Funkenhausen

4.7
482 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Funkenhausen offers a creative, light take on German eats with a Southern flair, served family style in a casual atmosphere. We offer an eclectic but focused wine list, rotating German and craft beers as well as creative cocktails featuring unique ingredients round. Overhead beams and globe lights create a funky, modern beer hall effect.

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Offers

HAPPY HOUR! Daily from 5pm-6pm

Starting Aug 6, 2020 · Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Food and drink specials daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 482 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DudezSteakNight
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best happy hours in the city. Everything is great

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vipLaurenS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food. We will be back. Get the burger!!

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LantF
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funkenhausen continues to deliver an outstanding experience and amazing food. The happy hour menu is plentiful and a great value. The updated dinner menu is outstanding as well. The ribs are a classic that I order every time without regrets. The Nashville oysters are unbeatable. We tried the pork shank for the first time and were not disappointed. We also ordered an off menu squash four ways that was out of this world. Can't recommend this place enough.

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vipAnneB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good and original! Service was great and we were very comfortably sat by an open window, feeling very COVID safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribs were amazing

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PancettaMama
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Definitely go for the mimosa boot for brunch it’s not too big! Would ask for not as much OJ if I return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong with the pretzel, smoked ribs (white bbq sauce is amazing!!) and the burger is fantastic! Always leave Funkenhausen happy and full! The waitstaff is so incredibly nice, esp John!

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vipAriana
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch this weekend and had a wonderful meal! The food was delicious and the staff was great! Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Our favorite happy hour in the city. Rib tips are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted and promptly sat. Restaurant was very safe, following the rules. Loved their creativeness in separating/distancing tables with plants and various decor. Server was sure to get our happy hour drinks and pretzels in before it was over! Our server was knowledgeable and extremely personable. Everything came out in a timely manner. Everything was delicious!! We’ll definitely be back!!

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vipHeather
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived outside late night, just for drinks and pretzels. Leaving this review just to share how much I’ve been thinking about those pretzels... SO GOOD.
The drinks were awesome, too. Pretty boozy and a versatile cocktail menu.
Looking forward to coming back for a full dinner, as the smells were so good and tempting, but we were there right before the kitchen was closing. The outdoor seating was cozy and the waiter/staff all extremely personable and welcoming

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MarianneB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night out! Everything we tried was tasty! I will return

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was fine, some parts were over salty which is to be expected with the carb heavy German foods. The waiter had a bad attitude though and it was sad to see on such a beautiful Sunday morning. He came over the first time and we hadn’t decided what we wanted. When we finally decided he came back over and I was going to order for the table, I took a moment to pause on where to start and he stomped off. A few minutes later I see him coming around the side of the building towards us. Made weird remarks throughout the meal. Just bad vibes and not very pleasant to be around.

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LenaH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night happy hour was amazing!! Servers were kind and fun, great prices for HH, and great quality drinks/apps. Can’t wait to come back!

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Ellen
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

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KatieR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much. Tried the ribeye for the first time and died inside in a good way when we ate it (aka it was delish). Get take out! Dine in! Don’t sleep in this place.

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vipmaray
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Funkenhausen team does not disappoint. Their happy hour is a bargain and the reservations were a must (we tried earlier in the week and had to book on open table instead). The tables are distanced, every staff member wears a mask and they have umbrellas to help skate from the heat. Excellent meal and fun cocktails. Everybody loves a fresh baked pretzel.

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vipCharlieS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was fantastic. The quality of food and service was something like you would expect from some of the much higher priced restaurants in Chicago. The attention and care that Funkenhausen has for every aspect of its restaurant was exceptionally high. We highly recommend the pork chops, the ribs (with love as an ingredient), and the fries (yes the fries).

Will definitely be back again.

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vipnickik
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sweet corn appetizer is LIFE CHANGING.

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vipMandelO
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was the best part of our visit.

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DudezSteakNight
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is top notch. One of the best happy hours in the city. Everything is good, you can’t go wrong.

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JoAnnW
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great! Food was okay. Pork chop was warm and tough. The mushroom pasta was more like tomato pasta. The chocolate was dry. The broccoli, ribs, and fruit crisp were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have really stepped up their game! Neighborhood gem the burger is one of the best I’ve had.

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Kevin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and the food was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. Our sever John directed us to his favorite dishes that evening and didn’t disappoint. Everything was delicious but the ribs and chicken liver are a must. Great special cocktails and attentive staff made it a very special experience

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ClaytonH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, team and food! If I could eat the pretzel and ribs everyday I would

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vipDssl
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the place and hope they keep it going!

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MarvinL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A cute take on German cuisine and very fun decor!

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AriS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really a lovely place, our waiter was super fun and very encouraging and the food was AMAZING. Can't recommend enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! The spare ribs appetizer was absolutely delicious!

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vipLynnM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner and sat outside. The service was great. Our server provided great recommendations and each dish was very well prepared. We had the spare ribs and salad to start, the lamb and spaetzle Bolognese, and of course the big cookie for desert. We can’t wait to go back.

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AnnaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in Chicago! We found a few of our last fave restaurants Sadly sacrificed on quality since COVID but Funkenhausen is still just as delicious !

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kristib
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have to preface this by saying that we went right before restaurants and bars were closed due to Covid-19. We were able to get a reservation just before going to eat, and this is probably the reason. I went with my 2 20-something sons to meet my brother-in-law. The decor is trendy, upbeat, and the layout is great! My boys loved the foot, especially the ribs and the chicken. The beer special was great and the variety of all the dishes and drinks was just enough- not overwhelming. I would go back for the atmosphere more than for the food, bot overall, it was enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flippin’ fabulous. Go!!

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christopherb
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time diner, the food is special. trust the wait staff, they are quite good. will certainly be back.

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michaele
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the beer boots delicious, and the server attentive. How nice to find a great restaurant like this one!

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vipDineFuss
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mushroom, truffle, and egg with a side of the house sausage is a delightful treat to start a Sunday. The poached egg with the truffle and mushrooms bring out joy, which makes chefs smile when they see the ingredients. This is naturally enjoyed with a white Pinot Noir from Nahe, Germany, as it amplifies the flavors. Delectable!

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karen
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I only wish you had snitzel that wasn't so spicy. Give people a choice. I am coming back in the evening soon

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Mike
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Highly recommend this place for groups of four and above. It's a fun place to share several dishes. The selections are eclectic, fun and well prepared. This past visit was my second time and I'll be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Funkenhausen using the Order Online button. Funkenhausen also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Funkenhausen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 929-4727.

Funkenhausen is rated 4.7 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

Funkenhausen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.funkenhausen.com/gift-cards.

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.