Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier

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Located near the main entrance to Navy Pier, Harry Caray’s waterfront location, outstanding smoked barbecue, great selection of local craft beer and a world-class collection of sports memorabilia combine to create the ultimate Chicago dining experience. Guests are treated to dry-rubbed meats that are smoked for hours over hickory for maximum flavor and tenderness. The menu also offers salads and burgers. The carefully curated craft beer list features hard to find local gems along with many fan favorites.

Harry’s patio offers the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan and the excitement of Navy Pier. HDTVs throughout the restaurant and around the bar provide great viewing of all major sporting events. Harry’s boasts an impressive roster of celebrity partners including Patrick Kane, Ryne Sandberg, Richard Dent and many other of Chicago’s biggest athletes, Hollywood stars and radio personalities.
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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I was surprised at how limited the menu selection was, but my expectations were based on previously dining at the main location in River North. The food was fine, typical pub fare. The service was OK but a little slow...no silverware, a canned beer was served without a glass, etc. We ordered a dessert but after waiting 15 minutes we had to tell our server to cancel it and bring our check because we were starting to get pressed for time for a play we were attending. This isn't a place I'd avoid, but I won't be rushing back either. Nothing special.

LL
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The location on Navy Pier and outdoor dining today was great! The customer service was fast and friendly! The alcoholic beverages are a skip. They’re watered down. The food was really good.

HH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Fun place....great location and food was good. Service wasn't great but wasn't terrible either. Clean. Would definitely go back.

KD
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It's hard to believe that this is part of Harry Caray's, I've always enjoyed eating at the regular restaurants but this one has an entirely different menu. My food was OK (pulled pork) but my friend ordered a salad with chicken and the chicken was inedible. I would have said something right away but she only mentioned it at the end of the meal and they brought her out some replacement chicken but she had already eaten her salad.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre theater dinner

PW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service. Fun iconic place to eat while spending time in Chicago.

MP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The hospitality and reception of the people greeting us was lacking greatly. I am always curious at why an establishment doesn’t emphasize to their employees that this is required practice and how it truly sets the tone for the visit. You can over look a lot if you feel welcomed. The floors were sticky on our walk to the table. Ugh. Our server was adequate- but again- nothing warm or special. The abbreviated menu is ok compared to the Kinzie location. We used to love getting the calamari- and now it’s not even offered. I guess the Navy Pier location requires a limited menu? We had 9 people and one order was omitted and the manager was great about quickly getting the meal out. The limited menu should also reflect better pricing. I’ll never go out of my way to stop in again. I’ll save my visit for the one on Kinzie.

DW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The location for going to a Bears game was great. Value was excellent and food was good.
Ability to sit outside on a great night was perfect.

TW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Service was fast and they made us feel as if we were at a good friend's home. Definitely worth the visit.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Sat outside for lunch. Our server was inattentive and not overly polite/accommodating. Ambiance was nice with seating outside on the pier. Food wasn’t anything special. BBQ chicken and pulled pork meals were dry.

f
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & good experience!

MC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Salad was warm and soggy, chicken was extremely dry and my strawberry daiquiris was nothing but syrup. Offered new salad but had no appetite after first try, my replacement drink was much better. Service was the best part however. The prices are way to high for food that had to have been cooked hours if not a day ahead.
Very disappointed.

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

After being sat, waited over 20 min before anyone came to the table to greet us and take a drink order. They were not busy at the time judging by the amount of wait staff standing around talking to each other. The food was subpar and tasteless, limited menu, the chicken on the caesar salad was so dry it had to be washed down with water. Horrible experience.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and our waitress was extremely friendly. Atsmophere was wonderful. Has a great birthday lunch there.

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you very much for this great review! We are so glad to hear you had such a great experience and hope you will be back to see us at Harry's again soon!

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SS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Stopped in for a Friday lunch and the restaurant was about half full but the service was pretty slow. Food was good and the pork belly burger was very good. Hoped for a better experience

w
Chicago
175 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Eating outside at Navy Pier is enjoyable. The food at Harry Caray’s Tavern fills the bill. Good bar food with a side of great people watching!!

DB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service in a great outdoor atmosphere! Perfect for a quick bite on a beautiful day!

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you for your great review, Debbie! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time with us at Harry Caray's Tavern and hope you will be back to see us again in the future!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We ended up in a section that the server was having trouble keeping up, and another server came over to ask if we had been helped 10 minutes after being seated. After keeping an eye on our section a while longer, he asked someone if he could take our order, since we weren't being served. Had it not been for that server, we would have left. The food was good. Prices a little higher, but expected for the location. We had a discount from the Shakespeare Theater, so we thought we would try it. It was also rather warm - not air-conditioned, so beware on hot days...

JM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

For me, a dining experience is mostly made up by 2 huge factors; customer service and the quality/taste of the food. Customer service could have been better, and I would say more of whatever process they have to assign guests to waiters. Our waiter was slammed. We didn’t see her/order our drinks until a good 15 minutes after we were seated. That is a no-no in my book, but the actually waitress, when we finally were attended to, was great. She (Rochine, with an Irish accent I believe?) knew her menu, she was ready to make suggestions/recommendations, and she was pleasant to be serviced by. My food was lukewarm though..and I’m not surprised, it took a bit of time to get to us as well. The fried pickles were good, and so were the flavors of my fried chicken sandwich and corn on the cob but the corn was over cooked and lukewarm, and the sandwich needed more of the sauce. But I must say; that chicken was cooked PERFECTLY! It was perfectly seasoned, battered and thinned out. My husband liked his food; he had the specialty burger, along with fries. The ketchup served here is delish (it’s either 87 or 78, forgot the name of it). And the memorabilia all around-outstanding. I would recommend to a small group or even just as a casual date night eatery at Navy Pier.

TB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribs were delicious, fall off the bone! Great flavor and tender pulled pork. The fried pickles are the best we’ve ever had. The pickle itself made me think of my grandmas homemade dill pickles, yum!

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Responded on July 17, 2019

What a great review, thank you so much! We are so glad to hear you loved everything and we hope you will be back to see us again in the future!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just ok. Food was so so, service was just ok.

G
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food took an hour to come to table. Two burgers and two chicken wings. Won’t go back. Manager very nice but kitchen needs to step it up.

AJ
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was a bit slow do to the crowds, but I wouldn't blame Harry Caray's for this. I'll visit again when it isn't a holiday.

As a side note, I will never visit the pier again for the 4th of July. Got caught with with my children in the violent Chaos; very traumatic.

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Harry Caray's Tavern! We appreciate your review and would love to welcome you back!

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LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Marcus was a nice guy. I hope that he is ok after the incident that night on the 4th.

D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed my meals at the other locations. Not really a big fan of the BBQ theme for the Navy Pier location. Food was good. Would have liked to see some fish option or fried calamari on the menu. The service and the atmosphere are really good. Good prices for Navy Pier.

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Harry Caray's Tavern. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed everything. We hope you will be back to see us at any of our Harry Caray's locations again in the future!

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GE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful day on the Pier. Loved our server and our dinners.

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Harry Caray's Tavern! It's great to hear you had such a lovely day and enjoyed your experience! We hope you will be back again in the future!

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g
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great room and ambience, food was fine but service was painfully slow when room was not that full.

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Harry Caray's Tavern. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and food but very sorry you received slow service. We hope you will be back to give us another chance in the future!

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OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok

JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Yes. Our table was ready on time, our server Shawn was great, and the food was good. Only question is why were we contacted saying we had not kept our reservation as we were there even a little early and enjoyed our time there.

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on July 8, 2019

Hi Jan! Thank you for joining us at Harry Caray's Tavern on Navy Pier! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and had great service from Shawn! We apologize for that confusion about the reservation. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again in the future!

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very touristy with overpriced bland food. Pulled pork was very dry, salad ingredients weren't fresh. Of four people, three were disappointed in the food. However, fried pickle appetizer was very good. Drinks took over 15 minutes to arrive after ordering and at that point we were informed one of the beers wasn't available, so it was another 5-10 minutes for that one. Server had many tables seated at once and was so busy we had to ask for her about three times. She was sweet and pleasant but overworked.

YY
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A very good experience and we thoroughly enjoyed. The memorabilia was great to look at. A true museum

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Harry Caray's Tavern! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope you will be back to join us again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Had a reservation at 11....arrived at 10:55 staff standing around then yelled from the door they dont open until 11:30....didnt care we had reservations that show 11 as I had text confirmation. Very disappointing service from the start so we ate at another restaurant.

EV
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My daughter and I brought my husband here as a Father's Day gift. Bought a $50 gift card with the receipt and was told at the restaurant that there was no money on it. Argued with staff for 15 minutes. Very rude about it all.

ST
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The location is great, and we had great service. Also were put in a quiet area as requested. However, fairly disappointed in the food. Had the barbecue sampler, and only really the pork was tasty. Had the wings as an appetizer and they were pretty dry. The macaroni and cheese side was just OK, and the corn on the cob side had an odd taste .

OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for Father’s Day. Good food and good good service

JN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner! We arrived about an hour early for our reservation and were hungry, so we decided to ask if they could get us in earlier and they were so kind and able to accommodate us. The service was fantastic, the food was incredible, and (as a lifelong Cubs/Harry Caray fan) the ambiance was perfect! Can't wait to go back again sometime.

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on June 25, 2019

What an excellent review, thank you Jamie! We are so glad you chose to join us at Harry Caray's Tavern and you enjoyed everything. We can't wait to welcome you back again in the future!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We ended up having a large group but initially made smaller group reservations which would have allowed us to get better service and check out in a timelier manner. We only had 1 server taking orders for 23 of us and there was not space for my Wife and I so we sat at a table close by but kept getting over looked for our order and/or service. The check out took much to long also causing us to leave after dark with 18 teens back to our downtown motel.....not the best scenario plus we didn't get to browse around as we hoped to.
My Wife and I shared spare ribs which were mostly great but it had a couple of very fatty areas so we paid for something we couldn't eat.
However with all that we would re-visit and recommend to friends.

JF
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were charged for items we didn’t eat and the food was just ok- not comparable to the Harry Caray’s on Dearborn. We won’t be back. We weren’t charged for our coffee in an attempt to compensate for the mistakes made.

m
New Orleans
263 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Our waiter was nice

Harry Caray's Tavern - Navy Pier
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you very much! These are all things we love to hear! We hope you will be back to see us again in the future at Harry's

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MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We went here for the 20% discount that Chicago Shakespeare patrons receive (we were going to a show after dinner). While our server was lovely, the food was disappointing. The Mac and cheese was over cooked to the point that I couldn’t chew some of the noodles and the pulled pork was super dry and tough. The spinach artichoke dip was good, though.

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