Lem's BBQ History
Lem' s BBQ Today
Lems The Restaurant
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.
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311 E. 75th Street
Chicago, IL. 60619
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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.
I have been to this pure south side rib joint. It is by far the best I have tried the patio, Georges, The old Red Barrell,and many others all over chicago and the suburbs hands down Lem's is the best no question