Named for Lillie's Q famous BBQ rub and Carolina’s clay-colored soil.
Serving up Southern BBQ that’s true to regional traditions while still creating unique, reimagined flavors is an art form in itself. Thanks to Grandma Lillie, a full family lineage of BBQ passion, and a commitment to craft, the team at Lillie Q believes they have mastered it. And with four restaurants and a variety of sauces, rubs, mixes and more – they are excited to show you why its unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
Growing up in Greenville, SC, Charlie McKenna learned very early on about the art of true Southern BBQ. Grandma Lillie made sure of it. So when Charlie first opened the flagship Lillie’s Q restaurant in Chicago, the goal was simple: Create a Southern-inspired BBQ experience that’s true to regional traditions and reimagined into unique, authentic and delicious flavors.