True BBQ & Whiskey Bar

4.5
322 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
True BBQ & Whiskey Bar is taking every precaution to keep everyone safe and well. At this time we are temporary CLOSED until further notice. We hope to reopen April 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience - we love you all and cannot wait to reopen to serve you. Please stay safe!

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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and fairly priced. The restaurant is very cool looking and the staff was excellent.

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Maya
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Vegan pulled pork sandwich served with fries and slaw. Tasty and generous amount (took half home). Also split an oreo themed Vegan cheesecake which was delicious. Always love the complimentary house made BBQ chips and pickles. Was on the noisy side but service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food tasted great and the staff was very friendly and professional. I have a great experience every time

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gregorys
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Menu Selections were just not as varied as before the Pandemic. Very disappointed. While other dinners seemed to have friendly, patient servers, we seemed to have the worst one in the house!! Price levels were OK. Can No Longer Recommend True BBQ and Whiskey Bar.

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ArethaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was good. Everything we had taste great. I will add to my rotation of restaurants.

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WilliamM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great want to go back soon

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JeraldyneH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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vipMattR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Chips and Pickles provided to the table. Cajun Grilled Shrimp Appetizer was great!
The New Fashioned Cocktail was great as well! Would recommend to others and already have.

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Arrived for our Saturday 7:30 Reservation. We were seated and ordered drinks. When she came back to take our food order we were told they were out of most smoked meats including pork, brisket and some ribs. We were told that if we waited a while they would be able to provide some baby back ribs. After 45 minutes we got a mixed bag of ribs, some falling off the bone and some not. Doesn't make sense that at 7:30PM on a Saturday night they were already out of BBQ meats at a BBQ restaurant.

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CarolynV
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

MUSIC TO LOUD
WE LIKE HOW THE CORNBREAD WAS MADE BEFOR WE DO NOT LIKE THE MUFFIN TYPE

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Brisket was too dry. Everything else was good.

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Carlsons4two81
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good St. Louis ribs, I would stay away from the pork and beans.

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EWanR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Nice bar, good service and great drink specials.

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Sarai
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Quality of food has gone down since the last time I was here

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Happycamper
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food, great service. Would definitely recommend to all interested in having a great experience.

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CorineG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Well I ordered a brisket nachos the little meat was mainly fat ... yikes 😬 and the drinks had a lot of ice which made it watery ... baked beans wasn’t sweet enough and the chicken was over priced ... There where 6 winglets for $10 😐 but overall we made reservations and was seated after 10 minutes and crowded doorway area!

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JulieF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Haven’t been here in a while because of previous bad experiences and nothing much has changed. The restaurant was freezing, even though the manager said the heat was on full blast. Our food arrived cold and the dessert I ordered to take home was terrible. It tasted like it had been sitting around for a while and the peanuts which are all over the slice of peanut butter pie, were stale. All this for $60. Won’t be returning.

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JakeS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was fatty and cold, with the exception of the fried Mac n’ cheese balls, which were very good. Restaurant was also very cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a wonderful place. I just wish they had jalapeño’s the raw ones. I also wish the fries were slightly more hot along with my pasta that came to my table at a room temp.
I dislike food that is near being cold as if it weee sitting there for a while.
Other than that a great experience. Beautiful place. Friendly
Staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit. Loved it and will be back! It was a little chilly in there by the windows but overall it was really nice. We went for Valentine’s Day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My father’s birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date. She was impressed by the New Fashion cocktail and the two meet platter. The brussels sprouts are awesome.

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MoniqueR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and our waitress was a excellent host. She recommended the best food choices. Will definitely refer to other friends and family and also be back myself.

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JonR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here , food and drinks are always amazing and the young man who was serving us was amazing very polite and always attentive. The place makes you feel like your in a whiskey bar

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, service was perfect. Look forward to stopping here on my next visit

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MattW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere with more whiskeys than I could even attempt to try in one sitting!

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DanielH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the Server and our food, we are hooked. You have made my wife’s Birthday dinner out one to remember. Thank you.

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vipFoodie
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time that I have eaten at this restaurant. I have been to many barbecue restaurants over the decades and this restaurant was very good. The prices are slightly higher than similar restaurants, however the portions were large. We split a barbecue meat trio and also macaroni and cheese and brussels sprouts. Everything was excellent. There were three sauces at the table ranging from sweet to spicy. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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Nett
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and our waiter was good also thank you Amanda!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went for the whiskey flights. Didn’t receive good help so choosing them was difficult and we chose badly. Kitchen was behind so we had to wait 30-40 minutes to be seated even with a reservation

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Had a 7 PM reservation on a Saturday when I got there the hostess said they were running about 20 minutes behind. About 45 minutes later I was seated. I had baby back ribs macaroni & cheese and baked beans all ice cold. The waitress never came back to see if we wanted a refill on the beverages.

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KayYeat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was cold!! But the service was good. All the food was cold

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SurethaH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Our steaks weren’t done correctly my friend ask for well done his was bleeding. Mine had no seasoning they took it and when it came back you could see the white salt layer thick on the steak

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KrisB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really love the food, ambiance and service....oh, and great drinks too!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Only complaint was the service. It took over 15 minutes to be greeted by a server and almost 20 to get our first round of drinks.

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TimothyT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

great service did not like the table seating.,nkugyuguygoiu7yg iutyfouyigtyuif

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Ladyjae
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service will return soon and will tell family and friends about this place.

DP
DorothyP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Brisket and salmon was awesome.

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Chazman53
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

The worst dry ribs and pork ever served to us! One thing the rib tips were excellent! And desert. Thanks

FAQs

True BBQ & Whiskey Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (219) 836-2122.

True BBQ & Whiskey Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 322 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.