Happy Camper Old Town

4.8
332 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
A chic, outdoorsy pizza haven located in Old Town. Happy Camper boasts a décor that includes Airstream trailers, neon renditions of the Great Lakes, warm wooden accents, and tire swing seating around the bar. A wide variety of colorful pizzas and delicious appetizers await you.

WE ARE 21 & OVER; unless with parent/legal guardian. No minors will be permitted in the establishment after 6pm on weekdays & after 12pm on weekends. A valid ID is required for entry.

F*ckin' Charity Bingo on Sundays at 1:30pm is sat on a first come first serve basis.

We cannot guarantee inside or outside seating.

In order to accommodate all guests, tables have time limits.

Neighborhood ordinances require our patio to close by 12am.

Your table is weather permitting. If there is inclement weather, Happy Camper reserves the right to cancel your reservation. If you are dining when inclement weather occurs your food will be packed and given your bill. You are more than welcome to head to the bar afterward.

Support Happy Camper Old Town during COVID-19

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 332 people are saying
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AndyJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food. The Goat Sticks were good. My Veggie Calzone was just the right amount of dough to be crisp and hold all of the veggies. The Club sandwich was good, especially with the skin-on, salty fries! Like having the option to make a salad a wrap. The Sesame Soy Salad Wrap with chicken was delicious. Plus, the staff was friendly and helpful. Our only problem was getting the Goat Sticks, an appetizer, after the sandwich, wrap, and calzone were served.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Much much too loud. It as impossible to have a conversation as the music and people shouting over the music meant we couldn’t hear anything. It felt like try to have dinner in a nightclub rather than a restaurant.

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saras
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for brunch. Food and service were great. It was very quiet when we got there at 10am on a Saturday but definitely shifted to the expected Old Town 20-something brunch crowd as time went by.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

SERVICE A LITTLE SLOW A NORMAL PLACE TO GO EAT HAVE FUN WITH FRIENDS

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CheyenneG
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequent happy camper a lot — and like always, it was a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at happy camper! All of the staff was so nice! Definitely will be back to visit next time we are in Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was greag

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KarenA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were ready 45 mins before our reservation. Phoned and they were able to move up our time. Nice holiday decor, good food and drinks. Party of 6 and everyone liked their meal.

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MekenzieB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value. Great atmosphere. Loved watching the game there. The lights around Christmas were so fun.

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KatieW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! The nicest staff made my birthday outstanding!

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LilyA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great! Service kinda slow, but food was great and everyone was so kind!

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COURTNEYW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ryan was awesome! Food and ambiance were amazing at Christmas time. Love it.

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CrystalK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was great so worth the bucks but our waitress sucked. She never once came back to check if we needed refills or how everything was. I saw the bus boy more then I saw her. Other than that it was fine.

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JacquelineH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Happy Camper—a fun holiday ambiance and delicious food! Some of the other patrons can be/are rowdy though, especially during football season. Regardless, I will be coming back and enjoying!

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vipKimberlyA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always have a good time here! Great food and atmosphere. However, we weren’t pleased with being stuck by the bathrooms for our reservation table. Would of rather did first-come seating at the bar than making a reservation..

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vipMaria
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good vibes, especially around Christmas time! Staff was really responsive as well and the goat sticks were a really good app.

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KDCH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. We got seated at a high top in front and the Christmas lights were beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in chi

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Colleen
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great! It is decorated so nice for the holiday season. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the drinks and the music here. I wasn’t impressed by the pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Went out for friends birthday. Friend had reservation for 8 people. I had second reservation for 7 people and asked to be seated close to the rest of the group. Happy camper gladly merged the two reservations. (Thank you).

After standing and waiting for 50 minutes for our reservation we booked well in advance, we were seated. In theory should have had Enough seats for ALL 14 guests. That was not the case.
So apart from standing to be seated, continued to stand as we ate our meal.
Drinks were pretty tasty and didn’t take as long to get to our table.

Service guys collecting/distributing plates and silverware were very accommodating. Food was pretty tasty, loved the crust on the pizza.

Overall, wait time sucked even with the reservations. It was extremely packed as well. There were a lot of randoms at the end of our table we kept asking to move. Drinks and food were tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Aria was great. Very personable and attentive, all around very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Way too loud hah

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vipAJTV
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great!

I picked this location to take a couple twenty somethings out for a nice vibrant event.

Unfortunate, we were sat in corner seats away from all the vibe.

Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great happy hour (:

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vipLuv2dinet
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Delicious salads!!! Love!

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing! It or will not be disappointed!

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vipGmoose
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousins and I (9 people total) had dinner and drinks here recently. We had a great time and service was awesome. They also were able to accommodate sitting us inside which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food but really really loud music.

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KatherineR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it there! Our waitress was very nice and always asking what we needed. Has great recommendations for drinks. All in all great time

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JackieF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stopped in for lunch after visiting the Van Gogh exhibit. The ambience was really unique, drinks were good, food was great!

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Chinny
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty. Linda pizza was delicious and so was the elote dip.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love happy camper!

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vipCherylS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our pizza. Service & cocktails were very good. It is a fun and energetic atmosphere. My only complaint was it was really hard to hear the waitress with her mask on. Not sure why this is required of the staff to wear the mask when everyone else isn’t wearing one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, favorite place in old town.

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Sagar
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The elote dip was pretty good, except it was a little cold when it came out. The cheese sticks were tasty except the sauce wasn't as warm as desired. That could just be due to the Friday night time where Happy Camper was packed, which isn't to take away from the location.

Double Pepperoni pizza was well made. DJ had great music playing all night, definitely great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was and relaxin

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Athena
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed this place, it was my first time going last night. The “big a$$ lemonades” were great! The only negative thing I have to say, is that they cleaned our table when we went to the bathroom & there was still a 1/2 of one pizza, 3/4 of another & an almost full drink. Our server took them off our bill though without an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. The staff was so rude.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Happy Camper Old Town using the Order Online button. Happy Camper Old Town also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Happy Camper Old Town also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 344-1634.

Happy Camper Old Town is rated 4.8 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

Happy Camper Old Town does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.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.