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BBQ King House

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2148 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
+1 312-326-1219
08:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love char siu and roasted duck, eat them in Hong Kong, NYC, Singapore anywhere's that good and I find this place is average at best. The meat doesn't have that heavenly roasted flavor, missing the honey sauce and after few days the BBQ is just bad. I have BBQ from other places that still tasted amazing after few days,... More 

Thank Redshirts889
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174 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Peking Duck for 4 was incredible. The duck was delicious, well prepared and fresh. The rest of the accompaniments were just as good. A meal for 4 for 33 bucks in Chicago is a steal and one of the better meals I've had in Chicago for sure. I would and likely will eat here again.

Thank dpuck1998
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319 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I eat Chinese from time to time but it's always the American version with the same 25 lunch specials. This time, on a visit to Chicago, I decided to try this well-regarded restaurant and I'm really glad that I did. First good sign was that the table was set with chopsticks, which I can't use. Tea came even before I... More 

Thank Kirbyk
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I ordered the roast duck and salted duck carry out and found when I got home both were not fresh, had no real taste, and made me nauseous. This is the second time I tried this restaurant, and both times I had a bad experience, so I recommend you go elsewhere.

Thank annacustom
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272 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Average experience. Food was alright . The hot and sour soup was average , as was the kung pow shrimp . They do have a good menu selection and the service was good . If I didn't feel like being brave and exploring on my next China visit I'd go again .

Thank Michael A
Elmhurst, Illinois
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459 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

We recently went with friends to BBQ King, as they wanted us to try their Peking duck. Our friends ordered for everyone and there was plenty of food served family style. Everything was fresh and tasty. The tofu, cooked to perfection, the duck, juicy. The veggies and dim sum delicious.. The whole steamed tilapia was tender and the oranges, for... More 

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Orlando, Florida
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183 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

There's certainly a reason why people flock here for their BBQ duck. It is delicious and we would certainly go back.

Thank Brion B
North Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Average roast duck, pig & some other to go items. Nothing special for fine diner eating over different cities around the world. But if you are new to Chinese food, this is a palce to start with.

Thank greatlakevacations
Sachse, Texas
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159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This place is located in the heart of Chinatown and is an overrated Restaurant. the food is tasteless and the BBQ sauce they use is bland. I ordered the pork and BBQ ribs and they both were bland and even cold. it looked as thought they had it in the refrigerator and just added it to the to go container.... More 

Thank PlatinumMember174
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a nice american/chinese eat and the food was terrible! The service was horrible, no one ever stopped at our table and the workers were rude! I would not recommend ever eating here!

Thank Tessa P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Chinese, Asian, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2148 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1514
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-326-1219

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

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures sprinkled throughout the neighborhood ranging from animal structures to pagodas, a tile mosaic, Chinatown Gate, and a Buddhist Temple.
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