Chicago q

4.4
3874 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3874 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My fish was overdone but the staff was great!

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MarisaS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best barbecue I’ve ever had! We absolutely loved Q! Robert was our server, and he was wonderful. It was the perfect quiet, intimate, yet not too fancy, vibe that we wanted for a romantic birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner as usual with excellent service

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Ally
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not eat here!! The tables were so sticky and the food was bland!! I would not recommend this place to ANYONE!

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brewdrown
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is terrific and the outdoor area is lovely.

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GeorgeH
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Chicago Q and glad it is open still. We sat outside and it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. We all had the baby back ribs but I had the q3 which is the ribs with two additional meats. The additional meats were the pulled chicken and the beef brisket. The sides for all of us were the fries, Mac and cheese,corn bread, and the coleslaw. In addition we had the pickles which are a must. The come as an appetizer, but having them with the meat is the answer. Delicious! The servers were very attentive and they help one another. We dined outside and still the noise level was no problem at all. The weather was beautiful and the neighborhood made for good people watching. Excellent dining experience. We will return.

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vipJamesD
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I visited Chicago q many years ago and was excited to return. My visit this time was a disaster. We arrived and were ignored by the hosts for about 15 minutes. After we were seated, the waiter promptly took our drinks and appetizer orders, but ended up forgetting to put them in. We waited for a while, until the waiter finally realized we didn't receive any food yet. (The same happened to two other tables near us!) Once we got our food, everything was good, but not great. Overall, I was super disappointed in this visit. I am sad to see the restaurant management totally not care. In addition to being unattentive, I felt that the staff was uncaring and rude (especially the host).

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DanelleJ
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, will definitely be back!

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JBChicago
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

My fried chicken and mashed potatoes were great. But! I have never had such Terrible service at Q!! My GF and I were there early/5 pm, so it wasn't like the waiter was overwhelmed. It took a LONG time for him to take our drink order, semi-long time to take our order. Didn't check on us. Didn't offer us a dessert menu. Only reason he finally stopped back was we put our credit cards on the table. Very Sad indeed.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food excellent. Third time here and the food is why I go back. Service was meh. Sat on the outdoor patio, which is a nice atmosphere. Problem with outside seating is the tables, nearly everyone out there struggled with rickety unbalanced tables. Upgrading or repairing tables would enhance the whole experience.

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Jadasaana
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The location and feel was great. The appetizers were all great, slow getting the chicken wings which came out with the main course. Our waiter was obviously from another country, not talkative and not very helpful when asked questions. Overall food was great! Definitely going back.

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vipBuffetjunkie
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Chicago and this restaurant was on our bucket list. We brought our 2 friends who live here and had never been - it’s now on the top of their favorite places to eat! Advice to first timers (like us!) - when ordering the side that comes with your dinner, have each person order something different. Because each side we got on our plate was big enough to share between all 4 of us!! And if you think the portion doesn’t look very large (the plates themselves are big), you will be mistaken! There’s a deceptively huge amount of food! Never been so pleasantly stuffed in a very long time.

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vipEric
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Wrong food and drink order. Food was just okay. Waited forever for the check and finally had to flag the host to get it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Parents and grandparents were in town and took them to a brand new spot that I’ve never been to either. Amazing experience with really great food at an awesome price given the area.

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Barry
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

They were very accommodating as due to traffic we were 30 minutes late.
We checked on line for Gluten Free options as both my daughter and wife cannot have gluten. There seemed to be plenty based on other people's reviews and come on it s a BBQ place. The reviews also said the servers were very knowledgeable for GF. When we got there the server never asked us if we wanted drinks. When we asked about GF meals, he said he would only recommend the Mahi Mahi as even the BBQ foods are placed on a table where they have wheat from making cakes. We almost walked out and would of but we had a show to get to. When he walked away we went online as we have a lot of apps for GF restaurants and they all said Chicago Q had 5 stars. We asked the waiter if they wiped down the tables in kitchen after making the cakes and he said f course. So why discourage any other meal? We concluded he was pushing for two Mahi Mahi meals as they were at market price. They both ate the brisket plate which they loved and did not cause any issues. Plus we had a business woman eating alone next to us who was extremely LOUD taking business on the phone for our entire meal

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vipThomasMurrayJr
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is really a hidden gem here in Chicago. The food is great, as are the drinks. Real BBQ and even better cornbread. Dinner, brunch - everything is tasty and good. Highly recommended for anytime you want something a little different than what you’d normally expect. Highly recommend.

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vipWJosephC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The buttermilk fried chicken and Mac and cheese were fantastic

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MaureenS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch menu. Their hushpuppies were one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. Excited to go back.

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ChicagoGirl
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Good was pretty good. The service was weird. They all seemed angry to be at work or annoyed. It made the experience less fun. Also the high tops and the chairs don’t match and sitting at them is so awkward. Not a big deal just added to the experience. Would be nicer if you are able to sit on the patio

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vipAnthony
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was great, but the restaurant was pretty warm, we were stuffed into a booth, and the service was very slow. All the food is excellent though!

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vipMandB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

understaffed and almost non-existent service…food was not on par with true bbq restaurants such as Smoque…first and last visit unfortunate since it’s in our neighborhood

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PhilipV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday party in the city

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Jeff
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We've eaten there before, and it's always been very good.

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JacquelineG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good. It has gotten more expensive since the reopening. No more complimentary chips and pickles. Three sandwiches, an appetizer and three drinks were $140+ and one of the drinks were simply a beer. There were upcharges on all three of our sides. I use to go there all the time but I think it's been priced out of my "casual weekday dining" places to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love the outdoor patio! Food was great and service could have been faster but all in all a solid experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was amazing! I buss boy took my food before I was done😩.

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DonT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was entertaining an out of town guest who wanted ribs, I wanted to show her downtown. The overall experience was good but the food, not so much; the ribs were served cold, they were not meaty and didn't taste as if they were smoked. The fried green tomatoes were tasteless. The 5 wings dings were good but we could have had a couple more for the price. The ambiance was nice but you're in downtown Chicago, so...
I was very disappointed, she played it off "Oh the sauce is really good". My 1st and last time dining there.

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MichiganChick
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To die for! Best barbecue around. We went on Wednesday and they had $5 old fashioned cocktails too, which was awesome!!!1

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ChristopherC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great experience at Q’s. Good drinks and excellent BBQ.

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MIgirl
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I come here every time I visit Chicago. It never disappoints! Start with the chips and pickles and make sure to get a side of corn bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch. Food was delicious and service outstanding. Will come back again when we return to Chicago

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vipKathy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buttermilk chicken on the menu is the recipe of Chef Art Smith, best known as chef to Oprah. You get 4 giant pieces of chicken accompanied by the creamiest mashed potatoes! I could only eat one piece and now have dinner for two more nights.

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ToddF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am not a big fan of BBQ in general, but everything was delicious. I especially liked the spice rubbed wings appetizer and the full rack of baby back ribs fell off the bone and was beyond satisfying.

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SteveJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw LeeAnn on BBQ Pit master’s (which we watch faithfully) and when we realized her restaurant was in Chicago we knew we had to try it. We were NOT disappointed! Food was Awesome!!

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PaulaL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, tasty food!! Would definitely recommend 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant ambiance was very nice. Our waitress was exceptional with great suggestions on the menu. She even brought us a complementary sauce to try with our chips which was delicious. I would definitely return! The sliced brisket could be cut with a fork! So tender, flavorful...melt in your mouth goodness! Thank you!

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vipfoodlover
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is terrific. Nice setting, comfortable booths, awesome food and great service. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific and it was a great experience.

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AliceC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food and service. Beautiful setting and great value. I have severe food allergies and they're always knowledgeable and accommodating. I feel completely safe and really enjoy being able to have a nice night out. Would definitely recommend.

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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 4.4 stars by 3874 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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