Wishbone Restaurant
  • 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.
    General Facility Details
    • ATM Machine On-site:
    • Bar/Lounge:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Hours of Operation: MONDAY: 7am - 3pm TUESDAY-THURSDAY: 7am - 9pm FRIDAY: 7am - 10pm SATURDAY: Brunch 8am - 3pm Dinner 5pm - 10pm SUNDAY: Brunch 8am - 3pm
    • Public Space Wi-Fi Available:
    • Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or Fee: Complimentary
    • Reservations Accepted:
    • Self-Parking Available: Off-site
    • Student Group Friendly:
    • Valet Parking Available:
    Meal(s) Served
    • Breakfast:
    • Brunch:
    • Dinner:
    • Lunch:
    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • American Express:
    • Discover:
    • MasterCard:
    • Visa:
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Max Venue Capacity: 400