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Chicago Q

#57 of 7,593 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720 (Division)
+1 312-642-1160
10:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Michigan City, Indiana
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our third trip to Chicago q and I encourage you to make a visit. The food is uniquely made and so delicious. The have fabulous service, Outside seating and great drinks. The BBQ is so flavorful and just has to meet everyone's diverse taste buds! They give you several sauces just to prove that point. Get the carrot... More 

Thank Kshikany64
Windsor, Maine
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173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful barbecue meal - outside of Texas! Our group ordered a variety of meals and shared. The ribs, pulled pork and chicken, and slice brisket were all wonderful. In addition, the drinks were exceptional. Service was also exceptional.

Thank momoboys_12
Sarasota, Florida
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner here. The smoked turkey breast and the smoked prime rib were both excellent as were the sides. I have to say the Prime Rib was the best I've ever had, hands down. Really looking forward to coming back for the regular menu.

Thank SRQPam
Trevor, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has a great ambiance and the food is amazing. I had the beef brisket and my wife had the slider trio. The rub they use is delicious and the smoking is to perfection. My Brother in law had the St Louis style ribs and they were fall off the bone delicious. The cocktails are also very interesting. My... More 

Thank Doug M
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday night and we had reservations but didn't really need them because there was plenty of room. They started us off with chips and bread and butter pickles which were very yummy. Our mains included the ribs, brisket, fried chicken and sliders. Everything was great and the ribs were fantastic. The mac and cheese side... More 

Thank Nancy961
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had been advised by my hotel that I'd was the best BBQ in town. It is very good. We ate at 6.00 and had no reservation but there were plenty of tables available. 45 mins later there was not a table to be had and the queue outside was large. Our waiter was Brendan and he was very good. We... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love ribs, so were instantly enthusiastic when this was recommended, however, disappointing compared to many other places we have been. Good service, okay food. Not a "must go to" but ok

Thank mlv412
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be fair the cubs were playing 6 of 7 and we're winning so everyone was distracted. Wasn't full by any means. Lots of service staff - sort of. Couldn't work out who was doing what. In the end I asked if we could order our entre when a waiter asked us if everything was good - meaning our appetiser.... More 

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299 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My daughter wanted to go her and we enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. The atmosphere was very nice. We both got white wine with dinner and we decided to share the combo plate of brisket and chicken. It came with four sauces and we used two of them- the mild and the St Louis with a... More 

Thank TripPhotographer52
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have been here several times and enjoyed our meals. Food prep is consistent and the bbq is very good. As others have mentioned, portions are large. If you order additional sides, know that you will have too much food unless you are with a large group and are sharing. Atmosphere is very loud. Wait staff is inconsistent. We have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720
  • Public Transportation: Red line at Clark and Division. Walk east to Dearborn then South to 1160 N. Dearborn and you are at BBQ heaven. Bus 36 will take you to Clark and Division as well.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-642-1160
Chicago q is not your ordinary barbecue joint. Since opening in 2010, Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen has created a barbecue experience like none other by using the highest quality meats seasoned with house-made rubs while served in a Savannah-style dining room, imbued with Southern charm and comfort.

The restaurant serves Whippen's award-winning competition fare alongside regional favorites from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee, which pair perfectly with the best selection of rare and exclusive bourbons in Chicago. Whether in the neighborhood or traveling to the city, a group of two or one of 50, Chicago q is the ideal space for any gathering or occasion.

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Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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