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Protein Bar

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221 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60606-3405
+1 312-265-0532
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 17:00
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Bengaluru, India
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198 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stopped by for a protein shake instead of coffee or tea. If I find another Protein Bar when I feel the need for a coffee or tea, will always do that again. Options of vegan, gluten free, with calories and protein count spelt out, this is the place for the health conscious with a protein focus. Great choice of dishes... More 

Thank RamSRam
Houston, Texas
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354 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Fast casual restaurant with many healthy options. I had a pesto chicken and spinach wrap that was surprisingly delicious. Smoothie was a little disappointing.

Thank davemh333
Plano, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is my go to stop in downtown Chicago. I love the crew that works there, and they know my order before I even step up to order. An excellent choice for healthy food options, and I really enjoy their drinks as well. I order both breakfast and lunch there frequently. They also allow you to pay using your phone,... More 

Thank stp565
Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The food here is always fantastic - healthy options that are innovative and delicious. This location has a great staff as well - this is my favorite location. I so wish the Protein Bar was in St. Louis.

Thank Lauren C
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Great place for a vegan to grab a quick meal. I was at a conference at the nearby Hyatt Regency and easily walked here, was served, returned and had time to eat in the allocated lunch hour. I liked everything I tried except the breakfast oatmeals. The protein powder additions were not tasty.

Thank reedbarb
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

This place serves healthy, fresh food that is delicious and flavorful. I usually get the Southwest salad which is very filling.

Thank Asiau
Arlington, Massachusetts
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476 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I forced myself to go in here because I was really looking for a breakfast place that served scrambled eggs - what I found was a great place that had something that was really healthy and delicious. I am hoping that they have one of these in my home town when I get back. I had the Denver Scramble Bowl... More 

Thank Rhodymom2012
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

I hesitate to write this, as I just embraced this place four days ago (yelling: "But I'm so in Love, I hope it isn't premature").For the past three days it has been my breakfast, lunch and dinner. All dish experiences have exceeded my expectations. It has kept me at my daily calorie goal, while being filling, delightfully tasteful and healthy.... More 

Thank Gemini W
Detroit, Michigan
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405 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

This place is great I had a buffalo quinoa bowl. very healthy and nice and spicy, did not try to soda's but they looked good 2

Thank SeanTravelz
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Quick service, healthy food and staff that got to know you if you go there regularly. Loved it. Try the protein drinks after a workout, and if like us you like to run along lake shore trail!

Thank Rebecca W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60606-3405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-265-0532

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

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