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About Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Darien

A word from Chuck's Southern Comfort's Cafe and Banquets:
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 drink. Over 130 beers in house including 28 on tap!

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

Third Tuesday of every month- Tapas Tuesday dining beginning at 4pm

8025 S Cass Ave
Darien, IL 60561
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Mexican, Cajun

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Cass Ave & Iroquois Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(331) 431-4000

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

Catering:
We can cater any event! Chucks has a wide variety catering menu suited for all of your guests! Please call 331-431-4000 ext 7

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the front and back of the building.

Executive Chef:
Charles Pine

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

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

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

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Darien Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (26)
Comfort Food (26)
Great for Lunch (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Great Beer (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Live Sports (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Spicy (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

As per usual - excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I’m so glad this restaurant is in my neiborhood! Before they opened the restaurant choices for good food were slim to none. The atmosphere is noisy but fun, sports are always on in the bar. The food is a wonderful departure from the ordinary choices that most restaurants give you. It’s Louisiana meets Mexico. Give it a try they have something for even the most discerning palettes.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good food and selections. Nice atmosphere. Very good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our server was awesome! The food was great! Definitely try the lemonade. Our sides were very tasty and went well with the main courses. If you don’t save room for dessert you better take some home because they make them in house and they are delicious!

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great breakfast!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We meet our friends at Chuck's whenever we can. The food is really great! The service is fantastic!!! The prices are reasonable. It's a real treat to have Chuck stop at our table and chat with s.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved their pork schnitzel on the specials menu, best ever had

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a very good place if you like BBQ and Southern Cooking. This time we went for their beignet breakfast. The French Toast variations were very good as was the skillet and pumpkin waffle. The beignets were good, but no comparison to those at Café du Monde.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Live Music, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went to Chuck's for beignet Saturday (first Saturday of each month). Great beignets with chocolate sauce and delicious breakfast menu. The price is right!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great Beer, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great chile relleno with salsa as appetizers in this lively restaurant

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend and looked on OT for someplace near our lodge. Chucks came up & the reviews were really great... we arrived and were greeted quite pleasantly, the restaurant is very nice and has a lot going on... pretty fun place to enjoy an evening out. The staff is very friendly & our waitress was pretty great! My soup was very good, something I'd never had before... We then ordered the SuperSampler, our brisket was right on the border of overcooked and needed a bit of seasoning but very tender so adding the sauce worked for us... our smoked chicken was good but was made great with the sauce and our rib tips were great with or without the sauce. The coleslaw was great but i didnt really care for the cajun green beans. My husband thoroughly enjoyed our dinner so we WILL indeed be back. Thanks Chucks for helping us celebrate our Anniversary weekend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have been here many times and it has always been very good food and service. I was very disapointed this time our server only came back 2 times thru our meal so we never got a refill on our drinks and the ribs and briskit were smothered in so much sauce they were almost floating on my plate......It is sad because I love the ribs.....I don't know what changed since I have been there from the last time but it is not good

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We happened to be in the area and found Chuck's on Open Table. We rarely have BBQ when we go to a restaurant because you either don't get enough, its dry or its over priced for what you get. We were really impressed with the portions. I had a 3 meat sampler and everything was ridiculously good. We will definitely be returning!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The dinner could not have been better. Chuck knows barbeque and mexican specialies. It is a don't miss place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

What a pleasant surprise. Outstanding beer selection. Great wait staff (Steven) and a varied selection of food. I had the Cajun crawfish etouffee with added shrimp. Enough zip to enjoy some heat, but not enough to make you sweat. And there were enough bar and menu options to make you want to come back again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great. Yummy eggs, bacon, pancakes and coffee. Can’t go wrong with breakfast for 2 with coffee and beer for 25!!!!! Love this place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great night with family! Wait staff as always was amazing with suggestions and helping navigate the menu! So many choices so little time.

Great meal not one person in our party of eight not happy with their meal!

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food. Service was fantastic. I had reserved for 7 and people kept showing and we ended up with 12 and they were very accomadating.they just added a couple of tables..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was excellent. My pulled pork sandwich had a great barbecue taste and the BBQ sauces on the table were also very flavorful. The waitress was very nice and professional. We were dining outside. When we were done with our meal, only one other table outdoors was occupied. Perhaps because there were so few people outside, it did take a rather long time for the waitress to give pick up the dishes, to ask if we wanted dessert, and to give us the check. (But still, she was a good waitress.) I regret that we live rather far from the restaurant, so I will probably never be there again. But I sure did enjoy the restaurant and the food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great everything. Busy bar with sports going on but other areas were not loud.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I've eaten at Chuck's many times and have never been disappointed with the food. We had the breakfest buffet today and everything was excellent. Service was fantastic and genuinely friendly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always good food here

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went to celebrate our anniversary. The ribs were tough and the server seemed to be taking care of too many tables. Won’t be coming back for awhile. Very disappointed.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a group of 8 go to Chucks first annual Oktoberfest! The food was great as usual! They started to run out of German beer specials but a wonderful time was had by all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was ok at best, 1st time there for dinner I would recommend the breakfast , way better!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent BBQ and the fried shrimp was fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Not worth the time or money. Food was not good. Service was okay.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always great food, always great service. Chuck's never disappoints. Love it here!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Ñew flavors and menu items. Portion size was average on sandwiches and upcharge of $3.95 for seafood chowder was expensive (po-boy got up to $15) but service was very good and the chowder outstanding

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Relaxing Sunday breakfast, reservation honored on time, friendly staff. Large portions, reasonably priced, good selection of menu items, great service, excellent food. Plenty of tv's to watch Sunday football games.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food! Service can be a bit slow. Great for groups and families. Large menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

A must try! Excellent food- there is not a bad choice! Favorite salad ever: watermelon and cucumber + feta. Can't believe how good this is!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food, just what I needed. They were great with the 2 1/2 year old, she thoroughly enjoyed herself! We had several dishes, and they all were great. Good place to go, but it is noisy. Make sure you have reservations, apparently a lot of people agree with me!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was fantastic. We were a group of 9 and had a great meal. It was lunch time on a weekend and not too busy. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We all went because it happened to be beignets Sat. The food was great. It took us back to Cafe DuMond in New Orleans. Service was excellent. Can't wait to go again.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We went to Chuck's for their monthly seating for beignets. Our waitress asked us if we were going to order Beignets and put in the order right away. When she brought them out they were hot and very tasty. Enjoyed the chocolate sauce that went on them.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Has grown to be very popular in the area. Good southern style cooking with a hint of New Orleans. Soups are great. All barbeque done on site with a large garden in the back to provide fresh vegetables and appetizers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

End of summer party was great for specials.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Another great meal at Chuck's. Great service by Tabbatha, great apps{ the home grown veggies are great}, had the fish Trout awesome. Wife had the brisket and catfish, enough for 3 meals. Great place.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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