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Bad Dog Tavern & Grill

Bad Dog Tavern & Grill

(Now Closed)
Pub, Bar, and American Restaurant · Ravenswood
4535 N Lincoln Ave (btwn W Sunnyside Ave & W Wilson Ave), Chicago, IL 60625, United States
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Come. Sit. Stay. Friendly atmosphere, great food, 100+ craft beers, excellent wines, HD TVs throughout, Huge Patio, 2 Fireplaces.

  • What you need to know
    Mindy M.
    "Try the sweet potato tater tots!"(3 Tips)
    Julianne B.
    "Specials on tacos and margaritas, with a nice patio"(2 Tips)
    Jenn B.
    "Mac and cheese bites are back - delicious!"(2 Tips)
    Sarah H.
    "Thursdays: TRIVIA NIGHT - 8:30$7 Martinis & Signature Cocktails$15..."(3 Tips)
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  • outdoor seating
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  • burgers
  • mac & cheese
  • cocktails
  • sweet potato tots
  • beer
  • martinis
  • Taco Tuesdays
  • sandwiches
  • nachos
  • brunch food
  • french fries
  • margaritas
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  • Chicagoist

    Lincoln Square offers lots of good dinner options at reasonable prices. By virtue of its menu’s sheer length and ample patio, Bad Dog comes out a winner more often than not. Read more

    Chicagoist · September 22, 2014
  • Jess J.

    Delicious brunch and a nice patio!

    Jess Jones · August 11, 2014
  • giulia marie d.

    Great nachos! Good beer selection. Nice outdoor seating.

    giulia marie dalbec · July 25, 2014
  • Corey M.

    Great food and atmosphere. Also child friendly. That's always a plus! Great beer selection. This is the spot for your pre beer, beers. Lol

    Corey McFarland · May 24, 2014
  • Sarah H.

    Friday: $4 Chicago-land BeersHalf Off Appetizers (9pm-Mid)

    Sarah Harper · May 13, 2014
  • Sarah H.

    Thursdays: TRIVIA NIGHT - 8:30$7 Martinis & Signature Cocktails$15 Domestic Buckets$6 Chicken Sandwiches

    Sarah Harper · May 13, 2014
  • Sarah H.

    Wednesdays $6 Gourmet Burger & Fries$4 Craft Beer of the Week

    Sarah Harper · May 13, 2014
  • Jessica S.

    They undercook their burgers. Ask them to cook it one level above what you normally like.

    Jessica Smith · March 20, 2014
  • Vincent B.

    I've had better service at an airport Chili's. Wouldn't stand out in a suburban strip mall.

    Vincent Bifano · February 13, 2014
  • Katie

    Veggie burger is surprisingly delicious!

    Katie · December 19, 2013
  • Broidy

    Can't go wrong with the burgers or sweet tater tots!

    Broidy · September 13, 2013
  • Kevin Z.

    Taco Tuesday is a great deal. Good beef tacos

    Kevin Zimmerman · July 16, 2013
  • Paul

    Old school funk cranking in here. Best

    Paul · June 28, 2013
  • Mike H.

    Order the Bad Dog!

    Mike Hannemann · May 4, 2013
  • Natalia S.

    If the busboy was are server the service would've been great. I was going to tip him, but the server autogratuitied us so it ended up going to her. She SUCKED, and the food wasn't anything special.

    Natalia Salvador · January 8, 2013
  • Refugio A.

    Bacon brieu burger

    Refugio Arias · October 21, 2012
  • Rochelle M.

    Be prepared on Saturdays during college football season. This is a Tennessee bar.

    Rochelle Morgan · September 23, 2012
  • Meitar M.

    Free Wi-Fi. There's no wifi password either. Enjoy it while you grab a bite or a drink on the lovely little patio. :) And say something nice to your server for bonus karma points.

    Meitar Moscovitz · September 14, 2012
  • Chicken

    Don't eat here

    Chicken · September 6, 2012
  • Tracy M.

    worst service ever.

    Tracy Martorello · June 3, 2012
  • Emily M.

    They have sweet potato tater tots! Their patio is great too!

    Emily Monteagudo · May 25, 2012
  • Kait A.

    The chicken pot pie will change your life.

    Kait Armstrong · February 20, 2012
  • Catfish B.

    TeNNe$$ee VoL$ $poT

    Catfish Billy · December 10, 2011
  • Jenn B.

    Mac and cheese bites are back - delicious!

    Jenn Bull · November 29, 2011
  • venessa t.

    Service and food are mediocre. Come for the big, outdoor patio and the beer and let the rest go!

    venessa tarbell · November 17, 2011
  • Arlene A.

    A NY football Giants bar!

    Arlene Andernetti · November 11, 2011
  • Pedigree Brand

    Dogs are welcome on the patio and they’ll hang a framed photo of your pooch on their Hall of Fame wall. Plenty of HDTVs keep you tuned in to your favorite teams.

    Pedigree Brand · November 10, 2011
  • Julianne B.

    Taco Tuesday! Specials on tacos and margaritas, with a nice patio

    Julianne Beason · August 29, 2011
  • Aparna B.

    So many vegetarian options and outdoor seating! Dogs welcome :) Read more

    Aparna B. · July 12, 2011
  • Mindy M.

    Try the sweet potato tater tots! Different and tasty!

    Mindy M · July 5, 2011
  • Venetta

    Sad to hear that as of 5/20, mac and cheese bites are no longer on the menu

    Venetta · May 20, 2011
  • Teri G.

    Had a great dinner here after a show at the Old Town School. Good food and drinks, and not so raucous you can't have a conversation. (via Scoville) Read more

    Teri Gidwitz · May 16, 2011
  • Laurie A.

    The parmesan-crusted fries are TO DIE FOR

    Laurie Alfaro · May 3, 2011
  • Sue W.

    Really yummy tempura green beans! Huge portions!

    Sue W · April 5, 2011
  • Stephen M.

    hot bartender ( the Guy )

    Stephen Manno · February 20, 2011
  • Stephen M.

    hot bartenders!

    Stephen Manno · February 20, 2011
  • Ty M.

    Sweet potato tots. Wow.

    Ty McGee · January 19, 2011
  • Marie R.

    This place is cozy, the bartenders are friendly and they have a great beer selection! Amazing nicois salad too!

    Marie Ramos · December 29, 2010
  • Jon B.

    Monday night has $6 pizzas (and we found the service to be excellent, just for the record). Brady says, "It changed my life."

    Jon Boyd · November 1, 2010
  • Venetta

    Pub Trivia on Thursdays, 8:30 pm

    Venetta · October 8, 2010
  • Justin M.

    Dogfish head 90 minute IPA same price as the 60 minute...9%!

    Justin M. · August 7, 2010
  • ronnie v.

    possibly the best burger in the city!....waite staff though pleasant could'nt be any dumber.

    ronnie vanna · August 7, 2010
  • Jenny J.

    Service was unbelievably slow for a Monday night. I definitely do not recommend this place.

    Jenny Jambrosek · August 5, 2010
  • Julie L.

    This place is NOTHING special.

    Julie Lankes · July 11, 2010
  • jason b.

    The mac n cheese bites are amazing.

    jason baker · June 30, 2010
  • Jeffrey Q.

    Chad is the owner. Great guy. Trivia on Thursday 8pm.

    Jeffrey Qaiyum · June 11, 2010
  • keidra c.

    great brunch spot. best if you are willing to linger though, because the servers take a bit of time to get to you. Food is surprisingly tasty.

    keidra chaney · June 1, 2010
  • Chris L.

    Don't expect the fastest service...

    Chris Like · May 31, 2010
  • Scott K.

    Crazy selection of martinis named after dogs. St Bernard = Manhattan, my favorite.

    Scott Koerner · May 30, 2010
  • Nia W.

    Bad dog Burger is delicious. Great brunch spot. Manhattans some of the best in town!

    Nia W. · April 3, 2010

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