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Garrett Popcorn Shops

625 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Ranked #17 of 8,182 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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88% Recommend
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Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I was first introduced to this popcorn by a friend who got me a tin for Christmas. It instantly became a favorite, and I knew I had to make a stop in the shop when visiting Chicago. My favorite kind is the Chicago mix, which is cheese popcorn and caramel corn mixed together. The line can be long, but both... More

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Jackson, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

A must visit when we are there. The cheese popcorn is the best I have ever had!!! Carmel corn is a best second

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bellevue, Oh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We must have gotten really lucky because Friday Night we went right in, bought our popcorn and left. On Saturday and Sunday the line was down the street to get the popcorn! Gotta have it though! It was right outside the hotel we stayed at and the smell of caramel corn.... is amazing! Just plan to wait in line if... More

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260 reviews 260 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Walking by Garrett's the aroma wafting into the street was incredible. We were lucky to only have a short line waiting to get in. The popcorn is made fresh daily with really good simple ingredients. I was really impressed with the quality & flavor. I chose the Chicago style which is cheese popcorn/caramel popcorn mix & the caramel with almonds.... More

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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84 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

What a treat Garret's was! My wife loves popcorn and said it was the best ever. I'm not a gourmet popcorn lover but now I am after tasting Garret's. Our suitcases will be full taking this home back to California to share with our family and friends.

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Boulder, CO
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

When walking down the sidewalk on a cold spring day, there is absolutely no way to walk past this store. The smell coming out of the door was simply delicious! Although there was quite a line (even took some time for me to enter the building) it was worth the wait. I brought carmel corn home for my husband and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you have been at any Garret's popcorn, you'll always notice a long line but wait after you wait in that line and you start to get a bag of popcorn that's already been bagged, you notice the popcorn is very old very soggy and then you have to pay $8-10 dollars for a large bag , you can get... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'll keep this one short. This is singularly, the best popcorn I have ever tasted. Caramel, light, fluffy, buttery - tasty. Period. So good in fact, that we purchased a small bag for the hotel room, and two one-gallon tins to take home. Oh yes, and one for family. It's that good. Really. Yum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

A weird combination of popcorn flavor is the chicago mix of caramel and cheese. But still a must to do when you are there. It is just off the magnificent mile.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Garrett's is a famous Chicago destination. Their popcorn is very good, but it's really not THE BEST ever. I find the cheddar to be very heavy, almost as if it's infused in the corn, rather then a coating. The butter is also very heavy. Ask for samples, they will let you try what you want. The Chicago mix is the... More

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