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Big Jones

Big Jones

Southern Food Restaurant and Cajun and Creole Restaurant$$$$
Andersonville, Chicago
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    Has a stamp of approval from Eater and Bon Appetit Magazine
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    MafiaHairdresser J.
    "Andouille Bloody Marys, Beignet and Fried Green Tomatoes Heaven!"(18 Tips)
    laura h.
    "Try the Eggs New Orleans"(6 Tips)
    Shannon J.
    "Chef Paul Fehribach was nominated for Best chef"(3 Tips)
    Eater
    "... staples such as gumbo, shrimp & grits and the popular Eggs New..."(9 Tips)
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  • Ed L.heart icon on user image
    Ed LevineMarch 24, 2014
    Can't go wrong here, no matter what you order, but I recommend making reservations.
  • EJ E.heart icon on user image
    EJ EllisOctober 8, 2014
    I loved this place ask to eat outside, if it's nice weather.
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    PeytonAugust 23, 2014
    Corn cakes. Best brunch dish I may have ever had in all my days.
  • Chad B.heart icon on user image
    Chad BellDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The excellent family-style dinner (nightly from 5-9) has to be one of the best deals in town. Only $25/person!
  • Mightybytes
    MightybytesJuly 23, 2012
    Located below Mightybytes' HQ, Big Jones serves up Coastal Southern American Cuisine focusing on fresh, locally grown and sustainable ingredients. Read more
  • laura h.heart icon on user image
    laura honeycuttNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you see the hominy and farm egg scramble on the menu, do not pass go. GET IT. Heaven on a plate.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 20, 2013
    Trust us, you don’t want even a morsel of the Pimiento cheeseburger to go anywhere but in your mouth. http://tmoutchi.us/YmTIHi Read more
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweJune 5, 2010
    ...experience friendly staff and a delicious brunch menu. Taste the Sally Lunn French Toast! Chef & co-owner Paul Fehribach' s Coastal Southern Cooking is amazing... Read more
  • Christine A.
    Christine AllenJuly 18, 2010
    Walked by here on the way to another brunch spot, decided to give it a try. Well worth it. Great food and service. Beignets, sweet potato biscuits... miga and bucket pancakes.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckDecember 23, 2015
    The fried chicken is awesome, but brunch is the best time to go
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 11, 2012
    In Paul Fehribach’s hands, gumbo ya-ya and a hearty Slagel Farm sweet-tea-brined pork chop become standouts rather than standards. Read more
  • Sabina K.heart icon on user image
    Sabina KajtezovicMay 16, 2015
    Shrimp and grits, biscuits, fried plantains. Butter is in everything.
  • Shannon J.
    Shannon JeropkeFebruary 17, 2017
    Chef Paul Fehribach was nominated for Best chef: Great Lakes 2017 James Beard Award.
  • laura h.heart icon on user image
    laura honeycuttJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The antebellum rice waffle, with potted duck, pecans and sage, is to die for
  • Kat H.
    Kat HallAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you do nothing else, order the red velvet cake. It is phenomenal. Big thanks to Big Jones for one of the best birthday dinners I have ever had!
  • Daniel G.heart icon on user image
    Daniel GoffJune 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing restaurant. Not your average southern place.
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    TaiMay 20, 2018
    Great food and atmosphere.
  • Colin L.heart icon on user image
    Colin LeeOctober 4, 2020
    Good fried chicken; open windows for good seating
  • Trent Z.
    Trent Z.April 23, 2022
    The fried chicken is absolutely amazing!
  • maite a.heart icon on user image
    maite aMay 1, 2016
    Everything is good
  • Chico L.
    Chico LansiriApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you love brown liquor - join the Bourbon Society. Try all 46 whiskeys!
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MeyerJuly 13, 2013
    I found their collard greens to be very bitter - would recommend you avoid those. The corn bread is delicious though.
  • laura h.heart icon on user image
    laura honeycuttNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You won't be disappointed with the corn griddle cakes. Amazingly good!
  • Richie D.
    Richie DiesterheftApril 17, 2010
    Great Creole food. Brunch is amazing. No need to purchase an appetizer. You're given complimentary powdered sugar beignets that are FAB-U-LOUS!
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    Great brunch. Beignets served with every meal
  • Joe E.heart icon on user image
    Joe E.March 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    No longer on the menu, ask them to make you an "Elk's Own." Not-overly-sweet cocktail starts dinner off right and is a Big Jones classic.
  • Kristy F.heart icon on user image
    Kristy FramkeNovember 6, 2014
    Catfish, comfort food, cocktails, beignets
  • Merly p.heart icon on user image
    Merly payneOctober 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    memorable dinner moments: heavenly pork belly & johnny cake appetizer; super-gingery 'dark and stormy' rum drink. entire menu was 'light southern' - for example, fried okra had a lightly battered touc
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneJune 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ginger sweet tea. Fish n grits. Eggs New Orleans. Complimentary beignets. This place is a gem among gems on Clark.
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillApril 10, 2015
    Bring your appetite. Plenty of good choices.
  • ISC C.heart icon on user image
    ISC ChicagoApril 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best places for fried chicken
  • David D.heart icon on user image
    David DemareeMay 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pimiento cheese burger is great.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GodfreyAugust 16, 2014
    Good food! Four Square recommended it to me!
  • Jeff N.heart icon on user image
    Jeff NOctober 20, 2018
    Awesome brunch and fried chicken
  • Antonio B.heart icon on user image
    Antonio BurrowesJune 1, 2017
    Shrimp 🍤 and grits!!!! I'm a New Orlean and this place reminded me of home #whodat
  • Steve C.
    Steve CarsonApril 14, 2013
    Lamb is amazing.. Highly recommended!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJuly 26, 2012
    Visit Andersonville’s Big Jones to find out what chicken and dumplings tasted like in the 1920s: Read more
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris HallAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The gnocchi appetizer was SOOO good. I would totally have a meal-sized portion of it if they had that on the menu!
  • Karen W.
    Karen WeaverJuly 11, 2010
    Brunch menu is fabulous! I agree no need to order appetizers because the beignets are delish... Enjoy a mimosa as well
  • Robert Tolar H.heart icon on user image
    Robert Tolar HainingAugust 30, 2019
    Legit, thoughtful southern food in Chicago.
  • adrianna j.
    adrianna jangApril 28, 2012
    creole eggs & ham benedict. good! the griddle cakes look good
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris ShackletonAugust 8, 2014
    Everything is fantastic here.
  • Aimeeheart icon on user image
    AimeeMay 13, 2016
    The food was ok. I ordered the benedict (on a biscuit instead of a popover) and was the only person happy with my food.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Marianne Sundquist, chef of Mess Hall & Co., eats here on her nights off. She loves the Shrimp & grits. Read more
  • Daniel N.
    Daniel NJanuary 20, 2013
    Great brunch. Have the gumbo.
  • Laura W.heart icon on user image
    Laura WheelerFebruary 16, 2016
    Have to get the fried chicken!
  • Penelope V.
    Penelope VarnavaMay 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great and Great (as if great dood and great staff). Very, very highly recommend!
  • Doug L.
    Doug LytleJuly 4, 2012
    Chicken and Waffles are a must..
  • Benjamin C.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin ChouApril 18, 2019
    Fried chicken, oyster po boy
  • Francisco P.heart icon on user image
    Francisco PerezApril 24, 2019
    Catfish with grits!
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