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“Great value - try the downstairs bar as well”

Beef and Brandy Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #249 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Transit: We are a block away from Orange and Blue lines. The Red line is in front of the restaurant. Buses are running all day and into the night. Because of our neighbor the Palmer House Hilton taxis are always available.
Description: Centrally located at the same spot since 1967, B&B has been a Chicago tradition for area people and city visitors for hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. We are proud and appreciative of our regular customers and eager to please new ones. Our bar has been updated with a new Sound & Light system, a dance floor, and satellite TV.
Glasgow
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great value - try the downstairs bar as well”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Grabbed breakfast here a couple of times during our recent stay in Chicago - quick efficient service and no complaints about the quality of food.
We actually found "The Bar Below" first, which is located underneath BBs when we went out for a drink. Good selection of beers and similar friendly service. Worth checking the bar out at night!

  • Visited March 2013
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Dayton, OH
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Solid value”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Came here for breakfast this time but I've been comming here since I was a kid. Good place to go for a solid meal without the pretention or high prices of so many other Loop restaurants.

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Decatur, Illinois
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155 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Right on South State Street, just south of the Palmer House's back door is the best value restaurant in the entire Loop. Usually quiet, seldom crowded, with broad menu, friendly family-like service and even a liquor license. When you're tired of showing off, you can't beat getting filled up.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank decatur_dug
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Fishers, Indiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Repeat”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Would choose this place again on a trip to Chicago. Food was good and the atmosphere was wonderful. Fun place!

Visited January 2013
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Garden, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Our Best Find in Chicago”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

On State just down from the entrance to the Palmer House, Beef and Brandy became our go-to place on a recent stay in Chicago. It was open late, had really good food and a great waitstaff. Breakfast is also a special affair and reasonably priced. They also have a military, law enforcement, firefighter discount!

Visited December 2012
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