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Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group
German Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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17 W Adams St Chicago, IL 60603
17 West Adams StreetUSIllinoisChicago60603
(312) 427-3170theberghoff.com
$$German Restaurant, European Restaurant
German Restaurant
European Restaurant
Bar
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 9:00 pmSunday Closed
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Institution since 1898 serving traditional German cuisine & steins of beer in an old-world setting.- Google
"And I'm in love with the Berghoff Diet Root Beer and Apple Strudel....the best!"
"Nice place for family dining with above average German food."
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Janice Temple
2 weeks ago
Berghoff offers tours of its family history plus a sample menu tasting. I took the mini tour during the Christmas Holiday. The tour takes you behind the scenes upstairs into the kitchen and bakery. The machinery which bakes their famous bread is authentic as the recipes. You have an opportunity to see family photos of the Berghoff Brothers. I would love to go back and enjoy the full tour.
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Dean Adams
a month ago
Best coened beef sandwich in Chicago. They also brew a decent amount of beers that are fairly tasty.
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Doug Damery
2 months ago
Excellent food and good selection of beers. I will come back.
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Justin F
10 months ago
In the downstairs restaurant (lunch only?) try the turkey reuben with sauerkraut! They also make some pretty good beers and the bartenders are friendly and professional. I'm particularly fond of their weiss beer. It's not Julies Echter but it's pretty damn good!
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Derek Mueller
2 months ago
Authentic German Sauerbraten and awesome Hefe Weizen.
Evan Gunsberg
4 months ago
paul was the shit. paul made r nite
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Hollina U
8 months ago
Bleh. The food here reminded me of the food that you would get at a retirement home- bland and uninspired. I thought this would be a good place to go for a "holiday-esque" work lunch. But maybe that was a bad call on my part. Well, the potato pierogies were pretty good-- we should have ordered more of that. The salmon and rock shrimp cake was okay. The bavarian pretzel was pretty impressive--- a huge pretzel that was hanging from a stand that came with three dipping sauces-- of which the cheese dip was my favorite. I ordered the sausage trio for my main, the sausages were really disappointing. They all looked like they were boiled, and boiled sausages are just... boring. The bratwurst probably was the most disappointing bratwurst I've ever had in my life... and they usually have so much potential! Maybe I should have just gone for one of the seafood dishes--- but I wanted to try the sausages because I figured a German restaurant had to do it right. Oh well. My coworker got the roasted sirloin, and that weird sweet and sour gravy mix was just too sweet, and it just tasted wrong. Tastebuds were being confused, and I went back to eating my sausages. Well, on the bright side, I was very happy with my pumpkin martini, and the RK riesling wasn't bad! But again, contributing to the retirement home comment-- this place is a bit dark on the inside. Once we stepped outside, it was like AHHH my eyes, it's so bright!
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Raed Mansour
6 months ago
Nice place for family dining with above average German food. Great for quick lunch and after dinner drinks at the bar. Really has that comfort food feel and real cozy especially around the holidays. The food isn't out if this world but it's close to traditional so don't expect eclectic fusions of any kind here. Service is pretty sharp.

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How much do you love #Oktoberfest ? This much!?! Join us today and tomorrow at Federal Plaza for the 28th Annual #Berghoff  Oktoberfest in #Chicago  - free admission, live music, great food and cold #beer  awaits you!
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Everyone at +The Berghoff is ready to welcome you to #Oktoberfest  in #Chicago  starting today at 11 am. We'll have cold beer, brats and live music every day (Wednesday - Friday) until 9 pm. Stop by for lunch or after work to raise a pint. Prost!
The Berghoff Oktoberfest kicks off tomorrow at Federal Plaza! This traditional German festival will be loaded with food and fun while benefiting Mercy Home.
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Ready for #Oktoberfest  in Chicago? We've got cold craft beers from +Berghoff Brewery, live music from the iconic Johnny Wagner Band, and delicious food from +The Berghoff Restaurant. Who's ready for beer and brats!?! Bring your friends for even more fun. Prost!
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Start your weekend a wee bit early + stop by @BerghoffChicago tonight @6 pm for the #Oktoberfest Tapping of the Keg http://bit.ly/173dTBh
With free daily admission from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Berghoff Oktoberfest in Chicago has something special in store for everyone!
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#Oktoberfest is about good food, cold beer and great friends! Win a Berghoff private party for 20 of your peeps at http://bit.ly/173dVcg
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#BerghoffOktoberfest  has something for everyone: cold beer, good food, dancing, live music and great people to meet. Admission is free at Federal Plaza today and tomorrow (11 am - 9 pm).
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Who's ready for great music from Wedding Banned? They're about to take the stage at the Berghoff  #Oktoberfest  in Chicago at Federal Plaza. Come on down!
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Free admission. 11 am - 9 pm daily. Live music. Cold beer. Great food.
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Last call to win a private #Oktoberfest party for 20 from @BerghoffChicago - contest closes today; enter now at http://bit.ly/173dVcg
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Bring your thirst (+ a few friends) to the Berghoff #Oktoberfest Tapping of the Keg on Thursday, Sept 5 at 6 pm.
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