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Southern Cut Barbecue

4.5
185 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
In the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile & Gold Coast, Southern Cut Barbecue provides an elevated dining experience within walking distance of the city’s greatest shopping and attractions. Proprietors Matt Moore and David Flom, veterans of the acclaimed Chicago Cut Steakhouse and Ocean Cut in River North, strive for Southern Cut to offer the best. Dining room guests can view the “from-scratch” exhibition kitchen, watching as Chef Lee Ann Whippen creates her signature barbecue items in the Southern Pride Smoker.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - Midnight
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Phone number
(312) 280-8887
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lee Ann Whippen
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Cross street
Delaware and Mies Van Der Rohe
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Parking details
Valet parking is offered through the Hilton hotel located just north of our main entrance. Valet parking is $14
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 185 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This place is amazing!!!! The food was great, the service was top notch and I enjoyed every second!!! Try the sweet corn, it’s like elote, but not on the cob. And the jalapeño cornbread with maple pecan butter is AMAZING!!! I left stuffed and uncomfortable, lol!! I ate waaayyyy too much because it was just that good!

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DarlaY 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We were in Chicago celebrated Valentine's Day and my birthday. Southern Cut was a perfect choice. Romantic enough for me, good bbq for him. Will definitely go back when we return to Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing service, great food! Love Southern Cut.

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vipSuzyLighning (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Last minute decision to eat here and very glad we did. Sat in the bar and other than a couple of loud mouths who soon left, the ambiance was beautiful. Drinks, burger sliders, amazing brisket baked beans, excellent pickles and great Carolina barbecue sauce made for an excellent meal. One extra side we weren’t too crazy about and our server took it off bill since we didn’t eat it. That’s a classy thing to do and other restaurants should take note.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Food good service great

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Over all a great restaurant! Cute and cozy atmosphere, great service and a lot of food options. Will definitely go back.

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vipNanc (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good BBQ joint. My son said .. I always wondered how you would do a "upscale BBQ restaurant, now I know." I had the pulled pork sandwich and the the pretzel bun was PERFECTLY toasted and the recommendation for mixing the BBQ sauces was fantastic. My guys liked the mac & cheese and the cornbread with jalapeño butter was tasty and warm. Beer choices were very good but not great... but when you are serving 3 Floyds you know they know beer. We shared the key lime pie to top the evening off and it was good but could've had a little more intense lime flavor. Kevin our waiter was superb!

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vipTheGoodDoctor (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Too much vinegar, garlic, etc. Excellent service and wine selection. Fries unusually good. Overpriced for expense accounts...?

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great menu - fun evening! Service was very good. Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food, good service.

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vipPerfectdatenight (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The breakfast was awesome. The place is small and quaint. It is perfect for Sunday brunch. It’s a real gem in downtown and it’s walking distance for most of the major hotels. A real must see for all types of travelers .

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Everyone left full and happy. Good range of prices for pre-game or in our case, pre-theater dining. All of the food was very good and service was pleasant and prompt. Long bar is great for casual dining. Nice atmosphere, cozy but upscale.

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Niki (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I loved Southern Cut! Our server, Colin, helped make my fiancé’s birthday dinner so special and made awesome recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place to meet with friends for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

BBQ AWAS SPOT on and definitely worth a trip in. Will be back again and again BEST BBQ in Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Romantic feel inside, good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great options, sides were amazing...

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Very cute restaurant with excellent food and even better dessert. Southern Cut is a definite “must try”.

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vipDeeder (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Great smoke and rub. Very good service for reasonable prices.

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vipDanover (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was great and only surpassed by the service....thanks.

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