Chicago Q

BBQ Joint and American Restaurant · Near North Side
1160 N Dearborn St (at W Division St.), Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 349 votes

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    Rosie C.
    "Try the BBQ Flight - hits the stop."(6 Tips)
    Edith T.
    "The Kobe Brisket sandwich is tender and delicious."(6 Tips)
    Pamela C.
    "The pulled chicken sandwich is delicious."(5 Tips)
    Brian H.
    "Amazing smoked anything, bread and butter pickles, and cornbread."(9 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • Southern food
  • ribs
  • brisket
  • pulled pork
  • cornbread
  • mac & cheese
  • benedict flight
  • sandwiches
  • cocktails
  • bourbon
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • fancy
  • good for a late night
  • brunch food
  • great value
  • authentic
  • pickles
  • grits
  • Kelly W.

    Love everything at this restaurant - includes the food and people. You cannot go wrong with any of their options.

    Kelly Wong · 3 weeks ago
  • Nikki B.

    Amazing food. The Mac and cheese and hush puppies were divine. And cocktails - had one that felt strong enough as three but was a great compliment to meal

    Nikki Beauchamp · September 7
  • Edith T.

    The Kobe Brisket sandwich is tender and delicious. Service is great but the cornbread is a little grittier and drier than I am accustomed to.

    Edith Tavera · August 30
  • Jamie H.

    Amazing food, great service, worth every penny!

    Jamie Henley · August 4
  • Regan A.

    The watermelon salad was a refreshing and delicious complement to all the BBQ meat.

    Regan Alanes · July 20
  • ISC C.

    Pickles and BBq chips are irresistible, but don't overdo it! Portions are huge, so it's very easy to over order. Try the BBq or Benedict flight for brunch. Crab cakes have huge chunks of crab meat.

    ISC Chicago · June 28
  • Hugo B.

    BBQ is the best. The benedict tasting is also pretty good. Portions are enormous!

    Hugo Bernardo · June 11
  • Andrew M.

    Everything here is good! Try the coleslaw for sure

    Andrew Meeks · June 8
  • Bri J.

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    Bri Jordan · May 24
  • Ashley R.

    Macaroni was yummy so were the baby back ribs 😍

    Ashley Rudolph · April 12
  • Mike B.

    Pickles are great

    Mike Bechtel · April 3
  • Nikole F.

    The food was just ok. The ribs were not meaty. However, the kettle chips are fantastic

    Nikole Fuqua · March 21
  • Chicago Tribune

    Check out this barbecue joint for Eastern N.C.-style barbecue. Want to act like a true Carolinian? Ask for some slaw with your pork sandwich, but not on the side. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · March 19
  • Jason K.

    The chips are so good! Great place

    Jason Khoo · March 14
  • Chris B.

    Terrible service, TERRIBLE

    Chris Bartlow · February 18
  • Tracey S.

    The food here was only so so. Drinks were watered down and that says a lot from someone who isn't a drinker. The cajun chips are delish and refilled without asking. Love the atomosphere though.

    Tracey Scott · January 13
  • octa f.

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    octa finance · January 10
  • Mypat B.

    If you crave for spare ribs, this should be your favourite address. Half rack is very enough, but go for a full rack if you are really hungry.

    Mypat Bobo · December 11, 2014
  • Cary B.

    Love this place. If you like pork, this place is great. One of the best BBQ options in Chicago.

    Cary Black · December 6, 2014
  • Carolyn S.

    EVERYTHING is amazing. My favorites are the pulled pork & pulled chicken sandwiches & the BBQ Cobb Salad is amazing!!

    Carolyn S · November 19, 2014
  • Christine H.

    Mix the traditional and spicy BBQ sauces. Yum!

    Christine Hong · November 18, 2014
  • Jack H.

    The BBQ is all great. The portions are huge. An appetizer and a q2 platter is usually enough for 4 in my experience.

    Jack Hall · October 4, 2014
  • Arslaan A.

    I've come here twice and have always left underwhelmed. The staff is friendly, great vibe, location and mimosas. The food does leave me a bit underwhelmed, I always think there should be more flavor

    Arslaan Arshed · September 25, 2014
  • Stephanie H.

    Yummy BBQ chips when you sit down.

    Stephanie Hardiman Simon · September 22, 2014
  • Thrillist

    Score brunch with a delicious down-home BBQ twist at this Downtown destination. Try the sweet potato pancakes smothered in pecan butter and bourbon maple syrup, or the Kobe brisket eggs Benedict (!!). Read more

    Thrillist · September 17, 2014
  • Ryan

    Chargrilled oysters are a great app. 3 meat combo best for sharing

    Ryan · September 12, 2014
  • Casey J.

    Great food! Get a variety of 4 BBQ sauces with each order.

    Casey J · September 4, 2014
  • George M.

    Eggs Benedict brunch is very good. Great selection of sauces. Corn fritters

    George Miller · August 31, 2014
  • Ainsley F.

    Cornbread is amazing

    Ainsley Faux · August 24, 2014
  • Aaron D.

    Baby back ribs. Yum.

    Aaron Davis · August 17, 2014
  • Pocket S.

    BBQ chips and sweet pickles to start, a baby greens salad to be healthy, and a full slab ribs to fulfill your stomach. The menu is meat-heavy in big portions, so definitely share, even the q2.

    Pocket Sun · August 10, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    Chef Lee Ann Whippen earned plenty of accolades as a pitmaster on the barbecue competition circuit. Now, she serves the same tender smoked meats at this white-washed plantation-style dining room. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Carol F.

    Smoked chicken is definitely best of the meats. Bottomless mimosas on Sundays.

    Carol Fowler · May 11, 2014
  • Adam M.

    The Kobe Chopped Brisket is out of this world.

    Adam Marsch · May 3, 2014
  • Brian G.

    Absolutely loved it! Everything from the pickles n' chips to the drinks to the q! ^_^

    Brian Gallas · March 28, 2014
  • Vaughn A.

    This is not a BBQ restaurant. It is a BBQ themed restaurant.

    Vaughn Allen · March 22, 2014
  • Jeff B.

    Great whiskey selection.

    Jeff Buckley · February 7, 2014
  • Rosie C.

    Try the BBQ Flight - hits the stop.

    Rosie Cavero · February 7, 2014
  • Leyla A.

    The whiskey list has expanded, flights of 3 available OR try all the whiskey on the list for $75

    Leyla Arsan · January 20, 2014
  • Emilio C.

    This is great BBQ in a nice atmosphere in Chicago.

    Emilio C · November 6, 2013
  • tankboy

    The bourbon flights are delightful. Try one!

    tankboy · October 13, 2013
  • Tess V.

    @chicagoqBBq Omg, Dan is a great bartender/server. The shrimp and grits r 2 die 4 and the pickles & chips r amazing. It ended with a hot aromatic towel. Thnx!!!

    Tess Vismale · October 5, 2013
  • Kisha J.

    The food was plentiful and tasty!!

    Kisha Johnson-Smith · September 22, 2013
  • Pamela C.

    Amazing brunch menu! Try the Southern Eggs Benedict...substitute chicken

    Pamela Carpenter · September 21, 2013
  • Todd C.

    One of the best bourbon lists in Chicago. Awesome mint juleps. Great food. Fantastic service.

    Todd Carpenter · September 21, 2013
  • Stevie C.

    They have bottomless mimosas here. I WILL be back for brunch. Oh, and the brisket sandwich is amazing but the baby back ribs are life changing.

    Stevie C. · September 1, 2013
  • Pie F.

    Pretty good. Plenty food

    Pie Face · August 13, 2013
  • Gina E.

    Mashed potatoes are a must try!

    Gina Elisa · July 24, 2013
  • chris h.

    The cornbread with the peppers was great. Other than that this place was all flash and no substance.

    chris hoover · July 23, 2013
  • Gerard B.

    Try the meat

    Gerard Blanton · July 21, 2013

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