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Ditka's Restaurant

#31 of 7,598 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Magnificent Mile
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Contemporary
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100 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2014 (Between Michigan & Rush)
+1 312-587-8989
09:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Munich, Germany
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409 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just went to Ditka´s with a friend for some beers and finger food. Very much enjoyed the service at the bar which was friendly and fast. Good beer selection on tab and by the bottle. We ordered chicken wings and Nachos, both were very good. I would for sure be back for a casual night.

Thank SFLeonce
Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went for lunch and each ordered a burger. One was off the menu and a standard burger. I think it was called The Fridge. Nothing special at all and definitely would not order again. Quite dry and not too tasty. The other one was their weekly special burger. The waiter said the meat was different and aged, with different sauces.... More 

Thank dcrose
Huntsville, Texas
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK food but there are so many places in Chicago that I prefer. There is just nothing remarkable about this restaurant.

Thank marycathyjoneslmp
Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location right off Michigan Avenue on a fairly quiet street. Very established building with lots of nostalgia and plenty of seating. The place has two bars (upstairs and down) and plenty of tv's. The atmosphere was that of local sports bar - football games were on with a full bar of viewers. The place was busy and very loud. We... More 

Thank KevinB05
South Bend, Indiana
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is pricey for what you get. If you don't make reservations good luck getting in. Upstairs the tables are very cramped together. Out of all the restaurants in Chicago, I would pick something different.

Thank Lesa K
Duncanville, Texas, United States
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we had our 9 year old granddaughter with us we wanted a good steak place that she would feel comfortable and we would enjoy this was it! We started with The Bloody Mike's very interesting drink with Calamari. Our daughter had a twin filet and crab cakes , husband fullback filet mignon and myself the filet two ways, all... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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153 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older Chicago establishment, but this like the sports/banquet restaurant that is absolutely huge. Staff is over the top friendly, Food was great, and with a slight turn of the head you could catch any football game! Had the nachos and they were the best I have ever had. Followed by the cheeseburger as I ordered it, and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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213 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in for a team business dinner and just what you'd expect from a football owner - big fare, lots of nostalgia, great dishes of beef and seafood. Service was wonderful, food was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank whollows
Deerfield, Illinois
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of course ...This place means more to a die heart Bear fan but the food is really very good.I've been here numerous times and food is always excellent with attentive and helpful service staff. You're always treated like your important and valued as a customer. I've had pork chops, steaks, hamburgers and salads here and they were always excellent.

Thank jps819
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. One block from the Magnificent mile. Bar on first floor/ more seating on second floor.

Thank Teach71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2014
    (Between Michigan & Rush)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Chicago Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-587-8989

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Magnificent Mile
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