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Soundings at Shedd Aquarium

) #1,931 of 7,846 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ American
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
+1 312-692-3277
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
29 Mar 2017
“Relax, Refresh and Refuel”
4 weeks ago
“Soundings at Shedd Aquarium”
Closes in 14 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views of downtown Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan and Lake Shore Drive Great to walk on the Sounding weather permitting

Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has always been known that the best skyline views of Chicago are from the Shed Aquarium grounds! Looking at the amazing city from this vantage point is like none others as you get all the best views facing north! It is great early morning...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Use your lunch break opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the aquarium and get something to eat. Menu has many options to choose from. Take the time to go to the bathroom and eat your food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank MIRockHunter
Reviewed 2 July 2016

After waiting in an incredibly long line to get into the aquarium itself, we found that this overpriced restaurant did not meet our expectations. It was "seat yourself style" after ordering your food, which was difficult as there were no clean tables to sit at....More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We went, expecting something a little nicer, since it was a "sit down" place. It wasn't very busy, but there were no tables by the windows. The food was pretty good and the waiter was very attentive and nice, but it was less than I...More

Thank TiffH57
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food at this restaurant is well prepared and the decor is elegant. The aquarium makes for an amazing experience. Add this place to your visit to Chicago!

1  Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 5 May 2016

After going round the aquarium, we came here to have some lunch. We had ordered Spinach fita flat bread, Mediterranean vegetarian roll and croissant. They were very tasty. The lake view and the chicago skyline add a charm to this place. Over all we had...More

2  Thank saradabhagavathy
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I think this is one of those "hidden" gems on the lake! This restaurant is located on the upper level of the Shedd Aquarium, and offers up a wonderful selection of food, and if you are lucky enough to get a table by a window,...More

2  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 18 April 2016

A visit to Shedd Aquarium can easily last all day, so a pleasant lunch might be in order. The view of Like Michigan and Chicago is wonderful, and the menu is pleasant. I enjoyed a salad of Gorgonzola, pears, and walnuts.

1  Thank Zoogoer
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice aquarium. Lovely shows (I saw the 4D movie and the aquatic show) both of which were great. There is so much to do and see. However it is very crowed and the food and gift shop merchandise is very expensive.

Thank Cassandra B
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of
activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you
happen to visit during football season, you may bump
into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears
game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the
flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and
educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and
aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park
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Response from Lorraine7 | Reviewed this property |
Soundings is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.according to another web site Menu selections include panini, salmon salad, lemongrass chicken wrap, and a tarragon chicken salad sandwich. The venue also has a good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighbourhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-692-3277
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