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Soundings at Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
+1 312-692-3277
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
2 Jan 2018
“Overly priced, especially for very average food”
11 Nov 2017
“Quick Lunch”
Open Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We had 7 of us and this was really pricy, especially since it was mostly snack type food. It was packed so I attributed the messiness of the place to that, but there wasn't anyone walking around cleaning off tables. To control the line, they...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Several choices of food on lower level. Nothing fancy or inspiring and a bit overpriced but adequate for lunch while we were there

Thank Steveuj
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The restaurant on the lower level was loud, crowded, and a bit of a turnoff. Our food, though, was very good. We ordered soft tacos and a burrito bowl with guacamole. It was all delicious and more than we could eat. Lunch is probably a...More

Thank LauraAHA
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Great views of downtown Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan and Lake Shore Drive Great to walk on the Sounding weather permitting

Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed 23 June 2017

It has always been known that the best skyline views of Chicago are from the Shed Aquarium grounds! Looking at the amazing city from this vantage point is like none others as you get all the best views facing north! It is great early morning...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Use your lunch break opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the aquarium and get something to eat. Menu has many options to choose from. Take the time to go to the bathroom and eat your food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank MIRockHunter
Reviewed 2 July 2016

After waiting in an incredibly long line to get into the aquarium itself, we found that this overpriced restaurant did not meet our expectations. It was "seat yourself style" after ordering your food, which was difficult as there were no clean tables to sit at....More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We went, expecting something a little nicer, since it was a "sit down" place. It wasn't very busy, but there were no tables by the windows. The food was pretty good and the waiter was very attentive and nice, but it was less than I...More

Thank TiffH57
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food at this restaurant is well prepared and the decor is elegant. The aquarium makes for an amazing experience. Add this place to your visit to Chicago!

1  Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 5 May 2016

After going round the aquarium, we came here to have some lunch. We had ordered Spinach fita flat bread, Mediterranean vegetarian roll and croissant. They were very tasty. The lake view and the chicago skyline add a charm to this place. Over all we had...More

2  Thank saradabhagavathy
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15 July 2015|
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Response from Lorraine7 | Reviewed this property |
Soundings is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.according to another web site Menu selections include panini, salmon salad, lemongrass chicken wrap, and a tarragon chicken salad sandwich. The venue also has a good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-692-3277
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