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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 31 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

Specials

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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

4.5

service

4.4

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4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (26)
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Authentic (10)
Live Sports (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Spicy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Cozy (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was very tasty. Service was good and food delivered quickly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was great! Our server was super nice. We will be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very good place: interesting menu , good service!

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Sports, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This visit we had breakfast. We were able to get our Beignets! Chuck's has one of the best breakfast's around. If it was closer to my house, we would go for breakfast more often. But, we also have to make time for dinner as well. We love the Cream of Chicken Rice Soup!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Such great food! Can’t go wrong.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Cajon Surf & Turf was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent, creative, and portions are good. You don't go away hungry. The owner and chef stopped by the table to chat. It was a very enjoyable dinner. My husband wants to go back within the next couple weeks to have the same thing again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The ribs were rather dry. My 10 yr old didnt like the mac & cheese. They charged us for a whole pie instead of a slice which we didn't notice until we got home. They credited it but still shouldnt have been done.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Chucks never disappoints! It was pretty quiet when we were there but there is normally a good buzz in the air. Our breakfast was delicious! Love the atmosphere there as well, great food in a comfy setting.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was good, but hash browns were not hot compared to other items on plate. This place is definitely for casual dining, although they have banquet rooms.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good place, excellent food, very good service. We enjoy the BBQ items especially.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Grinch luncheon. That was very well done !
The only issue was that the grinch was not what we expected. His outfit was old and looked dirty. We expected a big person with makeup and cleanly dressed. He/she was scary but in a different way.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great Sunday breakfast. Friendly staff, Seated promptly. Festive holiday decorations...nice touch! Great service from our waitress Kristina. Fantastic chicken skillet meal. Reasonably priced, variety of menu items.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a great place to grab a bite. I’m so happy this restaurant is in my neighborhood.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The BBQ is not the only thing to think about when coming to Chuck’s. The soups and desserts are homemade. The rolls are delicious. I haven’t made it to the Cajun side of the menu yet but I am looking forward to it.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been here many times before. Usually once every couple of months. Food does not disappoint, large servings, excellent choices, unique sauces and everchanging menu/specials. The food is a good value and the beer list is very extensive. The beer seems to be going up in price gradually. It is not overpriced, but part of my draw was the great prices on some great craft beers. Now it seems competitive instead of a deal, but the food will keep me coming back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent time
Busy place really good food with good prices

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Just get the bbq nachos and you won’t be disappointed. The Mac and cheese is also delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was great but they did not have a high chair available for my toddler. This greatly impacted our dining experience since we were not able to keep him secure and he was all over the place. For this only I wouldn’t recommend to parents with toddlers. Also, we were there for the thanksgiving buffet and were seated in a booth on the opposite side of where the food was stationed and had to manuever through crowds of people waiting to be seated.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Tapas Tuesday is a great way to taste new foods. And the evening continues with Trivia! We are not very good, but it is fun to play anyway.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

As per usual - excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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 (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 12, 2017

We dine here frequently and it’s good.

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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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