Venue Info

Founded in 1930, Russell’s Barbecue is an Elmwood Park mainstay for barbecue, located in the shadows of Maywood Park’s racetrack. Russell’s is known primarily for its ribs, brisket, and signature sauce (which you can purchase in bottles to take with you), though the menu is expansive, with plenty of smoked meats, chicken sandwiches, and even its own version of a Philly cheesesteak. On any given night, the old school restaurant is full of diners hunched over baskets of baby backs, so while you may have to wait for a seat, trust us when we tell you it’s worth it.

Russell's Barbecue Elmwood Park
Chicago

Russell's Barbecue

Russell's Barbecue

Founded in 1930, Russell’s Barbecue is an Elmwood Park mainstay for barbecue, located in the shadows of Maywood Park’s racetrack. Russell’s is known primarily for its ribs, brisket, and signature sauce (which you can purchase in bottles to take with you), though the menu is expansive, with plenty of smoked meats, chicken sandwiches, and even its own version of a Philly cheesesteak. On any given night, the old school restaurant is full of diners hunched over baskets of baby backs, so while you may have to wait for a seat, trust us when we tell you it’s worth it.