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Best Barbecue Restaurants in Uptown

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A photo of Briny Swine - Chicago restaurant
4.3
Awesome(57)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • Lincoln Park
Booked 60 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 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 Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Lakeview restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(507)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • Lakeview / East Lakeview
Booked 31 times today
Gyu-Kaku, located in the lively Lakeview district of Chicago, is undeniably a staple for Japanese cuisine enthusiasts. Reviewers unanimously praise this restaurant for its exceptional food quality, fun and unique dining experience that includes cooking at the table, and excellent service. A popular choice is the Chef’s choice serving for two, noted for its great value. The Japanese BBQ offered by Gyu-Kaku is repeatedly commended as some of the best around. Outstanding service coupled with a wide variety of delicious Japanese dishes, makes this restaurant a must-visit for a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Daebak Korean BBQ - Wicker Park restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(11)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • Belmont Central / Cragin
Booked 26 times today
Offering modern Korean BBQ using traditional recipes, we have simple menu combos for those who are new to Korean BBQ and premium packages for those who want a complete experience with extensive variety.
A photo of GoldCoast Social restaurant
4.3
Awesome(57)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 7 times today
GoldCoast Social is a highly recommended American cuisine restaurant for its amazing atmosphere, great music, and delicious food. The restaurant's highlighted dishes, the sausage and brisket, are noted for their impressive flavors, resonating with the essence of American cuisine. The venue is also highly praised for its exceptional cocktails, particularly the IYKYK and the apple cider, which perfectly goes along with the fall season. The live band and DJ add a vibrant touch, turning it into a fun and enjoyable place. Additionally, it's commendable for its outstanding customer service, with reviews appreciating the personable and accommodating staff. Overall, GoldCoast Social delivers an incredible dining experience through its marriage of good vibes, delightful cocktails, and classic American dishes.
A photo of Bub City restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1485)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • River North (Chicago)
Booked 43 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 L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(7929)
Price: Moderate
• Barbecue • Lincolnwood
Booked 132 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 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 Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Streeterville restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2296)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • River North (Chicago)
Booked 72 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 Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | West Loop restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(912)
Price: Expensive
• Barbecue • Downtown / Loop
Booked 41 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.
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