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The Four Farthings Tavern & Grill

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Lincoln Park
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta
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2060 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-4517 (Lincoln)
The #22 Bus drops you at Dickens & Clark leaving you a short two block walk west on Dickens to Four Farthings. There is also a buss which runs on Lincoln Avenue. The closest train stop would be at Armitage & Sheffield leaving you a 20 min walk.
+1 773-935-2060
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern...
Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern and Grill has welcomed patrons to fill pints and plates for half a century. Though the tavern was originally a quaint space with a ceiling only reaching nine feet, it has grown through the decades. Today, it is an up scale resturant where customers can uncover something different every day-a sidewalk brunch on Sundays, Trivia on Wednesdays and karaoke on Thursdays and Saturdays, and live music on Friday. The bar keeps their signature wings on special and televisions abuzz with sports on the weekends- catching all the action of College Sports (BIG 10 Conference & Michigan Booster Bar) & NFL football on the weekends. Plasters of photos of old Chicago across walls paneled in centuries-old wood (which was imported from Wisconsin's Kimberly Clark mansion and milled onsite for a custom fit). The Grill Room was added in 1983 and features fresh steaks and seafood along with pastas and daily specials. The bar side offers lighter fare and outdoor seating at our beautiful patio! The bar and party room are popular spots to view sporting events or meet friends to relax. We are excited to continue the proud history of Four Farthings and put our own touches on an old favorite!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Beer and great music around this place

Great Food with old friends, some nice location for a reasonable location next to jazz and blues clubs. Try the steak or the other food...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great Food with old friends, some nice location for a reasonable location next to jazz and blues clubs. Try the steak or the other food...

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice location for outdoor eating (note, I did not say dining). Food is substandard by local comparison. However ,the prices mistakenly indicate quality eats..they are assuredly not. Ingredients were obviously purchased with "what we can get away with" in mind. Four Farthings obviously rely on.location to palm off poor food on patrons. Their frequent Groupons promotions attest to their inability... More 

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Pisa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So happy that this place is still around. I used to frequent this place when I lived in the city. It's kept the same atmosphere and the beer is COLD! Took the family and we sat outside. Great place for outdoor eating. The menu always has specials so look for them. Our server was on top of everything. Glad you're... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Long time staple of Chicago in Lincoln Park. It's a nice place for a business lunch. Check out their daily specials. They have a great beer selection. They are best known for their sandwiches. Great place of casual business lunch or party with friends for the afternoon!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place takes me back to an earlier time and setting and I found it very enjoyable. The food was good as well as the service. I think it's a good spot for a casual meal with both indoor and outdoor seating (as well as a bar!).

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Recently stayed at a B&B in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Or B&B host suggested this restaurant, telling us that the food was good and it was within walking distance. We went on a night the Blackhawks were playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The restaurant was packed with people from the neighborhood for dinner and the bar was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Bad service, bad food. They ran out on everything and waited for an hour for our food. Will never go back again. I rather go to Taco Bell than to this restaurant

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The restaurant was not busy when we ate there. Only two other tables had guests. Our service was incredibly slow. We also had to ask the waitress to refill drinks. Just as she was about to serve our long-awaited meal, a glass of water spilled as we made room for our lunches. Our waitress never offered to get napkins or... More 

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I stopped by Four Farthings for a quick pint after a pizza lunch with family. As we entered about 2:30pm on a Thursday afternoon, the pub was not busy at all...just us and another couple. But, the draft beer beckoned and we grabbed a table by the window for a rest and a pint. It was immediately... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited the bar area on a Saturday evening (they have a separate dining room also). We found a table and one of the bartenders (Jerrod) came out from behind the bar to tend to us, he mentioned the dining room was busy. We could also see there was a private party in their back room, so the place was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2060 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-4517
    (Lincoln)
  • Public Transportation: The #22 Bus drops you at Dickens & Clark leaving you a short two block walk west on Dickens to Four Farthings. There is also a buss which runs on Lincoln Avenue. The closest train stop would be at Armitage & Sheffield leaving you a 20 min walk.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-935-2060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Located on a corner in the heart of Lincoln Park, Four Farthings Tavern and Grill has welcomed patrons to fill pints and plates for half a century. Though the tavern was originally a quaint space with a ceiling only reaching nine feet, it has grown through the decades. Today, it is an up scale resturant where customers can uncover something different every day-a sidewalk brunch on Sundays, Trivia on Wednesdays and karaoke on Thursdays and Saturdays, and live music on Friday. The bar keeps their signature wings on special and televisions abuzz with sports on the weekends- catching all the action of College Sports (BIG 10 Conference & Michigan Booster Bar) & NFL football on the weekends. Plasters of photos of old Chicago across walls paneled in centuries-old wood (which was imported from Wisconsin's Kimberly Clark mansion and milled onsite for a custom fit). The Grill Room was added in 1983 and features fresh steaks and seafood along with pastas and daily specials. The bar side offers lighter fare and outdoor seating at our beautiful patio! The bar and party room are popular spots to view sporting events or meet friends to relax. We are excited to continue the proud history of Four Farthings and put our own touches on an old favorite!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 am

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 Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.