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Big Jones

#547 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
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5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2121 (Balmoral)
+1 773-275-5725
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Ann Arbor, MI
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our table of 6 was seated in the almost empty restaurant after a brief wait at the hostess station although we were there first thing in AM for our reservation. The waitstaff checked with the kitchen, and informed us that our request for a vegetarian substitution (hush puppies) was not an option for the sausage in the Simple Breakfast ($11).... More 

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Sunday brunch, went with friends who live nearby. The owner/chef was at the front greeting guests and I thought - "Nice!" Well he should have been in the kitchen supervising what was being served. It took forever before the server showed up and then we felt that he could have cared less why were were there or what we... More 

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Thank GlenClarkST
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Cute spot with a touch of New Orleans cuisine. The food is good, service is friendly. If you are looking for Cajun in Chicago, give big Jones a shot.

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Thank jim590
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

After running a few errands in the city, and driving past the new hotel construction near Wrigley Field (GO CUBS!), we were looking for a later breakfast/lunch/brunch place nearby. We were too late to catch the last seating at M Henry, but remembered Big Jones and headed there instead. A really good-tasting and filling Cajun-style breakfast hit the spot, with... More 

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Thank michael W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a friend's birthday dinner. We were seated in the back room which was fine but lacked the atmosphere of the rest of the restaurant. They began a Mardi gras fixed price menu 33$ pp, and everyone at the table had to order it. So we did. You had your choice of three appetizers, bread to share, choice... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small, very good restaurant in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.it's known in town for its brunch and fried chicken, and the brunch reputation is well deserved Three of us had the Bayou Teche omelette and we all thought it was very good. Our fourth member of the group has the Big Jones Benedict and she also liked... More 

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Thank Barry M
Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a unique restaurant with an extensive menu. Orleans type of food, delicious and reasonably priced. Good for breakfast or dinner. They do a great business, so definitely make reservations.

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Thank ppanessa
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,692 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

So what's a native of southern Indiana who studied trombone in college doing cooking up the best southern fried chicken this side of the Mason-Dixon Line? Meet owner/chef Paul Fehribach, who opened Big Jones in 2008 at 5347 North Clark Street in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Since then, his restaurant has been hailed as "Best New Restaurant" and "Best Brunch" and... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

So banana pancakes are great and coffee is good... but I was having brunch with my boyfriend over skype, and while drinking my cappuccino they told me that I was taking too long and that they needed my table. Basically they kicked me out. I had two main dishes and a coffee and left a good tip just because the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic brunch with friends. This was my second time dining at Big Jones, first for brunch. Had a very relaxed slow brunch with a group of friends. Even though the place was packed and people were waiting to get a table, we didn't feel rushed. Some of the food highlights ... Mushroom and grits - a very savory twist on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2121
    (Balmoral)
  • Public Transportation: Clark bus, Damen bus (on Ashland), Berwyn 'L' stop on Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-275-5725

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?