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South Branch Tavern & Grille

South Branch Tavern & Grille

American Restaurant, Beer Garden, and Bar$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
  • Kate
    "Awesome way to start off happy hour at this popular loop bar"(7 Tips)
    Bharath K.
    "The Bang Bang shrimps is a must order, was creamy and yummy ....."(2 Tips)
    Katie B.
    "The spicy tuna wrap is amazing."(2 Tips)
    Jeff B.
    "Decent beer selection and tasty cheese curds"(3 Tips)
52 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • outdoor seating
  • cocktails
  • sandwiches
  • shrimp
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  • @jason_
    @jason_April 4, 2014
    This is great spot, be sure dress to impress. I heard from my local business acquaintance the patio is the place to be in the spring & summer time.
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterAugust 15, 2014
    On a nice day your best bet to get a table outside for happy hour is to go early (4pm) or go late (6:30pm).
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 1, 2011
    Tasty bites such as bacon-wrapped Cajun shrimp and sesame ahi tuna wraps provide a potent punch of flavor during a post-work stop. Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilkinsJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pros: Good food, great beer selection, nice outdoor space. Cons: Always a zoo. Seems like you need a "reservation" for just about any table during happy hour. Service is BRUTAL.
  • Molly L.
    Molly LynnMarch 4, 2015
    Great spot for happy hour or a work lunch. Good food and drinks. Would not go here on weekends given loop location though.
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BustillosAugust 23, 2011
    In the mist of busking downtown Chicago a chic and affordable restaurant and bar attracting the usual professionals and explorers alike.
  • SpringRewards
    SpringRewardsNovember 21, 2013
    Great place to relax & grab some drinks/food after work. An escape from the hustle & bustle of the Loop. Sign up for their new rewards program & get $5 back!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 3, 2014
    Most of the menu is a miss, except for the incredibly solid club sandwich.
  • Kate
    KateDecember 28, 2011
    Buffalo chicken rolls are the best I've had ! Awesome way to start off happy hour at this popular loop bar
  • Lee J.
    Lee JApril 16, 2014
    Weekly Seafood specials! Snapper, Salmon, shrimp... always amazing!
  • Jacqueline M.
    Jacqueline McFaddenJanuary 1, 2013
    I would luv to try:Herb Crusted Salmon Sautéed spinach, grape tomatoes, roasted tomato coulis sauce
  • Cherai L.
    Cherai LewisJuly 2, 2013
    The entree salads are yummy! They also substituted meats so I appreciated the flexibility.
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CurrieFebruary 28, 2014
    Ask for Katie Hogberg she's the best server...great attitude and very attentive to our table.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KennedyMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish tacos, buffalo chicken wrap and the new Tar Heel BBQ sandwich are top notch
  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 7, 2014
    Come here with coworkers for drinks. Good beer menu. Standard Loop drink prices. Food menu is decent, but on the higher priced side.
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreAugust 28, 2011
    The Nola salad is to die for! Love the citrus vinaigrette dressing.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BucknerSeptember 11, 2013
    The spicy tuna wrap is amazing. AND THEY HAVE TATER TOTS.
  • Bharath K.
    Bharath KSeptember 6, 2014
    The Bang Bang shrimps is a must order, was creamy and yummy .....
  • Mariana F.
    Mariana FilizolaJune 14, 2011
    Wonderfull!!! Shrimps are the best that i ate in my abole life! I really loved!!!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchAugust 7, 2014
    Great outdoor happy hour spot if you can get a seat.
  • Christelle F.
    Christelle Fanny2 weeks ago
    I love the bang bang shrimps with sweet potatoes fries
  • @nicoleyeary
    @nicoleyearyNovember 24, 2011
    as my first time, & it was cold out? The warm potato soup is great!
  • Matt N.
    Matt NJune 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot turkey sandwich with taters it's for lunch is awesome!
  • David J.
    David JefferyMay 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about their fried cheese curds! Must try!
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessOctober 25, 2012
    The menu looks tempting, but the kitchen too often plays it safe and middle-of-the-road. Read more
  • Jason Z.
    Jason ZhuoDecember 20, 2012
    this is my favourte food and I order always
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckApril 4, 2016
    Decent beer selection and tasty cheese curds
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TaiberSeptember 26, 2012
    Good weather, request patio seating. Great night tonight.
  • Liz E.
    Liz EvansSeptember 29, 2015
    Ate outside, great for lunch by the river!
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayAugust 14, 2014
    Enjoy happy hour outside and scope out all the eligible bachelors.
  • mark
    markSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cookie griddle is one of the best in the city.
  • Chazamm
    ChazammJune 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you like Sausage Fests this is a must stop
  • Beth D.
    Beth DynkowskiJuly 2, 2013
    The cheese curds are delish!
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WisniewskiSeptember 1, 2011
    The Waldorf Wrap is to die for!
  • Rebekah G.
    Rebekah GrahamJanuary 15, 2013
    great cocktails!
  • Levi S.
    Levi ShultzJanuary 15, 2013
    A tavern and a grill
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreJune 8, 2013
    I feel like 75% of Chicago's über attractive population hangs out here, esp once the weather improves...
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ComarzanMarch 26, 2013
    Great patio & happy hour on the river
  • Aznmonty
    AznmontyAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make a reservation or you will have to sit on the patio.
  • Mitch K.
    Mitch KaneMarch 10, 2011
    get the shrimp wrapped with bacon!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HannaApril 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the buffalo chicken egg rolls, they are great
  • MQ Q.
    MQ QureshiMay 22, 2013
    Food sucks. Pours are generous and atmosphere is nice.
  • Levi S.
    Levi ShultzJanuary 11, 2013
    South Branch Tavern
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimNovember 4, 2013
    Just joined their new Rewards Program and am getting $5 back! Sweet!!
  • Vince C.
    Vince CarrOctober 22, 2014
    First time here!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathAugust 15, 2013
    $10 purchase $30 or more
  • Sandy R.
    Sandy RoeschAugust 28, 2013
    Love the outdoor Patio!
  • Jamie E.
    Jamie EssenmacherJuly 12, 2016
    Good service, good food!
  • Alex E.
    Alex EntratterJune 12, 2012
    Prime rib sandwich nom nom
  • Levi S.
    Levi ShultzJanuary 15, 2013
    Its a tavern... and grill
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