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1039 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-3571
+1 773-395-2483
17:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 02:00
Thu - Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in on a late Friday afternoon, just before 3pm. Upon arriving we were greeted and told to sit anywhere at a small table. We did as such, but being that it was too wobbly to eat on we scooted over to the seats next to us. Hostess did not like that at all. She proceeded to inquire if others... More 

Thank Ashley R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read a lot of reviews before we decided to go her for Sunday Brunch and I have to say it was not great. Each of us got completely different orders and the only good thing we go was my friends strawberry milkshake. Even the eggs were horrible! I thought it was just me but when the three other people agreed... More 

Thank MarQuinta M
Marietta, Georgia
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Totally enjoyed our salad & mussels. My son brought us here because this is one of his favorite restaurants here in Chicago. He did complained that he didn't get as much french fries he use to get.

Thank Nannetteph218
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the food, service and environment! Would return again for dinner! I went with a friend but this would be a great date night spot 😍 and it's BYOB

Thank Lindsayb17
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the Classic Breakfast, which consisted of 2 eggs, crispy bacon, toast, hash browns and a sausage patty. Very cheap eats and a lot of food. I had the pleasure of ordering a chocolate milkshake. It was delicious and topped with whip cream and chocolate sauce. The Cafe is very hip. Great food, great music and... More 

Thank Rachel S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I discovered this place because I wanted to visit The Empty Bottle, because I'm a fan of the movie "Drinking Buddies." It's off the beaten path, and well worth it! This was one of the best meals I've ever had! I had the crab-stuffed sole, which came with roasted Yukon gold potatoes, spinach, and tomatoes (and, apparently, crack ;). It... More 

Thank Chordeiles
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went for Saturday brunch and the food was out of this world. Interesting combination type played with veggies potatoes and eggs. Some with meat some without. All in all a truly enjoyable experience in a little neighborhood gem of a restaurant

Thank Len L
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is BYO and the best of both worlds. With the Empty Bottle next door, you can walk over and buy yourself a beverage, or bring whatever you want to drink. GREAT food - creative, but hearty fare. You won't find a spot like this just anywhere, so if you're willing to go off the beaten path, come to our... More 

Thank MalekR
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319 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We came in about 930am and were able to score a table, though within 15 minutes, the place was full. The waitress was very smiley and helpful and service was very efficient. We had the Migas – (Fried Tortilla Scramble, Yukons, Pico de Gallos, Salsa Verde, Pepperjack) and the Pork Hash – (Braised Pork Shoulder, Yukon Potato, Onion, Tuscan Kale,... More 

Thank smdds
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We live nearby and this is one of our favorite, casual places for dinner. It's also BYOB which makes it very affordable. This is a small place and there's typically a wait for a table. But you can go to the bar next door and order drinks while waiting. It's a very eclectic crowd...locals, artist, old, young, etc. The quality... More 

Thank Lee4shalom

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1039 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-3571
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-395-2483

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