Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon

Restaurants, Barbecue Loop
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon
Photograph: Courtesy Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon

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Bringing traditional barbecue and country music to Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.


Venue name: Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon
Address: 1132 S Wabash Ave
Price: $30 and under
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Average User Rating

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I came here late night after work for a quick snack/bite. My husband ordered me the chicken nachos. Very very good! With all the toppings, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, both shredded and nacho cheese, tomatoes, chicken all topped with their signature sauce. Best bite ever. Not a fan of the hostess (not our waitress) constantly coming to our table with question, but later found out she went on a date w/my husband way before we met. I guess that was her way of trying to get him to remember her. I'll be going back to try more dishes. That house sauce is amazing!

Not sure you can call a restaurant an outdoor secret when the following us true:

It has nearly zero patio, with zero view or ambiance. Other than two parking lots and a gas station.

It hasn't even been open long enough to have had said patio open for a summer. This article is clearly fluff, perhaps paid for.

I mean no disrespect to the place, it looks good actually, but if this publication is to help give advice to people wanting to go have a good "Time Out", they should be more genuine with their content. It isn't fair to the reader, or to other establishments otherwise.

They should better review things that are actually fitting. This place can not be, and us not a best kept Chicago secret; at the time of writing it hasn't even been open for a patio season yet.

That said, it does have delicious meat.

Patio: really nothing remotely noteworthy.

Go for the food if you are nearby, not for the outdoors experience as this article touts.