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Where to eat around Wrigley Field with kids?

scurtis062999 Mar 19, 2011 08:38 AM

My family (2 adults and 2 kids -4 and 6 yrs.) is going to a Cubs game in May its a day game and will need some place to eat before we go to the game. I am looking for a place thats not very expensive ($60 around about for all of us) but good and any type of food who knows what we will be hungry for that day. Thanks

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  1. nsxtasy RE: scurtis062999 Mar 19, 2011 09:18 AM

    If it's a Saturday or Sunday, I'd go to brunch at Deleece Grill Pub. But they're not open for lunch during the week. www.deleecegrillpub.com/pdf/brunch.pdf

    You'll find more recommendations in the discussion at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/373516 It's a few years old but the places mentioned there are all still around.

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      nsxtasy RE: nsxtasy Mar 19, 2011 02:43 PM

      If it's NOT a Saturday or Sunday, I'd have brunch at Southport Grocery. They get really busy on weekends, but weekdays are not a problem. They have a great kids menu for the kids, and adults will find plenty too, everything from omelets to their yummy bread pudding pancakes. www.southportgrocery.com

      Both Southport Grocery and Deleece Grill Pub are an easy ten-minute walk from Wrigley.

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        Shaggy RE: nsxtasy Apr 8, 2011 10:48 AM

        I agree with this suggestion, but I would add a warning. Make sure you make a reservation, my wife, daughter and I were turned away a few days ago, much to our disappointment. The restaurant was empty at the time so they seem to be sticklers, but otherwise it's great.

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          nsxtasy RE: Shaggy Apr 8, 2011 11:29 AM

          Thanks. Just to clarify - Deleece Grill Pub accepts reservations, either over the internet at Opentable.com or over the phone. Southport Grocery does not accept reservations.

          It's always a good idea to make reservations if you're headed for a place that accepts them.

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        vrollings RE: scurtis062999 Mar 23, 2011 11:03 AM

        I second the Southport Grocery rec by nsxtasy. I would add Uberstein. It is a very casual German beer and brat place. The sandwiches and beer are great. Nothing terribly special, but reliable and yummy. Have FUN!

        Southport Grocery & Cafe
        3552 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

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          nsxtasy RE: vrollings Mar 23, 2011 11:14 AM

          I haven't been to Uberstein, but a quick check of its website ( www.ubersteinchicago.com/locations.html ) shows that the Wrigleyville location is not open for lunch during the week, only on weekends.

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            Chihab RE: nsxtasy Mar 28, 2011 01:28 PM

            UnCommon Ground is also excellent. Open at the right time, very kid friendly and a great menu - also good beer and coffee / tea, an unusual combination...

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          scurtis062999 RE: scurtis062999 Apr 5, 2011 06:37 AM

          Thanks for all the info. It will be a day game durning the week so if anyone else has any ideas.

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