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Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

#134 of 8,183 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / The Loop
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226 S Wabash Ave, Frnt, Chicago, IL 60604
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great pizzza

This place is really good. The meat is quite good but I also have to recommend their pizza, its really really well made and a must try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah G
Chicago, Illinois
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Middleton, WI
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I ate here a couple of years ago on a school trip, and we were delighted to discover that it was just down the block from our hotel at a recent stay. Their Chicago style deep dish pizza was as good as I remember, and she commented that her spaghetti was some of the best she's had.... More 

Thank Colleen C
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really good. The meat is quite good but I also have to recommend their pizza, its really really well made and a must try.

Thank Sarah G
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years I have visited Chicago and hands down Exchequer Pub aka Alcapone's Hangout has the BEST Chicago Pizza.

Thank JulieFonzi
Sao Paulo, SP
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

is a nice place to watch games while you eat some great chicken wings, or drink some pints. good prices.

Thank Carolina M
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good deep dish pizza! Thanks to the waitress, we did not make the mistake of ordering too much. We were ready to order one medium each and ended up with a small for 2 people. Great lunch for our first Chicago style pizza. However, aside from that waitress, the staff was far from welcoming...not sure if that's because we... More 

Thank Simon B
Orlando, Florida
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deep dish pizza is a big deal here in Chicago. I must say, we've tried this meal-in-a-pie at several eateries across the Chicago area - including the supposed "best" (starts w/a "G"--but then so does the word "gross!".. ) We ALWAYS remark that Exchecquer's is so much better- and hence, have given up trying to find another establishment that could... More 

Thank Kimberly K
Tifton, Georgia
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

A local recommended this place for its pizza. We had it and the ribs which were great. Service was great, even packing up soup for me to take back to my sick husband. Very cool vibe.

Thank StaceyGB
Bloomington, IL
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

They tried really hard to accommodate our group. We had eight people on our party, and they worked hard to clear space for us. They also worked hard to help us find dishes that would work for our two food allergic kids. The deep dish pizza was amazing, and the staff was friendly. Service was a little slow, but forgivable... More 

Thank ktalcozar
Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a must when visiting Chicago! Everyone has their own version of what a "Chicago" style pizza is, regardless of what is and what isn't a Chicago style pizza is, this place has amazing pizza! The atmosphere is also cool. Highly suggest giving this place a try.

Thank Tony W
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I loved my meal at the Exchequer. There was no wait for a table on a busy weekend. Prices are reasonable. Good beer selection. I started with a salad, which was fresh and came with a dinner roll. Ordered a small deep dish pizza. The two of us couldn't finish it. It was what you want, when you think of... More 

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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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.