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The Silver Palm

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768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dining in the Dining Car

Great dining atmosphere in an actual 1947 Budd Dining Car. The restaurant and bar are named after the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, run by Amtrak from Washington, DC to Miami. The Rainbow Trout is delicious. Nice wine list too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Roma M
Charlottesville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I a great time here! Make sure to try out the chocolate cake and tater tot appetizer. The atmosphere is really nice and it was just around the corner from a play we went to see.

Thank Angelina S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great dining atmosphere in an actual 1947 Budd Dining Car. The restaurant and bar are named after the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, run by Amtrak from Washington, DC to Miami. The Rainbow Trout is delicious. Nice wine list too.

Thank Roma M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very good food, served in an old passenger train car. A really fun, unique, place to have dinner in the city, especially when paired with the Matchbox bar next door. Being that the train car is small, we found it a little too noisy on our second visit, but we're still planning on a 3rd visit soon!

Thank RSandT
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Especially if you're a railroad fan, eating in a railroad dining car is a nice change from a typical restaurant. The service was efficient, friendly, and relaxed. The ambience was overly casual, especially in light of the 2 loud and overly active kids at the next table over whom nobody, waitress included, had any control. The only true disappointment was... More 

Thank Jeff K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Sit in choo choo and have the chicken, moist, delicious , to die for. Appetizer of asparagus and kale was delicious with a little squeeze of lemon. Friend had chicken sandwich and it was awesome, it was a crowded Friday but service was still excellent . Stop by you won't disappointed.

Thank John M
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very cool experience eating in a railcar. I came to try the Three Little Pigs sandwich. It was absolutely amazing. We split one sandwich between 2 people and shared an appetizer and that was very filling! Wasn't expensive at all. Note that the restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday. Very close to Chicago station on the blue line. Only about... More 

Thank pdmse
Green Bay, WI
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The site is an Atlantic Coast Line diner car serving food from various railroad menus. Can't wait to go back. This is a summer only restaurant. Try this, pick with your eyes closed.

Thank bonchance_8
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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281 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Took a bunch of picky, foodie, colleagues from France and they loved it! For appetizers we loved the warm goat cheese in a spicy tomato sauce served with brioche toast. Their onion soup is fantastic. Their famous Three Little Pig sandwich should be shared unless you go there starving. Their lemon drop martini is yummy.

Thank CanadianAmericanGirl
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Best sandwich I've ever tried! Three little pig is a masterpiece from the Devil. Don't die before try it.

Thank Vinicius A
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189 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

What the hell is this place? It's like a bar affixed to a train car with tiny tables and 50s pin-up girls on the walls. As you sit there, it has a "secret clubhouse" feel - the kind of hideout you'd want up in a tree if you were a kid. The place is dark and cramped, so prepare to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-666-9322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic


Open Hours
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?