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Beef and Brandy Restaurant and Bar

#222 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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127 S State St, Chicago, IL 60603-5606
+1 312-372-3451
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 07:00 - 19:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I work in the Loop and eat lunch here several times a month. They have great soup, salads and sandwiches. I've had breakfast once and it did not disappoint. Anyone traveling in Chicago who wants a simple, no nonsense meal for a reasonable price can't go wrong at B & B.

Thank cynthiad447
Lawrence, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Finding affordable food of a decent quality is challenging in downtown Chicago. This restaurant is a great option for lunch. They have a large menu with breakfast served all day. The prices are reasonable for a big city. The service is okay. We all enjoyed our food. This is the kind of place where everyone in a group can find... More 

Thank 4KSJayhawks
Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hungry for pancakes? This is your spot. Blueberry pancakes were delicious. My husband had the chicken fried steak and was equally pleased. We were set for the day! Staff very friendly.

Thank 970susan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here for 3 days in a row while staying at the Palmer House hotel (basically next door) and found friendly staff and good food. Not crowded the days/times we were there either which was much appreciated.

Burlington, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always have breakfast here when visiting Chicago. The prices are great, the portions are hugs, and the waitstaff wonderful. We had Andy this last weekend and he was great about advising on what we ordered. He was right, the portions are huge. Wonderful waiter and a great location.

Thank MonicaWelke
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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137 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch/brunch on a Sunday and the brunch menu was fantastic, including omelets, pancakes, eggs, and all the trimmings. The ambiance is not special, but the staff were very nice.

Thank B R
macomb, il
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stayed at the Palmer House and this was around the corner. What a great little joint with amazing food, exceptional service and fantastic food choices. Felt like a nostalgic neigborly restaurant. Older, but very clean. We ate here for breakfast both days we were here. The portion sizes were so huge, there is enough to take home..or give to someone... More 

Thank happyfamilyMacomb_Il
Madison, Mississippi
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

JUST what i pictured in an old big city neighborhood, homey breakfast and service. i loved this joint, we visited for drinks or a meal each day we were in town. all egg dishes are expertly prepared, real hashbrowns! and a custom cocktail list in the downstairs bar like no other place i've been. great prices - will definitely see... More 

Thank TU1987
Hobart, Indiana
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had breakfast at Beef and Brady while staying at Palmer House. Food was fast and very good. It was not crowded at all on Sunday morning. 2 adults and a child dined for $34. This is one of those places inside the loop that you can sneak into without spending crazy money. I recommend.

Thank Brian H
Lansing, Michigan
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This place is above the Bar Below. Stopped for a late lunch and we were pleased with the service and the food. The food was plentiful and the prices won't' break you.

Thank mihiggie60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S State St, Chicago, IL 60603-5606
  • Public Transportation: We are a block away from Orange and Blue lines. The Red line is in front of the restaurant. Buses are running all day and into the night. Because of our neighbor the Palmer House Hilton taxis are always available.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-372-3451
Centrally located at the same spot since 1967,
B&B has been a Chicago tradition for area people and city visitors for hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails.
We have added the new and now famous home made French bread and Foccacia, and the dough is made fresh daily. We are proud and appreciative of our regular customers and eager to please new ones. Our bar has been updated with a new Sound & Light system, a dance floor, and satellite TV.

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