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Old Chicago

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1938 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864-1702
+1 517-347-1111
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Stafford, Virginia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting a friend near Michigan State University and stopped in for a drink, appetizer, and football game in the bar area of this restaurant. The food was great...and so was the atmosphere. I will be back.

Thank Bob F
Meridian, Mississippi
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I went here for the happy hour, but stayed for the food. On my first visit I ordered a calzone, which was huge and very good. Second trip I ordered the Ruben sandwich. It was also very good. I will return.

Thank John M
Chicago, Illinois
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Arrived with a large group for lunch on a week day. No wait to be seated and the service was good. I had the Mediterranean salad which was okay. Most teens in our party got the pizza buffet and enjoyed it. Lots of chicago memorabilia , hence the name Old Chicago. Being from Chicago this is not chicago style pizza... More 

Thank 18kimmr
Okemos, Michigan
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Old Chicago offers your typical bar food. It's tasty, portions are generous, but it isn't particularly healthy. Good for a change of pace.

Thank Suzanne R
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were driving through the Okemos area and decided to stop here for dinner. It was pretty good. Our waitress, Taylor, was sweet and visited us often to make sure we were doing okay. Our meals, there are five of us, arrived in a timely fashion. My husband and I had salads, which were delicious and filling. Our children had... More 

Thank blue1315
Lansing, Michigan
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295 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The service is slow. We got drinks and sat there waiting. It was St. Patricks Day and the place did not look busy. We were here before dinner. We sat by the bar at a booth.

Thank Dayzdx8
Atlanta, Georgia
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191 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

One large was big enough for 3 people. They were able to do one pizza with different halves of the "special" pizzas (Hawaiian and Mediterranean). Ale crust was a nice touch. Also able to split the bill 3 ways. Great service. Plenty of families here. I wish we had a pizza place like the at home.

Thank pjmdvm
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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186 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Sometimes, as parents, you get tired of the campus restaurants with all that noise, crowd and choice of food. That is why we like this place...away from MSU campus but near enough and close to the mall for shopping. However, each time that we have been here (and we have frequented this place numerous times over the years), the service... More 

Thank teresa5993
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I wanted to try something new for dinner, and this was a chain I'd not been to before. We were seated quickly, despite it being a busy Friday night. It was loud in the dining area, but that's to be expected. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We ordered the Root Beer Chicken Wings and a Create-Your-Own Ale Crust... More 

Thank SkaterMom29
Swartz Creek, Michigan, United States
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Okemos! Good food, nice atmosphere, staff is very friendly.

Thank Teri M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1938 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864-1702
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Okemos
  • Phone Number: +1 517-347-1111

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