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DINING

If you have a hungry bus load of people to feed, consider one of Chicago's many group-friendly restaurants.

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BERGHOFF CATERING & RESTAURANT GROUP

Located in Chicago's Loop for more than 116 years. Serving traditional German-American cuisine seasonal menus, vegetarian and gluten-free options, it's tradition ... with a twist. Known for our family traditions, annual Oktoberfest celebration and being a part of the fabric of Chicago, especially since we proudly display the city's first ever liquor license.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

BIG BOWL

The Chinese & Thai division of Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants that offers vibrant, fun and energetic atmospheres with our semi-private group dining spaces. Our concept is driven by five key words: sustainable, local, eco-friendly, natural and organic.

Average length of visit: 2 hours

BRASSERIE BY LM

A traditional French brasserie located in the South Loop's Essex Inn. The restaurant offers a modern and casual destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as multiple private dining options.

Average Length of Visit: 45 minutes

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.

Located on fabulous Navy Pier. Enjoy family-oriented atmosphere, friendly service and out-of-this-world seafood dishes. Your groups are guaranteed to get one of the greatest seafood experiences in all of Chicago!

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

CAPI'S ITALIAN KITCHEN

When your groups arrive in the kitchen, they are family. So sit back, eat as much as you'd like and let your new family take care of your group! We offer a wide variety of Italian dishes. Located on the fabulous Navy Pier.

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

CONNIE'S PIZZA

Our management staff can assist you in planning a memorable event at Connie's Pizza. You may choose from our menu packages or we'll be happy to customize a menu just for you. With two locations in the Chicagoland area we can accommodate events of any size.

Average Length of Visit: 1-2 hours

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

An exciting field trip. An interactive class outing. A unique backdrop for a school event. With four of Chicago's most popular vessels plying the waters of Lake Michigan, we offer an educational, safe & unforgettable venue for up to 2,000 aboard the Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue or Seadog.

Average Length of Visit: 3 Hours

FOODLIFE

Offering an urban dining venue with 14 distinctive kitchens that serve real food made from scratch daily. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sit down or take it to go. We offer fresh, fast choices in one convenient place.

Average Length of Visit: 1 Hour

HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO

We love student groups! Lauded for diversity in all areas and embracing classic and funky trends. Whether your group is craving a Hickory-Smoked Pulled-Pork sandwich after shopping on the Magnificent Mile or a delicious cheeseburger after the theater, you'll find a variety of Legendary Cuisine.

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO

House of Blues is a premier restaurant and entertainment venue located in the historic Marina City Complex. Dedicated to educating and celebrating the history of Southern Culture and artistic contributions to music and art, we are a unique one stop shop for education, entertainment, and dining.

Average Length of Visit: Lunch or dinner: 1 hour
Lunch or dinner with tour: 1.5- 2 hours

LAWRY'S THE PRIME RIB

When was the last time your student group dined in an elegant, historic 1890's mansion? Enjoy the opportunity to experience great luncheons, at affordable student pricing. Complimentary docent talk about the history of the mansion and the founding of Lawry's Restaurants. Boxed Lunches To Go, also available.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

LOU MALNATI'S PIZZERIA

Home of the best pizza in Chicago. Our signature Chicago-style deep dish pizza is made using a recipe that has been handed down through the generations. Today, Lou Malnati's is recognized as one of the most iconic and best restaurants in Chicago.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

POTBELLY SANDWICH SHOP

The unique Potbelly experience is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, salads, hand-dipped shakes, cookies baked fresh daily, live local music and vintage decor inspired by the neighborhood. Potbelly can offer reserved seating or catered box lunches for your group.

Average Length of Visit: 45 - 60 minutes

RAINFOREST CAFE DOWNTOWN CHICAGO

Rainforest Cafe re-creates a magical environment where students are always welcome to experience and explore the wonders of the rain forest. Our Technicolor aquariums and amazing animal-tronics are the ingredients for fun & education. We are quite confident a journey to the Rainforest Cafe will be a most memorable experience.

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

WOW BAO - HOT ASIAN BUNS

Redefining breakfast, lunch and dinner with our signature steamed buns, known as Bao. Our pan-Asian menu features 8 flavors of Bao, in addition to pan-seared potstickers, fresh soups and salads, rice, noodle and quinoa bowls, lettuce wraps, and homemade ginger ale.


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