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Where to eat in the Loop


Posted  3 months ago  in  Trending, Eat & Drink, Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

5 MIN READ - Loop restaurants offer diners new and improved patios and rooftops, all with strict safety measures in place. And for those who'd rather not venture out, you'll also find a list of restaurants with takeout and delivery options!

Outdoor Dining

Raised | An Urban Rooftop Bar

Now serving lunch and dinner, Raised | An Urban Rooftop Bar looks forward to raising your spirits. Building on their commitment to clean, they've developed cleaning protocols throughout their guests' journey and every physical space in the bar. The safety of their guests and staff is their #1 priority. Reservations are required and can be made here. Raised is able to accommodate up to six guests per party with confirmed reservations. Seating will be limited to 90 minutes. Face coverings must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking. And all patrons must be seated while eating and drinking.

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ROOF on theWit

ROOF has been reimagined with a fresh new concept that is following all the socially distant guidelines. Twenty-seven stories above it all, ROOF is offering Neapolitan inspired pizzas made fresh in their hearth oven, along with classic cocktails and unparalleled city views. ROOF is open 4-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are highly encouraged due to limited capacity restrictions, and can be made hereFace coverings are required for all, and guests must be seated when eating, drinking, or ordering. Guests will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Any guest with a temperature over 100 degrees will not be allowed to dine. Side panels will be open, so weather-appropriate attire is encouraged.

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Italian Village

Italian Village offers outdoor dining through their new patio, providing a perfect escape for their Wine Wednesday special. Reservations are required with a maximum dining time of two hours. Guests can also enjoy a home cooked Italian meal at home by calling the restaurant at 312-332-7005 or by ordering through Doordash, Caviar, and Postmates. 

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Emerald Loop Bar & Grill

Emerald Loop is an American-Irish bar and grill in the Chicago Loop, featuring craft beer and cocktails, Irish and American food, and unique hospitality. Their patio is open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Carry-out and delivery is available daily from 11 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Important: booze is available for carry-out! Enjoy the holidays with a festively decorated Irish bar and seasonal drinks. 

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Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

Exchequer has been a staple in downtown Chicago since the 1960s. Rated 4 Stars by Roger Ebert, and rated #1 Deep Dish Pizza by the Chicago Tribune. Open for carryout and delivery.

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Broken English Taco Pub

Broken English combines Mexican street-style food with delicious cocktails and a charming atmosphere. Enjoy your meal on their Lake Street patio Tuesday-Thursday from noon-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday from noon-10 p.m., and Sunday from noon-7 p.m. Delivery and carryout is also available. Call 312-929-3601 or order on Grubhub, Caviar, Postmates, and DoorDash.

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Where Sicily meets South Loop with great antipasti, small plates, fresh-made pasta, and an extensive wine/cocktail list. Pacino's has outdoor dining available 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 

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Goddess and the Baker

Goddess and the Baker is casual Chicago café chain with iconic and colorful baked goods. The bistro features breakfast and lunch, as well as delicious baked goods. Cafés at 33 S. Wabash and 44 E. Grand and a new location at 181 W. Madison are open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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The Halal Guys

Pioneers of American Halal food, The Halal Guys menu features sandwiches, sides and deserts that you can enjoy with takeout or delivery. 

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This Italian café is open for delivery, curbside pick-up, and carryout. Open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 to 10 p.m.

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With winter weather quickly approaching and the increasing need for outdoor dining experiences, Formento's hopes to create a fun and relaxing environment for guests to enjoy dinner with them. Reservations and a $200 food and drink minimum are required to enjoy a snow globe. Tented outdoor dining is also available. Formento's also offers delivery and pick-up for seasonal Italian cuisine. Enjoy a varied menu of starters, pastas, fish and meats for Formento's To-Go, and of course their famous chocolate cake for dessert! Formento's also sells select wines and beer for delivery. Open 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.



Roanoke is an upscale American tavern located in Residence Inn. The restaurant is open for patio dining from Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Carryout from Roanoke To-Go, curbside and delivery are also available with Family Dinner Package that make dinner easy. 

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Elephant and Castle

The quintessential British pub experience in the middle of Chicago opens their patio for diners with traditional menu items like fish 'n chips and chicken pot pie. Patio and dining room are open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Takeout and delivery (UberEats, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates) are available.

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Francois Frankie

Francois Frankie is an American Brasserie that features Chicago's first rotating carousel bar. The restaurant features a Rotating Family Meal and brunch specials available for pickup between 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Monday-Saturday, as well as free delivery within a 4-mile radius. 

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Nando's PERi-PERi

Nando's is an international casual dining restaurant originating from South Africa, with a Mozambican/Portuguese theme. It is the home of the world-famous, all natural flamed grill Peri-Peri chicken, which is marinated for 24 hours before being basted and cooked in Nando's Peri-Peri sauce. Their South Loop restaurant, located in the Roosevelt Collection Shops features outdoor dining and the 117 E. Lake location is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with takeout and delivery available.

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Beatnik on the River

Boho-chic Beatnik on the River, reopened with patio dining at their beautiful West Loop location situated on the Chicago River. Beatnik on the River is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Bonhomme Hospitality Group restaurant has dinner and brunch menus available. 

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Corner Bakery

Several Loop locations, including Michigan and Wacker and Goodman Theatre are open for catering, curbside pick-up and delivery. All information relating to closures and operating hours for locations that are open are indicated on their website. Corner Bakery is also now offering free delivery with a $50 catering purchase.

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Morton's the steakhouse

For the true Chicago steakhouse experience, you've got to go to Morton's. Open Monday-Sunday 3:00- 9:00 p.m. Perfect for small parties and private events. You can now also experience a delicious cooked meal from Morton’s The Steakhouse at home. Go all out and purchase a steak kit to pick up, grill, heat, and enjoy at home. Steak kits include cryo-vac sealed steaks with Morton’s signature seasoning and house-made Au Jus, ready to bake side dishes, fresh Chef’s House Salad with your choice of dressing, and a homemade dessert. And go a step further with Morton's "Butcher Block" To-Go, featuring prime meats, seafood, and produce. 

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Morton's The Steakhouse


Known for delicious chicken, tasty desserts, and genuine hospitality, Chick-fil-A is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Outdoor dining is available at The Gateway.

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Bring the party of Acebounce to you! Having a company Zoom party? Hosting a digital dinner party? Play remotely with Party To-Go Kits. The Prosecco Kit ($10) includes champagne flutes and ping pong balls. The Beer Pong Kit ($15) includes branded cups and ping pong balls. And the Ping Pong Kit ($24) includes a branded net, paddles, and balls. Alcohol and snack upgrades are available. Learn more here, and place your order by emailing Bianca.Pearson@acebounce.com. Packages must be ordered 72 hours in advance.


Max's Take Out

The oldest hot dog stand in The Loop, Max's Take Out is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists! Serving Chicago style Hot Dogs and Italian Beefs, and other popular All-American food to-go.

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Wow Bao

The popular, fast-casual Asian concept focusing on its signature steamed bao offers delivery via UberEats and curbside pickup at the following Chicago locations: 200 N Michigan, 1 W Division, 836 N Michigan Ave, 1 W Upper Wacker Dr, and 2806 N Clark St. Delivery is also available via partners like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates. Popular menu items include sweet and savory bao, rice bowls, potstickers, soups, and salads.

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Seven on State at Macy's

Macy's shoppers and downtown visitors are now welcome to order delivery or takeout at Seven on State at Macy's. Customers can expect a wide assortment of options—from the Walnut Room’s iconic Mrs. Hering’s chicken pot pie to burgers from award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson, must-have tacos and Chicago classics—at one convenient place. Order online through GrubHub.

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Wildberry pancakes and cafe

Chicago's favorite breakfast café is open for delivery and pick-up.

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Russian Tea Time

Enjoy a variety of classic Eastern European, Central Asian, and Russian dishes in the comfort of your home. Russian Tea Time is now open for delivery and pick-up.

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Weber Grill

Order delivery and curbside pick-up from a local Chicago classic known for their grilling legacy. Weber Grill's delivery partner DoorDash will be live to accept your orders. If you want to stay home and enjoy, Weber Grill offers Grill-Out Packs to toss on the grill before it gets too cold!

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Catalog is a curated dining, entertainment, and community experience located at the base of Willis Tower. The Catalog name is a historical nod to Willis Tower’s original developer and owner, Sears Roebuck, and its popular printed catalog, which was a retail disrupter of its age. New restaurants now open in Catalog include: Rick Bayless’ Tortazo, Do-Rite Donuts and Chicken, Shake Shack, Sweetgreen, Market Creations, and Starbucks, with more restaurants coming soon.

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Catalog at Willis Tower

Protein Bar & Kitchen

Protein Bar is open for delivery, takeout, and curbside pick-up. Find details on open locations here.

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Fogo de Chao

Enjoy the taste of Southern Brazil in the comfort of your own home, delivered right to you or available for curbside pick-up. For the holidays, book a private holiday celebration and receive up to three gifts for your table. Check out their Loop Deal here.

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Motor Row Brewing

Motor Row Brewing is located in the South Loop of Chicago.  As they continue to follow Mayor Lightfoot's guidance, they have added weekend curbside pick-up hours, and they continue to create and launch new beers, with various hours open to dine in. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on beer releases and curbside opportunities. Cheers!

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Native Foods

Grab a bite for takeout or delivery at the delicious plant-based spot. Choose from wings, burgers or other classic American fare on the Guest Favorites menu. Native Foods is open from 10:30 a.m. - 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sundays. 

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FireLake Grill house

Experience farm-to-table dining in the heart of the Loop. Open for patio dining, as well as takeout and Holiday To-GO packages, visit Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 11 to 11 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Gayle V's Best Ever Grilled Cheese

We all need a little grilled cheese in our lives; we might as well get the best Chicago has to offer. Call 312-285-2202 for pickup orders and enter using the Pedway, use the Gayle V’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese or What's Good app, or find them on Grubhub and Ritual. They will also deliver with an order of 10 or more sandwiches.  As always, every Friday is lobster Friday. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Gayles Best Ever Grilled CheeseStan's Donuts

Stan's Donuts has quickly become a Chicago icon with decadent flavored donuts, cookies and delicious beverages. They are currently open everyday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for takeout and delivery.

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Sugar Bliss

Sugar Bliss is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Customers can come in to order for takeaway, and they are also offering delivery, curbside pickup, and nationwide shipping.

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