FITZGERALDS

4.9
262 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
FitzGerald’s has been a place for gathering since it was built in the early 1900’s. Up to 1925, the frame building at 6615 W. Roosevelt was a roadhouse used as a hunting lodge and sporting team headquarters. As more buildings rose along Roosevelt Road, the property was home to several nightclubs, the best-known being The Hunt Club, which flourished through the 1950’s and early 60’s–acts included Turk Murphy, Bob Scobey and Lil Armstrong. After the Hunt Club closed, the space became the Deer Lodge, complete with pool tables and a fortune teller.

The FitzGerald family bought the building in 1980, and since that time FitzGerald’s has gained a national reputation for excellent live music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Along the way, the family purchased the buildings on either side of the club; the corner building now houses FITZGERALDS Sidebar, a neighborhood cocktail lounge as well as a private event space.
What 262 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.9
ambience
4.8
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Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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aaronm
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't imagine a more lovely time.

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JohnS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great entertainment in an outdoor setting with good barbecue.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best music clubs in the city. A very special place.

JF
vipJoannaF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not that exciting. Sounded like it was going to be great Bbq but it was ok at best.
The venue was cute.

AW
AudreyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place! a true gem. Excellent food and atmosphere and the nicest staff you've ever met.

MB
MicheleB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great music and barbecue. friendly staff and friendly customers

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vipWendygirl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Servers were sparse at best

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going there for years and we had a great birthday celebration last night. The food and the music is absolutely awesome atmospheres great of course we’re going to continue to go back to this lovely place..

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vipLeolovesfood
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!! The Father’s Day special (a giant beef rib) was delectable. Great place to enjoy friends and live music.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Celebrating an early Father’s Day lunch and it was delicious!

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EricR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! This place is a true gem for bbq and music. The perfect place to spend a summer evening or weekend afternoon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We specifically came to see Magnolia Boulevard and really enjoyed the entire evening! Food, drinks, music, and the staff! We couldn’t have asked for a better date night!

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qed378
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice relaxed environment to hear quality performances. Attentive and quiet crowd that respected the music. Good food, good service, a really well run operation. Definitely felt management thought this through before going live. Will definitely return.

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none
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I do not like your system; you cannot change or update. I reserved a table for four. When I wanted to change it to a table for five it would not permit me to do so. In the future I will avoid Open Table.

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EricP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is a great place to see a show on a cool summer night. Babygold is a nice addition with the BBQ.

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SarahP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time! Keep the Soul music coming. Would love to see this band again.
Service and food was excellent.

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WILLIAMD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best show ever: Soul TKO Gerald McClendon! What a performance. The food seemed better prepared this time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic band

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Rich
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Fitzgerald's patio is such a wonderful place to experience live music on a beautiful summer afternnon and evening. And the barbque is outstanding. Especially loved the Smoked Shrimp Salad PoBoy sandwich!

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vipTomS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fitzgerald's is always a great time. The outdoor patio with live music is awesome. The BBcue is really good too.

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DarrellV
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing...especially with the down pour thunder storms!!
The band was especially amazing Wooley Rhinos!!! Amazing band had a great time!!!!!!

KF
KevinFS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic venue. Great music, food, drinks and servers!

JD
JanetteD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and scene. Delicious food. Sound was terrible, and too low, though the band itself is amazing and always has wonderful vocals and instrumentation. Something was definitely wrong with the sound mix. We still had a great time and we’re incredibly happy to be able to get out and hear live music/ see friends. Staff was nice and helpful.

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Mollyb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summer vibes and amazing food! In addition to delicious BBQ, be sure to get the cedar salad and a slice of spilt milk pie! 10/10! Great place for a family too! I will be returning all summer long.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night, great band. Good to be back seeing live music

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DebraC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the music was boring and not what I expected.

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woodstock
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

FitzGerald's is a music lovers dream come true.
Love this place!

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JonasG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service … no issues..will definitely rerun in the future

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TiffanyH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The band was great and the seating arrangement made us want a place like this near us. Our reserved table was ready for us when we arrived and the food we ordered arrived quickly.

JB
JayBee
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The server was new and a little out of sorts. This is NOT a problem. The main issue is the pulled pork platter was cold. And the order was missing items. We did get those items by the person that brought our food out. We did not get water, every other table did get water right away. There are NO refills on any drinks, nonalcoholic or alcoholic. And clearly no water. The coke was flat, twice, and I was still charged for them. Maybe it was an off night.

JM
JoeM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fitzgeralds is a place that you just have to experience. LOVE IT!

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MartinL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful live music venue with bustling patio friendly attentive staff fun frozen cocktails and delicious non frozen as well and good beer selection awesome music and even better BBQ with their partners over at Baby Gold BBQ

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DarleneT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time! Friendly service, good food and awesome drinks. The band was just fantastic. We all felt very comfortable being out for the first time listening to a live performance. Great to be back to some type of normalcy. It's been way too long!

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vipCotyC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Great music venue and delicious food options

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CatherineK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant experience! Wonderful staff and great food / creative cocktails , loved every minute of it.

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Maggie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The music was awesome. Our patio experience was perfect!

JD
JohnD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at reasonable prices! Good menu a lot for everyone

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CathF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to listen to live music, have drinks and casual food. Waitress was really busy but the manager assisted as needed. He was paying attention😊
Will be back and do recommend

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vipDavisF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday bluesday with Tom Marker is always a blast! Fitzgerald's is a local treasure, get out and enjoy the experience!

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JosephS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great venue! Will Duncan and his crew have created a wonderful space to enjoy top notch entertainment, scrumptious food via BabyGold Bar-b-que, although I hate the name (sorry man, still love you), and reasonably priced beverages. This is coming from a guy who has been going to Fitzgerald's for 40 years. Highly recommend the smoked turkey. It is off the charts! The second chapter of this venerable venue is off to a spectacular start. Keep it up. See you soon and often.

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FITZGERALDS is rated 4.9 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

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