Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Chicago

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Chicago

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Chicago on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#28. Hony Tonk BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1213 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-3202
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#27. The Piggery

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1625 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613-2511
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#26. Smokin' Woody's Barbeque

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4160 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-3061
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#25. Windy City Ribs

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 67 E Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-2131
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#24. Chicago Kalbi Korean Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3752 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-5726
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#23. Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2211
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#22. Q-BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 714 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1516
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#21. DaeBak Korean BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2017 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60616-3683
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#20. Smoque BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 125 S Clark St Revival Food Hall, Chicago, IL 60603-5200
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#19. Blackwood Bbq

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 28 S Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60661-3400
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#18. Fat Willy's Rib Shack

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2416 W Schubert Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-1947
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#17. Earl's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 4835 N Austin Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-1962
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#16. Wrigley BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3555 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-1825
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#15. Old Crow Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3506 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-1612
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#14. Lillie's Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1856 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1535
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#13. Blackwood BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 305 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606-1703
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#12. Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3636 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613-3828
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#11. Honky Tonk BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1213 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-3202
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#10. Weber Grill Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (3,203 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 539 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-4814
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#9. Milt's BBQ For The Perplexed

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (149 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3411 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-2904
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#8. Carson's Ribs Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue of Chicago

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 465 E Illinois St. East of Michigan Ave, West of Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
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#7. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (435 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 210 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611-3268
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#6. Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (497 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1655 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614-5745
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#5. Bub City

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (477 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4540
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#4. The Smoke Daddy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (248 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1804 W Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622-6810
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#3. Chicago Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (666 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2720
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#2. Green Street Smoked Meats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (365 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607-2304
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#1. Smoque BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,592 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
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