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Market Creations Cafe

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130 East Randolph Street, Suite GF-2, Chicago, IL 60601 (Michigan)
312-540-0085
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So much variety!

This was a great find that my husband and I stumbled across. It's a buffet style market with hot/cold/salad options where you pay $/lb. There was also a dim sum station and a grilled sandwich/panini station that has set prices for the items. There is something for everyone here! All the food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
TanzlyB
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Saskatoon, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great find that my husband and I stumbled across. It's a buffet style market with hot/cold/salad options where you pay $/lb. There was also a dim sum station and a grilled sandwich/panini station that has set prices for the items. There is something for everyone here! All the food was excellent and decently priced. There is

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I've never eaten at a buffet where you get such a big variety of food ($/weight) plus can order sandwiches, dim sum and a dozen other items for a set price. The sheer selection is mind boggling. I spent 15 min just finding what I wanted to eat. This method of service is uncommon where I am from so finding... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

They have a lot of Asian options at this location, and their Viet Spring Rolls are better than Chinatowns! A Dim Sum station (with Boba Tea) just opened up and it's amazing!!! Prices are so reasonable and I find myself going back over and over again. It's right next to Millenium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Garrett's Popcorn and a Macy's.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm totally puzzled by most of the reviews here for Market Creations, which talk about rooftops and lounges and reservations--none of which Market creations has. It's a lunch buffet spot. All I can thing of is that reviewers went to some other restaurant in the area but they couldn't remember the name of it so figured it must have been... More 

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Agency, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was just a couple blocks from our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. It is located on the ground floor of the prudential building. This is a place with the options of buffets that include a huge selection of fresh fruits, salads and veggies, and also hit buffet items like sesame chicken, fried chicken turkey... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This place is right by the park, very affordable, and the food was great for a quick lunch! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting abd looking for delicious affordable food! I especially liked the bag lunch concept so I was able to eat in the park

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is good for lunch and is very convenient for anyone that works in the Aon center. The staff is friendly and the red bar is also easy to get to for a quick drink.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband and I visited Chicago last weekend and stumbled upon Market Cafe looking for something something to eat. We walked in to a clean, buffet style restaurant. Only to realizing it was the "healthy" kind of buffet - which was right up our alley. From fresh fruit & yogurt to so many different salad options. They had a 'create... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Phenomenal service. Knowledgeable about the beers. Just stopped in for drinks and a snack. Went with server's recommendation for two appetizers. Both were excellent, with the meatballs making our top five list.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Perfect business meal or romantic meal environment. Not overcrowded like many of the other Chicago restaurants where you get bumped by waiters walking by with food/drink. The service was outstanding, and the steak (filet) was perfectly done. There were enough options to seem like variety, but at the same time the menu was easily placed on one page. The price... More 

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Additional Information about Market Creations Cafe

Address: 130 East Randolph Street, Suite GF-2, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: 312-540-0085
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 East Randolph Street, Suite GF-2, Chicago, IL 60601
    (Michigan)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-540-0085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.