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Big Jones

5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2121
+1 773-275-5725
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“beignets” (14 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place due to being part of the top brunch spots for Chicago. I think it's a bit overrrated. We made a reservation, once we arrived over half our party was there and they couldn't seat us until the last person of...More

Thank Tatiana W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Jones generally gets good reviews from the restaurant critics, but my experience has definitely been mixed. I decided to give them another try and ordered the Shrimp & Grits. I could not eat the dish and told the waitress that it tasted like bacon...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the first table in the place for the evening seating. No matter, the service was consistently bad. There were five at the table and one of the mains came after everyone else had finished. The waitress was apologetic and said that they would...More

Thank JOEL S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We went to Big Jones based on reviews and while our entrée was very good, the starter and desserts were very underwhelming! We started with the cornbread and while it was good, we've had much better. In fact, we make Jiffy at home and like...More

Thank Mom2BAH
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by on Sunday morning, we walked to the host stand, stood for a minute, then someone walked up to the stand, and the phone rang so she picked up the phone and chatted with the caller, as we stood there...More

Thank xray35
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I think I just took a mini Vacation to NOLA, so happy we found it. Met Chef Paul last nite who signed my Unique Chicago Eats book. When we read about Big Jones we just knew it would be good!! We both started out with...More

Thank Theresa N
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Southern food nicely done. Our server was excellent! She reminded us the peach cobbler needed extra time so we ordered early. Big Jones is a small restaurant that likes to keep things moving. Fried chicken was good, shrimp and grits good too. The only snafu...More

Thank casabar
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

A Chicago friend made reservations for us to have dinner here at 6:00pm. We got there early and were seated right away. By the time we left the place was hopping. We shared a starter of hushpuppies with a crawfish and cheddar sauce. It was...More

Thank Brenda O
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I have recently started frequenting this place for lunch. The fried chicken salad is excellent as is the fried chicken meal. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are in a New Orleans home kitchen. The gumbo is also a must have.

Thank Don F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I had the seafood platter and it was just ok but not really that good. I had high hopes that the food would be good but was slightly disappointed.

Thank Russell Anthony G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2121
  • Public Transportation: Clark bus, Damen bus (on Ashland), Berwyn 'L' stop on Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-275-5725
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