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Chicago Brauhaus

#675 of 7,789 Restaurants in Chicago
#734 of 8,551 Places to Eat in Chicago
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4732 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2010
+1 773-784-4444
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11:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to the Chicago Brauhaus For over 40 years we have been serving up...
Welcome to the Chicago Brauhaus For over 40 years we have been serving up good cheer in Chicago's Lincoln Square Neighborhood. We offer a friendly Bavarian atmosphere where friends and family of all ages can enjoy a good meal, a stein of cold beer and dance along to the sounds of the world famous Brauhaus Trio. It is always Oktoberfest at the Chicago Brauhaus. We hope to see you soon! Your Hosts Harry and Guenter Kempf
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good German in Chicago

We went here with relatives looking for authentic German food & atmosphere on their Chicago visit. Although having lived here in Chicago, we never know this slice of Bavarian cuisine and music/atmosphere existed in our city. It is a landmark with good, authentic food and was packed on a Friday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went here with relatives looking for authentic German food & atmosphere on their Chicago visit. Although having lived here in Chicago, we never know this slice of Bavarian cuisine and music/atmosphere existed in our city. It is a landmark with good, authentic food and was packed on a Friday night with locals, families, couples and young-elderly diners. The beer... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were hear during the local street festival, so area was crawling with people. The party atmosphere spread into the restaurant, as two men dressed in German outfits and played music the whole time. It was lovely, though I guess that doesn't happen every day. The menu is very German, and they have a variety of German beers. I liked... More 

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TheEqualizerTen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I found out through the staff at Chicago's Hard Rock Hotel, You don't have to go to Bavaria to get a feel of what Oktoberfest is like. Harry Kempf has managed to make that happen in the Lincoln Square area of Chicago. I was surprised to find out the city named both a street and park after him. My friend... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We arrived almost too late to catch the kitchen still open, but luck was on our side. We kicked off the evening with great draft beer on tap - try the Stiegl and Spaten. With our reasonable command of German, we ordered the soup of the day and Leberknödel Suppe (liver dumpling in broth) - both wonderful and homely (it... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Decided on this place as it was close to the running store and we didn't have time to venture to some other places I had wanted to try. Friday afternoon about 2:00 and just a 15 folks inside sitting at the bar and a few tables. The inside is so old world, senior citizen-like (in a good way) I just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had dinner here early on a Thursday evening with my daughter. The beer is enormous! A small draft was plenty. The band was already playing and a mix of families and older folks were enjoying themselves. Our waitress was attentive, kind and hilarious! We ordered from the specials menu. I had venison goulash that was delicious. I would definitely go... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went to Brathaus to recuperate from a disastrous evening at another German restaurant. The rooms were kitschy in the way most Americans expect from a German restaurant to look, but not claustrophobic. I spent most time In Germany in Munich, so it all looked familiar. All the dishes were well made, traditional, hearty. We had the schnitzel, roulade, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Strongly recommend to make reservations. Food is fantastic, at least our food was when we came. The meat just came of the bone and could cut it with a fork. The liver soup was delicious and my wife also really liked the cabbage soup and she's not a cabbage lover. For desert we split a German chocolate cake and it... More 

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Kuttawa, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

It's very German, with boots of beer, big pretzels, liver dumpling soup, schnitzel, and sausages galore! The atmosphere is loud and fun with dancing to the oompah band and big families celebrating! We always go to Brauhaus for the fun!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There were 4 of us. Each was more than happy with their selections of food AND beer. Their soups are wonderful. Their 3-meat meatloaf is very tasty. Their sausage plate is perfect.......balanced and flavorful. Their spaetzal was a little different.......shaped more like a pasta than small "droplets". But the flavor was there. We would recommend this place for good German... More 

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Additional Information about Chicago Brauhaus

Address: 4732 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2010
Phone Number: +1 773-784-4444
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, German

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4732 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2010
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-784-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Welcome to the Chicago Brauhaus For over 40 years we have been serving up good cheer in Chicago's Lincoln Square Neighborhood. We offer a friendly Bavarian atmosphere where friends and family of all ages can enjoy a good meal, a stein of cold beer and dance along to the sounds of the world famous Brauhaus Trio. It is always Oktoberfest at the Chicago Brauhaus. We hope to see you soon! Your Hosts Harry and Guenter Kempf
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm

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