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Honky Tonk BBQ

#949 of 7,700 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-3214
+1 312-226-7427
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 16:00 - 02:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This restaurant is housed in an old bar in the Pilsen neighborhood. The barbecue is delicious, and the portions are huge. Great service and a full bar. On the night we were there, they had an 8 piece jazz band and no cover. Sports were on television behind the bar, which has an old wood bar back and mirror. Very... More 

Thank Charles89145
Level Contributor
31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Well, DDDDRRRAAANKS were awesome. Beer n bacon candy👍. Also their version of a bloody mary, comes with a few garnishes and a piece of hotlink was great. As was also the service. The waitress was very attentive and amigable. Its the reason they got two stars. I WAS SERIOUSLY disappointed with their food. I had been looking foward to going... More 

Thank ChayoDelReal
Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This restaurant I didn't find, a frind of mine took me here and it is BY FAR the best bbq I've ever had, so mant amazing thins to eat!! It's on the south side of Chicago so it's not he nicest neighbourhood but if you have a Chicago friend to go with, or just be safe about it you are... More 

Thank DiegoAmigo
Chicago, Illinois
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1,404 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Nice BBQ place in the Pilsen neighborhood. We both had the pulled pork - which was not very hot when served. I also had a margarita - which was OK (very light on the alcohol). Our server was good. We also enjoyed the band. Nice vibe to the restaurant.

Thank Diane K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

great BBQ brisket not very Fatty amazing garlic mashed potato. Bar type of venue with a good vibe for dates or bringing friends to hang out. Friendly staff and good drinks. In Pilsen area parking not bad. Everything was really good but my favorite was the Brisket will definitely go back for that and those mashed potato's!!!!!

Thank Margieu414
Paris, France
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181 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I had the pulled pork and my friend the ribs, both were delicious, I would tend to prefer the ribs, thought. The mac and cheese are delicious, the mashed potatoes with garlic not so much, well, I couldn't taste the garlic, that's what was problematic. We had the candied bacon as a starter, this was reeeeeaaaaally good, but make sure... More 

Thank Irma333
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying I'm an old guy from the North Shore, found Honky Tonk a few years ago as a group I follow was playing there. Went by myself and felt a little awkward as I was gramps, and crowd was sprinkled with locals and tattooed hipsters. I could not have been more comfortable . Best bartenders, wait staff... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We had dinner here last night with our son & his GF. They live near here but had never stopped in though they heard it was good from friends. Good call on this when we asked where they wanted to go get some eats while visiting them. Great atmosphere, it was obvious that this had been a typical Chicago corner... More 

Thank Ron W
Horseheads, New York
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153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We went here after our concert at Thalia Hall with a couple we meet there. Had a great vibe about it. It was Halloween night so allot were in costume celebrating. The beer prices were not bad and they have PBR in cans! They had some great live music and we were lucky enough to find a table and enjoy... More 

Thank mroyal35
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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290 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

My daughter chose this place specifically for the fried green tomatoes but they were completely out of them just after they opened so no appetizer and no green tomato BLT! To be fair, we were comped an order of corn muffins and a large order of mac & cheese to make up for the missing menu items. I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-3214
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-226-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?