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Honky Tonk BBQ

1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-3214
+1 312-226-7427
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-3214
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We went here to grab something to eat before we went to a nearby concert. I was very hungry but ended up only eating about half my food. Lukewarm temperature at best and not the biggest or best flavor either. To top it off, everything...More

2  Thank lynnkolt
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Came here on a Sunday night with live Jazz performance. A very busy place, great for people watching who dress up for the event in 20s dress. We tried the sampler platter, with different qualities coming up. The group shared a lot of of sides...More

Thank TBfromDB
Reviewed 18 September 2017

When you walk into the Honky Tonk BBQ, it looks like an old saloon from back in the day. It's a pretty dark atmosphere, but when you order, be ready for some good BBQ. You cannot go wrong with Brisket or Pulled Pork. I met...More

Thank Reggie M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I just want to say that if you like Latin American music, this is the right place on Thursdays. From folkloric to oldies, every week is a different style, but in the same line of music. And don't forget your dancing shoes! The wooden floor...More

Thank Bettyboop177
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Just arrived in Chicago from London & we're both vegetarian so finding suitable local restaurants is tricky but this was good. We shared the girlfriend salad as a starter which was plenty for 2 & tasty it was like a wardolf salad then we had...More

Thank Ad1e69
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went there specifically for a Sunday night as they have "The Fat Babies" performing live mostly ragtime jazz at the venue from 8pm to 11pm and we can swing dance too (Songs played are mostly for Balboa and Charleston unless you wanted to do some...More

Thank Karen_around_d_globe
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Ribs, pulled pork and brisket smoked just right. 3 sauces add a nice accent to the meat without being overpowered. Highly recommended neighborhood joint. Old fashioned bar tops it off.

Thank Allan O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My godson took me here for a Christmas present and he raved about the food. I was not disappointed. The food was very good and there was plenty of it. we each got the sampler and really one to split would have been enough. the...More

Thank aantonsen
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Honky-Tonk BBQ is located at the corner of West 18th Street and South Racine Avenue, in the Pilsen neighborhood, which is a heavily populated area of Chicago. Finding a place to park proved to be a major challenge: we ended up parked three blocks away...More

2  Thank MoneyFace
Reviewed 25 June 2017

In the hearth of Pilsen this wonderful old-style restaurant offers high-quality BBQ with live music and kind service! what else??

Thank totuccio83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-3214
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-226-7427
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