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Soundings at Shedd Aquarium

#1,937 of 7,817 Restaurants in Chicago}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
+1 312-692-3277
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
28 Jul 2017
“Lower level good food”
29 Mar 2017
“Relax, Refresh and Refuel”
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1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 29 July 2017

The restaurant on the lower level was loud, crowded, and a bit of a turnoff. Our food, though, was very good. We ordered soft tacos and a burrito bowl with guacamole. It was all delicious and more than we could eat. Lunch is probably a...More

Thank LauraAHA
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Great views of downtown Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan and Lake Shore Drive Great to walk on the Sounding weather permitting

Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It has always been known that the best skyline views of Chicago are from the Shed Aquarium grounds! Looking at the amazing city from this vantage point is like none others as you get all the best views facing north! It is great early morning...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Use your lunch break opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the aquarium and get something to eat. Menu has many options to choose from. Take the time to go to the bathroom and eat your food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank MIRockHunter
Reviewed 1 July 2016

After waiting in an incredibly long line to get into the aquarium itself, we found that this overpriced restaurant did not meet our expectations. It was "seat yourself style" after ordering your food, which was difficult as there were no clean tables to sit at....More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We went, expecting something a little nicer, since it was a "sit down" place. It wasn't very busy, but there were no tables by the windows. The food was pretty good and the waiter was very attentive and nice, but it was less than I...More

Thank TiffH57
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food at this restaurant is well prepared and the decor is elegant. The aquarium makes for an amazing experience. Add this place to your visit to Chicago!

1  Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 5 May 2016

After going round the aquarium, we came here to have some lunch. We had ordered Spinach fita flat bread, Mediterranean vegetarian roll and croissant. They were very tasty. The lake view and the chicago skyline add a charm to this place. Over all we had...More

2  Thank saradabhagavathy
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I think this is one of those "hidden" gems on the lake! This restaurant is located on the upper level of the Shedd Aquarium, and offers up a wonderful selection of food, and if you are lucky enough to get a table by a window,...More

2  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 17 April 2016

A visit to Shedd Aquarium can easily last all day, so a pleasant lunch might be in order. The view of Like Michigan and Chicago is wonderful, and the menu is pleasant. I enjoyed a salad of Gorgonzola, pears, and walnuts.

1  Thank Zoogoer
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LORI C
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Response from Lorraine7 | Reviewed this property |
Soundings is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.according to another web site Menu selections include panini, salmon salad, lemongrass chicken wrap, and a tarragon chicken salad sandwich. The venue also has a good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-692-3277
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