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About Chicago q

Bringing southern charm to the Windy City, Pitmaster Art Smith has created a barbecue experience like none other. 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.

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

Cuisines:
Barbecue

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

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. For in-house events visit our private events page.

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, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (39)
Good for Groups (32)
Good for a Date (30)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Fun (23)
Casual (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Special Occasion (16)
Authentic (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Business Meals (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Romantic (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Spicy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Awful!! We had a very bad experience during our thanksgiving dinner!! We order a wine bottle we didn’t like, then we asked the manager Ben the possibility to change it and he regret to do it with a bad attitude!!! We are a red wine lovers, so due to a bad wine we had a very bad dinner :( Fortunately we have to many options in Chicago so never come back again to this place!!!
Sorry to the rest of the staff!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a wonderful thanksgiving here!! Loved it all!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Thanksgiving

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The BBQ is great! The pickles are fantastic along with the drinks, sides and the main dishes. The portions are generous and the service is great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

First time to eat here, but not last!!! My daughter and I were there to celebrate her 28th Birthday!!! From cocktails through to dessert, everything was delicious!!! Unusual flavors and bold taste!!!
We are getting “Take Away” for our Family Christmas!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Seating service could be improved and more organized. Very unpleasant initially but improved as we ordered.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was a quiet Thursday night. Everything was all-star as usual but one thing struck me as unique. ONE rib of mine fell onto the tray they were serving the plates from. Thirty seconds later a server came over with two extra ribs and apologized. I wouldn't have said anything, but it's that level of attention that will keep us coming back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We’ve been here for dinner several times and liked it a lot. This time the service was very poor. We didn’t get a side we ordered at all yet it was on the bill. The food was fine. The restaurant was very quiet (empty) on a Sunday night. Won’t be going back for a while.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It’s good but not a good value. Waiter seemed bothered made no suggestions didn’t even introduce himself.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have been to Q a few times and the food is delicious. However, my most recent experience was horrible service. We arrived on time and were told they were 30 minutes behind and to wait in the bar area until our name was called. After an hour, we went to check with the hostess who said she "forgot about us" and that we "should've reminded her". Upon finally being seated, the food took another hour to come out after ordering. Overall, it was nearly a three hour dinner which caused us to get a $60 parking ticket. The restaurant did nothing to rectify the situation or even apologize.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a very disappointing evening. We had a reservation but still had to wait 15 minutes. Once seated the waitress started out very attentive, but as the evening progressed we saw less and less of her. They were out of the beer I ordered and when the food came it was dry and not very warm. The restaurant was noisy and warm inside. Dinner took 2 hours as we waited around a lot. As I said, very disappointing given the high OpenTable rating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best barbecue I’ve had in awhile. Great friendly service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very small drinks and not small prices. I will only order beer if there is a next time. Buttermilk fried chicken is a must.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is very mediocre- not great. The ribs were dry and the pulled pork was flavorless. The beans just didn’t taste good period.
Service was OK- not amazing. The food came out fast but the waiter wasn’t attentive nor friendly. It was REALLY loud. Since we went for a friends get together it was hard to catch up in such a loud space.
The value was pretty good- their happy hour deal is decent.
Overall, will not be returning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was just dry

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our first visit to Chicago Q was very satisfying. Food was very good and service was very well paced and very friendly. Top notch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

New menu change and it appears the prices have gone up a significant amount. The sides that used to be included are all extra. Sodas are expensive and served in a small bottle, always tasty,

Food is always tasty, just getting really pricey for my budget.

Tags: Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great place, great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed it. More expensive than typical bbq place, but upscale atmosphere, service, and more varied menu made it worthwhile.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was very good. Enjoyed the pickles and chips that were served ahead while we had drinks and waited for our meal. Waiter (Erick) was very good and pleasant. Erick Answered all our questions and was very helpful in suggestions for our meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding bloody mary bar, never had so many additional options (bacon, burnt ends, smoked sausage, olives, cheeses, celery). Benedicts so big... couldn't finish but worth every bite. Service was attentive but not smothering. Want to come back during summer to get patio seating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First, food was very good and we drive in periodically due to this fact.

Service left alot to be desired. Server was very nice but was not attentive to us. We asked for a steak knife which she finally brought to table about ten minutes later. Never came back to ask if wanted refresh on drinks.

This was a birthday occasion. Not asking for major freebie but nothing done.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, amazing portions. The chips and pickles are a nice touch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best BBQ in Chicago. If that is what you like, this is the place. Also, excellent bourbon and rye lists.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We loved Chicago Q. The food is wonderful, the service is warm and professional and the place itself is comfortable and attractive. We were seated promptly at our reserved time and asked whether we would like to be seated outside or inside (It was a lovely evening). Our waiter was attentive and brought us the restaurant's complimentary pickles (delicious) and chips while we perused the menu. He answered our questions and helped us with ordering the right quantities. Overall, a delightful evening and we will be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food and an amazing service....
The best Old Fashion ....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Yet another WONDERFUL brunch! Chicago q is earning our repeat business in every way, from the friendly/professional service to their outstanding food and coffee (!) Even with so many reputable choices in the neighborhood, we are losing interest in going anywhere else...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unfortunately this restaurant was a disappointment compared to the other BBQ restaurants we frequent. Smoke Daddy and Green Street Meats are both WAY better.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Honestly the best BBQ restaurant in the country.
I come here every time I'm in Chicago and I'm never disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very loud and service was incredibly slow! Food was delicious but I don't think I would go back for those reasons.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I have been here several times, and it never fails to impress. The food is consistently good, the service is solid, and I almost always leave with some leftovers. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant several times. The food is consistent with excellent variety. Service has always been very good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Best restaurant in Chicago. The food is not fussy just really good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good spot for a girls brunch!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. Our server took a while to take our order but we still enjoyed the experience.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was wonderful from our first bite of the homemade chips to the platter we shared. The ambience and service was fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We'll be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food is fabulous and it has great atmosphere. I would definitely eat here again on my next visit to Chicago. The banana cream pie is really good.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The chairs are very low. Not good for anyone over 6' tall.
Service was great, waitstaff, bus people, bartender

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was good. Service was great. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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