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“A nice lunch”
Review of Gale Street Inn

Gale Street Inn
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Ranked #359 of 9,614 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
Usakos, Namibia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A nice lunch”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Dropped in for a Friday lunch. I had the half rack or ribs my spouse had the jambalaya. The jambalaya was good and had a nice spice to it. I tried it. We both worked around the shrimp as we don't like shrimp but tried a few. My ribs were good. Not "best in the city good" as the menu declared. But the meat was really tender and the half rack filled me up but nothing I'd go out of my way for. The ribs I had at a national chain earlier in the week were better. However the service was good. The menu features a nice variety and the decor of the place as very inviting. We'd definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Large party - GREAT service!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Attended a family dinner here - 12 of us - we had reservation and did have a short wait for a table. Well worth the wait! The food was delicious and the service outstanding! Ordered the prime rib, waiter apologetically informed me they had run out after he put my order in. Went with the petite filet - it was divine - a little charred on the outside and rare on the inside - just how I like it! All in all, I would highly recommend this restaurant - especially if you like beer and ribs. They do have salmon which I heard was good too.

  • Visited July 2014
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous ribs”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The ribs are wonderful and our entire dinner there was great...so good we went back the following evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Retiredandhappy2014
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Hunstville
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good ribs but steak went back three times”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The ribs here are outstanding! We had fantastic service from our waitress, even though it was an extremely busy night. However, one non fussy guest had to reluctantly send her steak back twice. On the third try, it still wasn't eatable, but she was too embarrassed to send it again. The owner came over and apologized to our party of 10, but in reality, he should've taken it off our bill. I would return here for the ribs, their specialty.

  • Visited May 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Order the ribs”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Ate here a few times while in Chicago and found the Ribs to be the best item and it makes sense as this is what they are known for. The burgers taste as if from a frozen patty and their drinks are short on the liquor pour (i ordered a Macallans neat and the pour was 1 1/2 oz.). Enjoy your pre-dinner cocktail somewhere else and then come here for the ribs.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Margaret C
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