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Buddy Guy's Legends

) #87 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ American, ,
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
+1 312-427-1190
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beer, some average food to go with, and nice blues music! That's where to go, if you want this combination. Not a fancy place though, where locals divide space with tourists. Better get no later than 8pm to get a nice table. Or you can...More

Thank Sergio R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited on a Wednesday evening. Early on there was an acoustics blues session and then at 9.30pm a cover charge of 10$ for the evening band; it was worth every cent. The music was great, drinks reasonably priced and good atmosphere. We did not eat....More

Thank Che4_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting Chicago on business with associates from Sweden. They wanted to hear some American Jazz, so we visited Buddy Guy's on a Monday....not a good bet for hearing good music. The band was great and the food (New Orleans style food) was wonderful....and I...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a big Blues Club That offers entertainment during lunch on Fridays and Saturdays with no cover. Big dance floor and bars at both ends of the club. We had lunch and the burgers and wings are both good. nice Caesar salad as well....More

Thank russell85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after dinner with our team. The music is awesome and we really enjoyed the live band. Ordered cocktails and drinks, no food. There was a cover charge of $10. A must place to visit If you are in Chicago

1  Thank New O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lively mature crowd. Great find. Drinks are a bit pricey but decent. Very entertaining. Buddy Guy himself popped in and performed. Really made our evening. Food menu could be better though but not bad.

Thank TheTravelistas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by for a night on my own in Chicago. Lovely ribs followed by great music, including a visit by buddy himself. Pleasure. Not too expensive either.

1  Thank bazzarush
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buddy guys has always been a great place. But there are designated days during the week at lunchtime that there is no admission charge and there is free entertainment which allows children.. When we went we took a 4 year old (which usually cannot experience...More

Thank 1112Pat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here twice while in Chicago as I really enjoyed the food and the music there. Great selection of good hearty food and goo beers. On the second visit, the owners or managers kids were running riot all over the place, it was really...More

Thank conorbuggy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon because it was close to our hotel. There was live music when we arrived. The artist was wonderful! The food was great although I felt that our waitress could have been a little more attentive. I liked seeing...More

Thank LizbethW14
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Can 15 year old come along with adults?
12 May 2017|
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Response from mtkippers | Reviewed this property |
I am not for certain but I would assume during the day and early dinner time a 15 year old is fine. At some point during the evening they start to charge; all who remains and anyone who is entering. At that point during the... More
What time should I get there on a Sunday when Buddy is playing that night to get a table?
3 January 2017|
Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
If he starts at 9:30, get there by 8:00.
We will be visiting on Friday night in December and would like to enjoy a dinner and entertainment to follow. Can we reserve a table ahead of time for both? If not what do you recommend for timing and anything else we need to know? We feel this will be a crazy night and don't want to miss our opportunity. Thanks in advance for your help.
14 October 2016|
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Response from Row G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Buddy's does not take reservations. What we did and we also went on a Friday was go early. We stayed at the Hilton right across the street and walked over and there were plenty of tables. They have a free show and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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 60605-2111
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-427-1190
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