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The Protein Bar

#489 of 7,468 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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352 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank DogLvr121
Fairfax, Virginia
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Monroe, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Cassandra H
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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166 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Richmond, Virginia
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119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Stopped in for dinner and breakfast due to its location to my hotel. Both meals were fresh, tasty and well prepared. Many options and well priced.

Thank Callaway14
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

I tried the Southwest salad. Very flavorful considering it was very healthy. I would recommend this place to anyone!

Thank SmilesB16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Fast Food, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 Street, Chicago, IL
  • 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?