Twisted Spoke

★★★★★
  • 501 N Ogden Ave

    Chicago, IL 60622

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  • 312-666-1500

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Twisted Spoke was voted Best Beer Garden / Patio Hang Out in Chicago! Check out what else was voted the Best of Chi-Town with 1035 KISS FM!
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Twisted Spoke was voted Best Beer Garden / Patio Hang Out in Chicago! Check out what else was voted the Best of Chi-Town with 1035 KISS FM!
Check out the 1035 KISS FM Website for DreX's Best of Chi!!!

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From the outside this place looks like an intimidating biker bar, but is much more comfortable on the inside. The food is terrific and their beer selection is even better. They also have a wide array of mixed drinks. Definitely a good place to hit up before heading to the United Center for a Blackhawk game!

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★★★★★

From the outside this place looks like an intimidating biker bar, but is much more comfortable on the inside. The food is terrific and their beer selection is even better. They also have a wide array of mixed drinks. Definitely a good place to hit up before heading to the United Center for a Blackhawk game!

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Really awesome location and decor. Good drinks and beer list, excellent food. Staff looks tough but are very attentive. I recommend the burgers and brunch food.

5
★★★★★

Really awesome location and decor. Good drinks and beer list, excellent food. Staff looks tough but are very attentive. I recommend the burgers and brunch food.

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My sister-in-law took us to the Twisted Spoke for brunch when we were visiting her in the city. The food was really good. I had the fried egg sandwich which was really good, but messy.

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My sister-in-law took us to the Twisted Spoke for brunch when we were visiting her in the city. The food was really good. I had the fried egg sandwich which was really good, but messy.

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HORRIBLE, ABYSMAL SERVICE!
Arrived at 9:30AM, ordered steak/eggs & chilla-killas (chilequiles) & coffee. By 10:15AM all we had been served was the coffee, no sign of our breakfast. People that had been seated after us were already

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HORRIBLE, ABYSMAL SERVICE!
Arrived at 9:30AM, ordered steak/eggs & chilla-killas (chilequiles) & coffee. By 10:15AM all we had been served was the coffee, no sign of our breakfast. People that had been seated after us were already

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Used to go to the one on Clark, but it's closed. This place is usually a good time. Good liquor selection and really good bar food. Try the BBQ pork nachos! Be careful late night Saturday, they have smut and eggs. The black out the windows and show porn, while serving breakfast food. A very interesting combo. Go on Wednesday's for whiskey Wednesdays, they have an obscene selection.

3
★★★☆☆

Used to go to the one on Clark, but it's closed. This place is usually a good time. Good liquor selection and really good bar food. Try the BBQ pork nachos! Be careful late night Saturday, they have smut and eggs. The black out the windows and show porn, while serving breakfast food. A very interesting combo. Go on Wednesday's for whiskey Wednesdays, they have an obscene selection.

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This is simply one of the most horrible restaurants that I've ever been to. The service is absolutely sub par. If I wanted to hang out with a bunch of phoney suburban-grown "punks rockers" (notice the quotes), I'd go to Schaumburg and eat

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★★★★★

This is simply one of the most horrible restaurants that I've ever been to. The service is absolutely sub par. If I wanted to hang out with a bunch of phoney suburban-grown "punks rockers" (notice the quotes), I'd go to Schaumburg and eat

Pros: Nice patio

Cons: Service, food, pricing

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I have been here many times and always wonder why I come back each time I do.\r
The patio is nice, some of the staff is attentive, but I will never return after my last experience.\r
My friends and I went to brunch and it was busy. I have

3
★★★★★

I have been here many times and always wonder why I come back each time I do.\r
The patio is nice, some of the staff is attentive, but I will never return after my last experience.\r
My friends and I went to brunch and it was busy. I have

Pros: patio

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The burgers are mediocre at best. The service is decent enough, but I can't get over how pretentious these wanna be bad-asses are. I guess it keeps with the clientele who think that wearing fingerless gloves and bandannas makes them

3
★★★★★

The burgers are mediocre at best. The service is decent enough, but I can't get over how pretentious these wanna be bad-asses are. I guess it keeps with the clientele who think that wearing fingerless gloves and bandannas makes them

Pros: there's much better places to eat nearby

Cons: just about everything here

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Went to this place on a Sunday for Brunch. Service was mediocre at best, food was good until three of the four people in our party noticed there was HAIR IN OUR FOOD. We tried to blame it on the fact that we were sitting on the roof top

3
★★★★★

Went to this place on a Sunday for Brunch. Service was mediocre at best, food was good until three of the four people in our party noticed there was HAIR IN OUR FOOD. We tried to blame it on the fact that we were sitting on the roof top

Pros: Nice roof top deck, good drinks, food when it is hairless

Cons: service, hair in food, pretentious attitudes

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average burger (and overpriced), seemed dirty, and there were a lot of people working yet only one seemed to be doing any work.

3
★★★★★

average burger (and overpriced), seemed dirty, and there were a lot of people working yet only one seemed to be doing any work.

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How this even managed a to be rated is amazing. Cute beer botle salt & pepper shakers with rusty caps. And it never got better. The hamburger was on the low side of OK. Voting was skewed or somebody got paid. NO STARS HERE!

3
★★★★★

How this even managed a to be rated is amazing. Cute beer botle salt & pepper shakers with rusty caps. And it never got better. The hamburger was on the low side of OK. Voting was skewed or somebody got paid. NO STARS HERE!

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the best burger I have ever had. The sauce is just incredible. It is big enough to share with a friend

3
★★★★★

the best burger I have ever had. The sauce is just incredible. It is big enough to share with a friend

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This bar is full of mid level folks pretending to have cash and ride motorcycles. Guys - stop shaving on Thursday so you can have that biker scruff by Saturday night and take your 3 year old motorcycle with a whopping 1700 miles (HA HA ,

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★★★★★

This bar is full of mid level folks pretending to have cash and ride motorcycles. Guys - stop shaving on Thursday so you can have that biker scruff by Saturday night and take your 3 year old motorcycle with a whopping 1700 miles (HA HA ,

Pros: it's a bar

Cons: , expensive, no ladies

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Food is great and hot! Hot fresh fries. amazing.
staff are all friendly, cheerful, and helpful
atmosphere equals the food and staff.
this restaurant is a must for everyone. you will not be disappointed. exceptional on all levels.
thank

3
★★★★★

Food is great and hot! Hot fresh fries. amazing.
staff are all friendly, cheerful, and helpful
atmosphere equals the food and staff.
this restaurant is a must for everyone. you will not be disappointed. exceptional on all levels.
thank

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My husband is a Harley nut and I wanted to surprise him with a dinner out at the Twisted Spoke. My initial reaction was it was cool to see all the old harleys, but it was kind of dumpie looking. We ordered ribs and they were the BEST ribs

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★★★★★

My husband is a Harley nut and I wanted to surprise him with a dinner out at the Twisted Spoke. My initial reaction was it was cool to see all the old harleys, but it was kind of dumpie looking. We ordered ribs and they were the BEST ribs

Pros: Yummy food, Unique, Great prices

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good food im over 60 years old and i loved it the atmosphere was so fun!!!!!

3
★★★★★

good food im over 60 years old and i loved it the atmosphere was so fun!!!!!

Pros: inexpensive, fun atmosphere, party place

Cons: none, none, none

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This is nothing more than a trendy River West extension of River North pretension. Gives the illusion of being a biker bar, but is really just a higher-priced diner with beer and kitsch.

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★★★★★

This is nothing more than a trendy River West extension of River North pretension. Gives the illusion of being a biker bar, but is really just a higher-priced diner with beer and kitsch.

Pros: good portions

Cons: bad food, ridiculous 'image'

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I live nearby and frequently go here for Sunday Bruch, the food is delicious and it's a great spot (tough to park sometimes, tho)

3
★★★★★

I live nearby and frequently go here for Sunday Bruch, the food is delicious and it's a great spot (tough to park sometimes, tho)

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Best burger in town. The fatboy gives you an option of all the topings for no extra charge. Great fries. The rest of menu is average or better. Service varies.

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★★★★★

Best burger in town. The fatboy gives you an option of all the topings for no extra charge. Great fries. The rest of menu is average or better. Service varies.

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Great Place to hang out! Bartenders RULE! Great Ceaser Chicken Sandwich!

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★★★★★

Great Place to hang out! Bartenders RULE! Great Ceaser Chicken Sandwich!

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Twisted spoke has the all time best fries ever! It doesn't help that they give you 47 lbs. of them whenever you order a sandwich or burger because I hate that I can't finish them all! They're seasoned to perfection and are never mushy.

3
★★★★★

Twisted spoke has the all time best fries ever! It doesn't help that they give you 47 lbs. of them whenever you order a sandwich or burger because I hate that I can't finish them all! They're seasoned to perfection and are never mushy.

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Excellent food and LOTS of it!! Good parking and good service!! And best of all....it's cheap!!!

3
★★★★★

Excellent food and LOTS of it!! Good parking and good service!! And best of all....it's cheap!!!

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I love this place. The food is good, the Bloody Mary's are the best ever. I love walking in a place and not having people stare at my tattoo's. The service can be a bit slow during the busier times and waiting on a Saturday or Sunday

3
★★★★★

I love this place. The food is good, the Bloody Mary's are the best ever. I love walking in a place and not having people stare at my tattoo's. The service can be a bit slow during the busier times and waiting on a Saturday or Sunday

Pros: Bloody Mary's, food is priced right

Cons: Wait time may be long, parking can be hard

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servers with hearts as big as their tattoos, very idea oriented ownership, the best goshdarn cheese soup this side of the rio grande, i almost want to bother so bad i may just turn off this computer and go there.

3
★★★★★

servers with hearts as big as their tattoos, very idea oriented ownership, the best goshdarn cheese soup this side of the rio grande, i almost want to bother so bad i may just turn off this computer and go there.

Pros: jim beam on tap

Cons: jim beam on tap

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Wait staff with attitudes as big as their tattoos, close-minded ownership and lousy food - why bother!

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★★★★★

Wait staff with attitudes as big as their tattoos, close-minded ownership and lousy food - why bother!

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Great outdoor place to enjoy a Burger and an import. Good prices ,ok service .....Good place to meet the kids.

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★★★★★

Great outdoor place to enjoy a Burger and an import. Good prices ,ok service .....Good place to meet the kids.

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Was there for the Fatboy burger. Was not impressed. It was okay, but nothing special. Would rather have a Fuddruckers burger. If I had a choose of take it or leave it...I'd leave it.

3
★★★★★

Was there for the Fatboy burger. Was not impressed. It was okay, but nothing special. Would rather have a Fuddruckers burger. If I had a choose of take it or leave it...I'd leave it.

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Let me tell you this much, I am not a fast food, sandwiches type of person. I probably eat a burger once a year! (I mean, how strange does that make me sound being an American?) Don't get me wrong though, it is not that I dislike

3
★★★★★

Let me tell you this much, I am not a fast food, sandwiches type of person. I probably eat a burger once a year! (I mean, how strange does that make me sound being an American?) Don't get me wrong though, it is not that I dislike

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Great burgers, wonderful homemade fries - I loved it, just the best - no extra charge for extra toppings. Would go anytime. Wish it was closer to home.

3
★★★★★

Great burgers, wonderful homemade fries - I loved it, just the best - no extra charge for extra toppings. Would go anytime. Wish it was closer to home.

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Although it has a funky biker oriented feel, there is little or nothing at all gay or lesbian about this bar/restaurant.

3
★★★★★

Although it has a funky biker oriented feel, there is little or nothing at all gay or lesbian about this bar/restaurant.

Pros: inexpensive, fun atmosphee, good burgers

Cons: too loud, bad parking

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I LOVE TO SIT ON THE ROOF WITH A FINE MARGARITA AND A NICE BIG BURGER WITH FRIENDS . THIS PLACE IS PERFECT FOR BEFORE OR AFTER CONCERTS AT THE UNITED CENTER.

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I LOVE TO SIT ON THE ROOF WITH A FINE MARGARITA AND A NICE BIG BURGER WITH FRIENDS . THIS PLACE IS PERFECT FOR BEFORE OR AFTER CONCERTS AT THE UNITED CENTER.

Pros: ROOFTOP DINING, GREAT DRINKS, GREAT BURGERS

Cons: SLOWISH SERVICE, BAD NEIGHBORHOOD

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Great burgers and beer. Biker hang out. Huge selection of beers

3
★★★★★

Great burgers and beer. Biker hang out. Huge selection of beers

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The burgers are great. The Fries are to die for. Run, dont walk, and get a Fat Boy now! Park close because you wont be running back to your car. After eating all that youll hardly be able to walk.

3
★★★★★

The burgers are great. The Fries are to die for. Run, dont walk, and get a Fat Boy now! Park close because you wont be running back to your car. After eating all that youll hardly be able to walk.

Pros: Great Burgers, Great Fries, Cute waitresses

Cons: A little pricey, No parking

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Went on a sunday afternoon. It was crowded and I tried the alledgedly "killer" hamburger. It was very boring and average. Wouldn't recommend it.

3
★★★★★

Went on a sunday afternoon. It was crowded and I tried the alledgedly "killer" hamburger. It was very boring and average. Wouldn't recommend it.

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I think the title says it all. If your a porkin pig and can eat alot this is where you want to be. and believe me it's not just the burgers it's everything.

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★★★★★

I think the title says it all. If your a porkin pig and can eat alot this is where you want to be. and believe me it's not just the burgers it's everything.

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Fantastic food, fun ambience, HUGE burgers, great fries, and the raspberry beer is exceptional! Best of all, you don't have to dress up!

3
★★★★★

Fantastic food, fun ambience, HUGE burgers, great fries, and the raspberry beer is exceptional! Best of all, you don't have to dress up!

Pros: FUN, NIGHTLIFE

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Hamburger is good... but not good enough to offset the location, ambience and service with attitude.

3
★★★★★

Hamburger is good... but not good enough to offset the location, ambience and service with attitude.

Pros: Good burgers

Cons: Bad service

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I ordered the burger but it tasted more like a meatloaf sandwich. Whatever it was it was not very tasty. Kind of like a crab cake made out of beef, mushy on the inside and burnt on the out. I have read the hype and I expected much more.

3
★★★★★

I ordered the burger but it tasted more like a meatloaf sandwich. Whatever it was it was not very tasty. Kind of like a crab cake made out of beef, mushy on the inside and burnt on the out. I have read the hype and I expected much more.

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The fatboy is one delicious piece of bovine on a bun. However, the ambience and the service could be better. All in all, a great place for a burger and when you come in, ask for Ray Ray.

3
★★★★★

The fatboy is one delicious piece of bovine on a bun. However, the ambience and the service could be better. All in all, a great place for a burger and when you come in, ask for Ray Ray.

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Great burgers, great fries. Somewhat overcooked, but all the flavor and juicyness that you could ask for.

3
★★★★★

Great burgers, great fries. Somewhat overcooked, but all the flavor and juicyness that you could ask for.

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Please go if you want to have the best burger in town!

3
★★★★★

Please go if you want to have the best burger in town!

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I rate 'great' burgers throughout the US (occasionally in europe). One of the best is truly Twisted spoke's Fat Boy. I used to go here when the place had 5 tables and a crowed bar. It has grown and almost gotten fancy. However, the

3
★★★★★

I rate 'great' burgers throughout the US (occasionally in europe). One of the best is truly Twisted spoke's Fat Boy. I used to go here when the place had 5 tables and a crowed bar. It has grown and almost gotten fancy. However, the

Pros: Just great burger, inexpensive

Cons: do not park in lot, across the street.

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Ah, so many grumpy people. Yes, the Burgers are amazing. The bar is deep and tasty. The waitsfaff does have some attitude, but I like it. I guess that's because I'm male and all the waitstaff I've seen was very attractive. So have an

3
★★★★★

Ah, so many grumpy people. Yes, the Burgers are amazing. The bar is deep and tasty. The waitsfaff does have some attitude, but I like it. I guess that's because I'm male and all the waitstaff I've seen was very attractive. So have an

Pros: Good bar, Hot Staff

Cons: Small

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This is my favorite place to sit outside and drink a spicy red bloody mary. Awesome burgers and fries as well. The ambiance - well, you have to check it out. The name of the place is a good hint. Fun crowd - good, but laid-back service.

3
★★★★★

This is my favorite place to sit outside and drink a spicy red bloody mary. Awesome burgers and fries as well. The ambiance - well, you have to check it out. The name of the place is a good hint. Fun crowd - good, but laid-back service.

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This is one of my all-time places. They do up good pub grub in a fun atmosphere. The deck is my place to hang on a nice summer night. I like to take unsuspecting dates to the Spoke late night on Saturdays to have brunch after midnight

3
★★★★★

This is one of my all-time places. They do up good pub grub in a fun atmosphere. The deck is my place to hang on a nice summer night. I like to take unsuspecting dates to the Spoke late night on Saturdays to have brunch after midnight

Pros: Great food, Great value, Great fun

Cons: occasional posers

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I go to the Spoke all the time and the ratings are well justified. The burgers, bloodies, and brunch are all truly top notch. The only time I have seen any surliness out of the servers was when a customer got out of line and deserved a

3
★★★★★

I go to the Spoke all the time and the ratings are well justified. The burgers, bloodies, and brunch are all truly top notch. The only time I have seen any surliness out of the servers was when a customer got out of line and deserved a

Pros: good value, home made, fun

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This quasi-biker's hangout is rather rough around the edges (and intentionally so), but its hamburgers are among the best in the city. Juicy, big and tasty, they're best washed down with a meal-in-itself Road Rash Mary, a condiment-loaded…

 

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