Permanently Closed - Dixie

4.4
201 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Southern Influenced Fare - guided by Southern tradition but not bound by it. Seasonal shareable plates. Locally sourced. Cocktails brought to you by 1952 1/2 Liquorette.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
DIXIE HOURS

Wednesday 6pm – 10pm
Thursday 6pm – 10pm
Friday 6pm – 11pm
Saturday Brunch: 10am - 3pm
Saturday Dinner: 6pm – 11pm
Sunday Brunch: 10am - 3pm

1952 1/2 LIQUORETTE HOURS

Wednesday 5pm – 12am
Thursday 5pm – 12am
Friday 5pm – 2am
Saturday: 10am - 2am
Sunday Brunch: 10am - 3pm

Monday + Tuesday: closed
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Phone number
(773) 688-4466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Charlie McKenna
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Private party facilities
Dixie or 1952 ½ can be privately booked for daytime events, or for your next social or corporate evening function for groups of 70 seated or 100 standing. For additional information and availability please contact us and we'll be in touch
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Private party contact
Alix Gocal: (773) 688-4466
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Cross street
Armitage Ave
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Parking details
Valet service is available Thursday-Saturday
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Public transit
Blue Line
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on August 12, 2017

I was extremely disappointed to find the restaurant had closed 5 days prior to my reservation, and yet Open Table still sent me a confirmation 2 days after the closing. I'd made the plan to surprise my husband and there we were standing in front of an empty restaurant. I would expect notice of closing in this circumstance.

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1.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Second visit to Dixie, very disappointed. Our first visit was excellent. On our second visit the service was spotty, dishes just "plopped" on the table, the food was too salty, and our drinks were very light. Not going again - sorry to see the decline at Dixie

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great meal dining on the fine food of the South in a charming, elegant and inviting space but it was very very loud

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2017

The space is beautiful and servers friendly but Dixie misses the mark in a couple of areas. The menu was limited, which is fine, but for shared plates the portions were too small. We understand what tapas are, however they were barely enough to share. Either the portion should be just for one person or bump up the sizes to allow them to be shared easier. Flavor profiles were interesting, but not memorable. The (one, we didn't realize it would only be one for a shared small plate) biscuit was the best we've ever had. The place is beautiful but the bathrooms seemed to have mechanical issues. Service was attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

I LOVED Dixie! First impressions matter and Dixie did not disappoint . The rocking chairs out front are a cute touch! It gives the perfect feel of southern charm in the city. You walk around to the side to enter the restaurant. The staff was so warm and friendly. We were greeted by every server we passed--very impressive. We dined upstairs, so we were able to see the restaurant in it's entirety. The decor is beautiful and trendy! We started with drinks. I would recommend the Hurricane and the James River--both delicious! For dinner, we had the "Table Burger" with fries (unbelievably good), hush puppies, deviled eggs and the pork shoulder. The portions are perfect since they're shareable. I'm definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Food was delicious. Happy to try their brunch menu.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Everything was delicious! And the music had us JAMMINNNN

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Very well taken care of for my father in law's 93rd birthday!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Amazing food, aesthetic, and great music playlist! Thrilled with the craft cocktails, casual atmosphere and open kitchen - authentic southern cuisine reimagined - and served by an excellent wait staff. WONDERFUL overall dining experience :)

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Food ranged from average to superb. Service was knowledgeable and efficient but not memorable, would have preferred a bit more spacing between courses but overall very solid meal, would return.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2017

The entry down the side is a little odd but immediately forgotten once you step inside. It is very comfortable and inviting. The AC was blasting making it uncomfortable but when people went out front a blast of warm air came in from the door which helped. Bring a sweater if you go in the summer. The waitress was very attentive, almost too attentive. She never let anyone's drink go empty. The glass pot appetizers were very good. The bacon oil on the hummus gave it a while new life. The ceasar salad was delicious but small to share, order 2. The cocktails were excellent spins in old standbys.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

A+ food, service, and atmosphere. Went here when it first opened and food/service was off. Def stepped up their game.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

We went to Dixie for the first time on a Saturday night. We had reservations and were seated upstairs. We went at 6:30 and it was not crowded when we arrived so the noise level was not an issue. As it got more crowded I could see how it could get pretty noisy. When we were leaving the downstairs was filled and seemed lively but a little too loud for our taste. Our server was terrific and the food delicious. The biscuits are outstanding. One biscuit is plenty to spit. The Caesar salad is delicious and different. Again one order is plenty for 2 people. I wish they had shrimp and grits on the dinner menu but as of now it is only on the brunch menu. The pork shoulder and grits was delicious. I found the shrimp with barbeque sauce to be too spicy, but others may not. It is a really lovely restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Cozy bar and restaurant. Great for a first date. Very good food and service. Try the Deviled Eggs - delish!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

We will be back. A must visit. Food was spectacular, ambience we great and the service from Louis was perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

The sopping toast was unreal! Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2017

We came to Dixie to celebrate my Mom's birthday and had a wonderful experience. The service from host and servers was beyond my expectations. They were not only friendly, but extremely accommodating. We will definitely be back again!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Sad to see Dixie go! Being a Georgia native (Chicago for 10 years) the hush puppies and other delights certainly brought me back. Very cozy, sweet spot for lunch or brunch.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Jen had vegi hash. I had burger without bun. Both very delicious.

Great place! We are fans. Now, music seemed out of place at times, but bartender knows her stuff. Friendly staff. A go to place for us.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and ambiance. We went here for Father's Day brunch and were pleased with the value and quantity we received. It was definitely on the pricier end of brunch places, but street parking was plentiful so easy to get in and out. I was however totally surprised by how many individual brought small children to dine in the restaurant (nearly every table had a child 3 or under in the room with us). I don't think they offer a children's menu but my only complaint was the noise level from all the children yelling/crying in the space, there's nothing to absorb the sound so it can get a bit noisy if you're dining with anyone hard of hearing. I'd be interested in coming back to try dinner.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2017

The design of Dixie is what attracted me to the restaurant initially, and was what I enjoyed most during my meal here. Service was good--our waiter was a bit slow but the busboy's were very prompt to clean up which is always nice. The food was surprising, and not in a good way. Not sure if Dixie can call themselves a "Southern" restaurant just because the dishes happen to have commonly Southern ingredients in them (shrimp, catfish, etc.). The country ham dish was extremely salty, deviled crab was good but basic, georgia shrimp was great, and the middlins dish was boring with a lack of texture, and again, salty. My expectations were high for Dixie, but felt quite let down by the overpriced and frankly confusing food.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Some of the most creative delicious food I've had. The buttermilk biscuits with honey butter are crispy on the bottom yet moist and flaky inside. Their twist on a Cesar salad includes Tasso and crawfish and their pork shoulder with sopping bread is fork tender. If you're in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, don't miss eating at Dixie.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2017

I've walked past Dixie so many times, it's such a beautiful house and space, it's even nicer inside. I had the burger for brunch and my friend got a quiche with asparagus. I would recommend the spot for a quick bite to eat, pimento cheese (it's on so many menu items) or a drink but I wouldn't expect anything mind blowing delicious here. This is definitely one of those spots that is more a location find than a food find.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

It was my friend's birthday and Dixie made it really special and brought over 2 glasses of prosecco for us :)

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Amazing food, really interesting twists on southern. Great drinks, lovely staff!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

The Dixie has great southern food. On their brunch menu, the biscuit is very good - almost has a crispy outer layer that is delicious & unlike any other biscuit I've had.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2017

It was nice server was really cordial

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2017

I had a GiltCity to Dixie and invited my friend. We started with an amazing biscuit and yummy peel-n-eat shrimp. Those were the highlights. The table burger was very good, but not amazing, and the scallops were a bit rubbery. Our least favorite dish was the pork shoulder which was much too fatty and the pomegranate arils adorning the plate were a total miss. I would say the service was a bit odd. The server completely forgot we had ordered pork shoulder as main entree and put our dessert menus down. Huh? After we alerted him to the error, it took 20-25 minutes to get our entree. The water refills came regularly but the server was constantly interrupting us to remove plates, silverware, etc. unecessarily. The place is super cute and the decor is very chic. I would probably go back just for a biscuit but was not wowed by some of the other dishes.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2017

The food was great, the service was strange. It was very hurried. I had my plate snatched from me when I was eating two different times. With such good food they might want to work on the training.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Dixie is not only visually gorgeous, but the staff is well versed. The food is excellent. Please go.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Great variety of food with wonderful tastes and textures.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Get the biscuit to start. Everything else we had was amazing too.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Very unique entrance way with warm homely feel setup. Best French fries, hush puppies and biscuits!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Awesome - super nice people and phenomenal food!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

What a wonderful addition to Bucktown!! Southern cooking at its best. Very creative dishes that will amaze your taste buds! Shrimp n Grits killed it!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

A wonderful way to kick off our Mother's Day.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Very cute restaurant - we didn't go upstairs, but loved downstairs. Super noisy, so not great if you want a quiet table on a busy night. Food was really good, small portions, but delicious.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2017

Our server Ashley was so amazing, informative and friendly. She made us feel so comfortable and offered great suggestions. The cocktails as well as the food was delicious. Highly recommend the table burger - one of the best burgers in the city! The country ham, and the Georgia shrimp. We also had two desserts that were out of this world. Definitely will be going back and recommending to others!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Such a beautiful space, brunch menu was delicious, god those biscuits. Wish music had been a little more present.

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