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Foodlife

#418 of 7,739 Restaurants in Chicago
#453 of 8,492 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Magnificent Mile
Mexican, Chinese, American
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835 N.Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-3663
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Love it, it's our go to place for quick meals in Chicago

We stay around the corner at the Hilton Suites on Delaware and this is just a short 8 minute walk. Breakfast is a deal 7.49 for the special - French toast, eggs, bacon, hash browns. By Chicago standards this is a steal. The hotel charges 15.00 for the same thing and if you order room service its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
lisapleasant
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Carmel, Indiana
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carmel, Indiana
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stay around the corner at the Hilton Suites on Delaware and this is just a short 8 minute walk. Breakfast is a deal 7.49 for the special - French toast, eggs, bacon, hash browns. By Chicago standards this is a steal. The hotel charges 15.00 for the same thing and if you order room service its 24.00 with the... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

To tell the truth, I may be a little jaded from travelling. I was told from friends how many choices of food there were and it was hard to make a choice. Having traveled to many places around the world, the choice of food really doesn't compare to other cities like San Diego or Singapore, but is pretty good considering... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We recently spent some time at Watertower Place on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.....and of course needed to grab a quick bite so we could continue our adventures. At first glance, the eating area made NO SENSE....but a very helpful hostess walked us through the process....very slick! Upon entering, you let the host/hostess know if you are eating at a table... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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189 reviews 189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great choices! Great food! Simple! Fast! We loved this concept and the food was fantastic. It's like a glorified food court and cafeteria with a lot of different stations of food. You choose the type or types of food you want, go to those stations, they plate it for you, you take it and enjoy. There were stations like "Comfort"... More 

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Miami, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Wanted to have a quick lunch. They have a lot to choose from and all seems fresh and natural. Had mostly sandwiches the turkey I had was very good. Need a quick place try this one

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Windsor
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great choice for breakfast lunch or dinner on a budget. We ate both brunch and Dinner here. Fresh food and great staff

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Great Midwest
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158 reviews 158 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We discovered this place while staying at the Ritz Carlton on a recent trip to Chicago. Foodlife is in the Water Place Mall and is attached to the Ritz Carlton Chicago and you never even have to go outside or put your coat on to get to it. Simply take the hotel elevator to floor 2 and go into the... More 

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Chicago
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Everyone gets to choose what they eat from large selection of restaurants inside of one restaurant!! Worth the short wait...everyone satisfied from Pizza, Smoothies, Sushi, Chinese, Mexican and Italian too...no one had to be left out..High quality fair prices...great choice in the Watertower!

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Chicago, Illinois
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123 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We have been spending a weekend in Chicago for over 15 years. No trip is complete without a trip to Foodlife. I would describe it as if Lettuce Entertain You and a Foodcourt had a baby. If you can't find what you want at Foodlife.You don't KNOW what you want. We are a group of six ranging in age from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great restaurant when you are on the run. Lots of choices, great prices nice wine bar. This is a bar type restaurant where the food is prepared and you help yourself. Very clean and sanitary.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 835 N.Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: (312) 335-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Chinese, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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

Staying in Magnificent Mile

Neighborhood Profile
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.