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Boston Blackie's

West Loop
American, Bar, Pub
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120 S Riverside Plz, Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60606-3913
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met with former colleagues for lunch and despite the 90 degree day with oppressive humidity, the patio was quite comfortable. It's shaded by the building and there was a substantial breeze. The patio seats many people do its not too hard to get a seat. The food, while they tout themselves as being great burgers, I'm not so sure... More 

Thank Jeffery F
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Ate on patio and had a nice view. Food and appetizers were good but Bloody Mary was not very good at all and would not recommend. Prices were reasonable and service was good.

Thank Tracy2824
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Ribeye Sliders on special $6 at Friday happy hour after 5pm. Many appetizers only $6. Outdoor seating, busy fun atmosphere. Also only a block from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center.

Thank Bill W
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

I used to go to the branch on Grand Ave (which closed a few years ago) They still make great burgers. I wish they make the onion rings as thin and crisp as they used to. And cole slaw was more crisp and less mushy as well.. At least we still have olive burgers.

Thank Attila S
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Even when busy this place is relatively fast for lunch and a good burger. Nice side alternatives to fries (Cole slaw delicious).

Thank JimB_Traveler
Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited Boston Blackies for a happy hour with colleagues. Nice bar with a good atmosphere and great selection of beers. I had some food, the chili bowl was good but my chicken burgers were only ok. I would return.

Thank wfi30
Maplewood, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Had a layover for a few hours at Union Station and decided to go here for dinner. Although they are known for burgers, we decided on MahiMahi fish tacos and nachos. With the tacos we chose sweet potato fries. Everything was really outstanding with the fries perhaps the best we have ever had. What a great find so close to... More 

Thank Michael W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Caught a rare pleasantly warm October business dinner. Great spot. I'd call the menu pub plus: a few varied and healthier options. I had the mahi tacos and they were delicious.

Thank BellWildFire
Hudson, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very friendly staff, accommodating. Great selection of beers and appetizers. I love sitting outside on the patio, great people watching.

Thank lkhughes
Highlands, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My husband loved this place, he worked right across the street and would come here for the hot dogs. They wasn't really anything on the menu for me, so I would get a salad.

Thank danielle F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $18
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 S Riverside Plz, Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60606-3913
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: 13123820700

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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 West Loop

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West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.