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The Chew Chew, Riverside, IL

The Chew Chew

4.8
4.8
1734 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Chew Chew has 27 years of providing great food & hospitality in the quaint Village of Riverside, IL. We are located just one-mile east of the Brookfield Zoo. Happy hour daily 4-6pm. Indoor seating for 100 people (multi-level), full-bar & outdoor patio May-October (weather permitting). Thank you for voting us Chicago's #1 Neighborhood Restaurant on Open Table. If you cannot find a reservation online, please call us direct 708-447-8781. We look forward to serving you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (708) 447-8781
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Scott Zimmer
  • Catering
    Full-Service, Carry-Out, Deliveruy
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant has a second level mezzanine for groups up to 50 people.
  • Private party contact
    Scott: (708) 447-8781
  • Neighborhood
    Riverside
  • Parking details
    Directly on Burlington Street and city lot nearby.
  • Public transit
    Steps away from the Burlington Northern train station in Riverside.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,734 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Near West

    Best Overall

  • Near West

    Best Food

  • Near West

    Best Service

  • Near West

    Best Ambiance

  • Near West

    Best Value

  • Near West

    Good for business meals

  • Near West

    Kid-friendly

  • Near West

    Healthy

  • Near West

    Neighborhood gem

  • Near West

    Great for fine wines

  • Near West

    Good for special occasions

  • Near West

    Lively

1,734 Reviews
  1. MatthewM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the chew chew. Always a great meal and experience

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  2. JPSANA

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Filet kabob special was perfect. This is the jewel of Riverside. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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  3. Mcubed3010

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. We sat outside for Mother’s day. It was great. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was great. Will definitely be back.

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  4. efhh

    Washington DC

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great evening at this place! The Branzino special was a excellent!

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  5. MCmc

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our 1st time there...Lukas was very knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. We started with the Santa Fe egg roll appetizer which was okaaa. For mains I had the chimichurri steak which was very tender & juicy and my bf totally devoured the shrimp jambalaya special. After we both enjoyed a couple of coffees with gelato, which were creamy & tasted homemade. I had pistachio and he had mint avalanche. Yum! A tiny tad more $$ than we expected but we will definitely be back to try a few more dishes.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our local go to restaurant. The best gluten free flatbread I’ve ever had. There are several gf choices on the menu. The regular menu is outstanding too from what my fellow diners tell me.

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  7. ChrissyC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The warm farmers salad/bowl is phenomenal. We also love the kids chicken finger meal with side dish & drink. Their table bread with butter is to die for. Great atmosphere in a small village setting with easy parking & safe area.

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  8. Vicki

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the menu selection (some Asian, some Italian) - all was tasty and reasonably priced! Great service too.

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  9. terrik

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. We are not happy about the extra charge for using a credit card.

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  10. efhh

    Washington DC

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable meal. Be sure to sign up for the frequent diners’ club!

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FAQs

The Chew Chew offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 447-8781.

The Chew Chew is rated 4.8 stars by 1734 OpenTable diners.

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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Chew Chew

33 East Burlington, Riverside, IL 60546

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Riverside
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Directly on Burlington Street and city lot nearby.
  • Public transit
    Steps away from the Burlington Northern train station in Riverside.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Zimmer
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (708) 447-8781
  • Catering
    Full-Service, Carry-Out, Deliveruy
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant has a second level mezzanine for groups up to 50 people.
  • Private party contact
    Scott: (708) 447-8781
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