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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 clothes, hardwood floors, intimate leather booths & rich mahogany wood accents. Chef Tom Kenny presides over the menu with passion & expertise. 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 & 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:
Tom Kenny

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Please join us for brunch, lunch or dinner this Christmas Eve. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service, they will help to guide you through the wide variety of items on our menu & will assist in selecting the perfect wine to complement your meal. We are open 10am-10pm.

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Private Dining

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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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

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 (115)
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Comfort Food (57)
Worth the Drive (49)
Live Sports (48)
Hot Spot (41)
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Romantic (40)
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Cozy (39)
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 (Toledo)·Dined 2 days ago

We love Ditka's and eat there every visit to Chicago. Food and service excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Ditkas never disappoints. Great variety !! Many choices for brunch. Excellent service, as usual. Decently priced!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

We were a half hour early and they provided a very nice waiting area at the hotel next door. The steaks were outstanding and the waiter was extremely attentive. We were seated at a table across from the bar and along the main pathway from the kitchen to the tables. It was a bit loud because of the bar and my chair was bumped often by servers passing through. It was a little annoying, but the food and the waiter made it okay.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food excellent! Service excellent!!! One of our favorite places.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

We eat here every time we come to Chicago. The atmosphere, friendliness of the staff, quality of the food prepared as ordered makes us want to continue to return. My wife believes the crab cakes are amongst the best she has had and the steaks are always tender, juicy and flavorful. The sides are outstanding and the creamed spinach is the best! Never had a bad meal here in the 10+ years we have been coming here.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our meal was delicious! We will definitely go back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and waiter were outstanding. Little disappointed with host staff. They called to confirm reservation and asked if we wanted dining room or bar for 6 people. I requested dining room because of my 84 year old mom for hearing reasons. When we got there we were escorted to a table in the bar. When I indicated we requested dining room the hostess said I’m sorry and said hold on and I will be right back. 15 minutes later we were still waiting to be seated. Not until we went back around did we finally get seated in the bar. Not good. The waiter made up for lack of attentiveness by host staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Shopping Trip to Chicago

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·Dined 5 days ago

Went for business dinner, great food, had Filet and Prime Rib, perfectly cooked and tasted great. Lots of options in area Ditkas did not disappoint us.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We have gone annually for a few years at this time. Service is always exceptional. Only recommendation is that the crab cakes could be less salty.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

I liked how the server split the dish for us since he knew we were sharing the entree. The steak was flavorful and cooked to perfection. I would not get the lobster mac n cheese again. There was almost no lobster in it.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our 1st time in Chicago. The BEST ribeye steak I ever had. My wifes scalops serperb. Our waitor could not have been better. Thank-you George! The wine he recomended was perfect. This was the finest meal.
We will return!
Kevin and Tammy-California

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wow experience! We had a party of 13...they took care of us completely!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was delicious as always. Note to self and all - special request the main dining room if you want to see John Vincent sing! We got stuck way in a back room, far from the main dining room. The waiter seemed irritated with our table for some reason, a little uppity if you ask me.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Hands down the absolute best steak and crab cakes we have ever experienced! Fun atmosphere with great photos and memorabilia yet still intimate in the dining room for special occasions. When our server found out it was my husband’s birthday, he brought out a complimentary dessert. Amazing experience overall and we will definitely be back if we find ourselves in Chicago again. Thank you from two Canadian Chicago Bears (and now Ditka’s) fans!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very energetic place with excellent food and service. They seated us right on time even though they were extremely busy. Loved the wall pictures of past glory.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food & service were excellent. The tables are on top of each other; therefore, making it uncomfortable. It was very loud, so it was difficult to have a conversation.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful dining experience after traveling all the way from California

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Live Sports, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great atmosphere, service and food! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Table location was not good in consideration of crowd waiting at second floor reception. Noise level was very high. Food was good.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We arrived 20mins late because of traffic. We couldn't be seated. We were offered the bar tall tables upstairs. It was VERY loud and could not talk. It was our 5th anniversary, having been married and our reseption at DITKA"S we were dissapointed . I guess we will leave earlier next year from the Rockford area.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Gran lugar y gran comida.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love this restaurant. Great food, great service...the Bloody Mike is fun. Can be cool in the winter, wear something that keeps you warm when you take your coat off! The biggest issue for me is that it can get loud, and a little hard to hear, but there are so many more positives! Bathroom is upstairs, but there is an elevator...always worth going to when I am in Chicago!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great as always. Great food and service. Table ready shortly after reservation. Could use some work with people who take reservations though.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding and delicious food. The service was a little slow but server was very polite and energetic. Next time I'm in Chicago I look forward to going to Ditkas.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

A great lunch place on our day trip to the Windy City..Wish they made a Christmas ornament!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ditka's is a must when visiting Chicago. The wait staff is outstanding. The pot roast nachos are delicious....not to mention the Bloody Mike!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Casual, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service! Ditka’s never disappoints!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service and food wonderful! Energetic, lively crowd.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I've eaten at Ditka's many times over the last 15 years. It was always one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Unfortunately I didn't have a great experience in 2016 when visiting the city but just thought it was a one off. I ate there with friends recently and while the service was very good the quality of the steaks was very average. So I would not recommend it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We went for a holiday luncheon. Food great as always, service was friendly but our waiter was really busy so a bit less attentive than we may have wanted. Largest disappointment was it was not as decorated for the holidays as I would have hoped or expected.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I was in town for 1 night for work and picked a great restaurant for dinner! thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The delmonico was fantastic

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and experience. Had a table of 10 in the private dining room.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love hearing Johnny sing!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, great service, we go there every year when we’re in town!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a great time. Food and service were outstanding

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It's was great. Highly recommend. My only issue was we were seated in the bar, not the main dining area. It was very nice in there but that should be explained to us when booking reservation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had good service and a great meal. However, it was so incredibly loud due to several large tables that it really negatively impacted our experience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service.

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