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Chicago Q

#152 of 7,854 Restaurants in Chicago}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720
+1 312-642-1160
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“cornbread” (125 reviews)
“pulled pork” (82 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. Four of us dined here over Thanksgiving week. We tried most of the meats and sides. Everything was outstanding. The ribs were my personal favorite, my husband loved the pulled pork and the brisket was amazing too. Oh and the pickles...More

Thank Gottahavesunshine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked Chicago Q because of the set traditional turkey and trimmings Thanksgiving meal. Being for overseas we wanted to experience a traditional meal. We were disappointed. The turkey was so melt in your melt and delicious, and usually I don't get excited by turkey....More

Thank Candice E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10/5. I know its a bit childish to give somewhere such a great score. But I cannot tell you how good the food is at this place. Best ribs in the WORLD. Service great. We even got a tour of the kitchen I thought I...More

Thank familywatts2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Q. We sat at the bar, and enjoyed people watching. We loved our food, and the bartender made the evening fun. I’d return for the Happy Hour!

Thank Christy B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The team of 5 had the platter and 3 sides with 2 appetisers which was enough room for desserts. The cakes that came out between the 5 of us we could not finish half of the carrot and chocolate cakes. The cakes are very recommended...More

Thank daddy-0h
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome!!! Great food...the cornbread was amazing and the brisket meatballs and corn grits were out of this world!!!

Thank Jame C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed everything about our brunch--from the friendly, professional service to the always delicious food (and coffee)! The ambience is comfortable, too. There are plenty of other reputable -- nay, outrageously popular-- restaurants in the neighborhood, but Chicago q is making us less and less...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Came her with my Daughter and her partner for an evening meal. Wasn’t too busy for a Saturday and we got straight in. Servers were friendly and helpful and the delivery of the food quick. I had ribs which were well cooked and even the...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We have been here before, loved it and loved it more this time around. An European friend said he had the best ever ribs here. Ribs were plentiful and delicious. Service was excellent and friendly. Extensive bar. Will be here again and again cheers

Thank RamSRam
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Great higher end BBQ! Lovely atmosphere, great service AND food excellent. LARGE portions. Had the ribs. Was with a large group, all food was delish. Would highly recommend for a great evening. Priced right, service and all was good.

Thank Casey1
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720
  • Public Transportation: Red line at Clark and Division. Walk east to Dearborn then South to 1160 N. Dearborn and you are at BBQ heaven. Bus 36 will take you to Clark and Division as well.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-642-1160
  • E-mail
Chicago q is not your ordinary barbecue joint. Since opening in 2010, Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen has created a barbecue experience like none other by using the highest quality meats seasoned with house-made rubs while served in a Savannah-style dining room, imbued with Southern charm and comfort. The restaurant serves Whippen's award-winning competition fare alongside regional favorites from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee, which pair perfectly with the best selection of rare and exclusive bourbons in Chicago. Whether in the neighborhood or traveling to the city, a group of two or one of 50, Chicago q is the ideal space for any gathering or occasion.
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