The Big Easy

Hyde Park

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic Cajun fare
  • Four-course brunch available
  • Plentiful dessert table

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back or credit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers or specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ever since New Orleans found the wormhole in the depths of its grandmother's armoire, it's been hopping by Chicago in hopes of turning the town Cajun. Take a bite out of its base camp with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of jambalaya, shrimp, and more at The Big Easy in Hyde Park.

The Big Easy serves up a vigorous lineup of Cajun and Creole offerings with a smattering of Southern-barbecue favorites. Those searching the lengthy menu for the restaurant's signature dish can stop at the Bourbon Street stuffed jambalaya, a piquant mix of roasted chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage packed into a crunchy chicken breast and showered with vidalia sauce ($13.95). Strap on a James Carville-shaped bib for a plate of hickory- barbecue thick-cut ribs, served with a side of coleslaw, collard greens, and challah toast ($14.95). Seafood savorers can dig into the shrimp creole, which rests on a bed of Cajun rice ($13.95). To drink, The Big Easy offers an ambrosial collection of red and white wines ($5.95–$7.95 for a glass), and barley buffs can imbibe Goose Island Honker's Ale or one of several brews on draft ($4.95). This deal is also good towards the restaurant's four-course weekend brunch ($13.95), where diners sip orange/strawberry-blended juice, munch on whole-wheat muffins, and fill up on zesty gumbo, jumbo french toast, and more.

Located near the University of Chicago, The Big Easy marks a tasty spot for returning Maroons to reunite for the upcoming school year and for locals to challenge them to a philosophy duel. With New Orleans's jazz providing finger-snapping background music and steamy dishes being served around the room, you'll feel as if you've stepped into hole that leads to a Crescent City hotspot.

Reviews

Metromix reviewers give the Big Easy an average of 4.2 stars, and MenuPagers give it an average of four stars. Yelpers give it a three-star average.

  • The food was fantastic, service was great, and the dessert buffet they had for brunch was amazing. Big Easy was definitely worth the trip down to Hyde Park, and I can't wait to go back. – KRD16, Metromix
  • what I can tell you is that the big easy has big portions which were just as pleasing to look at as they were to eat. – Tasha B., Yelp

Customer Reviews

Good service
Dele S. · January 22, 2012
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    Hyde Park

    1660 E 55th St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60637

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