Hackney's on Harms

4.8
51 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Hackney's is a classic American restraurant that serves authentic American food like burgers and fries, and has been a popular spot in Chicago since the Prohibition Era. Of all the amazing dishes here, one of the most popular is the Hackney Burger. This is a half-pound grilled burger served on two slices of rye bread, and is one of the reasons Hackney's has become so famous. Another delicious dish that stands out from the crowd includes Hackney's Original French Fried Onions. The french fried onions have placed in the top three onions rings in the country consistently, despite not even being rings! If you want to experience authentic classic American cuisine at a restaurant that's been serving America for 76 years, Hackney's is the place to go.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 51 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Terrible service.

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vipVicki
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Igloo was so perfect! Spinach quesadillas were perfect, hamburger perfect, grilled chicken breast salad not so perfect. Lettuce with unripe tomatoes with sliced green pepper and dry small pieces of grilled chicken. Not eye appealing or tasty.

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vipEatstwoyou
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a great place go often

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vipchitowngrrl
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved one of the igloos for lunch after a hike in Harm's Woods. I LOVE their fried onion rings, and the three of us managed to demolish a full mountain of them. Burgers and reuben were yummy, and they have a nice selection of beers on tap.

Hackney's on Harms
Responded on March 29, 2021

What a great way to end a hike at Harms Woods! Sounds like you and your group had a great afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outdoors in a geodesic dome- delightful.

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CaitlinC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time sitting outside, all the food was great - all staff incredibly helpful and attentive.

Hackney's on Harms
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you Caitlin! We hope you join us again soon.

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TamaraW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as usual. The service was great. We reserved a spot in a dome on the patio, which was fun and had a nice ambience. There was a heater, which we didn't need.They are doing a great job with safety during the pandemic. The waiter handed the food through the window as an extra safety precaution.

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vipCompre
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went there on St Pats day. Dome was great, drinks were great. We had a good time. The corned beef was sliced really thin, I would have preferred a thicker slice which probably would have kept the meat warmer. Overall a good time though.

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TeresaN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Hackney’s on Harms for Sr. Patrick’s day. Our dome was clean and warm. The waitstaff was very attentive and the food was excellent.

Hackney's on Harms
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you Teresa for celebrating with us on St. Patrick's Day! Happy to hear you had an excellent experience.

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HackneyFriend
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away in a clean sanitized dome. We were made aware of specials. The food came soon after it was ordered. CDC guidelines were followed all of the time. Everyone was friendly. Kiira, the bar manager, is wonderful. The new wine being served was very good. Will return again.

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vipbeka
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very disappointed. The food was and the service was awesome Beyond the atmosphere was great. When we arrived we told the person who seated us that it was a birthday. We told the manager that was birthday and requested photos. We put on OpenTable that it was a birthday, and nothing was acknowledged.

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CaitlinC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The domes were amazing! So glad I got to experience them, highly recommended especially at night!

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FoodFanCPH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining in the patio bubble/dome was very pleasant on a sunny and mild day.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

65th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the food. Did a good job with limited outside dining during pandemic.

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vipRichW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simple and straightforward and constantly good. The staff is both friendly and accommodating.

It’s a wonderful place to eat with friends and family. I go there frequently.

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Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you Rich for your continued support!

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vipBrianS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went very well. Service and food were exceptional.

Hackney's on Harms
Responded on March 13, 2021

Great to hear! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hope you get to join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch in a festive Geodesic Dome complete with heaters and blankets. Excellent service. Delicious onion loaf and Bleu Cheese Burgers. Highly recommended Hackneys!

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vipCanoeLady
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, warm, food excellent as always and the service was just perfect.

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vipSBCB
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good; but not anything special; we’ll go back sometime. We ate in one of their semi-heated igloos; 40 degrees outside. It did have a nice big outdoor “neighborhood pub” feel to it. Probably more fun of a place when the weather’s warmer and Covid is in the rearview mirror.

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vipCurlygirl623
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Hackneys was great. We had a private, heated igloo. It was still a bit chilly, but not horrible. They had blankets to use and we brought our own as well. Our server Ralph was fantastic. Very prompt and friendly. Food was wonderful too!!

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Rick
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the snow globes are really different

Hackney's on Harms
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Hope you join us again before the Geodesic Domes are taken down for the Spring.

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KarlaH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! We were very warm inside a delightfully Valentine decorated igloo! Food was good - hamburgers, fries and 1/2 onion ring brick. Couldn't have asked for a better winter experience!!!!

Hackney's on Harms
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you Karla! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So great to have a safe place to dine out during the pandemic. Loved the geodesic domes. Thanks!

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vipkristyM
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I got the name of the waiter that served us, but it really was a team effort. The whole experience was wonderful. The plastic igloo was so much fun and the heaters kept us warm. they also had blankets on the chairs that were helpful as well. You can not get a better social distancing experience anywhere they passed our food through an opening int the igloo so we had little to no contact. I highly recommend reservations since there are only 10 igloos available but they are set next to the forest preserve and have strings of light inside. The food was delicious as always! I give them a 10 out of 10!

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1906
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner in our heated dome. It was warm (no coats needed but the blankets on each chair was a nice touch) and beautiful since we were nestled in the snow and lights. Our server, Jose, was fantastic. The food and service were great - it really was the perfect winter night. Thank you, Hackney's!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The igloos are great! We felt completely safe and as if we were in a winter wonderland.

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SarahM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so fun and so cool in the igloo with 10” of snow

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the Igloo.

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vipBevers
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place!
We drive a long way to visit but so worth the trip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in an igloo with the door partly opened and it was surprisingly comfortable. Both of us sat coatless in 38
Degree weather. Our server could not have been better and the food more than met our expectations! We will be doing it again soon.

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TomH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is as good as it was 60 years ago when I went there for the first time. It would have been nice to have more time in our dome, but we were reminded a couple of times that our time was limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was timely. Food was warm despite being in an igloo and 20 degrees outside. Overall a nice change of scenery during this time.

Hackney's on Harms
Responded on February 3, 2021

Happy you had a great time! Thank you for joining us, we hope you join us again soon.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in an igloo. Warm and inviting. Employees all wore masks. Food passed through a window of the igloo.

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SarahM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of it, it was warm the beer was flowing, and it was a great great set up.

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Carrie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super fun evening in the dome! Such a fun experience. Cozy warm. Great cocktail. Delicious food. And lovely server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical in the igloos

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat in a free geo-dome & had a nice evening. No music outdoors or in the dome...would make it more lively if they had something! Food came out to the dome warm & fresh. Server was super attentive & friendly.

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LindaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like individual igloos we can control air flow and heating

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Domes are decorated and blankets are provided for additional warmth. Very homey. Friendly service.

FAQs

Hackney's on Harms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 724-5577.

Hackney's on Harms is rated 4.8 stars by 51 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.