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“The only place for ribs!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gale Street Inn

Gale Street Inn
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Ranked #291 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
2 reviews
“The only place for ribs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Truly the best ribs in Chicago! Friendly staff and bartenders welcome you like good friends. The owner, George, walks around greeting his guests and thanks you for coming in! From the soups, salad and side dishes to the main course... All delicious!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Margaret S
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
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“Excellent Jambalaya Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Had lunch at this really friendly restaurant seems to be frequented by a lot of locals. Great Jambalaya well presented by friendly staff. Its right next to the station and worth popping out from the bland offedrings at O Hare if you have time. Looks like a good range of craft beers also though I didn't have time to sample at a mid day stopover...

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maraalfa
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Chicago
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best Ribs and Jambalya in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

The service, the friendly attitudes of the staff, and the GREAT RIBS and JAMBALAYA, CRAB LEGS, etc, what a pleasure to have dined there with visiting (from Germany) family at a very reasonable price!
You can't beat the Gale Street Inn!!

Visited March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gale Street Never disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We were in the mood for some baby-back ribs. Decided to make the drive up to Gale Street Inn. We were glad we did. the ribs as usual finger-licking by side of jambalaya was outstanding. Great service great food. Skip a meal a meal and head to Gale Street Inn

Visited March 2014
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Thank Calvin A
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The Best Ribs In Chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Ive been going here for years-the place has been there for 50 yrs-that speaks volumns;;im a rib guy-ive eaten them in different places-i feel these are the best-they fall off the bone and are consistanly the best--if you find a better place let me know,dont think you will---George,the owner is very friendly,he works the crowd and has been known to hand out appetizers in the bar while you wait,the staff is very courteous,this is a Chicago staple in my book--good luck on the next 50 years--i always give this place to people especially out of towners, Go there and definately try those ribs,,,i wouldnt steer you wrong,

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnGenova
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