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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.
Chicago, IL 60610
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
$30 and under
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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.
Valet is offered during business hours at $15/car.
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.
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
As always, I dream of the bread-n-butter pickles and was not disappointed. My friends ribs were very good, and all of the happy hour appetizers were nice as well. I ordered the burnt ends and they were horrible - salty, no flavor except cumin, dry, & tough. Grossly disappointed with that dish.
Chicago q had been on our list for awhile to try. Being BBQ lovers, we were stoked when we showed up. I ordered the pulled pork quesadilla and my husband had the competition rack of ribs for $35....ouch! He had the honey butter cornbread and I opted for the Mac and cheese. Food was ok but didn’t live up to the hype in our opinion. Ribs were super smoked, so if you like that, these might be for you but it also made the meat very dry. Cornbread lacked flavor and was super dry and crumbly. Mac and cheese had good flavor but was watery. Quesadilla was loaded with meat but the sauce left much to be desired. We weren’t really impressed with any of the sauce choices that they bring to the table. We will definitely try it again for happy hour—deals and drinks looked good. Didn’t think the main dishes lived up to our expectations or the cost tho.
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!!
My SO and I came here for the Thanksgiving dinner special. We made a reservation, not sure how long the wait would have been without it, but we were seated early and served right away. This place looks like a little white southern house, being from the south this was soooo nice! It is HUGE on the inside, its crazy! The atmosphere is like a cozy, wine-cellar, southern comfort vibe. The meal was AMAZING! There were 2 options for Thanksgiving and we got both (one with Turkey n' fixins' and the other prime rib) to share along with wine and drinks. Its a steal for Thanksgiving in Chicago. Would definitely return here. Plus, on normal days they have a good happy hour going on! Southern comfort food right in Chicago!
I hesitate to leave such a poor review because Chicago q used to be one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. In fact, I've celebrated more than one birthday there. Unfortunately, the quality of the food has fallen over the past few years -- particularly so recently -- and the prices have risen (e.g., now you have to pay for sides separately). In June, we were served multiple 8 oz. aluminum bottles of Diet Coke (for $3 each) that were a year past their expiration and discovered not an ounce of unexpired Diet Coke existed in the entire restaurant. That same trip, we noticed a distinct drop in portion size and overall quality of our meat -- less meat, more bun, etc. This past week, we still chose to have a hassle-free Thanksgiving at Chicago q. We ordered from the prix fixe menu. For $41 each, our entire meal arrived seemingly 30 seconds after we ordered it, all slopped onto the plate --- clearly from vats of stuffing, gravy, turkey, etc. Some bites were hot, some were cold, nothing was freshly made. We had to ask for the promised corn muffins. In contrast to the old days of moist, delicious cornbread (served in a skillet with your meal), these muffins were dry, hard and cold. Our desserts were also tiny and unsatisfying --- not the norm from Chicago q of past years. For over $50 a person, we left hungry enough to want snacks at our afternoon movie. The only upside? It's the first Thanksgiving in years where I have not felt guilty about how much food I consumed. We left saying to each other that if that had been our first trip to q it would definitely be our last. Such a bummer. That said, I recognize how fortunate we are that we have the luxury of complaining about a sub-par $50 meal on Thanksgiving. I hope Chicago q returns to its old form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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