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53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604-3606
+1 312-939-3125
11:00 - 22:00
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Sandusky, Ohio
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Food and service excellent. We were in town for a wedding. We started out as a party of 6 which soon became a table for 12, they accommodated the change no problems! If you are looking for good pub atmosphere and comfort food this is your place

Thank johntmurraysr
Chicago, IL
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This quiet spot is well liked by regulars. There is a bar and separate restaurant area, each with its charms: the old school bar has plenty of business during the post-work period, whilst the restaurant has decent variety and is always well prepared. Service is efficient and the price is right...

Thank F1Rumors
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Ate at lunch time. Good menu with a lot of options. Both the salad and the soup were good. Would eat here again but not necessarily my first choice.

Thank Patty W
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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430 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

There aren't too many places to find a hot balanced meal in the middle of the loop. But amidst all the fast food restaurants is Cavanaugh's, where you can get a tasty sit down meal from an extensive menu with excellent service at a reasonable price. That's on the restaurant side. On the bar side, drinks are flowing and a... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Detroit, Michigan
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

It seemed like a downtown bar for lunch, a little out of the way. I was amazed at their interpretation of Salad Nicoise with a huge grilled tuna steak. I will be back.

Thank Michael K
Libertyville, Illinois
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I have lunched here many times, most recently today. It offers seasonal salads, burgers and several soups daily. It's consistent, often crowded during lunch hours, but its most distinctive feature is the elegance of this historic 1893 building, beautifully restored. Plan time to walk the halls and explore the architectural details inside and out.

Thank Libertyvillian
Espoo, Finland
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a quick dinner - we went in at 7 pm on a Friday night and were astonished as we were the only customers during the meal. Bar was crowded though. In spite of the horrifying plastic tableclothes and 25-watt light bulbs, the food (mahi & Santa Fe salad) was really good.

Thank T0mmiS
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Drinks are a little light on the alcohol. Nice spot to stop in for an adult beverage. Older bar not too busy. Never had the food so no comment there.

Thank Promhd
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185 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

This is a decent place to have a good lunch for a reasonable price. Standard menu of salads, burgers, and other fare. The Mac n Cheese was particularly good and the stir fry and quiches were ok, not spectacular, but ok, particularly given the price. We'd come here again.

Thank Medblond
1 review
Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

Great fine dining restaurant. Love the atmosphere. Server was very attentive and friendly. Love the live music

Thank Semir E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604-3606
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-939-3125

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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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