Ditka's - Chicago

4.7
6431 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
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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TM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

There were many different types of groups. Businessmen, families, couples. The first table we had was between a group of 8 business guys trying to be loud and to impress the one female at the table and another table of women with a loud mouth 10 yo trying to get their attention every minute. We asked to move and went upstairs. Took awhile for a waitress to show, but once she did service was adequate. This is not a place to have a conversation over dinner. Food was okay. Meatloaf was ok but the cornbread underneath was room temp at best. The prime rib was flavorful.

M
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Out for dinner with my wife to our favorite place when we visit Chicago! Food and service is always amazing. Of all the times we’ve been, we finally seen the Coach there. Would’ve been nice to meet him ha. Overall great experience once again

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you for making this one of your stops when you visit. Hopefully you can meet Coach next time. He does frequent the restaurant often.

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

I'm don't Like food. The steak was very bad and the low quality

TO
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Ditka’s after many trips to Chicago. What took me so long to visit?? Good menu with a variety to choose from and superb service from Neal help make this a very memorable evening. Put it on your list to visit when in the Windy City.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this great review. We will be sure to let Neil know about this. Hope to see you soon.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant!! The service was excellent and the food was amazing!! Highly recommend!!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

One of the best reviews I've read this week. Thank you for visiting and the awesome recommendation.

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TD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dinner with family at Ditka’s
Our waiter was attentive and polite
Will come again

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Glad you joined us!

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LJ
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Ditka's never disappoints! Great food, reasonably priced.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for your past visits as well.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Steven was exceptional as our waiter. True professional who made the whole night special. We thank him and the other staff for their service. The food was outstanding so we thank the chefs also. We will continue to come back.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Steven is fantastic. You will see his name here more than once. We look forward to the next time you join us.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Old, outdated decor. Server was warm and friendly. Food was good.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review about service and food. We are working on plans to remodel. Please stay tuned!

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SA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect evening with family. Food was great and service down to earth and friendly.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for stopping in. We appreciate your patronage.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

John Vincent is there on Friday’s and Saturday’s singing and takes everything up a notch!!!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

It is always a fun time when JV has the crowd going. Thank you for visiting.

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MM
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat upstairs on a Friday evening. Food is always great, large portions. Drinks perfect. Had an espresso martini. John Vincent was singing and he’s truly amazing! Check it out.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for joining us on your Friday night. We are happy you had such a wonderful time.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place to have a drink at the bar first and then celebrate your birthday at the restaurant. Superb food, great waiter and a nice birthday surprise at the end. I highly recommend this place.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation. We are so happy you came to celebrate at our restaurant.

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j
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday and the waiter was amazing! Outstanding service and food!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Glad to be of service. Do you remember the server's name by chance? I would like to relay the message.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great and it's a wonderful atmosphere. There was one regrettable issue - the waiter was pushy, he brought drinks and deserts that were not ordered on several occasions. It cost us quite a bit extra and was not appreciated. Other than that, we really had a great time!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitstaff did a great job - everything was excellent ~ food, ambiance and noise level was good as well!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed everything.

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PK
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second time here. The service was phenomenal and the meal was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable. The scallops with lobster risotto was an unexpected treat—beautifully done. Loved the blueberry peach cobbler for dessert. Highly recommended.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us again. I will relay the great review to your Server.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food & service was great!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 14 August 2019

Thank you for the great review!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This restaurant has been recommended by a friend. My wife and I enjoyed tasteful food and friendly service. It1s worth.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you for visiting. We appreciate your patronage.

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EK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The evening was perfect. Food was great. The Server's knowledge, energy, and attentiveness was perfect. It was a great all around experience. Food, Drinks, Dessert, all were outstanding. Perfect place for a nice night out with my girlfriend. Its definitely family friendly as well but a great spot for a date night.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

So glad you enjoyed your night out. Date nights are always wonderful here.

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KC
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Generous portions, pleasant and attentive staff. A bit on the loud side for me.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you for your review. Next time we will hopefully get you in a quieter section of the restaurant.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food was not as expected plus our waiter entered the wrong entree. We were sharing the entree and it was disappointing to get what we ordered. We had another event that evening so we couldn't wait to have the correct entree delivered. I doubt that we will return.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Overall very good. Outstanding steaks!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 14 August 2019

So glad you enjoyed our steaks. Meats by Linz does a fantastic job for us.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Good food but timing of service was off. Long lag time between courses. This was probably due to several large parties.

TW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place as always is a testament to the whole Chicago feel.
The food is so good and the variety is first rate.
I always make it here when I come to Chicago and will continue to.
The ribs are cooked to perfection and of course the pork chop is rated #1.
You will not be disappointed!!!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you for this review. I could not have said this better myself.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! Great review!

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d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service in bar was excellent. Paddle steak, asparagus and mashed potatoes were delicious.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

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OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only thing was that I notes it was a birthday and nothing was mentioned. It was my moms 80th bday and I thought they would’ve done something!! Other wise it was great!!

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nice place with lots of memorabilia, which is one reason I thought I would try the place. Unfortunately, the food was just OK, and with many steakhouses in town, not likely to return.

J
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved it. Great food and great service. Will definitely go back next time we are in Chicago.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

We will be eagerly waiting for your return. Thank you for visiting.

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BD
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was pretty good- I thought there might be some more menu choices- service was good. It didn't really wow me to be honest and probably wouldn't do a second visit very honestly. It was in a good location and I'm sure many would enjoy the sports theme and general atmosphere.

a
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Bloody Mary's I've ever had.....and I've had a few.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

The Bloody Mike is a staple of every Sunday morning here!

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PS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The price of the tomahawk steak was not told to us nor was it on the menu. I would have ordered something else if I had known it was $90.

e
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was outstanding.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you for the great review. Do you remember your server's name? I would love to let them know.

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a child in our group wanting a simple pasta, which was not on the menu. The waitress had the kitchen create the dish. It was perfect I’m very impressed they were willing to do it.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

We aim to please. Thank you for your patronage.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Overpriced for ambience and food quality. You can do better for less at nicer restaurants.

d
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food served hot and promptly. Well cooked and seasoned filet mignon. Also tried the crab cake as an add on and it was well seasoned and loaded with crab.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

Our crab cakes are delicious. We are so happy you enjoyed the food.

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

Experience was great, food was good and we lucked out and got a photo op with Mike who happened to be having dinner at the table in front of us!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

I am so very happy that you were able to get that picture.

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

Thank you!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a bit early and went upstairs to the bar. After just a few minutes, we had been seated at a table upstairs which is where we wanted to be anyway to hear Johnny singing. He is amazing. The server was great and knowledgeable and made recommendations for us. The food service was prompt and the meals were cooked perfect. We had someone order the meatloaf which we all took a picture of when it was served! Amazing! To top it all off, Coach sat down and had dinner next to us and we were honored to chat with him a few minutes, he was so nice! Thanks again for a wonderful evening! We will see back.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded on 13 August 2019

Wow, this is a great review. Thank you for taking the time to write this!

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