True BBQ & Whiskey Bar

4.5
279 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was really attentive and the food was so good

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vipJeff
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner never disappoints at True BBQ. Very good selection of drinks and a great menu

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sashac
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great friendly service, good drinks, beautiful restaurant

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BethS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic whiskey! Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We waited quite a bit to get our drinks. Was about 15 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was Celebrating a friends Birthday.
Excellent Service & Delicious Food.

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Outforthenight
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We sat in a corner booth, we didn’t have a waitress to place our order for 30 minutes after being seated. We had to ask if we had a waitress, then had to wait for one to be assigned to us. The food was excellent, I was underwhelmed with the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration: Excellent Service & Food

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JackB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this joint! Drinks, food, service, Atmosphere, and prices were all fair. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was excellent.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall it was good. Service was something that needs to be worked on. We should not have waited almost 10-15 minutes before getting anything at our table. That includes being noticed by the staff.
I would return again however.

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Andre
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good not great. Bar was amazing. Great selection of whiskeys. Cocktails were tasty. Bartender was super friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back!

LH
LaverneH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went for my birthday and had a wonderful time. Great time

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RachelF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and HUSBAND luv it recommended to my family and friends

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AdryanB
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The St. Louis Style Ribs and brisket were great! The sauces were great too! Everything else was ehh. The baked beans seemed under cooked and so did the macaroni. Overall I’d say the place was okay.

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vipLoveVegas
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic server. She was really busy with a larger party and the manager stepped in to take our drink order and entree order. He is the true example of Teamwork!! Love this place, very accommodating!

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maggie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service. Entrees were very good. I had the baby back ribs which were very good and meaty. Hubby had rib tips and brisket combo, also very good. Sides left a little to be desired. Brussel sprouts were almost raw.
Birthday ice cream from the wait staff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and clean

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

It was hotter in the restaurant than outside. Floors were slippery because of the humidity and the drinks were not very good. Do not recommend the Chi Chi it was actually kinda nasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany was our server and was amazing the whole way. A+ to her and the rest of the staff. Food was excellent as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca did a wonderful job as a server and the food and beer were very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ! Great service

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TerenceW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great cocktails! Definitely recommend!

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EboniT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is my second visit to this restaurant and the food is always excellent!

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RuthB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks was kinda watered down but overall I like it

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed myself. My whiskey flight was curated by the bartender and she did a phenomenal job. I also enjoyed the blood orange martini. The brisket was so tender and the hot bbq sauce had just the right amount of spice. I didn’t really like the sauce that accompanied the fried alligator and the mac and cheese could use a pinch of salt, but overall I enjoyed the drinks/food/atmosphere. I’ll definitely be back!

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vipArturoB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had the brisket and it was very dry and also had the smoked chicken. It too was dry but not as dry as the brisket. i frequent smokehouses and have never had super dry food. Taste was decent though. Ambiance and drinks are nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We love True BBQ. The only thing that was uncomfortable was the air conditioning was not on. It was 93 degrees. The food was delicious. Pork shoulder, pulled pork and fried chicken were outstanding. The hummus plate with pita and veggies to start.

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FrequentDiner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times, food is always top quality, but their alcoholic drinks are waaaaay overpriced.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu has changed, we were really looking forward to the burnt ends. Some of the food items could’ve used more seasoning. Over all the experience was great. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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JennieW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going but for sure not the last!! Food was amazing, service was great!

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CindyD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The food was great but we were told we would be sitting 6 feet apart and they sat a man about 3 feet from me. We had a 5 day old baby with so it was important to me that we were 6 feet from someone else. Food was great. Service wasn't very good...I had to get up and ask for refills on pop and bbq sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and atmosphere

SR
vipSandraR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brisket in the area

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CheryllA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Excellent brisket!

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juang
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service i have to go back

TK
TeresaK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would definitely go back here. Very easy to find. Service was great. I felt very safe here. Everyone had masks on and every other table was empty.

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vipDianeM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The patio was wonderful and the wait staff was sweet and very efficient.

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MelissaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was kind and friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and food was delicious! Great vegan/vegetarian options. I had the vegan Reuben, it was amazing!!

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 279 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.