Chicago Restaurants near John G. Shedd Aquarium

Our list of the best food near John G. Shedd Aquarium. Our top pick: Buddy Guy's Legends.
Touring Chicago? Consider our list of places to eat near Lincoln Park Zoo, Metro, Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium

    John G. Shedd Aquarium

    1200 S Lake Shore Dr
    M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa-Su 9AM-6PM; July/August 8AM-6PM. Admission $26.95 adults and $19.95 children, plus $2 for special exhibits. Home to a massive collection of marine life from throughout the world, among the very best you'll ever see. The Pacific Northwest-themed Oceanarium features otters, beluga whales, and a panoramic view of Lake Michigan, although you'll need to arrive extremely early for the (free) dolphin show. The terrific new Wild Reef exhibit offers floor-to-ceiling windows for an extraordinary view of a Philippine coral reef environment, complete with dozens of sharks.
    Near South Side food nearby
  • Buddy Guy's Legends

    Buddy Guy's Legends

    700 S Wabash Ave
    M-F 11AM-2AM, Sa 5PM-3AM, Su 6PM-2AM. Cover $10 Su-Th, $20 F-Sa. A famous, fairly large blues club with a cajun/soul food menu and frequent big-name acts. Buddy Guy himself holds court every January.
    Loop
  • The Gage

    The Gage

    24 S Michigan Ave
    The Gage is a 300 seat Restaurant and Tavern steps from Millennium Park. Situated at 24 South Michigan Avenue we are open late, seven days a week. We invite you to savor our delicious, upscale comfort food, fine wines, boutique beers and whiskeys while enjoying the relaxing ambience of our vintage décor.
    Loop
  • Panozzo's Italian Market.

    Panozzo's Italian Market.

    1303 S Michigan Avenue
    Tu-F 10AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 10AM-4PM. $5-8. A neighborhood deli with sandwiches and such. Perfect place to prepare a picnic lunch for a day at the Museum Campus.
    Near South Side
  • M Lounge

    M Lounge

    1520 S Wabash St
    Tu-Th 6PM-1AM, F-Sa 6PM-2AM. $12 martinis. $4+ beer, no cover. Martinis and jazz; live performances Tu-W, 7PM-10PM. Nights with music supposedly have a two drink minimum, but for cheapskates, it is unclear how this policy would be enforced.
    Near South Side
  • Miller's Pub

    Miller's Pub

    134 S Wabash Ave
    In 1950, three brothers of Greek descent, Pete, Nick and Jimmy Gallios, pooled all of their resources and purchased the flailing Miller’s Pub from the Miller brothers, who had established the bar in 1935. After the purchase, the Gallios brothers did not have the $500 it would have cost to change the sign on the pub, so the name Miller’s remained. In 1953, after finishing his military service, youn
    Loop
  • Kroll's Chicago

    Kroll's Chicago

    1736 S Michigan Ave
    M-Tu 11AM-midnight, W-F 11AM-2AM, Sa 11AM-3AM, Su 10AM-midnight. $8-15. Sister branch of a Green Bay fixture, which is a controversial move in the heart of Bears territory. They offer a big menu of seafood and sandwiches from a charcoal grill. Plenty of beer is available, but kids are welcome.
    Near South Side
  • Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

    Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

    226 S Wabash Ave
    M-Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-midnight, Su Noon-9PM. Family-friendly pub with pizza and ribs, under the L tracks and covered in Chicago memorabilia.
    Loop
  • La Cantina Grill

    La Cantina Grill

    1911 S Michigan Ave
    M-Th 11AM-11PM, F 11AM-2AM, Sa noon-2AM, Su noon-10PM. $10-$15. Unpretentious, good Mexican cuisine. Live music on Friday nights.
    Near South Side
  • South Coast Sushi Bar

    South Coast Sushi Bar

    1700 S Michigan Ave
    M-Th 4:30PM-11PM, F 4:30PM-midnight, Sa noon-midnight, Su noon-10PM. $15-$25. BYOB sushi bar.
    Near South Side
  • Park Grill

    Park Grill

    11 N Michigan Ave
    Located in the heart of Chicago, Park Grill has unforgettable views of the city and year-round entertainment.
    Loop
  • Garrett Popcorn Shops

    Garrett Popcorn Shops

    4 E Madison St
    Garrett Popcorn is handmade throughout the day in old-fashioned copper kettles using only the highest-quality ingredients. http://www.garrettpopcorn.com/default.aspx?ref=FB
    Loop
  • Yolk.

    Yolk.

    1120 S Michigan Ave
    YOLK., created by founder Taki Kastanis in 2006, has evolved into Chicago's #1 breakfast hot spot.
    Loop
  • Gioco

    Gioco

    1312 S Wabash Ave
    Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-3PM, Brunch: Sa-Su 11AM-4PM, Dinner: M-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-11PM, Su 5PM-9PM. $15-$40. Offers "rustic Italian" dishes.
    Near South Side
  • Gioco

    Gioco

    1312 S Wabash Ave
    Gioco pioneered the retail development of the South Loop when it opened in September of 1999. The restaurant has been a mainstay in the neighborhood as other restaurants and stores have opened up over the years. Gioco is located in an historic building built in 1890 and is one of the few remaining buildings in Chicago from that era. The Gioco space features the original old brick and plaster walls
    Near South Side
  • Henri

    Henri

    18 S. Michigan Ave.
    Henri takes its name from famed Chicago architect, Louis Henri Sullivan, who designed the facade of Henri at the turn of the century. Chef Chris Gawronski's cuisine is energetically American, classically inspired.
    Loop
  • Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

    Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

    61 E Madison St
    Our customers receive traditional food based on authentic recipes using quality ingredients, along with warm, friendly service and a comfortable setting in which to enjoy our fine dishes.
    Loop
  • Mercat a la Planxa

    Mercat a la Planxa

    638 S Michigan Ave
    Tour the cuisine of Barcelona right on Chicago's South loop near grant park, millennium park and the McCormic Center. Chef Jose Garces', Iron Chef, cuisine.
    Loop
  • Acadia

    Acadia

    1639 S Wabash
    Contemporary American Cuisine
    Near South Side
  • Bongo Room

    Bongo Room

    1152 S Wabash Ave
    Established July, 4, 1993, the first The Bongo Room was located off Damen Avenue and now calls the Milwaukee Ave location home.
    Loop
  • Yolk

    Yolk

    1120 S Michigan Ave
    M-F 6AM-3PM, Sa-Su 7AM-3PM. $8-10. Breakfast place with egg-based dishes (obviously) and bright yellow walls (you've been warned).
    Loop
  • The Velvet Lounge

    The Velvet Lounge

    67 E Cermak Rd
    Another essential stop on The Jazz Track, best reached by taxi. If you want to go to a bar that represents the real Chicago jazz tradition from Louis Armstrong right up to Pharaoh Sanders, then you must go to the Velvet Lounge.
    Near South Side
  • Hilton Chicago

    Hilton Chicago

    720 S Michigan Ave
    The Hilton Chicago is a famous luxury hotel in Chicago, United States. The hotel is a Chicago landmark that overlooks Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and the Museum Campus. It is the third-largest hotel in Chicago by number of guest rooms; however, it has the largest total meeting and event space of any Chicago hotel. The hotel has housed every president of the United States since its opening in 1927.
    Loop
  • Exchequer Pub

    Exchequer Pub

    226 S Wabash Ave
    Welcome to the Exchequer Restaurant & Pub. Our family owned-and-operated restaurant has been serving delicious food in the downtown Chicago Loop since 1969.
    Loop
  • South Coast

    South Coast

    1700 S Michigan Ave
  • Zapatista

    Zapatista

    1307 S Wabash Ave
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