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4 top spots for barbecue in Chicago

4 top spots for barbecue in Chicago
Smoque BBQ. | Photo: Sebastian H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 09, 2020.

Got a hankering for barbecue?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top barbecue outlets in Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

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1. Dak

Photo: Hans A./Yelp

First on the list is Dak. Located at 1104 W. Granville Ave. (between Winthrop Avenue) in Edgewater Beach, the Korean spot, which offers chicken wings and barbecue, is the highest-rated barbecue spot in Chicago, boasting 4.5 stars out of 487 reviews on Yelp.

2. Chicago q

Photo: Emma B./Yelp

Chicago q, a venue and event space and breakfast and brunch spot that offers barbecue and more in the Near North, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 1,840 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1160 N. Dearborn St. (between Division and Elm streets) to see for yourself.

3. Sun Wah Bar-B-Que

Photo: Johnny Y./Yelp

Over in Uptown, check out Sun Wah Bar-B-Que, which has earned four stars out of 1,606 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Chinese spot, which offers barbecue and more, at 5039 N. Broadway. (between Carmen and Winnemac avenues).

4. Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

Photo: Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap/Yelp

And then there's Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, a Near North favorite with four stars out of 1,26 reviews. Stop by 41 E. Superior St. (between Wabash Avenue and Rush Street) to hit up the sports bar, which offers barbecue, chicken wings and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings.


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