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Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

#198 of 8,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings
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41 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
312-266-0400
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place for a beer and a game

Did not care for the firecracker wings as they were NOT hot enough. I did, however, enjoy the PB&J wings. They were oddly interesting. Very unique, and you should try. Great food, OK service, a bit pricey but considering the area, not anything that is not expected. Enjoy it is you are in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Elkton, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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298 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Came here with a group of eight. My wife and I have been here before with the kids, but the other six had not. The wings are awesome. I had the spicy buffalo wings, you get eight, but they are huge. Burgers are great, and the barbecue is fantastic. Great beer menu too. You have to try the bread pudding,... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you want the best wings in Chicago, this is the place! Stumbled upon it and what a treasure! I didn't want to leave! The only bad part was I have to travel back to Chicago to enjoy this place! If you are in Chicago and don't visit, you have made a mistake!

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Elkton, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Did not care for the firecracker wings as they were NOT hot enough. I did, however, enjoy the PB&J wings. They were oddly interesting. Very unique, and you should try. Great food, OK service, a bit pricey but considering the area, not anything that is not expected. Enjoy it is you are in the mood for a drink and a... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A very nice pub, teeming with cheering people. Good pizza, delicious BBQ ribs and a genuine american atmosphere. Close to the shopping streets of Chicago, yet in a quiet side street. The staff is very welcoming. A must try.

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Mondsee, Austria
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113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There's a nice selection of beer on tap, as you would expect from a bar. Mind you, in my opinion there should not be any fruit beers in this world and therefore not on tap in any bar. Jake has them though, in case you disagree with me. I personally prefer a lager and they do have one that taste... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

BEST wings I've had anywhere on the planet! Beef brisket that melts in your mouth - just the right amounts of sticky, sweet, tangy.... out of this world really! 10/10 for atmosphere, service and food! I'll be back!

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ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped by for a quick bite on St. Patty's. We come here often. The grilled artichoke is my favorite, but this time they had a special wing flavor....citrus caramel. Hands down best wings I have ever had. Love this little gem in Chicago! Great beer selection too.

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Milwaukee, WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Their wings are awesome! Everytime I head to Chicago this is one place I always try to stop. The poncho wings are my favorite.

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Cardiff, Wales
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is worth a visit if you like local beers and wings. Wings are available in different heat levels from mild through hot to habenaro to extreme challenge level featuring apparently a chilli hotter than the ghost chilli level. It contains a chilli known as Trinidad chilli.....be warned. Great menu featuring natchos, burgers, pulled pork etc The wings are large... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The wings are well known and I can see why! This past time I tried the poncho combo again. Poncho wings are grilled instead of fried which is also nice and have cayenne seasoning and served with a lemon and dressing. So good!!! This time they were much spicier though not sure why. I think they should be more consistent.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-266-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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