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“Green Street has the meats”

Green Street Smoked Meats
Ranked #16 of 10,734 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Neighbourhood: West Loop
Description: Located down a brick paved alley in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, the nationally acclaimed Green Street Smoked Meats beckons guests with rock music and house smoked Texas-inspired BBQ served at the counter in a warehouse-style restaurant.
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This isn't the kind of restaurant my wife and I, a couple of 76-year-old retirees, usually choose to eat at. But friends persuaded us to give it a try. After all, we're up for anything but sushi. And we've always had a taste for Texas-style smokehouse BBQ, or barbecue of any kind for that matter. That's what Green Street Smoked Meats is all about, cafeteria-style service that emphasizes pulled pork, chicken legs, brisket, hot links, beef ribs and bone-in smoked salmon. Located at 112 North Green Street in the West Loop, down a brick paved alley, it beckons customers with rock music and house-smoked Central Texas inspired barbecue served in warehouse style surroundings. A giant 12,000-pound cast iron steel smoker is the centerpiece of the kitchen. Beside it are piles of chopped oak for smoking and bags of mesquite charcoal for the coal bed. This is BBQ at its smokin' best. The most unique item on the menu is the Frito pie, a corn chip pie served in its bag filled with brisket, chili, jalapenos, beans and melted cheese. Popular in the South, Midwest and Southwest, it is the oldest known recipe, published in Texas in 1949. We agreed to share a Frito pie. But we preferred the pulled pork sandwich and the bone-in smoked salmon sandwich with potato salad and cole slaw and baked beans. On the way out the door, we ordered two half-pound bags of pulled pork and sliced brisket. Lunch or dinner at Green Street makes you wonder if you really aren't in Memphis or Austin.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner there this night and the meal was extraordinary. Must have the porked beaf. The side dishs are very large.

Thank Sa0087
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a great dinner spot if you don't have reservations or want to wait 2 hours for a table. No reservations, street parking, get in line and your food is in hand when you are ready to pay. We tried 4 meats, frito pie, coleslaw and elote style corn. My favorite meat was the pulled pork and the pork ribs, both were really lean. The coleslaw was nice to mix with the pulled pork (NC Style)-it's also a nice healthy veggie side with no mayo. But the best was the Elote style corn. It was creamy, yet a little spicy, but full of flavor! We were told it's the same corn they serve Bavette's, but without the 2 hour wait!

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Thank Rhawig
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

The atmosphere here is very open and relaxed. There are several long benches with long tables. They have a good selection of beer on draft. There were lots of options for the meats including salmon and all were seasoned well. The sides were all very good too. I especially enjoyed the spicy and sweet pickles and elite style corn.

I would recommend getting there a little early for dinner as the queue gets long from around 6pm. It is all self-service so you get your drinks and food yourself.

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Thank PamSJ
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

You can almost taste the atmosphere here. The variety of meats and the collection of beers can make for some difficult decisions, but it is almost impossible to go wrong. Load up your tray with buns full of pulled pork and grab a few links of their red hot (sausage). Then head over to a picnic table, inside or out, and tuck in. Oh! Don't forget the potato salad either.

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Thank Robert E
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