Ditka's - Chicago

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Ditka's Restaurant, located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast between Rush & Michigan, is a Chicago Landmark. Ditka's has a decidedly understated sports motif, white linen table cloths, hardwood floors, intimate leather booths & rich mahogany wood accents. Known for Chops & Steaks including the signature dish "Da Pork Chop" along with a wide variety of fresh, sustainable seafood and contemporary American classics. The lunch menu is full of wonderful fresh salads, protein bowls & sandwiches including the "Best Burger in Chicago", the Fridge Burger. Service is approachable & friendly in a comfortable atmosphere. Don't be surprised to catch sight of Da Coach himself.
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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neal, our waiter, was great. He really made our son, Max, feel special on his birthday.
Thank you!

SJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food is outstanding.

WB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and experience. Would highly recommend

DW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ditka’s is a great steakhouse in a convenient location. I had the filet and it was extremely lean and flavorful. I will certainly dine here again when I’m back in Chicago. Well done!

P
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We get to Chicago 4 or 5 tines a year and this is one of our favorites. Service is always great, cant go wrong with the pork chop, my wife got the fish, which was very good, just a tad bit of a smaller portion.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The pot roast nachos were definitely as advertised. Steaks were cooked perfectly as well. Highly recommend a stop here. You will not be disappointed.

OT
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for Fabrication show. Met up with friends for an enjoyable evening. Ordered the Pork nachos and filets. Excellent food and service we always have when we come in town every year!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place overall! Our waitress, Rae, was fantastic. The food all came out piping hot and the Pot Roast Nachos were a must!!

j
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my nephew who is a big Bears fan.
Food was great and all the people were there for
the Bears game. Service is top notch and we enjoyed it a lot. Would go back again and again.

JF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food, menu was limited but what you would expect for a steakhouse.
There was live entertainment but it wasn’t extremely loud. You could still carry on a conversation.

WB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rae is an excellent server. She took great care of our party. We would go back anytime!

FP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As a first time there we had to ask the waiter if we can order, we arrived 30 min early and got seated. However we were placed away from everyone and were served last. Menu online seemed different, prices were not bad for quality of food. Twice baked potatoes were great, ribs I personally thought had to much sauce but fell off the bones!

P
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as usual. Never had a bad meal yet.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We had reservations that they couldn't find so the sat us in the bar. We had 2 kids with us. It was crowded loud and people kept bumping into the chairs so I had to move the kids to the inside of the booth and sit the adults in the chairs. We were never offered the dining room where when we made the reservations I assumed we would sit. For 200+dollars..not worth it. Won't do it again and take the chance of no table. I thought that was what reservations were for. The server kept apologizing for the poor kids..she was great. Again 200 for dinner..not worth it.

k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good and the service is even better!

OT
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience and always hits the mark. Sure you can go to more high end restaurants, but being from the south and looking for the balance Ditka'scar throws a touchdown everytime. Never a disappointment.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great lunch here while I stayed at the hotel next door. The service was great, and there were plenty of Bears memorabilia to check out. Food was good and the portions were good sized.

C
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ditka’s is one of our favorite places. It’s popular and busy and frequently noisier than we really like. But, it’s a very well run place....better than the majority of Chicago restaurants. It’s not a place for foodies....nothing shockingly inventive about their menu. But, we like their menu offerings because they are well conceived and executed and delivered to the table within a reasonable time by professional service staff!

PA
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The total experience is always good. It's a little too noisy but all else is great.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for this review!

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GK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

You won't miss anything by missing this place. Awful ambiance....little eating rooms...average food. We will not return.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’d noted it was my husbands birthday in my reservation, but it was never acknowledged. It was only after we got the check and my husband went to the restroom that I was able to flag her down and ask if there was anything special that could be done for his birthday.
Our server was perhaps new to her role and lacked the polish and level of service I’d come to expect from Ditkas. She came back once after the food arrived and asked if we wanted more drinks but never asked how our food was (asparagus was woody and nearly inedible). She also never came back to check on us - only to ask if we wanted the check. We would have ordered another drink.
Again - a fine dinner and fine service, but it left me wanting more out of the experience at the end of the night.

OT
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Disappointed that Johnny Vincent is no longer appearing in the upstairs lounge, but the ambiance at Ditka's remains first rate, together with the food. My daughter and I each had the crab bisque, which was wonderful, and shared the bbq rib entree and the lobster mac & cheese. The entree was more than two of us could finish...and the service was excellent. Hope Mike keeps this location and finds a new entertainment source.

DC
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early dinner tonight. I’ve been many times at Ditka’s Chicago. Today I had the baby back ribs. Fantastic. Perfect Saude. Meaty. Not fatty. Big portion. Took half home for tomorrow. Two weeks Aco has the prime rib which is sort of new to the dinner menu. It was perfectly cooked. Tender. Get it with the whipped mashed potatoes! Nicki my server was very nice and attentive. Staff are really friendly and welcoming.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

I will pass this along to Nikki. Thank you for this great review.

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R
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and great service. The only reason I didn’t give a straight 5 stars was the noise level. I don’t like to have to shout and lean in to hear my companion.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

It can get quite noisy in our restaurant. I apologize for that. Thank you for the great comment about our food and service.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a business dinner and Jessica Shearer was great to work with. Excellent service - I would definitely recommend.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

I will let Jessica know about your dinner. Thank you for choosing us with so many other options in the city. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

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AE
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Ditka’s when visiting Chicago. We love the food and atmosphere and that it is family friendly! We recently read that it might close the end of this year and we hope that doesn’t happen! The steaks are amazing as well as the lobster Mac n cheese!!!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

We are not closing at the end of the year. Thank you for your visits. We are looking forward to your next visit.

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DR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, as expected !! The server, Steve, did an excellent job with our orders and service......and all from memory.
Definitely going to Da’ Coach’s place again !!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

I will pass this on to Steve. Thank you for your patronage.

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TP
Mexico City
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 4 comes to Chicago annually for a Bears game. This year was our 10th consecutive trip and we always include Ditka's in our 2 day plan. We are only 4-6 for the 10 Bears games, but 10-0 with Ditka's. They are a steak, chop and seafood house, so don't expect chefs who slave over each dish, but they do everything they attempt in a first-class fashion and provide excellent value as well.

The waitress even kept us from ordering more food than we could handle, which was much appreciated.

I would never ever visit my hometown in the future without including a stop at Ditka's as one of my highlights.

RZ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent place to watch the bears game

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for coming here. BEAR DOWN!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was great to be able to make a reservation to ensure we got a booth in the bar area before the start of the Bears game! It may get noisy and exciting during the game, and it's a terrific place to enjoy pot roast nachos, a great bloody Mary, and of course steak!

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Went here a year ago and had a great experience, but the dinner Saturday night was way below expectations. The food was okay, not great not bad but just ok. The downside was our server
forget to place our order for sides, so we ate in shifts. Also, she forgot our dessert order and after a 20 minute wait she went and got our piece of pie. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was super busy, but figured they would have that figured out. With all the steak houses in Chicago we will find another one on our next visit.

DD
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was late for reservation and they were very understanding and accommodating. Service was outstanding!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Glad to hear you could make it! Thank you for your review.

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but our server was better!!! She was outstanding!!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Wow, thank you for this review. Do you remember her name by chance? I would love to pass this along.

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food great service was a little noisy but great atmosphere.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your visit. It can get a little loud in here. But hey, It's Da' Coach's Place!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Everything on the menu is delicious!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your visits. We look forward to seeing you next time.

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Would’ve preferred to not be stuck in the noisy bar for such an expensive meal

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for writing this! We appreciate you taking the time, and we appreciate your visit!

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TO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you!

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best prime rib I've had in a long time. We are from out of town and were going for a lot of the "gimmick" but everything was top notch: the service, the feel and all of the memorabilia , the drinks and especially the food. Great steakhouse that I would love to come back to on my next Chicago visit.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

We are looking forward to your next visit. Thank you for coming in.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind staff. Great food prices considering its downtown Chicago Fantastic resturant.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review.

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