Accolades

  • Best New BBQ Restaurant
    Food & Wine
  • Four Stars
    Time Out Chicago
  • 110 Tasty Things (Tri-tip)
    Chicago Reader
  • Best New Restaurant
    Chicago magazine
  • Best Pulled Pork Sandwich
    Chicago Sun-Times
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Chicago

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Charlie McKenna reviews  at post.venue.name
"It's a Southern thing...Fried Chicken + Tupelo Honey"
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Chef Charlie McKenna reviews  at post.venue.name
"Shrimp & Grits / WEEKEND NECESSITY"
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Chef Charlie McKenna reviews  at post.venue.name
"Taste of LQ right here - come and get it!"
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Chef Charlie McKenna reviews  at post.venue.name
"And on Tuesday's we B.R.I.S.K.E.T. (tuesday nights only) - don't miss it!"
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Chef Charlie McKenna reviews  at post.venue.name
"Rise + Shine Chicago - it's the W.E.E.K.E.N.D."
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Chef Charlie McKenna reviews  at post.venue.name
"Nothing like some good ol' mac + cheese to get through a rainy week!"
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From My Menu

Chef Stephanie Izard reviews Pulled pork at Lillie's Q
$$ | Barbecue
Near West Side
1 Review
"Honestly, any smoked meat from Lillie's is a winner. Barbecue done right is not always easy to come by, but Charlie McKenna at Lillie's has it figured out. Must be his extensive Memphis in May barbecue contest experience (he wins there, too)."
Chef Patrick Sheerin reviews Baby back ribs at Lillie's Q
$$ | Barbecue
Near West Side
1 Review
"Charlie McKenna knows his ribs. Plus, Lillie’s is super cool about kids eating on the premises. For a digestif, a little White Lightning never hurts."