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Honky Tonk BBQ

1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-3214
+1 312-226-7427
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hot links” (7 reviews)
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
“mac cheese” (8 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1800 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608-3214
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like your BBQ and you like your sauce on the side Honky Tonk BBQ is for you. For the full experience you should stop by on a Friday or Saturday when the Viking Beef Short Ribs are available. The portion shrunk but it...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a city know for good BBQ ribs, this corner joint holds its own. Stopped by for dinner before heading downtown for a concert, well worth the stop. Once featured on Diners Drive-in’s & Dives this place continues to shine. With live music 7 nights...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Chicago and wanted some fun with our dinner and thought this place would be perfect. It's a hipster bar with mediocre BBQ. The service was great, beer selection was strange, the music was jazzy pop tunes and not good. We left very...More

Thank cleveburg
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Located near west side, just a few minutes formLoop, this is some fantastic bbq. The bacon Candy is "to die for." Wings are huge and meaty. Plenty of homemade sauces for the dry rub ribs. Live music every night, which is not too loud, so...More

Thank joshua916
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We went here to grab something to eat before we went to a nearby concert. I was very hungry but ended up only eating about half my food. Lukewarm temperature at best and not the biggest or best flavor either. To top it off, everything...More

3  Thank lynnkolt
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Came here on a Sunday night with live Jazz performance. A very busy place, great for people watching who dress up for the event in 20s dress. We tried the sampler platter, with different qualities coming up. The group shared a lot of of sides...More

Thank TBfromDB
Reviewed 19 September 2017

When you walk into the Honky Tonk BBQ, it looks like an old saloon from back in the day. It's a pretty dark atmosphere, but when you order, be ready for some good BBQ. You cannot go wrong with Brisket or Pulled Pork. I met...More

1  Thank Reggie M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I just want to say that if you like Latin American music, this is the right place on Thursdays. From folkloric to oldies, every week is a different style, but in the same line of music. And don't forget your dancing shoes! The wooden floor...More

Thank Bettyboop177
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Just arrived in Chicago from London & we're both vegetarian so finding suitable local restaurants is tricky but this was good. We shared the girlfriend salad as a starter which was plenty for 2 & tasty it was like a wardolf salad then we had...More

1  Thank Ad1e69
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went there specifically for a Sunday night as they have "The Fat Babies" performing live mostly ragtime jazz at the venue from 8pm to 11pm and we can swing dance too (Songs played are mostly for Balboa and Charleston unless you wanted to do some...More

1  Thank Karen_around_d_globe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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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