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Old Chicago

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1102 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5112
+1 303-443-1165
11:00 - 02:00
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was the original location, Old Chicago has several other locations statewide, but original owners soldout and a corp tookover, Many of my friends and business associates were very regulars, before the buyout. Recipes changes, beer taps stopped being cleaned, more and more. The regulars stopped going and this chain can not make it on passing tourist.

Thank Arctic_O_Ring
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

There were eight of us and we split up on two four-place high tops in the bar area. The wait staff was outstanding. The food and beer were very good. Was glad we didn't choose one of the higher end places on Pearl Street because this was more suited to our group. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank Greg K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I'm really hoping the main food we ate was more fresh than the celery that we got. Otherwise the bar tenders were decent.

Thank Christina M
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Maybe should have stuck to pizza but had the bblt and it just wasn't that good. The beers we ordered on draft were not cold when they came out. Would have expected better.

Thank bugmanDallas
South Jordan, Utah
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fairly private with excellent brew choices and pizzas. Don't recommend the salads - not their forte'. Apple, walnut, chicken salad: walnuts were very stale and chicken was about 2 tablespoons - that was a full size. I cannot eat wheat and if you can't either, eat elsewhere.

Thank Helen S
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I've been a faithful attendee of this specific location since the 70's, when they were also in the video arcade business. No, their food isn't as good now as it was in their golden years but it's still reasonably consistent in pleasures derived. Man criticism: The quality of their "Big Cookie" has diminished considerably.

Thank Demetrious_Rosebud
Madison, Alabama
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Wait staff highly attentive and made sure all was well. Good selection of beers (I asked for a 'flight', and while not on menu, it was done.) Pizza was good--well beyond the usual pizza joint. Sit outside and watch the entertainment that is Pearl Street

Thank scott42946
Boulder, Colorado
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401 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Old Chicago has been here in Boulder for what seems like forever. It used to be THE place to go for a huge selection of beers and to get ones name on its Wall of Foam. While the food is decent and the beer selection pretty good, Old Chicago seems to be getting a little tired. Perhaps this is due... More 

Thank sazeracker
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I got a pizza and it was different than what i am used to, but it was actually good..for me since i am italian, it was too small and expensive tho! Beer was good too!

Thank lunakahlua
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us stopped and ate lunch . Split pizzas and ate salad. I ate the spinach chicken and avocado salad with sweet potato tater tots. Watched football

Thank Scott B

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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
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5112
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-443-1165

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