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The Protein Bar

#554 of 7,536 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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352 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4709
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stopped in between dinner and lunch.. The prices were a little high but the protein shakes were very tasty.

Thank Anthony C
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited Chicago for three days and everyday we ate here. I'm vegan so can find it hard sometimes to find fast healthy and tasty food. The protein bar blew me away. The flavours, colours, variety, tastes were all amazing. The tofu was the best I've ever had, I don't what they do with it but it was divine. The... More 

Thank Matthew Y
Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stopped in for lunch on the 4th of July. Everything else near Navy Pier and the park was packed. We were delighted with the healthy choices and prices. It was quick and delicious. Wish we had one in our town!

Thank PatrickD314
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Super clean, enticing menu and very friendly staff, but I was underwhelmed by my smoothie (The Red Line) which lacked flavor. My quinoa bowl delivered a super hearty & healthy portion, but it was very spicy (despite skipping the spicy dressing). I would definitely go back to try a raw juice and another bowl since it was a fast, healthy... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

I've seen Protein Bars all over Chicago, so I figured I'd give it a try one late afternoon since I was literally starving. They're just your basic cafeteria like place: you order your food and then pick your seat and enjoy. The service was friendly. I also appreciate how their menu tells you the calories, protein and carbs amount -... More 

1 Thank Iulia G
Monroe, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

When travelling it's nice to get healthy and delicious food. Definitely a great stop for lunch just in from the airport.

1 Thank Cassandra H
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Love dropping in here for weekday lunches, for a chili and a protein blend, feeling full and knowing it was light!

Thank RamSRam
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Went to Protein Bar with co-worker to pick up lunch to take back to the office. Protein Bar has salads and bowls with quinoa as a healthy protein base which is a great option for a filling lunch that isn't heavy. Had the Korean BBQ bowl, which was flavorful and good texture combination. Ordering was quick even during lunch rush.... More 

Thank futureconsultant
Kingscliff, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

I was SO happy to be introduced to The Protein Bar! The food was not only nutritious and healthy, but also super tasty! Staff were also amazingly friendly and accommodating! I'll be looking for a Protein Bar whenever I'm in the States from now on!

Thank Chilli-Baxter
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

The Protein Bar is exactly what it says, a low carb food place. Breakfast was average. It was bland for my taste but the protein laden bowl did keep me satisfied until lunch. For 210 calories, I might have it again but I think I would try the oatmeal instead.

Thank southernbelle68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4709
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-527-0450
This is a sit down, carryout, or delivery place efficiently serving healthful meals featuring grains and fruit.

One of four locations.

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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?