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O'Brien's Riverwalk Cafe

#2,063 of 8,023 Restaurants in Chicago
$$ - $$$American,
45 East Riverwalk South, NorthEast corner of Wacker and Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-346-3131
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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“cobb salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
45 East Riverwalk South, NorthEast corner of Wacker and Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the vibe, was here for St Patty! Great music, drinks were awesome and there was a yummy pretzel! Looking forward to be there for the summer

Thank ChindianMonologue
Reviewed 23 February 2018

nothing special at this place, just another cafe/bar with a long queue. however, the hostess(es) are more than friendly and very polite.

Thank Shamik N
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Chicago offers so much, that sometimes you need to just find a spot and take it all in. On the River walk we found that place, to sit and enjoy a few drinks ( River Mojito, O’B Margarita and America Mule) on a hot after...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The cafe is a great location on the river walk, one of the few. We sat at one of the tables and even though it was not full, service took a long time. We ordered a few apps and drinks all served in plastic cups...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Staff no too friendly; slow (would rather talk to others than come see you while sitting at the bar); wine was awful

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very nice view, decent burgers and that's about it. The martini I had was about half of a plastic cup for which I was charged $15. This would therefore be a contender for the most overpriced martini in the city. The steak sandwich was inedible....More

Thank colley514
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Took for ever to be seated even though there were empty tables - over ten minutes without anybody coming to greet us. The food was OK, but served on paper plates and plastic glasses. Very pleasant surroundings. We never got a "glass" of wine we...More

Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Went with a few colleagues to enjoy some drinks. Seems they missed the course on how much wine is an actual glass. Wine was served in a "plastic" cocktail glass. Who serves wine from a plastic glass when going to a nice eatery. Price paid...More

Thank bellezzaDV
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at this place. The food is good but the service was slow. The Cobb Salad was very good and the grilled chicken sandwich was good. Drinks are somewhat pricey but this is the Riverwalk in Chicago. All of the negatives were...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Had lunch, a $91 lunch for 4. We had a cold corn beef sandwich on stale bread, a burger, two people shared the quesadilla, hummus, 2 beers, and 2 glasses of wine. It's nice sitting by the water.

1  Thank Dayne D
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Betsy M
14 October 2015|
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Response from Vondere | Reviewed this property |
No there is no indoor seating. Not sure if it is open as the Weather gets cooler. It is a great water view location to eat. Unfortunately I do not live in Chicago . Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 16
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 East Riverwalk South, NorthEast corner of Wacker and Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-346-3131
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