Wild Onion Brewery & Banquets

4.2
124 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Welcome to the Wild Onion Brewery & Banquets, a perfect place to relax with friends and family.

Enjoy fresh handcrafted beers and hearty comfort food. Our timber framed bar and dining room, anchored by a massive stone fireplace, create a comfortable atmosphere that has made the Onion a local favorite since 2003.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 124 people are saying
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KathyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great. Noise level was too high

CO
vipChristineO
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and beer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The drinks were excellent - Zamboni beer and Lake Breeze cocktail. Delicious. The Bavarian pretzel appetizer was warm, soft, pretzely perfection. The main dishes were meh. We had the Cauliflower tacos, which were served cold (cold corn tortillas - ick), and the cauliflower tasted raw. Was expecting a warm, comfy, roasted cauliflower. Didn’t get it. We also had the Thai veggie burger sliders. They were fine — underwhelming, but nothing overtly wrong with them. Service was great, the ambiance was cozy. Overall a nice time, but probably won’t return unless it’s for drinks by the lake during summer months.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service. Our server was knowable and very friendly. We will keep coming back to Onion Pub and will recommend it to friends.

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ChezMom
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great time on the Thursday before Christmas. Receptionist was so cheerful and accommodating, started the whole evening off right.

Our server was Jada, absolutely terrific. She knew everything about the menu and was very helpful in making our choices. Beer was great, food came quickly.

We'll be back!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild Onion Brewery was amazing! The food was delicious, the serving size was huge (each of the three of us took home leftovers enough for another meal), and the service was outstanding. We will be dining at Wild Onion Brewery again soon!!

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TedG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The Full Munich Rising lager was outstanding!

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Court
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kid meal noodles were tiny with a good amount of fries. I would like to see a decent size bowl of noodles for kids.

Adult food French onion soup and Kickin Chicken were perfect and delish. Beers are always amazing and great ambiance.

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vipWhatIThinkWhoCares
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice casual setting and good food.

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Jack
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Mediterranean Wrap & the fresh beers! Friends loved the burgers too. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we walked up to the hostess stand, no one was wearing a mask. We were then told “here are your menus, table 24 is over there.” No servers wore masks either, but the tables were adequately spaced which was the one bright side.

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MarkC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome and food was delicious

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Mike
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent as was the food. The ambiance was also good as we were seated in the bar area.

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ClydeO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beer and food is always good at the onion! Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pretty Good! Loved the vegan options! Will be back

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ivygirl89
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here two weeks in a row because we loved the food so much! Cute spot with eclectic music

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SusanG
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great but was very noisy. Music was loud.

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vipCarlM
Omaha
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alex was our server. She was great! Loved the story about Carl the groundhog, good service, with a smile. Thank you Alex!!

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CraigZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to get in with our reservation. French Onion soup is top notch. Seasonal pumpkin ale was great

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NatalieS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but the service was extremely slow even though they weren't busy.

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JeanK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Service was very slow, we ordered nachos as an appetizer they were terrible the cheese sauce tasted like flour. I order the onion pub burger that said was awarded winning it was very dry and the toughest burger I’ve ever had. Very disappointed with the experience overall.

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GaryB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, lively atmosphere. Service was a bit slow.

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MarS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Unfortunately not returning. Food was ok but the service and location left a lot to be desired.

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KrisE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff are not wearing masks. Did not notify us that the outdoor patio was closed despite reservations. We left.

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TadF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, the staff was wonderful, especially Jada C, our waitress. She did a fantastic job dealing with a table of 10 adult men (some act like children).

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vipChristineO
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and pleasant staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great server,
Very loud music
Small portions
Excellent Misfit IPA

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Mr81
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The service was good but the food was expensive for little portions.

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vipMary
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a little buggy. Our fault we wanted to be outside. We also noticed the menu is still a little stripped down. What we had was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here is wonderful! This is our second time here and on a busy Friday night. The food came out quick, hot and tasting great! The burgers are fantastic along with the kids macaroni and cheese. We had the cheese curd appetizer along with the Bavarian pretzel. The beer cheese is the best cheese I have ever had. I recommend this place to anyone who likes good food. You can go with family young and old or looking to party.

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LJ22
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great time with great food. Wedding was going on during dinner, so of course would be loud. Didn’t take away from the night at all! Can’t wait to go back

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Marn
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Most of our group ordered salads. They came in very unstable bowls. One person knocked a good portion of his salad on his lap.

Wedding in the next room and they kept the door open to the dining room - very loud.

Would not recommend

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vipRodney
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Trainees should be at another table. Better or more specials would be appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For the second time in a row the service was poor. I don’t know if they just under staff or staff doesn’t show up and they can’t fix the problem. Very slow service although a waiter not assigned to our table did give it a good effort. Food was very average and the menu is pretty boring. I like their beers but I doubt I’ll give them a third chance based on poor service.

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Megan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Reservations were for 6:30, we arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. However, was disappointed a few minutes later as we were ordering our meal that they had run out of pork before 6:45 pm, especially since ribs had been in special that evening. Food was good, small menu.

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vipBupick
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the pandemic. Nicely spaced tables. So you still feel safe just in case. Still great food with cheese curds, humus, and a variety of burgers. The homemade pastrami was delicious too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining in and it was so good! Our waitress was so nice and attentive!

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vipLali
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Went here a few years ago it has gone way down in every aspect since

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AnaH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Beer selection is great and delicious. our waitress Ashley was great.
Went with another couple to celebrate my husband. He's very picky about his craft beers and he loved the place

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DougP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun Place at the resturant. Food very tasty. I liked it

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Wild Onion Brewery & Banquets is rated 4.2 stars by 124 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.