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Sweet Baby Ray's
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
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3478 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60657
3478 N Clark StUSILChicago60657
$$Barbecue RestaurantToday 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 4:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 4:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 4:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 2:00 am
A unique smokehouse barbecue restaurant centered around the award-winning Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce, with over 100 bourbons, craft beers and specialty cocktails. Daily food and drink specials.
*Cubs home games Sweet Baby Ray's opens at 11:00 am!
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Casual spot serving house-smoked BBQ with over a dozen sauces plus craft beers & 100+ bourbons.- Google
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Kristine Wendt
reviewed 11 months 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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Aimee Sullivan
reviewed a year 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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Dominic Magiera
reviewed a year 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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Andre Walker
reviewed 7 months ago
Great barbecue. I can't speak of the decór as we only had take out(hence the rating), but the food was great!
Angela Solis
reviewed a year 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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Alondra Vera
reviewed a year ago


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