The Lucky Monk

4.4
2299 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Great Beer
When you name your restaurant after Trappist monks who've spent centuries perfecting their craft, you're serious about your beer. That's why we hired a master to craft our house brews and why our beer list spans the globe. With everything from refreshing pilsners that match the lightness of our thin-crust pizza to dark, rich ales that stand up to our decadent burgers, you're certain to find a new favorite at The Lucky Monk. We're sure that our Prime beef burgers — served with hand-cut fries — will be the juiciest you've ever had. Our other house specialty is pizza. It is crisp and generously topped with fresh ingredients. And we round out our menu with vibrant, flavorful salads; a handful of classic, satisfying American entrées; and some sweet surprises.

Whether you're settling in at our bar or relaxing with your friends and family in our comfortable dining room, our delicious food,drink and warm welcome are sure to elevate your soul.
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OT
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place pretty cool great location and food was excellent Price's are very reasonable

FG
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food = OK Beer = Very Good, Good selection of Craft Brews

ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food at a great price! Seated promptly at the nice outdoor seating.

GF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great beer and awesome food. A great value for your money! I keep going back time after time.

CC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the Monks! Great food, drink, service, outdoor ambiance. We’re Society Members and enjoy the benefits!

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

We had a great experience sitting outside and our server was amazing! It was our first time ever there and we enjoyed our first time and will definitely be back!

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Server was very slow. Other tables that sat after us were ordered, eaten and left before we could. Took forever to get our check.

Thankfully the food was delicious!!!

B
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, super hot, fresh and delicious food.

JW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. My favs are the pretzel, cheese curds and white bean chili!

K
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Augie created an awesome experience for our group! Thank you!

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

Great place to meet. Half way between Rockford and Chicago.

DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We always enjoy going to The Lucky Monk. The beer selection is great, and the proximity to the AMC movie theater makes it an easy choice for date night. Tonight, I had the Skillet Mac and my wife had the BBQ Salmon. I enjoyed my food. My wife wasn't as crazy about her selection. We finished off with the Cookie Skillet which never disappoints. We keep coming back because we almost always enjoy the food and the service.

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

Was a beautiful evening outside their patio was very nice would go back there again

MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The only downside is that it is always very loud, but great food and service.

DO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and our server was very nice and food arrived quickly

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

We had a group of 12, separate checks and the waitstaff did a fabulous job! Thanks!

BZ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Rachel was great! We tried the avocado tacos! Yummy! Thank you for another great dinner Lucky Monk!

LG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Vicky was Great!!!

JG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place of all time, super friendly staff

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

In simple terms - it was a mixed bag!

The good - Outdoor seating, appetizer was awesome, as was dessert! Wish we had only order apps and dessert!

Th bad - the fish tacos and Gluten Free menu items (but that’s somewhat to be expected - it is GF anyway!).

The ugly - drinks, namely the Martini - if you’re going to advertise as a signature drink, then it would be a good idea to teach your bartenders how to make one - it’s not rocket science! And the time lag between the appetizer and dinner was more than 30 minutes. When the manager stopped by to ask what we were waiting on, I replied “Dinner”! Our meals were then promptly serviced but it was clear that had been under the heat lamp so some time.

C
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was adequate, service was good. Very loud and difficult to talk. My turkey burger was delicious (server got my order wrong) but the fries were awful - cold and limp. Yuck.

CT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We go to Lucky Monk before every movie we see at AMC!

K
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy Lucky Monk. Great hamburgers and nice selection of beer (both made here and always a selection of other local beers).

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Outside dining was accommodated per request and much appreciated! The welcoming committee was very nice but spoke about how everyone was stressed and it was pretty clear to us as well. Maybe it was just that people called in and they were short staffed. Our server was nice. Seemed very over capacity and stressed. Goofed both bills at our table. We all felt like we were there for 3 hours just because we couldn’t get a hold of our server. Food good, ambiance good.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Our server was great. It took a a long time to get our food. My burger was lacking flavor

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I'd recommend it, but warn them that the service is extremely slow. The table behind us was seated after us yet served before us. Our server was very slow throughout the entire meal. Food was ehh, nothing to write home about.

BH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our go to place for burgers..Always cooked perfect & loaded with fresh cut fries...If you can save some room the appetizer pretzel or a few of the desserts are fantastic. & lots of beers to choose from..You definitely walk away with a box for the next day!

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Too long for avg pizza

WF
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service was slow. Food good.

BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service, and very accommodating. Booked a table outside. Got a phone call from them saying there was a pre-booked party. They then set up a great table outside.

s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Burgers were delicious. Waiter was awesome. Ladies at front dest friendly.

K
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The short rib dish is disgusting. Waiter got orders wrong

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We waited 45 minutes for two burgers and the table behind us waited longer and requested a manager

LB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We have been here many many times. My husband love their cheeseburgers, and since they've changed their menu, I've loved their tacos. But lately, they've taken their chicken tinga tacos off the menu, so they only have steak, pork (with pineapple), and fish tacos. I got the fish tacos tonight, which I usually like,, and tonight they were atrocious. They had all these pickled vegetables in them, and were so 'wet' that the tacos fell apart on the first bite. I like pickled vegetables, but not everybody does! Pickled Vegetable Tacos was not what I was expecting. My husband's fries were very cold and hard. I was a server for many years, so I NEVER send things back...! And lastly, they have two Chardonnay wines. Neither have I heard of. Both just undrinkable. Why not just have ONE that people recognize and is palatable? #disappointed.

MH
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was over the top good! Delicious and cooked to perfection! The service was a little rough only because we got put in a back room and I felt like they forgot about us. But when the servers were at the table they were very nice and very knowledgeable on the menu!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Live music! Great food! Awesome service.... How much more could you want...

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The food took over an hour to get to us and we had three small children. It was agony! And my food was cold. Not happy.

CT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Lucky Monk! It’s our go to restaurant before seeing a movie!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We reserved an outdoor table for dinner, and the manager told us that a private party booked the patio so the only tables available were in direct sunlight. We told him that we'd rather eat inside then and he gave us a complimentary appetizer, which was not necessary, but very much appreciated.

AB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good time. We had an excellent waiter who made sure our order was correct and to our liking. I would go back again and try other items on the menu that I thought sounded good but didn’t order this visit. A good experience.

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