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Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

41 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #240 of 8,266 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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222 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Halifax, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We weren't sure about this place. The windows were dark and I wasn't sure if we could take our boys (16 & 14) in. We went inside and were seated immediately. Our waitress was very helpful even when we bombarded her with questions about the food. We all had some version of the pulled pork sandwiches, which were delicious. Large... More

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1,006 reviews 1,006 reviews
731 restaurant reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had stopped here for a drink. This is a large bar with many different beers on tap. We liked the atmosphere at Jake Melnicks. The lighting is warm and cozy and it has a good bar feeling to it. My wife had a glass of Left Hand Sawtooth beer, which she really enjoyed. I tried their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just walked into this bar and was surprised by how awesome not only the service was but the wings were on point.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Last night 07/18/2014 we ate dinner at Jake's my hubby was pulled in by the sign which read award winning wings. My hubby LOVES chicken wings, I too love a good hot wing and I was starving, I had not eaten since breakfast. There was a wait so we sat at the bar and ordered drinks and fried pickles. The... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This nice restaurant has a bar atmosphere on the inside. The seating is inside and outside. When my party arrived, we were met promptly and seated quickly by a friendly hostess. What stood out was that it was clear our party wanted a section which was quiet and the hostess did a great job realizing that and sat us in... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Where do you eat when you have picky eaters and are visitors in Chicago...you have to rely on recommendations. Jake Melnick's was a short walk from our hotel on the Magnificent Mile. The closer we got, the louder we heard a jack-hammer noise....we discovered it was over the restaurant...but once inside, we were pleasantly surprised. I love BBQ...any flavor, any... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We saw this restaurant on a travel show and marked it for our trip to Chicago. I had the traditional buffalo wings (medium) and my husband had the "favor of the week" and Poncho's flavor. Wow these wings were the best I've had ... ever. They were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They were meaty enough... More

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Sacramento, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A friend of ours who lives in the high rise across the street took us here for lunch. It was a fun venue amongst locals, along with good food. They had a large selection of locally brewed beers which are always fun to try. The waitresses are nice and attentive. I have had better personal pizzas but the salads were... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We actually didn't know anything about this place, but saw the banner out front claiming to be voted best wings. So I joked I would be the judge of that, and that's where we went. I will say a very well deserved award. The wings were some of the best I ever had. I got the combo, traditional and ponchos.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We enjoyed their wings. We had the traditional spicy buffalo wings. The staff was friendly and the food was pretty quick.

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