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Garretts Popcorn

#47 of 7,758 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, Coffee & Tea

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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
a chicago tradition!!!!!!

i usually patronize the shop in merchandise mart but their all over downtown chicago...i love the chicago mix or caramel corn...once you start eating this popcorn...you can t stop..so get that $10 bag..this is a true chicago legend...they also have fudge and a variety of nuts...its addicting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Oak Park, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

i usually patronize the shop in merchandise mart but their all over downtown chicago...i love the chicago mix or caramel corn...once you start eating this popcorn...you can t stop..so get that $10 bag..this is a true chicago legend...they also have fudge and a variety of nuts...its addicting!!!!!! welcome to chi-town!!!!

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

When you go to Chicago you must go to Garrett popcorn shops. The popcorn is great. It's a most. I had to get some to send home.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Man. That buttered popcorn though. So good. I wasn't crazy about their classic mix (caramel with cheese), but when I tasted the butter there was no going back! It was so good we snuck it into a movie theater and ate it instead of movie theater popcorn! Eat it quick- in a day or two the flavor definitely starts to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

While the Garrett Mix is quite lovely, nothing beats the cheesy popcorn fresh out of the popper! Make sure to request a double bag if you are carrying it back in the airplane- the aroma and the saturation of the bag will make it a messy escapade! (But TOTALLY worth it). The location by the park is always the least... More 

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Georgetown, Guyana
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51 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Was in Chicago with friends and one said he had to go to Garrett's to bring some back for his family. I said "it's just popcorn" ... uh ... I was wrong. I can't say I'm a fan of popcorn, I actually can't remember the last time I ate it, but they do it up at Garrett's!!! The caramel is... More 

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Los Altos, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Not all popcorn are alike. The ones from Garrett Popcorn Shop are amazing, especially the caramel corn and cheddar cheese. I don’t know how they do it but the caramel corn is so crunchy and every kernel is encased with sweet goodness. Although they say the popcorn is fresh for 24 hours, I’ve kept the popcorn around for 1 week... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We bought caramel corn from the location at Navy Pier. It was delish. If you like caramel corn, we highly recommend it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Caveat, I am not a popcorn lover. I do not purchase popcorn at movie theater. Popcorn eating is usually awful for me because the kernels get stuff between my teeth. But, Garretts' is worth the risk. Actually, very little of their popcorn gets stuck in my teeth... not sure why not though. Perhaps, it is because the popcorn is super... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not as good as I remember. Not sure if they have changed the formula up since the last time I was here... It has been a few years, but this batch was not good enough to be worth the price. It almost has a burnt flavor to it... something is off. Not sure i will come back on my next... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Stop here during a Chicago shopping trip. Get there as soon as they open, the line is not so bad at that time. They are fast moving to get people throught the line. I would recommend to know what you want, then you will get throught faster and not hold up the line for others. This the best popcorn, any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • 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.