Lem's Bar-B-Que-House

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The Lem's barbecue legend began in 1953 when the Lemon brothers, who moved here from Mississippi, opened their first restaurant on Chicago's South Side. Now arguably one of the best barbecue carry-outs in the city, folks patiently wait in line for spareribs, rib tips and links, all lovingly slathered with your choice of Lem's hot or mild sauce, and layered with fries and white bread. You'll know when you've arrived – the rich, smoky smell coming from the brass and aluminum brick-bottomed barbecue pit permeates the block.