Odyssey Cruises Lake Michigan

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Dinner Cruise
Your mini escape. The evening that stands out from all the rest. For a whole new way to experience Chicago, come aboard the elegant Odyssey Lake Michigan. Fine dining, upscale DJ entertainment and a sophisticated ambiance – all with the stunning Chicago skyline as your backdrop. You’ll enjoy creative appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared fresh, on board daily by our Executive Chef and culinary team. Dance to the music or sit back and relax as Chicago’s famous skyscrapers drift past your window. It all combines for an experience unlike anything else in the city. Perfect for parties of 2-700, Odyssey has private space and customized cruises available. Cruising year-round from Chicago’s famed Navy Pier. Weeknight dinner cruises including all taxes & fees start at approximately $139 per person. Weekend fireworks dinner cruises start at approximately $177 per person. *This page does not reflect our full availability.
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Sun 6:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 6:00AM - 2:00PM

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1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was served cold with a warm sauce. The quality of food was poor.although we have asked them on the same day if the cruise is still on in this weather and the answer was positive. Two hours before the cruise timing, we were informed that the dinner will remain dockside due to the weather conditions.

1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waiter couldn’t get our order right multiple times. Forgot to bring our cocktails. For the price you pay I would have hoped for much better service. Wouldn’t go back.

2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

The food was not very good but the ambiance and being on the boat was lovely. They allowed me to swap out the side that came with my dinner for steamed veggies, which I appreciated, but the veggies served tasted like those frozen microwaveable mixed vegetable bags and the salmon was overcooked.

40 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Need to fix the Open Table booking for this restaurant with a more prominent alert that a credit card is needed for the confirmation of your reservation. We made our reservation using the Open Table app-- the requirement for a credit card to hold the reservation was not readily apparent. Thus, when we arrived they had no record of our reservation. Luckily, seating was available and we were able to obtain seating.

43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were a 10..Our server Jamar was fantastic.

176 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Need to do it if you haven't. The menu is limited, the cocktails are great, the food was very good the serve was 5* the cruise on the Chicago waterfront is unwatchable and the food, service and drinks make it worthwhile. Not a 5* restaurant but still white linen table cloths, comfortable seating so, no complaints. My reservation experience really sucked and included lots of confusion I think over the company trying to get out of cooperating with OpenTable. I am following up on that as I am an Opentable fan

Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

View is the only selling point. Food is below average

5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We took advantage of a fixed price menu as part of Chicago Restaurant Week.
The hardest part was booking it, as you will need to contact the Odyssey directly. And there are some additional fees.
However, it was a great deal the city views and the staff were amazing.
Food was great, it was very nice and romantic!
There was a DJ on the dance floor.
Great experience.

2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took the Thanksgiving luncheon cruise which was a wonderful experience. The waitresses we veey friendly and accommodating. Would definitely do this again.

123 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I took the Sunday dinner, which leaves Navy Pier before sunset. It was a beautiful unmatched scenery of Chicago. The ship is nice. The deck is very nice. Food was okay. Not the greatest, and very little options, but it is not a big deal. What I didn't like is:
1- Charging kids the same amount as adults (a kid to have a Mac'n'cheese for $100+ is way too much)
2- I couldn't find regular black tea, which was astonishing
3- Charging $104 extra to have a window seating, while other tables are not less special/
4- Didn't accept my request to put a birthday cake in the kitchen. Any humans' restaurant will have a big enough fridge to take in a cake.
5- Server was offering the choice of drinks that they don't have on board.

20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent! We went for our 16th wedding anniversary and they made sure to really take care of us.

5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2014
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The cruise was great, excellent atmosphere, the food was okay, not the quality I was expecting from the price, could use some improvement

11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Would not accept Open Table Dining Cheque.
Request for window table for special occasion was ignored, reservation was made well in advance for this to be honored.

6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the ambiance. Great cityscape of Downtown Chicago. Crews are very accomodating. Would recommend this place.

168 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

can't beat the view--wonderful for special occasions

19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2014
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The food, ambiance and dancing make this a great special occasion spot. We did need to remind our server of a couple of upgrades we had purchased but all issues were promptly addressed and the evening was a complete success. We upgraded to the filet, but the standard meal choices were abundant in quantity and were very appealing. A fun choice for a dressed up night out.

18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2013
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The boat makes you feel like you are on a merry go 'round as the boat go in circles about 8 times during a 3 hr cruise. I was expecting a longer 1/2 hr up along the lake shore and back to Navy Pier. Service was mediocre at best. The food acceptable, nothing to right home about it and look warm. The Seafood linguine was greasy, the steak, an up charge of $19 was tough. The desert was served on a buffet style and again nothing good.

Was glad I did it once but will not do it again.

4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked a dinner cruise on the Odyssey in late August in celebration of a significant birthday and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and more than substantial (the lobster tail was fantastic) and the service was excellent. Dining while viewing the magnificent Chicago skyline is quite simply a wonderful experience. An added treat was watching the fireworks while sipping a glass of wine on the top deck sitting in comfortable sofas being entertained by the talented guitarist. The entertainment on the other decks (DJ) was very enjoyable and allowed those of us of "a certain age" to slow dance. I recommend this dining and sailing experience to everyone (but keep the kiddies home).

21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It is very good for special occasion for special evening to remember. Food was quite good, but I rather have more fish dish selection. But atmosphere and out side of Chicago night line is excellent view! And you could certainly enjoy beautiful fire works in the end of the cruise finale at Saturday night! Thanks for the memorable cruise dinner!

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