Chicago q

4.4
3858 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 3858 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best thanksgiving meal! The staff was so kind and professional. We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday experience. We will be back soon.

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EddieJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Sunday at 5:30. We enjoyed dry rubbed wings, Q2 combo, and Mac&cheese. It was all great and the server was really kind. I would come again for other menus

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NikkeS
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from the atmosphere, the service and the food was phenomenal!! We would definitely go back!

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vipRRSSFF
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Chicago Q is a charming and comfortable restaurant in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Serving up Americana by way of BBQ, fried green tomatoes and mac & cheese. Casual and comfortable, this restaurant is a good choice for a great meal.

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Stillhungry
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great barbecue. Nice for lunch, brunch or dinner. Generous portions, worth the price

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vipTimothyO
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

In the past we have enjoyed this restaurant. This time very few in-person customers. But the service was still very slow. We could see a steady parade of packages leaving the kitchen and headed for the pick-up table. It felt like this is their real focus. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Not the Chicago Q we remember. Dry rub wings we had to send back because they were not edible. Service was shotty at best. Best thing about our experience was the fireplace. We have been here more than a dozen times, including Valentines Day and Brunch. Hopefully they figure it out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, daughter, and I sat on the patio. Everything we had was delicious! We got the Sangria, pulled chicken, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, kids cheeseburgers & fries. The only thing I did not like at all was one of the pumpkin cocktails. Service was excellent and ambiance was perfect! Will definitely visit again!

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kyle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid fair price good bbq good setting. Will be back

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BP0308
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Chicago Q was delicious! Our waiter was very kind and helpful, and the food was amazing! The fried alligator was the best I’ve ever tasted, as well as the hush puppies! I can’t even describe the BBQ platter because it was too good. Also, thank you to our waiter for recommending the carrot cake, it was as amazing as he described it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful! The food was sooo good! We had rib tips, brisket baked beans, Benedict flight, shrimp and grits, and brisket - all wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The restaurant was empty . Service was ok, no interaction at all. Ribs were good, not special. I still can’t understand why you charge for potato chips and pickles.

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Kana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and cute outdoor seating area. Great spot to eat in the Gold Coast area

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The Mac and cheese inedible, ribs very tough, only served 2 slices of brisket which was good. Only thing we all kept eating was the chips. Awful!!!

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vipThomasMurrayJr
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A great restaurant, one of my favorites here in Chicago. The burnt ends are the best! Also, a great place for brunch on the weekend. Great options if you are looking for something different, with a little 'grilled' variance. Definitely recommended.

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EdwardS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The atmosphere is terrific and the service was excellent. Wine selections are overpriced. The fries and hot links were very tasty. The pulled pork was good as was the pulled chicken. The prime brisket was dry and pretty tasteless,

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent size portions and great service!

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MMHH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was alright. Brunch menu was drastically different that what it said online. Service was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
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
4 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.

JD
vipJamesD
Chicago
24 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
19 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
Chicago
77 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
8 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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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 3858 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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