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About Ditka's - Chicago

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.

100 E. Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Michigan & Rush

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 587-8989

Website:
http://www.ditkasrestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
John Vincent sings the songs of Frank Sinatra
Thursday: 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00pm - 12:00am

Parking Details:
$15.00

Public Transit:
Red Line - Chicago Avenue

Executive Chef:
Scott Wegener

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Ditka Hospitality is what makes our Restaurant so special. Setting the example himself,"Da' Coach" is in the restaurant most evenings, greeting and acknowledging his many fans and customers. The goal of the restaurant's staff is simply "to have our guests want to return."

Ditka's - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.5

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4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (128)
Good for a Date (95)
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Good for Anniversaries (75)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Good for Groups (72)
Casual (71)
Fun (69)
Comfort Food (62)
Worth the Drive (61)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Bar Seating (55)
Romantic (49)
Cozy (46)
Authentic (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Happy Hour (39)
Great for Lunch (36)
People Watching (36)
Live Sports (34)
Hot Spot (33)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Kid-friendly (29)
Great Beer (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Great for Brunch (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Late-night Find (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Seasonal (15)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Live Music (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Healthy (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

We love Ditka’s. A go to place for us in Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Co-worker promotion

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, we had the special, blackened mahi mahi and lobster risotto. Food was only overshadowed by the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I must admit this is not my first time going to this restaurant and the other times were great, I enjoy the food and the servers. But this time I decided to get a reservation and we sat upstairs with the tv and I was still hoping to catch the game on Valentine’s Day. Here’s the issue, this ruined my entire night, the singing man. I have no idea who said having live music would set the mood and make people happy. Because it was A TERRIBLE IDEA!!!!!!!! He was singing too loud to the point where I had to practically sit on my husbands lap to hear what he was saying, ievery bite of food I took it seemed as though nails were scratching a chalk board. I had no clue he was going to sing the entire evening without taking a break. They should tell people that he’s up there and give people the option to listen or not I wanted a nice evening with my husband and I did not enjoy that part of the night. But otherwise I enjoyed the Valentine’s Day special and the food is worth it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Made reservations to see John Vincent on Valentines Day. Loved the food-we made a meal out of several appetizers: oysters, shrimp, (huge) pot roast nachos, bisque. Wine and beer were very good. Our waitress was so efficient and personable.
The best part of our evening was John Vincent! His voice is incredible-he sang perfect tunes of Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong and Dean Martin.
We'll be back to see him!!

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I had the filet mignon rare+ - medium rare and was made to perfection. Each bite was succulent, throw a pinch of salt and pepper and I can easily say it was one of the better steaks I’ve eaten. Will be back soon

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy the Great food and service and of course the ambiance!! Once of my fav places when I visit The Windy City!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was great and so was the food. We were so full we had the Ditka's banana cream pie as a take out. It was also delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great steak! Good service. Too loud, and 50s music? Killed the vibe.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary dinner was amazing. Awesome server lee

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and could not have found a better place to be than Mike Ditka's. We were thoroughly pleased with their expedient, professional service of seating and serving us. Our server was extremely courteous and on target. Our food was delicious and abundant! I had to take my dessert home! No room for it! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything great here as usual. Went for brunch. Their crispy bacon is the best anywhere. Excellent service, they're all over you. A+

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Ditka's is consistently the best value, highest quality and friendliest staff in downtown Chicago.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Casual, Disabled Access, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service, beautiful decor. Definitely will go again!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waiter, Mark, was very personable, knowledgeable regarding the menu options, attentive, and had a good sense of humor. Our food was perfectly prepared, and all choices from appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts were terrific! We all over-ate, so that's a compliment to the chef. I highly recommend Ditka's!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our husband and I had a great date night at Ditka’s. The food and service were exceptional! Would definitely recommend Ditka’s.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

One of our favorites. Never disappoints. Great food and service. The pot roast nachos a must.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was delicious, and great service. The sea bass was amazing! Husband enjoyed his filet mignon. Banana cream pie was so good. Love Ditka's!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The banana cream pie is delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very good food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. Conversation friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was excellent but our waiter made the entire experience amazing! His name escapes me at the moment, but he gave excellent recommendations on the menu and volunteered alternate suggestions to really enhance our meal. We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We chose this restaurant to try it out during the restaurant week. Everything was great from the moment we walked in. We ordered steaks and they were done to the perfection! It was a cozy evening. Kudos to all the team!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience, great food. Double Cut pork Chop and Wedge Salad a must. Carlos, my server or as he wants to called " Los" was very knowledgeable, fun and entertaining.

He made the night, Andy the GM was also great and very accommodating since i made an error in my reservation and he helped out and saved the night.

Worth the trip and a must if you get "Los"

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a great time for my wife's 50th bady dinner with 2 of our best friends . We came all the way from Tampa Fl. to velebrate and were not disappointed . We will visit Ditkas again . our server was super helpful . sorry i forgot his name .

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Decided to book at Ditka's after reading several reviews but it really was a very disappointing experience. The ambiance was good and service fast but the Paddle Steak (bone-in ribeye) was tough and stringy and most of it wasn't eaten. Additionally the blue cheese crust for the rib eye was just chilled cheese placed on top of the prime rib ordered. The wait staff did not offer a replacement or bill deduction for this which was very disappointing also. There seems no place on the website to submit a complaint, so given Ditka's an opportunity to make a gesture retrospectively is difficult, hence this review.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing steaks! Also extremely accommodating wait staff. Will definitely go back and highly recommend!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Seating was immediate with our OpenTable reservation. The atmosphere upstairs was very nice and the wait staff were excellent. We enjoyed the wonderful pot roast nachos, double pork chops, and pies. Can’t wait to return!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First time at Ditka's on Chestnut Street, Chicago. Loved everything about this place, reasonable Valet Parking, Coat Check, excellent drinks, friendly and accommodating bartenders and waitstaff and most importantly excellent food. We arrived early for a 7:30pm dinner reservation and were seated at the first floor bar until reservation time. This place was hyperactive with customers and staff. Drinks and wine were both very good and service was attentive and bartender, Jason, was great. We ended up ordering a half an order of the Pot Roast Nachos at the bar and they were delish!
Upstairs dining room was nicely laid out and tablecloth. Waitstaff upstairs was also very attentive and accurate with orders and timing.
I ordered the Meatloaf which was the best I have ever had, so juicy and melt in your mouth great with barbecue sauce and piled high with creamy mashed potatoes and stacked with onion string fries on top and corn bread on the bottom....it made a memorable presentation and a hearty serving. My boyfriend had their house burger plate and it looked wonderful....he was very satisfied with it.
Now, the only comment I would make is that they have entertainment upstairs and they need to have a small stage or raised up area for the entertainment, singer to perform instead of standing in the far corner of the bar lounge area...they should center this between the main dining room and bar. They have a great singer, John Vincent, singing there regularly and they need a proper platform that would better showcase him in both areas. My one and only criticism.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Live Music, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The Pot roast nachos, the meatloaf, and Da Chop are some of the best items in the menu. This place never disappoints!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We went during Restaurant Week and there were many great choices. The food was outstanding and so was the service. Looking forward to our next visit

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Called in advance to find out the corkage fee policy. Was told that the first three bottles are free and twenty dollars after that. I repeated what she said since I was amazed that first three bottles were free. She confirmed. I brought a red and a white in an then was charged a corkage fee. I mentioned this to the server and he said it was for only one bottle. However, he graciously took the fee off. Management, please get on the same page about corkage and post it clearly on your website. Server was excellent as was the restaurant week menu. I was not a fan of being placed in a room with so much Packer paraphernalia.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great restaurant week menu and service! We loved the banana cream pie and prime rib melted in our mouth!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely enjoyed the location and history - and the food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

One of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had, loved Ditkas in Oak Brook and Chicago did not disappoint. Our server, sorry don't remember his name was fantastic and very attentive. Food was very good and drinks well poured, can't say enough about Ditkas! Thanks Mike and keep up the good work.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Cozy, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

other than having to watch judge judy instead of college basketball at the bar waiting for our table.... it was excellent! Best Meatloaf i’ve ever had!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent restaurant week choice! Our prime rib and da’ pork chop were cooked to perfection and the place was packed with happy customers!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

So we decided to finally try Ditka’s and after all the great reviews felt good that the decision with spending the money on this dinner was a good one. First off we asked for a dinner for 4 and I mentioned in our reservation that my grandson would be with so we would need a high chair. They sent us up them made us wait while they got our table ready for a high chair 10 - minutes. But hay was nothing really. The real problem was paying $35 for a grizzly steak with no sides. I will admit that the pot roast nachos were good and my grandson liked his sweet potato fries but who can mess those up. Our waiter Kyle was attentive and a good waiter however we got the feeling that he judged his tip by our appearance. Needless to say we had our one experience at Ditka’s will definitely not return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Absolutely amazing!! The BEST dinner we've had in a very long time! We took our kids ages 5, 7 and 10 and they loved it too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Discovered this place on our trip to Chicago last winter, and were sure to return this time. There is a reason why it is one of the top-rated restaurants in Chicago: The food and service are both excellent! The venue itself is "comfortably worn", but still elegant, and the place is always packed. We arrived this year at 5:45 PM on a Saturday (we had a reservation, which is a MUST), as we had tickets to a play at 8 PM. We were seated promptly and, upon asking to sit by the fireplace, the waiter obliged. We were pleased to discover it was RESTAURANT WEEK in Chicago, and were happy to enjoy wonderful food with reduced pricing ($44 for salad, filet and dessert, or $33 for pork chop, salad and desert). The food was excellent, as expected, and the place filled up completely about half and hour after we arrived. My husband and I each had the 8-oz. filet, and our friends enjoyed the Pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes. The food was delicious and the service is impeccable, as expected! If you don't want to have a heavy dinner, there is also lighter fare. I will return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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