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Gale Street Inn

#272 of 7,617 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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4914 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-2106
+1 773-725-1300
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Gale Street Inn is right across the street from the Jefferson Park Blue Line station, the first subway stop within Chicago's city limits and just three stops (and no more than 15 minutes) away from the Rosemont station. I am a meat-and-potatoes guy and have not been disappointed by Gale Street's ribs, pork chops, or mashed potatoes. The friends... More 

Thank Kevin H
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While I don't have anything bad to say (aside from a sporadic bad smell wafting our way at the bar - could have been a patron, though), I don't have much good to say, either. For having such a nice bar area, the place closes rather early - doesn't help support the night life in the neighborhood. My cocktail was... More 

Thank Laura O
Chicago, Illinois
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2,339 reviews
1,840 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gale Street Inn has been an iconic neighborhood restaurant for many years. We went for dinner on a Saturday night, and we only had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. It was crowded and they don't take reservations until after 7 p.m. But it was worth the wait. We sat at the bar while waiting. The bartender was... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
San Francisco, United States
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were lucky enough to be treated by longtime Chicago family residents, and we were all amazed by the ribs here: tasty and moist, falling off the bone. Very, very good!

Thank Ron F
Chicago, IL
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

After years of passing by this establishment when commuting, we finally bit the bullet and went in to see if it lived up to its reputation - and were pleasantly surprised. The strong American menu will be good for most visitors, with a reasonable range of appetising food to choose from. I went the whole hog [sic] with the Porkapalooa,... More 

1 Thank F1Rumors
West Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Met my son there for his birthday because he could take the Blue Line from down town and it stops right across the street. We both love ribs and they were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Mashed cauliflower was also very good. We will go again.

Thank Steve S
Wheeling, Illinois
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a fabulous time at Gale Sreet Inn a few Sunday's back. The food is always good, served hot and with a great wait staff. On Sunday they have a fabulous close up magician. He was personable,funny and very talented. I have no idea how he does his magic. He even made balloon animals and hat for a birthday... More 

Thank bliriz
Marana, Arizona
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Pat, Rosie & I were happily surprised tonight with a fabulous meal of rib racks and sides. Food was fantastic with fall off the bone, melt in your mouth and flavor popping ribs! George was the ultimate host and made sure we had a great time. Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!

Thank glendagrow
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Gale Street Inn is an amazing place! Really good food and great specials draws lots of families. They also have a lively bar scene (in Jefferson Park? Who knew?). Saturday night Prime Rib is a standout (but go early; they often run out by 6:30 or 7). Other menu highlights are great ribs and the Black and Blue Burger is... More 

1 Thank Nancy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Straight forward comfort food at its finest. Very comfortable feel while maintaining a touch of sophistication. Complete value that won't leave you hungry. Ribs came with soup or salad and a couple sides. My favorite part of the meal could have been the delicious honey butter that pairs with a great warm loaf of bread. Service was sharp and everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4914 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-725-1300

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