About Uncle John's Barbecue. The Original Uncle John's first opened it's doors at 69th & Calumet on Chicago's great south side! The founder of this venerable and famous institution is none other than the Pit Master himself "Mr. Mack Seveir". Along with his special sauces and perfect blends of seasoned meats, Mack successfully filled the tummies of thousands of adoring fans for more than twenty years. In handing the business over to Darryl Townson (the esteemed owner of the iconic Dat Donuts in Chicago), the tradition continues and thrives.
Darryl has taken “The Original Uncle John's Barbecue” (newly located at 8249 S. Cottage Grove) to new heights! Not compromising the flavor of the special blends that Uncle John's in famously known for, Darryl has managed to add his own special hand, while staying true to the original. The result is tastes and flavors that bring the best of both! In welcoming Uncle John’s to the Dat family, we look forward it continuing and joining Dat Donuts as staples in the Chicagoland area for many years to come" "Thank You Chicago-we are honored to serve you!