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The Chew Chew

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33 E Burlington St, Riverside, IL 60546-2140
+1 708-447-8781
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 24 min
All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 E Burlington St, Riverside, IL 60546-2140
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I frequent Chew Chew often because the food is always very good and no matter how busy Scott always manages to find everyone a table. Great menu items, from burgers to filet mignon and tacos. I especially like the Hawaiian ahi tuna...More

Thank Carlos N
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner here on a Tuesday night. We started out with crostini - a make your own toasted bread with goat cheese, chutney and a large roasted garlic (not recommended if you are on your first date) We loved it! With our...More

Thank MassarelloFamily
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The chicken is wonderful - moist and flavorful. Their fresh fish is cooked to perfection. Service is attentive and friendly. I love restaurants that are not chains & this one is worth the trip.

Thank onlychildnow
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I make time to stop in here whenever I am in Chicago. It is near the Zoo and not that far from Midway airport. They never fail to generate perfect dishes and relaxing, pleasant service. The menu has many traditional dishes, but they seem to...More

Thank James B
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The food at the Chew Chew is reliably excellent. reasonably Priced with a good selection of wine , beer, and mixed drinks. Good wait staff and service. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank G514GGerics
Reviewed May 25, 2017

It's a bit of a train ride back in time, yet it's got a fresh atmosphere. We were seated on 2nd floor which gave a sense of intimacy for our large group. Menu has something for everyone - entrees from about $15 - mid $20's....More

Thank irishfanmn
Reviewed May 22, 2017

After a day at Brookfield Zoo we decided to stop in for dinner on a Sunday night. We had seen this place several times and had wanted to try it. For a Sunday around 5 it was pretty busy. The people ebbed and flowed throughout...More

Thank Babu2773
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I set out to pick a place for my birthday dinner and looked through the menus of a dozen local restaurants. Entrees at all ran $18 and up and none looked that tempting. Imhate spending $75 on a meal for two, and leave feeling it...More

Thank barbarapC4814MC
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Interesting menu and drink selections as well as the beautiful redo of the Riverside business district make it well worth the trip.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to Chew Chew because it was written up as a "Hidden Gem". And, yes it was! Warm and comfortable. First time for us and we immediately ran into old friends. The flank steak and risotto special was fabulous. I highly...More

Thank Dan C
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I don't know either, call the restaurant apologies. Have a great holiday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 E Burlington St, Riverside, IL 60546-2140
  • Public Transportation: Steps away from the Burlington Northern train station in Riverside.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 708-447-8781
Awarded "Best of Chicago" and a "Neighborhood Gem" by Chicago Magazine the Chew Chew is back on track after a complete renovation of their new location in Riverside. Chef/Owner Scott Zimmer has re-opened the popular eatery two-blocks from the previous location which features multi-level dining, a large bar/lounge, new menu and an expanded beer and wine list.
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