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Hecky's Barbecue

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1902 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-3535
+1 847-492-1182
11:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The ribs are very meaty, and I really don't like fatty ribs so test one passed with flying colors. The sauce was mild and tasty. Fries were very good too, don't quite understand the piece of white bread, would have preferred coleslaw. Price was good too! Would I go back yes.

Thank PeterH001
Chicago, Illinois
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2,599 reviews
1,435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,668 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Some pit masters don't spill sauce on their barbecue, insisting it's all about the meat. At Hecky's, however, they have been boasting about the sauce for 30 years. Located at 1902 Green Bay Road in Evanston, Hecky's specializes in pulled pork, rib tips, sweet potato pie and Hecky's barbecue sauce derived from an old Creole recipe. Why tamper with a... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered 4 bbq burgers and they all came plain!! ...meat, cheese and bun only! All of them. 1 even didnt have cheese!! I called there and they offered to deliver bbq sauce. Theyre 20mins away and the girl couldnt understand why thats just not an option. She offered a credit for a free item on a future visit and... More 

Thank GasolineGypsy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after flying in for the weekend. There's a lot of construction, so it wasn't easy to find someplace to park, but it definitely was worth it. Ordered the rib tip and hot link combo. OMG. Delicious. Quality, slow-cooked, fall-off-the-bone, lean, tasty meat! Thank you, Hecky's!!

Thank JoyceInDC
Rockford, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The meat has changed and quality has diminished! The sauce helps the meat. But needs improvement! The old heckys was real this is a new heckys so called. Have not been here in a while and it was not that good. Lets make it better Hecky!

Thank BeeJay809
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Ordinarily, we don't go to a restaurant that doesn't offer seating, just takeout and delivery. And since we live in downtown Chicago, Evanston-based Hecky's Barbecue doesn't deliver in our neighborhood. But we've been hearing about Hecky's for nearly 30 years. And we've driven past the restaurant at 1902 Green Bay Road. According to their own promotions and reviews by several... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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2,719 reviews
2,110 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A neighbor suggested we try Hecky's Barbecue, so we headed there to pick-up dinner. I got the rib tips which were as good as most that I have had. The cole slaw was also very good. Parking can be an issue. Prices are just a bit higher than, I think, they should be.

Thank Allen21096
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I ordered a carry-out order of a half slab of baby back ribs with fries. I was hoping for some BBQ flavor with lots of authentic spices and a smoky taste. The ribs were covered with Hecky's BBQ Sauce which was lacking this BBQ flavor and was more of a sweet vinegar flavor. The meat on the ribs was not... More 

Thank hbobel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Mixed reviews, but I found this place to be very good. It is a Takeout only place with minimum decoration, but the BBQ ribs was tasty and the BBQ sauce was great too.

Thank hirokoby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

I've been eating Hecky's for decades and always want some when I am back in town. We usually get the ribs but have also had chicken and lots of the sides. My favorite side is the coleslaw. Also always makes me feel good that the owner is such a great member of the community.

Thank Laura G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201-3535
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-492-1182
For 25 years Hecky's Barbecue in Evanston, IL has been serving up some of the best BBQ in the nation. Order some of our tasty BBQ ranging from Pulled pork to Baby Back Ribs to Sweet Potato pie and of course Hecky's famous Barbecue Sauce from a family Creole recipe.

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