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Buddy Guy's Legends

#89 of 7,611 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
+1 312-427-1190
12:00 - 03:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Tue 17:00 - 02:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone said come here, and they were right. The music was great, the atmosphere was buzzing and it was a true piece of American blues heritage. Loved it

Thank Andreas B
Watertown, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience uniquely American blues music then Buddy Guy's Legends needs to be on your list. I have been here a couple of times and have always found a band that I want to follow. Sometimes my favorite of the night is not even the headliner. I recommend going for dinner (great cajun food) and staying for... More 

Thank David G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So i dragged one of my friend, who frankly did not care for Blues, across the town for one of the evenings and boy was he glad. My review may be biased because typically a good music tends to cause me overlook other. We were there for the evening when we there was a live band who played some phenomenal... More 

Thank anandkarpur
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking back from a show on Michigan Ave, and headed over because heard they had good Southern food, and live jazz. The free music was fabulous, and food so fresh and delicious.

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Grimsby, Canada
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been quite a few years back and was quite excited to be visiting Chicago so I could come back to this place. Like most things it is never as good as it was the first time. The door staff was polite, the waitress was efficient but disinterested. The food was not overwhelming but the music was great and... More 

Thank Kathy P
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Good entertainment at lunch. The food was good and the service was very good. I had a salad and my wife had a burger. Both were very good and cheap

Thank John G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stopped in here to see the bar it is very cool lot of history there 5.00 draft at some times they seem to have a cover charge

Thank rockanroll4u
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Live music, tasty food, authentic atmosphere, impressive wall of fame of blues, very friendly staff. Ingredients to a perfectly spent night in Chicago!

Thank Mary S
Modesto, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place was amazing! We just happened to find this place and had heard of it. The food was wonderful and we were given a private tour. If you have a chance to go don't pass it up!

Thank Travelagent9008
Denver, Colorado
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237 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Drop in on any night, and be treated to the best of Blues. Witness our latest trip and the utter delight of Harmonica Hines and Eddy Taylor, Jr. Add to that fried okra, spucey grilled shrimp, wings, gumbo, and greens. Surely there's no better place for real food and real blues.

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-427-1190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown / The Loop
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