Big Ed is behind the pit at this Lake County BBQ joint. Everything is made from scratch daily, including the delicious desserts.
CCK is a BBQ institution in the Northwest suburbs. Only open two days a week, CCK offers classic BBQ along with unique twists on BBQ staples.
Chicago q is an upscale barbeque experience. Chef and Professional Pit Master Lee Ann Whippen brings southern-style barbeque to Chicago with house-made rubs and quality meats, like Kobe brisket, which are smoked in wood-burning smokers early each morning. A variety of tasty homemade sauces are served on the side allowing the flavors of the meat to shine through. The menu also includes a variety of classic southern sides like Fried Green Tomatoes and tasty cornbreads. The atmosphere is modern and hip.
This casual neighborhood spot serves the cuisine of the South, from barbecue to Cajun and Tex-Mex to Mexican.
For over forty years, the Gale Street Inn has been renowned as one of Chicago's favorite places for BBQ Ribs. Also, try steaks, chops or fresh seafood selections.
A no-nonsense, counter-service BBQ restaurant, serving their famous succulent, tender pork chops and other classic BBQ fare.
A family run rib joint with a firey secret sauce. The location is much bigger than where they first opened, so expect to enjoy your food and classic sides while admiring their custom made 8-foot smoker.
Honky Tonk BBQ serves up Memphis-style barbecue. All of the briskets and ribs are lightly seasoned, allowing the flavor of applewood to spice the meat. Heart-healthy side dishes counter all the cholesterol, including an amazing salad of mixed greens, walnuts and blueberries.
Located in trendy Wicker Park, Lillie’s Q serves award-winning barbecue and Southern comfort food in chic, minimalist digs.
Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed is a comfortable neighborhood gathering place serving kosher barbecue, in-house smoked meats and a variety of vegetarian options prepared in a nut-free environment. You’ll find a great cocktail program as well. Profits are shared with local charities.
A flavorful barbeque restaurant offering a wide variety of smoked meats and vegetables in a spirited atmosphere. Live musical entertainment 7 nights a week.
Classic barbeque served in a hip, neighborhood environment. Smoque is known for their tender, slow-cooked, beef brisket and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Enjoy macaroni & cheese, corn bread, baked beans, and skin-on French fries done right. Sauces are served on the side, so you can enjoy the full flavor of the meat. BYOB, and an excellent carry-out option as well.