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Green Street Smoked Meats

Green Street Smoked Meats

BBQ Joint$$$$
West Town, Chicago
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    Go here. Experience the barbecue. It's worth it.
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    "The Frito pie is damn tasty and the beer selection is well curated."(9 Tips)
    Gabo L.
    "The brisket here is one of the most amazing things ever."(54 Tips)
    Dana P.
    "Don't miss the pork belly, beef ribs and potato salad!"(20 Tips)
    Thea B.
    "Brisket, pork ribs, potato sallad & brocolli sallad"(10 Tips)
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  • brisket
  • pork belly
  • ribs
  • good for groups
  • frito pie
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  • Thrillist
    ThrillistFebruary 8, 2014
    We command you order the Frito pie with brisket chili, which is served in its bag (who needs crust?), filled with brisket chili, jalapenos, beans, and melted cheese. Read more
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    Patrick BuggyJune 23, 2017
    -Prices of the meats are listed in 1/2 lbs, but you can order in 1/4 lbs as well! -Brisket and pulled pork were rich with flavor. Pair great w/ slaw.-The elote-style corn is phenomenally cheesy.
  • yuri c.
    yuri cMarch 13, 2014
    Got the chopped brisket sandwich with coleslaw and a sampling of the sauces. The coleslaw and the potato salad are highly recommended! The place has a great casual vibe... good for a group gathering!
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CFebruary 24, 2019
    It's a challenge to find. Be brave, open the door, walk in, open another door, walk thru the coffee shop to the back counter to order food. Get the corn!
  • Alex H.heart icon on user image
    Alex HunterAugust 22, 2022
    Loved it, even as a vegetarian. BBQ sides are just so friggin good. Skip the spicy pickles, coleslaw and broccoli salad are far superior. Oh and banana pudding! Line moves pretty fast!
  • Daniel H.heart icon on user image
    Daniel HoeffelAugust 2, 2016
    Big fun sharing portions with unbelievable BBQ. Very trendy and with a very lively atmosphere. The brisket melts in your mouth
  • Monika M.heart icon on user image
    Monika McMahonJune 9, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Arrive before 6 to beat the line, and ensure all the meat is still available! The pastrami is my favorite, if they didn't sell out. Fantastic.
  • Caroline F.heart icon on user image
    Caroline FerreiraApril 7, 2018
    Amazing BBQ? Green Street Smoked Meats is the address! On the picture, Pulled Pork and link sausage with sides of broccoli, corn bread with honey butter.
  • Whit M.heart icon on user image
    Whit MaullJuly 9, 2016
    Grab a drink while you wait in line, and make the tough choice between some of the best pork belly and brisket around. Don't forget the slaw.
  • Kate N.
    Kate NobleMay 18, 2014
    Get there early...or be prepared to wait in line. Line wraps around the bar so easy to grab beers while in line. Order extra and take home with extra sauce.
  • Stacy B.heart icon on user image
    Stacy Bo BacyFebruary 13, 2020
    Texas-style BBQ joint where you grab your food (meat first) + plasticware, find a seat at shared tables, and bus your tray. Pork belly is fatty and salty, but I was feeling it. Corn side is good.
  • Jeremy N.
    Jeremy NelsonJanuary 2, 2015
    Ordered the brisket, the pulled pork sandwich, and off a whim, a half pound of ribs. Everything was incredibly tender and had an incredible, smoky flavor that I won't forget anytime soon.
  • Gabriela G.heart icon on user image
    Gabriela GrossmannOctober 12, 2015
    The brisket is a must, you only need to order that to have an amazing meal
  • ben m.
    ben mMarch 6, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    A lot of solid options here but the pastrami and sausage links are standouts.
  • Alex P.heart icon on user image
    Alex PyatetskyJuly 14, 2018
    Updates: slaw here is fantastic and not sweet. Vinegar sauce is amazing. The beef rib is what to order. Smoked dark chicken quarter also lovely.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HJune 22, 2019
    Chopped brisket comes sauced up and is delicious. Also get the broccoli slaw and baked beans, which have nice big chunks of meat in there.
  • Gabo L.heart icon on user image
    Gabo LugoJune 14, 2017
    The brisket here is one of the most amazing things ever. Try the side dishes, absolutely fantastic. Great beer options and great service.
  • Biancaheart icon on user image
    BiancaAugust 22, 2020
    Fantastic place for some delicious ribs or brisket. Their cocktails are decent and so is the beer selection. Lovely hipster patio
  • EArchitectheart icon on user image
    EArchitectJanuary 9, 2016
    Try my favorite ... the Warren Moon, a delicious sandwich packed with brisket and hot links!
  • markheart icon on user image
    markSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Texas style BBQ is not common this side of the Mason Dixon and usually not done well. This place is spot on. Hidden gem is the potato salad.
  • Phil T.heart icon on user image
    Phil TorontoApril 1, 2017
    The brisket is unreal 😍 add a side of spicy pickles with the vinegar-based BBQ sauce 👌🏻
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillSeptember 27, 2014
    Where do I start? This was a fun spot and a great option when out with friends. Try the pork belly, pulled pork, & the Frito Pie.
  • Jon B.heart icon on user image
    Jon B.June 19, 2018
    Really liked the smoked pork belly, and the corn. Will definitely be back to try their other smoked delights!
  • Jessica S.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ScottMay 28, 2017
    Best BBQ I've had north of the Carolinas! Will definitely be making a visit again in the future.
  • Justin B.heart icon on user image
    Justin BJuly 25, 2021
    Delicious BBQ and good cocktails too! We got the sliced brisket, pork belly, and pork ribs and they were all incredible
  • Alex P.heart icon on user image
    Alex PyatetskySeptember 2, 2017
    Hands down tier 1 BBQ. Probably best pork ribs I've had. Brisket and short rib were both wins. Good slaw. BBQ connoisseur recommended.
  • Mikeheart icon on user image
    MikeApril 10, 2015
    Although I love this place it's outrageously expensive. They've doubled the price of beer since opening and have raised the price of their 1/2 pounds - again.
  • Juston P.heart icon on user image
    Juston PayneSeptember 25, 2018
    Thunderbird Sandwich is ridiculously tasty. Get the side of elote corn, too.
  • Juan Pablo A.heart icon on user image
    Juan Pablo AlperinJune 1, 2018
    Get the chopped brisket. Saucy and good. Broccoli salad also super tasty
  • Anthony P.heart icon on user image
    Anthony PopeoJuly 26, 2016
    Great setup—long lines on weekends but perfect for meeting up during the week. Super friendly staff.
  • Britta D.
    Britta DroyMarch 9, 2014
    Skip the Frito Pie, all you need is that brisket and all of the sauces! Delicious!
  • Danheart icon on user image
    DanMay 19, 2017
    Fantastic sliced brisket. Spicy BBQ is delish. Macaroni salad was okay. Hip vibe, great beers on draft
  • Eric L.heart icon on user image
    Eric LuntMay 19, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    The meats are amazing, of course, but I can't get enough of the broccoli salad side. Love it!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SchlouchAugust 9, 2014
    All the sides. And he brisket. Awesome place. Enjoy some beers while in line, and you'll hardly realize you're waiting.
  • Jordanheart icon on user image
    JordanAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Frito pie is damn tasty and the beer selection is well curated.
  • MJ C.heart icon on user image
    MJ CaoOctober 6, 2016
    Pork belly, pork ribs all so delicious. Love the corn too. The light here is just so awesome well.
  • Olivia B.heart icon on user image
    Olivia BensenDecember 25, 2022
    The pastrami is the best.. well, all the food is amazing and the best I’ve found in chicago
  • travel4food
    travel4foodOctober 1, 2014
    Great vibe. The Q is in the sweet side but the brisket takes me back to Texas.
  • Claire G.heart icon on user image
    Claire GAugust 13, 2014
    So good. The veggie side dishes were unexpectedly awesome, too. Long lines, so drink while you wait.
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KimMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome pork belly and chicken leg. Save the brisket for a better BBQ joint like Smoque (way to dry and flavorless).
  • Cody M.heart icon on user image
    Cody M.August 8, 2015
    Everything was delicious. Really liked the brisket, pork belly, vinegar BBQ, spicy pickles, and potato salad.
  • Sandeep P.heart icon on user image
    Sandeep ParuchuriAugust 10, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    The best bbq north of the mason-dixie line. big place but also gets busy and loud
  • Leyla A.heart icon on user image
    Leyla ArsanJune 30, 2016
    Unless you're a glutton for punishment, go during off hours or carry out! Dinner rush is madness, especially on weekends.
  • Jen M.heart icon on user image
    Jen Marquez GinnFebruary 19, 2015
    Everything. Everything is good here. Pickled vegetables on the side are awesome. Brisket is great.
  • Jenniheart icon on user image
    JenniAugust 21, 2016
    Everything! We had Brisket, pork ribs, potato salad, and baked beans. Loved every bite.
  • Kendall C.heart icon on user image
    Kendall ChadwickFebruary 17, 2017
    The pulled pork, brisket, and pastrami were amazing. Loved the holotes corn.
  • Bobby K.heart icon on user image
    Bobby KennedyDecember 10, 2018
    Go off peak and there’s plenty of room to grab a seat at the bar.
  • Larisa L.
    Larisa LacisJune 27, 2014
    Yumm!!! The brisket is the best I've tasted- better than from Texas!! Also, Delish broccoli salad and pickles.
  • Erika D.heart icon on user image
    Erika DavisApril 3, 2016
    Pulled pork sandwich was delicious. Neat place to come with your friends or coworkers after work.
  • Yaqoob A.heart icon on user image
    Yaqoob AlobaidliNovember 16, 2014
    Great sliced brisket , beef ribs high quality but not great taste
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