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The Chew Chew, Riverside, IL

The Chew Chew

4.8
4.8
1468 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Voted Chicago-land's #1 Neighborhood Restaurant by Open Table, Best of Chicago by Chicago Magazine and TOP 25 Suburban Restaurant by Chicago Eater. Happy Hour daily 4-6pm. The Chew Chew has 25 years experience providing great food and hospitality. Located in the heart of Riverside, IL., one-mile east of the Brookfield Zoo. We are currently offering Indoor Dining & Carry-Out. Patio dining will return in the Spring.

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Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 447-8781

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Scott Zimmer

  • Catering

    Full-Service, Carry-Out, Deliveruy

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant has a second level mezzanine for groups up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Scott: (708) 447-8781

  • Neighborhood

    Riverside

  • Parking details

    Directly on Burlington Street and city lot nearby.

  • Public transit

    Steps away from the Burlington Northern train station in Riverside.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

We offer (Gluten Free) bread rolls & pasta

Featured Items

  • Raw Oysters

    On the Half Shell / Cocktail Sauce / Mignonette / Horseradish / Tabasco / Lemon

    • Six$12.95
    • Twelve$25.95
  • Steamed Mussels

    Chef's Daily Preparation. See Special Card for Details

    • 1/2 lb$8.95
    • Pound$12.95

Start & Share

  • Meatloaf Sliders$10.95

    Beef / Pork / Bacon / Bourbon BBQ Sauce / Herb Mayo / House Pickles / Mini-Brioche Rolls

    • Wok-Charred Edamame$6.95

      Sesame Oil / Sea Salt / Lemon -or- Garlic / Togarashi / Lime

      • Creole-Fried Calamari$11.95

        Cajun-Dusted Calamari Tubes / Remoulade Sauce / Andouille Sausage / Zesty Olive Relish / Lemon

        • Brie Cheese Tart$8.95

          Caramelized Onions / Roasted Mushrooms / Garlic / Thyme / Puff Pastry / Baby Greens / Balsamic Syrup

          • Lump Crab Fritters$9.95

            Wild Lump Crab / Harissa Aioli / Wildflower Honey / Scallions

            • Santa Fe Egg Rolls$8.95

              Chicken / Black Beans / Roasted Corn / Pepper Jack Cheese / Cilantro / Fire Roasted Salsa / Ancho-Chili Sauce

              • Thai Lettuce Wraps$13.95

                Grilled Chicken Breast / Sweet-Chile Sauce / Bibb Lettuce / Bean Sprouts / Cucumber / Won Ton Chips / Dipping Sauces

                • Bacon-Wrapped Dates$9.95

                  Medjool Dates / Chorizo Sausage / Harissa Aioli

                  • Duck Potstickers$8.95

                    Ground Duck Breast / Ginger / Chinese Five-Spice / Zesty Slaw / Wasabi Dipping Sauce

                    • Cordon Bleu Mac & Cheese$11.95

                      Smoked Ham / Chicken / Gemelli Pasta / Panko Crumbs / Gruyere / Swiss / Tomato / Scallions / Sunflower Pesto

                      • Crispy-Creamy Wild Shrimp$11.95

                        Fried Shrimp / Sweet Chili-Cream / Blistered Shishitos

                        • Steak Poutine$12.95

                          Hand-Cut Fries / Grilled Skirt Steak / Gorgonzola Cheese / Red Wine-Demi-Glaze / Cherry Tomato / Scallions

                          Soup & Salad

                          Enhancement: shrimp +$9 / chicken +$7 / salmon +$12 / scallops +$12 / skirt steak +$9

                          • Baked Onion Soup$7.95

                            Swiss / Gruyere / Toast

                            • House Salad$6.95

                              Baby Lettuces / Cucumber / Tomato / Carrot / Onion / Garlic Crouton / Basil Vinaigrette / Pecorino Romano

                              • Chopped Wedge$9.95

                                Iceberg / Thick-Cut Bacon / Gorgonzola / Tomato / Sweet Onion / Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

                                • Soup of the Day$5.95

                                  Chef's Whim

                                  • Avocado Caesar$8.95

                                    Baby Lettuces / Tomato / Garlic Croutons / Pecorino Romano / Garlic Vinaigrette

                                    • Baby Spinach$8.95

                                      Fuji Apple / Goat Cheese / Candied Pecans / Strawberry / Sweet Onion / Honey Mustard Dressing

                                      12" Hand-Stretched Flatbread

                                      New! Bigger Size. Sub: Vegan-Gluten-Free "Cauliflower Crust" +$3

                                      • Italian Sausage & Giardinara$14.95

                                        Mozzarella / Tomato Sauce / Pecorino Romano

                                        • Bacon & Caramelized Onion$14.95

                                          Creamy Brie / Mozzarella / Pesto / Pecorino Romano

                                          • Chicken & Avocado$15.95

                                            Bacon / Roasted Pepper / Pesto / Mozzarella / Spicy Ranch

                                            • Roma Tomato & Fresh Basil$13.95

                                              Tomato Sauce / Mozzarella / Balsamic Syrup / Pecorino Romano

                                              Main Courses

                                              • Maui Chicken$19.95

                                                Basil-Breaded Chicken Breast / Macadamia Nuts / Mango Salsa / Lime Butter / Sweet Potato / Broccolini

                                                • Seafood Scampi & Linguine$26.95

                                                  Wild Shrimp / Jumbo Scallops / PEI Mussels / White Wine / Garlic / Basil-Butter / Spinach / Tomato / Lemon / Romano

                                                  • Ginger-Glazed Salmon$23.95

                                                    Canadian-Farmed Salmon (7oz) / Honey-Ginger Glaze / Butter-Mashed Potato / Asparagus / Mango Salsa

                                                    • Market Fish

                                                      We always select a "sustainable seafood" option based on the season & current availability. See today's specials

                                                      • MP
                                                    • Steak Diane$29.95

                                                      Filet Mignon Medallions (8oz) / Demi-Glace / Brandy / Roasted Mushrooms / Butter-Mashed Potato / Asparagus

                                                      • Sacchetti & Vodka Sauce$17.95

                                                        Mushroom & Ricotta filled Purse-Pasta / Baby Spinach / Toasted Pine Nuts / Fresh Basil / Pecorino Romano

                                                        • The Pork Chop$24.95

                                                          Center-Cut (16oz) / Bourbon-BBQ Sauce / Onion Rings / Cider-Braised Cabbage & Bacon / Mashed Sweet Potato

                                                          • Gemelli Bolognese$17.95

                                                            Five-Hour Steak & Sausage Bolognese / Gemelli Pasta / Red Wine / Cream / Fresh Basil / Pecorino Romano

                                                            • Steak Frites$26.95

                                                              Grilled Skirt Steak (10oz) / Herb-Chimichurri Sauce / Hand-Cut Fries / Zucchini Pickles / Harissa Aioli

                                                              • Big Easy Jambalaya$22.95

                                                                Shrimp / Andouille Sausage / Chicken Breast / Cajun-Stewed Rice / Tomato / Peppers / Onions

                                                                • Penne Pasta & Smoked Gouda$18.95

                                                                  Chicken Breast / Thick-Cut Bacon / Gouda Cream Sauce / White Wine / Cherry Tomato / Scallions / Romano / Parsley

                                                                  • Wild Crab Risotto

                                                                    Creamy Risotto / Blue Crab Meat / Roasted Mushrooms / Root Vegetables / Baby Spinach / Wine / Romano Cheese

                                                                    • Half$12.95
                                                                    • Full$20.95

                                                                  Good for You Bowls

                                                                  Enhancement: shrimp +$9 / chicken +$7 / salmon +$12 / scallops +$12 / skirt steak +$9

                                                                  • Warm Farmer Salad$14.95

                                                                    Asparagus / Cauliflower / Fingerling Potato / Feta / Tomato / Sweet Onion / Avocado / Hard-Boiled Egg / Basil Vinaigrette / Baby Greens / Balsamic Syrup

                                                                    • Poke Tuna Bowl$17.95

                                                                      Raw Marinated Ahi Tuna / Soy Sauce / Wasabi / Steamed White Rice / Cucumber / Carrot / Mango Salsa / Pickled Ginger / Spicy Ranch / Baby Greens / Rice Chips

                                                                      • Cauliflower Bowl$15.95

                                                                        Roasted Cauliflower / Corn-Bean Relish / Fire-Roasted Salsa / Steamed White Rice / Avocado / Goat Cheese / Corn Chips / Tomato / Baby Greens

                                                                        Casual Classics

                                                                        Choice of: Hand-Cut Fries-or-Zesty Slaw-or-Soup of The Day. Sub: Gluten-Free Roll +$1

                                                                        • Double Cheeseburger$13.95

                                                                          Two-4oz Patties / Sharp American / Pickle / Sweet Onion / Herb Mayo / House Mustard / Brioche

                                                                          • Fish Tacos$15.95

                                                                            Cajun Seared Market Fish / Avocado / Zesty Slaw / Fire-Roasted Salsa / Ancho-Chipotle Sauce / Corn Tortillas

                                                                            • Deluxe Grilled Cheese$11.95

                                                                              Gruyere / Sharp American / Secret Sauce / Brioche

                                                                              • Crispy Chicken Sandwich$14.95

                                                                                "Double Stacked" Chicken Breasts / Zesty Slaw / Garlic Pickle / Ancho-Chipotle Sauce / Brioche Roll

                                                                                • Skirt Steak Sandwich$14.95

                                                                                  Grilled Skirt Steak (5oz) / Havarti Cheese / Chimichurri Sauce / Caramelized Onion / Herb Mayo / Brioche Roll

                                                                                  • Vegetarian Sloppy Joe$14.95

                                                                                    Plant-Based "Impossible Meat" Sloppy Joe / Avocado / Zesty Slaw / Brioche Roll

                                                                                    Side Dishes

                                                                                    • Beer-Battered Onion Rings$6.95

                                                                                      BBQ Sauce

                                                                                      • Grilled Asparagus$7.95

                                                                                        Balsamic Syrup

                                                                                        • Roasted Cauliflower$7.95

                                                                                          Spicy Ranch

                                                                                          • Cider-Braised Cabbage$6.95

                                                                                            Thick-Cut Bacon

                                                                                            • Steamed Broccolini$6.95

                                                                                              Lemon & Sea Salt

                                                                                              • Sautéed Baby Spinach$7.95

                                                                                                Garlic & Olive Oil

                                                                                                • Roasted Mushrooms$7.95

                                                                                                  Beef Jus, Onions

                                                                                                  • Blistered Shishitos$6.95

                                                                                                    Ponzu & Togarashi

                                                                                                    Daily Features

                                                                                                    • Monday - Industry Night

                                                                                                      • Tuesday - Baby Back Ribs

                                                                                                        • Wednesday - 1/2 Off Bottle Wine

                                                                                                          • Thur Rsday - 1/2 Off Oysters

                                                                                                            • Friday - Crab Cakes

                                                                                                              • Saturday - Filet Mignon "Oscar"

                                                                                                                Last updated: February 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                  Newish member of the wait staff wasn’t entirely as quick as one might expect but acknowledged and apologised for the shortcomings. The food and ambiance more than made up for the slow delivery of our bottle of wine. I’m laidback enough to let it slide but my wife noted the issues with a tad bit of frustration.

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                                                                                                                  LaurieM

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                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  A neighborhood gem that serves fresh, innovative, quality meals in a wonderful environment.

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                                                                                                                  JenniferH

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Excellent food and friendly service every time I visit.

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                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Came here for Mother’s Day! It was Amazing service. Food was top notch. We will be back for sure!

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                                                                                                                  steve

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  First timers at Chew Chew and with an amazing menu like that we’ll be back again soon! Delicious

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                                                                                                                  Adrian

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  Great service and amazing food! My family and me loved this place! The service was great!

                                                                                                                7. LA

                                                                                                                  LisaA

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  48 reviews

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                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  48 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Always love Chew Chew! The place was happening last night! So fun to see everyone having fun. Great food as always.

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                                                                                                                  Nita

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  33 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  33 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Excellent food and service a great local jem. Haven't been for a while and was not disappointed.

                                                                                                                9. JJ

                                                                                                                  JenJen

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  54 reviews

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                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  54 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                                                                                  We were a table of 6 women looking forward to a fun evening. They put us upstairs in a windowless room that had the ambiance of a dated banquet hall. And it was all families with young kids. We should have been put downstairs near the bar and activity. Food was average. The risotto had a weird tomato sauce in it. Scallops weren't seared, but rather just tasted steamed. The Hawaiian chicken dish was good though. My cauliflower bowl was ok, but not much spice or sauce or flavor. Pretty bland. Our drinks were not consistent. 3 of us had Moscow Mules, and 1 of them was SO strong we had to send back. Another got a cocktail that was just bad. I would NEVER go back here if I knew they'd put us on top floor windowless room. The saving grace was our waitress was great and very accommodating.

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                                                                                                                  Debbie

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  9 reviews

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                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great as usual! Fav place!!!

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                                                                                                                  LauraH

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  19 reviews

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                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The oysters were so fresh and delicious.

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                                                                                                                  Success1

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  45 reviews

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                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great place great food great service

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                                                                                                                  HollyS

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Excellent food, friendly, efficient service, beautiful atmosphere.

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                                                                                                                  Lulubean1

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  69 reviews

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                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  69 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We’ve always had great food here! I almost always order the glazed ginger salmon & it has never been disappointing! Cooked perfectly every time! Very friendly staff!

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                                                                                                                  AdamS

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great service. Great food. We love this place. We will be back soon.

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                                                                                                                  SeanB

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  We had a very nice birthday dinner for my wife. Great time for us all!

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                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  As always the food and service were great. Highly recommend

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                                                                                                                  Babysis

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  There were 5 of us in our group. You know the menu is good when you have people unable to choose a meal because there are so many wonderful choices. What we each ended up ordering was even more delicious than we thought it would be. Great service, noise level was low enough that we could have a conversation without screaming. We Will b eback.

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                                                                                                                  CarolK

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  It was our first time going to Chew Chew. The food was outstanding. The waiter was great. He explained and recommended different things to us. We had our table in the corner and it was quiet. It was a very enjoyable dinner.

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                                                                                                                  Chicago

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                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Always wonderful!

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                                                                                                                  MaryS

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                  Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Excellent evening out with a dear friend enhanced by tasty Back Porch cocktails, delicious entrees and deserts, all accompanied by just the right amount of friendly staff attention.

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                                                                                                                  CJN78

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The food and service were excellent.

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                                                                                                                  DianeB

                                                                                                                  Raleigh

                                                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We treated our neighbors to dinner as a thank you. We chose to go to Chew Chew because It's always a good experience and we know they always have wonderful food. We each ordered a different entree and each of us raved about how good it was. The macadamia encrusted trout was phenomenal. The pork chop was done to perfection and was so thick it had two, not one bone. The bread is always delicious. The drinks we all ordered were very tasty. Our wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive. And of course we saw two tables of people that we knew. The owner, Scott, was there overseeing everything, and of course everything ran beautifully. It was a Saturday night and they had a nice crowd. A number of people were enjoying a drink at the bar. My one friend had her whole family together for a family celebration. It is their favorite place to go. Another friend who's daughter had her quarantined throughout all of covid chose Chew Chew as her first foray into the public, and she said she had a great time. I noticed she took two full bags of extra food to eat this week too! Many of us were ordering carryout during the height of Covid. But it's so nice to be back there in person. We know that Scott fully upgraded the ventilation system over a year ago to keep everyone safe. There's even a lovely outdoor seating area we will use once the weather gets warmer. I can't give any higher praise to such a great restaurant nestled in cute little downtown Riverside. Of course we stopped next door at Aunt Diana's for some chocolate Easter candy to give to our kids when we see them. There's a nice variety on the menu so you're sure to find something you like. Treat yourself to a very high quality restaurant by eating at Chew Chew soon. Be sure to make a reservation.

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                                                                                                                  TayaE

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Food was phenomenal. We also had the Santa Fe egg rolls and Duck pot stickers. Drinks were good as well. Service was stellar. We will definitely return.

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                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The chew chew is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. I am never disappointed. We got the edamame, bacon wrapped dates, crab cakes, oysters, trout, vodka sauce pasta and the mozzarella flatbread. Everything was incredible. My mouth is watering now just thinking about it. I can’t wait to go back! Service is always phenomenal.

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                                                                                                                  MilkensMama

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Always great!

                                                                                                                27. m

                                                                                                                  mozzarellaman

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  greatest pork chop ever, great soup, attentive server,

                                                                                                                28. JE

                                                                                                                  JenaE

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Family of 3 and our first time out in a restaurant for a while. We were delighted with how big the space was and the food options for kids and adults. Service was delightful and food was so so good! A bit of a ‘nicer’ restaurant with prices to match, but loved every minute! Can’t wait to go back

                                                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Food was excellent. Service was as well. Will be back for sure…

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                                                                                                                  SusanC

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Great service and daily specials in addition to an extensive menu.

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                                                                                                                  AliciaK

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Excellent service from Isaac, delicious food, loved the bacon wrapped dates! Will definitely be back to try more!

                                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Boyfriend and I LOVE this place! We like to go on Thursday nights when they have their oyster special and they are amazing! Our server is a lovely gentleman who is very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend anyone who goes here! We have yet to be disappointed. :)

                                                                                                                33. G

                                                                                                                  Greatnightout

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Enjoyed Tuesday Date Night in my hometown. I loved the Blackened whitefish Taco special!

                                                                                                                34. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Always good service and good food!

                                                                                                                35. BR

                                                                                                                  BrookeR

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We had another delicious meal at Chew Chew! Even tried a new menu item (warm farmer salad) and loved it! Cannot wait to go back!

                                                                                                                36. G

                                                                                                                  Greatnightout

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Local restaurant with great food! G is a wonderful server. We will be back.

                                                                                                                37. AK

                                                                                                                  AllisonK

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  40 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  40 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  Had a great meal!! Nice food selections and our server, Isaac, was very attentive. It was our first time and we’ll go back.

                                                                                                                38. AM

                                                                                                                  AmazingMealandMore

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Dining at the Chew Chew is a special experience because the Riverside Community is vibrant and that feeling is carried over into the dining experience with each menu item. My favorite part of my meal is always the fresh spices, vegetables, sides and unique flavors served by caring wait staff.

                                                                                                                39. WD

                                                                                                                  WendyD

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 1, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Went here tonight for the great Mardi Gras menu. We got oysters, blackened fish, crab etouffe, rice and beans, bacon wrapped dates and potato skins with smoked salmon. Every dish was delicious and we had beignets for dessert that were wonderful!

                                                                                                                40. MK

                                                                                                                  MKOP

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                  Wonderfully good food and ambiance. Noise level was good, though we were seated at a corner table and perhaps a little isolated from some of the noise. Service was a bit slow and our server messed up one of our of orders, she misheard what was ordered - but it was still good so fortunately no harm done. Perhaps our server was new - she didn’t seem quite as “on the ball” as others serving tables nearby.

                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                The Chew Chew offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 447-8781.

                                                                                                                The Chew Chew is rated 4.8 stars by 1468 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                Google Map for The Chew Chew

                                                                                                                33 East Burlington Riverside, IL 60546

                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                  Riverside

                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                  Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                  Contemporary American, Steak, American

                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                  Directly on Burlington Street and city lot nearby.

                                                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                                                  Steps away from the Burlington Northern train station in Riverside.

                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                  Scott Zimmer

                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                  (708) 447-8781

                                                                                                                • Catering

                                                                                                                  Full-Service, Carry-Out, Deliveruy

                                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                  The restaurant has a second level mezzanine for groups up to 50 people.

                                                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                                                  Scott: (708) 447-8781

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