Marvin's Food & Fuel

4.5
117 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the heart of the Fulton Market District, situated on the invigorating intersection of Fulton and Morgan street, Marvin's Food & Fuel is your neighborhood eatery crafted for the hard workers and hard players of Chicago. Inclusivity and hospitality create the backbone of our corner establishment—opening our great garage doors to everyone looking for outstanding service, affordability, and comfort. Since the early 1960's our corner has held a local neighborhood spot, where all are welcome. We're here to keep that tradition alive as your all-day spot for food, fuel, and familiarity—Open Early 'Til Late.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 117 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Robert
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor area is really pleasant. Service was excellent the waiter was 10/10. Got the burger and it was on par with the more famous Chicago Burger joints def will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
107 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Brunch was so-so. Service was excellent. Was disappointed with the smoked chicken benedict. Chicken was pretty flavorless and the English muffin was just...dense. The Marvin's egg sandwich was passable.

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Nicky
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always love Marvins! Burger is delicious as is the tater tots appetizer. Recommend sitting outside if you can. Great atmosphere and not as noisy as outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Server recs were spot on. Cocktails were well prepared. A delightful evening.

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Foodie
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit and will definitely be coming back! The food was delicious and the service was great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing!! So nice and great food!

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ClaudiaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a few times.. Food and drinks are consistently delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is pretty good! Tried it twice. Got the burger the first time and the chicken sandwich the second time. For the price, I’d say it was okay, just not life changing. Place is awesome, cool atmosphere, and service is great, but I’d say the sandwich and burger were just nothing special. I’ve had better at other places for the same price for sure. That’s the only reason I’d give it 4 stars—nothing was bad, just nothing was amazing either hahaha. Sauce was kind of heavy on both entrees i got on both occasions and the Brussels sprouts were not that crispy or hot. But again, everything was still good and the atmosphere made it for us. Cool vibe for sure and we’re just happy we were able to get a last minute reservation somewhere in Fulton market area on a Friday within like a 2 hour notice.

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JohnM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very easy to get a last minute reservation especially on Sat, July 3 @7:30p. The host couldn’t have been nicer - welcoming and helpful with water coming to the table right away (maybe he saw us arrive on bikes?). The menu is limited particularly when you’ve just biked and it’s hot out - some salad choices would have been nice. The server was attentive but not overly friendly - not unfriendly though. Overall a good choice for the day. We will try this spot again to try some of the other interesting menu items - hard to find turkey meatloaf.

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vipAshk
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vibe!

KJ
vipKimberlyJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

I would like to give the restaurant benefit of the doubt and say they were short staffed or it was a new sever because we seldom saw her and only after we were done eating did she come around. In addition she may have been shy or new because she didn’t ask if we needed anything or if we needed our check. I also had to find my own condiments inside and bring them out to the tent.

Everyone was very nice it just seemed odd that there were a bunch of people at the hostess stand but us and the tables around us were all looking for our waiter. It could be good to encourage other staff to scan the areas and assist patrons as needed.

I ordered the berry juice and it was quite good but very tart. I would recommend fewer raspberries because it could be a bit much.

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vipBradleyK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot that is easy to get into but still has delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was friendly.

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vipAllisonG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome little spot in the West Loop! We had an outdoor reservation and while it was raining, their outdoor tables were covered so it worked out great. Drinks and food were all great! Would definitely visit again!

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vipcarpediem
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent quality food in a hip atmosphere. Somewhat pricey relative to portion size and food quality (we went for brunch). Drinks seem to be a relative big focus.

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ShannaC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Our server was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place

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vipKatherineP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service are always amazing. If you like gin, the bees knees is a must!

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vipApproachableFoodie
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun place for happy hour. We only stopped by for a glass of bubbly and an app, sat outside and had THE BEST SERVER -- Nicole was amazing. When she heard my friend had just received her MBA from DePaul, she made a big deal out of celebrating us. My friend is shy yet felt super seen and special and we will most definitely be back for a full meal. Great vibe in the tent on a warm & breezy summer evening. Super attentive service and kindness from Nicole -- again, BEST SERVER! I can't wait to come back to try more of the menu -- the wings were delish, and I had enough to take home and might have enjoyed one or two as a midnight snack before bed. Yes, I did. Yum.

WJ
vipWJosephC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had brunch with the girls outside underneath the canopy. The food was delicious! I had the smoked chicken benedict one of the best I've had. drinks were good as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing. Server Martin wasn’t very friendly. But overall very good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful restaurant! They took good care of us and the food was DELICIOUS! I’ll be back. AND…the drinks were really on point. One of the best old fashions I’ve had.

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DanPaz
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible! The service was solid and the atmosphere was fantastic- what more can you ask for. Highly recommend!

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vipMBBC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great patio area - nice place to stop for drinks after work!

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vipBradleyK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Great food. Loved the turkey meatloaf. The service wasn’t great. The Waiter came to the table 3 times the entire time and was rude. We would’ve gotten another round of drinks but he never came.

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Debbi
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved the outdoor eating and the location. The grilled chicken wings deserve a return visit

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Chicagophil
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. Especially the POTATO LATKES TOTS with Smoked Salmon Dip was spectacular. Unfortunately, it was just a starter ;-)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to try Marvin’s since they opened! I came here for an evening date. My gf and I ABSOLUTELY loved it! One of our servers is in training and he did a phenomenal job greeting us! Our main server was very knowledgeable of the menu and the fan favorites! I ordered the skirt steak with the mashed potatoes and this was by far one of the better pieces of steak I’ve had! Super tender and delicious! Overall, INCREDIBLE experience! Shoutout to Larry for giving us a tour of the rooftop space! Looking forward to Sunday brunch up there!

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ALGS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and service. Very accomodating. Recommend!

MR
vipMandyR
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice chill atmosphere

MK
vipMarkK
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Haven't been here since it opened recently and had a great experience. Bar looks nice inside and they had great outdoor dining. Food and service were great. Would definitely go back.

LA
LoriA
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and good value for your money. I will most certainly return!

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SMarie
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The place was moderately busy but still took 20 minutes to be greeted by the server, 40 minutes to get a first drink from the moment seated, accidentally spilled my drink and was never offered to get another (not asking for free) by the server. Everything took incredibly long and just an overall not a good experience. Our server was very nice and apologetic though. Just not a good experience overall

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Wanted to love this place but everything was a miss. Cocktails not consistent, food cold and service slow. It took 25 minutes to pay the bill alone. We were seated outside but the tent windows were not rolled up which creates a green house effect in 85 degree weather. We asked to roll up the tent windows ourselves but were ignored/refused. Disappointed and will not return.

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vipDarienL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waste of time money abs energy

JL
JoanneL
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was really good! Fun, different menu. We had meat eaters, pescatarians, and vegans in our party and all were very happy with the food. Nice outdoor, covered, open air seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve already said that we need to go back! The brussel sprouts were amazing (so much so that I ordered another to take home) - got the steak and the burger as entrees and loved both!

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EricaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the burger and fries, and the frozen sangria as well. They have their own house hot sauce. Nice ambiance. We will be back.

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vipJennifer
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service was quite slow. Took a long time to get an order and much time in between courses. Server mentioned the “kitchen was backed up”

The food however was quite good. Brussel sprouts and tots were favorites. Pork sandwich the bun to inside ratio was way off, all bun. Tasted great though removing some bread.

Asked for a birthday treat to come out as a surprise, server forgot and then the kitchen didn’t have dessert. Went with a milkshake which was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my Mom here for Mother’s Day and it was fabulous!!!
We sat outside….even though the weather was a little chilly and yucky! They had it covered and the heat lamps made it cozy. Food was delicious and the server was friendly and nice. Definitely going back 😊👍🏼

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marvin's Food & Fuel using the Order Online button. Marvin's Food & Fuel also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Marvin's Food & Fuel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 291-9255.

Marvin's Food & Fuel is rated 4.5 stars by 117 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.