Lem's, the famous Bar-B-Q House, is known for its rib tips and hot links.
In 1954, two brothers, Bruce and Myles Lemons had a dream. A dream for their future, a dream of hope, a dream of destiny...
It was a dream of entrepreneurship. With this dream, they opened their first store on the south side of Chicago. Myles, a formal chef created Lem's original Bar-B-Q sauce and its magical spices. Once people had a taste of the secret sauce, they kept coming back for that unique flavor. And as a result,
Lem's Bar-B-Q House was a success!
After fourteen successful years the company decided to open another location. Myles and Bruce idea of having a second location;included their brother James, also a formal chef. In 1968, the second
Lem's Bar-B-Q House opened
in the historic Chatham Neighborhood.
Real no frills barbecue. The rib tips are amazing but the hot links are absolutely divine. Everything comes with wonder bread and fries soaked in sauce perfect for dipping. I always go with at least one other person so I can always get both tips and hot links.
Now this is a real family barbecue place so don't expect the same meal every time, sometimes the links are especially on point, sometimes the tips, but it's always very good, sometimes truly excellent.
A small tips is more than enough for one person and remember cash only.
BBQ as God meant it to be. And you can't beat the vintage drive-in decor (if that matters, which it doesn't). Lem's can beat anything the Carolinas care to offer, or Georgia, or KC. And TX isn't even on the map.