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Boston Blackie's

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West Loop
American, Bar, Pub
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120 S Riverside Plz, Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60606-3913
+1 312-382-0700
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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Winchester, Canada
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our train was late so we had time to take in a quick lunch before returning to Union Station. Lunch was quick and very good

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Thank 1petworth
Nashville, Tennessee
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went for lunch on a week day and it was busy, but they got us in quick. I had the wings and they were very good. My business partner had a Club sandwich and he said it was excellent and it was huge ! He had to get part to go. The price is decent and staff was pretty attentive.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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161 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Nestled between Union and Ogilvie Stations, this is a basic bar scene convenient to commuter rails. Several interesting beer selections and house cocktails. The pretzel bites with cheese were freshly cooked, light and tasty. Didn't order anything else. Wait staff was attentive. Good spot for an afterwork pre-commute drink with a colleague.

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Thank LadyLux86
Salt Lake City, Utah
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We noticed this spot just outside Union Square - burgers were delicious and staff great. Would come here again when in Chicago.

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Thank Cremanttraveler
Algoma
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The calamari appetizer was average at best, the shrimp pasta was pretty good. The portion size was very large. The price paid was a pretty good deal. Most disappointed inthe service. When I am done eating I should not have to wait 15 minutes for the check.

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Thank Chris S
Chicago
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I met with former colleagues for lunch and despite the 90 degree day with oppressive humidity, the patio was quite comfortable. It's shaded by the building and there was a substantial breeze. The patio seats many people do its not too hard to get a seat. The food, while they tout themselves as being great burgers, I'm not so sure... More 

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Thank Jeffery F
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Ate on patio and had a nice view. Food and appetizers were good but Bloody Mary was not very good at all and would not recommend. Prices were reasonable and service was good.

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Thank Tracy2824
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Ribeye Sliders on special $6 at Friday happy hour after 5pm. Many appetizers only $6. Outdoor seating, busy fun atmosphere. Also only a block from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I used to go to the branch on Grand Ave (which closed a few years ago) They still make great burgers. I wish they make the onion rings as thin and crisp as they used to. And cole slaw was more crisp and less mushy as well.. At least we still have olive burgers.

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Thank Attila S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Even when busy this place is relatively fast for lunch and a good burger. Nice side alternatives to fries (Cole slaw delicious).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 S Riverside Plz, Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60606-3913
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-382-0700

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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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West Loop
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