About Southern Cut Barbecue

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.

198 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
Delaware and Mies Van Der Rohe

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 280-8887

Website:
http://www.southerncutbbq.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered through the Hilton hotel located just north of our main entrance. Valet parking is $14

Executive Chef:
Lee Ann Whippen

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Southern Cut Barbecue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing service, great food! Love Southern Cut.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food good service great

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food, good service.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place to meet with friends for brunch.

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 (Grand Rapids)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Romantic feel inside, good food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great options, sides were amazing...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place was amazing! The staff was very friendly, the food was amazing, and the overall atmosphere was great! I would definitely come back and refer to a friend/ family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Some of the best bbq I've had in Chicago!! Hands down.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Upscale place. A place with "SOUTHERN" and "BARBECUE" in their name should have Okra, Sweet Tea to drink and Hush Puppies to dip into the BBQ sauces .

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

AMAZING brunch!!!! Can’t wait to go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food. Slow service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Overpriced!!!! It was just BBQ. Our bill for 3 people was $160!!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food is very heavy, but delicious. Not the place you want to go if you are trying to stay on a diet.
Service was excellent. Cozy spot!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. The service was wonderful, and if you are into a Paleo diet, this place is heaven. The menu offers options for various diets, but the star of the show is BBQ. All three of us loved it. I also thought that given the location
and quality, the pricing was very fair. I stayed across the street at Raffaello, so came back to Southern Cut for breakfast. Also excellent! Three large breakfast tacos for $16. Almost more than I could eat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time patronizing this restaurant which was recommended by friend. Great barbecue style cuisine and great service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The staff was extremely friendly and the service was incredible. The menu includes mostly BBQ items, but there were plenty of other options. The portions were very generous and the food was spectacular. The entire experience was wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food and nice atmosphere. Will eat hear again

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything from the second we walked in the door until we walked out was fantastic! Great service, fabulous food, and awesome ambiance!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food, service and locatio.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service wasn’t great, I despise having staff remove every item from the table while I’m trying to enjoy my company, they all but washed the table with us sitting there. Food was good, we enjoyed it. The cornbread isn’t good though and was served cool in a cast iron skillet so that was a disappointment.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great for post theatre dining in the neighborhood. Excellent small plate options. Delicious meats. Reasonable wine pours.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have been a steady regular of Southern Cut BBQ since it opened in February 2017. If you are looking for a great BBQ meal with a wide variety of meats and sides and just off Michigan Avenue - "The Mag Mile," Southern Cut BBQ is the place. Chef Lee Ann's Championship Baby Back Ribs and Chili with Angus Beef Brisket have been my favorite selections. As a BBQ aficionado who has traveled far and wide across the USA, I found they are always done to my liking and with complete satisfaction: ribs were moist, meaty and tasty with four sauces to try and chili was loaded with chopped brisket and "rib-sticking" good. On occasion, I like to mix things up by ordering the Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon which is a great alternative for those want some variation in their entrees. The service has been continually attentive and very helpful. Many thanks to Chef Lee Ann, Colan and the entire staff for making my meal most memorable and enjoyable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing!! I was concerned to take my 5 year old granddaughter, but they were amazingly prepared for kids. Within 5 minutes she had carrots, apples with ranch and 5 minutes later her meal!! I’m sure this is due to the American Girl Doll Store being within walking distance. The service was amazing from the minute we entered the door. The food was delicious, and I highly recommend the jalapeño cornbread and brisket!! The beautiful interior and atmosphere capped off a wonderful evening! Loved it!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service at a reasonable price

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service impersonal. Food outstanding

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

With all the restaurants in Chicago this one was just OK.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I had the pulled chicken. It was extremely underwhelming.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A wonderful addition to the Chicago barbecue scene. Try the barbecue sundae!

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