Chicago Q

BBQ Joint and American Restaurant
1160 N Dearborn St (at W Division St.), Chicago, IL 60610, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 272 votes

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  • barbecue
  • ribs
  • Southern food
  • brisket
  • pulled pork
  • cornbread
  • mac & cheese
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  • fancy
  • louis slab
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  • bourbon
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  • grits
  • brunch food
  • great value
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  • good for a late night
  • Kobe beef
  • Ashley R.

    Macaroni was yummy so were the baby back ribs 😍

    Ashley Rudolph · 6 days ago
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  • Mike B.

    Pickles are great

    Mike Bechtel · 2 weeks ago
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  • Nikole F.

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

    Nikole Fuqua · March 21
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  • 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
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  • Jason K.

    The chips are so good! Great place

    Jason Khoo · March 14
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  • Chris B.

    Terrible service, TERRIBLE

    Chris Bartlow · February 18
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  • 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
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  • octa f.

    183 W Jackson Blvd #1270 Chicago, IL 60604, USA

    octa finance · January 10
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Christine H.

    Mix the traditional and spicy BBQ sauces. Yum!

    Christine Hong · November 18, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Stephanie H.

    Yummy BBQ chips when you sit down.

    Stephanie Hardiman Simon · September 22, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Ryan

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

    Ryan · September 12, 2014
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  • Casey J.

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

    Casey J · September 4, 2014
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  • George M.

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

    George Miller · August 31, 2014
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  • Ainsley F.

    Cornbread is amazing

    Ainsley Faux · August 24, 2014
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  • Aaron D.

    Baby back ribs. Yum.

    Aaron Davis · August 17, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Carol F.

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

    Carol Fowler · May 11, 2014
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  • Adam M.

    The Kobe Chopped Brisket is out of this world.

    Adam Marsch · May 3, 2014
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  • Brian G.

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

    Brian Gallas · March 28, 2014
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  • Vaughn A.

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

    Vaughn Allen · March 22, 2014
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  • Jeff B.

    Great whiskey selection.

    Jeff Buckley · February 7, 2014
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  • Rosie C.

    Try the BBQ Flight - hits the stop.

    Rosie Cavero · February 7, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Emilio C.

    This is great BBQ in a nice atmosphere in Chicago.

    Emilio C · November 6, 2013
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  • tankboy

    The bourbon flights are delightful. Try one!

    tankboy · October 13, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Kisha J.

    The food was plentiful and tasty!!

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

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

    Pamela Carpenter · September 21, 2013
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  • Todd C.

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

    Todd Carpenter · September 21, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Anthree

    Kobe beef brisket is soo good. Must try the alligator, it is so tender.

    Anthree · August 16, 2013
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  • Pie F.

    Pretty good. Plenty food

    Pie Face · August 13, 2013
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  • Gina E.

    Mashed potatoes are a must try!

    Gina Elisa · July 24, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Gerard B.

    Try the meat

    Gerard Blanton · July 21, 2013
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  • Kristina K.

    Pulled chicken Sandwich and corn bread are excellent .. Fried green tomatoes are a fail

    Kristina Kiernan · June 20, 2013
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  • Peter H.

    Leave room for dessert

    Peter Hopkins · June 15, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Gretchen S.

    Ahhhmazing...seriously!

    Gretchen Schauffler · June 8, 2013
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  • USA TODAY

    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
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  • Martina S.

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

    Martina Smith · May 5, 2013
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  • Alicia N.

    Order the pork shoulder- amazing to watch chef LeeAnn tear it apart!!

    Alicia Nisberg · May 4, 2013
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