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Foodlife

#305 of 7,610 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Magnificent Mile
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835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2203
+1 312-335-3663
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I think this store is perfect for a little meal while at the mall. Some of the lines were just too long or simply did not have everything that our group wanted. This is a little foodcourt within a foodcourt. We were able to put together a small meal for the kids as well as the adults and pay by... More 

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Thank PinkWilson
Casa Grande, Arizona
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142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When taking the family to Chicago, it is always where to go and what to eat. So many choices. We tried this spot that was the perfect answer. Whether you want pasta dishes, salad, ribs, burgers, stir fry, everybody can have exactly, what the want. Everybody gets a charge card and wanders around to find what they want. The food... More 

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Thank Woodguy21
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great concept. If you can't find something you like here, then you are not hungry. Enjoy your meal by the windows and enjoy the view!

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Thank 285bobc
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's fun! Great choices at reasonable prices. Most of he dishes I've tried are pretty good actually, The variety can't be beat. It gets crowded, but it's a fun stop if you have time for a sit down meal.

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Thank dherlich
Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Many food options: asian, salads, pizza, the m burger. Tasty food, fast service (grab and seat), good prices.

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Thank DCSP2014
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Good chicken sandwich, wine, and hot fudge sundae. Lots of choices if you have a picky companion or a group.

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Thank Patti B
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

As an indecisive eater, this place was fabulous because I really could pick from a variety of cuisines ( Comfort food, Chinese, Mexican, Pizza, etc). You get a card when you enter, which you get swiped at any of the restaurants that you get food from, then you pay at the exit. The food was delicious, but a little on... More 

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Thank Yeukai M
Schaumburg, Illinois
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Healthy choices including salads, a wide variety of vegetables soups and fish. A wide variety of restaurants are represented as well as homers ice cream The restaurant is spotless and pricing reasonable. We go there every time we are in the area.

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Thank Roxanne65
Illinois
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is a unique style restaurant. You are seated, given plastic card, then go to each 'station', choose food, price is added to card. You pay when leaving. Stations: comfort food, Chinese bowl, pasta, deserts, etc. A bit noisy due to crowd, price OK, not cheap though.

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Thank Illinoisnow
Oahu, Hawaii
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178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

A really nice and clean food court with a wide selection of food choices. American (chicken wings, turkey), soups, chinese stir fry, sushi, hamburger and fries, pizza, bbq. I probably missed a bunch of other stuff. Cool in that you are issued a card which is swiped per order the pay on the way out. nice place for kids.

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Thank gy820

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-335-3663

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

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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