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Rudy's Bar and Grille

#315 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown / The Loop
American, Bar, Pub
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69 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-332-8111
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Today
11:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 00:15
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Out_All_Nite
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank richybooy
Lake Louise, Canada
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

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Thank wilfred1969
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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 

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Thank timmiecortina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank Rakeem B
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Food this great non tourist bar while walking on a Sunday in Chicago. Was able to watch some football. Great waitress. Great salad and burger. Menu selection was good and prices were reasonable. Loved the fries. Would go back next time we come to Chicago. Beer selection was good as well.

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Thank laura s
Ontario
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Excellent and friendly service on a busy Saturday afternoon. Appetizers are 1/2 price from 3-5 - we tried the nachos (tasty and plentiful but get soggy due to the chili) and chicken tenders (standard fare, does not include fries), plus added a grilled cheese (very tasty but not worth $9.95). Reasonable dinner for families if you can take advantage of... More 

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Thank jendon
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed Rudy's. Found it not to be touristy and the prices were very reasonably for the downtown area. My husband had fish and chips and I had a Santa Fe chicken sandwich and we were both more than satisfied with our food and the price. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Michele S
New York
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Excellent selection of burgers served with an out of sight pretzel roll. The coleslaw was terrific as well. Good beer selection. Waitress was friendly and professional and the place had a good vibe.More local than tourist which was just fine. Will definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:15
Monday
11:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:30
Thursday
11:00 - 00:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60603
  • 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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