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Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

#330 of 7,852 Restaurants in Chicago
#363 of 8,617 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown / The Loop
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226 S Wabash Ave, Frnt, Chicago, IL 60604
312-939-5633
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 139
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  • 123
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First experience with Chicago pizza

What a great find. Staff at the Hilton told us this place was a must. They were right. Great food and the history was super cool

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a great find. Staff at the Hilton told us this place was a must. They were right. Great food and the history was super cool

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Family meal was OK. Ribs were good, but... If Chicago Deep Pan means cardboard base and rubber cheese then don't order. My wife's pizza was awful and we all tried it. Negative marks for the manager who has no concept of customer service when we asked for pizza to be removed from check. His answer was we always make it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has great food and fast and friendly service. We ordered a pizza and were informed it would take 30 minutes, which either went by very quickly or it didn't really take that long. The pizza was great. We went for the classic Chicago deep dish but there were other options. The restaurant has a laid-back but energetic feeling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted to have some steak while in Chicago, but didn't want to get dressed up, and didn't want exorbitant prices. So we went to Exchequer's, which was just the right level of casualness. Although I went to have steak, I ended up getting a cheeseburger on a pretzel roll because it sounded intriguing, and I didn't want just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After a lot of walking, earlier in the day, we decided to try the Exchequer Pub and Restaurant for an early supper. As the time closed in on 6pm, on a Saturday, we were glad we came early, as the place became quite busy. We got a nice table for four and were quickly able to enjoy our beverages; for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The place is very nice , they brings you back in time ! Service is very good. We have ordered a pizza. The crust was delicious. It is great pkace to go, if you plan to visit the loop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very fun and busy. Service was great and my food was great. Only reason I dropped a star is that my sister got the appetizer trio and it was good but very typical frozen fare of fried items. Otherwise highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I met some Chicago friends here for dinner, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. The service was great and there was no wait for a table at 7:30 pm on a Tuesday. We had a deep dish pizza, which was good. This restaurant used to be a speakeasy that Al Capone is said to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were in Chicago for three days. We ate here 3 times during our stay! Pizza was awesome. The servers were just so nice.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We happened on this place after a day of walking and sightseeing. It was casual, family friendly and the pizza was delish! Drinks and food were very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 S Wabash Ave, Frnt, Chicago, IL 60604
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-939-5633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.