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“Surprisingly good”
Review of Ditka's Restaurant

Ditka's Restaurant
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Ranked #41 of 9,614 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Between Michigan & Rush
Transit: Red Line - Chicago Avenue
Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

It was a last minute, last resort choice because sports bars w coaches names on them aren't always the way to go. Sat outside under the pergola and service was very good. It was one of the better sports bar fares I've had. Bloody Mary was good as was the Paloma cocktail. Ribs were awesome and the roast pork nachos were great. Across the board the food was good. Kind of a hokey place to seek out, but it surprised in a good way. Not a Boka type 4* but a laid back sports bar type of 4*

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7 restaurant reviews
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Good drinks and great service! The guacamole and salsa is great!!! The bar is a lot of fun but still has nice dining for others.

Visited July 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply amazing Bloody Mike (Mary)!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I highly recommend Ditka's for brunch. The food was superb and the drink even better. The Bloody Mike was the best I've ever had.

Visited July 2014
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Warren, MI
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very impressed with the food and staff!!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The food here was amazing! We decided to eat here since our hotel the Tremont was attached, I wasn't sure how good the food would be, however I was very pleasantly surprised!

First off, the strawberry mojito was fabulous! Next we had the stacked meatloaf, starting off with cornbread, next TWO patties of succulent beef, then topped with mashed potatoes and shoe string onion strings. BBQ sauce was drizzled around the plate. YUM. FYI, I'd recommend splitting meals here- they are HUGE. My friend and I each only ate half of ours. For dessert I had cheesecake, very good, NY style with a godiva liquor for dessert, perfect ending.

The server was attentive, accommodating and knowledgeable.

We also ended up back the next morning for breakfast- the red velvet pancakes topped with cream cheese frosting were to die for! With huge portions, we ended up splitting an order with a few sides to accompany. We'll definitely be back the next time we are in town.

Also, the outdoor patio is really nice, sit outside if you can!

  • Visited August 2014
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Zaragoza, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“the expected classical American Bar for foreigners”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

In Chicago's downtown and very close of Michigan Ave. and John Hancock Center, we went there because our first option fails; and we were lucky!

It is a classic American bar for drinks and food, the service is very nice and professional and the quality of the food high.

Two of us ordered New York strip, and they were nice, but other friend choose barbecue ribs, and they were really incredible!

Visited July 2014
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