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The Silver Palm

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768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Out of this world! Excellent Menu, Uber cool experience. This is actually a Dining car from the railway that zipped over to DC and then on down to Miami, now dry docked, lol on Milwaukee Ave @ Ogden in the Riverwest neighborhood of Chicago. BTW Ogden links to parts of Old Route 66. Anyhow, Def check this place out it's... More 

Thank Drew W
Bogota, Colombia
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112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

I liked the experience. Something different and not run of the mill. Not for a family affair with kids but fun to have a couple of drinks and something to eat - mostly sandwiches on the menu, but well-prepared and presented. Service was good - prompt and helpful. We asked some questions that the waitress needed to confirm the answers... More 

Thank Alamills
Great Neck, New York, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Whats awesome about this place is that they have a dining room in a train car. The food is pretty good and the service is of good quality. Great restaurant if you want modern American Cuisine. If im back in Chicago i'd definitely return.

Thank Cfrie1014
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I a great time here! Make sure to try out the chocolate cake and tater tot appetizer. The atmosphere is really nice and it was just around the corner from a play we went to see.

Thank Angelina S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great dining atmosphere in an actual 1947 Budd Dining Car. The restaurant and bar are named after the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, run by Amtrak from Washington, DC to Miami. The Rainbow Trout is delicious. Nice wine list too.

Thank Roma M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very good food, served in an old passenger train car. A really fun, unique, place to have dinner in the city, especially when paired with the Matchbox bar next door. Being that the train car is small, we found it a little too noisy on our second visit, but we're still planning on a 3rd visit soon!

Thank RSandT
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Especially if you're a railroad fan, eating in a railroad dining car is a nice change from a typical restaurant. The service was efficient, friendly, and relaxed. The ambience was overly casual, especially in light of the 2 loud and overly active kids at the next table over whom nobody, waitress included, had any control. The only true disappointment was... More 

Thank Jeff K
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111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Sit in choo choo and have the chicken, moist, delicious , to die for. Appetizer of asparagus and kale was delicious with a little squeeze of lemon. Friend had chicken sandwich and it was awesome, it was a crowded Friday but service was still excellent . Stop by you won't disappointed.

Thank John M
Toronto, Canada
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197 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very cool experience eating in a railcar. I came to try the Three Little Pigs sandwich. It was absolutely amazing. We split one sandwich between 2 people and shared an appetizer and that was very filling! Wasn't expensive at all. Note that the restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday. Very close to Chicago station on the blue line. Only about... More 

Thank pdmse
Green Bay, WI
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The site is an Atlantic Coast Line diner car serving food from various railroad menus. Can't wait to go back. This is a summer only restaurant. Try this, pick with your eyes closed.

Thank bonchance_8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-666-9322

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