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“Overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hofbrauhaus Chicago

Hofbrauhaus Chicago
5500 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018
847 671 2739
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Ranked #36 of 73 Restaurants in Rosemont
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: River Road
Description: Hofbrauhaus Chicago is the first and only German micro brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden to call Chicago home. Modeled after the legendary Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany, it takes pride giving you an experience as authentic and unforgettable as the 400-year-old original. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, Sauerbraten and pretzels, and some ingredients are even imported from abroad. The freshly brewed beer follows the purity law from 1516 using original recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago. With its beer hall (Schwemme), King Ludwig Room, and Biergarten in summer, it's Oktoberfest every day. Hofbrauhaus Chicago also features live music nightly with bands from Germany and Austria. In addition, you can take a piece of Bavaria home from the gift shop stocked with authentic and unique Bavarian gifts & collectibles.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Atmosphere was nice, but once the place gets busy do not expect to get a lot of attention from the staff. It's just like all the other Hofbrauhaus in the US. Overpriced food and beer, and nothing like the real thing in Germany.

Visited February 2014
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Acworth, Georgia
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“Nice German food selection - but quality average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Live Bavarian music provides good atmosphere for group outings. Selection of German food is ok, quality is average, price is steep.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St Louis MO
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39 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Germany feel, American pricing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The other reviews are right on... this place is fun & noisy... but VERY expensive, especially the beer. I will say I had to poached brats that were marvelous, but everything else is so so... and bring lots of cash or credit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Average food, noisy, band played Happy Birthday every other song.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

German food average and no comparison to location in Munich. The band was annoying in that they played Happy Birthday literally every other song. Service average. Beer is good, but I was mostly disappointed in that I expected much better food, it was bland and kind of cold.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stillman Valley
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Dance, sing, eat, and DRINK- then pull out your wallet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Found this by accident on way to REO Speedwagon concert. We have been to the Hofbrau in Milwaukee a couple of times but this is massive in comparison. There is seating for hundreds and polka music. The experience is interactive, if YOU participate. The food is not special but there is German offerings for sure. I thought the beer menu would be a bit more expansive (it is in Milwuakee), but there are tasty treats.

If you're looking just to drink then order a giant pretzel to soak up the beer better (true Munich style). It is a bit pricey, but not outrageous. IF YOU ARE FUN- THEN THIS PLACE IS FUN!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jim O, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for the positive feedback!

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