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Chicago Q

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” (23 reviews)
“cornbread” (124 reviews)
“pulled pork” (84 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have never been so excited to write a review before. I love love love this place. The food portion was obviously large but it was good. I wouldn't order the chicken wings as it was a bit tasteless for me but their pulled pork...More

Thank Harriet11C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent service, great food and reasonable price. The wait staff was exceptional, the more than met the needs of our table of four adults and two teens.The resturant is very clean and neat. No complaints at aii. All positve.

Thank Jerold W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this very much! My husband not so much. The different sauces were great. The waitress was not very bright and a terrible waitress. We sat outside and it was gorgeous and comfortable. Highly recommend the lemonade cocktail.

Thank cheyanne040277
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh man. This is the worst BBQ rib I've ever had. This was my first time trying their ribs and this was just so disappointing. I placed a take out and they gave me this meat that was COLD and DRIED to the max! And...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 7 August 2017 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 6 August 2017 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 3 August 2017

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 19 July 2017

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 11 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
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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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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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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