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O'Brien's Restaurant

1528 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 787-3131
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Ranked #1,555 of 8,344 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

The staff are very friendly and helpful. They have an interesting choice of beers, which they were happy to guide us through, and even let us sample before choosing. Prices are reasonable, and the ambience, both inside and out, is pleasant.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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267 reviews 267 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There are many restaurants in Old Town on Wells, but I enjoy O'Breins's casual ambiance. I do like their fish & chips. Service, for the most part is pretty good. I enjoy the outdoor dinning or the side garden area when weather is nice It is very convenient that they have complimentary valet parking. Additionally I have an online alert... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

As always our food and service was great. You can count on consistent high quality food, good wine and nice service. A great "go to" place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews 150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Excellent outdoor cafe and bar. terrific for groups, sports, or solo outings. Food is good and menu is varied. Had the octopus, caesar salad and whitefish, all very nicely done. Service was attentive and available. The garden area is a favorite and the interior also has doors that open. Great place in Old Town neighborhood close to everything. Always worth... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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531 reviews 531 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had planned to have dinner at another restaurant on the Gold Coast on Labor Day. But when we showed up, we realized it was closed for the holiday. What to do? We hopped in a cab and told the drive to go north on Wells Street. When we got to O'Brien's, we told him to stop. "This is the... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We shared a turkey burger while sitting at a table along the street. The service was excellent and at the table next to us, the doggies were treated well. Something to remember if you bring your "friends" along with you. It was a pleasant meal as a quick bite before moving along to Second City.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fairly typical "pub" food right on the Riverwalk. My steak sandwich and fries were great washed down with an ice cold beer. Just what we were looking for... comfortable, casual, outdoor dining with a great view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Stopped here a few nights on the run during a recent visit to Chicago. Gorgeous cocktails, friendly attentive staff, gorgeous view but I wouldn't order food there again - seriously don't bother, just enjoy a few drinks and take in the view.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We attempted to eat here last night after a softball game in Lincoln Park. The empty sidewalk tables should have been an indication of a problem as all of the other restaurants / pubs in the area were full on a warm summer evening. The hostess arranged for tables to be combined on the patio for a group of 10... More

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Bristol, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very much enjoyed O'Brien's! The food and service were both great. Our waitress was very experienced, gave great suggestion. She described what to expect and she was spot on. I liked the open window and option to dine outside.

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Additional Information about O'Brien's Restaurant

Address: 1528 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: (312) 787-3131
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Irish, Steakhouse

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