North Branch

4.5
398 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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"Genuine Food & Drink" is our motto. Our scratch kitchen, fun and friendly staff, and casual atmosphere makes North Branch a great spot for any occasion. With 10 flat screen TV's, a full bar, and great menu, we are the best place to watch your favorite sports team. Come and join us for our "Genuine Food & Drink"
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vipMartinL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome as usual.

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vipsarahb
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly different menu but our favs still there. Can’t beat the chicken tenders and cheese curds for comfort food

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AllisonV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you get a chance to eat at north branch stop by there

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CarolF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great, he recommended his favorite wings and they were delicious.

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Sammie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, for a great value.

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vipMartinL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day dinner

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BarryF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good!

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vipLeah
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite weekly places. Always consistent in both food and fabulous service.

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vipaaronz
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was not good. Server was very inattentive.

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vipHelena
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great grilled shrimp tacos and hamburger! Popular spot on a Saturday night.

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Claw
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to go for pizza or burgers.

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vipMamaBear
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The menu is very ambitious. Unfortunately the food doesn’t hold up. I feel it’s kind of a pizza, burger place. Everything else was just ehhhh. Service was pleasant and cheerful. Our reservation was at 5:30pm before the dinner crowd. I would go back and stick to the pizza!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service! Food is always good.

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cgadwright
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Service friendly and good. Food was bland. Perfect for a nursing home, hospital or airline. Meh. Management gave a free appetizer coupon good on a return visit. We gave it to the table next to us. Not going to return. On a positive note - had a nice range of beer selection.

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BarryF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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vipHankP
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

North Branch is a great neighborhood/family restaurant. The menu has just been upgraded but the selection of dishes hasn't changed -- and is good and very well prepared. The hamburger this past Sunday night was not as big as in the past. Hope that's not a sign of a new standard.

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BarryF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good in all catagories!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good menu food and drink selections. The portions were generous and ribs were very good. Casual dining with cozy decor good for couples or families with kids. Only problem was the service was a little lacking as the waitperson was inattentive and ambivalent. Otherwise, we will definitely return.

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vipAlexF
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place for good food, availability and the menu variety. It is our "go to" place when we cant figure out what we're in the mood for. Even the kids rarely complain when we go here and thats saying alot.

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vipMartinL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome.

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vipFrancie1
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good! We will return👍

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ImIra2
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good. Great choices. Service was friendly and helpful.

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vipDoubleF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Meeting up with former work colleagues. The order was messed up he served the wrong burgers to all three of us and we asked which was which.

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vipGeorgeL
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated right away. The waiter was friendly and helpful. We had special orders which were handled perfectly. The food was very good. We had a nice time.

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vipRichardK
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was busy but the service was not up to par ! Had to wait to even find my server

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SteveF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. A place where my whole family enjoys eating.

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vipDaveM
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

North Branch serves a broad menu of mostly basic food but it’s always extremely well executed. Examples from our last visit are fried chicken (excellent), shrimp Po’boy in a pita, and pot stickers. This is a regular stop for us. Disappointed they were out of the giant pretzels on our last visit but no big deal.

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vipGeorgeL
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and seated right away. Our server was friendly and took our drink order and then gave us time to make our selection. We didn't wait long to be served. All of the meals came on time. The serving size was generous and the food was hot. Our drinks were refilled almost as soon as they were empty. We were not rushed when the check arrived. Overall it was an enjoyable evening. This level of service has always been consistent. Great burgers...best in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First visit here. Enjoyable but a bit noisy for me even with hearing aids out. Able to converse though. Waitress was very likable and friendly. Hamburgers were unusual and good. (Mine was a bit rarer than I would’ve wanted). If I had to do dessert over again I would’ve picked the smaller one for 1-2 people rather than larger for 4 of us. I loved the potstickers but if we would’ve eliminated wine, appetizer and dessert it would’ve been more affordable. Burgers are 15. alone. A slice of fresh fruit would’ve been ideal with my yummy burger. All of us are struggling with weight over 50 and need smaller portions especially on dessert. It would be nice if you had servers bring out a visual sample of desserts/sizes to help us make best choice. My bill for 2 of us was 60. + tip. The other couple’s bill was 48.+ tip. Next I want to try the Greek salad. Oddly I had an allergic reaction to the white wine moscato which was a brand movendi I never had before. Will be back.

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vipASDFM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our visit started out poorly; our group of six was put in a corner in the back with very poor lighting. We then learned that the new menu, besides being very poorly designed, has removed two of the signature items - the namesake North Branch burger, and the tater tots. The food was good-not-great, and our waiter was delightful. It just seemed like they'd taken one step forward and two steps back.

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vipKarenR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great menu selection, great service. Dining room is a bit noisy

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vipMartinL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual.

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vipMartone
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service. Very good food

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vipTrinka
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fried chicken was very good! Drinks were very reasonably priced. Restaurant needs updating and bathrooms were messy.

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vipJamesG
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. Great for families and friends

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Glvw0414
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Meal selections were okay
Service was attentive
Ordered tonic water. It was served as club soda. Sent glass back but manager insisted that it was tonic water. Tonic water has a distinct taste which this was not!! Still charged for the drink.

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vipjaiken
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and gluten free options! I love the location and service is always excellent.

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Colsie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service has always left a bit to be desired, but this visit was exceptionally terrible. Food is always consistently decent, though nothing to get really excited about...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service

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vipMartinL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was awesome. Service could’ve been better.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from North Branch using the Order Online button. North Branch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 813-6400.

North Branch is rated 4.5 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.