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The Silver Palm

768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
312-666-9322
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Ranked #1,169 of 8,277 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Green Bay, WI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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172 reviews 172 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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.

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Chicago
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Minneapolis, MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I stopped in the other night for drinks and it lived up to what I've heard. The drinks are poured, basic & stiff. The martini is left with another drink in the shaker. Default 2 for 1s!

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San Mateo, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I was not impressed with the Silver Palm. It was not my idea of an idea dining experience. The food was mediocre at best and it was so noisy and there were so many people at the bar that it made hard to listen to the person I was dining with. The bar crowd was obnoxious and definitely getting out... More

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Bronx, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I'm a big fan of Anthony Bourdain, and when he declared the "Three Little Piggies" sandwich "Best sandwich in America", well you know this connoisseur of swine had to check this bad boy out. We were in Chicago for a long weekend, and made it my business to have dinner at the Silver Palm. It was such a cool place.... More

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East Palatka, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

First you must be a drinker to enjoy this place. if you are looking for a nice place to relax and get a good meal, don't come here. This is not a kid friendly place, so keep the kids home. Not much fun when you are trying to eat and you have all these people drinking around you and using... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Yep this is the place that Anthony Bourdain visited in Chicago. This place really is more of a Guy Fieri kinda spot though either way I think you get the point. This is a special kinda place with a great atmosphere and food.

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Naperville, Illinois
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368 reviews 368 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The dining room is a old train car, that makes for an interesting (if not cramped space). I think the favorite part of the meal were the cocktails, which were fantastic. The burgers and sandwiches were good but nothing amazing. I ordered the sandwich Tony Bourdain raved about (with three types of pork) and found it to be too much... More

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