Carriage House

1700 W Division
Chicago, IL 60622


Mark Steuer’s satisfying—and deafening—ode to the low-country cooking of his South Carolina childhood gets so much right, the noise is but a minor inconvenience in this modern-homey space. All you’re going to talk about anyway is the impeccable fried chicken thigh resting in a reservoir of honey, or maybe the brawny clam boil swimming with tasso ham, meaty clams, and Vidalia onions. Steuer deftly amps up everything from coleslaw (topped with tiny pork rinds) to cornbread (with rhubarb preserves). The operation, staffed by a well-trained and gracious crew, runs out of magic at dessert. Skip it and order another Carolina Cocktail.

Dishes We Liked

Skillet cornbread ($7); pork and beans ($13); picnic board ($16); Charleston she-crab soup ($6); low-country boil ($34); mushrooms, truffle, egg, grits ($13)

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Dish: see "Carriage Return" August 2012

Additional Information

Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Southern / Soul
Neighborhood: Bucktown/Wicker Park
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: D Tue-Sun. Br Fri-Sun.