Ditka's - Chicago

4.7
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6480 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Ditka's Restaurant, located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast between Rush & Michigan, is a Chicago Landmark. Ditka's has a decidedly understated sports motif, white linen table cloths, hardwood floors, intimate leather booths & rich mahogany wood accents. Known for Chops & Steaks including the signature dish "Da Pork Chop" along with a wide variety of fresh, sustainable seafood and contemporary American classics. The lunch menu is full of wonderful fresh salads, protein bowls & sandwiches including the "Best Burger in Chicago", the Fridge Burger. Service is approachable & friendly in a comfortable atmosphere. Don't be surprised to catch sight of Da Coach himself.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time in this restaurant. This was after visiting it >5yrs ago. At that time the waiter was exceptional and outshined the food and everything else. I don’t say the food was not great, it was good, but the waiter was special.
This time the waiters were good: attentive and responsive. The food though was alright: fillet mignon could have been tastier and the berry cake was a bit artificial.
As the overall atmosphere was good the place gets 4 stars this time.

MW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was very nice and friendly the waiter was superb and the food was very delicious at a reasonable price

BA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best filet mignon and prime rib. The filet is so savory with the perfect blend of spices and tenderness. We’ve also had the pork chop which was outstanding. The sides are plenty to share.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Halibut was excellent

j
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Recently moved to Chicago. Probably been to 15 restaurants so far. Ditka's was clearly the absolute best. Great food and service. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Atmosphere was wonderful, very relaxed. Ali, our server, was outstanding. Thank you for such a nice evening.

t
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly place to get a good steak at a realistic price with great service. Also a chance to meet Mr. Ditka as he comes into the restaurant at times.

J
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Old School Classic Steakhouse by the Legend, Mr. Mike Ditka. Beautiful beef and Dukakis memoribilia.

NM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

We were so disappointed to be seated in the bar rather than the dining room. Nothing special about it except the high cost. We have raved about Ditka’s to our friends who’ve never been to Chicago. So when we all came to Chicago for a few days, we expected a nice dinner in nice ambiance, not a noisy sports bar. Don’t know when you removed the “cigar” appetizer, but we were disappointed it’s no longer offered.

NA
Omaha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food is way over priced, and service was sub par. Chicago doesn't mean everything has to be expensive. We live closer to Omaha which has better food, service and atmosphere! We'll stay closer to home next time.

SB
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent; my wife had a filet & I had ribs. Everything prepared as requested and prep was fast and food tasty. My wife loved her specialty drink. Definitely a place to return on a future Chicago trip.

BD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met out-of-town friends for lunch after we recommended Ditka's.
We were all pleased with the visit and it was good to be back again.

GG
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ditka’s was awesome we sat in the bar area Our seafood appetizer plater was wonderful & Jennifer our server was excellent we where both very happy with our visit we even saw our old friend Coach Ditka

SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and the food was fantastic. The pace of our experience was perfect and allowed us to have good conversation to go along with the nice dinner

OT
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant needs to be cleaner and new carpeting.

Food was delicious.

Attentive of refilling water and checking on table needs to be improved.

MM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner with friends. Great service, food and ambiance. Staff was there when we needed something but wasn’t there unnecessarily. Great night.

CM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Was not impressed with the quality of the food, $187 was way too much to spend on a low quality dry steak and no sides included. Disappointed.

JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Having to travel the distance to the Resrroom is not the best, however I would still patronize Ditka's. Other than that the food was very good, and the service was impeccable.

T
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and atmosphere are great! A little pricey but worth it.

PS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent, and my steak got held up in the kitchen for whatever reason and was on the house -much appreciated and excellent service for the inconvenience.

C
Los Angeles
156 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Annual brunch at Ditka’s with a Bloody Mike is our tradition. Food great and ambiance fun for a Bears game or football in general.

JW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

We were kind of forgot about. Bread came late to our table. The prime rib was very dry and French fries were burnt. The manager keep staring at us making us feel very uncomfortable. I don’t think we will be back.

DD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Michelle was our server, she was very attentive, informative and pleasant. I had the pork chops AMAZING, My wife had the Crab cake and it was awesome great food and great value

CJ
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Perfect experience from start to finish. Our server Carlos was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to make us feel at home and welcome. The happy hour deals were great and the entrees were were perfection. The manager (carlos's wife) checked in on us as well and was super friendly as well. We come here once a year for the bears game and every time you guys crush our expectations. We will be back (sooner then next year) and I genuinely thank you for the experience you give us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Keep your cocktails simple. Food is good. Meeting Coach was the primary goal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great

MC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great night on the eve of year 100 for the NFL. Our server Miguel was personable, attentive and he delivered over the top customer service.

The blackened salmon was tasty and the NY Strip and lobster, perfection. The creme brulee was a bit cold (still tasty), but it was good enough for two to share.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 6 September 2019

Thank you for the great comment about Miguel. I will be sure to let him know. I will address the issue with the creme brulee. Thank you for visiting!

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OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Best crab bisque ... wedge salad was yummy... 2 ten ounce filets Perfect @ mid rare ... mashed potatoes ... Brussels sprouts super good ... so stuffed when we left ... great service

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent prime rib and the usual excellent service as well.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 6 September 2019

The Prime Rib is quite tasty. Thank you for the service comment and thanks for visiting.

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BG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed every bite. I can't wait to come back. We are from Texas so each visit is special!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 6 September 2019

Thanks for coming from the Lone Star State! We will see you next time.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my two daughters and we had a spectacular time!
Very friendly staff and excellent food!
Will definitely visit again!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 6 September 2019

Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you soon!

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d
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very old school sports steak house, as expected. Service was very good, just the correct pace and attention when needed. The food was good, drinks very good. Ambiance was very nice and a very good noise level. Maybe they should ask the family with two little kids to wait a few years before bringing them? And ask the father to take his base bell cap off at dinner?

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for visiting!

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JT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great. He was old school cool and didn’t even write any part of our order down and it all came out perfect. We had both changed up a condiment on each of our entrees and they both were correct. Love that!! The food itself was excellent. We both had the steak burgers and they were juicy and sooo delicious!! I’m pretty sure I dreamt about that burger last night!! We will definitely be back.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for visiting us. Do you know the servers name by chance?

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S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Hamburger very good. Didn’t care for the fries

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

Sorry to hear about the fries. Please contact me directly alopez@ditkasrestaurants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing evening, even got to meet Coach!

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J
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ditka’s accommodated our party of 13 on a holiday weekend. Wonderful service. A little noisy, but tolerable. It would be nice to include a more complete meal for the prices, instead of everything separately purchased. Got a little spendy for some of our guests. Overall, a fun restaurant.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for stopping in. Glad to accommodate your party.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I was in Chicago with my son for the weekend. A server at a local pub recommended Ditka's as a lively, non-pretentious alternative to the usual stuffy high end establishment. We were not disappointed. The staff was engaging and attentive, my filet and my son's pork chop were done perfectly, and much to our surprise and good fortune Mike Ditka himself was finishing up his meal when we were being seated! A handshake my 16 year old son will never forget. Super gracious man!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

A meal to remember. Thank you for coming in.

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f
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal and a memorable experience - Mike Ditka was their having dinner. Being respectful we did not approach him - others did and he was most accommodating, signing autographs and taking selfies. Oh the food was memorable too! I highly recommend Ditka’s and maybe you too will see the legendary Mike Ditka

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for coming in. Coach is always approachable. He loves all his fans. Thank you again!

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BS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience as always

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for visiting!

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F
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and spot on service every time!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for all your visits over the years. We appreciate your patronage!

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FM
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again fortunate enough to visit Chicago and naturally had dinner at Ditkas. From the moment we walked in everything was first rate. Had the bruschetta and the coconut bang-bang shrimp appetizer and the 22oz bone in ribeye and the crab cakes for dinner. Absolutely perfect. Had Old Fashioned’s from the bar made with Ditkas bourbon, which were excellent. Highly recommend

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for your fantastic recommendation. Stop by again the next time you are in town.

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