Chicago's Best BBQ
August 29, 2004

Andy Farriester's favorite BBQ joints with good eatin' and even better seatin'.

Freddy's Ribhouse
1555 N Sheffield Ave | Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 377-7427
Freddy's does ribs like no other "joint" in Chicago. They class them up with a subdued setting, romantic lighting and tables adorned with crisp, white linens. The "BBQ" here is sweet and smoky. Small area outdoors seats 30.

Blue Iguana Chicago
2909 N Sheffield Ave | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-7500
Cute "frat boys", messy eats and lots and lots of beer. Blue Iguana serves BBQ up in this Wrigleyville setting that will appeal to that inner "straight" in us all. There is live music on a regular basis. Outside access up to 20 people.

Smoke Daddy Rhythm and Bar-B-Que
1804 W Division | Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-6656
Blues and Rhythm and good ol' southern style Bar-B-Que. This place is small but the food keeps packing 'em in. Smoke Daddy does have outdoor seating, open during the "warmer" months.

Twin Anchors Restaurant and Tavern
1655 N Sedgwick | Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 266-1616 |
This nautical themed restaurant bottles and sells it's own slightly sweet, spicy sauce. It did take a while to get used to eating BBQ in a fishhouse but once that meat falls off the bone, the world around me becomes dark. Outdoor seating is limited.

Weber Grill
539 N State | Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 467-9696 |
This place is not really a "BBQ" joint but is does do a mean grill. It is a chain. Not always a bad thing. the available seating on the sidewalk is a kicker. It can seat up to 125 people. Great place for after-work drinks and a nosh.


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