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FITZGERALDS, Berwyn, IL

FITZGERALDS

4.9
4.9
399 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (708) 788-2118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Berwyn

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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  1. EM

    EvanM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing Dia de Los Muertos show that included live Mexican music, a performance with some of the most beautiful and spectacular costumes I have ever seen, and delicious home-style Mexican food. It was an unforgettable evening.
  2. M

    Mags

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    If you like great music, great food and friendly people you can't do much better than Fitzgeralds.
  3. JT

    JeffT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was great and the dri KS were very satisfying lol . Service was great and the show was just outstanding.
  4. LB

    LindaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was superior. Great food. Fantastic music.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Very cold and rainy but no heat source available. No donuts as advertised, music time not at noon. Waitress prompt snd very nice but 20$ for 3 ciders snd a coffee?
  6. BM

    BarbaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food is great but you really need the Blue Lincolns back soon! Great band with great energy!
  7. GR

    GeorgeR

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Menu is basically a barbecue menu but food is very good. Reasonable price for food and beverages.
  8. SS

    StevenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent except the rude group close to the door shouting at each other. If they want to chat with each other there are hundreds of bars around where they would not interfere with the awesome music. This was our first time visiting Fitzgearld's and we will be back.
  9. K

    Katydid

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks once again, Fitzgerald’s! Danielle Nicole for free. Holy crap! What a gift!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good drinks, and awesome music with Danielle Nicole Band made for a perfect night under the stars
  11. t

    texiew

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Love this place great vibe I just wish they would have told us that Tuesday concert with JoJo Murray was located on the outside. That way we would have worn winter jackets. Because it was very chilly outside. And they only had one fire pit. Also I've been to Fitzgerald 4 times within the last 2 months and Tuesday night was the worst waiter I had .He was friendly he acted like he didn't no anything and had to ask people for our little simple request
  12. CP

    CarolynP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fitzgerald's outdoor area is spacious and attractive. The food and service are great. The Diamondback Band is very good and fun to hear and see!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We came for an outdoor band performance on the porch. Was a fantastic show by Alewife. Seating was very comfortable on some Adirondack chairs near the stage. The ambiance is a cool, relaxed, mixed vibe with multiple types of seating, individual smaller tables, picnic tables, a line of Adirondacks in front, there’s also a fire pit and chiminea with the Babygold BBQ in the back for food. A really put together destination spot for music, drink and food. We’ll done FitzGerald’s in keeping music alive in this changing environment we’ve been living in, thank you for being there and being innovative through it all.
  14. KS

    KirstenS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baby Gold BBQ has a acing good for everyone…meat eaters and vegetarians alike! Service is always fast and friendly. Music always high quality. Lovely, warm atmosphere.
  15. MA

    MikeA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alewife!!!
  16. l

    lovethefoodandmusic

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came specifically to hear Radio Free Honduras. We live an hour away so we visit Fitzgerald’s to follow the musical artists that Fitzgerald’s present. Last night, the evening couldn’t have been more enjoyable. The staff and food always satisfies us.
  17. SK

    SabineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor ambiance and stage. Always nice staff and great show.
  18. VM

    VirginiaM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was tasty, service was great and live music was outstanding.
  19. C

    Chicagojoe

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    did not eat off menu so no help to others - private party before show
  20. BW

    BrookeW

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service ,music and food were great. The smoked turkey and baked beans were delicious. The Rosé was the perfect pairing!
  21. KK

    KurtK

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    I know rest are short handed, no excuse for poor quality food and slow lousy service Music is always great . Quality of food and service has to improve Next time I go back to hear music, I'll eat somewhere else before I go
  22. KM

    KristineM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a go to for good times good music family friendly atmosphere
  23. BK

    BrianK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Fitzgerald‘s. The music was outstanding and the food was great as well!
  24. L

    Larry

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The music was fantastic and so was the whole experience !!
  25. W

    Watchman

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The seats were great, though a bit close to the stage meant that the sound was a bit high. The Sons of the Blues is a great band and they excelled. What is best is that this show is simulcast on WDCB which means it starts on time and the musicians play energetically for an hour without break. Service is great from the time that you are greeted at the door to the waiter making sure your drinks and food are to your liking. We go here every month and it would nice to have something other than barbecue for options, but the food is good.
  26. NA

    NATALIEP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    I don't eat there very often. Most of the time we are still full from Sunday dinner with family's.
  27. r

    rosie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, and the atmosphere was great.
  28. SM

    SallyMac

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had never been to FitzGerald's, altho I've heard of it forever...Met a friend there for the monthly Big Band group. We decided to order dinner, to enjoy while listening to the music. Everything was great! Music was awesome! Food was delicious! Service was prompt and attentive! We will return....
  29. L

    Lily

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The brisket is just not good. I had a burger the last time I was there and it was mediocre. The waffle fries and mac are good though. Not great, but good. Eat before you go or stick to the sides.
  30. GS

    GSPVIP

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had decent service from our waiter Curtis and the live entertainment was very good! Major error with entrée being brought out before the appetizers! Overall we enjoyed the experience for a Tuesday evening, i.e., weeknight.
  31. J

    Jackie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience, food, and the band were all excellent!
  32. BM

    BkMW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I continue to be amazed at my good luck to live in the same community with Fitzgeralds and to actively participate in this journey under new ownership. We stopped in on a Wednesday night to listen to live jazz from the Adirondack chairs and treat ourselves to BABYGOLD BBQ. The smoked turkey is so good ... And the waffle fries - ? - incomparable. But, that's just me. Y'all will have to come see for yourselves.
  33. f

    foodlvr

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best music venue in the Chicago area. Easy free parking, great bar. Great vibe
  34. MK

    MarilynK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is their outdoor venue for music and dining. We had a great time.
  35. PT

    PamT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All went smoothly. We were there to hear Tuba Skinny. They were excellent! Thank you
  36. CH

    CynthiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Fitzgerald's with the new owners. Went for the music. Patio was FANTASTIC. The staff went way above and beyond to accommodate our special needs. SO wonderful - Jack at the front was phenomenal.! THANK YOU......THANK YOU......THANK YOU! We will be back!!!
  37. MF

    MatthewF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Friendly staff, great vibes.
  38. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Hate the tents
  39. L

    Lily

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The patio is very nice. Their menu lacks smaller portion meals and healthy options. They offer a veggie burger, but it's huge. While I get that they are a BBQ place, simple side salad would be nice.
  40. PE

    PETERH

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was very good. The new owner is really giving this place new life and atmosphere. It was very quiet and pleasant when we first got there. When the band started it certainly filed the space but was a good band , and, after all, this is a blues bar. Overall this was a great place and great experience. We will go back soon.

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FITZGERALDS is rated 4.9 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Berwyn

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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