Marvin's Food & Fuel

4.5
149 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.

Experiences

  • Weeknight Feast: Fried Chicken Dinner

    Multiple dates available

    Introducing: Marvin's Fried Chicken Dinner... available on Wednesday nights only! Treat your party to the classic square meal: whole fried chicken, whipped potatoes, roasted broccolini, cornbread, hot honey, and Marvin's Hot Sauce. This special menu item is designed for groups of four or more, but an intrepid twosome could put it away with some skill and determination. $50 for parties of 4, $70 for parties of 6, $85 for parties of 8
  • Weeknight Feast: Low Country Seafood Boil

    Multiple dates available

    Introducing: Marvin's Low Country Seafood Boil... available on Thursday nights only! Treat your party to the Cajun Carolina classic: Old Bay boiled shrimp, clams, andouille sausage sausage, red potatoes, and corn, served with a side of house-made hushpuppies . This special menu item is designed for groups of four or more, but an intrepid twosome could put it away with some skill and determination. $60 for parties of 4, $80 for parties of 6, $100 for parties of 8

Offers

  • RyeDay!

    Multiple dates available

    Fri 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    At Marvin's Food & Fuel, Fridays are RyeDays! Serving $5 shots of Sazerac Rye Whiskey all night long. Belly up to the bar for Fulton Market's best deal on Bourbon's older brother.
  • Tequila Thursday

    Multiple dates available

    Thu 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    On Thursdays, Marvin's Soup of the Day is Margaritas. Join us for $10 Margaritas and $5 shots of Blanco Tequila all night. You can’t buy happiness…but you can buy tequila. And that’s kind of the same thing.
  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    Wine lovers unite! Join us on Wednesdays for 50% off ANY 750ml wine bottle from the Marvin's Food & Fuel menu. As they say, food is a great garnish for wine.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 149 people are saying
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kitty
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved visiting Marvin’s. Our group of four was seated promptly, they had a bunch of tasty options for dinner and everyone loved their food- esp the pork sandwich and the whipped potatoes. We sat in the lounge area, bartender was really attentive. Would recommend for a laid back Saturday dinner and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service! Loved my mulled wine and fried chicken sandwich.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had breakfast with Bloody Marys brunch and all was delicious.

It was a cozy restaurant felt a little tight so if you like small, close and cozy this the spot.

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vipSuzanneT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a table of 7 and our server was very attentive. The food was very good, particularly the turkey meatloaf and the burger. The music was a little loud, and I like good music. There were a few times that we couldn't hear each other talk. Would definitely go back!

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DeniseM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside on a cold am but the heater worked great. Service very responsive. Shared the ricotta donuts, which was a huge serving, took most home. Had smoked chicken Benedict which had a light sauce and smokey, but dry chicken. Chorizo omelet my husband really liked, me not so much. Serving sizes generous.

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vipkt3434
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good burger place. I have also had the steak and was very good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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jlm890
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cool food. Not a huge menu but perfect for just the two of us. Chicken sandwich was really good. A bit on the loader side but that was going along with the vibe of the place. Very fun low key place for a bite.

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Marie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food. Wish it were a little busier when we were there, but guessing it would have gotten busier if we were there a little after dinner time. Were initially seated in an empty side of the restaurant (literally no one sitting on that side) but were moved upon asking which was appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu is very limited. Food was okay.

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DavidM
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brussel sprouts were the best I've had at a restaurant. Our server was fantastic, and I thought everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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KdER
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful October evening dining outdoors. Our server was attentive and fun, the drinks were delicious, and the food was great. I really liked the Brussel Sprouts and the beet salad. The only drawback -- a small one -- was the speed with which cars whizzed past our outdoor table near the curb. Studier barriers would've made me feel better.

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MarthaK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Marvin's -- the food, the service and the outdoor seating were all really great. The wings are to to die for - perfectly tender and the sauce had a nice kick to it. The pork and the fried chicken sandwiches were also great, and the fries had the perfect crunch. And the old-fashioned was divine. The server was also great.... didn't hover too much, but was at our table when we needed him. Overall, it was a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional. Food and cocktails so so good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service at the bar!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service! Servers and bartenders were great! The host was very greeting and cheerful. I felt welcomed. Definitely a cool vibe

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vipRyanS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David, our server, was great and very helpful and spot on with his recommendations. Definitely a place to check out in the Fulton Market area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Good was awful - ribs tips were All fat and bone and very little meat. Overpriced for what it was

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viphol2d2
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We've been to Marvin's a few times for drinks but had never tried the food. We were not disappointed - everything we had was so good! We had a variety of appetizers - Deconstructed Reuben, Wings, and Tot Latkes. The portions were large and it all came out very quickly. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cool place with a locals vibe. Server was great but the recommendations were not. Began with the wings (highlight of the meal) and then I had the pork sandwich and Brussels sprouts. Sandwich was OK, but pairing it with the sprouts and after the wings - tasted like all three had the same sauce/spices. Great place for a cocktail or beer and snack - wouldn’t be my stop for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Took so much time to bring food. The food was a stale bread, a fried egg, some sausage and a Kraft cheese. Hash browns were ok only. Never coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Love the atmosphere. We will be back soon!

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vipBradleyK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another great experience at Marvin’s! Great food and cool atmosphere. One of the places you can get a reservation the day of in the west loop. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there & it was nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food quality was super low - chicken sandwich was dry,
overfried and doused in an unpalatable amount of maple sugar sauce. Brussel sprouts were deep fried. Burger quality does not come close to justifying $15. I get the rent is super expensive on this corner of Fulton, but the corner has been cut on food quality to make it possible. Service was fantastic, but this place is a skip unless you’re grabbing beers at the bar after work.

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calhobra
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had 8 in our party and we sat outside, i am happy we made reservations. for the location we were pleasantly surprised at the prices! very fair and i didn’t think anything was overpriced! our waitress was fantastic. unfortunately i do not remember her name! i would recommend marvins to anyine

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vipDonna
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Brunch was pretty good. Our server was great; very energetic and welcoming. The food was pretty good - I had the vegetable fritatta which seemed to be all egg whites (it was an option but I didn't choose that) with asparagus and green onions. It was pretty tasteless but not worth sending back. Coffee was outstanding as were the mimosas.

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AlainaG
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with friends from out of town. We had great service, great food options, and easy parking. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Positive: good burger. Other than that no reason to return. best way to describe the Egg sandwich is… sad. Bread with hardly anything in it. We were there for brunch on Sunday, not very busy. Our drinks arrived after our meal and we had to ask for them, service was sub par with an absentee server for the most part. It was disappointing experience after considering other reviewers. For the money, 20 places I’d rather go to within 2 blocks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at the bar and had a great time. Very friendly staff! Dave the manager talked us into the French fries...so worth it! Michelada is tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super nice, our reservation was for 8, but 10 people showed. They were understanding and accommodating, which made the evening very enjoyable

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Robert
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
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
Kansas City
109 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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vipClaudiaC
Chicago
4 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.

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 149 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.