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Mindy's Hot Chocolate

#178 of 8,177 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Side
American, Contemporary
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1747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Willow St)
Damen Blue Line
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Calling all hot chocolate lovers...

It was a very blustery day in Chicago when I visited with my husband and decided it was very necessary to find a place for a hot chocolate fix. I love, love, love hot chocolate. I prefer mine a bit on the sweeter than on the bitter side and when I found Mindy's Hot Chocolate I couldn't wait to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vi D
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very blustery day in Chicago when I visited with my husband and decided it was very necessary to find a place for a hot chocolate fix. I love, love, love hot chocolate. I prefer mine a bit on the sweeter than on the bitter side and when I found Mindy's Hot Chocolate I couldn't wait to get... More 

Thank Vi D
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously, it's been 6 hours since I ate there and I still can't move. I'll be honest. I only wanted to try this place because I'm a hot chocolate fanatic and even though I'm in Wicker Park often, never had the chance. Well, I found it when a friend called me to get together and I demanded we go to... More 

Thank Erika G
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll get to the point. The coleslaw that came with my meal was outstanding, inspirational -- perhaps the best coleslaw I have ever had. It seemed to be comprised of very finely sliced cabbage with other vegetable bits and a uniquely flavored dressing which will definitely bring me back. My entree was a cheeseburger which was very good -- prepared... More 

Thank mitchell7568
Chicago, Illinois
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1,288 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a coffee drinker so there is nothing better to warm your innards during Chicago's frigid cold weather than a cup or two of hot chocolate at Mindy's Hot Chocolate restaurant at 1747 North Damen Avenue. Whether you prefer lunch or dinner or weekend brunch or a late-night dessert after an evening at Steppenwolf, Mindy's offers a unique and... More 

Thank Taylor B
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I somehow always manage to come here when it's closed before dinner so I got hot chocolate to go. I got the medium hot chocolate which is a mix of milk and dark chocolate and caramel. I also ordered 6 marshmallows because they are delightfully fluffy and the best tasting marshmallows I've had. They inspire me to make my own.... More 

Thank Amy D
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We were spending the weekend in Chicago with 12 family members. One of them recommended Mindy's. The reservation process was easy, especially with this large group. The service was great. Our kids fell in love with their mac and cheese! All of our food was good. We ended the evening with hot chocolate. I believer there was 6 different versions... More 

Thank thedupins
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My husband and I love all things Chicago, but Mindy's definitely hit the top of our restaurant faves. With rich flavors and nice portions, we ate our hearts out at dinner. Despite being totally satisfied with incredibly decadent burger (my husband's choice), and the freshest fish I've had in the Midwest, we still found ourselves hungry for dessert. The chocolate... More 

Thank ellegarreau
Temecula, California
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is a perfect restaurant for the cold weather with many options for decadent hot chocolate and divine house made marshmallows. I also had the quiche with butternut squash, bacon and Gruyere, but saved some of the hot chocolate for dessert.

Thank rkashmere
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Our son took me here for my birthday and it was a very memorable occasion. The entrees were delicious but not oversized, which is important, because although the food was first rate, this place is all about DESSERT!! We had the cake of the day (naturally it came on a plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate sauce) and their... More 

Thank Randy P
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I would give my dessert, a pumpkin cheesecake with cranberry, a 5/5 for sure. The signature hot chocolate drinks are very indulgent, but far too rich for one person- actually, my partner and I split one and left some still. The dinner food is over priced and not spectacular. I told my server that I didn't eat meat, so he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
    (Willow St)
  • Public Transportation: Damen Blue Line
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 773-489-1747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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