• 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

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Chef Charlie McKenna reviews  at
"Insider Tip: while we only serve up Brisket on Tuesday can also get a taste during WEEKEND BRUNCH via our Steak + 🍳! 📸@dailydishchicago"
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"Kinda brunch / kinda lunch....great combo if you ask us! 📸 @spunkylobster"
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From My Menu

Chef Stephanie Izard reviews Pulled pork at Lillie's Q
$$ | Barbecue
Near West Side
"Honestly, any smoked meat from Lillie's is a winner. Barbecue done right is not always easy to come by, but Charlie McKenna at Lillie's has it figured out. Must be his extensive Memphis in May barbecue contest experience (he wins there, too)."
Chef Patrick Sheerin reviews Baby back ribs at Lillie's Q
$$ | Barbecue
Near West Side
"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."