Wishbone Restaurant

Wishbone Restaurant

West Loop


Location

161 N. Jefferson St,, Chicago IL 60661

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Chef Joel Nickson founded Wishbone Restaurant at 1800 W. Grand Ave in July 1990
with 23 seats, nine stools, and a half dozen paintings by his mother, Lia Nickson.
His “southern reconstruction cooking”​–Dixie standards like
baked bone-in-ham, blackened catfish, and Carolina crab cakes,
prepared with a minimum of heavy oils, deep frying, or added sugar–
with its mix-and-match menu of side dishes such as sautéed spinach,
mashed sweet potatoes, and macaroni and cheese, caught on fast.
A second Wishbone was opened in 1992 with 170 seats at 1001 W. Washington–at a time when Chicago’s West Loop seemed an uncharted territory, Wishbone was an early participant in the emergence of the neighborhood from a commercial area to one of the city’s culinary hot spots. In October 2018, after 27 years on Washington Blvd, Wishbone relocated to 161 N Jefferson Street and continues to serve Chicago and the West Loop made from scratch food at affordable prices.

Facility Meeting Space Details

Max Venue Capacity 400

General Facility Details

Family-friendly

ATM Machine On-site

Bar/Lounge

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Reservations Accepted

Valet Parking Available

Student Group Friendly

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