The Most Overlooked Sauce in American BBQ
1. Analogue2523 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
2. Maple Tree Inn13301 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island
3. Carriage House1700 W Division St, Chicago
4. Big Jones5347 N Clark St, Chicago
5. Pearl's Place3901 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
6. ST. REST NO. 2 COUNTRY KITCHEN727 E 87th St, Chicago
7. Feed2803 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
8. MacArthur's Restaurant5412 W Madison St, Chicago
9. MISS LEE’S GOOD FOOD203 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago
10. Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe6501 W 79th St, Burbank
Cajun is the name of the game at this Logan Square restaurant and cocktail lounge. You could to Analogue for just a drink, but you’d probably find the dinner menu, heavy on crawfish, po boys, and catfish, too tempting to pass up. The weekend brunch is one of the best, mainly because of the beignets, biscuits, and house-made bacon.
This Cajun/Creole restaurant serves first-rate versions of New Orleans classics like crawfish etoufee and jambalaya. Don't miss the Voodoo Nuts either.
Carriage House brings the internationally-tinged flavors of regional South Carolina to Wicker Park. A portion of the menu is dedicated to bold, interpretations of select traditional dishes, a broad collection of spirits, and family-inspired meals. This restaurant tempts you to stay for a long, Southern minute.
If you’re looking for real Southern comfort in Chicago, then Big Jones in Andersonville is for you. The menu is filled with authentic Lowcountry dishes adapted from antique cookbooks, like cornbread muffins taken from an 18th-century plantation recipe and traditional Cajun gumbo. The sustainable menu changes seasonally, but no matter what, expect the signature fried chicken every night. Big Jones’ weekend brunch is also a stunner, especially if you nab a table on the back patio.
This Bronzeville spot packs it in with soul food actually packs some heat, like the hot jerk chicken. The sides have some heat in 'em too.
The nicest ladies serve some of the best soul food cafeteria-style. This joint is attached to a church on the far South side.
It feels like a roadhouse in the middle of nowhere even though it's in the middle of Humboldt Park. Try the roast chicken, fried chicken, and the fried catfish sandwich.
Be sure you know what you want to order because this cafeteria-style line moves fast. We suggest the smothered pork chops over fried chicken.
This takeout-only soul food spot has you covered with delectable dishes like fried chicken, smothered chops, fresh potato salad and buttermilk pie. Check out this hidden gem of homemade meals that rival your gram’s. Ms. Lee’s is a menu-by-day offerings only, so if you find yourself on a day there’s gumbo, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. But the food is only part of the draw: As a star veteran of the city's restaurant community, Ms. Lee is dearly admired on Chicago’s South Side.