About Porkchop - Hyde Park

PORKCHOP crafts a nostalgic experience for a knowledgeable audience that can truly appreciate the goods. The backbone of this new venture is simple: take the iconic ‘neighborhood bar’ and everyday items and repurposing them into a unique dining experience. By catering to the industry that supports Chicago’s restaurant scene,

PORKCHOP creates a safe haven for chefs and diners alike to kick back; fill their bellies, their glasses and have a good time… every time.

Please be advised: we will only seat complete parties.

1516 E Harper Ct
Chicago, IL 60615
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southern, Contemporary Southern

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 10:30am - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00am

Saturday - Sunday Brunch: 10:00am -3:00pm

Cross Street:
53rd & Harper

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 493-9333

Website:
http://chicagoporkchop.com/

Executive Chef:
Kenneth Robinson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Porkchop - Hyde Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.8

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4.0

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3.7

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3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went here for my birthday. A "restaurant consultant" who kept bothering us during dinner made a huge deal about my birthday, however did nothing for it. There was one server there. Very good bartender though!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This restaurant location is not part of the Open Table website so my reservation never took. Multiple people that arrived that night had the same issue.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I enjoyed the food. It was good, but not as good as its hyped up to be. And it arrived at the table a little cold. I didn’t get my drink until we were almost done eating, and it sucked. It was butter and watered down, but since we were going to leave soon, I didn’t care to get another. I would give it another chance, though. Hopefully the overall experience will be better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was amazing, easy parking and prices are affordable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The restaurant was closed.
Don't know why they accepted reservations when the place was closed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We dined at Porkchop - Hyde Park because we wanted a good, sit-down, bbq dinner. I was apprehensive because our visits to their South Suburban location had been very disappointing but we heard nothing but wonderful things about this Chicago location so...we gave it a try.

Porkchop - Hyde Park was fantastic! We were not disappointed. The bbq was on point, from the ribs to the pulled pork sandwich. I had a Melon Mule, which is a melon-flavored version of a Moscow Mule, and it was excellent. I would recommend ordering the cornbread as well. Consider it a "must have" on your visit. Our server was great and very attentive. This is a cozy location, delightfully decorated, and a great place to kick back with good food and good friends. We will gladly return to Porkchop- Hyde Park.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This is the second time my friends and I went here. We went because of great BBQ but we're surprised with great service and a wide bar selection. It is comfortable and relaxed to dine here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fast, good and affordable!! The service was excellent and there was plenty to take home

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Most importantly, the food was very good. We enjoyed gumbo, pulled chicken house salads and cornbread. Everything was delicious, with nice presentation. The service was good, with staff working together to deliver meals promptly. The only concern was that they were out of bottled beer, and we got the last two bottles of root beer, making us think there was an issue with their beverage supplier. That said, I would go back, and would like to try some of their BBQ.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good food and great service. The food and drinks were wonderful! The waitress was really nice.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We got seated at a long table, the air unit above us was leaking in three different spots, so we had to seat ourselves awkwardly. However that being said the wait staff was beyond friendly and blew away our expectations!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Ordered shrimp and cheese grits. Grits was not as cheesy. Only had (3) shrimps added to bowl.... my fiancé ordered ribs. The ribs was not cut up and were dry. The fries were greasy and the macaroni and cheese was very nasty.

This was are first visit and was not all that impressed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 19, 2017

I went here with friends to test "Chicago BBQ", and was very pleased. We each ordered a different plate and shared. Beef tips, ribs, and brisquet were all incredible, as well as martinis, bourbon and beer. This is a comfortable spot tucked into Hyde Park worth traveling to.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Our server was great. She was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We had fried ribs and shrimp & grits. Everything was really tasty.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

They didn't have our reservation but did find a table for us. It was pretty smokey in the bar as if something had burned. The fried okra was amazing and the brisket as always was awesome on the others people plates. Mine was pretty fatty and thin but everyone else enjoyed theirs.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The Hyde Park Beer Fest was going on and it was super busy at the bar. Our waitress was still timely and even pitched in to help with the bar crowd. I never felt forgotten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The service was horrible!!. I guess they were under staffed. We got our food and didn't have a server come check on us after that. We had to wait for about 20 mins before a server brought us our check.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 24, 2017

The waiter was wonderful and most apologetic. The food from the kitchen was very slow, not all meals came at the same time, and the Open Table reservations, though confirmed, were not ready at the appointed time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Waiter was attentive. Food was excellent (except I did not like the mash potatoes) seems like it had sour cream mixed in.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 15, 2017

I was so ready to enjoy my first time here and my birthday lunch, Shame Shame on the cooking staff. Old Burnt Chicken which was replaced with a big nasty Burnt burger. My Sis, however did enjoy her tips.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great food & service was outstanding. Waiter and front door staff was attentive and very friendly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2017

My wife and I take our 3 boys here from time to time when I have a hankering for barbecue. There's not a kids' menu, but we do fine ordering appetizers (e.g., mac & cheese) and sharing plates. We see other families there, so I guess you could say it's "kid-friendly," though definitely not "kids-oriented."

Tags: Spicy, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We were at the new Bolingbrook location and I wish we would have read the reviews first. This location is NO BETTER. Ordered an ice tea but the machine was broke, this location has only been open for 8 days and already has broken equipment! Had the gumbo soup which was good flavor not to spicy but boiling hot. My meal of bbq ribs & fries came out. about 5 minutes before my husbands pulled pork sandwich. The ribs (House SPECIALITY) were covered in NO KIDDING an entire bottle of sauce the fries were cold and looked like they were cooked yesterday, I asked for new fries and the waitress looked confused as to why I wanted more fries since my plate was full of them. Finally my husbands dinner came out with a fresh order of fries and a side of cole slaw that was frozen. yes the cole slaw had ice crystals in it. My husband commented that the cole slaw was colder than t. he beer. The ribs , once I scrapped off the bottle of sauce I saw why they had so much, they were burnt and dry and stringy The pulled pork sandwich well that was tender and flavorful but so greasy that it soaked thur the pretzel roll and was sitting in a pool of grease. Lets just say Lesson learned will NOT GO BACK OR RECOMMEND , Don't think they will make it out here in the burbs. Want good ribs go to Portillos . the Patio, Mickeys anywhere else .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Gave this place another try after my first experience. It was no better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I really wanted to provide a good review and say I would recommend. Sadly I cannot. While the staff was nice, the atmosphere was fun, and the food for the most part was very good, there were a couple significant things that happened that somewhat ruined the experience. 1. Server spilled two plates of our food on the floor, much of it getting on my daughter's boyfriend's $180 pair of new shoes and his jeans. 2. My daughter found a very long hair in her pulled pork sandwich. While the spilling of the food was an accident and those two items were discounted on the bill and my daughter's food was replaced and we were not charged for her food, other than providing my daughter's boyfriend with club soda to wipe off his now stained $180 pair of shoes nothing was done to compensate him. Additionally, it was very hard to get passed the long hair found in my daughter's sandwich. Needless to say, there are many great (hairless-food) restaurants in the area to try. I would not recommend Porkshop.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Online it lists pork chop as having a happy hour but the bar tender was unaware of this and did. It honor this information. Sad this is the reason why I and my friends came there. Maybe they should implement this if they already haven't and some staff are unaware. They could make more money (literally at 5:00 I have a picture and will do a Yelp review) no one was there but me and my friends at the bar. Last time I'll recommend this place won't return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

This place has the potential to be good, bit it allows service issues to overshadow a nice meal. While my chicken (and sides) was decent, my friend's brisket was dry. While management did come out and offer to replace her food, a place known for barbecue shouldn't have issue with a signature dish. Also, our server got the check wrong FOUR times! That's unacceptable! I doubt I'll go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2016

It was decent but I'm not running back to this restaurant. My son did love it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Food was good. Host that sits folks rude. I mentioned I as reservation through open table. She sat me up front telling me there were no other seats available when I could see seats in plain site in rear. She said it didn't make a difference if o had booked through open table, that's the best she could do! I was thee to meet my sisters new husband. Next time I'll go to JaGrill next door Or Promontory!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2016

I really had a great time food was excellent first time there will return

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2016

They were NOT able to give me my points for they do not do reservation electronically. In fact I must be one of the first people to ever make an Open Table reservation. The manager did not know how to credit me for the points. I have a credit receipt for proof of dining, if needed. I'd appreciate receiving my 100 points for this reservation..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2016

This was a great place for a family gathering. The service by Michaela was terrific. The food was fresh and delicious...........

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Had a monster pork chop that our 3 young boys shared (and we still had some left over), plus some pork ribs that I thought were really fantastic. Look forward to a return visit!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2016

It was awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Great night out wi family what never had American BBQ. They loved it and everybody had a great time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Service has always been excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Great BBQ and great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2016

The entree I had was not seasoned well, the appetizers were very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2016

The fish and shredded chicken tacos are delicious

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 22, 2016

The food was excellent and the staff was very gracious

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