Permanently Closed - Big Bull Smoked Meats

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3.1
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9 Reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Big Bull is serving up smokehouse style meats on big platters, hearty ramen with slices of smoked meats, and beer in a spacious bar. Everything from our salads, sandwiches, nachos, wings, rice, to ramen is infused with BBQ taste. We take pride in our in house smoke enhanced variety of flavors and invite you to have a taste!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Meat, Ramen, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am–9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am–10:30pm
Sunday: 12noon–9pm
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Phone number
(708) 894-7280
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.1based on all time ratings
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WL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was looking forward to eating ramen here and when we pull hp the restaurant is gone, this website should be taken down immediatly

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NK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They were closed for remodeling at the time of our booking . Just a paper sign on the door, I figured their wouldn’t be open table reservations available if there was no one there. No answer nor message when calling.

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G
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

the low rating is for opentable!

Opentable accepted our reservation, we drive to the restaurant and the sign on the door says "closed for internal improvements", now three days later Opentable wants to know how it was!

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A
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The servers and manger are very attentive and caring. They are proud of the food they serve and are good at making suggestions. I had the turkey fried rice and it was good. We also had the smoked turkey which was also good. The Mac and cheese left something to be desired, but the bread was amazing.

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CC
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

This place is trying to be too much -- something for everyone. You have to pause when the name is "BBQ and Ramen" -- they don't go together. They have standard fare like burgers, ramen, BBQ and Chinese Food -- all of which they just do OK. There were four of us for lunch, someone had ramen (vegetarian), another General Tso Chicken and two of us the BBQ Quesadilla. The my ramen ordering colleague said the noodles were sad, seemed to not be fresh. The General Tso colleague said it was fine, not exceptional. The two quesadilla orderers commented the guac was gross (obviously squeezed from a tube) and there was no sour cream as indicated on the menu. The app selection is disappointing. I suspect they survive due to the adjacent economy hotel. Also, there was no music, at lunch, in an almost empty restaurant. It was uncomfortably quiet. I suggest they cut the menu down (get rid of the ramen first) and focus on a couple areas they can excel at. I wouldn't avoid the place, lots of places are OK in that area, few are great in the SW burbs, but I also wouldn't go out of my way. That being said I wouldn't knock the service, it was very attentive, and the bar would prob be fun for a happy hour.

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MK
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a large party - each of us had something different from BBQ, Asian, hot bowls, nachos. Everything was very good! Everyone was very pleased with their meals and service was very good. Our server made great suggestions and was very helpful for our first visit. We are now fans and look forward to going back!

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was great. The servers were very pleasant and were trying very hard, I just think there was poor training and management. We spent 1 hour and 45 min there....should have only been there an hour. The smoked ribs were great though. However, don't think I will be returning!

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TY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Open Table email alerted me to Big Bull Smoked Meats and I decided to bring my family there for a casual Saturday lunch, and we all enjoyed it. The food--expansive menu of BBQ and Asian--was very good, plentiful, and reasonably priced; the service was friendly and attentive.
We were quite pleased and plan to return!

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F
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was just ok. The brisket was ok. It got cold really fast. Mac n cheese was terrible. It did have great service and a really fun atmosphere. I don't think I'd go back. I expected more of a really good smoke meat hence the name big bull smoked meats.

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