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Stanley's Kitchen and Tap

$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
American, Bar, Pub
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1970 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-5404
+1 312-642-0007
10:00 - 03:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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164 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

First, the place is dirty and when you first walk in you are hit with the smell of stale alcohol. Your instinct will tell you to walk away, but ignore them. The food here is very good. Primarily standard bar fare: burgers, sandwiches, fried chicken. They do a terrific job with them. The fried chicken is excellent as are the... More 

Thank KrisK_8
Chicago, United States
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118 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This brunch is stocked from Bagels to eggs biscuits and gravy bacon sausage ham salad cookies pastries and more! Im phatted up! Then hit the Bloody Mary Buffet im spent!

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

5 stars for sure. We had a party of 8 (4 kids, ages 10-17) with 4 adults Food was FANTASTIC! Beer is great - awesome selection Staff was excellent. The people here were awesome and provide excellent food for a great price. Life isn't all roses: so if you aren't flexible, it might not be the place for you.. There... More 

Thank markv972
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182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We went for brunch and had the awesome buffet, which is very cheap for an all you can eat feast. The grits and chicken were amazing, also they have an omelet station and fresh waffles . Very cozy dining area with TV's on the bar for football.

Thank Brazatraveler
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We went there. The food is homestyle cooking; meatloaf, chicken fried steak...the Mac n cheese is the best I've ever had. The drinks are reasonably priced. This immediately became a favorite. A REAL gem!!!

Thank Jeanette S
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Having been to Chicago 4 times, there are two musts: The free visit to Lincoln Park Zoo and Stanley's! Are you kidding? A $10.00 Make-Your-Own-Bloody-Bar with enough salad sides for a full meal: artichoke hearts, 4 types of peppers, olives, celery, pickled onions, everything one can imagine! We shared the triple grilled cheese sandwich and it was DE-LUXE! We should... More 

Thank catsmeow05
Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A friend suggested this place for their Sunday brunch buffet and we are so glad they did! We chose a seat outside since it was a beautiful late August day. This place offers up a ton of yummy choices on the buffet. Fried chicken & waffles and cheddar grits were some of the favorites. We will definitely return the next... More 

Thank Lebeth Z
West Chicago
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in before a concert and was delighted with the heaping pulled pork sandwich on a pretzel bun, topped with jicama slaw. Also enjoyed the tasty chopped salad with buffalo chicken. Corn bread fritters were a nice compliment. Great service from Bailey S. and an overall homey feel!

Thank Susan S
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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349 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It was a busy Sunday, plenty of TV's to catch some football. The beer was cold and sandwiches reasonably priced. I had the NY was was lean corn beef and sauerkraut with spicy mustard. Fries are shoestring and plenty of them. Overall very happy with this lunch choice

Thank Christine D
Donnie K, Manager at Stanley's Kitchen and Tap, responded to this review

Christine Thank you for your nice note and I'm glad we met your expectations Hope to see you soon, Stan More 

Racine, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Stanley's as a family for the second time while in Chicago yesterday. It took a couple of minutes for a host to appear at the host stand, which was slightly annoying but not a huge deal. We were seated right away once a host showed up, and the complimentary cornbread was delicious. There were waters at the table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-5404
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 312-642-0007
Stanley's Kitchen & Tap is a full service restaurant specializing in traditional American home-style cooking with a Southern twist. Entrees are affordable and the number of doggie bags we go through testifies to the portion size and value. Supper entrees include American home-style favorites such as chicken fried steak, meatloaf, pork chops, and catfish, include a choice of sides such as mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered corn and macaroni and cheese.

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

Staying in Lincoln Park

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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. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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