Gale Street Inn

Restaurants, American Jefferson Park
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Gale Street Inn
Photograph: Eric Craig
Gale Street Inn

From the second you take your seat and a manager asks, “Howyadoin’?” in her thick Chicago accent, you know this place is about as classically Chicago as they come. And judging by how crowded it is, it may be one of the main culprits behind the city’s obesity problem: enormous entrées like tender baked ribs and juicy barbecue chicken come with bread, salad and big, hearty sides like the twice-baked, cheesy gratin potatoes. Real Chicagoans, however, should have no trouble cleaning their plates.


Venue name: Gale Street Inn
Address: 4914 N Milwaukee Ave
Cross street: between Higgins Ave and Gale St
Opening hours: Lunch (Tue–Fri), dinner
Transport: El stop: Blue to Jefferson Park. Bus: 56, 56A, 68, 81, 81W, 85, 85A, 88, 91, 92
Price: Average main course: $22
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4.9 / 5

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This place puts there hearts to there people . When you thinks of Ribs there only one place thats Chicago Finest Ribs is Gale Street inn . The staff is the best ""keep doing wonderful service grade A+ in a class of its own

Long time staple of Jefferson Park... great ribs... great food.. great attmosphere...

Great old-school Steakhouse my father used to take me there when I was younger

Best ribs I have ever tasted bar none. Not only in Chicago, but world wide.

Pillar of the Jeff Park neighborhood owned by a guy who continually gives for the improvement of the community.

I love this venue mostly because I own this venue. I'm proud of the work our team has done since 1986 when my father bought it from the original owner. I salute the work the first ownership did in establishing GSI as a place where families and friends come together as a community. We stand on their shoulders as we continue to put hospitality first and foremost. We play restaurant the right way...hard work, consistency and value. We love our neighborhood and are grateful for all the support for over 50 years.

Classic neighborhood rib joint! They have been making ribs here long before BBQ got popular.

Great food and environment- if you come to Jefferson Park for nothing else at least stop at Gale Street Inn! (Then come back and check out other awesome places).