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“Casual vibe and hearty portions”

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
Ranked #156 of 10,145 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son moved nearby and twice we have realized we were starving at 7:30 pm. Jake’s is low key, comfort food, and great service. They have several seating options so you can get in right away. The hardest part of eating there is deciding what to get. They have a huge menu and samples of everything are coming out around you. It is very hard to commit! We got the bbq wings, the artichoke, and nachos. All really good!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly I was not expecting to go all the way to Chicago from Alabama and go to a BBQ joint since I have access to some of the best BBQ in the world in Memphis, TN. Long story short...in Chicago four days and ate here TWICE! Please with the food and the atmosphere and service was first rate! We had a variety of choices during our visits and everything was great especially the Poncho wings...some of (if not the) BEST wings anywhere. Stop reading and head to Jake's...you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the vibe of this Chicago sports bar and grill. Convenient location to other restaurants and bars. Unpretentious but not touristy either. The place really fills up during big games, so try to have a reservation on those nights.

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Kelsey D, Manager at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Redwingsgily,

Thank you so much for your kind compliments and feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed the vibe of Jake Melnick's Corner Tap. Looking forward to next time.

Cheers!
Kelsey Doorn
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I went here specifically because their wings are rated top in Chicago. They are indeed terrific! They have several sauces/styles to choose from. Asian flavors are my favorite so I found their "Firecracker" variation the best. Wonderfully crispy wings with a sweet Thai chili sauce. Their "Poncho" variation is completely different with a grilled exterior and heavy handed garlic - delicious! It's a pub environment so expect plenty of noise. Televisions are everywhere if you want to catch a broadcast sports event.

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Thank Mark L
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Kelsey D, Manager at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Jake Melnick's. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the firecracker and poncho's wings. These flavors are definitely house favorites as well! We look forward to seeing you next time.

Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

After an afternoon by the river we found ourselves back at the hotel and craving BBQ. A quick search and we were on our way. The air con was almost as welcome as the ice cold beer, our server Robert only too happy to help us pick a local brew to our taste. The atmosphere in the place was great, tv’s were on but the sound off, some classic rock noodled away in the background. Perfect! Robert returned with our beers and took the food order; brisket platter, wings and Parmesan fries. When the food arrived it was as good as we hoped, tender brisket and spicy wings. Robert was attentive throughout and we left happy as can be.

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Kelsey D, Manager at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Keece1,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed Robert's service as well as your beer and food. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Cheers!

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