Ditka's - Arlington Heights

4.3
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769 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse

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About

Ditka's is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, private parties, and special occasions. The hospitality is what makes Ditka's the place to be! We offer a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, fresh fish, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and desserts that accommodate a broad spectrum of tastes and prices.

We do have 5 private rooms with patios included!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday : CLOSED
Tuesday : CLOSED
Wednesday : 4:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday : 4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday : 4:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday : 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday : 11:00am-8:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 496-3800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Wegener
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Private party facilities
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING DITKA’S FOR YOUR PRIVATE DINING NEEDS. OUR MENUS, SERVICE, AND INVITING ATMOSPHERE WILL ENSURE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COLLEAGUES. DITKA’S OFFERS PRIVATE ROOMS FOR ANY EVENT, AT ANY TIME…BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER OR RECEPTIONS. WE ARE EXPERTS AT PLANNING.
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Private party contact
Jessica Rice: (847) 496-3800
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilke
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Public transit
Metra via the Northwest Line. Arlington Park stop.
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Special events & promotions
Ditka's can hold private events for anywhere from 15 to 225 people. We have an array of food and drink packages, and can accommodate most setup requirements.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 769 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3based on all time ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Have dined here since it open... sad to see it will be closing

NS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are sad to see this place close. This has been a fantastic restaurant, but due to the lack of horse gamblers nowadays it seems like people are less frequenting this restaurant. Fortunately, the staff is transferring to the Oakbrook location and for those who did not they were given good severance.

R
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

They are closing in a week so I didn't think I would write a review but I was disappointed for the first time. I always give glowing reviews of this place. Don't go if you want to have one last meal there before they close. It may ruin your experiences there for good. I was disappointed. The wait staff didn't want to be there and couldn't answer any questions with anything but "I don't know, I don't normally work here". The food was average at best and this place is always top notch. Sorry to see it go. . . but disappointed in how they are obviously in a hurry to get out and didn't put the same care they normally do into things.

D
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 5

So sad to hear this location is closing. We went for our favorite of pot roast nachos and burgers. Who ever heard of pot roast nachos? But they are delicious. Burger was great.
Restaurant is old school. Quiet, soothing, low lighting, great for conversation without hearing your neighbor. Acoustics are great for keeping bar noise contained. Service is always excellent.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Be aware they have cut back on their hours. Over heard the hostess telling the family in front of us they were going to be closing for awhile when asked about the hours. Maybe for the season or renovation?
The experience was good nothing exceptional. Compared to over Ditka's I have been to it needs updating. Everything seemed worn out.

Food was good for the price. Service was ok. We had to ask for a bread basket & no one returned to see if everything was ok with the meal. She did return to ask about dessert.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Feast was excellent. Mikes beer good. Service by wait staff was excellent.

DC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Dinner with my husband

F
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent our third Thanksgiving family dinner at Ditka's eagerly anticipating a juice double cut pork chop. Unfortunately, the people sitting at the table we reserved sat for 45 minutes after they paid the bill chatting rather than moving to the bar area. Given were were seated an hour after our reservation, the manager picked up the round of drinks and appetizers, which was much appreciated. Everything was great as usual. We are sorry to see Dikta's go and wish everyone well.

SK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We loved the turkey fixed menu, especially the soup and pumpkin dessert.

p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always great!

MB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Thanksgiving Dinner with the family. Great value and great food although I would have liked to be able to order items from the regular menu as well.

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great for Thanksgiving. Make Reservations

YO
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been better! EVERYTHING was cooked to perfection. Very comfortable, staff was friendly and attentive. Worth every penny. I'd like to go back just to try other dishes!

MD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service as usual! Rose our waitress is the best there is!

RA
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the night at Ditka's. Although: I had to ask for more water. My wife's steak came out almost raw, when the order was for medium. The waitress took care of the situation immediately. We were not unhappy, just a little underwhelmed.

J
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like this restaurant, the food is great and service outstanding. It's too bad that it is closing, we will miss it tremendously.

LR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 9, including one high chair, and they managed to even give us a private room! We were celebrating 2 birthdays with family and had a really nice evening.

NS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Rose was absolutely wonderful!!! She was the best!!!! Great food and service and atmosphere!!

EO
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good service. Salad was fantastic. Main meal very good. Enjoyed.

K
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

food was bad for price. a steak for 38.00! terrible and dry...salmon portion was small. service bad!

M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Would be a good place to watch the Bears...of course....but the God Awful 70s hits soundtrack played the entire time.

AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst experience I've ever had in a restaurant, and I'm 58 years old.First time at Ditkas,ordered the pork chop and the inside was literally Pink!!!!! Called over waitress and got another pork chop 15 minutes later, my girl was finished eating already.....so I ate by myself. Excuse my language but the whole experience SUCKED!!!!!!!!

C
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My salmon was delicious as was the banana cream pie. Husband didn't care for the sauce on his Philly Cheese Steak sandwich.

RO
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

TJ our Waiter Gave us Excellent Service My Wife and I Enjoyed My 70th Birthday
Food was Good

a
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

I dine out a lot and Ditka's is very average. For a few $ more you can go to a proper stake house, upscale fish place / sushi, etc. The service was good, very good in fact, but the menu is limited and not all that exciting. Overall the value just isnt there at the price (180 for 3 with drinks). Look elsewhere.

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great
awesome
we'll be back
the pork chop was unbelievable
see you soon

KY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Parking is atrocious! Ditka's was less than half full - the nearby parking was reserved for Trackside VIP's! So I had to walk a very long way to the front door!! I ordered the Filet Sliders, I really liked them the last time I was there, but this time they were disappointing - won't do that again. Drinks were good but if you like a dry martini, be sure to ask or you will be able to taste the vermouth, big time! I was more into the fellowship than the food, but the food could have been better.

M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Not like ditkas in oak Brook

DC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place, great service. I had the crab cakes but wasn't happy with the flavor.

CS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How great that Ditkas honored my request for a quiet table for conversation. With 6 of us, we were placed in a small room off the main dining room with a round table. Perfect to share everyone’s stories. And as usual, service was great and our server, T.J. reminded us we had 10 min left of happy hour so we all took advantage of that. Food was great. We look forward to our next visit.

A
Chicago
150 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the crab bisque and it was a little salty for us. The crabcakes were good. The prime ribs were tender and juicy. The sautéed mushhroom and spinch was also a little salty for us. The server was very friendly and helpful.

TM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rose our waitress was fantastic! Great food, great service!!!!

J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nachos are delicious.

RM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely come back and recommend to family and friends.

A
Chicago
150 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the prime ribs and it was very juucy and tender. Our serve Kelly was very friendly and attentive.

JO
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambiance is excellent but wear a sweater or a sport coat, this restaurant is always very cold.

E
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! We were celebrating our anniversary and the hostess and waiter treated us like royalty.

The pot roast nachos are a must!

JE
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been customers of this Ditka's for years now and the service and food are always good, BUT they have now cut the menu to the bone, a single side of a single sheet to cover all courses. Any more cuts and it will not be worth even the short drive we have to get there.

s
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

While a drink order was taken immediately it took 15 min to get and also first time we were treated by our waitress. While I had the filet and it was awesome others in party had ribeye and very dissatisfied dry and appearance was not good.

S
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We sat on the patio which was very nice, but we had to go look for someone to wait on us (they kind of forgot about us) the manager apologized and gave us 2 free orders of pot roast nachos which was very nice of him. Nachos were very good.
All in all food was good, except mashed sweet potatoes were cold, 2nd time that happened there.
I think the wait staff need to be more attentive to the patio.

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