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Chicago q

4.5
4.5
3892 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 642-1160

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Art Smith

  • 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 q@latsko.com for your catering needs!

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Event Manager: (844) 408-0793

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Division

  • Parking details

    Valet is offered during business hours at $1/3 hrs.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-6PM, $5 old fashioned, $5 Well Whiskey & Well Gin $7 House Red & White Wine $9 Q Nachos

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What 3,892 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. SR

    SRom

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is great and extremely responsive. Always a wonderful time.
  2. LK

    LKG354

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attractive room, really good BBQ and great service. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and made helpful suggestions. Serving sizes are large and depending on how hungry you are, splitable.
  3. RS

    RobS

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Pulled pork was very good. Service was good. They need to clean the ceiling in the front of the restaurant. It was covered in cobwebs.
  4. JL

    JayL

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    It’s been years since I’ve been back. I was a little disappointed with the food. I got the flight and ALL 3 meats were dry. Even when I dipped it in the sauces, they were still dry and required a gulp of water or a drink from my cocktail. Sad to say the best parts of the meal were the pickle and chips. If you never had combined the two, you should!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came here for my birthday and was a great experience! The hush puppies and fried green tomatoes were really good. We had the pit boss platter and it was more than enough for 3 people. The hot link was too spicy for us though, but all the other meats were really good.
  6. CM

    ChitownMama

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Haven't been in a while. We were happy to be back. The food was just as good or even better than my family remembered. We were so glad that covid didn't affect the quality, like a lot of our other favorite restaurants. We were seated right away. There was NOBODY in there at 6pm with us, which was a little worrisome at 1st. My family had both ribs, a side hot link, and the kale salad with added salmon. Everything was delish. The chips and pickles are no longer free. So we didn't order them and get pre-filled up like we use to do in the past.
  7. T

    Tiffey

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were excellent! The drinks & food were divine!!
  8. DK

    DanielK

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely space. Solid BBQ, and some refreshing tweaks to classic sides and dishes (though some dishes missed the mark). For the price I, it’s hard for me to say I loved it. Enjoyable meal nonetheless.
  9. CK

    CindyK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Service was great. Very attentive staff. Food delicious. 6 different entrees.. every one was happy with their selection.
  10. AV

    AmyV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicago Q did not disappoint. We had the brisket, pork and the ribs which were so tender and good. The brussel sprouts and coleslaw were great compliments to the meal. We also had the mac and cheese that was so delicious. To top off the great night we had the carrot cake which is one of the best around.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We enjoyed the food and felt it was a good value. Our waiter was nice. We made a reservation at least a week in advance. So, we were disappointed when we were sat right next to the upstairs bathroom. There were plenty of tables on the first floor, so this seemed like a punishment for making a reservation.
  12. MJ

    MikJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I loved this place pre-pandemic. It kills me to write this but Yesterday the food was Luke warm and mediocre. Server was kind. Maybe it was just an off night. But I did eat takeout there a few months back and it was the same bad experience. I do not think I will return :(
  13. TO

    TOB3

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Ribs were dry / poor food quality . However the manager and waiter were amenable to my concerns.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent experience.
  15. JF

    JanF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast service and excellent variety of food choices- loved the pickles!
  16. K

    Kmartin

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always. Such a great locale- different than the typical offerings around town. Service was very attentive and the interior is tasteful and refined yet comfortable.
  17. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I believe this is Chef Art Smith’s place (Oprah’s former chef). Good food, average prices for sandwiches (entrees higher priced). Save room for the carrot cake!! We’ll be back.
  18. MD

    MichaelD

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  19. BD

    BigDog

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic waitress. Didnt get her name but she was so fun and helpful
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sons birthday day
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good staff, plenty of seating. Food was bland for all of our meals.
  22. BP

    BenP

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Best bbq food in Illinois
  23. J

    Jrod

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food open for lunch with specials! BBQ is good but fried chicken is amazing!
  24. C

    Chuck

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Mixed feelings here. The ambiance and service were excellent. Most of the food was wonderful. The cole slaw and the baked beans were the best I’ve ever had- and I’m 74 years old and have been in a LOT of barbecue restaurants. My wife’s brisket sandwich was large and flavorful, the brisket cooked perfectly. Here’s the drawback. I ordered a half slab of baby back ribs. What I received was the smallest portion of ribs I’ve ever seen outside a sampler plate. It was maybe a third of a slab, and that pared right down to the bones. What meat there was, and it wasn’t much, was also perfectly cooked and delicious but there was just too little of it. Price points were good and I have to recommend this place - just don’t order the ribs.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Very overpriced for the food options and the waitstaff although nice was beyond pushy and came to table to clear plates waaaay to much, it was distracting.
  26. JB

    JB2fordinner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent, tender meats, great flavor, comfort food. Cocktails were very good. Extensive whiskey menu, great place to try things hard to find. One of the best old fashioneds around. I so recall they had a bacon starter, I didn't see it on the menu but certainly it's missed.
  27. OD

    OriginalDining

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious barbecue and cocktails! Attentive service. Good value. We’ll be back.
  28. C

    Carol

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Charming yet sophisticated ambience. Wonderful service. Delicious food. Highly recommend hush puppies with aioli, pulled pork and smoked chicken. And the honey butter cornbread!
  29. SJ

    ScottJ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Good service from the waitstaff, but main course portions were small and taste was average.
  30. JD

    JackieD

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service are both outstanding. Not sure why this place isn’t more crowded.
  31. DD

    DestinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The establishment was very nice. Everyone was extremely pleasant!! The food was superb and the staff was very kind. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
  32. LH

    LaceyH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. Service was fast and friendly. We split our meals and their was still leftovers.
  33. FC

    FrankC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good ribs in a nice place. Tari, the waitress, was lovely. Highly recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Wouldn’t recommend for a special occasion as if all turned out to be very blah. Pulled chicken was dry and bland. Definitely not celiac friendly place either
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and fab
  36. GG

    GeorgeG

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ribs with three different sauces so you could try them all. A wonderful dinner for a good price. Great value
  37. BJ

    BrianJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The barbeque was good. Not great, but good. Sides were all excellent (cole slaw, beans, corn bread). But what really sealed the deal was our waiter, Mario. I was dining with two business colleagues from Korea. My intention was to give them a taste of US BBQ. One of my colleagues was asking what the steak of the evening was. Smooth as silk, Mario said, pointing to the BBQ section of the menu "Gentlemen - this is what we are known for. You can get a steak anywhere!" After I used hand gestures to explain what a half slab and a whole slab were, we ordered, and were very pleased.
  38. S

    Simmea

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always. Our server was attentive and friendly. Anytime I’m in Chicago I make sure we visit. Love this place
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite Chicago restaurants, with THE BEST ribs. Friendly atmosphere, excellent attentive staff, great drinks.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Q had fantastic bbq options. We had the rib combo with brisket. The rib meat fell of the bone and was delicious. Our sides were tangy Cole slaw and their amazing mac and cheese with panko bead crumbs on top. We loved it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Chicago q does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chicago q also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 642-1160.

Chicago q is rated 4.5 stars by 3892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Chicago q

1160 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Division

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet is offered during business hours at $1/3 hrs.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Art Smith

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 642-1160

  • 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 q@latsko.com for your catering needs!

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Event Manager: (844) 408-0793

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