Granite City Food & Brewery - Schaumburg

4.3
1033 reviews
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With its warm, inviting and modern design, Granite City Food & Brewery’s expansive interior features a spacious and comfortable dining room, four-sided modern, full-service bar and three private dining areas, as well as an outdoor patio. The on-site brewery, with award-winning hand crafted micro-brews, is visible from the main dining and bar areas. The restaurant also showcases an open kitchen featuring chef developed, handcrafted made-from-scratch cuisine, including innovative signature entrees, flatbreads and more.


Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), The Batch (Double IPA), The Northern (American Style Light Lager) and The Stout. Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.
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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our Anniversary. Food was very good and service was quick.

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DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I’ve had in a long time. Food was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was okish. Service was a tad bit slow but it was in the middle of dinner rush and Valentine's Day so we gave the server points for that.

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TB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty and the service was great. They may be need to plate the food a little better but it tasted good so that's all that mattered.

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j
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service is friendly and attentive. The good is delicious!

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KD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Burgers were small, but expensive. Table was wobbly. Orders were not accurate when brought to table.

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s
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a mixed review as Im hoping they just were understaffed. Our food would have tasted pretty good but our appetizer and dinners were served cold. We sent back the dinners and to their credit they comped us our dinners in our group but the others at the table were done by the time we got our food. All that being said I had a burger with havarti cheese and a maple bacon that was so tasty once I had it hot. The fish tacos were just ok. The other burgers that were ordered were also very good. We ordered cocktails and beer and the cocktails were very good as well. I would give this place another try.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was really nice. The kitchen was so backed up.. it took over 20 min to get our dessert and quite a bit to get our drinks/dinner.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter was ok. Asked about the “spicy” slaw since Am unable to eat spicy food. He said it was mild and had a little spice. It was super spicy. When I told him, he offered no alternative. Didn’t see the waiter much after that. Food was good, but need to be aware of food sensitivities and options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Servers are very attentive and food is amazing! Shrimp tacos are definitely my favorite.

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The mahi tacos lacked taste. The ponzu salmon however was excellent.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Amanda was outstanding. Everything that we ordered was really good. And they have nice variety that will appeal to everyone.

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d
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Out of signature cocktail(!?), signature sandwich, and pork tacos. Appetizers were served and almost fully eaten before plates, napkins, and flatware were provided. Prime rib sandwich was leathery and tasteless. Fish n chips fries were soggy. Manager comped the appetizer and reduced the bill. I would’ve preferred a nice meal at full price.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Reservation was at 7pm and we were not seated til 7:30. Appetizer nacho was. Was mostly plain chips. Dinner good was just ok. Pork chops were dry by chipolte mashed potatoes were real good. Sweet and spicy shrimp tacos were not edible. Way more spicy than sweet. Great company though

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NS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent beer and a great atmosphere! Will definitely be going back!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This was my 3rd time. Service was ambivalent. I would not go back again.

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RB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very nice. We had good service!

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d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed trying a flight of the beers offered. I had the lemon chicken which was very good. I was able to substitute my mashed potatoes for the Parmesan potatoes which were awesome. The prices for food and drink were reasonable too.

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m
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Granite city has great food, from their incredible soft pretzel to main courses that range from meatloaf to crab cakes, to their unbelievable desserts (try the sampler)! You must also have one their beer "flights"-what fun! Their other drinks are great as well-love the pomegranate mojito! Great service and overall great experience!

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DR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. I had the Maple Pepper Bacon Burger and loved it. Service was great too. Only thing I could say negatively was that is was pretty loud and had to have a conversation. It was a Friday evening so that probably explains it.

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GI
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fast and friendly and the food was well prepared.

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L
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent along with the food and service!

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NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

When called to confirm my reservation they asked if I wanted to be in the bar for trivia, I said yes. When I arrived I was told the trivia wasn't in the bar and therefor my reservation did me no good.

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BP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and drinks we had were great but what made my group angry was that we had to wait SUCH a long time to be seated & there were only 4 of us. Two weeks ahead of time I had made our reservation for 12:30pm for brunch, we ended up getting there around 12-12:10pm (after leaving an appointment we were all at) and I promptly checked in at the host desk in case there was a chance of us getting seated early. Nope, we didn't get seated until nearly 12:50!! And by the way the host described it, all other 12:30 reservations had been seated BEFORE us, even given how early we had arrived. We were insanely hungry by the time we were finally seated and told we could go to the buffet! Our waitress was attentive and nice but obviously was being spread too thin between a large number of tables so they also should have had more people working. Do better Granite City -Schaumburg!! I find it hard to believe they didn't realize how slammed they could be with their new Lawless Brunch & they should have prepared for it better.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience!

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r
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Mother in Laws 80th birthday, she truly enjoyed the Brunch and the over all selections. Everyone made it a very special time for her.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, waitress forgot to place drink order. BBQ dinner had too much sauce on it, between the spicieness of the bbq and sassafras corn way to Spicey. Pick 1 or the other for that much flavor

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MZ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here 3x for the Sunday Brunch and have not been disappointed yet. The price is VERY comparable to other places, if not a bit cheaper. The choices of foods range from making your own doughnut to creating your own omelette to shrimp, fresh fruit, prime rib, bacon and more. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the server the first time I came and he was fantastic, but the most recent was on 1-13-2019 and Daniel was our server. He was so attentive and spot-on with any need we had. I have a handicapped Husband who came in a wheelchair. The parking and entrance ways are big enough, but with a chair moving through ANY restaurant, it can be difficult. This was no different, but not an inconvenience. The manager even came to our table and asked how our visit was going. We came back for a Trivia Themed Game Night and had a blast. I have recommended this place to numerous people.

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BM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The host claimed I did not have a reservation when I arrived at the restaurant but we were able to sit in the bar due to seats being available. I was informed by email the next day by OpenTable that the restaurant listed me as a no show but again was told when I arrived on time for my reservation that I had no reservation. This is why I gave a low rating for service. I was not at all happy about that. The server we had was excellent and I was very happy with that! OpenTable did apologize and did credit me for honoring my reservation. I would still recommend the restaurant because again the servers are great and the food and drinks are very good!

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WO
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great meals and top notch service by their employees.

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IL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Quality of the food was poor. Many items were cold or not available leaving empty serving dishes. Some items were in disarray and side condiments empty with random food items dropped in the dish. The prime rib was under cooked and while the outside was seared the inside was still raw.

For the table seating the reservation noted a bar table and preferably a tall table. We were brought to a booth in the main dining room. When we declined the seat we had to wait. There were open tall tables in the bar but They needed to be cleaned. We were seated in the outer bar area, crammed in a corner. Coming in and out of the room it was tight because they seated a large group right on the door with an added chair at the end. The person was literally in the doorway.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great. From the design your own Bloody Marys to the make your own donut station we were impressed. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was really good. Had the meatloaf. Just the right portion. My specialty drink was really good too.

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BG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good meal - enjoyed my birthday dessert
able to enjoy time with friends

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food and the staff at GC. Pork tacos outstanding and burgers are great! Love the big pretzel and the Nachos. Beer flights are fun and the atmosphere is great. Music is a little loud. But all and all an upscale sports bar.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

New Years Brunch was great. Good food, good service. Will definitely come back.

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VS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch around and for a GREAT price that you cannot beat!

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K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Brunch reinvented but as frequent guests we were disappointed... understood the creative reach with donut bar and breakfast sandwich options! However we missed the salad and vegetable offerings. Maybe the New Year crowd affected the rush to replenish the food.

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Would have been a better except for having to wait 45 minutes beyond our reservation for a table. Yes, it was NYE, but twice they "lost us" from their system.

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PG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for their New Year's Eve special menu. The food was great, the price was right, and the service was outstanding.

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