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About Chicago q

Since opening our doors in 2010, Chicago q has mastered the art of elevated BBq favorites. From our “Competition” Pulled Pork, St. Louis Ribs, Sliced Brisket, and crisp Coleslaw, Chicago q celebrates delicious, award-winning BBq from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Whether dining in the comfort of our Savannah-style dining room or underneath the lights of our seasonally-constructed pergola, know that you’re getting the finest BBq Chicago has to offer. While you’re here, check out Chicago q’s extensive beverage menu, boasting a well-cultivated bourbon collection with hand-picked flights featured alongside craft cocktails – sure to perfectly compliment the smoky BBq flavors. Chicago q also offers private rooms for special events, accommodating up to 50 guests, as well as, catering to your home or office. Email events@latsko.com for your event & catering needs!

1160 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3-6

Cross Street:
Division

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 642-1160

Website:
http://chicagoqrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Chicago now is offering catering! Visit www.chicagoqrestaurant.com for our catering menu. Please call us at (312) 642-1160 when you re ready to place an order. Please email events@latsko.com for your catering needs!

Parking Details:
Valet is offered during business hours at $15/car.

Public Transit:
Red line at Clark and Division. Walk east to Dearborn then South to 1160 N. Dearborn and you are at BBQ heaven. Bus 36 will take you to Clark and Division as well.

Executive Chef:
Art Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM

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Chicago q Restaurant features artisanal house-made rubs and sauces and our chefs use wood burning smokers to create the most delicious BBq in Chicago. Southern quality service and a modern ambiance make Chicago q Restaurant the perfect location for your next event.

Chicago q Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (33)
Casual (29)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Fun (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Romantic (7)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Food was wonderful, meatball appetizer and Mac and cheese side were amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Come for the baby back ribs over and over again! Wonderful spot, and had a lovely birthday dinner with family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Seated 30 minutes after reservation at a table that was covered in crumbs.... the table was wobbly, a huge spider crawled up my back (seriously), and awful service (the server did not check on us for thirty minutes as she helped one table the entire time). Beyond awful. Will definitely never come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious food and even good leftover! Definitely will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Incredible food, great service and great vibes. Would go back any day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A nice find. Real BBQ joint in Chicago, big portions, good and quick service. Enormous cake - saw it at the next table, didn't have it in us to order it.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great experience and were well taken care of by our waitress and hostess staff. Food was cooked well and came out in a timely manner. The atmosphere can be a little noisy at times due to the small space, but overall a great experience!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Took wife out for lunch. Definitely not your typical Barbecue spot. Service great. Food not bad. 8 out of 10.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good food and friendly service in a nice setting

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Art Smith's Buttermilk Chicken with mashed potatoes is incredibly delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Staff was pleaseant and cheerful. Food was great and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and great service! Look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our server was so well versed and kind- I couldn’t have asked for anything more. She was attentive but not obtrusive, and honestly gave opinions and suggestions which I truly appreciate. The food was timely, hot, and delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great and the service was even better. We had a bit of a wait for a drink refill and the manager gave us a free appetizer without us even making a complaint.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everyone was friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and the portions were filling.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was very good,nice portions and I wish I had our waiters name he was extremely nice.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We arrived in the last seating and were able to sit in a booth. Our server Mario was fantastic. He was patient and answered all of our questions. There were 6 ladies and most had questions as it was their first time and he took time to answer them all.

The food in the other hand was fantastic, the portions were generous no small plates here. It was a great experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came here for 1st night of restaurant week with a 9 person group. Restaurant week menu was exceptional, and the food delivered as always. That said, think it took a toll on the staff as it took my friend 45 minutes to get a glass of wine. Price was unbelievably low for the group size so definitely a great value.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing service and food. I was never a big fan of BBQ, but this restaurant totally changed the game. Our waiter was so attentive and responsive and knew his stuff. Will be coming back for sure!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was perfect. Well seasoned and cooked. The waiter was cool and friendly. I going back again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is a perfect place for any occasion! The food is always delicious and the staff is great. They do offer vegetarian meals too.

I recommend going for brunch! The benedict flight is where it's at.

Happy eating =)

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great experience. Service was top notch

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Best baby back ribs in Chicago. Really good service too. Unfortunately their chairs are unusually low, and uncomfortable for anyone that is over 6' tall. I've honestly never sat in restaurant chairs that were so low. Be sure you get seated in a booth!

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 (London)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was my second time at Chicago q. The first time I went about 2 years ago it was great. This time, my reservation was forgotten for 45 minutes. When we arrived we notified the hosts and they said it would still be a few minutes for our table so we sat at the bar and had a drink while we waited. After about half an hour we went to see why we were still waiting and they said they forgot we were there. Once seated our server forgot to bring a glass of wine I had ordered when reminded twice and then forgot to bring one of the sides we ordered. We were still charged for the side even after notifying him that it never came and had to ask for it to be removed from the bill. The food was still great but I wouldn't go back again due to poor service. Hopefully just an off night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Major bill issues. Took 45 minutes to sort out the check. Oddly weird portions of meat. We get it’s BBQ but be clear about portion sizes

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I don’t know how a place gets any better than the Q. The competition ribs are unmatched- so meaty and delicious. The brisket meatballs? Out of this world. And the service is spectacular. Can get a little loud but you won’t mind after the first bite. Amazing. And the cocktails are superb.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed the pickles and chips. The pulled pork nachos were great.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We discovered Chicago Q through Open Table and were very pleased! The decor is simple and comfortable, the service is friendly and very knowledgeable, the drinks were fun as well as good bourbon and wine choices. We loved every food item we ordered from the alligator appetizer to main courses of mac-n-cheese and barbecue plates. We will be back for sure!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great, but I missed the wet towels for cleaning up after ribs.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

...meh. Brisket was ok. Sausage was grainy.

The service was friendly and helpful.

I hadn’t been in years, and the food was pretty much the same as I remembered.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

If you thought getting upscale yet delicious chicken and waffles was impossible, think again (or, better yet, just go to Q).

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food never fails to be delicious. We drive in from the suburbs specifically to get our barbecue fix.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were "celebrating" a birthday. When we walked in, I was taken by the lovely ambiance. However, despite the restaurant being half empty, with no one waiting, they rushed us through our meal to the point that we did not enjoy being there. While we were eating the appetizers, they asked more than once if they could take our plates (there was still food on them!). We had not finished our salad when they plopped our main course in the middle of the table. We had not finished our main course before they asked if we wanted our food boxed to take home and we were given the check before they even asked if we wanted coffee. They did give my son (adult) son a complementary dessert for his birthday, but he loves carrot cake and I had planned to order a slice, but they did not ask if we wanted to order anything else for dessert, just brought the check.
We felt unwelcome and rushed throughout the experience. What could have been delicious food, had it been savored and enjoyed ended up being an accompaniment to an annoyance. I told the waiter more than once, "we are not in a hurry," but he just seemed to want to get us out of there. I would not recommend this place to anyone. There are too many restaurants in Chicago that actually WELCOME patrons. This is not one of them.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food as usual but was pleasantly surprised by happy hour! Good dining choices and drink specials. We sat at the bar and ate dinner there. Our server, Lincoln, was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Super cute, homey place - think of the decor as Magnolia Homes/Joanna Gaines style. House made BBQ potato chips and sweet pickles given to each table were absolutely delicious. Brisket, pulled pork and French fries were our favorites. Service, though, was so-so - not as warm and welcoming as the look and feel would suggest.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I found Chicago Q on the Find Me Gluten Free app which mentioned the staff is very knowledgeable about items containing gluten. This was definitely true & the food was delish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service is great! Love the ambiance of this place. Simple. The pulled chicken sandwich is wonderful! Would just get the pulled chicken plate next time. Husband had the steak salad. It was wonderful. Son had a great burger. Our teens enjoyed it. Will return! Simple food done well!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food flavours were great, but the service was slower than expected (20+ mins after being seated before any waiter came to our table to take a drink order). Food came out room temperature, nearly 40+ minutes after ordering entree. When addressed, manager seemed intoxicated and gave food vouchers which we won’t likely use.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Cheeseburger was the worst I have had in as long as I can remember. Any fast food burger would be far superior to this "burger". Management will be best served if it is removed from the menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Have never had a better all around experience at a restaurant. Amazing service, food and atmosphere! Every employee that we interacted with was so friendly and helpful.

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