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Chicago Q

) #129 of 7,895 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%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cornbread” (123 reviews)
“pulled pork” (82 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am writing to tell you all how disappointed I was with my birthday dinner I held at Chicago q. When we walked into the restaurant they did not even know about our reservation we made. They had no idea. They were not prepared. My...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will preface this review by saying I have eaten at this restaurant before and it was great. This review is for my most recent visit there and this time was anything but great. It was my boyfriends first time in Chicago and I thought...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a trip to Chicago we were excited to visit the Q for a higher quality meal over the plethora of diners and dives we decided to eat to do Chicago right. This was a mistake. The food is pretty good, I will not take...More

Thank TheRyan23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chicago Q put out a nice plate of BBQ. Straightforward BBQ. Delicious. But this was supposed to be ART SMITH level BBQ. Top Chef Master worthy BBQ. I expected this meal to elevate BBQ into something mind-blowingly good. I expected to be as delighted by...More

Thank jimmymc2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are happy this is a short walk from our condo. We dine here every year for our favorite Barbecue flight appetizer trio of brisket, pork, & chicken with 3 sauces. Corn bread comes with this also.

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

During our last visit in Chicago, we celebrated birthdays dining at Chicago Q, what a great experience ! Everything exceeded expectation, appetizers, GREAT RIBS (and my ribs expectations are high), desserts, and a great service from this team. We had a memorable birhdays dinner. Next...More

Thank mcr52
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I really hoped for better from this place, based on the reviews. The dining area was nice and clean, the seating was comfortable. We ordered the mac n cheese with burnt ends, sliced brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken. The waiter forgot my drink until...More

Thank Scrapin_frame
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food in this place was wonderful. They had all different kinds of sauces available for you to try. The meat was so tender it just fell right off the bone. We had 21 people in our party and all enjoyed their meal.

Thank amandacintron100
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The food is great, the service not so much. Thee bbq is mouthwatering, the service was spotty at best, had to make multiple requests for things before they were delivered and they weren't busy.

Thank mammagogo
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This looks like a home at one time but with large rooms, tall ceilings and quaint. Service and cocktails were impeccable. I recommend the brisket, my wife loved her tri-tip and our friend like bed his chicken. The potato chips were fresh and delicious. Desserts...More

Thank TravelerIV_10
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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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