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Ada's Famous Deli - CLOSED

14 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-2801
+1 312-214-4282
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good35%
  • Average24%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible8%
6 Jul 2013
“Deli in name only!!”
27 Jun 2013
“A Manhattan Kind of Experience”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Deli, Diner, Central European
$$ - $$$
14 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-2801
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

A giant menu, waitresses who've been there forever, and breakfast all day. Big sandwiches, burgers, soups, whatever you want. Nothing fancy, but a good lunch spot in the Loop. Maybe you'll wait at lunch, but just a few minutes. Take the kids or grandparents, and...More

Thank mosthecat
Reviewed 5 August 2012

We only ate breakfast there because we had a free voucher from our hotel, which had bumped our reservation the night before. It was very....plain. We were glad our breakfast was free because it was certainly not a $30 breakfast. Plain eggs, limp toast, and...More

Thank Shoelvr18
Reviewed 31 July 2012

This restaurant was next to our hotel and was very good. We ordered breakfast which was very good, the staff very friendly and efficient.

Thank Geranium07
Reviewed 30 July 2012

My wife and I had lunch here. She had a very hard time finding safely gluten-free items on the menu. I found no vegetarian items so I reluctantly ordered the fried fish, which tasted like stale supermarket fish sticks and left me feeling a bit...More

Thank John_d_boston
Reviewed 24 July 2012

In Chicago with a friend and both of us in need of a deli fix -- and right there on Wabash we find a deli! Seemed like a sign. We decided to split a corned beef and chopped liver on rye and a side of...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Went here for late lunch on Saturday, approx 1:30 in afternoon. Very empty, waited very long time for seating, long time for table service & multiple askings for my drink, check, napkins.... Sandwiches were very good, almost good enough to overlook the service.

Thank TravelFoodLoveIt
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Food was pretty good but service was spotty and I think we were ripped off on the bill.

Thank Jayne1973Dallas_TX
Reviewed 19 June 2012 via mobile

Boring and bland. It's at the bottom of a hotel we stayed in so we went for convenience. It's a little expensive for what it is. Today was our 3rd visit and we left after 35 minutes without receiving our food. There was hardly any...More

Thank RDMB
Reviewed 18 June 2012

my husband loved the bacon wrapped hot dog. Slow service but ok food.

Thank LaurieM0
Reviewed 31 May 2012

I used to go here years ago and it was a pretty good place for cheap diner food but I just returned with my husband and baby (I hadn't been here in about 5-6 years). The food was terrible, the service was slow, the spoon...More

1  Thank ejdb
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Restaurant Details

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European, Deli, Diner, Central European
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  • Address: 14 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-214-4282
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