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About Porkchop - West Loop

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

941 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Barbecue

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

Cross Street:
Sangamon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 733-9333

Website:
http://chicagoporkchop.com/

Catering:
Call 312-733-9333 or email info@chicagoporkchop.com for any inquiries in regards to catering.

Food truck available for larger parties

Public Transit:
Morgan CTA Green/Pink Line stop

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook for beer and whiskey tastings!

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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.

Porkchop - West Loop Ratings and Reviews

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3.3

service

3.6

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2.9

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

43% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 4, 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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·Dined 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Understaffed. Bad management. No help to servers.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Awesome experience and great staff thanks for the great evening!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Cozy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food was incredible. Highly recommend Porkchop for casual dining.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was good which made up for the fact that the service was TERRIBLE. We saw two tables walk in and get seated but leave because it took so long for a server to come over. The waitress working was either new or just didn't know what she was doing because we had to ask multiple times for things and our drinks were forgotten until we walked up to the bar ti get them. We had to ask 3 times for our check even though our table was clear and we had no food. Food was the saving grace of this spot.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Had a few drinks and a couple of appetizers that were good. I would recommend this place 9x out of 10.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We had great time for a birthday dinner. We got done in time for a Bulls game. Good place in West Loop.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 21, 2017

The server / waitress on my party's visit was a little brusque and would leave the table making faces if we didn't decide on ordering more quick enough (for her). The food was adequate for a BBQ place; the chicken & waffles was tasty except for the gristle left in the meat.

There are plenty of other BBQ places in Chicago if you're looking for decent offerings of food; at least this place did a decent job with their beer selection.

Also someone was out the back of the restaurant smoking weed and the smoke made its' way through the restaurant; apparently this isn't something to react to.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Very fast service. We had show tickets and I was worried but our food was served in 15 min or so. Great burgers, too.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2017

I was not really impressed. We had the chicken and waffles and the chicken was overcooked and under seasoned. My husband had a shrimp po boy and fries. He really liked his meal and I do agree his fries were really good.

We went for Restaurant Week which the menu was not a deal it actually seemed more expensive than off the regular menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We were a little skeptical when we first we're entering because a big boisterous party was pushing its way out. Then we had to change tables becuaseo of cold air blasting down on us. The menu provided lots of tasty choices. It was restaurant week and the waiter informed us of it and gave us the men. This was appreciated because that seldom happens without asking for information. We chose fried ribs and nachos. They were both quite good and big enough to be an entree. Their salads and soup were just as generous and good. We ordered a variety of entrees including fried chicken,the signature pork chop and etouffe. They were excellent and once again generous portions. No wonder this restaurant group keeps expanding. It was worth the drive from the northwest suburbs.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great food and service was unbelievable! We went for restaurant week and the food and service could not have been better. Such a fun environment!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I had a horrible experience at Porkchop. We arrived ten minutes early and no one spoke to us for five minutes asking if we had reservations. I said we had a 815 reservation at 810 and she said they were not ready for us and to sit at the bar, which had no seats. There were also 6 tables open at this time.
We moved to the bar and seats opened up so we ordered drinks. Then we watched the time go by, at this point it was 830. There were now over ten people waiting and a group of loud drunk people bumping into me at the bar. My frustration grew further when I saw a lady who came in after us get seated.
I asked again, "Are we getting seated." The male waiter looked up and said to give him ten minutes. I must have given a bad look because then we were immediately seated.
Once we were seated it was a little better but still ran into a few problems. The dressing was wrong in my salad I ordered, we had our entrees before being asked if we wanted more drinks. The corn was overcooked and the ribs were hard and needed to be cut with a steak knife. The waited was nice and trying but they were obviously understaffed. Communication at the beginning about being understaffed would have been appreciated. We had our drinks comped, which was nice but would not go back here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

When we got there they

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The service was terrible, we made a reservation but still waited nearly an hour for our table. They were under staffed. We waited an hour for our food once we'd ordered and it was cold and burnt!! They wouldn't change the burnt rids and we had to ask that they remove them from the bill. Really disappointed experience and no way would I recommend

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

My advice: Get the pork chop! The restaurant is called that for a reason!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We went to Porkchop during restaurant week for my boyfriend's birthday. The restaurant week menu gives you a ton of different options and we were so full by the time we left. Definitely a good value for the amount of food you get. The food was good BBQ, not the best I have every had, but solid.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Overall, I was rather disappointed with my experience at porkchop. The food we had ordered was relatively bland and rather dry/overcooked. Sadly, they were also out of several items including one of their signature barbecue sauces and at least one wine. While they noted our meal to be after a busy weekend (Sunday night at 5pm), they seemed to be operating with reduced staff as well - leading to a delay in some service as well. I had higher hopes for porkchop as was unfortunately let down.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2016

The food was delicious! Especially the fries, cornbread, and fried pickles. I would definitely go back. If they had more televisions it would be a happening place. :)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2016

very disappointing ... Went at 6pm Saturday night .... we were the ONLY guests and we seem to be a nuisance to the staff who would rather hang at the bar and talk to themselves. Waiter came over, and after we had reviewed the menu, which were ragged/torn sheets of copy paper stuck into an old plastic cover, and began to order an item, he informs us that "oh yeah we haven't gotten around to changing the menus, but a few months ago we decided not to serve a few items anymore." They also have not changed their website menu. And they happen to be the items in which we were interested. What really sunk their boat was that they could NOT make Bloody Mary's as they ran out of mix that morning during their brunch and no one cared enough to go to a grocery store to pick more up. Do them a favor and stay away - they will be much happier.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2016

The bbq at porkchp is pretty good but the sides were inedible..soggy revolting corn cobs, horrible coleslaw and over boiled greens. The ref wine was served tepid and small pours. Will nit be going back although staff were friendly

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2016

The service was poor, even though we were the only ones there dining. They didn't have 75% of the cocktails on their list, the pulled chicken was very dry, the bbq pulled pork sandwich had more bbq sauce on it than pork. Overall it was a poor experience. Would not go back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Out of everything

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2016

I've eaten at Porkchop in Hyde Park and decided to try this location with my mom. It was not good, the food was barely warm, the ribs were very dry, and the service was not good at all. The waitress seemed as though she didn't know the menu or the restaurant well and couldn't answer any basic questions.

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