Smokin' Woody's Barbeque
4160 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 880-1100Add Hours
Smokin Woody's BBQ
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Family Style, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
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Driest chicken I've ever had in my life. If you like sawdust covered in BBQ sauce, then you'll love this place. I thought it might have just been a fluke so I gave it another shot two weeks later and had the same result. The second time I went in there I must have been wearing my invisible shirt because it took forever for anybody to even acknowledge I was there. They refuse to take credit or debit cards which is crazy, who carries cash anymore, especially if you want to take the whole family out for dinner? Look at it this way, if they're too cheap to pay the fee for a card machine, just imagine what other things they're skimping on (my guess would be the food). If you're looking for really good BBQ in Chicago try Smoque or Twin Anchors.
07/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
On our way to visit a friend, saw the BBQ signs and had to stop in. The menu was simple but had all our BBQ needs. Ordered the pulled pork sandwich and rib tips, which were both excellent! The sauce was perfect... sweet, tangy and with a lil kick! They had great sweet potato fries too, and I don't even like sweet potatoes. Our waitress (Allison) was very friendly and attentive. The place was somewhat small and seemed to have a lot of regulars stop by so I'm hoping space doesn't become an issue. Will definitely be going back again!
08/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
New management, recently re-opened, and it's awesome. Really outstanding BBQ. The guys there a VERY nice and prompt.
I never got a chance to try this place under the previous ownership, but didn't see any of the negative points other people seem to have commented on. I'm assuming that had to have been the ""old"" place. I'll definitely be going back.
08/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I love smoking Woody's for their BBQ. They absolutely know what they are doing when it comes to BBQ. I give them a 10 for great tasting food. But I can't get over the fact that every time I go there or order in, I receive terrible service. Normally customer service isn't a big thing with me, but they are starting to annoy me. Honestly, the only reason why I continue to eat there is because my significant other begs me. Last time I called in an order they didn't tell me they were out of chicken until I went to go pick it up. Hello! Why didn't they let me know right away or call me back? On top of that they forgot to put my dessert in my bag. Another time I called in for delivery, which took 2 hours, and they forgot a pulled pork sandwich and completely messed up my meal. I ordered a smoked turkey breast entree', and when I opened the box there was just deli meat in it. I don't understand what they thought I said or if that was a joke. When I called them to let them know the girl told me they were closing the kitchen and offered me a certificate. Ridiculous. Clearly the owner isn't there all the time and the staff doesn't care. They also had a waitress there who had extremely long green nails with dice and other things glues on to them. She's no longer there, but it really grossed me out when she offered to wrap my food up for me. Needless to say, I didn't take it home with me.
07/28/2006Provided by Citysearch -
THIS PLACE IS FOR THE BIRDS. THE SERVICE IS AWFUL ! YOU CAN'T ENJOY THE FOOD BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET PAST THE SERVICE.
I CALLED TODAY TO PLACE AN ORDER. I HAD AN 8.00 CREDIT BECAUSE THE LAST ORDER I RECEIVED HAD TO GO IN THE GARBAGE. I'D HAD HORRIBLE EXPERIENCES THE LAST SEVERAL TIMES I ORDERED. I ATTRIBUTED IT TO THE PERSON TAKING THE ORDER. I FIGURED I WOULD GIVE IT SOME TIME AND TRY AGAIN ONLY IF SOMEONE ELSE ANSWERED THE PHONE. THIS PERSON WAS JUST AS RIDICULOUS AS THE OTHER ONE. I TRIED TO GET A MANAGER THERE ISN'T ONE. SHE SAID SHE COULDN'T FIND THE CREDIT. SHE BASICALLY ACCUSED ME OF TRYING TO RIP THEM OFF FOR 8.OO AS IF I DON'T HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO. SHE SAID SHE WOULD ASK AROUND TO SEE IF ANYONE REMEMBERED ME AND THEN APPLY IT TO MY NEXT ORDER. HOW STUPID IS THAT ?
THERE WON'T BE A NEXT ORDER.
THEY ARE POORLY MANAGED AND THEIR IS NO ACCOUNTABILITY. THEY SEEM TO BE GOING DOWN.
THAT WAS TOTALLY DISHONEST OF THEM TO PACIFY ME IN THE MOMENT AND THEN ACT CRAZY WHEN IT'S TIME TO MAKE GOOD ON A PROMISE. THEY TOPPED IT ALL OFF BY CALLING ME A LIAR. SHE ACTUALLY SAID ANYONE CAN CALL IN AND MAKE UP A STORY.
THAT'S WHY A GOOD COMPUTER SYSTEM AND RECORD KEEPING WOULD COME IN HANDY.
THE GIRL ARGUED WITH ME, MADE EXCUSES FOR THE OTHER ONE WITHOUT KNOWING THE DETAILS, HAD A NASTY ATTITUDE, AND TRIED TO DISCREDIT EVERYTHING I TOLD HER.
06/16/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Tried this place after receiving coupon in the mail. Placed delivery order, but wasn't allowed to use coupon (unhelpful person on phone said it had expired?) Wouldn't allow ANY substitutions, (charged $2.00 for an ice-cream scoop of dry potato salad), and the food was pricey and of low quality.
DELIVERY TOOK 2.5 HOURS, AND a second phone call. When food arrived part was cold, part was hot. It was delivered an hour AFTER the second call we placed 1.5 hours after the order was placed. Then the delivery guy quoted a price that was higher than the receipt reflected- and without reviewing the receipt we tipped on his figure- so he got a $7 tip for a 2.5 hour delivery time!
When we opened the wet bag- the cold food was slopped everywhere and OUR ORDER WAS WRONG! Go elsewhere!
12/11/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Annually omitted from the hokey ""Northcenter Rib Fest"", this cozy little joint is the real deal. Look forward to massive portions of delightfully smoked BBQ served with a smile. The friendly and very funny proprietor is always on hand to make sure you're happy. The best kept secret on the menu is the burger... just about the best around.
08/06/2002Provided by Citysearch -
a small but rustic and busy little spot on the near Northside just pass the old Beer Palace on Lincoln Avenue. The place permiates of sause and fresh smoked chicken and babyback ribs. You get a small side salad, coslaw and plenty of bread to go with each order. The sause is tangy with a hint of spice and just drips off your finger's. The wait staff is small but friendly and effeciant. The price is right and the taste is great!