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Posted by SuzC on 05/01/2014
Love the smoked chicken, great pulled pork and brisket. Several dishes served with heavy ciabatta bread that needs to be toasted, dinky dunkers too. Can get expensive since much is served a la carte. On the weekends, beef ribs are like an in-bone pot roast, delicious! Sides are weak but improving, mac and cheese not real creamy, twice I've had the slaw with no dressing on it by mistake. yummy mustard-based bbq sauce, my fave. Need more garlic in the mashers. Music at night and on weekends, a real theme place, great people watching and gathering spot.
Posted by Jennifer Bacon on 03/30/2010
Just moved to Pilsen and I have found this to be my new favorite place. Great food with that unique home-cooked taste. The staff are uber friendly. The live music is an extra treat. They used to be BYOB, which I thought would make me sad, but the bar prices are very reasonable so I am going to keep coming back. By the way, a great place to take out-of-town guests.
Posted by TAF on 02/15/2010
I don't leave reviews very often but felt compelled to do so in this case. I heard about this place from a friend who saw it on TV. I am by no means a BBQ nut but have to say that this place left something to be desired. I and 3 other people waited over an hour for a table which is understandable but then had to wait another hour after we ordered. To add insult to injury they did not even bring us a piece of bread...we had to ask for it! They eventually brought us some corn muffins which were out of this world. Unfortunately, that's the only thing that was good. The ribs were not fall off the bone tender and were bland at best. So was the chicken. Given the right tools (a smoker), I'm confident I can make a better rib.
Posted by J. W. on 06/02/2009
The pulled pork is absolutely the best I have ever tried. Their third place finish in the World Championship, yes, the world! speaks for itself. The homemade sauces reminded me of the gourmet sauces served in Austin and Memphis. The sides are equally amazing, homemade baked beans, collard greens, blackeyed peas, fried green tomatoes, stuff you just cant get elsewhere in Chicago. The corn muffin was melt in my mouth good. The brisket is also a beautiful option, complete with the smoke ring and tenderness that will take you to Texas! Give it a try, it will blow you away!
Posted by Mike Meat Man on 10/19/2008
Willie has won huge cookoffs world companionships and the products are top of the line with no sauce on them you can pick the sauce in containers on the table. I tried the sauces and they are very good there 3 different types. With BYOB you are saving money off the top. The meat is prepared to prefection this chef is the best of the best and he is in an working class neigberhood not an highclass area. I am so happy we have an world companionship bbq place so close to the southside. I read some reviews and they are bogus the person needs to stick to there everyday place McDonalds they want fast food fast service so see the clown. Professional cooked food takes time so have a BYOB drink and wait good things come to those who wait. This place has what you want the product just do what I do come early and you will have the best bbq youever eat.
Posted by frank on 01/29/2008
I agree, the meat itself is excellent but everything else was sub-par. The sauce especially was no good, it was obviously store bought. If thats the route to go, there are much better sauces you can purchase
Posted by jackie on 11/22/2007
off the beaten path, doctored bottled barbecue sauce, strange buns, generic barbecue beans, right out of the can, and to top things off, Jewel potato salad!!!...that aside, the meat was good, but come on, we need a better package. You will have to do more to get me back here....