Best Barbecue

in Illinois

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Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern
Chicago, IL
Latest Review
One of 5 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Chicago by Zagat " This “pure Chicago” “institution” in Old Town has achieved “landmark status” for its “dripping, sock-it-to-me ribs” (“gotta get ’em ‘zesty’”), its “funky”, “old-school” digs and its “jeans and a T-shirt” crowd"
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Smoque BBQ
Chicago, IL
Latest Review
One of the "5 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Chicago" by Zagat "An “unexpected gem in an unexpected spot”, this Northwest Side BYO is where “brisket lovers” “don’t wear good clothes” to dive into “messy” but “terrific” barbecue ribs and other “beyond belief” smoked meat."
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Lillie's Q
Chicago, IL
Latest Review
An amazing beer selection
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The Smoke Daddy
Chicago, IL
Latest Review
Twenty bottle selections and eleven really good draft selections for beer.Also list some terrific cocktails and a few different wines
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True Cuisine & Sweet Baby Ray's Catering
Wood Dale, IL
Latest Review
Dave Raymond, aka Sweet Baby Ray, eventually sold the barbecue sauce business but negotiated a deal to open four restaurants under the Sweet Baby Ray's name. The Wood Dale store opened in June of 2005. Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Wood Dale is a counter service barbecue joint featuring an authentic urban Chicago style barbecue menu with a southern flair and New Orleans influences. Menu items include hand-pulled pork sandwiches, smoked beef brisket, baby back and St. Louis Ribs and smoked chicken. Guests will also find barbecued Cubano sandwich, Jamaican jerk chicken, hand formed crab cakes, excellent shrimp po'boy sandwiches and New Orleans style barbecue shrimp.
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Carson's Ribs, Steaks & Chops
Chicago, IL
Latest Review
In addition to the famous ribs; Carson's has a full menu of Prime and Black Angus Beef which is purchased from the finest purveyors in the Midwest, then aged and cut in house a minimum of 5 weeks. Charcrust is highly recommended.Also have a full list of salads,seafood,chicken and more.
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17th Street Bar & Grill
O Fallon, IL
Latest Review
Barbecue beans are the best in the world..
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17th Street Bar & Grill
Murphysboro, IL
Latest Review
Mike Mills is one of the best and most rewarded barbecue chef in the US. His ribs are legendary. One of the truly fabulous items in his arsenal is his baked beans. Cooked in the smoker for lord knows how long. Make this a pilgrimage !!! You won't regret it.
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Fat Willy's Rib Shack
Chicago, IL
Latest Review
Want wine & cocktails with your BBQ? This is your Nirvana.Examples:Hogarita margarita with a splash of blended grape juice,grapefruit juice & cranberry juice made with choice of House Tequila or Sauza Silver Tequila Beer,& Liquor are also Available. 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Brander (Santa Ynez Valley, CA) A mouthful of vibrant key lime pie, papaya and pea blossoms carry along in a wash of acidity–nimble on its feet & very refreshing. My go to wine when I don't want to be irritated by disappointment–very Sauvignon Blanc.
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Austin Bbq
Wheaton, IL
Latest Review
Doug Pierce,is using a new 4,200-pound J&R wood-burning smoker to bathe slabs of beef brisket and shoulder in oaky plumes of smoke for 12 hours at a clip, yielding a flavorful inner pink band and peppery black crust. Served on white bread with sides of corn-bread hush puppies and blue-cheese potato salad, the results aren’t merely an imitation of Texas Hill Country barbecue; they’re the real thing.In addition ; they are serving Now Featuring Kreuz Market Sausage from Texas, "Regular And Jalapeno Style", Memphis style ribs (wet or dry) are available after 5 P.M. Barbecue is served in red butcher paper by the pound as it is done in Texas Also serve Tri Tip with pinquito beans from California
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Chili's Grill & Bar
Chicago, IL
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Chili's Grill & Bar
Homer Glen, IL
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Bourbons Smokehouse
Tiber Hill Estates, IL
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LongHorn Steakhouse
Des Plaines, IL
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Chili's Grill & Bar
Calumet City, IL
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Sam's Pizza
Rockford, IL
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MK Smokehouse
Chicago, IL
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Logan's Roadhouse
Normal, IL
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Chili's Grill & Bar
Skokie, IL
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Big Papa
Machesney Park, IL
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A & B BBQ
Springfield, IL
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Chili's Grill & Bar
Plainfield, IL
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Chili's Grill & Bar
Waukegan, IL
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Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
Orland Park, IL
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