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Welcome to HonkyTonk BBQ

Honky Tonk is a family-run operation located in the Pilsen neighborhood just a couple miles southwest of the Loop in downtown Chicago.

We serve our meats in the traditional Memphis-style…dry rub, roasted with wood and charcoal and the sauce always on the side. Our dry rub is the perfect combination of salty and sweet, pepper and spice. Three house-made sauces are served for your enjoyment: Chicago Sweet, Memphis Tangy, and Carolina Mustard-Butter-Garlic.

Prime Brisket and Premium Pork are roasted for 14 hours over a wood burning fire pit with no natural gas. Slow and low makes for perfect tenderness and a tasty smoky combination. St. Louis Spare Ribs and Baby Back Ribs are likewise slow-smoked for 6 hours until they are just right juicy and tender.

Sides are zesty and full flavored, the perfect compliment to the meats! And remember, all our sides are vegetarian or vegan. Even our two red bbq sauces are gluten-free! Regardless what kind of diner you are, everything we serve is healthy!

For your dining enjoyment, we also feature live bands with a different selection of music every night of the week. Please visit the live music part of our website to see what is happening on the Saloon Stage.

Prime Brisket

St. Helens Beef

We serve only premium grain-fed brisket: St. Helens from Washington State. You will taste the difference!

Premium Iowa Pork

Championship Pulled Pork

We use only organic-raised Premium Iowa Pork for our Pulled Pork. We prepare it with the same recipe that won Honky Tonk 3rd Place at The Memphis in May World Championship.

Organic Chicken

Cougle Chicken

Fresh, never frozen, and antibiotic-free organic-raised chicken, locally sourced from Cougle in Chicago.

Mac & Cheese

5 cheese recipe

Just the right amount of bling bling!

With 3-cheese parmesan breadcrumbs.

Honky Tonk BBQ

Dine-In or Carry-Out

Plan your special event with us!

Bring your friends from out of town!

We love large parties in our Dining Room.


Honky Tonk Barbeque

1800 S. Racine Ave.

Chicago, IL 60608



Hours of Operation

Noon – 10pm


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