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#1,126 of 1,532 American in Chicago
#2,446 of 5,567 Restaurants in Chicago


$30 - $30
American, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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West Loop
0.9 miles from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

There was no costume contest. They kept saying it was going to happen but after midnight and after spending money we were informed that it was not going to happen at all. In addition, the drinks were getting progressively smaller in size and the appetizers...were not priced as advertised. We complained and was told to call tomorrow to talk to the manager. After days of phone calls, the manager never returned the calls. It was a waste of time and money. I wanted my money back. We could have spent our evening and money at a legit place. I still have the tickets to this non-event. This place was a fraud!More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed April 16, 2018

On Friday, April 6, 2018, My family and I went to this restaurant at Roosevelt Collection for dinner. There were five of us, and we were planning to attend a 9:00 show at Icon. We arrived at the restaurant around 7:00 p.m. When we walked...in, there were many open tables (I would estimate at least 7-8 open tables in a small restaurant). It was clearly a slow night. We were greeted by a lady (who became our server) who told us that they would need to put two tables together for a party of five, which was fine with us. So I went to the restroom. When I returned after about five minutes, my family was still standing by the door. Nobody had even begun to put tables together. A young man (who appeared to be the bartender) came up to us and asked us how many were in our party. I told him we had been helped, and somebody was supposed to be putting tables together for us. Our original greeter then walked up and said we were taken care of and then asked someone to put tables together for us. Only then did anyone start putting tables together for us. When we were seated, there were about 3-4 parties of two seated for dinner. The bar was abandoned. We placed our orders: Appetizers (fried pickles and smoked wings and gumbo); two pulled pork sandwich platters, an order of shrimp and grits, and a rib tip and hot link platter with greens substituted for whatever came with it on the menu, and an oyster po boy. We had no cocktails -- just tea and soft drinks or water. The appetizers came up reasonably quickly -- within 15 minutes. The entrees took a long, long time. Our server (the lady who approached us when we came in) was largely absent, spending most of her time at the bar going through receipts, making calculations. The pulled pork sandwiches came up first. About 7-8 minutes later ,the po boy and the hot link and rib tip platter came up. When that arrived, I asked for BBQ sauce (our table had none). We realized that instead of giving us collard greens with the rib tip platter, they gave us green beans. We waited a very long time for the server to return so we could tell her the collard greens were a mistake. At this time (more than an hour into our visit), the shrimp and grits had not arrived, so we inquired about that. By this time, the youngest in our party had almost finished their pulled pork sandwiches. After a long wait, the server returned and informed me that she was sorry, the chef did not have one of the ingredients for shrimp and grits (which one, I wondered -- shrimp or grits?), so I would not be charged for the shrimp and grits. (How polite. You won't charge us for food we did not receive.) I informed the server that this did not solve the problem of our final family member having something to eat. So she asked her what she wanted, and she quickly ordered a chicken sandwich. After about 20 minutes, we were still waiting. I saw the greens come up in the window, steaming hot. Our server was at the bar conducting her calculations. Nobody was even looking at the service window. After watching the greens there for about 10 minutes, I got up and told the server that we still had not received our greens, the chicken sandwich was nowhere to be seen, and the rest of us had cold food because we were waiting to eat until the rest of us were served. She sent somebody else to the window, and the greens were delivered. About 15 minutes later, the chicken sandwich arrived. The server apologized and told us that you only had one cook in the house that evening. I calmly but directly told the server this was unacceptable. She told us she would take 20% off of our bill. (No response from me.) I presume she understood that this did not impress me, because when she returned later she told us she was taking 50% off of our bill. When the bill arrived, however, it was not reduced by 50%. When the server saw me reviewing the bill (after about five minutes), she returned and said that the bill had not been calculated correctly, and she gave me a bill with 50% off. We walked into this restaurant around 7:00 p.m. The chicken sandwich did not arrive until a little before 9:00 p.m. We left left the restaurant well after 9:00 p.m. -- Closer to 9:30 than 9:00. We did not see our movie. This was not a busy night when we arrived. Throughout the evening, it remained a slow night. Food came up in the window and sat there an excrutiatingly long time before any of the wait staff looked at the window. My seat faced the kitchen window. I watched, and I watched, and I watched. It was incredible. Poor service alone is enough to avoid this place. Add to that prices that are not commensurate with the food being served and the prices at comparable restaurants in Chicago, and you have a restaurant that you should avoid at all costs.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We made reservations for brunch at Porkchop as part of Chicago Restaurant Week for 10:30. We were ready to go earlier than expected, so we went with the intention of seeing if they'd take us right away at 10 when they opened. We got there,...and the door was locked. Right around 10, an employee walks up, unlocks the door, walks in, and says nothing to us. The door was left unlocked, so we figured we'd walk in and check out the situation. We stood in the front of the restaurant for 5 minutes. The lights were out except in the kitchen where one or two people were making food. The dining room was covered with garbage all over the floor. No one came out to say anything about when they'd be ready to serve us. We left, with the intention of finding somewhere else in the area that was open, but we couldn't find anywhere to park. So we ended up coming back to Porkchop right around 10:30 to see if they were ready for our scheduled reservation. We walked in and the situation had not improved much. Still trash all over the floors and no one in sight except in the kitchen. Only now, the dining room lights were on, a TV was on, and music blasting uninvitingly loud. The sign on the window said they opened at 10, and the website says so as well. We waited a couple more minutes, then left again.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Nice little restaurant in the west loop. Offers quite a good selection of BBQ items and whiskeys. The meat was great - served with a selection of different BBQ sauces. Service was quick and meals were served fast as well. The baked beans are awesome....Mashed potatoes were instant, but otherwise very tasty food. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

A group of friends got together for dinner. The service was fine. The soup, gumbo was good. We had the barbeque platter. There was a lot of food it was good, but not anything special. I can't say I would recommend it, but if you...were hungry it would be ok. They do have an extensive bourbon list. They don't have coffee.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

So the plan was to have breakfast at Little Goat Diner down the road(im a huge Top Chef fan) but once we walked in it looked like a normal diner and the wait was at least an hour and the staff was kind of rude....We took the option to get a text when a table was ready. We walked around the neighborhood because there was no room to wait especially with our backpacks. We were walking past Porkchop and the menu in the window always gets my attention. They had what we were looking for Hash and Biscuits and Gravy and Bloody Marys for 5 bucks! We walk in and its empty except a guy at the bar. Such a shame. This was the best hash i have ever had and i consider myself a hash expert. It wasnt corned beef but it was beef brisket. Smoked to perfection then it was cooked upnwith peppers onions and cheese and some potato. A lot of places pack their hash with potato. Not here it was i swear 60% meat. And It came with two perfect over med eggs and toast that felt like it was cooked on the campfire-which I LOVE. My hubbys biscuits with andouille gravy looked underwhelming but was also awesome. Melt in your mouth biscuits. Our waitress was nice. And the 5 dollar bloody was the best out of the 4 we tried around town over the weekend. Bacon on top was a plus and better than the crap bacon at Paddy Longs. We will be back next time we visit Chicago.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This was our first time to this restaurant that we stumbled upon. Nice music, not too loud for a Sunday afternoon. We ate the fried ribs - interesting - and the Seafood Etoufee (excellent). A bit pricey ($$$) but worth it.

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We stopped on our way to the last day of the three day Pitchfork Music Festival. We had seen a food booth for Porkchop at Mamby on the Beach, but perhaps it's a different Pork Chop and not this one. We were still in time...for brunch--that's such a thing in Chicago, and we saw there were few people at this BBQ place. We were seated "wherever we wanted" and began to ponder the menu. I asked for the bloody Mary that was listed on the board outside on the sidewalk only to be told they had run out...run out? Of mix? I don't know for sure, but none of the things on tap appealed and so I went with water. My husband ordered the chicken and a side of red beans and rice. I ordered a smoked salmon salad. No, wait. I ordered a pulled pork salad. Regrettably, the pork tasted and smelled like salmon. I think that the cook must have grilled the pork on the same part of the grill as the last salmon cooked. It was so horrible. Thankfully, I was able to send it back, but I wanted nothing to replace it. My husband loved the chicken, but the red beans and rice were way too buttery of all things. I was not charged for the salad. My husband was discounted on the beans/rice. The only server who was working did make it right, but we were left scratching our heads over what kind of brunch this place was offering.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Chicken or pork tacos for $2.00 each, minimum order is 3. Soft tacos come with good portions of pork or chicken, cilantro & raw onions. The sauce on the side was definitely well paired & we enjoyed this over BBQ sauce. Add your own sauce...of BBQ if desired. We also had Shots of tequila for $2. each. Service was quick & the crowd was possibly hipster. Background music was unusual, but enjoyable.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for lunch on a Sunday. It was not busy and had a good selection on the menu. The brisket was decent but the service was average at best. Our waiter never returned after taking our orders. Someone brought out our food...and later a different waiter came by and said that ours had left and they would take over if we needed anything. Also, our group of 6 was automatically charged a 20% gratuity. It must be their policy but we were not aware of it and my experience is that this would not normally be charged on groups smaller than 8.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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  • Porkchop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4