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HOW YOU WANT IT?

NAKED:

Bare meat with sauce on the side.

SLOPPY:

Meat smothered in our signature house sauce

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RIBS

 3 Bone

 Half Slab

  • Small End

  • Big End

 Full Slab

$6

$12

$13

$20

RIB TIPS

 Half Tip

 Full Tip

$6

$12

Friday + Saturday : 11am-7pm

712 S. Kildare, Chicago

SPECIAL

THE CHAIRMAN

1 slab, 4 qtrs, ¾  lb of brisket, 4 chop, full tip, beans, slaw, bread, 4 drinks

$100

CHICKEN

 Leg Quarter

$4

BRISKET

 1/2 lb Sliced

$10

 Sandwich

$12

THE 5TH AVE SMOKERS STORY

In 2019 a handful of educators discovered they had a few things in common: their love for educating children, their beliefs that strong people make strong communities, and their appreciation for the timeless artform which is smoked BBQ.

Their commitment to building stronger relationships with their students propelled these educators to implement a community-based BBQ apprenticeship program. Youth not only learned how to prepare smoked meat, rub and BBQ sauce—they also gained an appreciation for the acts of care and patience required when engaging in low and slow BBQ.

For over a year, many days were dedicated to smoking meat behind an old school building located on the historic 5th Avenue on Chicago’s West Side. Spareribs, rib tips, chicken, pork loin and brisket were smoked from morning to sunset and offered (for free) to passersby and community members. For us putting in the time and effort to create quality BBQ was and still remains a labor of love. The pride we have in creating a signature BBQ taste that represents the community, inspired the name 5th Ave Smokers.

What started as an after-school and summer educational program has evolved into a mechanism that provides employment for neighborhood youth. 100% of funds produced from 5th Ave will go towards initiatives that will benefit the residents of North Lawndale and West Garfield Park. We believe education is a tool for cultivating competence and confidence by way of creative/technical skill development. Youth that work for 5th Ave Smokers will develop skills in hospitality, business management, space design and of course culinary arts. We hope to equip youth with applicable skills that will allow them to contribute to the positive development of themselves and their community.

We don’t underplay the importance of thoughtfulness and intention when it comes to developing good food and good people. That’s why here, at 5th Ave, we do everything on purpose. We pride ourselves in putting people first and using BBQ as a tool to build relationships and community. So if you enjoy taking your time, meeting good people and engaging in good conversation, then come enjoy some BBQ – where the main ingredient is YOU!

SIDES

 Slaw

$4

 Beans

$4

PORK CHOP

 3 Slices

$6

 Sandwich

$8

SAUCES

 5th Ave House

  • Extra Sauce

 Too Fye

$1

BEVERAGE

 Sweet Tea

$3

Friday + Saturday : 11am-7pm

712 S. Kildare, Chicago

5TH AVE SMOKERS

RIBS! TIPS! PARK!

Friday + Saturday : 11am-7pm

712 S. Kildare, Chicago

5TH AVE SMOKERS

RIBS! TIPS! PARK!

COMMUNITY + CRAFT

AUTHENTIC CHICAGO

BARBECUE

5th Ave Smokers is more than an eatery. We are a community that has opened our doors and hearts to share with you our love of marinade, smoked meat, and BBQ sauce. We work to epitomize what it means to serve good old-fashioned community BBQ, that is made with intention and love. Because at 5th Ave Smokers, you're more than a customer, you’re a community member.

THE 5TH AVE SMOKERS STORY

In 2019 a handful of educators discovered they had a few things in common: their love for educating children, their beliefs that strong people make strong communities, and their appreciation for the timeless art form which is smoked BBQ.

Their commitment to building stronger relationships with their students propelled these educators to implement a community-based BBQ apprenticeship program. Youth not only learned how to prepare smoked meat, rub and BBQ sauce—they also gained an appreciation for the acts of care and patience required when engaging in low and slow BBQ.

For over a year, many days were dedicated to smoking meat behind an old school building located on the historic 5th Avenue on Chicago’s West Side. Spareribs, rib tips, chicken, pork loin and brisket were smoked from morning to sunset and offered (for free) to passersby and community members. For us putting in the time and effort to create quality BBQ was and still remains a labor of love. The pride we have in creating a signature BBQ taste that represents the community, inspired the name 5th Ave Smokers.

We don’t underplay the importance of thoughtfulness and intention when it comes to developing good food and good people. That’s why here, at 5th Ave, we do everything on purpose. We pride ourselves in putting people first and using BBQ as a tool to build relationships and community. So if you enjoy taking your time, meeting good people and engaging in good conversation, then come enjoy some BBQ – where the main ingredient is YOU!

What started as an after-school and summer educational program has evolved into a mechanism that provides employment for neighborhood youth. 100% of funds produced from 5th Ave will go towards initiatives that will benefit the residents of North Lawndale and West Garfield Park. We believe education is a tool for cultivating competence and confidence by way of creative/technical skill development. Youth that work for 5th Ave Smokers will develop skills in hospitality, business management, space design and of course culinary arts. We hope to equip youth with applicable skills that will allow them to contribute to the positive development of themselves and their community.