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Restaurants & Food Vendors

With over two dozen restaurants and food vendors offering a wide variety of delightful fare, Navy Pier has something on the menu for everyone.

Navy Pier brings the rich culinary tradition of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods under one roof. From Pilsen to Wrigleyville to Lincoln Square and everywhere in between, our dining options offer guests authentic Chicago food in one of the most iconic venues in the city. 

Whether you are looking for a quick bite or an upscale nights on the town, there’s no wrong way to experience the flavors of Chicago at Navy Pier. Come see what’s cooking all year long! See below for a list of all dining options at Navy Pier.

Please Note: The Family Pavilion, which houses several restaurants, retail shops, kiosks and more, has seen tremendous success over the years with the help of the Pier’s longstanding partners that have occupied it. Now, the space is set to complement those experiences and showcase a bold, contemporary design to match the new Food Experience that opened last summer. Drawing on Chicago authenticity, the renovation will also enhance the guest experience, with improved features and new partnerships to better accommodate guests as they explore the Pier and take advantage of the diverse offerings in the Family Pavilion.

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Table Service Restaurants

Billy Goat Tavern ★

Billy Goat Tavern ★

Famous cheeseburgers and casual fare

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This popular and widely recognized Chicago restaurant/bar became famous when it served as inspiration for a Saturday Night Live skit featuring the late comic actor John Belushi. It is the fifth Billy Goat Tavern to open in the city, and Navy Pier Pier visitors are guaranteed to go away happy after ordering a “Cheezborger.”

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Seafood and southern fare in a casual, family-friendly environment
Please Note: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will remain open for guests during construction in the Family Pavilion. For more information, click here.

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Run, Forrest, Run to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on the fabulous Navy Pier, located just a short walk from Ohio Street Beach and Michigan Avenue shopping.

Join us for our family-oriented atmosphere, friendly service and out-of-this-world seafood. With Bubba Gump, you’re guaranteed to get the greatest seafood experience in Chicago!

Chango Loco ★

Chango Loco ★

Mexican street food and specialty drinks

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A delightful Mexican cantina, Chango Loco is a fiesta of great food at budget-pleasing prices presented in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Choose from an array of Mexican favorites including nachos, tacos and carne asada – all served by a friendly, efficient staff. Chango Loco will also be overflowing with specialty drinks, which include the pink senora and the Sauza Cosmopolitan to name a few. Of course, margaritas, daiquiris and cervezas will be pouring as well. Chango Logo is nestled next to Navy Pier’s Crystal Garden so patrons can also enjoy terrific views of the Pier and city skyline.

DMK Burger Bar and Fish Bar ★

DMK Burger Bar and Fish Bar ★

Innovative burgers, fries, and fish

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David Morton and Michael Kornick opened DMK Burger Bar and Fish Bar right next door to each other in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Now, they’ve brought one of Chicago’s most beloved neighborhood corners to Navy Pier!

Giordano’s ★

Giordano’s ★

Famous Chicago stuffed deep dish pizza
Please Note: Giordano’s will remain open for guests during construction in the Family Pavilion. For more information, click here.

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Its creation began in a small northern Italian town near Torino, Italy. Mama Giordano was famous around town for her exquisite cooking. Of all her renowned dishes, her most beloved meal was her “Italian Easter Pie”. Mama Giordano would serve this double- crusted, cheese stuffed masterpiece on special occasions. This pizza pie became a sacred tradition in the Giordano family and a legend in the town of Torino.

Years later, Italian immigrants Efren and Joseph Boglio moved to Chicago to start their own pizza business. The brothers introduced their Mama’s recipe for stuffed pizza. In 1974, on Chicago’s historic south side, Efren and Joseph opened the first Giordano’s in the world. Over the next 40 years and counting, millions of happy and loyal fans as well as hundreds of critics call Giordano’s the city’s “best” stuffed pizza! The rest is history you can still taste today, along with our other great starters, fresh salads, outstanding pastas and unique sandwiches.

Giordano’s is constantly making headlines, both in Chicago and nationally. The brand garners frequent media coverage and continuously tops “Best Pizza” lists and dining guides. Giordano’s has been acclaimed “Chicago’s Best Pizza” by NBC, CBS Chicago, New York Times, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Eater, Home & Garden Magazine, Concierge Preferred and more!

Harry Caray’s Tavern ★

Harry Caray’s Tavern ★

Iconic Chicago restaurant serving imaginative drinks and creative twists on American classics.
Please Note: Harry Caray’s Tavern will remain open for guests during construction in the Family Pavilion. For more information, click here.

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Located near the main entrance to Navy Pier, Harry Caray’s Tavern’s waterfront location, family friendly menu and world class collection of sports memorabilia combine to create the ultimate Chicago dining experience. Harry’s boasts an impressive roster of celebrity partners including Patrick Kane, Ryne Sandberg, Richard Dent and many other of Chicago’s biggest athletes, Hollywood stars and radio personalities.

Harry’s patio offers the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan and the excitement of Navy Pier. HDTVs throughout the restaurant and around the bar provide great viewing of all major sporting events. Guests are treated to a true taste of Chicago with a menu that includes flavorful sandwiches and burgers, salads, and oven-fired pizzas alongside a selection of creative cocktails, beer and wine.

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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar & Grill

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar & Grill

Casual fare, draft beers, and frozen cocktails
Please Note: Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Bar & Grill will remain open for guests during construction in the Family Pavilion. For more information, click here.

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The atmosphere is laid back and intimate indoors, while outdoors, guests can soak up the view of the boardwalk and Lake Michigan from a weather-protected Tiki Bar and outdoor deck.

In addition to the signature “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and cold draft beer, the menu offers those legendary frozen concoctions along with seafood specialties, steaks, nachos, and a few regional favorites. And margaritas of course!

 

Riva Crab House ★

Riva Crab House ★

Fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta

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The crown jewel of the Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant Group is the breathtaking Riva Crab House on Navy Pier. The broad expanses, glass walls, and distinctive shape of the two-story space are designed to create a beautiful setting for restaurant and banquet dining. 

The menu has an emphasis on fresh seafood as well as steaks, chops, and pasta dishes, presented with impeccable service. Riva Crab House has an extensive wine list as well as specialty drinks for diners to enjoy with lunch or dinner. Enjoy the spectacular views of the city and fireworks with top-notch food and service to match.

Check out Riva Café on the first floor just off the water’s edge and see why Riva is the place where locals come to get the freshest seafood, steak and pastas in Chicago.

 

Riva Catering and Groups

Thank you for your interest in Riva on Navy Pier! Our nautically inspired dining room has rich wood floors, mahogany, and nautical artifacts imported from Italy. All set to the backdrop of beautiful Lake Michigan and the twinkling skyline, from our floor to ceiling windows. An ornate mural extends over the forty-foot exhibition kitchen, depicting the history of Navy Pier. If you have not been here before, we are located in the middle of Navy Pier and offer covered, drop off and valet parking for $15., directly to our door. Riva has a wall of windows facing south, overlooking the city’s lakefront. All the elements provide a perfect foreground for the breathtaking views from our three private dining rooms. The Lighthouse Room, The Chicago Room and The Lakefront Room can accommodate groups from 15-110 guests. Please contact Andrea Frankos in the Catering Sales Department at 312-447-7450 or afrankos@stefanigroup.com. Please see our website for additional information at www.rivanavypier.com.

Tiny Tavern ★

Tiny Tavern ★

Contemporary American including crafty cocktails and proper provision

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Tiny Tavern is the first and only Crafted Cocktail destination at Navy Pier. Offering eclectic cuisine, it is an extension of the beloved Tiny Lounge, a sleek North Center bar with a cult-like following. Tiny Tavern is the perfect location for group gatherings, intimate events or large parties. Contact events@tinytavern.com for more information.

Counter Service Restaurants

America’s Dog ★

America’s Dog ★

Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Maxwell Street Polish, and more

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Known for the Chicago Dog (mustard, relish, onion, tomato, sport peppers, pickle and celery salt), America’s Dog also features over 12 different City Dogs available in regular, jumbo, all natural and veggie, all topped with the condiments you would find in that city. Also on the menu are 100% certified Black Angus burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, salads and wraps. America’s Dog has been featured on the Food Network, The Travel Channel, NBC Nightly News, ABC, CBS and has been named #1 Hot Dog in Chicago.

Big Bowl Chinese Express ★

Big Bowl Chinese Express ★

Authentic Thai and Chinese food

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Big Bowl, offering authentic Thai and Chinese food, has been a local Chicago favorite since its first location opened on State and Cedar in 1996. Big Bowl is committed to using the highest quality ingredients – naturally-raised chicken and beef, heritage pork, sustainable seafood, and locally grown produce – whenever possible. Big Bowl at Navy Pier features some the most popular dishes found at the restaurant, with all items prepared from scratch for guests.

Big City Chicken ★

Big City Chicken ★

Award-winning fried chicken

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Big City Chicken offers crispy, delicious, golden brown fried chicken (original or spicy), chicken strips (with dipping sauces including ranch, homemade BBQ, honey mustard, spicy buffalo, sriracha mayo) and three sandwiches—Original Crispy, Hot & Spicy and Crispy BBQ. Fries, cheese fries and green chili fries round out the short, easy-to-navigate menu. Don’t forget our root beer floats and orange floats.

Brown Sugar Bakery ★

Brown Sugar Bakery ★

Bakery specializing in custom cakes and other delectable desserts!

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Sweet eats and great treats that come from Owner Stephanie Hart and Brown Sugar Bakery. Some of Stephanie Hart’s most popular cakes include flavors like caramel, red velvet and pineapple coconut.

Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice ★

Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice ★

Pizza, sandwiches, and lemonade

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Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice is an extension of Frankie’s 5th Floor Pizzeria located at 900 N. Michigan Ave. Chris “Big Frankie” Favero, created a pizza crust that takes an American spin on the traditional Neapolitan pizza. Frankie’s at Navy Pier features delicious pizzas offered both by the slice and as individual pan pizzas, plus a variety of hot sandwiches and Frankie’s frozen lemonade.

Freshii

Freshii

Green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, and fresh pressed juices

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Eat. Energize. That’s the Freshii motto. The aim is to provide fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go. Emphasizing the foods you should eat more of and less on those you should avoid, Freshii provides meals and snacks that help you live your best life. Think: fiber-rich, slow-burning carbs, essential fats and lean proteins. The menu includes custom-made green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, and fresh pressed juices. 

Garrett Popcorn Shops ★

Garrett Popcorn Shops ★

Handcrafted popcorn in a variety of Signature Flavors

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A Chicago tradition since 1949, Garrett Popcorn Shops® serves only the finest, handcrafted Popcorn. Every small batch of Garrett® is hot air popped throughout the day for ultimate freshness. Using only the highest quality, wholesome ingredients, our cooks coat every kernel with our secret family recipes in old-fashioned copper kettles. Garrett is thoughtfully prepared all day, every day. Our Signature Flavors include the “Chicago Mix,” which blends the sophisticated sweetness of CaramelCrisp® with the savory goodness of CheeseCorn™.

Goddess and The Baker ★

Goddess and The Baker ★

Coffee, baked goods, salads, and sandwiches

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Goddess and The Baker is a good food experience for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert all day. With a soul of a mid-century lunch counter and the palate of a modern day gourmand, this storefront caters to busy Chicagoans who care about fast, fresh food and better coffee.

With a fanatical focus on pastries and sweets, Goddess and The Baker serves dessert all day. From our layered rainbow cakes, to pot de crème, rustic fruit tarts, cookies, and lemon bars, we hope that you’ll save room for something sweet. Feeling inspired? Make it à la mode with a scoop of Zarlengo’s creamy gelato. 

Lalo’s ★

Lalo’s ★

Traditional dishes from the heart of Chicago’s Mexican Community

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For nearly thirty years, Lalo’s Restaurants has taken pride in bringing this refined cuisine to Chicago. Lalo’s traces it’s roots to a small 24 seat restaurant located in the heart of Chicago’s Mexican Community, and now operates several much-beloved outposts throughout Chicago.

Lalo’s is proud to use the freshest produce, the finest cuts of meat, and the overall best selection of ingredients in our traditional Mexican dishes (all of which were adopted from family recipes).

McDonald’s Navy Pier

McDonald’s Navy Pier

Family-friendly fast food
Please Note: McDonald’s will remain open for guests during construction in the Family Pavilion. For more information, click here.

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Come visit McDonald’s at Navy Pier. Try our delicious Bacon Clubhouse sandwiches, and don’t forget to complete your meal with our “world class” french fries and icy cold soft drinks. And of course the kids can enjoy a nutritional Happy Meal with milk, apple dippers and a great toy. Don’t forget to add one of our delicious desserts from our Dessert Center to complete your meal.

Miller Lite Beer Garden ★

Miller Lite Beer Garden ★

A wide variety of domestic and imported beers, cocktails, and snacks

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The Miller Lite Beer Garden, on the East End of Navy Pier, is open seasonally from May through October. Unwind and enjoy the Chicago skyline and Navy Pier from this outdoor destination spot on the lakefront! The beverage menu features imports, micro-brews and domestic beers as well as trendy cocktails and frozen drinks.

When you crave a quick bite, the quick-service walk-up window will offer summer favorites including homemade pizza, burgers and more. The Miller Lite Beer Garden provides one of the best vantage points for the Navy Pier fireworks, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Miller Lite Beer Garden is available for corporate parties and special events. Call (312) 662-2500 for details on booking your event. 

Porkchop BBQ ★

Porkchop BBQ ★

Gourmet Southern comfort food and BBQ

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Porkchop BBQ is a restaurant and bar that dishes out an urban interpretation of a Southern backwoods experience. It is an unapologetically unpretentious neighborhood party spot serving gourmet Southern comfort food and BBQ, and featuring an innovative bar program with some of the world’s top whiskeys.

Starbucks

Starbucks

Coffee, tea, and pastries

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Starbucks Coffee offers its many varieties of coffee and fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, along with its wide variety of pastries, and a great selection of coffee-related accessories and equipment. 

Seasonal Kiosks

Completely Nuts (South Dock Location) ★

Completely Nuts (South Dock Location) ★

Fresh roasted cinnamon almonds, cashews, pecans and peanuts

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Completely Nuts Inc, opened in 1991, with just a roaster at a local fair. Since then we have grown to be nationally known for our premiere products, our outstanding customer service and our commitment to bringing the best to our clients.

We roast our delicious Cinnamon Almonds, Cashews, Pecans and Peanuts to ensure freshness in each order. Each batch is roasted to perfection in copper kettles using fresh ground cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. No oils or preservatives are used in our cooking process, ensuring the best products and gourmet flavor that you know us for!

Dippin’ Dots (South Dock Location)

Dippin’ Dots (South Dock Location)

Flash-frozen ice cream
Dippin’ Dots will remain open through September 30, 2017

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Everyone remembers their first Dippin’ Dots experience – the chill of the first bite and the explosion of flavor as the dots begin to melt in their mouth. It’s no surprise that Dippin’ Dots is the number one ice cream for fun and has been loved by kids of all ages for more than two decades.

Dippin’ Dots are made from fresh dairy ingredients flavored with a variety of fun, fruity, enticing and even exotic flavors. Those ingredients are frozen almost instantly in liquid nitrogen, a common element in the atmosphere used commercially for flash freezing. After production, Dippin’ Dots are packaged and shipped worldwide.

La Cocina de Alicia ★

La Cocina de Alicia ★

Authentic tamales, elotes, and more

The Original Rainbow Cone (south dock location) ★

The Original Rainbow Cone (south dock location) ★

Chicago’s favorite rainbow ice cream
The Original Rainbow Cone will remain open through September 30, 2017

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Current Operating Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am-Midnight

The Original Rainbow Cone is a local tradition dating all the way back to 1926, when founder Joseph Sapp opened his flagship location on 92nd and Western on Chicago’s south side. Three generations later, The Original Rainbow Cone continues to draw visitors young and old with its winning combination of Chocolate, Strawberry, Palmer House (New York vanilla with cherries and walnuts), Pistachio and Orange Sherbet, all piled high on a crispy cake cone. 

Xurro (Pier Park Location) ★

Xurro (Pier Park Location) ★

Churros, funnel cakes, crepes, and corn on the cob

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Xurro is headed outdoors in Pier Park for the summer!

Xurro offers other products such as Funnel Cakes, Crepes and Corn on the Cob. Come and visit us—your taste buds will thank you!

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