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South Water Kitchen

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225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-2404 (Wacker)
+1 312-236-9300
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6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast, servings were huge and pretty reasonably priced. Service was awesome. My husband had the buttermilk pancakes, they were so light and fluffy, and the portion so big that he struggled to finish! I had the quinoa breakfast bowl with eggs, turkey sausage, spinach and tomatoes with chilli oil. So good!

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Thank RJ_Aust
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I'm so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. We hop to see you both in again soon! Cheers, Marshall Johnson- Assistant General Manager More 

New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really good and portion size is large! A nice menu selection. Service is quick and helpful. Outside or inside dining available. Very nice atmosphere.

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Thank Denise B
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar review Denise!! Next time you're in, try some of our craft cocktails. The "Mr. Tallyman" is becoming a fan favorite and I think you'll love it. Hope to see you soon! Cheers, Marshall Johnson- Assistant General Manager More 

Glen Ridge
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was delicious. We went for Brunch and it was very filling and relaxed. Our service was great. We had the sausage burger and eggs Benedict. I should have gone back the second morning to try the french toast! Great bloody mary too.

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Thank ahbaggins
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Awesome to hear you enjoyed brunch with us. Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys are the perfect combo! Hope to have you join us again soon. Cheers, Marshall Johnson- Assistant General Manager More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I was with a coworker in Downtown trying to find a place to dine, but everything was full. We stumble here by chance and at first I was a little worried because it was half empty. But then it turned out it was better (we didn't want to wait for a table). First, our waiter was fabulous. Can't remember his... More 

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Thank Tafirula
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the stellar review! I love seeing stories us people finding us randomly and being pleasantly surprised. Hopefully that means we're doing something right! We really hope to see you again soon maybe for a cocktail hour. Cheers, Marshall Johnson- Assistant General Manager More 

Macomb, United States
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here before and my daughter liked it so much we are here again. The food is good and simple. She had short ribs and I had a flatbread appetizer. The short ribs were excellent as were the tiny mushrooms and polenta. My flatbread was ok but nothing to write home about. I had a lovely glass of... More 

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Thank Heather M
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Heather! I'm glad we could make repeat customers out of you guys, so thanks for coming back. Next time you're around, you should try some of our craft cocktails. The "Little Pink Corvette" is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Hope to have you in again soon! Warmly, Marshall Johnson- Assistant General Manager More 

Holland, M
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We sat outside, while waiting for our room, and had a fantastic lunch! And, delish mimosas to top it off!!!

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Thank Melissa S
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad we could accommodate while you waited for your room. Hope to see you all again soon! Cheers, Marshall Johnson- Assistant General Manager More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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194 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a business meal with about 35 of us. We had a private meal with a set menu. Service was solid. Food was good. People tended to like the risotto, salmon was about as you'd expect, and the bread pudding was highly rated.

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Thank TwoWas
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you guys enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed the food. We're more than happy to take care or large parties so we hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Marshall Johnson- Assistant General Manager More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast with our family. Food excellent and service was great. Highly recommend if in the area. Upscale feel for reasonable prices

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Thank Becky M
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Becky! So glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to you all joining us again! Cheers, Marshall Johnson- Assistant General Manager More 

St. Louis
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for brunch. My husband had the chicken sandwich and fries and I had the cobb salad. The food was Excellent! Best cobb salad I ever had. The service was beyond wonderful! Hats off to Peyton, Denise and Paul for making us feel right at home. We were wanting to visit Oak Street Beach and... More 

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Thank MzDivaLisa
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback Lisa!! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself here and that our staff was more than willing to help you out. Peyton, Paul & Denise are a few of our rockstars and I see that it shined through. Please come see us again and try out dinner and a few craft cocktails. Hope... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

A little pricey for just a salad and a burger at lunch but you pay for the convenient location and atmosphere..

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Thank Farhad T
SouthWaterKitchen, Manager at South Water Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Farhad. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Marshall Johnson-Assistant General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-2404
    (Wacker)
  • Public Transportation: Lake St. stop on the Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-236-9300

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

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.