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Chicago Joe's
Chicago Joe's

Chicago Joe's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chicagojoesrestaurant.com/index.htm
  • Phone: (702) 382-5637
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am- 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:15pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Waiters
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Marlene for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private area for 12-28 people. Sundays or Mondays we can accommodate 40-50 people for private events. Please contact Marlene for more information
  • Private Party Contact: Marlene (702) 382-5637

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Near Las Vegas Blvd & Charleston
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot behind restaurant. Do not park on dirt lot. Metered parking, until 8PM, also available on the street.
A word from Chicago Joe's
Chicago Joes is the place for you! In the Heart of the arts district. We have been a locals favorite since 1975. Join us for your pre theater dinner. We are always ready to serve, with a huge local following, come in and experience Chicago Joes for yourself! Like many locals you may even enjoy a quick conversation with Joe himself!

Chicago Joes serves three generations of family recipes. Chef Daniel prepares something special daily. Offering the best in Las Vegas dining with a down home atmosphere. The big city service with the small town taste!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been in town for close to 30 years and when we first started going to Joes the food was second to none and the service was so fun and exciting! Those were the good ole days. I don't go there nearly as often as I used to."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Food was excellent second time there the Tiramisu was the best we have ever eaten the baked ravioli's were excellent"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The long and short of it: hadnt been here in a while. Service was slow to get order taken. We had to actually ask! Once that happened everything started rolling but still...the waiter had NO sense of urgency. Soup was very cold. Entrees were hot and tasty."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "A time honored local gem. Love the ambiance, the character and the local history."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "As people who have been in the Las Vegas area 40 plus years, this Italian restaurant is a hidden treasure! We have been there before but unfortunately it seems to slip our minds. With the downtown area revitalizing we will now remember it."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Aaaaaaaaamazing! Billy, our server was spot on and had a fantastic attitude! Food was served promptly and piping hot. So glad I can still get a table at this little gem in a day's notice. I've been going here and jmpressingmy dates for 15 years!!!!! Thumbs up! "Two snaps in a Z formation"!!!. Wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Not as good as the first time I went, but will give it another shot. Place was not crowded, but waiter brought our entrees while we were still on our salads -- we told him not to rush when we ordered! They need to update their wine list."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Soup and salad were really good, but both lasagna and fetuccini were too salty. Since it´s not on the Strip, taxi took more than half an hour to come and pick us up, despite frecuent calls from our kind waiter."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great place. No kid menu, which was fine. Just make sure you plan for that. Overall a great find for us and would recommend to anyone looking for a very unique restaurant that backs up the ambiance with great food."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very Good Food. Unique old Restaurant. Not in a very nice neighborhood of LV."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Unique atmosphere and servers are great. Food was only so so. For supposedly being authentic Italian I felt you get a better quality meal at olive garden. Prices were way to high for the quality of food they served."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I have been coming here for 30 years, the food is great. Meat sauce is the best, a very unusual shrimp Parm that is delicious. If you try the bread you won't want to stop eating it. It is a small friendly local place near downtown that gets crowded some night so make a reservation. The prices are vert reasonable in a town where prices have gone crazy. I try to go there every time I am in Vegas."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food is always amazing. Really small cozy place. If you love garlic this is the perfect place for you."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "What a hidden gem. As I local, I am always looking for great local food. Chicago Joe's ranks near the very top of all hidden gems in the city. Don't be fooled by the size - the food is OUTSTANDING. I will be visiting often"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "When visiting Las Vegas, make a special trip downtown to Chicago Joe's--You won't be disappointed! Traditional, homemade Italian pasta dishes, entrees, and salads at very reasonable prices. This is the place for checkered tablecloth, off-the-strip classic Italian food."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My husband and I tried Chicago Joe's on a whim. I've lived in Las Vegas for over twenty years and had never heard of it. I am truly sad that we only found it now because the food was to die for, the service was excellent and the tomato sauce is the best I've ever had. The resturant is small since it is in a converted house so I would recommend a reservation. I will definitely be returning to eat at Chicago Joe's."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I love this Restaurant more, every time I go there. From it's small but intimate feel, to the freshness of each dish... it's one of Las Vegas' best kept Secrets. My friend from Idaho told me she loved it and looked forward to returning on another visit. Thanks again for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Can't say anymore.. Can't beat it!! Great first date or 59th anniversary. The best"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and myself decided to eat dinner with one of our daughters and her date before going on to First Friday in the Arts District of Las Vegas. Chicago Joe's is an old established restaurant in the area so we said GO!! We have not been there for years but had fond memories of it in the past. We were disappointed. The pastas were all overcooked and mushy having been drowned in mediocre sauces. One saving grace was that the seafood portions did seem fresh and they were tasty. Surprisingly poor service and the place was close to empty. I guess we know now why we don't go there anymore - funny how you typically only remember the good..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "the food is always wonderful, the service always super...there are specials and our server said they could make up anything we wanted that wasn't specifically on the menu. we enjoyed a leisurely lunch and didn't feel pressured to move on...great place..."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was our first time here . Everything was great . The waiter , the atmosphere , the prompt service . Just had 1 complaint ... the clams were not cleaned, they left a gritty taste in our mouth ... Again we be will back and would still recommend this restaurant to our friends . "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We love going here. It was crowded and thats a good thing. Many different age groups and families enjoying this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "everything was wonderful the veal parmagan was to die for"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Chicago Joe's is a great little restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas. Great find!!!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Chicago Joe's is an absolute gem! The food is wonderful Traditional Italian. The portions are large, the service is excellent and the taste of the food is delicious. Highly recommend the Pasta Fagioli soup and even more so the Chicken Parmesan. I've been coming to Chicago Joe's for over 20 years whenever I'm in Las Vegas, and it's worth the stop every time!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great spot prior to doing something downtown without having to go into a casino to eat. Close to Smith Center, downtown bars, etc. It's been there for 30+ years."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The staff actually made me a special dish with everyone I love! The food and service was GREAT!! Would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I went with two other ccsd teachers. The atmosphere was quaint. The room was quiet so we could talk. The food was actually really good. Ihad mussels diablo, and the other ladies had linguine. The garlic bread was great. EVERYTHING was really good. I would go back, in fact my firend and iI have an 8 year anniversary coming up and I am going to suggest this place to him. It might become our NEW romantic restaurant. Parking was easy, we just went behind the building. Also, it was first friday and it didnt make traveling or parking at the restaurant difficult at all."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "the food was great,the server was excellent. Our only complaint, too noisy"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The cozy little cottage that houses Chicago Joe's gave me hopes that I was about to enjoy a quality meal at a family-run Italian red sauce joint. While the fun, kitschy vibe inside is great, and the servers are decent (though a bit inattentive), the food is just meh. I couldn't help feeling I could have made a better meal myself by boiling some spaghetti and heating Prego meat sauce to pour over it at home."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wow!! Classic Italian food!! Sure you can go anywhere for Italian food. Chicago Joes is like no other. A quaint small red brick house with food that Will blow your mind. Service was outstanding as well. This is a rare restaurant in the fact That the food and service go hand in hand! I definately recommend this place!! You will not be Dissappointed!!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The service and food was amazing. I highly recommend it highly"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great local neighborhood restaurant. Intimate. Decent wine list. Food always delicious. Affordable pricing."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I like the small portion menu. Great for seniors. I had the lobster scallop special for $30 and it was great, hot and spicy. Two tails. Well worth the money."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great dinner with some great friends. Love the atmosphere of "Old Las Vegas"."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If you are tired of the hype and promotion of hotel restaurants in Las Vegas, give this cozy restaurant a try. True Italian cuisine, done well. Brought a friend who lives in the area and she was impressed also, and will pass the name along to her friends. Take the time to go outside the box and visit this one."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "From the outside it may appear questionable as to whether you actually want to eat here. The restaurant is in an older, quite weathered house. When we walked in the front door you end up walking right into the dining room. The host walks from the back to welcome and seat you. Awkward. However, once seated and you take in the room you'll realize what a special place you're in. The server was nice and pleasant, although he did deliver me the wrong sauce on my linguine...it didn't matter. The food is FABULOUS! My husband had the lasagna and that was even better. We also indulged in an appetizer, wine and dessert. Everything was fantastic and to top it off quite affordable. We will absolutely be going back and would recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food! Mushroom caps with Escargot, Veal Picatta, Salmon Piccata Special, Cheese Ravioli AND Tiramisu...All excellent. The night was made by our waiter Billy...impeccable service, answered all the questions we had, made us laugh and is the guarantee we will be back at Chicago Joe's the next time we are in Vegas. Loved the old italian atmosohere...checkered tableclothes, small little wine glasses and a feel for the past. We all loved it!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. I had the lasagne and it was excellent! Bread was delicious, the garlic dressing on the salad was the best. I did feel the salad needed a bit more toppings though. Service was really good. I've been here for both dinner and lunch. I liked the lunch better only because my dinner party was 6 people. Too many to feel comfortable in such close quarters..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere reminds me of how Vegas used to be."
    Dined on 2/15/2014