Any serious barbecuer needs three things: the freshest meat, a sturdy spatula, and an apron emblazoned with existentialist poetry. Feed your soul with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$13 for brisket meals for two ($23.56 total value)
- Two brisket meals with coleslaw and fries ($19.58 value)
- Two large drinks ($3 value)
$25 for brisket meals for four ($47.12 total value)
- Four brisket meals with coleslaw and fries ($39.16 value)
- Four large drinks ($7.16 value)
As dusk begins to set in near the corner of Thatcher and North, a familiar site lights up the intersection—a towering chimney with blazing neon letters that read "Russell's." The iconic eatery originally opened its doors in the 1930s, and it remains unflinchingly committed to its deep neighborhood roots. "Russell's is more than a restaurant," claimed a 1999 feature in the Chicago Tribune, "it's a living piece of history."
This sense of history is most prevalent in the menu of slow-cooked barbecue and classic, home-style comfort foods. In addition to the signature barbecued-pork sandwich that appeared on the Food Network's Sandwich King, the menu also features slow-cooked beef and hearty slabs of ribs, all of which arrive with Russell's time-honored barbecue sauce. An assortment of familiar side dishes help complete each meal, including crispy onion rings, coleslaw, and brisket-scented oxygen.