Big Jones

Big Jones

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Andersonville
5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave), Chicago, IL 60640, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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    MafiaHairdresser J.
    "Andouille Bloody Marys, Beignet and Fried Green Tomatoes Heaven!"(19 Tips)
    Rob F.
    "Eggs New Orleans is delicious, but I wouldn't recommend the gumbo."(5 Tips)
    "little gumbo gravy."(7 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "Toasted Pimiento Cheese Sandwich"(2 Tips)
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  • Southern food
  • beignets
  • brunch food
  • fried chicken
  • seafood
  • grits
  • crab cakes
  • cake
  • breakfast food
  • biscuits
  • gumbo
  • good for dates
  • eggs
  • sweet tea
  • fried green tomatoes
  • crawfish
  • cheeseburgers
  • popovers
  • cornbread
  • blood sausage
  • Kevin S.

    Pickled vegetables plate is plenty big enough to share and a nice beginning to a meal with friends...

    Kevin Smokler · September 13
  • Michael D.

    Best Cajun food I've ever had. Possibly one of the best brunch spots in the city. Make sure to try the biscuits and gravy - don't sleep on the Bloody Mary either.

    Michael DiGilio · August 2
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    It was had to choose what to eat. ❤️ the Signature Fried Chicken, not greasy and delicious crisp skin, the New Orleans Benedict and the Crab Cakes. Complimentary Beignets are amazing! Great place!

  • Jennifer N.

    Brunch - fantastic benedicts, French toast, omelettes, and great coffee and wonderful tea selection!

    Jennifer Newham · July 12
  • David D.

    Pimiento cheese burger is great.

    David Demaree · May 17
  • Sabina K.

    Shrimp and grits, biscuits, fried plantains. Butter is in everything.

  • Bitches Who Brunch

    Yes, complimentary beignets are provided to welcome you in, while getting you in the mood for rich, southern, dishes inspired by New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, Carolina Lowcountry, and Appalachia. Read more

    Bitches Who Brunch · April 29
  • Ricky S.

    Bring your appetite. Plenty of good choices.

    Ricky Sherrill · April 10
  • Chicago Tribune

    Check out the seasonal pickle tasting plate including pickled watermelon rind, seasoned heavily with ginger and coriander. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · February 25
  • Chicago Tribune

    A "Louisiana Mardi Gras Odyssey" will be the theme for this year's Restaurant Week menu. Alligator and andouille sauce, crawfish etouffee, gateaux de roix (king cake) among their great options. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · February 4
  • Daniel D.

    The chicken sandwich is by far the best I've ever had. Bloody Mary's are also good and spicy.

    Daniel Di Tomaso · January 23
  • Morsel

    In need of an award-winning cheeseburger? You've come to the right place. Order the Pimiento Cheese Burger. perfect for a weekly lunch or dinner ritual with a cold Begyle beer from the tap. Read more

    Morsel · November 13, 2014
  • Morsel

    Get the wood-grilled duck tamales with chocolate mole. The mole is a simple purée of pecans, pumpkin seeds, benne seeds, sultana raisins, spices, chocolate, and a little gumbo gravy. Read more

    Morsel · November 13, 2014
  • Morsel

    Order the boozy pears, gooey cake, cookies and ice cream. Boozy pears and cakes are heated for service, with a basting of molasses. The almond ice cream is simply raw almonds steeped in cream. Read more

    Morsel · November 13, 2014
  • Laura D.

    Sweet potato pancakes and crawfish/andouille/cream cheese omelette were a little too good. Beignets while you wait for your food.

    Laura D. · November 10, 2014
  • Kristy F.

    Catfish, comfort food, cocktails, beignets

    Kristy Framke · November 6, 2014
  • EJ E.

    I loved this place ask to eat outside, if it's nice weather.

    EJ Ellis · October 8, 2014
  • Chris S.

    The cocktails at Big Jones are worth every penny and then some. On Mondays though they're half the price, which makes everything right with the world.

    Chris Steele · October 7, 2014
  • Stephanie H.

    Slow service. Free beignets but they're denser than others.

    Stephanie Hardiman Simon · September 14, 2014
  • Kirstjen L.

    I think this place might be my favorite brunch in Chicago. Love the shrimp & grits. And those beignets are divine.

    Kirstjen Lorenz · September 5, 2014
  • Brittany N.

    Great brunch. Beignets served with every meal

    Brittany Nicole · August 30, 2014
  • Peyton

    Corn cakes. Best brunch dish I may have ever had in all my days.

    Peyton · August 23, 2014
  • Michelle G.

    Good food! Four Square recommended it to me!

    Michelle Godfrey · August 16, 2014
  • Chris S.

    Everything is fantastic here.

    Chris Shackleton · August 8, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Marianne Sundquist, chef of Mess Hall & Co., eats here on her nights off. She loves the Shrimp & grits. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    The sweet potato pone really takes the johnnycake. Mixed with bourbon-soaked bacon, it leans toward the savory side, though the corn crust could also serve as some solid tart material. Read more

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • Benjamin B.

    Service is terrible and slow. I decided to leave.

    Benjamin Boyle · March 29, 2014
  • Ed L.

    Can't go wrong here, no matter what you order, but I recommend making reservations.

    Ed Levine · March 24, 2014
  • Ed L.

    You can't go wrong, no matter the choice! We had the blood sausage, salad, brussel sprouts, duck, flatiron steak and coconut creme pie. Service, atmosphere and food were absolutely fabulous.

    Ed Levine · February 12, 2014
  • Time Out Chicago

    The pimiento cheeseburger at Big Jones is one of the 100 best things we ate this year.

    Time Out Chicago · December 20, 2013
  • Lori O.

    We had a fabulous brunch! The food was super tasty yumminess and the cocktails were fun, interesting and delicious. Good service too!

    Lori O. · August 28, 2013
  • Katherine M.

    I found their collard greens to be very bitter - would recommend you avoid those. The corn bread is delicious though.

    Katherine Meyer · July 13, 2013
  • Elizabeth W.

    Meh - not worth it. My husband ordered OJ & received a mimosa. Good thing he isn't a recovering alcoholic! My order was totally wrong and by the time correct order came my husband was already done.

    Elizabeth W. · July 7, 2013
  • Larry H.

    Took my partner for his BDay and we won't be back. Food poisoning for the both of us! While it could've been that one time, it only leaves one to guess how unclean that kitchen/staff are. #disgust

    Larry Hall · July 6, 2013
  • Rebecca W.

    Beef fat fries! Oh my!

    Rebecca W · June 21, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Plan ahead! The fried chicken is delicious, but only available for lunch, and it takes 30 minutes to make.

    Serious Eats · May 21, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    The Toasted Pimiento Cheese Sandwich is one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches--housemade Sally Lunn bread is loaded with butter and slathered with flavorful pimiento cheese.

    Serious Eats · May 14, 2013
  • Karen K.

    The chef needs to learn how to cook collard greens. I am from the South and I have never seen nor eaten bright green collard greens. There's a reason why you cook them to death.

    Karen Kelley · May 11, 2013
  • Chico L.

    If you love brown liquor - join the Bourbon Society. Try all 46 whiskeys!

    Chico Lansiri · April 26, 2013
  • Steve C.

    Lamb is amazing.. Highly recommended!

    Steve Carson · April 14, 2013
  • Erica M.

    Intelligentsia coffee is delicious and they give you real, thick cream and actual sugar cubes for it. Complimentary beignets melt in your mouth. The grits with cheese and butter are mandatory.

    Erica McKeehen · April 13, 2013
  • Time Out Chicago

    Trust us, you don’t want even a morsel of the Pimiento cheeseburger to go anywhere but in your mouth. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · March 20, 2013
  • William T.

    The Venison Sausage rules!

    William Troutman · March 17, 2013
  • laura h.

    Try the Eggs New Orleans

    laura honeycutt · March 16, 2013
  • Daniel N.

    Great brunch. Have the gumbo.

    Daniel N · January 20, 2013
  • Ro S.

    Must have fried chicken. Yup fried chicken. Who knew??

    Ro Sandoval · January 11, 2013
  • laura h.

    The antebellum rice waffle, with potted duck, pecans and sage, is to die for

    laura honeycutt · January 6, 2013
  • Tiffany Y.

    Taste like home!

    Tiffany Young · January 2, 2013
  • Jenni M.

    Boarding House Lunch is the best fried chicken meal up north.

    Jenni Moy · December 7, 2012
  • David B.

    Hungry anyone? Get your southern on here!

    David Bell · December 5, 2012

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