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Chicago Brauhaus

4732 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2010
773-784-4444
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Ranked #799 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: American, German
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lincoln Square is full of German heritage, and this restaurant is the epitome of that. It's a family owned restaurant that's been around for several decades and has delicious German dishes, boots of beer, a polka band with a dance floor, etc. I love bringing visitors here because it's really good, pretty inexpensive food, a great atmosphere, and makes me... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went with family, one of whom was born and lived in Germany for 20 years. She said the food was very reflective of German home cooking. I really loved the crispy skinned duck - it was not served with a sauce but the skin was perfectly crisp and the meat was moist and juicy. I'm not a huge spatzle fan,... More

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Myersville, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Real German restaurants (I lived in Germany 3 years) are oriented towards seating groups, as well as families. The Brauhaus falls in line with this. The dishes served reflect popular dishes with an emphasis on southern Germany (Bavaria). Live Octoberfest style music (at least on Saturday evening) is provided for your entertainment.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am of German descent and have grown up with German food. As far as German food goes this is top notch. But as I said above in the end it's just German food. It is hard to compare German food with many other cuisines thus it would be hard for me to go higher than a 3 rating. Four... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our second annual Herzo Base reunion was a hit, and we ended the final night by going to the Chicago Brauhaus! As soon as we entered the doors it was as if we stepped back overseas! From the decor to the food, to our waitress with the German accent :) The owner visited our table to let us know that... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Until recent years, Chicago always had three great German restaurants: Chicago Brauhaus, Zum Deutchen Eck, and Berghoff. The years and economy have changed this. Zum Deutchen Eck is gone. The Berghoff family nearly ran their restaurant out of business then wisely scaled it back to survive. The Chicago Brauhaus has not changed one bit since it opened its doors decades... More

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Harvard, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you love brats, if you love beer, if you love live music, if you love all things German - this is the place to be. The Chicago Brauhaus has been in the Lincoln Square neighborhood for decades and it will continue to be so. It is owned by the same two brothers who opened the restaurant’s doors on day... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I wanted to try this place because of the triple d show. It was fine. The meal was generous. Schnitzel and sauerkraut, liver dumpling soup and excellent fried potatoes. Live music was hokey but entertaining and the place was full. Give it a try!

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Crystal Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had to be in Chicago on business for one week in April of this year, so my wife and I have decided to dine at restaurants we have not had the pleasure to eat at in the past, when visiting Chicago. I am sure, just like me, other food enthusiasts have seen the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I wouldn't want to eat here everyday (not much in the way of vegetables), but the music and raucous attitude were contagious! I did enjoy the meatloaf and German potatoes. The beer drinkers in the group liked the selection of beer on tap. When people started dancing around the restaurant a good time was had by all. My only complaints... More

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