and the sports bar atmosphere isn't my favorite. The food wasn't memorable; although I didn't care for my pulled pork the sides were fine. The waitress disappeared at the beginning - almost 10 minutes to get my glass of wine? A rather small pour, but it was cheap I guess. I don't think we'll go back.

S
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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