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Odyssey Cruises Chicago

4.7
17 reviews
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$50 and over
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Dinner Cruise
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Your mini escape. The evening that stands out from all the rest. For a whole new way to experience Chicago, come aboard the elegant Odyssey. Fine dining, upscale DJ entertainment and a sophisticated ambiance – all with the stunning Chicago skyline as your backdrop.


You’ll enjoy creative appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared fresh, on board daily by our Executive Chef and culinary team. Dance to the music or sit back and relax as Chicago’s famous skyscrapers drift past your window. It all combines for an experience unlike anything else in the city.


Perfect for parties of 2-700, Odyssey has private space and customized cruises available. Cruising year-round from Chicago’s famed Navy Pier.


Weeknight dinner cruises including all taxes & fees start at approximately $139 per person. Weekend fireworks dinner cruises start at approximately $177 per person.
*This page does not reflect our full availability.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Dinner Cruise, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:15am - 2:00pm


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:45pm, Saturday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 7:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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(888) 957-0181
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Lake Shore Drive
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Parking details
Primary public parking is located in an 1800-space lot on Navy Pier, directly across from Mystic Blue Cruises. In the event that the Navy Pier parking lot is filled to capacity, a number of nearby lots (3 or 4 blocks west) offer convenient parking.

We suggest allocating an additional 30-minutes for parking during the summer, weekends and holidays as space can be limited.
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Public transit
The CTA provides seven bus lines with more than 200 buses serving Navy Pier daily. These are #29 State St, #65 Grand Ave, #66 Chicago Ave. and the #124 Navy Pier Express.During weekday rush hours, the #2 Hyde Park Express (stops running at 9:10pm), #120 Northwestern/Wacker Express and the #121 Union/Wacker Express (stops running at 10:00pm).
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Entertainment
DURING BOARDING: Light music played dockside will help you unwind.

AFTER LEAVING THE DOCK: Your DJ will create a chill yet energizing atmosphere with popular music suited to your cruise, setting the tone for a night of dancing on beautiful Lake Michigan.

WHILE DINING: Our cruise host will mingle with guests and celebrate everyone’s special occasion. Our rooftop lounge is the perfect place to relax with some light music and take in the world-famous Chicago skyline.
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Special events & promotions
Host an event on the water your guests will never forget. Odyssey is the perfect venue for connecting and celebrating life's best moments -- from anniversaries and client dinners, to family reunions and more.

Treat your group to a brunch, lunch or dinner cruise any time of year. From a group of 20 to a private deck or a whole ship charter, our complimentary event coordinators are available to seamlessly execute every detail.
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Banquet, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Nothing compares to the dynamic, unique experience of a group event on the water. Delicious food and drinks, top entertainment and stunning views combine for an experience your guests won’t forget. Aboard our ships events from business meetings to special celebrations take on a whole new energy.

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Sat 6:00AM - 2:00PM

What 17 People Are Saying
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JLJB (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was not very good but the ambiance and being on the boat was lovely. They allowed me to swap out the side that came with my dinner for steamed veggies, which I appreciated, but the veggies served tasted like those frozen microwaveable mixed vegetable bags and the salmon was overcooked.

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vipkayley39 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Need to fix the Open Table booking for this restaurant with a more prominent alert that a credit card is needed for the confirmation of your reservation. We made our reservation using the Open Table app-- the requirement for a credit card to hold the reservation was not readily apparent. Thus, when we arrived they had no record of our reservation. Luckily, seating was available and we were able to obtain seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

The food and atmosphere were a 10..Our server Jamar was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2017

Need to do it if you haven't. The menu is limited, the cocktails are great, the food was very good the serve was 5* the cruise on the Chicago waterfront is unwatchable and the food, service and drinks make it worthwhile. Not a 5* restaurant but still white linen table cloths, comfortable seating so, no complaints. My reservation experience really sucked and included lots of confusion I think over the company trying to get out of cooperating with OpenTable. I am following up on that as I am an Opentable fan

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Charles (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2017

View is the only selling point. Food is below average

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

We took advantage of a fixed price menu as part of Chicago Restaurant Week.
The hardest part was booking it, as you will need to contact the Odyssey directly. And there are some additional fees.
However, it was a great deal the city views and the staff were amazing.
Food was great, it was very nice and romantic!
There was a DJ on the dance floor.
Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

We took the Thanksgiving luncheon cruise which was a wonderful experience. The waitresses we veey friendly and accommodating. Would definitely do this again.

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vipDewi (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2015

I took the Sunday dinner, which leaves Navy Pier before sunset. It was a beautiful unmatched scenery of Chicago. The ship is nice. The deck is very nice. Food was okay. Not the greatest, and very little options, but it is not a big deal. What I didn't like is:
1- Charging kids the same amount as adults (a kid to have a Mac'n'cheese for $100+ is way too much)
2- I couldn't find regular black tea, which was astonishing
3- Charging $104 extra to have a window seating, while other tables are not less special/
4- Didn't accept my request to put a birthday cake in the kitchen. Any humans' restaurant will have a big enough fridge to take in a cake.
5- Server was offering the choice of drinks that they don't have on board.

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MarioD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

The staff was excellent! We went for our 16th wedding anniversary and they made sure to really take care of us.

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Heather (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

The cruise was great, excellent atmosphere, the food was okay, not the quality I was expecting from the price, could use some improvement

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on August 22, 2014

Would not accept Open Table Dining Cheque.
Request for window table for special occasion was ignored, reservation was made well in advance for this to be honored.
Noise level was LOUD. EXTRAS ON LIMITED MENU WERE OVERPRICED.

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Mrlc87 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 26, 2014

Love the ambiance. Great cityscape of Downtown Chicago. Crews are very accomodating. Would recommend this place.

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vipnotpicky (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 15, 2014

can't beat the view--wonderful for special occasions

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WarswawRun (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2014

The food, ambiance and dancing make this a great special occasion spot. We did need to remind our server of a couple of upgrades we had purchased but all issues were promptly addressed and the evening was a complete success. We upgraded to the filet, but the standard meal choices were abundant in quantity and were very appealing. A fun choice for a dressed up night out.

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RRH1 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2013

The boat makes you feel like you are on a merry go 'round as the boat go in circles about 8 times during a 3 hr cruise. I was expecting a longer 1/2 hr up along the lake shore and back to Navy Pier. Service was mediocre at best. The food acceptable, nothing to right home about it and look warm. The Seafood linguine was greasy, the steak, an up charge of $19 was tough. The desert was served on a buffet style and again nothing good.

Was glad I did it once but will not do it again.

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Theaterbuff (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2013

We booked a dinner cruise on the Odyssey in late August in celebration of a significant birthday and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and more than substantial (the lobster tail was fantastic) and the service was excellent. Dining while viewing the magnificent Chicago skyline is quite simply a wonderful experience. An added treat was watching the fireworks while sipping a glass of wine on the top deck sitting in comfortable sofas being entertained by the talented guitarist. The entertainment on the other decks (DJ) was very enjoyable and allowed those of us of "a certain age" to slow dance. I recommend this dining and sailing experience to everyone (but keep the kiddies home).

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Takechanman1 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2012

It is very good for special occasion for special evening to remember. Food was quite good, but I rather have more fish dish selection. But atmosphere and out side of Chicago night line is excellent view! And you could certainly enjoy beautiful fire works in the end of the cruise finale at Saturday night! Thanks for the memorable cruise dinner!

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