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The Handlebar

2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
773-384-9546
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Ranked #584 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Vegetarian, International
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although there is a lot of hype about vegan restaurants in Chicago, my favorite is Handlebar. Their regular menu has a huge variety of wonderful options, and they always have specials that are great. During the spring, summer and fall, they generally have a lot of seasonal items that are lovely - lots of greens in the fall, local tofu,... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This bar is one of my favorites in the city. They always have a good selection of quality beers and drinks. Their rotating menus of mixed drinks are my favorite to check out. Always something unexpected on their and it's always delicious. The food here is also top notch. No meat on the menu but lots of vegetarian and pescatarian... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Pescetarian restaurant - veggie and fish dishes only! So right up my alley. It took me an eternity to decide what I wanted because I literally wanted everything, but finally got the Chili Mac Attack. I think it was on special that night, so could not refuse. It didn't disappoint! Veggie chili with smoked gouda - I mean impossible to... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was the 2nd time that I've been to The Handlebar. I'm vegan and my brother is vegetarian and there are items on the menu for both of us. The food is so good, they have a nice variety of foods, the staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very cozy.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Two teen vegetarians, a vegan and a meat eater all ended their meals with pies --blueberry and oatmeal -- after a very filling meal. Two of us had the Chicago tofu. It was good if a bit dry. The fries were just okay. Overall however, a good meal. I would like to try some of the other vegan options. Our... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Good vegetarian and fish dishes; cool-nerdy looking waiters; walls decorated w/ funky band names. Refreshing change from the downtown vibe.

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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The staff is very friendly. The fish tacos are the bomb! See if you can spot all the birds perched throughout the place!

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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Great vegan and vegetarian food with a large menu so there's something for everyone. We visited for a late breakfast and were surprised by how quickly the food was served and the high quality of everything. It's a typical diner in the area in terms of layout and decor but the food will blow you away.

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Fresno
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

What a great place for breakfast and lunch. Each of us had a different dish from eggs to salad. It was a beautiful day, so we were lucky that we got to sit outside.The bloody Marys were great loaded with veggies..and you can get a beer chaser for a buck! Have you ever had fried pickles?? try them. Nice wait... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you're looking for a great lunch spot in Wicker Park, head over this neighborhood joint. With many healthy and tasty-sounding options on the menu, I had a difficult time deciding what to order, especially since the breakfast menu is available all day, but I ended up with the Green Meanie with avocado, goat cheese, spinach, and sprouts on multigrain... More

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