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Jan 24, 2008 08:29 AM

Kuma's Corner in Avondale

i am not from the Chicago area, but i will be there the weekend of the 2nd for a concert, so i was wondering how good this restaurant was? i understand that its sandwiches and probably basic pub food, but was wondering if its worth making a stop at?

any feed back would be greatly appreciated! i did a search, but only came up with Kuma Inn.

:) thanks!

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    1. I haven't been there but saw a review on Check Please, a local restaurant review show. The review was quite favorable. The only thing that would hold me back is the music they play...slash metal. Not that Barry Manilow is what I listen to but I like to hear myself think while I eat. That said, the sandwiches looked delicious and I wouldn't call the menu basic pub grub. Surely they have a website that you could look at?

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      1. re: hoppy2468

        yeah, they did! i was just hoping to be able to find out here first, since i was here looking at the blogs. and you're right, its not really pub grub at all! i was told that it had a 'pub atmosphere' .. which is why i made the assumption. thanks for the help though! loud music can be distracting, definitely.

      2. My wife and I had dinner there recently and I was disappointed in the quality of the burgers (the dominant menu item). One was overcooked, neither was anything special. On the plus side, the staff is very friendly and the place has a lot of character. But there are many more interesting options.

        1. The Kuma Burger is pretty amazing! It's topped with warm greens, a light dressing, and a mini sunny side up egg (quail perhaps?). Love it!
          The outdoor patio is quite nice during the summer months....oh how nice that sounds.

          1. I live in the 'hood so my husband and I frequent Kuma's fairly often. If you are a lover of burgers, you should definitely try it. I've never been disappointed in the food. Staff is always friendly, although--to other posters' points--sometime the music is way too loud. That being said, I still love the place and must get my Kuma-burger fix every couple of weeks. By the way, I'm so disappointed (selfish, I know) that this place was on Check, Please, because now it is so crowded. Good for the owners though!