Coastal Southern cuisine plus a large whiskey & bourbon menu served in a bright, minimalist space.
So far so good! Placed an order for Easter dinner and it was absolutely phenomenal. I love New Orleans culture and food and finding New Orleans inspired restaurants across Chicago has been an enjoyable Bobbie and quite an adventure as a foodie. Due to COVID-19, I’m sure my experience at the restaurant would have been better. I’ve never been so I’m not sure if it’s even a sit down restaurant but oh well. What I ordered for 2 people: Southern Cornbread Fried Chicken Dark comes w/ red beans and rice and greens Beignets Mac n Cheese Sweet Potatoes Gumbo Yaya My delivery time was better than expected especially during the crisis. Although, we were down the street and I placed and order immediately at 1:00 PM, it by 2:00. It was nice and very hot. They forgot my greens and the delivery driver brought them back and they were also hot. Cons: Beignets were lumpy and not what I’m used to but we’re okay. I wouldn’t get them again unless the recipe was enhanced. Fried Chicken Dark, great and crunchy and was seasoned very well. However, they need to state that it is only 2 pc…2 very small pieces for a $14 meal with extremely two small sides. But the chicken is amazing. I would just appreciate adult sized pieces. Gumbo Yaya is what I was most looking forward to and I absolutely hated it. It was the WORST gumbo I’ve had. Like another reviewer stated, it was oily as sh!t. Not only that, but they made a creole style gumbo where they rue is really dark. However, this was burnt and I could taste the burntness and oil in EVERY SINGLE BITE…EVERY…EVERY SINGLE B I T E. I could not finish it, I trashed it with more than half left. They need to make a lighter rue first, and second, change the name to differentiate which they are serving either Cajun or creole. Third, this was far from gumbo. There was 2 pieces of chicken, okra and no shrimp. Pros: Mac n Cheese was very creamy and cooked perfectly. Sweet potatoes were good, just need some brown sugar or something Cornbread was good and fluffy. The cornbread inside is truly southern. Greens were amazing but I only have a spoon full because the portion was small. It was seasoned so amazingly. Chicken…just fantastic. Customer service 10/10 Order total $62.xx with tip, delivery and tax. Worth it!
Have lived in area over 20 years. Was delightfully surprised with the quality and value of food and cocktails. It was a lovely September night, felt great to see lots of people out and about in Andersonville, so we decided to stroll around north Clark street and check out several bars and restaurants. Cajun seafood has always been my personal fave cuisine, so not sure why we had never been to Big Jones, but better late than never. Can’t think of a more authentic and delicious nod to NOLA anywhere in the city, reminded me of the dozens of restaurants visited during annual Jazz Fest excursions. Fabulous turns on classics like Boudin and etouffee; the curry roasted veggie pasta was a revelation. One of those dishes u get dream cravings about. As menu changes frequently, Big Jones will be my new Go-To for takeout this winter.
Delicious comfort Southern food. I could have chosen so many dishes, the menu selections looked that good. The Award-winning Fried Chicken is fried in lard, ham drippings, and clarified butter. It had perfect skin that I savored, and flavorful, juicy meat. I also ordered the Pecan wood-smoked Barbecued Pork Shoulder on a buttermilk roll with sweet, tangy sauce, and creamy slaw. Its surely worth ordering, for delivery or carry-out.
The food is good and portion size is decent..the crawfish ettouffe is delicious and the banana pudding was delicious as well.. the only think I don’t like is that you have to scan the QR code to look at their menu when you dine in.
The fried chicken and cocktails were amazing. Unfortunately, the hush puppies seemed overcooked and the cornbread was dry. I would love to come back for brunch though.
It was a beautiful and pretty warm almost-winter’s day, so I figured a nice walk around Andersonville would be in order. I noticed Big Jones across the street and decided to stop in for lunch. Big Jones is quite a big restaurant. There is tons of seating and it was not too busy at all for brunch. I tried a bit of the gumbo, since my partner ordered it. I thought that it was okay, but the roux was a bit too cooked/slightly burnt for me. But I did appreciate the choices of hot sauces they provide. The peach flavored hot sauce was definitely a unique and tasty one to try. I ordered the chicken and biscuit for my entree. The chicken did not disappoint at all. It was juicy and perfectly fried to a satisfying crispiness. My biscuit and gravy were tasty, as well, but the biscuit is pretty dense. Ended my meal on bread pudding. I thought it was pretty good, as well, but it’s not something I need to order every time I visit. Service was friendly, but a bit slow as there was only one server for all of the seated parties. I knew she was running around a bit because of the workload, so it didn’t bother me too much that we had a slower paced lunch. I would probably stop in here again just to order some fried chicken. It’s definitely the best thing I’ve tried on the menu so far!
Been here a couple times over the past two years and thought they were alright, but this last visit was the best. Food came out relatively quick, server was attentive and prompt, and the remodel made the setting so much better. Before, it was cramp feeling and dark. I think we also made better food choices. Like last time we went for the fried chicken and it took forever. This time we came for brunch and shared the quintessential choices like the… breakfast sandwich that beat Bobby Flay – really different from the typical breakfast sandwich you’re used to. Everything in it was delicious and flavors were like POW! You get to choose a side, so we went with the greens which were yummy. crab cake benedict on popovers – popovers were over baked/ hard to cut into, but besides that everything tasted delicious. This dish is a good counter to the heavy sandwich. We visited Charleston a couple months ago (went to places like Husk, Callie’s hot biscuit, Hannibal’s…) and in comparison Big Jones is up there. I think they do a nice modern take on Southern dishes.
This place rocks!!! My husband and I ordered the Fried Chicken Brunch package today. I haven’t had fried chicken in a long time and the pictures online looked good. Big Jones did not disappoint! The chicken was super flavorful and ultra crunchy. I feared it would get soggy on the ride home. Nope. In fact, everything was delicious ~ the savory gravy, the tall & fluffy biscuits, the spicy greens… Oh my goodness, all of this with dessert for only $55 is fantastic. Even though we had lots left over for another meal, my husband’s one criticism was, “There’s no way this would feed four people. I’d never want to share.” That about sums it up. We’ve got a new favorite restaurant. Last comment is about the staff. Super friendly and accommodating. Love. This. Place.
My wife and I came here for brunch. Food was phenomenal. Fried chicken and shrimp and grits was a instant hit. Greens and Mac & Cheese was really good as well. Biscuits were good as well. I will be back. 5 stars from a foodie and a Hospitality professional who core business values if food.
This review is only for brunch. I have been to brunch here a handful of times now and I have to say, my experience has been incredibly inconsistent. Here are my thoughts on the various brunch dishes: – #beatbobbyflay sandwich: A super interesting sandwich with a good combination of savory and sweet. It was a good sandwich the one time I got it – Hot chicken sandwich: when done right, this sandwich is delicious. The biscuit is fresh which makes it an added bonus. The problem is that I have ordered this twice and only received the correct order once. The second time I got it, the hot sauce was missing. When I asked the server, he said it was incorporated inside already (total lie). I pulled up my first picture and it clearly was covered in sauce the first time and totally dry and not remotely spicy the second time. – Biscuit and gravy: so much promise in this dish if properly executed. The biscuit was harder than a rock and the sausage tasted gross. At least the gravy was delicious – Shrimp and grits: solid delicious option every time – Eggs New Orleans: the popover on this is fire. The crab also had a great flavor – Hashbrowns: the best side they have. Order this! – Skillet cornbread: also a situation when done right is delicious. Last time I got it, the bottom was burned. I typically don’t add many comments on service, but I feel obligated to because the service here is particularly bad. The older guy is nice but incredibly scattered. I have had him twice and both times he rarely comes to the table to take orders. Drinks take forever, which sucks if you want to get your day drinking on. The other frustrating thing is that they are always out of a handful of drinks in their menu. Please update the menu or have the server warn us up front so we don’t have to order three times before finding a drink that exists!