Porkchop - West Loop

3.9
395 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Authentic
Porkchop is a restaurant and bar that dishes out an urban interpretation of a Southern backwoods experience. It is an unapologetically unpretentious neighborhood party spot serving gourmet Southern comfort food and BBQ, and featuring an innovative ‘lowbrow’ bar program with some of the world’s top whiskeys. Porkchop serves brunch, lunch, dinner and late night on Randolph Street, and will provide service for all three-meal periods and late into the evening at its Hyde Park location. The music is edgy and eclectic; live music will be a steady feature in Hyde Park
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm to Midnight
Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(312) 733-9333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Call 312-733-9333 or email info@chicagoporkchop.com for any inquiries in regards to catering.

Food truck available for larger parties
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sangamon
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Public transit
Morgan CTA Green/Pink Line stop
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Special events & promotions
Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook for beer and whiskey tastings!
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Semi-private large dining table with seating for 30. Separated from the restaurant by our famous wall of saws, offers a full view of our kitchen. Order a whole pig & watch it come off the smoker! For parties of 70 or larger, the restaurant is available in its entirety for your private party.

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What 395 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
3.3
ambience
3.7
value
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44% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food but a bit loud for conversing with friends.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The place was almost empty but even with that the service was not the best the bartender was our waitress she was trying to juggle both but was not mostly focus on the bar she forgot our drink only brought us water toward the end after my second request she brought me a coke but it was water down my ribs where really dry for my taste .

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1.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Went here for dinner with a friend. When we got there the AC wasn't working properly. We were going to enjoy dinner but started off with fried okra and 2 drinks. Fried okra when done properly is not slimy and very tasty. This tasted like a fried ball of slime with seeds. It had no real flavor at all. That combined with the increasing temperature and we decided not to stick around any longer.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

we were a large group that had a reservation at least a month in advance for a business lunch. so it was disappointing that there was only 1 person running the front of house. he was the host, the food runner, the server, bartender, etc. it took over 45 minutes to get our food, so by the time we received most of the food everyone was rushing as we had to get back to work. everyone enjoyed the food, but we will not be able to keep this on our list for large groups or a quick bite.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Food was excellent but it was a little loud at the time.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great bbq-definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Hidden gem in a sea of great food. Excellent cocktails (no, really!) and super tasty food (I would especially recommend the chicken and waffles). When we first arrived, our waitress was also operating as the hostess, bartender, and bus boy and she was killing it! Very knowledgeable, friendly and quick to assist. When back in the area, we will be returning!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great service for the price in the west loop.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

First time here...very friendly wait staff. Ordered the platter...brisket was very tender; sausage was awesome; pulled pork and chicken was perfectly cooked and spiced; the ribs were a little tough, but overall a 3 out of 5; the rib tips were not meaty enough, but the meat that was present on the tip was good and tender. The cole slaw was perfect...simple and vinegar based, not mayo based like others. The short rib was huge and not as tender as I would have liked, but worthy of me finishing it. Red beans and rice - spot on. My wife loved the pulled chicken sandwich, and for a person that doesn't like BBQ, she was raving about the flavor.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Ambiance is lacking, very dark inside. Food was very average - the french fries weren't well seasoned and a little soft for our liking.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was St. Patrick's Day...really enjoyed the Corned Beef and cabbage....

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great food, great service... I’m a fan, and I will continue to be...

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The wait staff was preoccupied with drinking at the bar....did not get waited on till 10 minutes and really not a place to go back to....

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was disgusting

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Place was completely empty which was surprising. They had barely any alcohol behind the bar because they were in the middle of redoing the bar?

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

bad mac and cheese. good portions. ok food. but confusing menu

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

If you go to Porkchop, get the pork chop. Unbelievably delicious. It’s been there several times and there’s never anybody there. Hard to believe it can stay open. Last time there, it was dark. No, really dark. The bank of lights above us was turned off, and the server couldn’t figure out how to turn them on.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Drop ceiling was actually dropping but other than that this was awesome BBQ great sauce selection. Friendly staff

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was really good; initially surprised about the size of the apps but that was short lived once the entre came. The service was a little slow and the waiter/bartender never gave us much chance to react after they had asked us something. Overall, great food in a small space

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Pros: The food was delicious! The decor and atmosphere of the bar/restaurant was very cool.

Cons: We made a reservation following a graduation. There was only one person working which seemed odd on a UIC graduation day. So the service was inevitably a little slow. Also ordered a bloody mary and they didn't have them. I don't think I have ever been to a bar/restaurant that didn't serve bloody marys. Again just a little strange.

Overall we would recommend giving it a try.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

It was very cold and the service was horrible. Initially, we were not given any menus, yet after waiting 10 minutes, a server came over and asked what we wanted to order. We ordered appetizers but all of our food came out at the same time.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Not at all what I expected....food was good and service was equally good.

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1.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Was hoping for a new tasty restaurant for restaurant. Unfortunately this wasn’t it.

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1.0Dined on September 17, 2017

We went there for dinner and after walking in it was pretty empty except for the loud family who had kids running around like it was there house and you can tell they have been there a while because the server never went over to them, the tables and floors were sticky, the bathroom looked like we were at a late night bar and it was only 530 on a Sunday. We had intentions to order dinner but only got as far as appetizers. We ordered nachos with pork waited 20 mins for them and they finally came out cold and by the looks of they I wasn't sure I was at a high school cafeteria or BBQ joint, the taste was ok it was mostly chips with a little cold cheese and cold pork. After that we left.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Ate at 9:00 at night. Restaurant was not crowded at that time and were seated right away. Food was great.

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2.0Dined on September 3, 2017

We didn't like the selection of the menu or the food. The fried chicken had no seasoning, the green bean were not good, but they did comp us for that. The grits were absolutely horrible, the were lumpy and hard, my husband put butter in them and tried to fix them up, but it just didn't work. This was not a good experience for us and we will not visit again or recommend this restaurant to anyone. The service was very good, if the food was as good as the service everything would have been alright. This was also our first time there and this is the restaurant we choose. We said we should have went to Nandos which was a couple of doors down or we could have went to Wishbone. We wish we could have gotten our money back, we were not pleased at all.

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2.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Understaffed. Bad management. No help to servers.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Awesome experience and great staff thanks for the great evening!

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1.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was average at best. Service was awful. Was 8:00 on a a Saturday night and the place was empty. You would think that with so few patrons, the service would be better. Maybe others have figured out that the West Loop has much better offerings elsewhere.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Shrimp and grits were excellent. Not for vegetarians, but the name is Porkchop.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2017

The ambiance is nice;the mimosa were really good and cheap. However , the food was horrible . I expected more and I was let down. The people I came with they enjoyed the food for what it was;Very tasteless . I am a person that doesn't use salt but the food needed more " doctoring up" .

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Had Natalie as a server and she was hilarious and had fantastic recommendations. The food is phenomenal - similar to Green St. Meats with more of a low key vibe.

Pricing is completely fair and I repeat, food is bomb

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Brought a group of 17 people to eat at Porkchop-Westloop after my graduation. A lot of them do not usually eat out or eat the food served at Porkchop. But we all loved it! Great service, even when the wrong order was made or when the food wasn't what we expected.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

It was just ok. Nothing spectacular. The service was ok and could have been better. To be a rib place the ribs weren't the best item, the shrimp was.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Found the room laid-back and comfortable (but it was pretty cold inside). Food we had - BBQ - was good, not great, but I did enjoy the gumbo quite a bit. Best thing about Pork Chop is the staff, friendly and attentive. A nice perk was the $5 shot and beer bar special - awesome!

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Our waitress had to come to our table 4 different times to ask us to repeat our order. We were her only table!! The manager also offered to comp us our two beers, but then he got the comp beer order wrong so we had to send them back.

Would not recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Eclectic, small, friendly and hip.
Just a couple of words I would use to describe Pork Chop.
I thought it was very price effective in that dinner for two, two appetizers, and two drinks for under $50.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2017

Brisket was outstanding. Do was the cornbread. Very authentic BBQ. The homemade sauces are great!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2017

The wings were amazing. Everything else was mediocre. All their BBQ sauces tasted the same! Struggled to order, get silverware, the check, etc.

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