Dunlays on the Square

★★★★☆
  • 3137 W Logan Blvd

    Chicago, IL 60647

    Cross street: N Kedzie Boulevard

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  • 773-227-2400

About Dunlays on the Square

Hours
Mon 4:30pm-2am Tue-Fri 11:30am-2am Sat 10am-3am Sun 10am-1am

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Amazing:
Ribs
Salads
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Mashed Potatoes

Good:
Pizza
Chicken Fingers(:
Fries

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★★★★★

Amazing:
Ribs
Salads
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Mashed Potatoes

Good:
Pizza
Chicken Fingers(:
Fries

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A couple of us went to Dunlays for a late-ish lunch on Sunday--after the lunch rush. It took 45 minutes to get our appetizer, the ever so complicated and involved preparation of chips and spinach artichoke dip and another 30 minutes for our entrees, which were equally involved: a cheeseburger and a club sandwich. The manager came over after we'd been sitting there for nearly 90 minutes to ask how things were and when I said something about the wait he said something about either a mess of tickets coming in all at the same time or losing ours--he wasn't entirely clear on the problem and at that point, I just wanted to get out of there and try to enjoy what was left of our day. He said he would have been over earlier if he knew we were one of the messed up tickets but either way, he didn't do anything to fix it. No discount or anything. I think we were most disappointed that we had stopped by the very neat farmers market to pick up dinner stuff for that night and didn't even make dinner because we ended up eating lunch so incredibly late. I've been there 4 times and 2 of those were NOT good. The second, second chances are over. $52 (not including tip) for a lunch that takes nearly 1 1/2 hours to get is not my idea of a good neighborhood spot. We will definitely not be going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

A couple of us went to Dunlays for a late-ish lunch on Sunday--after the lunch rush. It took 45 minutes to get our appetizer, the ever so complicated and involved preparation of chips and spinach artichoke dip and another 30 minutes for our entrees, which were equally involved: a cheeseburger and a club sandwich. The manager came over after we'd been sitting there for nearly 90 minutes to ask how things were and when I said something about the wait he said something about either a mess of tickets coming in all at the same time or losing ours--he wasn't entirely clear on the problem and at that point, I just wanted to get out of there and try to enjoy what was left of our day. He said he would have been over earlier if he knew we were one of the messed up tickets but either way, he didn't do anything to fix it. No discount or anything. I think we were most disappointed that we had stopped by the very neat farmers market to pick up dinner stuff for that night and didn't even make dinner because we ended up eating lunch so incredibly late. I've been there 4 times and 2 of those were NOT good. The second, second chances are over. $52 (not including tip) for a lunch that takes nearly 1 1/2 hours to get is not my idea of a good neighborhood spot. We will definitely not be going back.

Pros: Food was ok but nothing to write home about.

Cons: Terrible Service. Very Very Slow. Indifferent Manager.

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When Dunlay's on the Square first opened a few years ago, I really disliked it. The atmosphere felt exactly like the Lincoln Park location, which was staggeringly out of place in Logan Square. The waitresses with bleached blonde hair creeped me out and the food didn't really impress me. Fast forward several months, when I agreed to meet some friends there. Boy was I surprised at the change! The waitresses had been replaced with local, more-hip residents, and the food somehow tasted better too. Now I eat there at least once a month, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Their breakfast/brunch selection is just OK. It's a decent place to go when Lula is overflowing and you don't really feel like having a brick of grease in your stomach from Johnny's. They have pretty good fresh-fruit pancakes, which I recommend, and their bloody marys have all the fixins you could ever hope for.

Lunch/Dinner is always a good experience. They have just about the best veggie burger I have ever had, though I tend to order their specials a lot. Though their specials can be expensive (usually $20), I have never been disappointed by them.

I should also mention the decor. The bar itself is a gorgeous art-deco affair, and they always have pretty interesting art on the walls and tend to rotate them. During the summer, grab a seat on the front patio and enjoy a view of the Square.

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★★★★☆

When Dunlay's on the Square first opened a few years ago, I really disliked it. The atmosphere felt exactly like the Lincoln Park location, which was staggeringly out of place in Logan Square. The waitresses with bleached blonde hair creeped me out and the food didn't really impress me. Fast forward several months, when I agreed to meet some friends there. Boy was I surprised at the change! The waitresses had been replaced with local, more-hip residents, and the food somehow tasted better too. Now I eat there at least once a month, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Their breakfast/brunch selection is just OK. It's a decent place to go when Lula is overflowing and you don't really feel like having a brick of grease in your stomach from Johnny's. They have pretty good fresh-fruit pancakes, which I recommend, and their bloody marys have all the fixins you could ever hope for.

Lunch/Dinner is always a good experience. They have just about the best veggie burger I have ever had, though I tend to order their specials a lot. Though their specials can be expensive (usually $20), I have never been disappointed by them.

I should also mention the decor. The bar itself is a gorgeous art-deco affair, and they always have pretty interesting art on the walls and tend to rotate them. During the summer, grab a seat on the front patio and enjoy a view of the Square.

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Dunlays is a pretty good restaurant but the real deal is the late night menu where some of their most popular items are pretty discounted--if you come after 10 you can get an excellent pizza for 6 dollars, and their delicious cookie dessert for 5 dollars. I usually love it here but I'm taking off one star because once I had a not-so-great omelet for brunch. Burgers are also generally great and I think on Wednesday they have them for 5 dollars all day (but it might be Tuesday?) Regardless, they have a lot of food/drink specials so make sure to check.

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★★★★☆

Dunlays is a pretty good restaurant but the real deal is the late night menu where some of their most popular items are pretty discounted--if you come after 10 you can get an excellent pizza for 6 dollars, and their delicious cookie dessert for 5 dollars. I usually love it here but I'm taking off one star because once I had a not-so-great omelet for brunch. Burgers are also generally great and I think on Wednesday they have them for 5 dollars all day (but it might be Tuesday?) Regardless, they have a lot of food/drink specials so make sure to check.

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i love dunlays! they have the nicest waitreses and the food is exelint. every time iv gone iv been satisfied. the ribs and the garlic mashed poetatoes are exelint. the ceaser salad is divine. and best of all they have a kids menu with food kids like to eat so it is a good family resturaunt

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★★★★★

i love dunlays! they have the nicest waitreses and the food is exelint. every time iv gone iv been satisfied. the ribs and the garlic mashed poetatoes are exelint. the ceaser salad is divine. and best of all they have a kids menu with food kids like to eat so it is a good family resturaunt

Pros: every thing

Cons: none

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It's perfect! The food is wonderful, staff is friendly, the restaurant itself is gorgeous! We love this place and highly reccommend it to anyone! Brunch is AMAZING!! The fried egg sandwich is out of this world!

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★★★★★

It's perfect! The food is wonderful, staff is friendly, the restaurant itself is gorgeous! We love this place and highly reccommend it to anyone! Brunch is AMAZING!! The fried egg sandwich is out of this world!

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When I moved to Logan Sq a few months ago, there was NO where to eat. I started taking the "L" blue line down to Bucktown and Wicker Park. Not anymore, since Dunlays on the Square moved here. The atmosphere is awesome. They restored the tin ceiling and the 1930's retro bar and revamped the entire Boulevard Cafe. The food is just as good as I have heard about their Lincoln Park location. I suggest to everyone to jump on the Blue Line and get off at Logan Square for a great dinner and a fun time.

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★★★★★

When I moved to Logan Sq a few months ago, there was NO where to eat. I started taking the "L" blue line down to Bucktown and Wicker Park. Not anymore, since Dunlays on the Square moved here. The atmosphere is awesome. They restored the tin ceiling and the 1930's retro bar and revamped the entire Boulevard Cafe. The food is just as good as I have heard about their Lincoln Park location. I suggest to everyone to jump on the Blue Line and get off at Logan Square for a great dinner and a fun time.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

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Set in the former Boulevard Cafe space, this upscale-casual American restaurant is the second from Dunlays on Clark owners Doug and Michael Dunlay, who partner here with Bandera and Houston's alum Derek Rettell. The menu…

 

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