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Cavanaugh's

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53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604-3606
(312) 939-3125
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There aren't too many places to find a hot balanced meal in the middle of the loop. But amidst all the fast food restaurants is Cavanaugh's, where you can get a tasty sit down meal from an extensive menu with excellent service at a reasonable price. That's on the restaurant side. On the bar side, drinks are flowing and a... More 

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Thank Bonnie T
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

It seemed like a downtown bar for lunch, a little out of the way. I was amazed at their interpretation of Salad Nicoise with a huge grilled tuna steak. I will be back.

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Thank Michael K
Libertyville, Illinois
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I have lunched here many times, most recently today. It offers seasonal salads, burgers and several soups daily. It's consistent, often crowded during lunch hours, but its most distinctive feature is the elegance of this historic 1893 building, beautifully restored. Plan time to walk the halls and explore the architectural details inside and out.

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Thank Libertyvillian
Espoo, Finland
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a quick dinner - we went in at 7 pm on a Friday night and were astonished as we were the only customers during the meal. Bar was crowded though. In spite of the horrifying plastic tableclothes and 25-watt light bulbs, the food (mahi & Santa Fe salad) was really good.

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Thank T0mmiS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Drinks are a little light on the alcohol. Nice spot to stop in for an adult beverage. Older bar not too busy. Never had the food so no comment there.

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Thank Promhd
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a decent place to have a good lunch for a reasonable price. Standard menu of salads, burgers, and other fare. The Mac n Cheese was particularly good and the stir fry and quiches were ok, not spectacular, but ok, particularly given the price. We'd come here again.

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Thank Medblond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Great fine dining restaurant. Love the atmosphere. Server was very attentive and friendly. Love the live music

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Thank Semir E
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is in one of the oldest buildings in Chicago. Take a walk down the hallway it is interesting. The restaurant is like stepping back in time. The menu had enough selections to make it interesting. Our meals were well prepared. The service was friendly and efficient. I would go again.

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Thank KarenMcCahey
Chicago, Illinois
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Cavanaugh's is located in the historic Monadnock Building in Chicago which was built in the early 1900s and designed by famous Chicago architect Louis Sullivan. The restaurant is designed as an Irish pub, but has a separate dining area as well. Burgers are charbroiled, large and delicious. Owner Curt is always there to greet, assist and assure the prompt and... More 

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Thank mliccar
California
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

We're from CA, and were looking for a place for dinner around 7 pm. It was empty when we arrived (not a good sign). . .and no other customers came in at all during our meal, not even in the bar area. This must be an after-work kind of place. The kitchen closes at 8 pm. They literally scorched the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604-3606
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 939-3125

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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

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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.