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Chick-fil-A Loyola Water Tower

Fast Food Restaurant and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
  • Jason G.
    "EAT the Spicy Chicken Deluxe and DRINK the handspan milkshake"(3 Tips)
    Bob D.
    "Worth the trip just for the waffle fries and diet lemonade."(4 Tips)
    John H.
    "Spicy chicken sandwich is the way to go."(9 Tips)
    Kinelam H.
    "The chocolate milkshake is heavenly!"(7 Tips)
144 Tips and reviews
  • chicken
  • breakfast food
  • milkshakes
  • waffle fries
  • Southern food
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  • Dana D.
    Dana DanielleSeptember 11, 2016
    Only location in the city! Although lines are long they move fast! Surprised to hear it's closed on Sunday's. I like the chicken fingers w all the dipping sauces!
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Consistently the most efficient and friendliest customer service you will find any fast food place anywhere. Worth the trip just for the waffle fries and diet lemonade.
  • Angela
    AngelaSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Their spicy chicken sandwich is bomb. I could eat like 5 in a row. Pretty good choco chip cookie too. Follow them on Twitter for specials and deals.
  • John H.
    John HankusMarch 24, 2015
    Not as friendly as the ones in the south but it will do. Stingy with their sauces so be sure to ask for plenty. Spicy chicken sandwich is the way to go.
  • Angelina S.
    Angelina S.October 29, 2013
    Order the Strawberry milkshake for desert. You will enjoy it after a late night out in River North.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 16, 2011
    Opening today, Chick-fil-A sets up its base on Chicago Avenue in Gold Coast, a mere stone’s throw from the Magnificent Mile, fine restaurants and even a Bentley dealership Read more
  • David B.
    David BerryAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you come for breakfast, get a chicken biscuit. Put mayo on the biscuit and dip it in strawberry jam. Sounds weird but it tastes amazing. Trust me, I'm an expert.
  • Haya A.
    Haya Al DossarySeptember 6, 2013
    Delicious spicy chicken sandwich, very moist, even without cheese, best type of fries and they're unsalted which I prefer! Great food!
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 28, 2014
    Great sandwiches, and even though it's a chain, it's a rara avis in the Chicago area. So try it out if you get a chance.
  • Paris S.
    Paris Simone'February 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Original Chicken sandwich with American cheese, Waffle fries, & a half lemonade/half fruit punch. Peerrrfection! Oh & don't forget the Chick-fil-a sauce!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LuSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    This CHICKFILA is so wonderful, they are independently owned and are not anti-gay. They give back to the community in endless ways, will always come back.
  • Ben P.
    Ben PierceFebruary 25, 2013
    The Chick-fil-A sauce goes on everything, and is worth trying on EVERYTHING. Especially the waffle fries and The Original.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PeluffoJanuary 23, 2015
    The iced coffee here is underrated. Best fast food cup. Also tortilla soup and salad is a great meal
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HiresJune 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Test market location for oatmeal breakfast, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Peach will be the summer shake. First ever chick fil a to have a dual fry line in the kitchen ( designed for fast service
  • Kenneth (iamfob)
    Kenneth (iamfob)December 22, 2013
    Their chicken sandwiches are better than KFC. Also I enjoyed Chick-Fil-A fries way more than any other fastfood chains.
  • Jennie T.
    Jennie ThaiJuly 20, 2011
    Spicy chicken deluxe sandwich. Even in its to-go form, it looks good (not flatten)! Yum! You don't need hot sauce for this.
  • Kelsey P.
    Kelsey PetersSeptember 6, 2013
    As an adult who order kids meals for myself, it's awesome that Chick-fil-a offers to sub out the toy for free ice cream!
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BollingerMay 11, 2015
    Can't go wrong. Friendly staff and yummy chicken. Free wifi and always clean.
  • Edward A.
    Edward AdamsJuly 16, 2011
    The fabled chicken sandwich is no better than McDonalds southern style chicken sandwich. The peach shake, however, has real bits of peach in it.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SteptoeJuly 12, 2012
    I am totally against everything the owner of this franchise stands for politically, but wow, the food is good!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 28, 2012
    The Southern chicken-based fast food chain has landed in Chicago. And based on the line at lunchtime, it ain't going anywhere. Read more
  • Odie Y.
    Odie YounanMarch 10, 2012
    Great service and the food is delicious! Only downside, there's only one in all of Chicago.
  • Oddie G.
    Oddie GopalanJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hidden gem is the chic n strips salad with spicy dressing. Delicious and not healthy at all.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley McApril 26, 2012
    Stop looking, the condiments are behind the counter now. If you happen to need more than 2 packets, ask more than one person.
  • Denard M.
    Denard McNamaraJune 16, 2011
    You're missing out if you don't try the spicy chicken sandwich and lemonade! Also, they have wheat buns!
  • Martin v.
    Martin van NostrandJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop in today, 1-5-12 and be sure to donate to the family of fallen officer Clifton Lewis. Truly one of Chicago's Finest.
  • Stephanie B.
    These people are on top of it. The line may look crazy but it goes super fast. You get your food before you even finish paying.
  • Sal C.
    Sal CostanzaMarch 25, 2013
    Great food and always super service. A definite destination when visiting Chicago.
  • Sruts S.
    Sruts SamMarch 23, 2012
    Just of the Mag Mile, very nice location, love the seating and the service is really fast!
    SHAWNA PJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mix the Chick-fil-a sauce with the polynesian sauce!! You can thank me later ;)
  • Karen
    KarenNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly and really fast service! Also they will bring free drink refills to u!
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JusticeOctober 3, 2011
    If you are part of the LGBT community or an ally, avoid sitting by the window because I will judge you for supporting a company that thinks of you as a second class citizen when I walk by.
  • Shelby S.
    Shelby SachsJune 16, 2011
    Can't beat the chicken biscuits! Best I've ever had and great for breakfast!
  • Deanne W.
    Deanne WDecember 28, 2011
    Umm...Hello! It's Chick-fil-A! The Chicken Minis in the morning with some honey are so good.
  • Daria E.
    Daria EvtukhovaJune 24, 2015
    Surprisingly tasty and classical music as a soundtrack for you junk-food-party
  • Paul S.
    Paul SuwanDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They're apparently open till 11 every night now (well, except Sunday). Sweet!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RivenbarkJuly 8, 2014
    Staff is not as pleasant as what chick-fil-a usually holds as a standard. Didn't hear one, "my pleasure". It was the typical "fast food" feel.
  • Brett B.
    Brett BApril 25, 2012
    They have a bunch of great sauces, I always get one of each (no charge).
  • David S.
    David SaslavskyJune 21, 2011
    Line at lunch moves a lot quicker than it looks even it overflows outside. Service is incredible!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Chick-fil-A sauce! It is a cross between honey mustard and bbq. DELICIOUS!
  • Jake T.
    Jake TurnerDecember 21, 2011
    The spicy chicken sandwich is actually made from gay chickens. Quite delicious.
  • Garland A.
    Garland ArmstrongAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chic fil a nuggets r delicious with spenda
  • Angel P.
    Angel PilkinJune 14, 2014
    Thought u would eat here on the way to the red line got the grilled chicken and it was awful food bf got the strip over breaded and you could really taste the batter should of ate at McDonald's
  • Justin J.
    Justin JacobsonJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
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  • mariscia t.
    mariscia thompsonSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Lemonade can't be beat..lemons. sugar water..and u get free refills
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilmoreFebruary 17, 2012
    EAT the Spicy Chicken Deluxe and DRINK the handspan milkshake
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmithSeptember 29, 2011
    The chain is run by a religious zealot, but the food is good and the staff friendly.
  • Steph S.
    Steph SipeJuly 1, 2011
    Seriously it is as good as you remember. Best chicken sandwiches and waffle fries in the city.
  • Dave T.
    Dave TomalewiczSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, great service, would eat here everyday if I could.
  • Colleen
    ColleenFebruary 8, 2012
    I don't understand the hype over chicken. But I will say the cole slaw is great!
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