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Gale Street Inn

#249 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
American, Bar, Grill
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4914 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-2106
+1 773-725-1300
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gale Street has been around for a really long time and the ribs and other meals are amazing. We have never had a bad meal and we always leave with leftovers.

Thank Chicagogirl1977
Schaumburg, Illinois
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my mother here for her 85th birthday with family , the staff is great helped out in any way they could we were treated like no others my uncle comes here twice a week and the was the best most had the ribs and said they were great I had the blackened sammon was outrages I am glad the... More 

Thank Paul F
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place has been around for a long time, and they know what they are doing. Good ribs, great food over all. The bar area has been re done in the past few years and very inviting!

Thank Denise J
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Gale Street Inn is right across the street from the Jefferson Park Blue Line station, the first subway stop within Chicago's city limits and just three stops (and no more than 15 minutes) away from the Rosemont station. I am a meat-and-potatoes guy and have not been disappointed by Gale Street's ribs, pork chops, or mashed potatoes. The friends... More 

Thank Kevin H
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

While I don't have anything bad to say (aside from a sporadic bad smell wafting our way at the bar - could have been a patron, though), I don't have much good to say, either. For having such a nice bar area, the place closes rather early - doesn't help support the night life in the neighborhood. My cocktail was... More 

Thank Laura O
Chicago, Illinois
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2,461 reviews
1,932 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Gale Street Inn has been an iconic neighborhood restaurant for many years. We went for dinner on a Saturday night, and we only had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. It was crowded and they don't take reservations until after 7 p.m. But it was worth the wait. We sat at the bar while waiting. The bartender was... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
San Francisco, United States
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were lucky enough to be treated by longtime Chicago family residents, and we were all amazed by the ribs here: tasty and moist, falling off the bone. Very, very good!

Thank Ron F
Chicago, IL
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

After years of passing by this establishment when commuting, we finally bit the bullet and went in to see if it lived up to its reputation - and were pleasantly surprised. The strong American menu will be good for most visitors, with a reasonable range of appetising food to choose from. I went the whole hog [sic] with the Porkapalooa,... More 

1 Thank F1Rumors
West Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Met my son there for his birthday because he could take the Blue Line from down town and it stops right across the street. We both love ribs and they were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Mashed cauliflower was also very good. We will go again.

Thank Steve S
Wheeling, Illinois
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a fabulous time at Gale Sreet Inn a few Sunday's back. The food is always good, served hot and with a great wait staff. On Sunday they have a fabulous close up magician. He was personable,funny and very talented. I have no idea how he does his magic. He even made balloon animals and hat for a birthday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Grill
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4914 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-725-1300

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