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Best Barbecue Restaurants in Oak Park

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A photo of Famous Dave's - Riverside restaurant
5.0
Exceptional(0)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • Berwyn
Our authentic BBQ starts in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. Our pitmasters hand-rub the meats with a custom blend of spices and cook for hours to extract the natural flavors. We source the highest quality meats and trim them up like we’re in a competition and hand-rub them with the freshest seasonings available to create mouthwatering experiences! In addition to our BBQ and grilled meats, our menu features a selection of salads, sandwiches, side items, and made-from-scratch desserts.
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4.8
Exceptional(1485)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • River North (Chicago)
Booked 40 times today
Bub City is highly regarded for its remarkable Barbecue cuisine according to numerous enthusiastic reviews. Customers extol the delicious barbecue offerings, citing in particular the Mac & Cheese with BBQ pork, barbecue sandwiches, and brisket. The restaurant’s half rack of ribs, accompanied by sides such as baked beans, chipotle-brisket mac and cheese, and spoon bread, has also been exceedingly well-received. Many reviewers also commended the excellent service and the fun, vibrant atmosphere. They were impressed with the considerate staff, generous food portions, and live entertainment. Bub City’s barbecue is so impressive that one customer even called it some of the best they've ever had. It's clear that Bub City has established itself as a prominent destination for barbecue cuisine.
A photo of Briny Swine - Chicago restaurant
4.3
Awesome(57)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • Lincoln Park
Booked 58 times today
Briny Swine Chicago is a seaside-inspired smokehouse and oyster bar in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood featuring Carolina-style barbeque, seafood and Lowcountry classics, served with a side of sass. It’s a local joint where friends and family gather to laugh and forget about life in the big city while they get in on some Southern hospitality and good eatin'. Rosé, bourbon, cocktails and beer are aplenty...and on a steady flow.Whether you’re on vacation, passing by after a long day of work or catchin’ the big game, Briny is that place where all are welcome, from all parts, and no one cares about the rest. Y’all, leave your worries at the door, take a seat, enjoy fine swine, wine and oysters while listening to the sweet sounds of rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass and honkey tonk. We’ll take care of the rest.
A photo of L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(7929)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • Lincolnwood
Booked 137 times today
L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge is highly commended for its authentic American cuisine. This "Wisconsin style" restaurant is known for its "large portions", "traditional food" and "great quality". Their "almond crusted walleye" is particularly popular among visitors, as well as their "barbecued beef ribs" and "double baked potato". L. Woods is often described as a supper club with "clean, red leather booths" and immersive ambiance that reminds guests of a "north woods supper club". The establishment is also praised for its "professional wait staff", "excellent food", "great value" and "fantastic service". Many regular customers recommend making a reservation to fully enjoy this "good, solid American dining" experience.
A photo of Chicago q restaurant
4.3
Awesome(3991)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 20 times today
Chicago q is a top-tier spot for barbecue cuisine located in the heart of Chicago. With a menu filled with some of the best barbecue dishes, it has gathered praises like "best barbecue ribs in Chicago" and "the best brisket ever". Guests often praise the quality and quantity of food, as well as the accompanying sauces, indicating that guests never leave hungry. Additionally, the service and ambiance enhance the overall dining experience, adding a southern charm to the bustling city of Chicago. The array of positive reviews confirm Chicago q's dedication to delivering superior barbecue cuisines, making it a must-visit for barbecue lovers.
A photo of Wilma's Famous BBQ & Tavern restaurant
4.1
Excellent(122)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • River North (Chicago)
Booked 27 times today
Wilma’s Famous BBQ & Tavern is here for Chicago’s BBQ needs. Located on the second floor of 17th n. Wabash, you can feast on traditional bbq made from scratch while enjoying one of our signature drinks served to you by our friendly staff members.
A photo of Bub City - Rosemont restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2078)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • Rosemont
Booked 64 times today
Bub City - Rosemont has carved out a notable place in the American cuisine sector, with patrons lauding their food as "amazing" and "excellent". Their menu offerings, including the Honey Mustard chicken legs, brisket sandwich, mac n cheese and pulled pork are highly praised. Their signature dish, the 3 meat special which features tender brisket and superb dry rub ribs, has been particularly commended. The mac and cheese has been highlighted as creamy and delicious, often a reason for a repeat visit. The restaurant also provides great service, with diners noting the friendly and attentive staff. In summation, Bub City - Rosemont continues to provide an authentic and delightful American dining experience.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | West Loop restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(912)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • Downtown / Loop
Booked 36 times today
Gyu-Kaku, located in the West Loop of Chicago, IL, offers an authentic and enchanting experience of Japanese barbecue cuisine. It has won the hearts of patrons with its incredible service and high-quality dishes. Many reviewers have deemed it the best Japanese BBQ they've experienced. Diners highly recommend especially the Garlic New York Strip Steak, while others express their love for the variety of food packages available. Other highlights include the engaging self-cooking experience, wide range of drinks, and an atmosphere perfect for various occasions. Its excellent service and innovative approach to Japanese cuisine make Gyu-Kaku a true standout in the Chicago food scene.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Streeterville restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2296)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • River North (Chicago)
Booked 74 times today
Gyu-Kaku in Chicago's Streeterville offers an exceptional Japanese dining experience, highly recommended by customers for its quality and authenticity. Reviews highlight the unique experience of grilling their own food, with the Japanese BBQ offering a delightful variation to more common Japanese cuisine styles. The menu features an array of dishes like wagyu, hanger steak, spicy pork, and pork belly, with the wagyu and pork belly being particularly praised. Customers also recommend the lychee mojito and commend the affordable prices and generous portions. They appreciate the dog-friendly outdoor seating area and the meticulous safety measures in place. Having left a lasting impression on those who have lived in Japan, Gyu-Kaku is endorsed as one of the favorite spots in the city for Japanese cuisine.
A photo of Weber Grill - Chicago restaurant
4.5
Awesome(6809)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • River North (Chicago)
Booked 51 times today
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Weber Grill offers an exceptional take on traditional American cuisine that caters to a wide variety of tastes. The restaurant places a unique emphasis on barbecued food, which reviewers hail as one of their distinguishing features. Particular favorites among patrons include the flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth steak, along with the generous, tasty portions that encourage return visits. With a welcoming, attentive staff and a warm, inviting atmosphere, Weber Grill ensures an unparalleled dining experience. Customers have particularly praised the pork chop entree and the fresh, grilled asparagus. The restaurant's ability to cater to dietary needs is also a recurring highlight in reviews. With its exceptional food and service, Weber Grill is a must-visit for fans of American cuisine.
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