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Review of Ditka's Restaurant

Ditka's Restaurant
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Ranked #41 of 9,668 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Between Michigan & Rush
Transit: Red Line - Chicago Avenue
Manassas, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Made a reservation here earlier in the day on a Friday. Enjoyed a nice walk to the restaurant from the L. Grabbed an outside table and got a wonderful server. Excellent cocktails poured just right. Awesome menu. We were unhurried and enjoyed our meal and service. One of the best pork chops I have ever had. My wife's prime rib was equally as good. Nice selection of sides, the mushrooms were marvelous. Can't wait to return!

Visited July 2014
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Newton, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Uninspired greasy appetizers, saved by great service”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A group of us went in for some cocktails and snacks, and we received attentive and friendly service and quickly had our drinks.

However, the food (we only ordered appetizers) wasn't so great. The onion rings fell apart and were strangely squishy, the nachos missed the mark (only a fraction of chips had anything on them) and the calamari tasted a bit off. (Then again, being from the east coast, I may have high calamari standards).

The value for your money is good, but the food (at least apps) missed the mark--even for bar/comfort food.

My advice, stick with their french fries or have a sandwich first!

  • Visited July 2014
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cocktails”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We just left the 95th at the Hancock Center, and were doing some late afternoon bar hopping before dinner. We decided to have some adult beverages at Ditka's. Glad we did. I grew up in Chicago, and it has been close to 2 decades since I have been downtown.

The hostess told us the upstairs bar had just opened, and we could go there, since the downstairs bar was pretty full. We grabbed a few seats at the bar and perused the appetizer menu and ordered some beers. Our bartender was quite pleasant and efficient.

A few moments later, I see Governor Rick Scott (FL) walk into the private dining room- as he was in town for a fundraiser. Since we're from Tampa, I approached some of his people and asked if we could get a photo- since the event hadn't started yet. A few minutes later, his people came out with Governor Scott and he was gracious enough to spend time with us and snap some photos. Really cool.

The overall experience was terrific, beverages tasty, calamari was great. Would enjoy a chance to go back for dinner next time we're in town.

  • Visited July 2014
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Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This restaurant was not far from our hotel, so had a late night meal. Ate outside.....gorgeous night to do so. Our 14 year old, sports enthusiast, son loved to take in all the memorabilia. Fun restaurant to stop in and eat at.

  • Visited July 2014
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Monterey, California
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Da Bears!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

A fun place to go to see all of the football lore. My husband loved it. Great cocktails with a hoppin' bar. Have the filet mignon sliders for a real treat; they're sublime!

Visited July 2014
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