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Wishbone - West Loop
Wishbone - West Loop

Wishbone - West Loop Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wishbonechicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 850-2663
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Joel Nickson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Wishbone provides full service catering for any occasion! We are fully licensed and insured for all off premise catering. In House events are welcome as well. We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer and bar packages. Vegan, gluten-free and children's dishes also available upon request.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morgan
  • Public Transit: Located one block from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios and perfectly centered between City Hall and the United Center. UIC-Halsted Blue Line Six blocks North and two blocks East of the Blue Line El Stop: Morgan- Green & Pink Line Two blocks South of the Green & Pink Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street & Valet Parking Available
A word from Wishbone - West Loop
Located one block from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios and perfectly centered between City Hall and the United Center, Wishbone West Loop was an early participant in the emergence of the neighborhood from a commercial area to one of the city's culinary hot spots. We've been there through it all, quietly serving our own unique brand of Southern Cooking.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Sat outside, has a great waitress and a good menu for the kids. Had the pulled pork platter with Mac n cheese, spinach coleslaw. Both BBQ sauces we great...even better mixed together:)."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We sat outside for dinner before attending a concert at the winery on Randolph. The service was great and the food was delicious. Very laid back relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I've been going to Wishbone for many years. We often go for brunch but will occasionally go for dinner. We had a show at City Winery and decided to go to Wishbone for dinner instead of paying through the nose for fancy food. Wishbone is excellent, southern style comfort food at it's finest. The West Loop has become a haven for fancy, expensive, experimental food - and that's great because there is a time and a place for everything. However, when you are looking for something more down-to-earth, that offers EXCELLENT food, keep Wishbone in mind."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is one of the few places that everybody in the family likes. Wonderful Cajun food. Tried crawdad cakes for the first time. They had big chunks of crawdads throughout. Service was a little slower than usual but overall very nice."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Beef brisket was tender, BBQ sauce was tasty. Various sides to choose from, the home fries were made with garlic and onions, YUM"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "After hearing about this restaurant from several people, I decided to take my husband there for Father's Day brunch. While the food was good, the service and atmosphere left a lot to be desired. We had a party of 9 and the seating was so tight that it was difficult to find room to place the food and drinks on the table without a lot of maneuvering and rearranging (people, chairs and plates). Perhaps it was exceptionally busy and cramped because it was Father's Day. However, if that is the case, they should warn large parties ahead of time that there's a chance they will be extremely uncomfortable while dining. Other than that, the food was ok but if you're looking for great Southern cuisine, go to Heaven on 7 instead."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I chose Wishbone for Father's Day for the variety of options on the menu. After making a reservation in advance, I needed to add to my reservation. I called and was told it wasn't a problem since they had advance notice. I should have gotten that person's name because when we arrived, it was a problem. The hostess said she didn't get the message to add five people. We had to wait 45 minutes past our reservation time for our table. The seating was a bit uncomfortable (several tables pushed together with a corner booth as anchor) but we made the best of it. Everyone enjoyed the food. There were only two mix-ups in the orders but they were corrected quickly. Our server was great, very attentive. We'll return, but not in a large group."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wishbone is truly one of the best brunch spots in all of Chicago. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We planned to have Sunday brunch and taste a sampling if all their food. However, once we arrived, there was no brunch, in the typical sense of the word. But we stayed, ordered off the menu and enjoyed everything."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Reasonable priced dinner. Not the typical neighborhood reaturant. Food is good "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My guest and I had a great time at this restaurant. They didn't rush you to eat and let you dine at your leisure. The wait staff was excellent and the food was great. Would recommend to anyone and plan to visit again in the near future."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The food is southern to a tea! Try the grits they are the best."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This was my first time at this location. We are occasional visitors to the Lakeview one (3-4 times a year). The only reason we went here was because were meeting some out-of-town visitors who were staying downtown. We had a 6:30 OpenTable reservation (1st time I have used OpenTable for Wishbone), we were not seated until 6:55 and weren't addressed by a server until 7:20 (we went ahead and ordered everything right then). Things thankfully sped up from there as we were served our food at 7:40. So, we were able to enjoy a pretty good dinner. I don't feel like the OpenTable reservation made much of a difference. However, I have had enough good experiences at Wishbone that I will probably go back (though not sure about the downtown location)."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food was decent but the service was terrible. We were seated and waited at least five minutes before we were acknowledged. This would be fine had the restaurant been crowded. I asked for water on 3 separate occasions and unfortunately never got my refill. Really? Is there a one glass limit? The server couldn't remember whose entrees was whose (we were a party of 2)."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Another great dining experience at wishbone!! This time we want for dinner, usually we go for brunch!! The food and drinks were great and dessert was fantastic!! We will definitely be back again!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wishbone is a great place for comfort food. They have a heart for kids, but don't impose that on guests without children. My guest and I had meatloaf in different varieties. Delicious and about the best cole slaw I have had anywhere. Reasonable prices and pleasant atmosphere. During the summer, very nice outdoor spot."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My phone died and I asked the server if she could find a charge for me and she did. She went asking everyone worked there until she found me one and was watching my phone for me while it was being charged at the counter. Can't also for better service than that."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great place for a family birthday dinner. Lots of meal options including breakfast for kids to eat unlike other restaurant that say they are kid friendly but offer limited choices. Attentive and polite waiter service. Dinner was pretty good and reasonable in price for a large party of 9 people including kids. would definitely recommend for other people to try out the place for a brunch or dinner."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Southern with a twist...plenty of non fried choices...surprised they didn't have some form of fried cocktail but maybe that's in development. Great taste, casually courteous service, and plenty to look at in the room. We all ate way too much and just kept trying things. Urp."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Although the restaurant was not very busy our service was slow. In addition the waitress had difficulty dividing the check. Wishbone may be ok for breakfast but only fair for dinner."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The service and atmosphere at Wishbone were great. I have no complaints in that department at all. But the food was definitely lacking. The kitchen takes way too many shortcuts on the food, and it's very noticeable. Everything I had was pre-made several hours earlier and wasn't even reheated. The mac n cheese hard rock-hard curdles in it instead of sauce from being microwaved. The hoppin john was a pre-fabricated combination of ingredients that were cooked separately and the cheese on top seemed to be pre-shredded cheese, which they didn't even bother to melt. The burger was a dried up, overcooked hockey puck even though I ordered it medium-rare. At least if you're going to puck my burger, melt the cheese on it."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Great place to grab a quick bite before a show at the United Center. Great Southern meals, I want to go back and try more."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Wow! A real Southern cuisine restaurant! And great prices! Super seafood gumbo and fried green tomatoes! Terrific crawfish and pork chops!! Everything about Wishbone is right. Unassuming, throwback atmosphere, great service, choices to make you come back over and over!!"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Wishbone's menu has something for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans. The service is friendly and well informed about the menu."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "I enjoyed dining at Wishbone and will do so again soon!"
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "The artwork and ambiance are fun, albeit we dined on a rainy night with a somewhat (no fault of Wishbone) empty vibe. And the restaurant is welcoming of kids (we had three with us, ages 8-11). But the food was disappointing. (Just) ok for lunch or a quick meal if in the neighborhood, but not worth a trip out from downtown just for dinner."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "as much as i hate to write this review about a restaurant that food is really good the service killed the entire experience for me. not only do they not list that they close in the middle of the day, the manager fell to accomodate my party for parking or even offer drinks for the hour long wait we had. on top of all that our waiter service tables that came in after us as we sat waiting for thirty minutes with no bread or even water. once he appoarched the table he couldn't offer any suggestion and when the food came out it was missing elements that went along with it. once we told the waiter his response was that the kitchen was busy and couldn't correct any of the mistakes.bad business all around!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "there is nothing not to like here. Varied menu, quick service, reasonable prices, delicious food. Cool artwork too."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "Southern dining with a northern touch. Always a dependable and enjoyable mea."
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "LOVE Wishbone. My family (husband, 4.5 year old and 20 month old) visit Wishbone regularly. We have been for both breakfast/brunch and dinner. They have LOTS of vegan/vegetarian AND gluten-free offerings. The restaurant has a fun, relaxed vibe and servers are laid back and fun. If you're vegan try the black bean cakes or harvest cakes. Satueed spinach is AMAZING! My 20 month old steals it off my plate - it is THAT good. And the home fries - who doesn't love home fries? Wishbones are made with sauteed onions - heaven!"
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "Nice intimate scene. Great food and drinks. Will definitely visit again on my next Chicago trip."
    Dined on 4/25/2013
  • "Food was excellent. Staff very friendly. Would eat there again for sure."
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "Wishbone is not a white linen table service restaurant; more like TGIF Fridays. Food was good. Disappointed that because they apparently have only one fryer (and it was busy with the catfish special) that the famous fried chicken was not available. Tab was very reasonsable."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Never a disappointing meal at this place, excellent food and good-attitude service"
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "I've been going to Wishbone for years, having first visited their original location on Wood Street around 1992. Yummy stuff and consistent quality. I had the crab cakes and they could have been crispier, they were actually cool in the middle. My date had chicken fried steak and it could have been crispier. I chalk this up to a very busy night and probably a swamped kitchen. Our wait person Andrea hustled all over the restaurant, but her service was just fine for us. This has always been a go to place for me. The noise level makes it suitable for kids, and there is always something for them to eat on the expansive menu."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Love love love this neighborhood favorite. My husband, two kids and I dine here at least once a month. Everything I have tasted is delicious and their menu is very gluten-free and vegan friendly - from buckwheat pancakes for brunch and millet harvest cakes for lunch or dinner. The sauteed spinach is AMAZING! The decor is fun and laid-back, casual and fun. We always enjoy our experience here!"
    Dined on 4/12/2013
  • "Wishbone never disappoints for comfort food in a comfortable setting."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "great place for dinner before an event at The United Center"
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "I know Wishbone is known more for its brunch than for its dinner, but the dinner was delicious! The hushpuppies alone are worth coming back for. And the grits! But the service was very off at dinner. Perhaps those are the less experienced servers? Perhaps the less coveted shift? We had to ask for our server after waiting to even get acknowledged at our table. Once we got our drinks (many of the beers listed weren't available, so that made the ordering process a bit of a mess), it was easier to go to the (empty) bar for refills. I'm not sure if it was an understaffed night or if dinner is just not the time to go. I was excited to go to go at night because it was in the perfect location for our large group and they use openta"
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "Jason our server was spectacular and very helpful, the food was good but having a 6:45 reservation the place was starting to close so I felt a bit rushed..."
    Dined on 3/21/2013