About Uncle John's Barbecue. The Original Uncle John's first opened it's doors on 69th & Calumet. The founder of this great institution is non other that the Pit Master himself "Mr. Mack Seveir". Along with his special sauces and perfect blends of seasoned meats, Mack has successfully filled the tummies of thousands of adoring fans. In the following years Mack sold the business to a new Pit Master, "Mr. Darryl Townson". Darryl has taken The Original Uncle John's Barbecue (newly located at 8249 S. Cottage Grove) to new heights! Not comprimising the flavor of the special blends that Uncle John's in famously known for. Darryl has managed to keep the business thriving like never before. "We look forward to Uncle John's being a staple in the Chicagoland area for many years to come" "Thank You Chicago!"