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Buddy Guy's Legends

#84 of 7,673 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
+1 312-427-1190
12:00 - 02:00
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While I suppose your experience here will largely depend on the performers that night, I - personally - have always had a fairly good time. Get there early if it's a weekend or a big act, seats can fill up quickly! The food is good - okay - nothing amazing but definitely nothing negative to say about it. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Laura O
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were there just to grab some Cajun food. Food was pretty good for Chicago (not New Orleans by any means). But the atmosphere and music was great. Would have loved to stay longer!

Thank Ben S
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an amazing place to seat down, grab some drink and enjoy amazing blues with friends or your partner...

Thank HMatias
Chicago, Illinois
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1,171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When it comes to ribs in Chicago, Buddy Guys is one of the best, especially since you can hear great live music at the Dave time (if you plan well or get lucky like us). The BBQ chicken was just ok and the wings weren't crispy or special in any way so I would just stick to beer, ribs and... More 

Thank Shelliu
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brunch with friends - quick service, huge portions, typical American diner style food. Endless coffee - fantastic!! All in all very enjoyable, would go back again ;)

Thank Stephanie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see Buddy play. The live blues in that venue was awesome! Buddy rocked and the opening act was excellent too. Food was good, I got the sampler platter and you get a bunch of southern classic to try.

Thank Sonia S
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son-and-law and I went to Legend's one recent Sunday and were able to enjoy a nice lunch while listening to some acoustic blues on stage. The gumbo is not to be missed! I also HAD to get the friend okra which was fantastic. The shrimp is over-the-top good! We stuck around all day and then and some dinner which... More 

Thank Jerrybuch
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok... Kimmi the bartender was fantastic 👍 Unfortunately we also was serviced by another bartender Jocelyn who was root and not pleasant ... A disaster for a wonderful place. The concert was the best ever. All in all a 5 star evening if it had not been for the bartender Jocelyn . I my opinion she was not... More 

Thank Tina205
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love is club. Got to see him play with many other great icons. Very fun good value the music is the main thing. Earl Slick was there!

Thank latieda79
Niles, Ohio
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed some good meals and adult beverages. We arrived around 5pm and were told we could not be seated unless we paid cover charge for a show which wouldn't start until five hours later. That was not our intention so we started to plan for dining elsewhere. Before we could exit the host approached us and said we could eat... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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