An Apple A Day & Meg's Cafe

4.5
58 reviews
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$30 and under
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A casual, family restaurant owned and operated by food enthusiasts and experienced chefs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients, originality and second-to-none taste. From our tasty, seasonal salads, to our fresh, delicious fish, to our homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes just like mom used to make, we are sure you will find something to delight your taste buds!
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Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service walking distance to Writer's Theater ~ wonderful combination!
Our waiter was friendly and attentive with good suggestions and honored my request to chop my salad.
Felt that our business was appreciated, will be back!

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VR
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always wonderful!

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S
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Vegetarian entrées were plentiful. Great location when going to writers theater afterwards. Highly recommend this restaurant due to the good service and the outstanding food. Don’t miss the desserts at the end.

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AL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful neighborhood restaurant with a wonderful catering service as well.

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H
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service great price. What more could you want?

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JD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliably good diverse menu with great healthy choices. I had an excellent fish in lemon beurre blanc, but the squash accompaniment was too sweet for my taste
Hot fresh bread is a plus.

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SS
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

They're so nice here and the choices are solid. My gazpacho was delicious but the fish tacos were really bland.

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R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Really enjoyed all the courses. Support local!!!

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HS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were absolutely shocked. We had a confirmed reservation and the restaurant was closed and that is terrible. We had no dinner before a show. Is it your fault or the restaurant’s fault to be so negligent ? Please advise.

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s
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice, quiet place to have dinner with friends. The fish and chicken dishes were well done and the service is very friendly and efficient.

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B
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was a little disappointed about the reduced menu, but otherwise, a great neighborhood restaurant!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice variety of options. Friendly service and good entrees.

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DR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in the area for high quality food, and delicious flavor profiles!! The staff is very accommodating and goes overboard to make sure every special request is fulfilled and all food allergy concerns are accommodated. Barbara, the owner, is a delight and her team mirrors this attribute! Book a reservation now! You won't be disappointed!!

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MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent "local" venue with vegetarian options. Great restaurant for a dinner prior to Writer's Theatre located one block away. Creative, well-prepared and well-presented menu.

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OT
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Meg's is a neighborhood gem that never disappoints. Food and service are top notch. The staff is accommodating and eager to please. Adjacent to Writers Theater, it's an icon on the North Shore.

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R
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, not crowded, nice service and a warm atmosphere - can't be beat prior to a Writer's Theatre play.

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a
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great salmon special!

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special restaurant!!! Love the food and ambience. We will be back.

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PC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

WE ARE AT APPLE A DAY A LOT FOR LUNCH, DINNER & CATERING.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS THE LATER TIME OF OUR DINNER, BUT BOTH THE SERVICE WAS WAY
OFF AND THE FOOD WAS FAIR. IT SEEMED THE STAFF THAT WERE THERE WHERE EITHER ANXIOUS TO CLOSE UP OR JUST PLANE TIRED!! TOOK FOREVER TO GET THE WAITER TO TAKE OUR DESSERT ORDER AS WELL AS THE CHECK.
THIS WAS REALLY AN OFF NIGHT . OUR FRIENDS WERE REALLY NOT HAPPY EITHER

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KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ab Fab !! Que rico !! We will be bck !! Waitress - LaLe - the best !!

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the trout special and it was without a doubt the most wonderful fish dinner I’ve ever had. Cooked to perfection and delightfully seasoned. The rice pilaf was equally delicious.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Meg’s Cafe is an ideal spot before Writers Theatre - just a block or two from the theatre. Mostly serving comfort food with wine and beer options - they are very aware of patrons’ need to get to the theater on time - and handle a full restaurant with friendly service

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JH
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Chicken Pot Pie. Filling was very dry. There was not enough of the usual gravy or sauce on the inside. Everything else about the restaurant experience was great. We will certainly return.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Start to finish!!

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NW
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful comfort food served in a cozy room with a fireplace. Perfect place for dinner before attending a play at the Writer's Theater (located just around the block). Hubby and I both had the chicken pot pie--perfect amount for him, half leftover for me which I reheated and enjoyed again two days later. Perfect flaky crust, plenty of veggies and chicken in a tummy-warming gravy. We had the drunken shrimp as an appetizer and that was delicious as well. Soup is included: I had the butternut squash (sweet) and hubby had the tomato (savory). We'll definitely be back again!

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HC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Perfect pre- Writer’s Theatre spot! Friendly, unpretentious, delicious healthy food, and a 2-minute stroll from the theater.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meg’s Cafe is a cozy, friendly cafe with food prepared in a fresh, appetizing manner. The soups are very tasty and the desserts delicious. We look forward to visiting again.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a nice experience. They had a photographer take pictures of couples, a caricaturist, give us a a bouquet of tulips and a box of valentine candy. Of and the food was great topped off by awesome desserts.

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R
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our pre-theater dinner at Meg's Cafe; the service was excellent and we were seated at a warm table on this cold evening.

Our food was excellent and tasty, not expensive.

Highly recommended.

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f
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Our salmon was really dry. The taco's and chicken salad looked good and seemed fine.

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OT
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Meg's is always nice and a great neighborhood choice.

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G
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always fine good comfort food well prepared at moderate prices

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P
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite and has been for years. Consistently superior, neither pricey nor flashy, just excellent.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

This is the most poorly managed restaurant on the North Shore. I had made a reservation and requested a specific table. The walk in party ahead of me was given that table. This is not the first time I have experienced treatment like this. I will not return to this restaurant.

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E
Chicago
440 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back here again! Food just as good, menu just as interesting, service just as efficient as last visit. And we’ll be back!

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H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in Glenco. Excellent food, great service and a great price. Close to Writer's Theater.

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N
Chicago
126 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great but there was one waitress fir the entire restaurant. We were given dessert menus and 1/2 hour later still had not seen the waitress. Never could order dessert.

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m
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been here twice for lunch, but never for dinner. Both times lunch was good, but dinner was a bit disappointing. 2 of us had fish entrees. The salmon was overcooked and had almost no seasoning. The whitefish was properly cooked, but again, had no flavor. The third entree of chicken was good. Salads and fresh bread was very good - just need a little work on the seasoning for the fish entrees.

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CA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food her is always fresh and current. The chef takes extra care with the ingredient combinations. This is my favorite restaurant on the Northshore. The service is friendly and just-right attentive. The decor is of a French bistro and in the winter there is a fire in the fireplace. Someday I hope to get seated there!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service wasn’t good. Food wasn’t hot when we did get it. Not returning.

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