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Jambalaya

3.3
212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole
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You don’t have to go far to experience the tastes and nightlife of New Orleans. Visit Jambalaya on Bourbon Street for distinctive Cajun/American dishes and the area’s best live entertainment.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11a- 2pm Fridays & Saturdays
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Monday - Saturday
Bourbon Street Breakfast Buffet 9am-1pm Sundays
Closed Sunday Dinner
Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: 7am-1pm, 5pm-10pm
Christmas Day: 11am-10pm
New Year's Eve: 7am-12n, 4pm-1am
New Year's Day: 7am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
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Phone number
(630) 524-5005
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tiffany Tooker
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Park outside the Bourbon Street entrance, you'll find us on Bourbon Street.
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday Nights 9pm - 12am. DJs, Country, Rock, Blues, and Pop.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar
What 212 People Are Saying
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3.3  based on recent ratings
3.3
food
3.4
service
3.1
ambience
3.1
value
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

We sat down at 7 and didn't have water or drinks until 7:35. Even when we complained it didn't seem that important to anyone. Our server was apologetic but even after that the kids food took forever to come out. First and last time eating here. The food itself was average.

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vipjrlookalke (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I've been here before during a weekend night and the atmosphere was really fun. Food is OK, but a bit overpriced, in my opinion.

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MichaelR (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

5th time I have dined at Jambalaya. Restaurant is in same venue as history show I attended. Food is very good, especially the namesake jambalaya. However, service is worst of any restaurant I have gone to in my entire life. Consistently end up at a table in no-man's land where I need to find a manger to get any service. Repeatedly had to ask for silverware and hot sauce. This is typical for any of the times I have been there.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Waitress was verry busy did not come back for long time

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Kazaguya (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Came here on a mother/son "date" and I think I'm going to have to come back for a real date with my girlfriend. Great place to eat, nice people, and good food. Very accomadating. Ask for Lisa! Reservation recommended.

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Good (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good Cajun/Creole food. Excellent atmosphere ANF very good service from our newbie waitress. I believe her name is Jamie.

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Foxvalleygrl (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Truly great staff, food service was quick. Went on All YouCan Eat rib night (Sat), and the ribs were tender in some places and a little chewy in others, but overall a good value for the money. They just need a little more sauce. The bench seat in our booth was really worn out, but overall the atmosphere of the restaurant is nice enough. We had fun afterwards on Bourbon Street- went next door for ice cream and then to the arcade, but there's also an escape room, comedy club and other things to do here. I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a great dinner, especially because we had our wedding at pheasant run this past summer! The food was delicious and the service was great!

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vipWSeater (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Really?

Pheasant Run?

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The ribs for the "all you can eat" were very good. The meat just fell off the bone.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a great experience last year and tried again. This visit was opposite from last year. Service was not that good, food was not good and manager was standing talking to him one table only for about a half hour. Will find someplace to go to next year.

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ReineJade (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Very nice meal, great service, and quiet atmosphere. First time visit and we enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Not impressed with the food or the setting. Service was good.. maybe if we had been there a different time for live music it would have been better....

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Disappointing in food quality. Needs some redecorating.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was ok but food was horrible and we spent two days to digest it.

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CW17 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

The waitress, Isabella, was very attentive to our table for the full evening.

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hawk00 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was mediocre - not much ambience. Booths had a Mardi Gras pattern but the large wall near the dance floor was blank, Needs some improvement there. FGood doesn;t give the flair of New Orleans cuisine.

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vipMaryM (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Our server was great. Pulled pork tacos delicious. But this place needs major renovation

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Busyman98 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Restaurant was empty upon our arrival at 5:30pm which made me a slight bit concerned. We were greeted and sat immediately. Slight language barrier with server made getting menu recommendations difficult. She made sure to make us aware of the "all you can eat" Friday Fish Fry, but did not elaborate on what was included. Started with Seafood Gumbo that had all of the advertised ingredients, but lacked flavor, just like the Boudin Sausage Sandwich I ordered. Wife had the Jambalaya which she stated was just the right size and flavorful. Bill was presented quickly and visit was concluded with nothing overly special to brag about.

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Kelly (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was amazing! Jambalaya was made in house! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys cajun food! A little piece of Louisiana right outside of Chicago!

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