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Buddy Guy's Legends

#104 of 7,814 Restaurants in Chicago}
$$ - $$$American, ,
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
+1 312-427-1190
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not book in advance, but went early for dinner and drinks and stayed for the music. You have to pay a cover charge of USD 10 after 08.00 pm. Good menu and nice food and service. The atmosphere was good and intimate and...More

Thank marialM3280HR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening here. Got in around 7.30 (free to get in) to get a good seat near the stage, watched an acoustic set and then they collected $10 to stay for the main event. Had dinner which was reasonably priced and really nice....More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place to spend evening in Chicago that's the right one. Live music for 10$ only, and you are with the people from all around the world. You can listen music, you can drink, you can eat, and before all...More

Thank Vlado3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took in a night of blues at buddy guys restaurant, first time there and loved everything about it! Drinks and food was tasty, but the live music 🎶 was what Chicago is about! The cause was prostrate awareness, everyone came out to support! I enjoy...More

Thank Steady2015
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I paid $15 for a ticket to see a show, and I assumed that I would be able to sit at a table and order food. The place was packed when I arrived, and one of the employees told me that you had to arrive...More

Thank brent s
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We came here because it is right behind the Chicago Hilton where we are staying. We came for happy hour and thought that the prices were reasonable. We ordered the gumbo and catfish strips. The gumbo was very good, but the catfish was greasy and...More

Thank MW196
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is the second visit and both occasions have provided good food, expertly served, to an accompaniment of good jazz, where the Margaritas come in pint glasses!!! 2 is enough but they are brilliant! as is the Mac n'Cheese, the best tasted in Chicago!

Thank Camelia H
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had a really good dinner. Three bands for $20 what a deal. Just rocked out. Such a magnificent atmosphere. So highly recommended.

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The catfish smothered in crawfish etoufee was excellent! Fantastic value at $17. Gumbo was just OK. Attentive service. Walter Trout's show was incredible - one hell of a blues guitarist!

Thank SamAdamsGhost
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We certainly enjoyed our several hours here---the music was absolutely entertaining, the food was good for snacking, the beer was decent---but we quickly and disappointedly found out the hard way (after confirming our spaces and paying at the crowded door) that "standing room only" meant...More

Thank Julie D
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12 May 2017|
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Response from mtkippers | Reviewed this property |
I am not for certain but I would assume during the day and early dinner time a 15 year old is fine. At some point during the evening they start to charge; all who remains and anyone who is entering. At that point during the... More
3 January 2017|
Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
If he starts at 9:30, get there by 8:00.
14 October 2016|
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Response from Row G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Buddy's does not take reservations. What we did and we also went on a Friday was go early. We stayed at the Hilton right across the street and walked over and there were plenty of tables. They have a free show and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2111
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-427-1190
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