Chicago q

4.6
3392 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Since opening our doors in 2010, Chicago q has mastered the art of elevated BBq favorites. From our “Competition” Pulled Pork, St. Louis Ribs, Sliced Brisket, and crisp Coleslaw, Chicago q celebrates delicious, award-winning BBq from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Whether dining in the comfort of our Savannah-style dining room or underneath the lights of our seasonally-constructed pergola, know that you’re getting the finest BBq Chicago has to offer. While you’re here, check out Chicago q’s extensive beverage menu, boasting a well-cultivated bourbon collection with hand-picked flights featured alongside craft cocktails – sure to perfectly compliment the smoky BBq flavors. Chicago q also offers private rooms for special events, accommodating up to 50 guests, as well as, catering to your home or office. Email events@latsko.com for your event & catering needs!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3-6
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Phone number
(312) 642-1160
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Art Smith
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Private party facilities
Chicago q Restaurant features artisanal house-made rubs and sauces and our chefs use wood burning smokers to create the most delicious BBq in Chicago. Southern quality service and a modern ambiance make Chicago q Restaurant the perfect location for your next event.
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Private party contact
our Event Manager: (844) 408-0793
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Catering
Chicago now is offering catering! Visit www.chicagoqrestaurant.com for our catering menu. Please call us at (312) 642-1160 when you re ready to place an order. Please email events@latsko.com for your catering needs!
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Cross street
Division
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Parking details
Valet is offered during business hours at $15/car.
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Public transit
Red line at Clark and Division. Walk east to Dearborn then South to 1160 N. Dearborn and you are at BBQ heaven. Bus 36 will take you to Clark and Division as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Let q do the cooking this Thanksgiving! We're open Thanksgiving Day for Brunch and Dinner! Not interested in dining out? We offer catering as well!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 3392 People Are Saying
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Chicago
60 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Good restaurant but service was a little slow. Food however was good.

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KN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be our top choice to celebrate my husband's birthday every year. The best dry rub bbq ribs! A consistently great experience. I really love the upstairs wine room as well for larger groups - perfect for a group of 20-25 people for a private dinner.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yasssssss 🐖🐖🐖🐖

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JK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect date night restaurant. The waiters were awesome and the entire experience was one to remember. We enjoyed the salads and tastey cornbread-everything was very fresh!

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MJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

VERY loud, but the food was great, so that helped. Our table was not ready for our Sat night reservation, so we went to the bar...

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this place from the Food Network when they went in to do a review. I’m from Chicago and never knew it was here. This place blew my mind! Absolutely amazing!!! Food was excellent, service was really good. Mac N Cheese was to die for!

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ST
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went with family as our last meal in Chicago. We were immediately waited on. Server brought out housemade chips and pickles. Both of our beverages from local breweries were ice cold with chilled glasses. Started with the burnt end appetizer. I would say there were ~10 pieces plus slaw for that. I had the 3 meat plate, wife had the half chicken, and boys had the mac & cheese. Great flavorful food abound. Would recommend coming with an empty stomach or sharing plates. Portion sizes are huge and we wound up taking enough back with us to the hotel to have a second meal. Highly recommend this place and will be back the next time I am in the area!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is very good.
Decor mediocre.
Tables are quite close.
Pretty noisy overall.

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DA
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our sever! Top notch service and amazing food. Best brunch in Chicago.

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BG
New England
73 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding BBQ
The room was too warm and the service was adequate but the food absolutely overshadowed all!
Chips and pickles dangerous they are so good
Brisket and ribs all wonderful
Beans and cornbread awesome too
But wait for it.........you just cannot describe the carrot cake
Obscenely large and ridiculously delicious

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was okay to good, though meat was a bit tough. Portions were adequate for us though we had salads (including a steak wedge and fish salad) and the meatball appetizer. Chairs were amazingly low and a bit uncomfortable to sit in for any amount of time. Next time I'll ask for a booster seat.

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DR
Columbus
68 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food tasted great although a bit greasy....the hush puppies and cornbread. The brisket was fatty.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Used to be a favorite and the food quality greatly suffered.

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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was very good. We live in the neighborhood and in the past we have had a good experience. The quality of the food was excellent. Our evening was ruined by some unruly children whose parents did not do anything to keep them under control. Noisy children are tolerable but children who scream, throw stuff and jump in the seats (it was booth seating) moving the whole thing were unacceptable . The lady sitting next to them even have her food and drink spilled by the actions of the 3 little girls. We complained but being a Saturday night there was no place to move us. We were told the family were regulars. If that was the case why were they seated in the middle of the restaurant were almost everybody was of a certain age, trying to enjoy conversation and a nice meal and wine. The waiters kind of disappeared because they were aware of the Disturbance. My suggestion to Q, find a nice corner for the family to enjoy their meal without ruining the evening for the other patrons who want to enjoy their night out. Train your staff to deal with this situations . Just ignoring it is not the right way. We did get a piece of complimentary cake...nice gesture, but I would have rather have a pleasant ambiance

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KK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very romantic quiet anniversary with my girlfriend. Make sure to get a table facing the city.

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KT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We've been trying to find burnt ends on Chicago BBQ menus, so having read a review that highly praised the ones at Chicago q, we decided to give it a try. I would like to think our experience was just bad luck, but here's how it went down... The ambiance was ok, but I asked for a booth, and both benches in ours had long rips in the material. Our server was friendly and professional enough. We ordered the burnt ends appetizer; a bowl of cole slaw with a decent pile of large-bite-size burnt ends pieces on top. Four dipping sauces are provided. The meat was succulent and each of the sauces was very tasty. I would almost go back just for that one dish. Unfortunately, the cole slaw was gritty, as if something hadn't been carefully rinsed. We also ordered a kale salad, which looked beautiful when it arrived, but had the same grit (as in sand or dirt). This made us pretty uncomfortable. We also ordered the fried green tomatoes, which were thin-sliced, battered and fried, but hard to chew through. I know green tomatoes might not be ripe, but I've had enough fried ones to know they shouldn't be tough under the crust when you bite into them. Finally, we ordered the brisket meatballs, which are served in a bowl with a heaping helping of grits. The meatballs tasted just ok, but the consistency seemed like half meat/half panko, and the brisket flavor was not there. The grits were probably stone ground, as the grain was much coarser than I would have expected (even from stone ground), and the consistency was very thick, dense, and pasty, with no distinct flavor. We told our server about everything, and then a person in a suit came over (mgr?), but did not introduce himself, so my husband pointedly introduced the two of us and asked his name. Awkward. We talked through the issues with the meal, he apologized briefly and said he wouldn't charge us (I should hope not - we didn't eat the food), and that he hoped we would give the restaurant another chance. We probably won't.

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J
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we will definitely be back! Great service, fun place and great good!

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FG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

great place 4 spare ribs and noisy atmosphère, very lively, service very attentionnée, quantities & quality in line with prices, nothing surprising so....

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K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, fun to share and try a sample of everything. Great service - didn't feel rushed or hassled, even in this busy part of the city.

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l
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!! Celebrated our son’s 20th Birthday. We will be back.

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AR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such good food at Chicago q. The ribs are outstanding and the red snapper was surprisingly delicious. Great service on top - especially Mario.

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful birthday dinner at Q with fabulous fried chicken and excellent service.

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f
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Q is our favorite spot in the neighborhood. The food is consistently very good and the service is precise. We typically enjoy the pulled pork and chicken. One of the best values on their menu is the Q2 and Q3. You get a choice of 1/2 chicken or 1/2 slab of ribs and then a choice of one of the pulled meats plus a side. This is enough food to eat there and to take home for lunch the next day if you're not a huge eater.
They also offer a really good salad, that makes a good side...Smoked corn and black bean salad. It's delicious with nice chunks of avocado.

You can't beat them for calling in for take-out too and their happy hour, M-F from 3-6, offers great food and drink specials. If you need to have quiet conversation, just ask on your open table reservation for a quiet booth and you won't be overwhelmed. It's much quieter Sunday to Thursday and gets quite lively on the weekends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Service amazing. Great cocktail menu also

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OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was somewhat shocked by the visible wear and tear of the seating.

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JW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and very nice Q employees. Super good looking manager on Sunday October 21 😉

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A lot of food. Very tasty

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C
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food! Food came almost too quickly and felt rushed.

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TF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Cannot believe that Q charges $2 for "rocks" aka "ice"

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S
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We all enjoyed the experience and appreciate that they are open late. Great for after the theater!

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M
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We live in the neighborhood but hadn’t been back for a while. The menu is more varied now and I liked it better. Still fairly high cost for bbq but overall better

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M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've walked past this restaurant 100 times. Finally, we tried it, and it was really good.
We'll definitely come back.

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SP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive four kinds of rib sauce! Amazing!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service and a Perfect Meal

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A
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here a lot. We always get the Chicago Sour cocktail, the ribs and brisket. It’s always great. The Cole slaw is the best I’ve ever had.

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b
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the service, the food and the atmosphere. Large portions and delicious.

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PR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Brisket was dry. Ribs were slightly better, but still dry.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than we expected!!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This was our 5th time at Chicago Q and this experience was nothing like the first four that kept us coming back. From dirty menus to being stuck in a side room to the food being just 'blah', not sure what happened this time.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot for brunch! Food was great!

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