The Big Easy Cajun Creole & Southern BBQ

The Big Easy Cajun Creole & Southern BBQ

"High quality comfort food within your budget"

1660 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL
(773) 330-0440 serving: Hyde Park, South Side

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Mastercard Accepted, Catering, Southern, Cajun & Creole, Discover Accepted, Barbecue Restaurants, Visa Accepted, Traditional American, American Express Accepted,

The Low Down


The Extras: In a knowing tip of the hat to the neighborhood’s many health-conscious denizens, the menu boasts lots of vegetarian options, from a curried vegetable burrito to fresh broccoli and spinach quiche.

What to Drink: The specialty cocktail list veers toward old-school tropical libations with classics like Sex on the Beach and an extra-rich pina colada made with vanilla ice cream.

Know Before You Go: If you want bagels, you better get up early, as they often sell out by lunchtime.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Hickory-smoked barbecue is just part of the story here.
by Emilie Zanger at Citysearch

Don?t let the name throw you off. Although barbecue is the focus at this casual, homey neighborhood standby (formerly Orly?s), half of the menu is devoted to eclectic comfort food. Neighborhood regulars, invariably welcomed warmly and…
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BBQ AND vegetarian options
By DogFriendly at Citysearch

WOW: A barbecue house where you can take your vegetarian friends and THEY will be happy! Also the semi vegetarians and health nuts have great opt... Read More

Best BBQ, Best Value
By nstew001 at Citysearch

This food is delicious. I'm from the South and I know BBQ and this is definitely the best I've had outside Memphis. Not only that but they give y... Read More