Ditka's - Chicago

4.7
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6718 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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CG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drew was a great waiter! Friendly and a great personality

OT
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely, delicious meal at Ditka’s on date night - the food was top notch, myriad wine pairings were readily available, along with an assortment of other beverages. My favorite part was their fresh bread and butter!

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, and the food was delicious. Happy we had reservations, as it got quite busy.

OT
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Neil our waiter was wonderful, kind and attentive. The ambience was great for sports folks like ourselves and the food was AMAZING.

JG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night

H
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

This place has good space and location, but it is passed its prime and needs major overhaul, probably a new name and image.
My plate was definitely sitting under a heat lamp for too long, arrived late, cold and overcooked. But servers and staff were above average.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a group of 12 and everything was perfect. Great place with excellent service.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for coming in. We are so happy that you enjoyed everything.

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ER
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great for a perfect date night with my Orchid Queen. Our server Steven was friendly and accommodating.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

I will be sure to let Steven know about this review. Thank you for your visit.

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MM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food and service

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. Thank you for your loyalty as well.

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W
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I was relaxed n clam the environment was great .I would recommend it to anyone who has open mind.I love football n the bears

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and writing this review. We really appreciate it.

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LD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Steve was great and very informative . The service by all was very attentive. Father and son weekend was highlighted by the dinner at Ditka's.

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Responded 2 days ago

I will be sure to let Steve know about this review. Thank you for coming to visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing meal with terrific service! Very well taken care of— staff even provided a free dessert for a birthday we were celebrating!

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Responded 2 days ago

Happy Birthday. Thank you for spending your special dinner with us.

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OT
Tampa
61 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was really good. Steaks are cooked perfectly. But the atmosphere is missing something and it’s kind of mixed up. But overall a good restaurant.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your reveiw.

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MM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regulars. We love it!

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

And we love having you here. Thank you for your loyalty. We will see you next time.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been eating at Ditka's for years now, and it's my favorite steakhouse in Chicago. Great steaks, cocktails, and service are their staples. To start, I recommend Coach's Pot Roast Nachos, which is the best appetizer you'll have anywhere. My #1 choice is the 22 oz bone in ribeye. It's always very juicy and grilled to order. I also suggest the Fullback filet (10 oz). It's center cut and great every time. Delicious sides include the lobster mac and cheese, Mexican Street Corn, loaded twice-baked potato, and hand cut fries. We always sit downstairs in the bar area because the atmosphere is great and we request Carlos to be our waiter. He's fantastic--he provides excellent service and is a consummate professional.

I highly recommend Ditka's. Stop by for a steak, cocktail, and a wonderful evening. You won't be disappointed.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

I will let Carlos know about this fantastic review. Thank you for your past visits and loyalty to our restaurant. This review is what we strive to be for everyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The server Nikki was super nice. She made my birthday dinner very special. Food was good as well.

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Responded 2 days ago

I will be sure to let Nikki know about this review. Thank you for visiting.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drew was an awesome waiter and made our son (whose 16th birthday it was) and our whole family feel extra special. Food was amazing!

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Responded 2 days ago

Happy 16th Birthday! I will be sure to let Drew know about this review.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Had my kids and my friend and his kids and the treatment was excellent

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Responded 2 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your dining experience.

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Service was good. The overall ambience was average at best. Lighting was too bright considering the time of the evening. Could definitely use some updating to the overall space. The steak was great and just enough food. Overall a good experience but I wouldn’t rush back.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are currently working on the lighting.

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KP
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and service.

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Responded 2 days ago

Exceptional review. Thank you for writing this.

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PJ
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Our server was great. The 7 ounce lobster tail was half that size. The 32$ Scallop Dinner featured three scallops. We told the server about the lobster tail. He reported it to the manager, who never approached us. He took one of our drinks off the bill. Overrated is the best way to describe this place.

JH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived during lunch, 30 minutes before change to the dinner menu. My wife wanted an item that was on that menu and serving staff was happy to accommodate our request. We really appreciated that effort.

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Responded 2 days ago

We are glad that we could accommodate your request. Thank you for coming to visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My daughter and I visited Ditka’s New Year’s Day and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Although the menu items are a bit pricey, the overall menu items and food was great!

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Responded 2 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed your New Years day here. Thank you for your review.

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great! Best Bloody Mary’s! Service great! Great

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Responded 2 days ago

Bloody Mike's are awesome. Thank you for visiting us.

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y
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place was great for a low key nye. The manager even brought me a free beer as a over served customer yelled at me. Great staff, service and food.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review.

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OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

James was an amazing server!! We will definitely be back next time we visit Chicago!! The Steak was amazing!!!

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Responded 2 days ago

I will be sure to let James know about this review. Thank you.

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TG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is wonderful! I took my husband out for his birthday on New Years Eve. The food was amazing, the music was soulful and the staff was very friendly. All around great atmosphere.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for spending your holiday with us. Happy New Year!

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a
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All was good accept my New York Strip was gritty. The manager took care of me.

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Responded 2 days ago

Every once in a while we get a steak that is not up to par. Glad we took care of that for you.

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c
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We had been looking forward to eating at Ditka's after our beloved reservation at Gene and Georgetti was canceled due to a fire and reconstruction ... so this place had BIG BIG shoes to fill! The steak was cooked perfectly and I passed on my normal steak side of creamed spinach for the lobster mac & cheese. It was divine. After declining a 2nd drink (French 75), our server brought one anyway. I decided to just keep it, although, I have to say I was really disappointed in my cocktails ... these were VERY much on the sweet side and really too sweet for my taste. We had calamari for appetizer and it was fresh and delicious. My husband loved that there were Ditka cigars for sale and purchased a couple to enjoy. Wonderful location and we strolled in the snow a short two blocks or so to the John Hancock center after dinner.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for this review.

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HG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service good food. A little pricey but not extravagant

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for stopping in. We appreciate your visit.

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MP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a perfect brunch for eleven at Ditka's -- there was something for everyone on the menu from the 2-year-old to Grandpa. The service was wonderful, and the food was great (and plentiful)!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Sucks that they did not have Ribs this trip. It’s why I made my reservation in the first place!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Our waiter George was excellent and accommodating. He was able to get us some of Dickas awesome wings that only get served for lunch. Thank you so much for making it a great night.

Ditka's - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

I will be sure to let George know about this review. Thank you writing this.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The food has declined in value, the portions are small with a large price tag. Drinks are over $10.00/each with a few sips and it’s gone. Been going there for 15 years, a 6” plate of salad for $10. Used to get a bowl. Pay $35 for only steak, sides are $10.00. Not pleased with place, not going there again!

F
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and a wonderful environment. The service was great as usual.

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Responded 2 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your meal and dining experience. We are looking forward to your next visit.

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DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a perfect evening. Food & service was excellent. Even the busboys were outstanding. All worked as a team, a well oiled machine.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for this review. These are the reviews that we strive for.

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KD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

went for brunch. good was cooked perfectly. good service. get the bloody mary.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review.

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b
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hard to beat the experience at Ditka's restaurant. Excellent food, great decor.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your visit. We are glad you enjoyed it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was awesome as well as the manager and supervisor on duty

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Responded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for writing this.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Felt a bit squished but we were a party of 8 so didn't have high hopes. Great food and ordered based on recommendations. Great overall!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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