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Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

226 S Wabash Ave, Frnt, Chicago, IL 60604
312-939-5633
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Ranked #361 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Pizza, Pub
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We loved this noisy, hopping restaurant and actually ate there two nights in a row. Several TV screens for sporting events if you're interested, but close-captioned so not distracting. Lots of menu choices - try the lamb chops (3) which were perfectly prepared and surprisingly inexpensive. An easy walk to several S. Michigan Ave. hotels.

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St. Louis
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Huge menu, affordable, relaxed pub atmosphere. Chicago style pizza, chicken wings, onion rings, and ribs all are served with their unique spin.

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Liverpool, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

In town for a couple of days, attended a baseball game the evening before, then decided to just explore the city and stop somewhere for burgers. couldn't convince the husband to try the deep dish pizza, but we were thrilled with the burgers, fries and slaw. Fresh, cooked perfectly, so juicy that you need a pile of napkins! We both... More

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Wabash, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was so excited to visit this restaurant and have a truly "Chicagoan" style meal ....... Then ........ enter the waitress from hell. She messed up my order, then tried to compensate it by saying .... "well isn't that food kinda good?" She would not rectify the mistake ... It was so upsetting .... I will never return, nor recommend... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food and great atmosphere. Really loved the gangster theme. The ribs and the deep dish pizza were really awesome and I would recommend this place.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Came here after receiving several suggestions to come here. We ordered chicken strips and deep-dish pizza. Chicken (under the appetizers) said it came with choice of dipping sauce. I read that to mean that the sauce would be on the side, and since the kids like chicken plain, went with the strips and ordered the spicy sauce. Unfortunately, the strips... More

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

On the recommendation of a Free Tours by Foot guide, we went to Exchequer for our Chicago deep dish pizza experience. We had tried to go to Unos and Lou Malnati's, but my husband and starving teens couldn't wait 1+ hours just to get in to the restaurants (plus another 30-60minutes for the pizza...). We had a late lunch, so... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I came to the Exchequer after my Double Decker bus tour of the city. I had a half rack of ribs and French fires, and they were -- no exaggeration here -- some of the best ribs I've ever had. They were absolutely phenomenal. Very tender, great flavor, and a delicious tomato-style barbecue sauce. The fries were great too. I... More

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Lewisville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We only had the deep dish pizza to eat. There were four of us. We all enjoyed it very well. The small deep dish will feed at least two. We ordered two small deep dish pies. The waitress was from Arizona originally, yet very helpful and friendly. You will wait for the pizza to cook, since deep dish is more... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family and I popped in here after a quick Tripadvisor review during a visit to Chicago. We knew the odds were in our favor with so mnay positive reviews but we didn't expect our server "Eddie" to be so good. He went above and beyond, taking our picture multiple times and did the same for other large parties he... More

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