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“Pricey but delicious”
Review of Q-BBQ Oak Park

Q-BBQ Oak Park
Ranked #31 of 154 Restaurants in Oak Park
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Description: Michelin-Rated BBQ Restaurants in Downtown LaGrange, Naperville, Chicago-Lakeview, Schererville, IN and Oak Park! Smoked Texas Brisket, Burnt Ends, Memphis Ribs, Spicy Sausage, Pulled Pork, Chicken and Chicken Wings! Fresh Homemade Sides & Sauces.
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Description: Michelin-Rated BBQ Restaurants in Downtown LaGrange, Naperville, Chicago-Lakeview, Schererville, IN and Oak Park! Smoked Texas Brisket, Burnt Ends, Memphis Ribs, Spicy Sausage, Pulled Pork, Chicken and Chicken Wings! Fresh Homemade Sides & Sauces.
Reviewed January 10, 2018

When you eat BBQ, you go there for the flavor, and this place has the flavor. The ribs, the brisket, the mac n cheese... they're all so good. But wow, the price is high. I feel you can go to a steakhouse and get a great steak for less money. But you don't come to Q for steak, you come to get that smoky BBQ goodness. And shazam! This place does it right. Best BBQ i've had, anywhere, anytime. If they lowered all the prices by $5, i'd eat there all the time.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

We live a few miles from Q BBQ. This is our go-to BBQ restaurant. I lived in Kansas City, MO for several years. So, my expectations are higher than usual for this type of cuisine. I honestly rate this restaurant highly. Even if it were within the city limits of KCMO, it would do well. I am partial to the burnt ends and smoked, spicy brussel sprouts. There is a combination plate that we have had before (a good choice). Everything on the plate is done well. The atmosphere is something like you would find in KCMO, too. Clean and roomy. Very casual. You order food and a drink at the register, find a table and they bring your food to the table, with plastic utensils. The table has three different types of BBQ sauce (I like the spicy one) and rolls of unbleached paper towels. But, as they say, you can't eat atmosphere. The only hassle about dining here is the lack of easy parking. We have been lucky to find spots a few times. An option is to park in one of the Oak Park garages and walk. In the summer, this isn't bad. In winter, not so much. It is worth the trip.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

OK, I've been here twice, so far. I love this place already! Great BBQ! Great sauce! When a place advertises pulled chicken, and you try it once and it's tender, moist and smoked, OK. But when you go back and it's exactly the same!! Somebody knows real BBQ! I had the smoked tacos the last time there, OMG were they good! Burnt Ends, REAL BURNT ENDS!!!! SO GOOD!!! Pork Belly that was fantastic and I'm not a fan of Pork Belly. If you want real BBQ at a decent price you have to stop here, or in LaGrange, or Naperville or Schererville!!

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Q-BBQ as it was on our "to try list." We ordered at the counter and were able to choose our seating. We shared the Papa Q platter and their BBQ tacos. The Papa Q platter had 10 different BBQ'd meats (we counted:) and there were 3 tacos: burnt ends, pork belly, and brisket. All the meats were smoked to perfection and the corn bread, Mexican street corn and spicy Brussel sprouts were phenomenal. The portions were large and we took enough home for another meal. The service was quick, efficient and the staff very friendly. We shall return.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch, and were severely disappointed. We ordered a sandwich and a rib meal, and ended up disposing of the food and going somewhere else to eat. Maybe it was because we visited in between "rush" times, but the food was not at correct temperatures. The ribs were dried out and there was no saving them with sauce. The staff couldn't have cared less about the horrible quality of our meal, so we just threw everything in the garbage and left. A return trip is not in our future.

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