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The Silver Palm

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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
+1 312-666-9322
18:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 02:00
Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We both had Chicken Fried Steak and while it was a massive portion, it was very tough and too much gravy. The onion rings were very good and cooked perfectly. My Captain Morgan and Coke was strong enough to be 3 drinks, but being it was Captain Morgan it was still smooth and very good, making it a bargain as... More 

Thank 3swim3
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I have a daughter down the street here and visit often. Solid American style food choices and pleasant service. Tiny adjacent bar usually has a good mix of friendly folks, nice vibe and very capable bartenders.

Thank TahitiJim
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Good experience, but nostalgia wore off quick. It was cool seeing the boxcar sitting on the back of the restaurant! Took a couple of pictures and then went in to eat! The food was good, except for the calamari that we had grilled which tasted really burnt! But our main entrees were awesome! The prices were a little bit high...... More 

1 Thank WillieStylez
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Out of this world! Excellent Menu, Uber cool experience. This is actually a Dining car from the railway that zipped over to DC and then on down to Miami, now dry docked, lol on Milwaukee Ave @ Ogden in the Riverwest neighborhood of Chicago. BTW Ogden links to parts of Old Route 66. Anyhow, Def check this place out it's... More 

Thank Drew W
Bogota, Colombia
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169 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I liked the experience. Something different and not run of the mill. Not for a family affair with kids but fun to have a couple of drinks and something to eat - mostly sandwiches on the menu, but well-prepared and presented. Service was good - prompt and helpful. We asked some questions that the waitress needed to confirm the answers... More 

Thank Alamills
Great Neck, New York, United States
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Whats awesome about this place is that they have a dining room in a train car. The food is pretty good and the service is of good quality. Great restaurant if you want modern American Cuisine. If im back in Chicago i'd definitely return.

Thank Cfrie1014
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

My sister and I a great time here! Make sure to try out the chocolate cake and tater tot appetizer. The atmosphere is really nice and it was just around the corner from a play we went to see.

Thank Angelina S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Great dining atmosphere in an actual 1947 Budd Dining Car. The restaurant and bar are named after the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, run by Amtrak from Washington, DC to Miami. The Rainbow Trout is delicious. Nice wine list too.

Thank Roma M
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Very good food, served in an old passenger train car. A really fun, unique, place to have dinner in the city, especially when paired with the Matchbox bar next door. Being that the train car is small, we found it a little too noisy on our second visit, but we're still planning on a 3rd visit soon!

Thank RSandT
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Especially if you're a railroad fan, eating in a railroad dining car is a nice change from a typical restaurant. The service was efficient, friendly, and relaxed. The ambience was overly casual, especially in light of the 2 loud and overly active kids at the next table over whom nobody, waitress included, had any control. The only true disappointment was... More 

Thank Jeff K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5939
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-666-9322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?