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Shore Club

52 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
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  • Scenic View (19)
  • People Watching (15)

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Shore Club Chicago offers an unparalleled hospitality experience on Chicago’s famous North Avenue Beach. Guests will enjoy unobstructed views of Lake Michigan while dining in our restaurant, sitting in our outdoor patio or relaxing in a cabana on our Oasis. Shore Club’s elevated food menu is inspired by mediterranean cuisine and beautiful beaches around the world. The restaurant features floor to ceiling glass windows in a temperature controlled space that is one-of-a-kind in Chicago. For those wanting a more casual environment, the full menu is also available on our outdoor patio at a first come first serve basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Global, International, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am -10:00pm
Saturday : 9:00am-10pm
Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Dinner 2:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 635-8058
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Elizabeth Tokarczyk
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Shore Club’s menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and beaches from around the world. This amazing culinary experience is the result of our partnership with executive Chef Elizabeth Tokarczyk and Inspired Catering.
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Cross street
Lakeshore Dr. & Lasalle St
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Parking details
On-site parking is limited and we recommend taxi/ car service or ride-sharing.

*Parking ranges from $15-$36

Lake Shore Drive take the LaSalle St. exit. Lasalle St. dead ends into the parking lot.

These Additional parking options are less expensive and offer more availability:

Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago History Museum
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Public transit
72 Bus North Avenue Beach

Brown Line to Sedgwick
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The Patio at Shore Club offers lunch and dinner service under the sun on a first come first serve basis. The patio is extremely accessible to beach patrons and the perfect stop for those exercising along the Lakefront Path. Home to weekly cooking classes, specialty workshops and local artist exhibitions, Shore Club Patio offers a unique experience for diners or those just wanting to come for a cold drink.
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Special events & promotions
Sunday Brunch Tickets can be purchased at

Air & Water Show Tickets can be purchased at

For a list of all upcoming events
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 52 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.6  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
56% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRABChicago (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Web site promised lively buffet Sunday brunch. When we arrived, the hostess barely acknowledged our presence. Than she told us buffet brunch was no longer offered. After the food was brought to the table, we were not able to find the server to get more water or coffee refill until it was time to bring the check. The restaurant was deserted. There was no ambience, the food was very average and the service unacceptable. We will not be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 25, 2017

Ita a beach type spot. Food ok.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

I thought this place would be a lot more luxurious based on their postings on social media. I expected to see European style restaurant on the beach which would be an amazing place to hang out all summer. Well, it was a beach cafe, and the food was awful ( breakfast). Service was very slow. The idea is great but execution is weak.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

A very disappointing evening.
Service was horrible. Drinks took forever, one appetizer came after we were served our main course, wine came after we finished our main course, music was awful and they over-charged us by 13% (though it was eventually reimbursed). The food was no better; not one of our meals was even good. The wine list is deplorable, though the house cocktail is nice. None of this is worthy of the beach setting; though we probably would have had a better meal at Castaways in the North Ave beach house, for much less money and hassle.
This seasonal place should stay closed after the season ends, unless they can get their act together. Sad for such a nice location.

Slev (Nashville)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Very very bad service. Hair in drink. Over cooked eggs Benedict both times we sent it back. Had to get up and get our waitress twice.
Beautiful place, they just need to get their kitchen and service together.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Took 30 minutes to get an overpriced appetizer. The drinks were not good..

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food and even better views! Perfect location for a lunch on a beautiful day in Chicago.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Horrible service from the host stand/start to finish. Food & drinks was over priced for no reason.

vipMeeraK (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Great location but the food was just about average and overpriced.

Lizz (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

I went here for an anniversary dinner. The ambiance is Jersey Shore meets Miami Beach, and I really wanted it to work. The food was fine, I especially liked the burrata appetizer and my husband liked the lobster tacos. The beef filet sandwiches were just okay. We got a great table with a front-row view of the lakefront path and beach, for good people-watching. We rode bikes here and the management kindly allowed us to keep them inside the restaurant area on the patio. Other than bike I don't know how people will get here. Our server was kind but soft-spoken and it was very loud inside. I really want this restaurant to be successful. Just needs a few tweaks.

LR21 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was good, and location was great but the music was crazy loud. It's like being in a nightclub, but you are trying to eat a meal and talk with friends and you can't, and the kind of music they are playing is thumping club music which is a disconnect. I understand they are trying to capture a young, fun audience but lunch time on a Wednesday is not the same audience at a night club... Nor is it on a Friday night for dinner. Play good music, not club music and don't play it so crazy loud!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Great to have a restaurant right on the beach with upper-class good food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Glad we finally have a cool restaurant/bar on North Ave Beach. (No offense, Castaways ;) The frosé is fabulous! Beet paté is surprisingly good; lobster tacos are also delish. The poké tuna is just okay; it needs to be cut into smaller pieces.

Nairobi (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice for a chill day at the lake, worth checking out just to see it for yourself since Chicago isn't known for it's lakefront dinning.

Had the avocado toast for an appetizer and didn't really care for it. Was somewhat bland

The egg and stake to me was horrible and tasted like sour/bitter liver, but my sister totally disagreed, and ate it all. She thought it was "ok, eatable."

I had the Thai Chicken Lettuce wrap, which was just okay. Rhe lettuce wasn't as crispy and crunchy as I like, but rather limp and not wide enough to hold the Ingredients in. I've had and made better lettuce wraps.

Overall, I'd recommend it since it's worth checking out just for the experience, but wouldn't go back or say it's a must try!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Visiting a friend in Chicago and she heard about it so we tried it... awesome place, didn't feel like I was in city but on a island... moved to the cabana and just relaxed ... server was great , wish I could remember her name

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Great view, creative menu that still needs work, especially on execution. Hopefully, it will be really great by next year summer!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was good, service and prices were less than desirable

AnnaMarie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

I have always loved octopus and have had it all over the World.... the grilled baby octopus was by FAR the best I have EVER had (and that's saying something)! Highly recommended! Also we got the fresh burrata cheese and it didn't disappoint. Planning on going back soon and getting in at least a couple more visits this season.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

I was so happy to see so many menu items I could have on my diet- enjoyed the Thai Chicken lettuce wraps! I didn't have a drink this time but will in the future, the staff was very nice and I felt at home and relaxed.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

The view was wonderful. The service, the food and the music were the not enjoyable. Especially the service.