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Rudy's Bar and Grille

#295 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
American, Bar, Pub
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69 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60603-3001
+1 312-332-8111
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun 11:00 - 00:15
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on the recommendation of our hotel. Great food and drink. I had the BLT and my friend had sliders. Wanted to go back for BLT again but we didn't have time - it was that good. Reasonable prices - Lemon-drop martinis - Yum!

Thank Julie M
Holland, Michigan
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234 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're from a small town in Michigan, so when we go to Chicago, we usually try to find a place that doesn't charge the usual "Chicago" prices. For us, this place had food in a decent price range, but $7.50 for a glass of house white wine was steep. However, this was our last night in the big city, so... More 

Thank 123Freckles
Renton, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere for a late dinner or burger. Definitely a sports bat vibe with tv's and casual atmosphere. I got a swiss mushroom burger on a pretzel roll and it defintely hit the spot for what I was needing.

Thank NWPackerBacker
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were hesitant when we saw the restaurant, but so glad we went inside and ate. Our burgers were amazing!

Thank Lorraine D
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The service was excellent and the menu the here was typical of a US bar. Americans love their burgers (everyone has the best!) but they are nowhere as good as an Aussie take-away burger, though the meat tends to be more flavoursome. A friendly place to eat with a good bar selection.

Thank luvtotripSydney
Orlando, Florida, USA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

On January 25th we wanted to try a new restaurant while visiting Chicago on business and found out about this restaurant from a brochure in our hotel room. What caught my eye was the description of menu favorite Chocolate Milkshake Martini, so we thought lunch would be the best time to check it out. We went to lunch early because... More 

Thank Out_All_Nite
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Realy Good Burger here, not bad pub food menu. Typical for this area, crazy busy late afternoon, very tight inside. Service was good, staff were friendly. Overall a good experience. Would return.

Thank richybooy
Lake Louise, Canada
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

went for dinner at Rudy's with my wife for her 40th birthday. It was really cool. A character place with unique menu, great food and nice atmosphere.

Thank wilfred1969
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We recently had lunch at Rudy's with a group of business associates who wanted a good burger. Rudy's was our choice and we were not disappointment. I ordered the hamburger medium rare with sauteed mushrooms and Swiss cheese. It was cooked to temperature, the mushrooms were nicely caramelized and the cheese was a good quality and to add to the... More 

Thank timmiecortina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I was waited on like i feltvi should have been. The patty melt with scrambled egg was delicious. And of course the cocktail was A1.

Thank Rakeem B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:15
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60603-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-332-8111

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

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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