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Wells on Wells

#1,182 of 7,857 Restaurants in Chicago}
$$ - $$$American, ,
1617 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6099
+1 312-944-1617
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“salad” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
“second city” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1617 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6099
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A quaint drink and food spot in Old Town with a solid menu and decently priced food. I was told that all the food is made fresh to order. They have specialty/seasonal cocktails. The back patio seating is where you want to be on a...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I was in the mood for a good salad. It was not a busy time but I could tell that during games and on weekend evenings the place must be jumping. I don't do that anymore so I just had to settle for a good...More

Thank hippoguy
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This restaurant/bar is surprising with their diverse and interesting menu. Everything tastes very fresh and is well put together. Even the traditional bar fare has a spin on it. Service is great and they have large outdoor space. a welcome place in the neighborhood.

1  Thank Wanderer4444
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We went here after a play at Second City. The food was great, and the atmosphere was fun! The wait staff was attentive, and we got served quickly. They even moved the tables later in the night and turned on the dance music! Great spot.

Thank Susannah W
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great people my wife even sang with the owner Mike. Bertender was fast and prompt. We went for lunch and ended up staying till 2 am

Thank grush65
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Have eaten lunch here three times on visits to Chicago and have never failed to get a very tasty meal that was prepared and delivered quickly enough to enjoy my lunch hour. If you are in the vicinity, I heartily recommend lunching here.

1  Thank Flyingfish182
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A great bar with outstanding food. There's a great beer garden in back plus a few tables to eat and people watch in front. The food is very good. Calamari outstanding! The salads can all be wrapped and are good either way. The Wells Salad...More

1  Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 18 June 2016

A very unassuming bar given its minor presence from the street. Small area for sidewalk tables and a small building in general. However, its greatest asset is the beer garden in the back which is actually a fairly decent size with about 20 or so...More

Thank Leo S
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Had relatively high hopes for this place. Mixed drinks were mostly ice and fairly tame. The mac and cheese with add-ins was awesome. It was piping hot, made to order, creamy, and there wasn't a bit left. Ordered the chicken and Brie sandwich, noted as...More

Thank Anita W
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The title says it all. We were tourists but immediately felt welcome and the food was excellent. We'll be back!

1  Thank theneills
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614-6099
    (W North Ave)
  • Public Transportation: North Ave Bus, LaSalle Bus, Clark Bus, Sedgwick Brown Line
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 312-944-1617
  • E-mail
Wells on Wells is a casual neighborhood bar/restaurant located directly across the street from The Second City Comedy Theatre and steps from North Avenue Beach/Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park, St. Michael's Catholic Church, The Chicago History Museum, and the many unique shops and boutiques in Old Town. We boast two outdoor seating areas (a rear beer garden which seats 50+ people & Sidewalk Cafe which seats 20 people) and comfortable pub-like atmosphere inside. An attentive, friendly staff is ready to serve you locally crafted beer and cuisine that caters to all.
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