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Big Jones

Big Jones

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Andersonville, Chicago
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  • Amy R.
    Amy Robertson2 weeks ago
    Fabulous southern inspired food that isn't just fried and heavy
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 30
    Weekend brunch features staples such as gumbo, shrimp & grits and the popular Eggs New Orleans, a riff on eggs benedict with blue crab cakes. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 16
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GoffJune 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing restaurant. Not your average southern place.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 31
    Beaujolais Villages Vintage Rosé 2015 ($10). “It is beachy and delicious with a hint of wild strawberry and sea salt,” says manager Winter Colloton. Read more
  • Karen B.
    Buckwheat banana pancakes with creme anglais and pecans are like dessert. So order some bacon to make it more savory.
  • Aimee
    AimeeMay 13
    The food was ok. I ordered the benedict (on a biscuit instead of a popover) and was the only person happy with my food.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 6
    This spot has been around a while, but its new Boarding House lunch (with juicy fried chicken) hearty brunch platters and dishes culled from decades and centuries-old recipes has given it new life. Read more
  • maite a.
    maite aMay 1
    Everything is good
  • ISC C.
    One of the best places for fried chicken
  • Tasting Table
    In the mood for some good 'ol southern home-cooking? Head to Big Jones for everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to gumbo. And don't forget to try their delicious bread made in-house! Read more
  • Diego R.
    Diego ReynosoFebruary 29
    Souther cooking at its best from the fried chicken to the homemade charcuterie
  • Laura R.
    Laura RokitaFebruary 16
    Have to get the fried chicken!
  • Erika D.
    Erika DavisFebruary 13
    Fried chicken is a must. It's sooo delicious. Loved their jalapeño bread too. I can eat that forever.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 10
    Eggs New Orleans (crab cakes and poached eggs on a popover) is incredible. Plus great cocktails and complimentary beignets for all!
  • Marc E.
    Marc EJanuary 25
    Eater '16 BEST FRIED CHX: bird soaks in herbed brine; dusted in flour coating & fine white cornmeal, gilded w/spices like sage and nutmeg; & finished in a combination of lard, ham drippings, & butter
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckDecember 23, 2015
    The fried chicken is awesome, but brunch is the best time to go
  • Jaye J.
    Jaye JalsoNovember 28, 2015
    Service was friendly and the food is as good as they say. Had the catfish and black beans for breakfast and it was delicious. Biscuits & gravy pretty good, but very different.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmoklerSeptember 13, 2015
    Pickled vegetables plate is plenty big enough to share and a nice beginning to a meal with friends...
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioAugust 2, 2015
    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.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewhamJuly 12, 2015
    Brunch - fantastic benedicts, French toast, omelettes, and great coffee and wonderful tea selection!
  • David D.
    David DemareeMay 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pimiento cheese burger is great.
  • Sabina K.
    Sabina KajtezovicMay 16, 2015
    Shrimp and grits, biscuits, fried plantains. Butter is in everything.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchApril 29, 2015
    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
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillApril 10, 2015
    Bring your appetite. Plenty of good choices.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 25, 2015
    Check out the seasonal pickle tasting plate including pickled watermelon rind, seasoned heavily with ginger and coriander. Read more
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 4, 2015
    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
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel Di TomasoJanuary 23, 2015
    The chicken sandwich is by far the best I've ever had. Bloody Mary's are also good and spicy.
  • Morsel
    MorselNovember 13, 2014
    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
    MorselNovember 13, 2014
    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
    MorselNovember 13, 2014
    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
  • Laura D.
    Laura D.November 10, 2014
    Sweet potato pancakes and crawfish/andouille/cream cheese omelette were a little too good. Beignets while you wait for your food.
  • Kristy F.
    Kristy FramkeNovember 6, 2014
    Catfish, comfort food, cocktails, beignets
  • EJ E.
    EJ EllisOctober 8, 2014
    I loved this place ask to eat outside, if it's nice weather.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie Hardiman SimonSeptember 14, 2014
    Slow service. Free beignets but they're denser than others.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I think this place might be my favorite brunch in Chicago. Love the shrimp & grits. And those beignets are divine.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    Great brunch. Beignets served with every meal
  • Peyton
    PeytonAugust 23, 2014
    Corn cakes. Best brunch dish I may have ever had in all my days.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GodfreyAugust 16, 2014
    Good food! Four Square recommended it to me!
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShackletonAugust 8, 2014
    Everything is fantastic here.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Marianne Sundquist, chef of Mess Hall & Co., eats here on her nights off. She loves the Shrimp & grits. Read more
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    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
  • Ed L.
    Ed LevineMarch 24, 2014
    Can't go wrong here, no matter what you order, but I recommend making reservations.
  • Ed L.
    Ed LevineFebruary 12, 2014
    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.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The pimiento cheeseburger at Big Jones is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk
  • Lori O.
    Lori O.August 28, 2013
    We had a fabulous brunch! The food was super tasty yumminess and the cocktails were fun, interesting and delicious. Good service too!
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MeyerJuly 13, 2013
    I found their collard greens to be very bitter - would recommend you avoid those. The corn bread is delicious though.
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth W.July 7, 2013
    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.
  • Larry H.
    Larry HallJuly 6, 2013
    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
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WJune 21, 2013
    Beef fat fries! Oh my!
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