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Smokin' Woody's Barbeque

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4160 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-3061
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

This place used to serve the best bbq chicken in Chicago. Too bad the owner decided to sell. The current place is also a BBQ joint but not as good as woodys.

Thank akucharski
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Three of us stopped in on a whim for Sunday lunch. We each ordered a version of the pulled pork and everyone was quite happy with their selection. If you like smoky BBQ then this is a good place for you. Not heavy on the vinegar at all. The fries and slaw were also excellent. We'd go back and maybe... More 

Thank Brad S
Palm Springs, California
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sunday, after an event, pick up a friend and off to Woody's. The aroma hits you first, the flavor second. The staff greets you warmly, the food greets your Tummy warmly. The ribs are perfect, the pulled pork scrumptious. You could eat the sauce with a spoon. Northside, but flavor to match the BBQ in the "hood". Can't wait to... More 

Thank nancyinChicago_13
Chicago, Illinois
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624 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am such a groupon fan, helps me to try new places. This is not a new place in Chicago. But I am glad to get introduced. I bet you could have dinner here for under $20 for 2. BBQ pulled pork, classic sides of corn muffins, baked beans, cole slaw and sweet tea or Diet Coke. Nothing is dry.... More 

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amazing taste of this BBQ place. First time there found it on groupon and really even though when I got there was closed I decided to go back next day and totally worth it's I took a friend of mine and we both agree was a very cozy small rest but with very good food.

Thank Calish
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Hands down the best BBQ in Chicago! Perfectly succulent sirloin and pulled pork's smokey flavor is outstanding! Don't get me started on the baked sweet potato!

Thank GUZag2012
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

Stopped in today as I was passing by and had the best pulled pork sandwich ever. Way better than the BBQ place I go to in Texas. The sauce was only ok but the great smoke flavor made up for it. They only accept cash.

Thank LPN_travels
Brookfield, Illinois
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

Visited this small restaurant on the suggestion from Half Acre Brewery folks .while waiting for a tour .Excellant !! Ribs chicken and brisket were the items chosen and all were one of the best BBQ I`ve tasted .Place is small and tables space is tight but worth the wait Leave room for .Brownies for desert ask about availability as they... More 

Thank Wbgb
Des Plaines, IL
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2011

I was there having barbecue chicken and ribs. Ordered two side salads, one with Italian dressing and one with Ceasar dressing. When I got the bill, the salad prices didn't match the menu. They charged me extra for Ceasar dressing (even though I had asked what dressings were available before ordering and waiter didn't mention extra cost) and for increased... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2009

The pulled pork sandwich was very well-worth the trip.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4160 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-3061
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-880-1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?