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Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

#88 of 7,664 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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226 S Wabash Ave, Frnt, Chicago, IL 60604-2322
+1 312-939-5633
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Getting here was quite the adventure, since we were tourists, but once we did the bar area was quaint. We ordered the pizza and waited about half an hour, and it was well worth the wait! The staff was nice but the waitress seemed to have other things on her mind as it took her almost half an hour, with... More 

Thank Angelaledbetter
Valparaiso, IN
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch prior to checking in to The Palmer House. I had not been in for 20+ years, but remembered the food had been good. It's still good! The Restaurant Week special is an unbeatable deal: 8 chicken wings or mozzarella sticks, Caesar salad or Greek salad, medium deep dish, thin crust or gluten free pizza for $22.... More 

Thank mosika
Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was pretty disappointing overall. We called ahead to reserve a table, and despite being told we'd have 'no problem' getting in, ended up getting a less than warm welcome, and standing and waiting, only to be shown to their backroom dining room (you know the one that keeps all the extra stuff like decorations). No big deal, tried to make... More 

Thank KBarb71
Dixon, Illinois
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because of the good reviews and it was close to our hotel. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly. This bar/restaurant had a very local bar feel to it, which is sometimes nice in the big city. I had the Filet and it was perfectly cooked. Great flavor. Drinks were good as well.

Thank Jennifer L
macomb, il
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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to meet friends for dinner. Pub style- great atmosphere, good beer selection, and several options for meals and starters. Our waitress was super friendly! I had a thin and crusty pizza and it was fantastic. I tried some of the pasta and the meat sauce was rather bland, with no cheese. Just pasta, sauce with some meat, but... More 

Thank happyfamilyMacomb_Il
Burlington, Canada
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249 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Visited for dinner with colleagues and we decided to try the deep dish pizza - yeah, we are from out of town. It was very good, very filling.... wish I had order some veggies!

Thank Duncan P
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

This bar had a nice feel to it. The bar area was up front and small which gave it a cosy environment. As you get past that, it opens up into a big dining room. The highlight was the steak Sandwich with grilled onions and blue cheese. Extremely tasty.

Thank Patrick H
Appleton, Wisconsin
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239 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Interesting place. Not fancy but made great drinks and pizza was very good. Cheesy. Also good selection of draft beer. Has some history.

Thank Skibby1
South Bend, Indiana
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

I eat here every time I am in Chicago. Every dish I've tried is delicious, my favorites are the deep dish pizza, goat cheese marinara, and lemon drop martini's. The menu is broad range and they offer a full bar. Give it a try!

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Great pizza - I am very particular (I make my own deep dish at home) but when I am out, this is the place. Fun pub atmosphere, and friendly service. But be aware that they can't always do pizza on Saturdays (because of the depth, they take about 30 minutes in the oven) so call head to be sure they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 S Wabash Ave, Frnt, Chicago, IL 60604-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-939-5633

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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