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8.6
Adrian Kane
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8.2

Dove’s Luncheonette

John Ringor
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8.1

Cleo’s Southern Cuisine

Phaithe Norman
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8.1

Luella’s Southern Kitchen

Caitlin Doermer
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8.0
Josh Barnett
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CHI Guide

The Best BBQ In Chicago

If you’re looking to eat BBQ in Chicago, head to one of these spots.

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8.2

CHI Review

Dove’s Luncheonette

Dove’s is a Mexican-inspired breakfast and lunch spot in Wicker Park.

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7.0

CHI Review

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Blue Door Kitchen serves southern food in an old mansion in the Gold Coast. The courtyard patio is beautiful for when it's nice outside.

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8.0

CHI Review

Virtue

Virtue is an upscale spot in Hyde Park with great Southern food.

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7.7

CHI Review

What’s Krackin’ Southern Seafood

What’s Krackin’ is a great seafood boil spot in Hyde Park.

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8.1

CHI Review

Cleo’s Southern Cuisine

Cleo’s is a restaurant in Bronzeville making incredible Southern food.

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CHI Review

Luella’s Gospel Bird

Luella’s Gospel Bird is a Southern restaurant in Wicker Park that makes great fried and jerk chicken.

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7.3

CHI Review

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods is a restaurant in Wicker Park serving New Orleans-inspired food.

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7.5

CHI Review

The Delta

The Delta is a Southern restaurant in Wicker Park specializing in hot tamales.

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CHI Review

Big Jones

Big Jones serves excellent Southern food in Andersonville.

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7.7

CHI Review

Provaré

Provare is an Italian and Creole spot in West Town.

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CHI Review

Wishbone

Wishbone is a Southern restaurant in the West Loop.

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CHI Review

Peach’s on 47th

Peach’s on 47th in Bronzeville is a great Southern breakfast spot.

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CHI Guide

Where To Get Soul & Southern Food In Chicago

Our 21 favorite spots across the city.

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CHI Review

Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken

Uncle Remus is a local fried chicken chain in Chicago.

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CHI Review

Ms. T’s Southern Fried Chicken

Ms. T’s is a great fried chicken spot in Lakeview.

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CHI Review

Lizzy J Cafe

Lizzy J is a great breakfast and brunch spot in North Center.

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CHI Review

Harold’s Chicken Shack

Harold’s Chicken Shack is a local fried chicken and fish chain.

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CHI Review

The Front Room

The Front Room is a dimly lit bar and restaurant in the West Loop that served New Orleans-style food.

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CHI Review

Feed

Feed is a BYOB Southern-style diner in Humboldt Park.