Merle's #1 BBQ

Evanston

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In a Nutshell

  • Includes salad or soup, entree & dessert
  • Meat smoked daily
  • Hickory wood smokers

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 6 or more. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid 6/17-6/19, 10/21-10/22, and 11/11-11/12. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Meat smokers can stand in for saunas, send messages when email is down, and lend a favorite suit the scent of meat smoke. Sample smoke's tastier functions with today's Groupon: for $28, you get a three-course meal for two at Merle's #1 BBQ in Evanston (up to a $56 value).

Fresh hickory wood burns daily to give this locally owned meatery's barbecue classics their signature smoky flavor. Ring dinner's bell with a first course of the soup of the day or a caesar salad topped with oven-baked croutons. Entrees make their entrée as platters of pulled chicken, North Carolina pulled pork, Texas brisket, or a combination of all three, or as half-slabs of baby-back, St. Louis, or Chicago-style ribs. Any burger or sandwich is also available for three-course eaters. Dinner finishers are rewarded with a fresh dessert that, like the slowest county-fair Ferris wheel ever, changes daily. Reservations are required, so call ahead or show up early to lick your table.

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Reviews

Merle's #1 BBQ was featured in Time Out Chicago. Zagat rated the food good to very good, and 80% of more than 100 Urbanspooners recommend it. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.

  • “Bargain prices” and “big portions” of “tasty” “barbecue of any kind” plus “interesting sides” and beer have the ’cue crowd queuing up at Evanston’s “rib joint” with a “’50s Texas atmosphere” complete with “Elvis memorabilia” – Zagat
  • Their wings are delicious. And huge. – Jennifer M., Yelp
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    Evanston

    1727 Benson Ave.

    Evanston, Illinois 60201

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