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Been to Smoke Daddy, Love it! Who's got the best BBQ in town?

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GutBomb Oct 24, 2006 03:38 PM

I Love Smoke Daddy! Where else should I go for BBQ??

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    amoncada Oct 24, 2006 03:52 PM

    Although you will find some mixed reviews, Honey-1 BBQ on Western Avenue is widely considered to be the best BBQ in town.

    There have been several posters ravings about how improved the BBQ is at Smoke Daddy. If I'm not mistaken, it is under new mgmt and back to it's original splendor.

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      Bullit Oct 24, 2006 07:42 PM

      I had a great slab of ribs a Chuck's last weekend. They were some of the meatiest ribs I've ever had, perfectly cooked. Definately not "jello" ribs. These had a nice chew to them.

      The smoked brisket was also fantastic.

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        paulhollyus2 Oct 24, 2006 08:24 PM

        Haven't been to smokedaddy since the new management. I heard it the food has changed for the better since it was hard to get any worse. The last time I ate there it was terrible but being a bbq lover I might try it again. I cook great smokey bbq at home on my weber and it's hard to beat. And quite seriously all the local joints can't touch it. Honey 1 got good reviews but I found it to be just average. My favorite place is a little joint in Maywood called Hillary and Cooks on 17th ave. a few blocks north of the eisenhower express way. It's carryout only and if you blink you'll miss it. Real old school bbq smokey and a sauce that makes your mouth water and cheap too. The last time I was there 20 bucks got me a large tip and a full slab. Great ribs and tips straight forward nothing fancy. It's a place I use as a reference to judge bbq by and just talking about it makes me want to jump in the car and get some.

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          michaeldesign2000 Oct 24, 2006 08:30 PM

          Fat Willys...by the AMC theater on Western. A major reason I need a diet...the sauce is awesome, smoked brisket sandwich is great, ribs are great as well. They deliver too. www.fatwillysribshack.com

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            Helper Monkey Oct 24, 2006 08:54 PM

            Honey-1. Nothing comes close as far as I'm concerned.

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              Anne H Oct 25, 2006 02:55 AM

              My favorite is Hecky's, in Evanston. But I've never been to Honey-1, sounds like I need to go pronto. Western and what, and if I time it so that there is no traffic, will they hold up until I get home to Evanston?

              1. leek Oct 25, 2006 01:28 PM

                Honey 1 BBQ
                2241 N. Western Ave.
                773-227-5130

                Between Fullerton and Armitage, on the E. side of Western.

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                  gleam Oct 25, 2006 02:21 PM

                  Honey 1 on Western, as mentioned above.

                  Uncle John's
                  337 E 69th St
                  Chicago, IL 60637
                  (773) 892-1233

                  Barbara Ann's
                  7621 S Cottage Grove Ave
                  Chicago, IL 60619
                  (773) 723-4780

                  Lem's
                  311 E 75th St
                  Chicago, IL 60619
                  (773) 994-2428

                  Ranked in general order of my preference, from favorite to least favorite.

                  These are all barbecue places, not grilled boiled ribs places. If you want fall off the bone, try gale street inn or twin anchors or something.

                  I'm not hugely impressed with Chuck's. The combination of a Southern Pride and the usage of baby back instead of spare ribs doesn't do it for me.

                  1. abf005 Oct 25, 2006 03:59 PM

                    I would refrain from going back to Heckys ever again. Sorry, but it just wasnt very good. Worst hot links ever!

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