Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North

4.7
294 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Set in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, Doc B's Restaurant + Bar serves food made from scratch daily. Incorporating the highest-quality ingredients, the menu includes a variety of entree-sized salads,"very special” entrees, crave-worthy burgers and sandwiches, signature Wok Out Bowls™, indulgent desserts and so much more. Doc B’s also impresses with an extensive craft beer, wine and spirits selection in addition to signature cocktails. No matter what occasion, the expansive menu truly offers something for everyone. With each location having its own personality, Doc B’s Chicago (River North) is located next to Nordstrom on the corner of Grand and Wabash and offers an expanded selection of house cocktails as well as a weekday happy hour.
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Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

It was way too hot in the place.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect spot for after work happy hour. Delicious food and drinks for the price!

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Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food—quick service! Overall great experience

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N
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great except the hostess did not acknowledge my Open Table reservation and they flagged us as a no show which I then had to prove that we were on time and present.

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Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Great food

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JA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant was pleasant and the food tasty. The Matzah ball soup was flavorful but the Matzah was made with whole wheat which was a little different. The salad was good and the cornbread croutons were good enough to be a standalone side-dish. I had a chicken sandwich that was flavorful, juicy, and testy. The service was very good, attentive and friendly. The highlight of the meal was the chocolate cake though it would have been nice to be able to get it ala mode. I would definitely visit again.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Doc B's is the perfect restaurant for casual dining. Menu offers a lot of delicious options, without being overwhelming. The Kale brussel sprouts salad is the best salad I've ever had, and it never disappoints. We've been to Doc B's several times because the quality of the food is outstanding, and the service is excellent. You can't go wrong - burgers, wok bowl, BBQ pork are just some of the food we've tried. Guacamole with homemade chips is a substantial serving, and is excellent as well.

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VP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our lunch at Doc B’s. I never had guacamole with sweet potato chips, but it was delicious! It seemed to be very popular since we noticed many tables also ordered the same. The plate comes with a healthy helping of guacamole and loads of chips; it’s definitely large enough to share between 3 people. For our entree, we ordered the Knife and Fork Cobb salad, the corned beef sandwich and the perch special of the day. Everyone was mostly pleased with their choice. However, the corned beef was slightly disappointing. The Swiss cheese seemed old and hard; it slipped out of the sandwich and was not melted or soft. I also expected it to be oversized like a deli sandwich, but it was rather small to medium sized. Nevertheless, despite the size and cheese, it was delicious. I would definitely eat here again, the burgers looked enticing.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

On vacation in the area selected based on price and customer feedback. Overall we had a good time only feedback is the restaurant seems tired.

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Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great lunch

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Was extremely hot inside

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AP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My group of friends all enjoyed our meal at Doc B's. The food was delicious and fresh!

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A
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter, Aidan, was very accommodating and did not rush us, even though it was the lunchtime rush when we first arrived. The salads were very good. The cinnamon toast crunch cheesecake – which we shared among three of us – was so delicious and rich!

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and great service. The wok bowl and filet sandwich was phenomenal. Will return!

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DT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a terrific staff. They were so accommodating to my multiple allergies and even suggested some combinations specific to my needs. I have already gone back 2 more times and I was only in Chicago for 3 days :)

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JS
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend!! We arrived late and with more people than planned. The hostesses were very gracious in accommodating us. And boy am I glad! The food was phenomenal. I will visit again when I am back in town.

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KH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was fantastic and the service was stellar. We shared a Napa Burger that was juicy and flavorful!! We also shared a salad that was delicious with Kale but I can’t remember the name.

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LA
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter, Eddie, was amazing. We visited a location in Florida and had to come back when we visited Chicago. Food is real good and fresh, and the ribs are amazing. Chicken wings are one of my favorites as well. Would definitely go back and wish they would expand to Detroit.

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EF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our second visit to Doc B's. We were again impressed with the quality of the food and the good service. We will be back.

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NG
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good food and service, but more hype than reality. They really push the guacamole and chips.

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TB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal with outstanding service, Madison was amazing.

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RS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my daughters, 16 and 12, along with my mother to Doc B’s for dinner and we loved it! Great food!

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was just average. Nothing special.

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j
Los Angeles
319 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Super quiet on a Sunday. Great menu with something that should suit everyone in the party. Service was excellent.

Recommended!

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AS
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful lunch with friends. Service was attentive without hovering, food was incredible —healthy and delicious.

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T
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

This outpost of Doc B's is likely more attractive as a lunch spot than a dinner location. We came before a concert and had a leisurely dinner that was...fine. We were seated near the front window which could have been great but there was a TV literally inches from our faces. Distracting and made us feel like we were in a sports bar. The food was solid. The salads are very good, the hot chicken, a deep fried chicken with a spicy sweet and sour sauce, was surprisingly dry on the inside. Again nothing bad, but not particularly standout either.

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ST
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food every time. Ribs are delicious. Love the key lime pie.

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JS
Chicago
194 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good place. Up beat. Get food quickly so ideal for before movies. Good place to watch sports

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of our favorites. Sat a little too close to the front door so it was cold. Food, drinks and service was great, as always!

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C
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great business and social lunch spot, I enjoyed the Cobb salad.

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k
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. Always love to eat here when in town!

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very tasty, our server Amanda was very nice and made sure my friend and I got our food quickly since we were in a bit of a time crunch! This was our second time here and it was very enjoyable!

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SZ
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My blue burger was great but my husbands burger with the peppers was good but had more heat than he expected.

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Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good lunch. Usual bar fare but there is something about the French fries, extra crispy on the outside...perfect!

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WW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food! Full of flavor and unique combinations.

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MV
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, wonderful service, and busy, yet friendly atmosphere.

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MR
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Service is fantastic. We enjoyed the food more than much more expensive places. They seemed to a big delivery business too.

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T
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a neighborhood filled with big Italian and steak houses.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Literally the worst hamburger i have ever tried to consume. There was a mountain of shredded cheddar cheese that was on top of my burger unmelted. I don’t normally review places, but it was almost comical how badly they prepared this burger. Maybe just get a salad if you come here. My fries also tasted soapy. (At least they wash their hands)

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Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our trip to Doc B's was exactly as we'd hoped. Back corner booth, attentive but quiet wait staff, delicious food. We initially had reservations at Eddie V's but didn't want to get all dressed up and spend $200 for dinner. Doc B's has different environment, different food and different service, so I'm not comparing. Just thought I'd mention it. We'd definitely recommend.

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