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Hot Chocolate

1747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
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Ranked #195 of 8,265 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
Cross street: Willow St
Transit: Damen Blue Line
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83% Recommend
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English first
Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I go to Chicago about 4-5 times per year and enjoy trying different restaurants each time I go. Except for Hot Chocolate! This is an absolute must visit every time I am there, not only because of the amazing food, but the great service and atmosphere as well. The macaroni and cheese is absolutely 100% out of this world. I... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Awesome hot chocolate, great pastries, but a little pricy. Worth the trip, get a bag of Hot Chocolate.

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North East, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been here several times in the last three years and look forward to it every time I come back. I've actually only ever had the hamburger for my entree but it's the best hamburger I've ever had. It comes with a fried egg on top and melts in your mouth. The real winner is the desserts. There is... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant is easily overlooked as it's small and unobtrusive, but serves up great food with excellent service. The menu offers a refreshingly different mix of entrees and sandwiches along with the desserts for which it's justly famous. We loved the 'Creama Kasa' (lamb on rolled-up flatbread,) and the largest crabcake sandwich I've ever seen, but the highlight was undoubtedly... More

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San Diego, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Family members raved good the food and dessert was here. Definitely in a young hipster neighborhood. The "cheese plate" consisted of a single small piece of cheese with a schmer of jam and two pieces of bread. The duck dish with spratzel was good, but my daughter-in-law thought the skin should be crispy. The crab cake sandwich was good but... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

First off, don't let the name fool you. In the summer a "Hot Chocolate" might not sound like what your looking for. BUT, they can pour it over ice and it's pure magic. They also have homemade marshmallows. Yum! You can even buy some to take home and make yourself. Just go there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is located in a charming part of the city and does absolutely have the best hot chocolate I've ever tasted. I plan on going back just for that. All the desserts (the ones I had were all chocolate flavored) were amazing. I went here with family and friends for my birthday dinner - the dinner food was really... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Found this place on yelp and urban spoon so decided to try it. The desserts did not fail to impress, the banana bread pudding is outstanding! The rest of the meal was good but we wished we had went with the famous cheeseburgers, they looked unreal and everyone around us had them.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went to Mindy's Hot Chocolate last Thursday because our colleague recommended strongly. We had known going in that we are going to order burgers and hot chocolates. The burgers are juicy, the meat are fresh and melt in your mouth. Don't forget to add the egg on the burger! It was definitely fantastic!! Even for me, a person who... More

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It has been months ago, and I am still thinking about the delicious doughnuts in chocolate that we had here. Amazing! I just regret having had dinner already at another location. The mac and cheese looked incredible as well. The couple eating it next to us confirmed it was as delicious as it looked. It will be the first place... More

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