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Buffalo Joe's

American, Bar, Pub
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812 Clark St, Fl LOWR, Evanston, IL 60201-5616
+1 847-425-9740
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10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Chicago
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the fanciest place. You walk in, place order at counter, wait for them to call your order and you pay. Grab a table, and go crazy! I get the suicidecwings, which despite their name, are tame. But friggin delicious, oh yes!!! Pickled jalapeños and a delightfully vinegary hot sauce smother the PERFECTLY COOKED WINGS! All the big chains (and... More 

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Thank tmatta
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll first say that I am not a connoisseur of Chicken Wings like some of you are... however one night about two weeks ago on a Saturday my 12 year old approaches me and says's "Dad, can we go get some chicken wings?" "hmmm" I thought. I knew dozens of places in the area but one place I had not... More 

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Thank Availiam
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Okay. Like most evanstonians, north shore residents, chicago foodies, and amateur or professional critics I, as well as them, LOVE buffalo joe's. This is the location which has the waffle fries, the howard and green bay road locations have WEDGE chips. I have a go to meal, cheddar chips, large RC with light ice, and a single or double order... More 

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Thank broseph_von_bro
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Best in the world but take out it is so gross in side workers are really gatto But the food omg turkey club suicide wings baked potato with broccoli and cheese is fabulous will find no better but you can't eat it is totally gross it is sticky outdated and I'd rather use it on myself than to use their... More 

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Thank Theresa M
Los Angeles
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Been visiting Buffalo Joe's since I was a Northwestern University student in 1988, and this place has not changed one bit since then. Interior is somewhat run down and dingy, but I don't come here for the decor, I come for the world's best buffalo wings and cheddar chips. The wings can be ordered in a single (about 12-15 wings)... More 

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Thank Drew C
Rockford, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Employees are with a ghetto attitude but they have good food! Bathrooms need to be cleaned better on walls, corners! the floors, tables all over need to be cleaned with brushes and bleach! nit to clean. Employees should be spoken too about attitude towards customers. The restaurant needs a updates as its old dirty and needs change! 30 plus years... More 

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Thank BeeJay809
Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Buffalo Joe's is one of the places I always have to visit when I am in Chicago. So far I have eaten there 6 times. Their chicken wings have become the standard I measure all other wings by - and no-one else has come close! Fantastic wings, great waffle fries, and the special sauce is itself worth the trip. A... More 

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Thank Slsta1976
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We used to love Buff Joe's! Family favorite! Well they forgot an item in a carry-out, we called, they were rude and unapologetic. They said we could come back and get it. When we did, Dean the manager was wordless, slapped the missing item on the counter, walked away. No apology, no greeting - I would never treat someone like... More 

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Thank iSteve_58
Evanston, Illinois
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

The barbecue is very tasty and the sauce is so good! The place is friendly and cozy not pretentious. It is well worth going a little out of your way! Half chicken and ribs is my favorite.

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Thank curt f
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

I tried their wings with my son ( and ate in ) and we thoroughly enjoyed the wings. Not ideal as an eat in restaurant just a few stools to eat at the counter but that was okay. We enjoyed them so much that we called in that Sunday for take out wings. My son had the spicy, I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 Clark St, Fl LOWR, Evanston, IL 60201-5616
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-425-9740

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