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Gene's Sausage Shop & Deli

Northwest Side
German, Polish, European, Central European, American, Delicatessen
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5330 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60641-4103
+1 773-777-6322
09:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can never do wrong with the fresh selection from Gene's. Meats and cheeses are always fresh and good. My parents are from Germany and they enjoys the fresh German style meats. I always stop by whenever I'm in the area.

Thank Richard B
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

German grocery stores are few and far between, so much so that it requires stocking up on the abundance of German goods found here to schlep back to NY and Colorado. Sausage and cheese lovers will be happy, however, I was thrilled to find German coffee (Tschibo), wonderful breads, my favorite barrels of pickles and a wide range of "senf"... More 

Thank Christine F
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

What's better than eating a brat (or sausage of choice) on a rooftop in Chicago!! In terms of beverages, this is definitely a beer place...the wine is "spit out of your mouth awful"...sorry, Gene's!! This is a very casual place, so be prepared to wait in a long, unorganized line to order your food and find a place to sit!!... More 

Thank simonfinds
Stanardsville, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This is a true gem in Lincoln Square. The Amish chicken, steaks, schnitzel and sausages are fantastic. Gene's offers a great selection of German and imported plus craft beers, speciality products and fun items. A fantastic neighborhood shop and tradition

Thank Malou D
Chicago, Illinois
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2,052 reviews
1,099 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Wal-Mart was never like this. Gene's Sausage Shop & Deli at 5330 West Belmont Avenue in Lincoln Square has been described as the Temple of Encased Meats, 20,000 square feet and two floors of space that includes a delicatessen, butcher shop, bakery, grocery, dairy, produce department, liquor store and a rooftop garden cafe. There are over 40 varieties of sausage... More 

Thank Taylor B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This store is one of my favorite international food stores.They have something from every country.For me as a German in America,it was always hard to find something from home,but this store has it all.We never leave this shop without buying something.You absolutely should try the hering in cream sauce they have,it tastes absolutely like I used to fix it in... More 

Thank 397silvanab
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

At least twice a year I travel from Denver to Chicago to stock up on Polish food. And when family comes from Chicago to Denver to visit, they bring me more Polish food...all of it from Gene's! They have at least three dozen different sausages to choose from, a deli case full of 4 different kinds of pierogi (potato, cheese,... More 

Thank Cynthia34
Tabernash, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Being from Europe I have to admit to being a little biased to finding such a wonderful gem. I love living here in the states, but do mis a few of the tastes of home. Even if you don't know this kind of deli, please try it. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. I wish they were in my neighborhood.

Thank coloradocakelady
Worthington, Ohio, United States
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Going during the local German fest didn't hurt, but the authentic sausages were delicious. Rooftop dining and drinking only made the whole experience better.

Thank Michelle C
Phoenix, Arizona
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227 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

My friend's invited me to lunch in Lincoln Square. It was an easy trip on the brown line. Gene's Shop is steps off the Western Station. Its a great little market with an amazing butcher shop. Head up the elevator to the 3rd floor roof top. Great selection of brats and beers. Great for a beautiful Chicago summer day. Be... More 

Thank Jose F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Polish, European, Central European, American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5330 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60641-4103
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-777-6322

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