Wild Onion Tied House

4.3
95 reviews
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We’re proud to be one of Chicagoland’s first craft breweries, firing up our first batch of Paddy Pale Ale back in 1996.
We chose the name Wild Onion in honor of the origins of Chicago’s name. “Che-cau-gua” was the phrase the original inhabitants of the region, the Potawatomi, used to describe the wild onions that grew throughout the area’s wetlands near the shores of Lake Michigan. We loved the imagery of the early French Canadian fur traders paddling their canoes down the Chicago River, surrounded by the distinctly aromatic wild onions as they approached the “big lake”. We believed it was the perfect name for a new brewery with old ties to the city.
What 95 People Are Saying
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JM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place for a business/group meeting. Staff is professional, food is excellent and well priced. Wifi available if needed. Highly recommend!

H
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, and we enjoyed it a lot. Impressed by the excellent service and good quality food, and especially appreciated the gluten free options. Extra shout out to our server, Rachel S., who worked hard to expedite our order when we told her that we were short on time.

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love this place! Tried the brisket sandwhich and I think it's my new favorite besides the burger which is always a solid choice. One of the best burger and beer places ever in the OP area!

SG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is my third time dining here. I’ve never been disappointed and would recommend.

KP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I dine Wild Onion Tied House regularly. We always receive excellent service and the staff is very friendly. We have tried multiple items on the menu and have yet to be disappointed. Wild Onion has a great atmosphere during the week as well as during live music nights. We have come to view the staff as our friends and always recommend the Tied House to friends looking for good beer, great food, and friendly faces. Also the fried pickles with ghost pepper ranch, nachos, and mac and cheese are life changing!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The atmosphere was good, live music but a little loud for conversations. The food was great, once it came out. Our food took forever to come out and waiter was MIA for most of the meal so we couldn’t get beer refills.

C
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Wild Onion served up a wonderful meal and a good stout. We had Fish & Chips (made this well almost nowhere) and Smoked Fish Salad (wow!). Their staple Jack Stout is quite good, but I am waiting for a darker, sweeter stout from this excellent brewer. They make a variety of very hoppy brews ... all good. Inside can be noisy, but we sat outside on a lovely evening and could hear each other talk. Great time!

m
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Mediocre at best. The food was average, a bit expensive and service was extremely slow.

N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with friends and everyone was so helpful and nice!

AL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We made a reservation for a party of 14 (ended up with 16), so they knew in advance we were coming. But it took an hour and a half to get our food. We had to ask for the appetizers to be served first, not waiting for the entrees. The manager did eventually come out - after we had sat for 1.5 hours and complained a couple of times - to explain that the cook hadn't shown up and to offer us a discount on our meals. We should have been told that from the start, however, when we had time to move to another restaurant.

PC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I took my family for a Fathers Day brunch and it seems like the Chef forgot what Spice is. There was no salt on the steak, burgers or chicken dish. My son's Mashed potatoes seemed to be made with very little cream or butter. They also tasted like the water was not seasoned when being made. I ordered my Burger with no bun and Mayo on the side and received a full burger. I tried to order a second patty and was told I could not. Also, the service was slow and drinks were rarely re-filled. I do not believe I will be going back for the food, maybe the beer. Was not really even decent bar food.

I
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Family lunch at this new local place. We've been 4-5 times now and have really enjoyed it every time. Love their wings/apps. Candied bacon really decadent. Good beer list and everything we've had is very good. Our server this time, Alan, was awesome!

Only gripe is there is nothing to dampen the noise and the ambiance is a tad sparse. Bar also seems very slow with drinks every time we've been. Shouldn't take that long to pour a beer or glass of wine. Overall we love it!

C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We will miss Eli

EC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great overall experience . Good selection of craft beers including ales, stouts, lagers and I P A"s with different sizes available for tasting or accompanying meals or an afternoon watching sports. Also a good although limited assortment of appetizers , sandwiches and entrees.

OT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and impeccable service by “Bre” will definitely come back and hope we get him as our server again.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great atmosphere, excellent service. We go every week!

P
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and beer. Server was very knowledgeable about the food preparation and menu. Athena buffalo cauliflower bites, fried chickpeas, portobello mushrooms sandwich and chicken sandwich were outstanding. We will definitely return

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place!

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C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in OP. Good for families

C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodate our boisterous toddlers and give us a great brunch.

GE
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun. The food is good, it is a lively place and the value is good. The three of us had a lovely time. This is the third time I've been and we will all come back again. Again - good value for the money and tasty food.

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was good except the noise level. Could not hold conversations at the table with anyone other than who was next to you; worse when the musicians started, even if they were good.

RG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Candied bacon is a must. All food great but that is unique

OD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Holy cow. Very noisy environment- there was live music, and even without that, you had to shout to have a conversation. The food is mediocre, but priced for better. Service was good, and friendly. This was my second visit - I wasn’t impressed the first time, but wanted to give them a second chance. Nope. Won’t be a third.

AG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the live music, vibe and food was pretty good. Need to get some NA beers!

AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had 5 adults and 4 young kids, everyone was so accommodating and helpful. Food was deliciois and there were multiple specials (happy hour, kids eat free Wednesday) that made it affordable. Highly recommend!

PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a Fun place. They have Good food, nice staff, and a million beers. Their cocktail menu was good as well. Great place for casual dining. Oak Park needs to finish that area on construction. It's been going on too long. Parking was easy either way. It has to be a great place in the summer.

RP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to w.o.t.h 3 times now... In one Month. It's awesome. Food is fantastic! Interior is cozy, makes for great atmosphere. The beer they make is great. Perfect for All Occasions

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Always a great pick with friends for good food and good time 👍 I will always come back to this place!

PT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with huge portions! Great beer. Server did not rush us on a Saturday night. It’s a bit loud to have a conversation. Overall, I’d recommend giving it s try!

a
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taco Tuesday specials! Great deals, great food, and great beer!

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

burgers and freis were really quite good! will for sure return to try other items.

MT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great experience, food was delicious sampled a variety of craft beers and prices in line with competition.

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my husband!
Bartender was terrific. Took time to tell us about beers.
Food was great!

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good music, good beer, and good food. My main issue is that the food portions are giant. I wish there were small meal options (not apps or bar bites) for less money.

OB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here several times with our family and friends. We keep coming back for the beer selection and the great food. Live band on weekends is a plus

T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music. Good food. Good beer.

BB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Wild Onion many times and have always had great food, drinks, and service. The ambience is cozy and the music is very good.

a
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Delicious food. Vast array of fantastic craft beers

J
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Overall the place was not worth the price or service. Got the fish and chips and a flight of beer. Wife got a beer, goat cheese app and veggie burger. Beer selection was large and the ambiance was nice. But the food was very disappointing. Nothing was seasoned, not even the fries. Server spilled the first flight on table and thoughout the 2 hour stay the service was slow when trying to get an order in. Food did come out quick but nothing was great. Would not recommend this place outside of drinks.

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