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Best Chicago Barbecue Restaurants


Craving some flavorful brisket, a pulled pork sandwich or slab of bbq ribs? Try these smokin' spots for some of the best barbecue in Chicago.

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Carson's The Place for Ribs Barbecue
12/20
612 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Ribs from this Chicago mainstay cause cravings --- mostly among tourists and ex-pats. More...

Chicago Kalbi Restaurant Korean
13/20
3752 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
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Cook-it-yourself Korean barbecue attracts groups of diners celebrating over soju. More...

Chicago q Barbecue
14/20
Dining Room at Chicago q, Chicago, IL 1160 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Renowned pit mistress Lee Ann Whippen’s Gold Coast digs prove barbecue has officially gone glam. More...

The Fireplace Inn Barbecue
11/20
1448 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Tried and true, this cozy rib joint is one of the city’s most popular spots for barbecue. More...

Lillie's Q Barbecue
13/20
Dining Room at Lillie 1856 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
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A serious barbecue chef brings tried and true family dishes and recipes to Bucktown. More...

The Patio Barbecue
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Dining Room at The Patio, Bridgeview, IL 9100 S. Harlem Ave.
Bridgeview, IL 60455
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Baby-back ribs star at this southwest suburban restaurant with numerous area outposts. More...

Pork Shoppe Barbecue
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Dining Room at Pork Shoppe, Chicago, IL 2755 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Gussied up barbecue, served in a rustic setting, from Tizi Melloul veterans. More...

Robinson's No. 1 Ribs Barbecue
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940 Madison St.
Oak Park, IL 60304
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Winning rib joint in the West Suburbs with a tongue-tingling hot sauce. More...

Smoque BBQ Barbecue
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Dining Room at Smoque BBQ, Chicago, IL 3800 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60641
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Come as you are --- and bring the kids --- to this down-home barbecue pit. More...

Sumi Robata Bar Japanese
13/20
Dining Room at Sumi Robata Bar, Chicago, IL 702 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Unfussy, memorable robata fare from Gene Kato, a Japonais vet. More...

Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern Barbecue
12/20
Dining Room at Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern, Chicago, IL 1655 N. Sedgwick St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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One of the city’s most steadfast --- and beloved --- barbecue joints, once frequented by Frank Sinatra. More...

Uncle Bub’s Barbecue
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132 S. Cass Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559
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Serious suburban smoke shack puts on a mean pig roast. More...

Weber Grill Restaurant American
11/20
Dining Room at Weber Grill Restaurant, Chicago, IL Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown
539 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Find upscale backyard barbecue on Weber kettle grills at this pit stop. More...




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