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Bar/Seating  - Happy Camper Old Town, Chicago, IL

Happy Camper Old Town

4.8
4.8
459 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
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. ID is required for entry.

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.

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.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 10:30 am–12:00 am Thu, Fri 10:30 am–1:00 am Sat 9:30 am–1:00 am Sun 9:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 344-1634

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 459 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Pizzeria

  • Chicago

    Pizzeria

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    cozy lighting yummy food warm venue!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met my college roommates there from30 years ago and had a blast! Atmosphere was electric drinks were delicious and food was amazing! This is a place for all Ages! Happy Camper makes every guest happy!
  3. OT

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  4. SB

    SimB

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and drink. Fun atmosphere. Staff was somewhat distant -- especially hosts stand -- and occasionally slow. Make sure to make an advance reservation -- even with open tables it's the only way to get a seat.
  5. SB

    SteveB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service! The pizza was a little 'garlicky' but very good overall. We will definitely be back and would recommend to friends.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

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    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Sunday fun day in Chicago. Played bingo. Great music. Tons of festive decorations for the holidays.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were so kind! I told them my best friend was celebrating her birthday and they brought her a skillet chocolate chip cookie with ice cream 😭😭🫶🏼adorbs
  8. JM

    JohnM001

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was pretty good but the ID-checkers (strange for a pizza place, right?) kept holding both the inner AND outer doors open, so we were freezing, having been seated right near the door. The noise level was also pretty over-the-top. I liked the DJ's set but I've never understood why a place would have a DJ performing when there's no place to dance.
  9. m

    mjfanatic

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While it was busy and a bit loud — it was a great vibe, good food and great price. Would recommend and definitely go back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    1 review

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    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers are the absolute best and such a fun experience
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience5
    Super crowded for a Thursday night! Even though we had Open Table reservations we had to wait 20 minutes for our table to be available. Also the waiter was great but they burned out Pizza twice!!
  12. RV

    RoViGirl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went there for a team holiday dinner and had a blast. Super cute vibe. Great service. Really yummy appetizers (we had the burrata, elote dip and potato skins) and drinks. We then ordered a few salads and pizzas. The pizza crust is fantastic, but I found there to be little-to-no sauce and their cheese pizza included a sharp white in addition to mozzarella and hardly any seasoning so that left me underwhelmed. Pepperoni was fine. If they improve their sauce, seasoning situation, their pizza would be A+.
  13. AS

    AdithyaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food and vibes! Took a while to get table on reservation, but otherwise fun!
  14. a

    ajbskaka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice vibe friendly staff calm customers execellent food
  15. OT

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    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, and good vibes
  16. V

    Vettechs

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a going away party and everything was amazing. The staff was very helpful and friendly worked their hardest to make sure we were sat near each other and we couldn’t have been more satisfied.
  17. OT

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    There were a few actual campers in the restaurant. The food was good and the service was great. Cute place. We will be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    Overall experience was fine - had the reservation and they didn’t seat us for 25 mins after the time of the reservation
  19. OT

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  20. OT

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  21. PD

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    1 review

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    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had two salads and a pizza, food was superb and the server very attentive,
  22. OT

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  24. M

    Marwoo

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    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
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  29. OT

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  31. v

    virginias

    1 review

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    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Food was great & so was our server Colin!
  32. JF

    JessicaF

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

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    Dined on September 4, 2022

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  33. OT

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  34. HE

    HannahEast

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, and a really great atmosphere!
  35. CT

    ConnieT

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and fun atmosphere! The roasted jalapeños and feta with honey were great. Salads are very large and shareable.
  36. JS

    JaimieS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

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    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business lunch!
  37. CB

    CynB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great staff was friendly. Got our orders correct!! Thanks so much!!
  38. OT

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    overall5food5service5ambience5
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  39. JH

    JustinH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Even with a reservation, we were asked to close out because they overbooked and wanted to seat a bigger party. Very unprofessional.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    1 review

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    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The s’mores skillet is the best!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Happy Camper Old Town offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 344-1634.

Happy Camper Old Town is rated 4.8 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Happy Camper Old Town does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Happy Camper Old Town

1209 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 10:30 am–12:00 am Thu, Fri 10:30 am–1:00 am Sat 9:30 am–1:00 am Sun 9:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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