Where to dine near the Cadillac Palace Theater. Going to the theater can be expensive and if you want to make an afternoon or evening out of it dining adds to the cost. Following are reasonably priced restaurants and Happy Hours. Always check the website or call for hours and deals before heading over.
Cadillac Palace Theater, 151 W. Randolph
This part of the Loop is a dead zone at night and on weekends
Pickings are slim in this part of the Loop since almost no one lives over there and it’s dead after 5PM and most restaurants are closed on weekends. I try to go to matinees over there on weekends and I usually vacate the area immediately after a show. In a cab/Uber at night or on the bus on LaSalle at Madison during the day. Head east toward the Goodman and Oriental Theaters for more options. Details below.
Blackwood BBQ, 307 W Lake St (312) 621-9663. M-F Breakfast and lunch only. Closed weekends. Excellent bbq around $9.
City Rock Korean Kitchen, Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Closed on weekends. Bibimbap and bulgogi. Located in a food court. Save money with Ritual.
Sidebar, 221 N. LaSalle (312) 739-3900. Closed weekends. Salads, sandwiches.
312 Chicago, 136 N. La Salle St 312-696-2420. There are so few options I’ve listed this even though it’s pricey. Entrees $19-35.
There are better dining options near the Goodman and Nederlander Theatres a few blocks east