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“Don't forget to order a Ryan burger”
Review of Finley Dunne's

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Finley Dunne's
Ranked #2,831 of 9,883 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$4 - US$11
Cuisines: American
Neighbourhood: Lakeview
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Neighbourhood: Lakeview
Reviewed 14 March 2017

In our never-ending quest to discover the best sports bars in Chicago, we were encouraged to visit Finley Dunne's at 3458 North Lincoln Avenue in the Roscoe Village/Lakeview/Paulina Station neighborhood. Established in 1997, it is named after famed Chicago Evening Post columnist Finley Peter Dunne of the 1890s, who created a fictional saloon bartender named Mr. Dooley as a vehicle for his political and social satire, like the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko's Slats Grobnik. Dunne believed every great neighborhood centered around a tavern. Well, he would have been proud of his namesake. Dunne's is a sports bar with pub fare with many beers, signature drinks and TVs tuned to sports, especially the Chicago Blackhawks, Louisville Cardinals and Ole Miss Rebels. There are over 50 beers, 17 on tap, from a $2 Miller High Life draft to a $9 Delirium Tremens. Me? I'll have a glass of ginger ale. For starters, order jumbo wings or nachos or chicken tenders or grilled chicken or Bavarian pretzels or cheese quesadilla or fried mac and cheese or tortilla chips or spinach artichoke dip. It's a meal in itself. But you can't pass up a Ryan burger, a 1/4-pound of hamburger patty with two slices of American cheese on a toasted garlic French roll with all the trimmings. Alternatives are Mahi Mahi tacos, a veal bratwurst soaked in Guinness beer, grilled BBQ chicken pizza with bacon and red onion, BBQ Finley sandwich with BBQ sauce, cheddar, bacon and onion ring and a grilled Chicago dog topped with onion, tomato, pickle, mustard and celery salt. Dunne's is home to the University of Louisville's Chicago Alumni Club. But Ole Miss?

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Reviewed 15 October 2014

Finley Dunne's is a great sports bar. It is the home of the University of Louisville's Chicago Alumni Club where all football and basketball games are on several TVs along with the sound. Other schools go here as well. Also, Cubs and Blackhawk fans can be seen at this bar. The food is very good. I love their Finley Burger and their wings. Many friends get the Nachos and pizzas and love them to death. I love going to Finley Dunne's for our alumni events.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Great atmosphere, close to Wrigley Park....excellent beer selection....sports bar, great for watching Blackhawks games....would return

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Reviewed 4 November 2011

Mac and cheese bites, wings, and the Ryan burger. Mac and Cheese bites and wings aren't all that new, obviously, but the quality is better than in most establishments, and the Ryan burger is out of this world.

The thing about this place is the quality. Nothing is pre-prepared - even their salads are good. The also do a killer grilled cheese on texas toast, which is really how it should be done. Pretty much everything on the menu has been tried and reviewed, and found yummy.

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