Chicago Q

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
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • ribs
  • Southern food
  • brisket
  • pulled pork
  • cornbread
  • cocktails
  • mac & cheese
  • louis slab
  • pulled chicken sandwich
  • fancy
  • barbecue
  • bourbon
  • grits
  • brunch food
  • great value
  • Kobe beef
  • pickles
  • big portions
  • fried green tomatoes
  • good for a late night
  • Time Out Chicago

    Try the Competition St. Louis slab from our 100 Best list: These ribs take two additional hours of labor because they’re pulled out of the smoker periodically to baste. These bones are killing it.

    Time Out Chicago · December 6, 2011
  • Crain's Chicago Business

    The Gold Coast's snazzy new Chicago Q brings down-home barbecue uptown, a bit of Felix Unger-meets-Oscar Madison for a power lunch. Read more

    Crain's Chicago Business · November 17, 2010
  • AskMen

    This turkey day, the upscale Gold Coast barbecue joint is whipping up a delectable smattering of sides such as pork sausage and apple stuffing, as well as candied fingerling sweet potatoes. Read more

    AskMen · November 25, 2010
  • Time Out Chicago

    Upscale touches include Kobe brisket and “competition” ribs. Spare ribs (the standard, not the $10-more-expensive “competition” slab), proved tender, with a good dose of smoke and a slightly sweet rub Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 11, 2012
  • Brian H.

    Amazing smoked anything, bread and butter pickles, and cornbread. A southern wet dream.

    Brian Hanscel · November 12, 2011
  • Leyla A.

    Food was delish but wine list is over priced for a Bbq joint

    Leyla Arsan · February 4, 2011
  • Ellie M.

    DON'T order the $3.00 soda. It's a MINI coke bottle with no refills!

    Ellie Martin · November 18, 2010
  • Jake S.

    The Pulled Pork sandwich is delectable and "The Q" uses the PERFECT bun. Try it with the South Carolina Mustard sauce; I couldn't get enough. Is this the best Pulled Pork in Chicago? It might be.

    Jake Smith · June 10, 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
  • Josh V.

    Get some meat.

    Josh V · December 27, 2012
  • Emily B.

    Gorgeous outdoor heated seating

    Emily Belden · October 24, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    Upscale touches include Kobe brisket and a slab of “competition” ribs that goes for about 35 bucks. We prefer the standard spare ribs, which are tender, smoky and sport a slightly sweet rub. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 22, 2012
  • Amy G.

    The ribs are easily some of the best I've eaten, and the kobe brisket is the bomb-diggity. But, don't skip the shaved ice mint julep or the braised collard greens-- both are just right.

    Amy Guth · October 2, 2011
  • Bullfrog & Baum

    Pulled pork, mac n' cheese, and killer bloody mary's are go-to's at this upscale BBQ joint. Can't decide on your smoked meat? Go for the BBQ Flight.

    Bullfrog & Baum · September 14, 2011
  • Myra R.

    Finally found one item on menu that was horrible. The garlic shrimp on grilled polenta. Weird overly spiced (pepper-y in an unpleasant way). Only item I don't recommend

    Myra Rubin · January 15, 2011
  • Ed M.

    When attending Q you must start the meal with their amazing corn fitters. Well balanced and savory flavors, with an amazing chipotle dipping sauce that complements the fritters perfectly.

    Ed Madrigal · December 24, 2010
  • 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
  • Todd C.

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

    Todd Carpenter · September 21, 2013
  • Pie F.

    Pretty good. Plenty food

    Pie Face · August 13, 2013
  • Martina S.

    St. Louis Ribs, Mac n cheese and Brussels sprouts.

    Martina Smith · May 5, 2013
  • David S.

    I hope you came hungry! I would recommend the BBQ flight appetizer to get a feel of the different meats. Then I would get the Kobe ribs... expensive, but the best meat I have ever had!!

    David Sheffer · January 6, 2013
  • Nita B.

    $15 prefix 3 course lunch menu....amazing

    Nita B. · October 19, 2011
  • Cassandra K.

    For an appetizer, definitely try the BBQ flight; Kobe Brisket, Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken. And ABSOLUTELY try the Smoked Dry-Rubbed Wings that are smoked for 40 minutes. Best wings I've EVER had.

    Cassandra Klebs · April 12, 2011
  • Veronica C.

    Yummy pulled pork sandwich!

    Veronica Cervantes · October 10, 2010
  • 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
  • Yuliya S.

    The benedict flight at brunch is amazing and great for people who can't make up their minds. All the meats are present.

    Yuliya Shneyderman · June 9, 2013

    Don't miss the bacon-cheddar hush puppies served with chipotle mayonnaise -- fried, bacon-y, salty goodness all in one bite.

    USA TODAY · June 4, 2013
  • Will L.

    Order the milk and cookies for dessert.

    Will Longhini · November 15, 2012
  • Jeff L.

    My waitress gave me the hot towel treatment... :)

    Jeff L. · August 1, 2012
  • Alli S.

    Mac and cheese plus chips is a delicious sin...'common you deserve it!

    Alli Schuster · May 10, 2012
  • Scott B.

    Top notch Proper BBQ!!!!!!!!

    Scott Berg · January 8, 2012
  • Yang C.

    Waiting an hour for biscuits is a little absurd - have some bloody's while you sit.

    Yang Chen · January 1, 2012
  • Lee L.

    Grab a jar of the bread & butter pickles on the way out! 7$ is a steal!

    Lee Lampert · September 2, 2011
  • Brandon D.

    Pace yourself... Or you won't have room for the phenomenal deserts!

    Brandon Delfino · June 11, 2011
  • Ashok S.

    Overpriced. Yes. But they get all the service aspects of a restaurant right and the food is top notch. Just wish they would ignore the Gold Coast area they reside and were more creative with the menu. Read more

    Ashok Selvam · May 26, 2011
  • MafiaHairdresser J.

    First timers must order the BBq Flight Appetizer.

  • Amanda T.

    Must try: bbq pork, hush puppies and the carrot cake!

    Amanda T. · May 8, 2011
  • Jared H.

    Mint julep y'all.

    Jared Hatch · April 11, 2011
  • Todd C.

    Get a mint Julip. They're strong and tasty

    Todd Carpenter · April 10, 2011
  • Myra R.

    Mmmmm hush puppies & bruleed Mac n Cheese!

    Myra Rubin · December 15, 2010
  • Myra R.

    BBQ happiness :-) Loved the Brûlée'd Mac&Cheese. Really beautiful restaurant, upscale yet comfortable.

    Myra Rubin · October 16, 2010
  • Chris B.

    Terrible service, TERRIBLE

    Chris Bartlow · 1 week ago
  • 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

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