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Apr 8, 2008 06:45 PM

cheap eats near: AMC River East 322 E. Illinois

I'm going to a screening tomorrow night, and am looking to have an early dinner nearby. It would be nice if it was cheap, or inexpensive given the area. Also, if anyone knows of any happy hour/bar menu or something similar, that would be great. I think Chicago Magazine/The Reader/Timeout or someone published something on the topic, but I can't remember.

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  1. It's not that cheap, but Lucky Strike (in the same lobby as AMC) is pretty good and VERY convenient. Sandwiches, burgers, salads, chicken nugs, other bar munchies.

    1. You won't be too far from Boston Blackie's, one of my go to places for hamburgers (cheap and otherwise) and other bar food in Streeterville:

      164 E. Grand Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60611

        1. For a bar, I really like Timothy O'Toole's. I'm know they serve food, but I don't know how good it is.

          You could also go to to PJ Clarke's at the corner of Illinois and Columbus.

          1. Boston Blackie's is a good choice. Another possibility (and even closer) is Fox and Obel, kitty corner from the theater. Fox and Obel is a gourmet food store. In the rear is a cafe where they cook items to order. The atmosphere is basic coffeehouse, but the food is excellent, and reasonably priced. You can see the cafe menu on their website at