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Sweet Baby Ray’s
Barbecue Restaurant
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3478 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60657
3478 North Clark StreetUSIllinoisChicago60657
Barbecue RestaurantToday 11AM–2AM
Friday 11AM–2AMSaturday 11AM–2AMSunday 11AM–2AMMonday 4PM–2AMTuesday 4PM–2AMWednesday 4PM–2AMThursday 4PM–2AM
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Casual spot serving house-smoked BBQ with over a dozen sauces plus craft beers & 100+ bourbons.- Google
"The staff offered us a round of drinks for the delay which was much appreciated."
"We eat there every year and we frequent there ever summer."
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Kristine Wendt
3 years ago
It wasn’t intentional, but we happened to be in the area on opening night. The smokehouse burger on Sweet Baby Ray’s menu is a brisket and short rib patty topped with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and pulled pork. The burger itself has a nice smoky flavor from the brisket and short rib and is well seasoned with garlic and salt. Being a barbeque restaurant, I really expected the pulled pork to steal the spotlight, but I was a little disappointed. The pulled pork was on the drier side and, amazingly, lacked barbeque sauce. Sweet Baby Rays is a juggernaut in the barbecue sauce space, so you’d think the chefs would want to showcase their namesake sauces. In fairness, there was sauce on the table, which I ended up adding, but it’s always preferred to get a burger that works without any modifications at the table. My other issue with this burger was the bun. It was both bland and untoasted, both of which are critical flaws with this burger. Service was a little spotty and the food took an unreasonable amount of time to arrive from the time we ordered. The service issues and slowness are to be expected on opening night, and I expect this to improve over time. The staff offered us a round of drinks for the delay which was much appreciated. As a money-saving tip, make sure to sign up for the Sweet Baby Rays email distribution via their website. We received a free entrée with a purchase of equal value just for signing up.
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Angela Solis
3 years ago
mmmmm the food is so good it reminds me of the country. my whole fsmily loves sweet baby ray. we eat there every year and we frequent there ever summer.
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Dominic Magiera
3 years ago
Since i'm in the area only during game days it a limited menu only total bummer food is kinda blah under seasoned so far the only thing i've enjoyed here are the fries.
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Aimee Sullivan
3 years ago
They get the finest meats and prepare all their sauces from scratch, although you still get a squeeze bottle of SBR on the table. Everything's fresh, they don't even have a freezer! This place in no way resembles any chain restaurant. They have a couple of places in the 'burbs but the menu here was designed by the pit master, Dylan, and it's high end barbecue of all kinds, Texas, Memphis, Carolinas, etc.
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Andre Walker
2 years ago
Great barbecue. I can't speak of the decór as we only had take out(hence the rating), but the food was great!
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Alondra Vera
3 years ago


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