In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce (as chronicled in the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Sauce). Today's Groupon gives you the chance to taste this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth: for $15, you get $30 worth of food and drink at Sheffield's. This Groupon is valid for redemption at the Sheffield's locations in River Grove and in Lakeview.
The River Grove Sheffield's serves up much of the same menu as its Chicago brethren. Enjoy spacious indoor or outdoor seating as you edibly encounter a full slab of barbecue ribs ($18.95). Other entrees include beer-battered fish and chips ($12.95) and barbecue spaghetti ($10.95), served with choice of smoked chicken, pulled pork, or brisket. Or munch on a barbecue platter, including smoked sausage ($9.95), smoked chicken ($9.95), or the combo platter ($16.95), with a choice of any two of Sheffield's barbecue options. In addition to ample parking, delivery, and HDTV-viewing options, the River Grove location also offers live entertainment on weekends—ideal for locals who have just realized that their television is a fish tank.
The Sheffield's in Lakeview makes its mark on the Midwest with a savory mix of sauces, suds, and sky-canopied seating. Belly up to the picnic tables in the beer garden and feast on selections from Sheffield's menu of slow-roasted sustenance. Starters include wontons stuffed with barbecue pork ($7.95) and sweet potato fries ($5.95), while bowled banquets include chili ($5.95) and gumbo ($5.95). Partake of a pulled-pork sandwich ($7.95), smoked for 14 hours, or tear into the 18-hours-in-the-smoker beef brisket ($12.95). Available barbecue sauces are Memphis Red, Carolina Vinegar, or Texas Chipotle Tang—each suited to be avalanched immediately after by a beer from Sheffield's extensive collection of brews.
Sheffield's River Grove location was given a 3.5-star average by Yelpers:
- An amazing beer list, brilliant appetizers and outstanding burgers keep us coming back. – Tiara Lynn A., Yelp
Sheffield's Lakeview location is a Frommer's Recommended Destination. More than 200 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average. Citysearchers give it an average of four stars, and 86% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- Friendly, welcoming staff, bartenders who remember what I am drinking and a beer garden in the Summer that seriously rivals all others that I've been to. – Carol K., Yelp
- WOW... they have an all out BBQ. They smoke all of their stuff - pulled pork, brisket, etc. This paired with the excellent beer menu makes for a great dinner!!! – Roy H., Yelp
- This place is by far one of the top 3 best beer bars in the City of Chicago. – dangerzone, Citysearch