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Theatre on the Lake

Closed Now: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Good Lakefront Location To Eat At

My wife and I along with my daughter decided to see the Chicago Air and Water Show on the Lake... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
New Lenox, Illinois
Best people watching location on the lakefront

THis has to be one of the best people watching locations in the city. Mostly because you have a... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
John D
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
20 Aug 2018
“Good Lakefront Location To Eat At”
25 Jul 2018
“Best people watching location on the lakefront”
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2401 N Lake Shore Dr, Fullerton Ave. and Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Lincoln Park
+1 312-742-7994
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

My wife and I along with my daughter decided to see the Chicago Air and Water Show on the Lake Michigan Lakefront. After the show, we decided to take a chance at this restaurant on the Lake Michigan Lakefront near Fullerton Beach. We were not...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Pity that such a wonderful renovation of an historic landmark offers sub par food. Clearly there is no chef on duty who even cares or makes an effort. Brisket was deeply disappointing in every way. Crab cake, likewise. Must do better!

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

THis has to be one of the best people watching locations in the city. Mostly because you have a shaded, table and a cold beer in your hand. Every mostly fit person who uses the lakeshore path or bike path is only a Try the...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place in a restored building right at Lake Michigan. One of the best views of the city from the patio. Went for lunch on a recent Saturday and were w disappointed to find that they only offered a limited brunch menu (come on, you...More

Thank 347chicago2017
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The atmosphere and activity is healthy and fun. The building is beautiful and the swarm of park goers and boat traffic make this restaurant unique for sure. The drinks were delicious and the apps were not bad. The main dishes left a lot to be...More

Thank Donovan M
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We stopped in for a drink. Our waiter Andrew brought one drink with ice when the order was for straight up. We had to ask 3 times for napkins. When the bill arrived we split it. Andrew charged the whole amount to one charge card...More

1  Thank lcpauly
Reviewed 24 June 2018

My hubby and I met two friends for dinner at this beautiful location. This recently renovated, historic building is divided into three spaces...restaurant on the south end (with outdoor seating), multi-use event space in the middle, and the theater located on the north end. The...More

1  Thank dlw240
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We went to the Lakefront restaurant at the theatre on the lake for the al fresco dining. We were told it might be an hour wait. We decided to wait. During that time I walk toward the back of the restaurant and met Fernando, the...More

Thank deejaychicago
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

So impressed with the staff and food. From start to finish it was excellent. Our server Matt had a terrific sense of humor and the chief visited our table 3x. All our selections were delicious, ceviche, bacon, burata, bone in ribeye, popcorn creme brûlée. All...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Whilst visiting Chicago in early April, my sister and I were wondering the Gold Coast/Lincoln Park Area when we came across Theatre on the Lake. It was fresh outside so we decided to pop in for a drink and we were so glad we did....More

Thank LFJ0706
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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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