Location – 164 E. Grand (Grand and St. Clair) or 120 S. Riverside Plaza (Monroe and Canal)
In one word – Comfort
Food – I have days when all I want to do is seek refuge in a hamburger. I find that solace at Boston Blackie’s. The menu is not too complicated. They have a couple burgers and salads for you to choose. I will order either the cheeseburger or theBlackie’s burger. Yes, I feel a little bit of indigestion after I’m done devouring the meal, but it’s worth it.
Drink – It’s nothing extravagant – just your run of the mill beers and sodas. This just adds to the comforting aspect of the place.
Occasion – I will come to Boston Blackie’s in jeans and a sweatshirt…and I’m amongst the better dressed there. At the River North location, the clientele is a mix between tourists and locals. The overall vibe is very unpretentious and feels like a dark diner.
Cost – I usually drop $20 for my meal. For that satiation, it’s worth it.
If you like, try…PJ Clarke’s, Golden Nugget