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Chicago Brauhaus

#486 of 7,875 Restaurants in Chicago
#558 of 8,779 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: Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
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
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Touch of the Old Country

Very good German food, plus atmosphere to match. We ate late afternoon so missed the band playing during our meal, but will be sure to eat during normal dinner hours next time we go. Many different kinds of wursts on the menu, including some that our local German meat shop doesn't have. Das... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Indy
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good German food, plus atmosphere to match. We ate late afternoon so missed the band playing during our meal, but will be sure to eat during normal dinner hours next time we go. Many different kinds of wursts on the menu, including some that our local German meat shop doesn't have. Das Gut........

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Chicago, Illinois
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989 reviews
779 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though there are not as many German restaurants in the area, like there used to be, Chicago Brauhaus is still a really good restaurant with the German cuisine the star of the show. When we walked in, we felt that you will find that perfect German atmosphere. The portions were more than ample and the prices are reasonable. If you... More 

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Paris, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It does feel like you were transported to Germany because of the decor and live music. Everyone was dancing and there were quite a few children present too having a great time. It's a good place to go with a large or small group but the prices are way too much for what you get. My Sauerbraten dinner was $19.95... More 

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St. Paul
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I decided to eat here on a whim after spending a morning visiting the shops in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Once inside the front doors it feels as though you've been transported to Germany. The atmosphere and food are extremely authentic. The servers very down-to-Earth and take the time to explain the menu to a novice.

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Erin, Canada
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49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It is a very family oriented spot where you are welcomed by the couple that own the restaurant.The husband will take the time to come around and sit and talk to everyone.Food is very authentic as is the décor! The food more than covers the plate and is reasonably priced.

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Thank Ralph P
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We went there with a group of 10 people for a birthday celebration for my Dad (german). He does not live in Chicago and had not been to a German Restaurant for 20+ years or so. They have entertainment starting at 1pm on Saturdays and he loves to dance. Good music and a nice dance floor - he danced with... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Visited the Chicago area and went here to eat. Sometimes German food has a tendency to be too rich and greasy for me. However, the food here was great. Service was very good also.

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Thank patty1981553
Chatan, Japan
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went on a Thursday night and the place was packed but they squeezed us in, food was good, the Oktoberfest beer was great.

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Thank Kurt I
Glenview, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Recently stopped in for lunch with a party of 4. Restaurant interior was unappealing, dated, dirty, and smelled, disappointing when entrees average $20. Food is pre-prepared and reheated. The Oktoberfest platter showed up with sausages that were cold inside. Food was returned and in about a minute it reappeared - had obviously been quickly re-microwaved. The service was completely incompetent... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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159 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The place is nicely decorated very German, on this night they had a band and they got the customers involved. The waitresses were mainly Asian and did not speak German but were dress in typical German attire. The food was pretty good and the presentation was nice. The beer was cold and the service was very good. If you have... More 

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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: German, American

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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