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Fat Willy's Rib Shack



2416 West Schubert Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

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(773) 782-1800

  • Sun - Thu 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm

Cuisine: Barbecue Restaurants, Bars, Dog Friendly Restaurants

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4.6 of 5.0 from 63 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Fat Willy's Rib Shack in Chicago, IL
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Fat Willy's Rib Shack Reviews

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  • spanishguy reviewLast time I went, there were lines almost going out the door--but it was worth it and so YUMMY-- the food has NO chemically/processed food taste (even the BBQ sauce was home made). Food portions are huge--no wonder Willy got fat! The ribs and the chicken are fantastic & the `Willy` size sandwiches are amazing-- definitely the best BBQ and sandwiches I've had in Chicago.

    55555 by spanishguy


  • juliusrreed reviewGreat ribs--really smoked! Best ribs I have eaten in a long time. Definitely a place to go back to.

    44444 by juliusrreed


  • mlb1636 reviewThis restaraunt is a fantastic place to dine in This retaraunt is a moment you will never forget. The food has good quality and taste.The fantastic place is where you can sit down rrlax and look around. this is a place you should consider trying. It's very cozy and delicious. Tis is not a place you should avoid trying!!!!!!

    55555 by mlb1636


  • Carlos T.The brisket is good! The pulled pork is good too. Ribs have been hit or miss.

    55555 by Carlos T.


  • David Phad the pulled pork and it was some of the best BBQ I've had in chicago. Definitely will be back again.

    55555 by David P


  • Michael BBBQ burger and the mac n cheese are a must!

    55555 by Michael B


  • Stephanie C.The pulled pork and the pulled chicken are wonderful. Love the smokey flavor of the meats. Mac n cheese is amazing. Sweet potatoe tater tots are fantastic!

    55555 by Stephanie C.


  • Eugenio JGreat ribs! Don't miss out the Sweet Potato Tater Tots.

    55555 by Eugenio J


  • Donna J.The pulled pork sandwich is good.

    55555 by Donna J.


  • Stephen B.The fried chicken sandwich is unreal. Order it.

    55555 by Stephen B.


  • Gabriel L.Good food and service but pricey.

    55555 by Gabriel L.


  • Nancy SGet the Beer Batter Onion Rings, BOMB! 😍

    55555 by Nancy S


  • Smith P.Love the pulled pork. Has an apple taste to it.

    55555 by Smith P.


  • Andrew WhiteGreat spare ribs

    55555 by Andrew White


  • Dan RichardsonThe hot link is life changing

    55555 by Dan Richardson


  • Fotiny NService can be better. Waitress forgot to order my food and so I was waiting while my whole group was eating. But food was great. Good portions for the price. Get the lunch special !!

    33333 by Fotiny N


  • Ellen StolarPretty good brisket!

    55555 by Ellen Stolar


  • Joseph BlewittExcellent BBQ.

    55555 by Joseph Blewitt


  • Lo AYummy ribs and corn fritters!

    55555 by Lo A


  • Justine G.Poutine and Mac 'n Cheese are out of this world. Great cocktails too.

    55555 by Justine G.


  • Simon M.Excellent trio of sliders. The pulled chicken is great. The fried chicken sandwich with poblano peppers is great.

    55555 by Simon M.


  • Ivan MWhiskey Lemonades & collard greens are fantastic!

    55555 by Ivan M


  • Shannon H.No miles on Saturdays

    55555 by Shannon H.


  • Serious EatsThe rib tips are very meaty with a good backbone of smoke and the steak fries are pretty remarkable. Still, the elements don't quite come together in a combo, though they're solid on their own.

    55555 by Serious Eats


  • Andrea J.Great new outdoor patio. Order the collard greens.

    55555 by Andrea J.


  • Phil W.BBQ is Bomb-Diggety

    55555 by Phil W.


  • Jacklyn D.Fried Chicken & Waffles Sunday! Plus it's topped with maple glazed bacon!!

    55555 by Jacklyn D.


  • T. S.No parking! U have to park in the movie theater lot & pay!!!

    33333 by T. S.


  • Jake S.The pulled pork sandwiches come with two coleslaws; one in a small side dish and one actually already on the sandwich.

    33333 by Jake S.


  • Brad C.Get the Mac & Cheese to share!

    33333 by Brad C.


  • Michael V.Menu has changed since spring...baked spaghetti no longer available...boo!!

    33333 by Michael V.


  • Will L.Nothing lives up to the hype.

    33333 by Will L.


  • Brian F.$2 PBR tallboys on Tuesdays

    55555 by Brian F.


  • Time Out ChicagoFor starters, go for the smoky, greasy rib tips and an insanely rich mac and cheese. Move past salads to a slab of baby backs and the beef brisket sandwich with horseradish.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Demetrius J.Get a jk scrumpy cider. Goes great with pork!

    55555 by Demetrius J.


  • JR N.All of the soup of the days are always delicious and besides the amazing pork and meats, get the cornbread!!

    55555 by JR N.


  • Chicago magazineHead to this funky spot smoking with hickory and applewood to score all the major ’cue food groups: spice-rubbed baby backs, tender Texas brisket, and juicy pulled pork.

    55555 by Chicago magazine


  • Jim W.pulled pork sandwich + mac n cheese = a little slice of heaven.

    55555 by Jim W.


  • Jenny Q.Awesome chilli cheese fries and love the lemonade ;)

    55555 by Jenny Q.


  • Jeff J.Get an arnold palmer...yummmm

    55555 by Jeff J.


  • Sylvia W.Having Lunch with Brian !!!!!

    55555 by Sylvia W.


  • Brian S.The St Louis style ribs were excellent

    55555 by Brian S.


  • Dave S.Read their story about being from NC. Then consider that thus really u's better BBQ than any dump in NC could ever turn out.

    33333 by Dave S.


  • Andrew K.Get the bbq pulled pork. The half could probably fill you. Can't go wrong with $3.50 domestic bottles.

    55555 by Andrew K.


  • Jason C.Being from TX I'm hard on BBQ joints - Fat Willy's utterly delivers. The jalapeno fritters are a must.

    55555 by Jason C.


  • Enrico T.Get the pulled pork sandwich, fries or baked beans as a side will do. Byob

    55555 by Enrico T.


  • Smith P.Parking in the structure across the costs $2

    33333 by Smith P.


  • el w.They serve 40oz beers in brown bags. Great warm up before catching a movie across the street.

    55555 by el w.


  • Jack S.Hands down the biggest, leanest, most flavorful baby backs in Chicago. Better BBQ sauces and vinegar then any place else! Try the rest then try the best, Fat Willey's!

    55555 by Jack S.


  • Andrea J.Try the Beef Brisket Sandwich - Great sandwich and cole slaw... (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Andrea J.


  • Pauline Z.been in love with this place for years! BBQ burger is my favorite. the mac n cheese is awesome! The Brownie is a must have while you're there, its a sin not to get it.

    55555 by Pauline Z.


  • Monica K.$8 lunch special - half sandwich, fries, 2 sides!

    33333 by Monica K.


  • Stacey S.This place has delicious BBQ and a good beer selection. Well worth the trip.

    55555 by Stacey S.


  • Alex O.Get the Pigtini cocktail

    33333 by Alex O.


  • Mike L.Brisket sandwhich was great! I sub'd the fries for the baked beans..also rockin!

    55555 by Mike L.


  • Steve C.This is the best place for meat by the slab.

    55555 by Steve C.


  • Alex P.Incredible mac n cheese.

    55555 by Alex P.


  • Laura D.Fatty ribs. Go to Smoque.

    33333 by Laura D.


  • Phil K.Good barbeque, but disagree that it's better than Smoque. Everything was solid but no standouts.

    55555 by Phil K.


  • Corky H.Excellent pulled pork and brisket. Among the best in Chicago.

    55555 by Corky H.


  • S P.It's conveniently located across the street from a movie theatre, so you can eat before or after seeing a flick. Or you can just use the movie theatre's parking deck.

    55555 by S P.


  • S P.Their coconut cream pie is THE BEST. Save room for dessert. They have other good ones too.

    55555 by S P.


  • S P.Pretty much everything on the menu is great. Pulled pork sandwich is my mainstay. Their mac'n'cheese, french fries and chili are all delicious too. Be prepared to take some home or be painfully full.

    55555 by S P.


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