Lillie's Q

$ $
1856 W North Ave (at Wolcott Ave)
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-5500
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm



  • Smoked beef tri-tip on brioche kicked with BBQ rub-dusted fries.
  • Try the fruit shortcake from our 100 Best list: This sweet-as-pie biscuit-and-fruit concoction (the fruit varies with the season) is good enough to go toe-to-toe with any of the fancier takes.
  • When you win numerous BBQ awards after learning how to cook from your grandmother Lillie, and pit master dad, there's a reason your place gets packed. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Thought youd want to know: Lillies Q has been nominated for Best New Restaurant and Best New Barbecue in Time Out Chicagos 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now!
  • Gotta try the fried pickles!!!
  • Order the hot links!
  • Try the brunswick stew, it Is the perfect thing to warm you up on a cool fall night!
  • Lillie's Q is back in business! Charlie McKenna's barbecue, beer, and atmosphere is drawing crowds once again. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Tri-tip sandwich and smokey BBQ, is the way to go. So damn good. Fries are awesome too!
  • The food is good, but it's not worth the wait or the crowded eating conditions. Look elsewhere if there's a wait.
  • The ribs here - lean and mean baby backs rubbed out in Carolina dirt - made our list of the 40 Reasons to Love Chicago.
  • Try the hushpuppies with the sweet potato sauce! Delish!
  • Stay with the appetizers. The entrees are disappointing.
  • Go for the tri-tip, very tender
  • Amazing pulled pork. The meat has incredible flavor on its own, and then you can choose from their line of sauced to add a regional style. I recommend the vjnegar-based ENC.
  • The tri-tip sandwich was seriously the best BBQ sandwich I've ever had. Get the strawberry fields forever cocktail
  • If you want to journey across the Carolinas in a single sitting, head to Lillie's Q, where they serve all three versions of the Carolina sauce vinegar, ketchup and mustard.
  • If your Hubby goes to Cracker Barrel without you, get him back by going to Lillie's Q
  • Best BBQ I've ever had in my life!!! Baked beans are amazing! Fries are amazing! Sweet tea is amazing! Banana pudding is yummy. Hot Smoky sauce is my favorite.
  • My favorite BBQ spot in Chicago. Love the fried chicken and bacon grits.

Nearby places

1924 W North Ave (at N Winchester Ave)
1531 N Damen Ave (at N Wicker Park Ave)
1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave)