Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North

4.6
539 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Set in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, Doc B's Restaurant + Bar serves food made from scratch daily. Incorporating the highest-quality ingredients, the menu includes a variety of entree-sized salads,"very special” entrees, crave-worthy burgers and sandwiches, signature Wok Out Bowls™, indulgent desserts and so much more. Doc B’s also impresses with an extensive craft beer, wine and spirits selection in addition to signature cocktails. No matter what occasion, the expansive menu truly offers something for everyone. With each location having its own personality, Doc B’s Chicago (River North) is located next to Nordstrom on the corner of Grand and Wabash and offers an expanded selection of house cocktails as well as a weekday happy hour.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 539 people are saying
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Dewey
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We eat at Doc B’s whenever we come to Chicago. The food is always good and the service is friendly. The temperature in the restaurant was a little too cold to be comfortable but, maybe that’s because the ventilation system is working harder.

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Sengel28
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch on Black Friday, good food, good service; the only downside was the restaurant was cold, because of the weather.

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Nahnope
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Really over priced, really generic burgers. Felt like I was eating in the airport. Would avoid

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LisaJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and everyone enjoyed their food. I love that there is something for everyone here.

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vipNorma
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I had the beef bowl, the meat was very red and the quality of the meat was not great. I usually very happy with my meal but no this time 👎🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was late, cold, and mediocre at best.

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Cooper
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter and I went there while we were in town for the weekend. I found it and based on reviews and availability I chose it. The food was good, staff was great, nice atmosphere, but the reviews were right when the my said you are really crammed in there. We were sitting so close to another group it felt like we were together. I would go back thigh it was good.

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vipdamiro64
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

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BrianS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average food for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The team at Doc B’s were phenomenal. Our server (Jessica) provided excellent customer service and really helped to guide us through the menu. She exuded a very positive attitude and ensure my friends and I were having a great dining experience. The manager (Taylor) has strong leadership skills and appears to have a promising future. Taylor has her team on point with professionalism, the restaurant was orderly, and she kept the restaurant clean and sanitized. And by the way, the food was great as well.

I’m looking forward to dining at this location again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The kale dip is amazing there! Food is so so so good. Highly recommend if just looking for a casual dinner out with friends

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healthnut
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food and service every time - definitely recommend for both dates and groups!

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vipJDjd
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was disappointed to see that post-covid Doc B's has lost a few steps from being a fairly reliable dining experience. I arrived for a lunch reservation before my dining partner, and was seated at a table near the front window. It was a bit chilly (which I had experienced in the past when seated at these tables during the cooler seasons), which I mentioned to my server. She asked if I would like to change tables, and I told her that would be great. She disappeared for several minutes and returned to inform me that that they had just turned on ceiling "heat lamps," and it should warm up soon. It never did. My guest and I both sat through an uncomfortably chilly lunch. The restaurant was about a third full, with many empty tables further from the windows, so I didn't understand why they didn't just move us to a warmer spot. Again, sad to see that a mainstay in the neighborhood had somehow lost sight of the attentive customer service I had remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience will def come again

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jfmk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. We will go back here.

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ABBY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. With all the shortages in the industry I don’t know how they do it, but they are great.

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Mikeexperience
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crispy chicken sandwich was outstanding! Others at our table had the wok bowls and really enjoyed them

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vipBillyR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service out of this world.

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Purple
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service they were polite and food was delicious any problems they were fixed quickly I definitely recommend giving them a visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great. Grilled chicken sandwich was a little dry. Chicken a little over cooked. Rib appetizer, pork sandwich and hamburger were great

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vipJmc717
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Loved my Cobb salad & the artichoke app!!

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our two granddaughters (ages 9 and 12), my wife and I dined at Doc B's River North this past Tuesday evening and the experience was genuinely outstanding. We all found the service staff extremely friendly and attentive and the food and drinks were very good (this is particularly high praise from one of our granddaughters who tends to be a "picky eater"). Our food choices were very well rounded from the chicken tender dinner on the kid's menu to the seared ahi tuna wok bowl with low mein noodles and black bean garlic sauce, and the food was uniformly served hot and delicious. I also found the sweetened bacon appetizer and drink with beet juice to be very unique and delicious. We definitely will return on our next Chicago visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here twice in one week because of how great the food and staff are!

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vipwaynem
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Service was not as good as in the past. Food has always been good and consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh! That was the best part of the experience! Our waitress was great with recommendations, we got seated immediately with our reservation! So pleased

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AngelaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and our waiter was perfect and very attentive

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vipJaniceZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the food, not the typical burger and fries. This is a small bar like restaurant. Busy kitchen.

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vipToya
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was really good! Our server Sasha was amazing! My only complaint was all the bugs that kept flying around our food. Aside from that I would go back in the winter months.

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AlisaP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and so was the service

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vipMonicaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason our server was amazing! The food incredible 😋!

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TravelinZiggy
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped into Doc B’s River North for dinner & it was awesome! For a Sunday night it was quite full & a revolving door for carry out orders- we knew we were in the right place. This was confirmed by CJ who took care of us and despite also having to bartend, she rocked it all!! Food was excellent (try the sweet potato chips & Guac- go figure it was awesome!) drinks were always filled and an engaging staff. You won’t regret it!!

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vipCJacks
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting Chicago and stopped in this GEM! The food and service was outstanding!!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

one of the best serving experiences i have ever had!

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vipStevenD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. We feel like valued customers. We were seated quickly. The food was excellent. A manager stopped by to make sure we were happy. Doc B's is definitely a favorite.

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vipBari4
Columbus
66 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful vibe and atmosphere!! Definitely recommend!

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vipSusannaM
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. But too crowded and noisy.

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vipCCABQ
New Mexico
40 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a short trip to Chicago, I ate at Doc B's twice (it was that good) and brought my friends along the second time. Great craft cocktails, great food. Outstanding bartender in CJ and the manager, Taylor was terrific. We had the bacon, smoked artichokes, guacamole and Wok bowls, they were all yummy. I highly recommend DocB's (and I'm pretty picky) can't wait to eat there the next time I go to Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and server was very polite and attentive.

FAQs

Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 999-9300.

Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North is rated 4.6 stars by 539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.