Lem's BBQ House

$ $
311 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 994-2428
1:00pm - 1:00am
1:00pm - 1:00am
1:00pm - 1:00am
1:00pm - 3:00am
1:00pm - 3:00am
1:00pm - 1:00am



  • As the best South Side barbecues do, Lems has you order through bulletproof glass and then take your ribs. But it would take much more to scare away devotees of these vinegary, charred rib tips.
  • The rib tips are crispy, crunchy, smoke-laden, and decadent. Missing some of the juiciness of the best versions, but still utterly fantastic, especially when paired with thickly ground hot links.
  • A few things: There are no seats, this is a strictly carry out place. Also, they don't take debit or credit cards. Cash only!!! Don't come in here on your phone, they won't serve you until you're off.
  • Best BBQ in the city..ask them to chop your tips small.
  • Rib tips are great and ask for "Mr. Lem".
  • Barbecue aficionados have been trying to figure out Lem's incredible sauce recipe for years. Be prepared to stand in line and ask for extra napkins.
  • So dame good the Ribs tips
  • The rib tips. Were amazing
  • Best damn rib tips
  • Lem's sauce is pretty much just like my mother's - when she didn't feel like making her own, Lem's was the substitute - she would buy it by the gallon!
  • Best tips in he city but not for the asthmatic!
  • Pretty good BBQ.
  • No longer cash only. Can now use credit/debit. Best tips ever.
  • Rib tips. Fries are on the bottom and soak up the Carolina-style sauce. Best BBQ of my life.
  • sucked....
  • This place has the best rib tips around. The area is a bit rough...but the food is amazing.
  • It's also a hang out spot after hour in the parking lot
  • Hot. Links.
  • Food is good and they do take credit/debit cards.
  • The ribs was so good.

Nearby places

324 E 75th St
307 E 75th St (at S. Prairie Ave.)