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McDonald's National


Fast Food Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
  • Joe K.
    "Great mini-museum upstairs of McD's history."(10 Tips)
    Eric M.
    "late Chicagoan Wesley Willis"(3 Tips)
    Samantha L.
    "Open late and kept clean"(4 Tips)
    Kathy B.
    "It's very clean in here."(5 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • upstairs
  • wesley willis
  • good for a late night
  • breakfast food
  • milkshakes
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  • Steve T.
    Steve TringlSeptember 26, 2015
    This is a 2 story McDs. It looks like the old twin arch McDs. It has a small museum. The first hour of parking is free with a purchase.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonJune 13, 2012
    Come here for the free wi-fi, clean bathrooms, and to quietly sing the Wesley Willis song as you check out the memorabilia on the upper level. Do not, however, come here to eat.
  • C B.
    C BaileyOctober 14, 2014
    You've gotta check out the display cases upstairs. Not your average McDonalds. My friend and I just stopped in when we were in the area walking by
  • jason h.
    jason hinesFebruary 21, 2012
    Be sure to check out the upstairs sections, they have 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's sections with the music playing from said time frames!
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TomchakJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect for a family parking spot. Centrally located to many points, clean bathrooms, good changing location for the young ones and plenty of table space to feed the kids. Wagons are welcome!
  • Katherine
    KatherineMarch 19, 2012
    They have a pop culture history display on the second floor which covers the following decades: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, & 90s.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CaroSeptember 5, 2012
    Everything is overly expensive for a McD's. I'd check out their specials, though. New food, like the chicken wraps, are promoted and cheaper!
  • Shane H.
    Shane HillMay 11, 2011
    McDonalds is the place to rock, It is a restaurant where they buy food to eat, It is a good place to listen to the music, People flock here to get down to the rock music
  • Joel J.
    Joel JJune 21, 2014
    Upstairs is where it's at. A simple bakery on the second floor, along with couches and nice view.
  • Fast Company
    Fast CompanyFebruary 14, 2011
    This rock 'n' roll-themed branch of McDonald's (a 2011 Most Innovative Company) draws massive crowds: Its capacity is 300 people, more than three times as many as the average McDonald's.
  • Lisabeth R.
    Lisabeth RosenbergSeptember 19, 2013
    Chic lounge area upstairs and cafe here. Nice tourist attraction. Parking validation.
  • J R.
    J RMarch 25, 2012
    Best McDonalds in the city. Always has the hottest fries and orders are accurate 99.9% of the time.
  • Joe K.
    Joe KapraszewskiSeptember 14, 2014
    This is the place Wesley Willis sang about. Great mini-museum upstairs of McD's history.
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraMarch 12, 2016
    The biggest McDonald's I've ever seen without a doubt! 3 stories tall with two drive thrus that take a whole block
  • Nilednam T.
    Nilednam TraJune 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If your selection is not a straight up numbered item you must be able to order in Spanish
  • Bekah J.
    Bekah JoyOctober 13, 2012
    Get yourself upstairs, listen to the tunes, and try and forget you're at a McDonald's.
  • Roderick G.
    Roderick GrinerJanuary 30, 2011
    I like the restaurant but they need some type of management or security to keep the crazy's at bay!
  • Lisabeth R.
    Lisabeth RosenbergSeptember 19, 2013
    Like the new chicken wings and the Buffalo sauce.
  • Eric M.
    Eric McCutchanMarch 23, 2012
    This is the place the late Chicagoan Wesley Willis was singing about.
  • TeaBelly
    TeaBellySeptember 8, 2011
    It might be a Maccies, but god damnit at 1am, it's all cooked fresh. Bloody great.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongOctober 10, 2015
    Huge with an upstairs. All day breakfast.
  • Vitor M.
    Vitor MachadoJune 25, 2012
    New spicy chicken mc bites, little limited time
  • Avery P.
    Avery PackDecember 21, 2014
    Rock and Roll McDonalds....Rock and Roll McDonalds...Rock and Roll McDonalds...
  • Tonesha S.
    Tonesha SmithAugust 1, 2013
    great place to stop in for a milkshake before comedy show
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtOctober 27, 2015
    Very busy but you can go upstairs and eat
  • Judah R.
    Judah RichardsonJuly 17, 2013
    Like this is you scored a free soda off someone you happened to talk to in line
  • Gary B.
    Gary BluesSeptember 10, 2014
    MC donalds nice view from the top floor
  • Xavier M.
    Xavier MartínezMay 25, 2013
    Go up stairs and visit its museum !!
  • Genevieve G.
    Genevieve GonniganJanuary 12, 2012
    Parking in the lot is free (validated with $10 purchase)
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaSeptember 4, 2015
    Open 24 hours, both the dining room and the drive-thru
  • @JoeTBA
    @JoeTBAMarch 13, 2013
    Order a McGangBang burger, a McChicken in the middle of a double cheeseburger.
  • Cheearra E.
    Cheearra EsquerraMarch 4, 2012
    For a snack, try a Crispy Chicken Ranch Wrap.
  • Shonda H.
    Shonda HargraysMay 14, 2013
    Strawberry creame cheese pie is the best!
  • Angelina G.
    Angelina GomezMarch 12, 2013
    5minutes to get waited on when there was no line and the manager just ignored me while he stood around talking. #theworst.
  • Max M.
    Max MaDecember 29, 2013
    Best Rock n' roll Mc Donald's.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KApril 21, 2012
    A nice drive through considering the location
  • Scott S.
    Scott SaxDecember 9, 2011
    Make sure your order is over $10. You get a hour of free parking.
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LeeAugust 3, 2016
    Open late and kept clean
  • Cheearra E.
    Cheearra EsquerraMarch 4, 2012
    For a snack, try a McDouble off of the Dollar Menu.
  • Kathy B.
    Kathy BensonJune 9, 2013
    It's very clean in here. Something u normally don't see anymore
  • Cheearra E.
    Cheearra EsquerraMarch 4, 2012
    Try the Sweetened Iced Tea.
  • Nancy M.
    Nancy MilstoneMarch 31, 2014
    Amazing staff...terrible coffee.
  • benjamin r.
    benjamin rogersMay 30, 2010
    Comfy lounge style seating and coffee bar upstairs
  • Alain U.
    Alain UyMay 1, 2012
    If Lawrence is around, let him do your portrait, $5 per person!
  • Marti G.
    Marti GoyalNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't use the coupon they all don't speak english and don't know about the coupon!!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KerrFebruary 17, 2014
    Awesome if you are hung over!
  • Cheearra E.
    Cheearra EsquerraMarch 4, 2012
    For a treat, try a Vanilla Cone!
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HarrisNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They don't honor the check in special (buy any snack wrap, get one free)...LAME!!!
  • Cheearra E.
    Cheearra EsquerraMarch 4, 2012
    For a treat, try an Oreo McFlurry!
  • henrik c.
    henrik christiansenApril 30, 2011
    Nice lounge.. this is the mother of all mcDonalds
  • Yum K.
    Yum KSeptember 28, 2014
    The second Mcdonalds in the world? Free coffee!
  • Cheearra E.
    Cheearra EsquerraMarch 4, 2012
    For breakfast, try the Hotcakes.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SkattumMarch 21, 2012
    I Love their icecream!
  • Joe W.
    Joe WagdyJuly 2, 2014
    .49 cent vanilla ice cream cones!
  • Audrey P.
    Audrey PâquetteJuly 17, 2016
    Where all started!
  • Justice W.
    Really clean and their quick
  • Chad I.
    Chad IngramNovember 13, 2011
    The manager does not honor the foursquare special. It's unbelievable!!
  • Paul
    PaulMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Big Mac
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HarneyNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Gets your order wrong, 4/7 times I've been here. I asked for a hamburger only ketchup. Is it that hard to understand?
  • Craig M.
    Craig MiddletonAugust 12, 2015
    Biggest McDonald's in the world?
  • Stan F.
    Stan FisherDecember 27, 2010
    Gelato upstairs! It's very good!
  • The T.
    The TaminatorNovember 29, 2012
    One of the biggest McDonald ever.
  • ALani A.
    ALani AlambJanuary 12, 2012
    Check out the rock & roll memorabelia
  • Everyday
    EverydayFebruary 26, 2014
    The biggest.
  • Laurie
    LaurieApril 27, 2012
    24 hours baby!
  • Tara W.
    Tara WilliamsFebruary 2, 2011
    try and ride the escalator UP!
  • Marti G.
    Marti GoyalNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mcdonalds does not redeem foursquare promotions!!! Even the manager had no idea but we should have got a free chicken sandwich with purchase!!!
  • Kristiana Z.
    Kristiana ZeromNovember 24, 2011
    they do not offer free medium fries... :(
  • Erik S.
    Erik SpakFebruary 16, 2010
    Should not be refered to as the rock n roll McDonalds anymore. It hasn't been RnR for years. Now it's just the one that costs way more than the one 3 blocks away.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LopezSeptember 10, 2011
    No free refills!
  • Ricky R.
    Ricky RicardoApril 18, 2014
    Will never spend another dime here.
  • Al L.
    Al LarcherFebruary 17, 2011
    Great shit stool.
  • steven r.
    steven robinsonApril 2, 2011
    Get some food
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CuffariSeptember 3, 2010
    Rock n Roll mcdonalds
  • Abbey C.
    Abbey CooperJune 18, 2012
    2.14 for a freaking large drink? Lame
  • Angelo C.
    Angelo CommissoMarch 11, 2011
    There's 2 floors... WTF??
  • Pilon S.
    Pilon SalazarMay 19, 2012
    Expensive as hell. Better offgoing to Portillos across the street. 3.55 for a sausage mcmuffin. No dollar menu.
  • Joella M.
    Joella MaranoDecember 31, 2009
    Open 24hrs! Except has no $1 menu.
  • Sunil J.
    Sunil JosephNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They refuse the check in coupon!! Beware!!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MendozaOctober 24, 2010
    NO value meal. ur better off going to a REAL restaurant!!! #thismcdonaldsSUCKS!!!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CassidyFebruary 3, 2010
    Free Wi-Fi
  • Demetrius H.
    Demetrius HillNovember 8, 2011
    Venus the mgr wouldn't honor the check-in offer AND the frys sucked! Avoid!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MendozaOctober 24, 2010
    WORST McDonalds to come to!!! People will cut u UNMERCIFULLY!!! Ur better off starving!!! #NoJoke
  • Paul M.
    Paul MendozaOctober 24, 2010
    WORST McDonalds to come to!!! People will cut in line me
  • Donald B.
    Donald BurkeApril 18, 2011
    Disgusting. Why are you here? I cant imagine anything worse.
  • Damian D.
    Damian DensonJanuary 24, 2010
    Too expensive! But it's a landmark...
  • Alex V.
    Alex VillarrealJuly 19, 2014
    Para mi el mejor #McDonalds el primer mcdonalds que se hizo esta en #DesPlainesill pero era sólo una barra a donde llegabas a comprar hamburguesas, se supone que este es el primer restaurant !!
  • Cristyam O.
    Cristyam OtavianoJanuary 31, 2012
    Numca enjoarei desse fast-food
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