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Chicago Q

) #64 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Barbecue
1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720
+1 312-642-1160
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cornbread” (120 reviews)
“pulled pork” (80 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 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! Always look to TripAdvisor for places to eat and this place didn't let me down. Wednesday night dinner-It was busy but easily got a table inside. Outside seating was full. Atmosphere: casual. Indoor, outdoor and bar seating. Inside had many tables. Menu:...More

Thank KyGirlLovesSC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great experience. Much like a Mexican Restaurant, they keep the before meal chips coming. Except in this case they are house made BBQ chips. Along with that, House Pickles are also served. Both were delicious. Opted for the Prime Rib Burnt Ends appetizer as a...More

Thank NathanKelp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ruined every other meal since... and presumably every one in the foreseeable future. The only good news is that I don't live in town, so I won't balloon to 500# like I would if I lived even one mile closer.

Thank leslie3259
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was so good!! Highly recommend!! We had the prime brisket burnt ends for apps, then the competition ribs, baby back & St. Louis & pulled pork & prime rib. Side of Mac n cheese. It was great food! So enjoyed!! pork

Thank DenaGayle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend, very cosy atmosphere. First alligator I had in my life, and it was very good!! Enjoyed it!

Thank Marija T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in the city for a quick getaway. Saw this as we were walking by. Decided to walk in. Great place. Much bigger than you would think. Lots of good "home made" food. I had a pulled pork sandwich which was...More

Thank crown45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress recommended the competition ribs. They did not disappoint. Everyone at the table the happy with what they ordered. I would definitely come back.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Chicago for the NRA (restaurant, not rifle) Show. I have family here and invited a dozen or so down impromptu to celebrate a sister's birthday. Beyond the lack of customer service free m the hostess, the food is sooo very yummy. The complimentary pickles,...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! Stumbled upon it a few years ago when I lived down the street and have continued to return when I am in the neighborhood. I have brought 10+ visiting friends & family here who all...More

Thank Shalyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a good business dinner here recently. Upmarket BBQ joint in the center of the city. Nice building on Dearborn with some outdoor seats and then lots of indoor seating inside. Nicely styled inside with a good ambience and feel. Friendly and helpful staff with...More

Thank sing_trav_888
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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what is a Chicago Q member?
18 October 2016|
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Response from Carla P | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I have no idea..i Just went there and had a great dinner.I don't know anything about membership..
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Matthew M
Is there a dress code or an accepted style of dress for men?
12 January 2015|
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Response from LimaB | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. No dress code.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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