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Toon's Bar & Grill

Toon's Bar & Grill

Bar and Wings Joint$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
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    Jim M.
    "great shuffle board"(3 Tips)
    Mandy B.
    "Try the pineapple vodka shot!"(2 Tips)
    Bob D.
    "Try the catfish Po' Boy."(2 Tips)
    Kevin Z.
    "great wings and onion rings - nice beer selection too."(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon56 Tips and reviews
  • chicken wings
  • shuffleboard
  • beer
  • chili
  • great value
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    The Buffalo wings at Toon's have an "exceptional balance of crunch and juiciness," with a pleasing depth and detectable smokiness to the meat." Some of the best in the city.
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FarrisJuly 1, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    Burgers are awesome, wings are crispy & delicious, chili is great (soups are homemade), but po' boys are spot on NOLA! Wash it down with a pint from the impressive / unpretentious taps. Get you some!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneApril 30, 2015
    Order the chili, made with three different types of chilies and Italian sausage. The tortilla chips on the side are fried in house, bless them. Read more
  • Lee S
    Lee SMay 16, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    They do several NOLA-style Crawfish Boils during the Spring, from Mardi Gras through Memorial Day. Advance tix gets you all the mud puppies you can eat!
  • Bob D.heart icon on user image
    Bob DeGraffApril 13, 2018
    Really good food and drink specials. Try the catfish Po' Boy. Pretty decent Italian beef sandwich for a bar.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the onion rings from our 100 Best list: They’re executed with attention to detail—thick-cut rings dipped in beer batter, fried golden and sprinkled with salt. Simple but standout.
  • Mr. S.
    Mr. Saro.April 30, 2011
    I love toons. Great bbq and good beer selections. Cool place to come and grab a beer if you can stomach all the cubs fans. Be sure to check for FourSquare tips. We just got free shots!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 2, 2013
    This neighborhood bar serves some of the best Buffalo chicken wings in the city.
  • Kevin Z.heart icon on user image
    Kevin ZimmermanJune 10, 2016
    great wings and onion rings - nice beer selection too. Open for lunch!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 30, 2012
    Wednesday equals Toons, the classic Southport Corridor bar whose juicy, hand-formed, half-pound, no-frills Toonsburger is only $4 Read more
  • Tana B.heart icon on user image
    Tana BabcockSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice sports bar / divey atmosphere. Predictable bar food but good for groups - it's huge!
  • Scott Y.heart icon on user image
    Scott YoderJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the wings. Get them with a mix of the bbq and buffalo sauces.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PhillipsNovember 12, 2011
    Amazing hot wings with blue cheese! Great neighborhood bar I like to visit when I'm in the area!
  • An P.
    An PhanNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Gumbo and chicken wings best recognize, FOO
  • Shannon J.heart icon on user image
    Shannon JeropkeNovember 17, 2021
    Great atmosphere! Especially during KC games!
  • Adra
    AdraOctober 10, 2010
    Yes, the service is terrible. But they have a bloody mary bar on Sundays, which is awesome. And it's a KC bar, so a great place to watch Chiefs games.
  • Mary Sue S.
    Mary Sue SomyakDecember 4, 2011
    Aside from a dude sporting Uggs next to me it's a solid pineapple shot for checking in, too!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KennedyFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    A great neighborhood bar with shockingly good food and selection.
  • thanise s.
    thanise skourasJuly 26, 2011
    Wednesdays $4 burgers! Get a side of cajun mayo to dip your fries in. TO DIE FOR! :-)
  • Dave E.
    Dave EasterlingDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $4.00 burgers and pineapple vodka shots on wedensday nights! And they serve Abita beer. 'Nuff said.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SingletonJune 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Rudolpho is the best server in Chicago.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SchinkSeptember 11, 2011
    Play 1 game shuffle board, 2 games of pool, whistle 3 times and a fluffer comes out of the back
  • Sam D.
    Sam DrewMarch 10, 2012
    Best BBQ in the city, good beer, good people, great pub.
  • Andy P.
    Andy PhelanDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing place to catch the Kansas City Chiefs play on Sundays!!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RuffinOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lauren is awesome on Sunday's!!!
  • Phillip T.
    Phillip TerronezJune 23, 2013
    Great service & great infusions!!!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FogartyAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you do not order the buffalo chicken strips, you are a fool.
  • Cedric A.
    Cedric A.November 30, 2010
    Wings have a little kick, just a little saucy, but still tasty. Fries are pretty good...
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    gingi/virginia truxMarch 10, 2016
    Sorry to have missed my ol' college peep. #danny #KU #nexttime
  • Rose O.
    Rose OhareMarch 27, 2013
    Coolest waitresses around !
  • Laura K.
    Laura KowalskiOctober 10, 2010
    One of the few bars with batch 19 on tap. Get it before it's banned...again.
  • Drew H.heart icon on user image
    Drew HackneyApril 2, 2023
    Been here 5+ times
    Pineapple death shots!!
  • Tiny J.heart icon on user image
    Tiny JJune 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the Cubano.
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew VachrisJanuary 18, 2012
    Do you see a dashing gent with hair like a dog's in a Hossa jersey? Say hello see what happeneds.
  • Rich C.heart icon on user image
    Rich ColeDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    NEW YEARS EVE! Free!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BullockAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled pork, nuff said
  • Tiny J.heart icon on user image
    Tiny JMay 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Killer tunes.
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RawlinsApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place!
  • BriBri
    BriBriFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best wings in the city!
  • Ashlee S.
    Ashlee SchultzMay 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Projector in the yard.
  • Brad K.
    Brad KrolakMay 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The wings are amazing!
  • Mercedes H.
    Mercedes HerreraJanuary 29, 2011
    They have bouncers that don't sand by the door and then try to grab you after you walk in - this place SUCKS!
  • mishee d.heart icon on user image
    mishee deeNovember 6, 2010
    Pineapple vodka martinis are a better value :)
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff ShaferNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Always root for the Chiefs!
  • Ismael M.
    Ismael MoustafaJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Cheese Fries in Chicago!
  • Jon O.
    Jon ObertJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the pineapple shots!!
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian SingletonMay 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Toon's Burger is pretty solid.
  • Mandy B.
    Mandy BurrellApril 10, 2010
    Try the pineapple vodka shot!
  • Adam G.
    Adam GraffApril 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rub Matthew's head for good luck!
  • Kenney M.heart icon on user image
    Kenney MarlattJanuary 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $3 drafts on Wednesday!
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