Lem's Bar-B-Q House


311 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619-2218
(773) 994-2428
Average Entree $9.00
Cuisine Soul Food
Cuisine Barbecue
Feature Dinner
Feature Catering
Feature Late Night
Feature Lunch
Smoking Permitted No
Lem's Bar-B-Q House serves Chicago, IL and is located in the 60619-2218 ZIP code.

Hours of Operation

Mon 2pm-2am ; Tue Closed ; Wed 2pm-2am ; Thu 2pm-2am ; Fri 2pm-4am ; Sat 2pm-4am ; Sun 2pm-2am

Reviews for Lem's Bar-B-Q House

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In Short
Great sauce and excellent slow-cooked meats have kept this place going strong since 1967. Walk in and call your order through the thick glass, and the staff will have your order up in no time. Lem's sauce is slathered on… Read Full Editorial

Lem's Bbq House is awful by Kelli W via Insider Pages on 7/31/2009

Everytime I go by Lem's there is a line out the door, why? They are horrible. They do give you plenty of food but its so bad it doesn't matter. The sauce tastes as if they use vinegar in it. I would definitely NOT recommend this place to…

Inconsistent by BBQ4ME via Citysearch on 5/9/2009

I have been eating Lem's for two decades, starting on 59th with Mike and when that location closed I followed Lem's to the 75th street location. I travel from the far west suburbs to get Lem's at least once a month and the ribs are never…

pretty good by tijuana c via Insider Pages on 11/21/2008

I tryed lem's and they were ok but not the best BBQ I've had. the ribs are fit for a man they are really big the suace is ok I guess I would recommend Lem's for an after party place if you had a tast for ribs

Get Real (BBQ Boy)...Lem's Rules by nelson_tj via Citysearch on 12/1/2007

I have had them all over town and Lem's is still the king. A unique tangy sauce with a hint of clover and just a bit of heat slathered on tender rib tips or a more chewy st. louis style rib. If you like meat falling off the bone go for…

worst ribs. so tough I threw them out by tapiro via Citysearch on 11/19/2007

you've gotta be kidding. after reading the reviews posted here I visited this place. I am from Kansas City where BBQ comes in many styles and varying qualities. I've eaten BBQ from coast to coast. This places wins for toughest ribs. The…

Best B-B-Q in existence. My now-deceased maternal was an... by gbychan via Menuism on 7/4/2007

Best B-B-Q in existence. My now-deceased maternal was an old friend of “Lem,” and this take-out hut was...

lucky to find this place by emiliobasa via Citysearch on 10/6/2006

i'm from detroit and i found this place by complete accident. what a find!! we got the fried shrimp and ribs with the fries. the sauce is great. it's open till 4am on the weekends and food is fast. so much sauce i didn't know what to do…

The Best by billerkelens via Citysearch on 3/14/2006

I have been to this pure south side rib joint. It is by far the best I have tried the patio, Georges, The old Red Barrell,and many others all over chicago and the suburbs hands down Lem's is the best no question

Best B.Q by russell via Citysearch on 9/15/2003


SLAP YO MAMMA by princesa66 via Citysearch on 6/5/2003

I have been eating at LEMS for about 20 years. I have tasted many BBQ restaurants but nothing comes close. The sauce is so addictive. I now live in Long Beach, California, but when I go home I pick up a gallon of BBQ sauce to bring back…

Rib Lover Personified by blackcontractor via Citysearch on 11/9/2002

These Ribs are nothing but Good! Lem's begins by slow cooking a premium slab of ribs over a hickory wood fire. After the slow cooking process they mop the ribs and french fries with a secret, spicy, tangly sauce. In my estimation Lem's is…

Go to the source! by pinojet via Citysearch on 10/26/2002

If your tired of copies and good imitations at best. Lem's authentic barbeque without the "fu-fu".

Excellent Dirty Hand Eating by jjiver21 via Citysearch on 8/13/2002

Every one loves to pick up a slab and get messy and this place is one of the best places to do this. I loved the BBQ'ed Ribs.

DY-NO-MITE! by shemann via Citysearch on 8/8/2002

There is no better then a shack for BBQ. Moved to LA and haven't had decent ribs since. Lem's has THE BEST sauce smothering their ribs, hot links, fires and white bread. I miss it so much. Go there late night on the weekend drop you $8…

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