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The Southern

#1,958 of 7,886 Restaurants in Chicago
££ - £££American, ,
1840 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1310
+1 773-342-1840
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“home fries” (2 reviews)
“avocado toast” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
££ - £££
1840 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1310
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

A friend and I went to The Southern for brunch and, overall, there were some hits and misses here but it's not a bad place to grab some food. When they have the outdoor seating available, the restaurant basically doubles in size. The theme I...More

Thank jg325
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I got the avocado toast salad, since I wasn't super hungry. Looking forward to trying the Nashville hot sandwich and most other things on the menu. They

Thank GuidoTheKilerPimp
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Nice atmosphere in a place that has a very average brunch menu. Nothing special for what you get! We chose eggs sardou and a drink. It was tasty but there just wasn't much to it. So don't go hungry because you will leave hungry. Wait...More

Thank Boystowtraveler
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a drink. Can't speak to the food but the drinks are strong and tasty. Service was nonchalant. We sat on the small patio out front and did some solid people watching.

Thank DMB_NikkiE
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The fried chicken had been touted to be delicious, and the expectation was met most assuredly. Extremely delicious 1/2 chicken cut into 5 pieces served with grilled corn-on-the-cob, cole slaw, and delightful corn bread resembling garlic bread in appearance. The white meat was juicy, while...More

Thank Clinton W
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great cheese tray with delicious chutney, mustard and pickles. The Southern toast was absolutely delicious. The egg blending in with the other ingredients made it a great dish to eat. The fried chicken was good, but very typical. The cornbread was a nice addition. Great,...More

Thank janhad
Reviewed 16 February 2016

my sister and i came in some time after 3pm. the host was polite and told us we were more than welcome to sit at the bar since the kitchen was not open for service just yet. they were having some trouble with getting the...More

Thank Irene H
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Came here on the last day of our trip, probably one of the best meals of our trip other than "Girl and The Goat" for dinner. The grits here are the best I've ever had. Place is nice and cozy, our waitress was very helpful...More

Thank Claudia H
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Looking for a new restaurant for me and my hubby to explore....luck up on a Groupon deal for two at the Southern on 1840 W. North Ave. Parking isn't the easiest in this area so arrive a little early to find parking but once that...More

Thank TThax
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We had dinner here on a slow Tuesday night before Thanksgiving. Whiskey and beer selection was very good. We had the jambalaya, pulled pork sandwich and fried chicken. The bun for the pulled pork sandwich was toasted and fluffy. The jambalaya was good, nothing special,...More

Thank Theo D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1840 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1310
  • Public Transportation: North Avenue #62 or Blue Line Damen stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-342-1840
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