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The Silver Palm

$$$
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers
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768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
312-666-9322
Today
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal in a cool setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
RSandT
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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!

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Newark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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 

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Green Bay, WI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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161 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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160 reviews 160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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