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Boston Blackie's

$$ - $$$
West Loop
American, Bar, Pub
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120 S Riverside Plz, Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60606-3913
+1 312-382-0700
11:00 - 22:00
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Winchester, Canada
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194 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Our train was late so we had time to take in a quick lunch before returning to Union Station. Lunch was quick and very good

Thank 1petworth
Nashville, Tennessee
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went for lunch on a week day and it was busy, but they got us in quick. I had the wings and they were very good. My business partner had a Club sandwich and he said it was excellent and it was huge ! He had to get part to go. The price is decent and staff was pretty attentive.... More 

Thank sq4willy
Chicago, Illinois
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164 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Nestled between Union and Ogilvie Stations, this is a basic bar scene convenient to commuter rails. Several interesting beer selections and house cocktails. The pretzel bites with cheese were freshly cooked, light and tasty. Didn't order anything else. Wait staff was attentive. Good spot for an afterwork pre-commute drink with a colleague.

Thank LadyLux86
Salt Lake City, Utah
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We noticed this spot just outside Union Square - burgers were delicious and staff great. Would come here again when in Chicago.

Thank Cremanttraveler
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The calamari appetizer was average at best, the shrimp pasta was pretty good. The portion size was very large. The price paid was a pretty good deal. Most disappointed inthe service. When I am done eating I should not have to wait 15 minutes for the check.

Thank Chris S
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I met with former colleagues for lunch and despite the 90 degree day with oppressive humidity, the patio was quite comfortable. It's shaded by the building and there was a substantial breeze. The patio seats many people do its not too hard to get a seat. The food, while they tout themselves as being great burgers, I'm not so sure... More 

Thank Jeffery F
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Ate on patio and had a nice view. Food and appetizers were good but Bloody Mary was not very good at all and would not recommend. Prices were reasonable and service was good.

Thank Tracy2824
Evanston, Illinois
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Ribeye Sliders on special $6 at Friday happy hour after 5pm. Many appetizers only $6. Outdoor seating, busy fun atmosphere. Also only a block from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I used to go to the branch on Grand Ave (which closed a few years ago) They still make great burgers. I wish they make the onion rings as thin and crisp as they used to. And cole slaw was more crisp and less mushy as well.. At least we still have olive burgers.

Thank Attila S
New York City, New York
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290 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Even when busy this place is relatively fast for lunch and a good burger. Nice side alternatives to fries (Cole slaw delicious).

Thank JimB_Traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 S Riverside Plz, Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60606-3913
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-382-0700

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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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