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Cheesie's Pub & Grub

Cheesie's Pub & Grub

Sandwich Place and Mac & Cheese Joint$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
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  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJune 22, 2012
    Try the Tradicion: Crumbled chorizo, chihuahua cheese & pickled jalapeno peppers ooze together btwn buttery Turano Texas toast. Accompanied by house-made mayo w/ crushed chipotle peppers & adobo sauce Read more
  • Adisak P.
    Adisak PochanayonOctober 5, 2013
    The Tenderizer might be the most expensive sandwich here, but how can you go wrong with four layers of cheese, bacon, and chicken tenders on buttered Texas toast with Ranch dipping sauce?
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GoldnerOctober 19, 2013
    I haven't gotten my food yet, but I ordered the one with macaroni and cheese on it. It really sounds good, so I guess I would definitely recommend getting that. This is what I think it will look like.
  • Alisha W.
    Alisha WorkmanJune 30, 2013
    Go there for the cheap, delicious drinks and the grilled cheese! Don't get the soups (even with that groupon...just forget em) and only get pizza if you can't handle epic grilled cheese. TENDERIZER!!!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 28, 2012
    The Mac is a mess of a sandwich, just like all the others. And yes, the combination of Merkts cheddar, American cheese, elbow noodles and the cutest cup of spicy tomato soup is very hard not to like. Read more
  • Mindi
    MindiJuly 17, 2011
    The Frenchie was pretty awesome! The fries were a tad soggy, but the melty cheese, thick-sliced bread & crunchy bacon made up for it. Tomato soup is spicy. And all drinks in the bar are just $4!
  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 7, 2014
    Drunk, hungry, and in need of pure delicious goodness? You've found the spot. Ok you don't need to be drunk, but it definitely adds to the experience. Try the tenderizer, it won't disappoint.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie StutevilleSeptember 5, 2014
    The classic is pretty good- ham, bacon, cheese, tomato. Sandwich is HUGE. Recommend the lunch special: half sandwich, side and drink for $8
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezMay 17, 2015
    The Tradicion is absolutely amazing - the chorizo is just perfect. But honestly, I've had half the sandwiches on the menu and they're all great!
  • Jay A.
    Jay AnicetoMay 17, 2011
    I had The Frenchie (american cheese, mozzarella, cheddar cheese sauce, classic thick cut french fries, bacon and chives on sour dough) with some sour cream and onion and it was AWESOME.
  • felicia p.
    felicia pearsonMay 29, 2013
    The Caprese was so delicious! The staff is super friendly and the environment has great energy. For drinks, try the "Not your dad's" root beer and the strawberry cidar. Amazing!
  • pH P.
    pH ProductionsAugust 25, 2011
    The Mac is so good. When you are done and need to digest, go to 3110 N. Sheffield (Studio BE, one block south) for a pH improv show! Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm and 12am. BYOB!
  • Jp H.
    Jp HochbaumMay 18, 2012
    I would ignore the complaint about the beer being expensive, while miller lite is $4, all beer is $4 as well. So stop drinking beer flavored water and drink better quality beer :)
  • Kristen L.
    Kristen LynnNovember 25, 2013
    Get a side of tater tots with chipotle mayo sauce! Menus are all coated and sticky. I suggest using the one on the wall, considering you're eating with your hands.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerSeptember 28, 2014
    If you like grilled cheese, this is the place for you. It gets packed after 2am, but worth the wait. There are options for your cheese-hating friends as well.
  • Jaterra G.
    Jaterra GrantFebruary 12
    Super thick, cheesy grilled sandwich. The Mac is an apparent favorite. It comes with a tomato sauce that you should dip your mac n cheese sandwich in.
  • Kenny U.
    Kenny UgelJanuary 21, 2015
    Whenever I'm out late on a weekend and feeling a bit hungry, I always end up back here. You can grab a drink while chowing down on some amazing grilled cheese and sides. I recommend the Tenderizer!
  • Rudy S.
    Rudy SmartassNovember 4, 2012
    Chessie's is more of a grub spot than a bar. Yes they sell beer and have tv's but this place is all about the food; Sandwiches & pizza. Inside is REALLY SMALL. San Fran bar on belmont
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 30, 2012
    It's a restaurant, so they don't card at the door.... even well after 12a on a Saturday night! And they have plenty of non-alcoholic fun to offer!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 16, 2013
    For an indulgent sandwich, get The Popper: bronzed sourdough is stuffed with cheddar, cream cheese, emerald shards of jalapenos, and crisp slivers of bacon. Served with a side of chipotle mayo.
  • Carmen G.
    Carmen GuzmanMarch 24, 2013
    This is not a very earth friendly establishment. :( they throw everything in the garbage. PLEASE PLEASE invest in reusable plates utensils and cups! I'm not coming back bc of that.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Grilled cheese sandwiches with unorthodox fillings—think tater tots, mac 'n' cheese and chicken tenders—were made for a satisfying post-bar meal. Read more
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 16, 2013
    grilled cheese--they have one that's stuffed w/ mac & cheese!! they also have fried pickles, loaded tater tots, fried mac n cheese bites
  • Chulses S.
    Chulses SmithSeptember 20, 2015
    Stay away from this place! Tried the caprese & the melt sandwiches, both tasted terrible. Chicken enchilada soup is a joke & tasted disgusting. Beef chili was almost okay.
  • Diamond-Chase
    Diamond-ChaseJuly 11, 2012
    The melt is to die for ! Not to mention, they have a free dining table with old arcade games in such as Ms. Pac Man and Galaga
  • Drew F.
    Drew FJanuary 28, 2012
    If you're extremely drunk [and not going home with anyone], this is the place to get your shit together. I highly suggest The Melt or The Mac.
  • Jen M.
    Jen MarquezFebruary 19, 2015
    Open late. Perfect late night drunken eats. Sandwiches are amazing. The Tenderizer is great. You basically can't go wrong.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RandklevNovember 20, 2013
    Tradicion was awesome, Jalapeno peppers, hot sauce and a lot of cheese! The Breckenridge Brewing Vanilla Stout was a perfect compliment!
  • Darcy H.
    Great after a night out with friends.Get the Mac n cheese grilled cheese and you'll forget every mistake you've ever made
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon B.May 10, 2012
    Try "The Mac" with Mac & Cheese ON it with Sweet Potato Fries. Also, you can get any drink at the bar for $4!
  • Steph L.
    The atmoshphere is awesome and the food is good! I love the chalkboard tables to draw on and love the music.
  • Melanie D.
    Melanie DavisFebruary 3, 2013
    The Mac and Cheese with the tomato sauce on the side--brings back my childhood-- ultimate comfort food!!! So delicious!!
  • John H.
    John HankusNovember 8, 2014
    Everything here is delicious. Always happy hour with great craft beers on tap. Love the cheese curds.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeBoeufApril 14, 2012
    Waited over 35 minutes for the traditional grilled cheese. Its cheese and bread- not exactly rocket science. Management is completely disorganized.
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald VieiraNovember 25, 2014
    Mac n cheese on Texas toast! Best drink-absorber meal at 2:00am! Deliiiiiiicious.
  • kristen l.
    kristen loperJanuary 9, 2015
    They substantially raised prices with the new year - anything but ass-in-a-can domestics jumped one to two bucks each.
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenDecember 15, 2014
    Most of the sandwiches are totally excessive. But that's why you're there, isn't it? The special is almost always worth trying.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DayApril 17, 2014
    There is pretty much always a standing Groupon for this place, so you should rarely ever be paying full price here.
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.May 19, 2013
    Sit by the window by the front door so you can get a free tan while you eat your sandwich.
  • Kristin D.
    Kristin DangerMay 23, 2012
    All drinks $4 & open til 5am on weekends, sandwiches are awesome! Can't beat this place
  • Sleepless I.
    Sleepless In ChicagoDecember 13, 2011
    This place is awesome. A full menu of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and open late. Geeenious!
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NashFebruary 17, 2013
    Sunday brunch = 1 sandy of any kind and all-you-can-drink of either Bloody Mary, mimosas, or draft. *so this is love...do doo de doo*
  • Alex J.
    Alex JewellApril 12, 2012
    Amazing amazing amazing. Try the Mac and tomato soup. So much room now that they've remodeled!
  • Sabina K.
    Sabina KajtezovicNovember 18, 2012
    Jalapeno popper is my fav. All beer is $4. Great late night stop for casual snack.
  • Abby S.
    Abby ShureJuly 19, 2011
    Order the Frenchie or the Mac with crinkle-cut sweet potato fries on the side! Delicious.
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary MatsonOctober 3, 2012
    Honestly, some of the best food I've had in all of Chicago. I recommend the Tendorizer.
  • Brandon V.
    Brandon VanceJanuary 5, 2014
    Best drunk or hangover food. The Mac is the best and the tots are to die for.
  • Christina
    Christina2 weeks ago
    Whether a day time or late night snack, cheesie's is always a good move!
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HughesFebruary 25, 2013
    Heard about The Mac on NPR in Cincinnati a while ago and it was even more delicious than it sounded.
  • Ives V.
    Ives VidalJune 3, 2015
    Simple food, simple drinks and tasty flavors.
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