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Garretts Popcorn

#40 of 7,811 Restaurants in Chicago
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Magnificent Mile
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Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
888-476-7267
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good!

Decent Prices. The caramel popcorn here is amazing!!!! Be prepared to wait in line forever though; this place is VERY popular!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Delaware, Ohio
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Delaware, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Decent Prices. The caramel popcorn here is amazing!!!! Be prepared to wait in line forever though; this place is VERY popular!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and walked to Navy Pier and we bought 3 jumbo bags of the Garrett mix to ship to family and back home. We didn't try the popcorn until it arrived in the mail. It was AWESOME! I will be ordering Garretts popcorn in the future.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Real nice popcorn. You will smell it long before you find the shop. There will be a que but it is worth the wait. Smokey cheese, real butter, caramel to name a few. Buy one of each - your best bet ! A must do in Chicago.

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I can't go to Chicago without stopping at Garrett's! Recently I was in the Chicago Airport just to change planes. I walked all the way to the other side of the terminal just to grab some popcorn to take home. Yes it's that good!

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We had the mix of cheese flavored and caramel flavored popcorn. The two of us shared a small bag and basically inhaled it in about 10 minutes after walking out of the store. We went back 2 days later for more! I will definitely go back on our next trip to try the caramel and almonds.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

This popcorn is something that cannot be duplicated by no other. I have an aunt that lives in Chicago and randomly through out the years she will just mail me some, but I had never been to a store. While visiting family over the 4th, I went to the store, myself and my husband, as we walked Michigan ave on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This popcorn is very overrated. I'm from Louisiana I know good food or snack and Garret's is very overrated. The service was ok the line moved fast. But nuts on Clark popcorn is wayyyy better!!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good if you have a sweet tooth, however, not sufficiently different to a lot of other sweetened popcorn vendors out there.

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My friend told me to go here. Said her daughter waited over an hour for popcorn. We went early in the morning and walked right in. Gave lots of free samples and spent a lot of time talking to us. Almond cluster popcorn was the best I have ever eaten. Husband had a mixed bag of pecan cluster and something... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Caramel (with any of the nuts) great. Cheese not so much. One word of caution - if you get the cheese, plan one getting napkins to go with it. Your fingers and anything else the cheese popcorn touches will be yellow.

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Address: Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 888-476-7267
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: 888-476-7267

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  • Cuisine: American

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.