A real "Tavern" in Chicago.
Ive been going to Green Door for over 5 years. it’s a great place if you’re on your own, or with a party of 10. Lunch can be a little busy but if you do a later lunch there is plenty of room. The burgers are great, my favorite is the avocado burger, and they will give you a nice amount of fries. For the fun of it, get some tots... I bet you haven’t had them in years
The only downside is all the "stuff" on the walls and ceiling.... I personally don’t mind, lots to stare at if needed, there is no way to clean it. If you’re a neat freak, this may not be the place for you
Great for solo diners..
If you work anywhere in or near River North, the Green Door is a must do for lunch. Whether dining alone at the bar or with a group, Green Door accommodates. I have always been a solo diner, and I sit at the bar. My favorite things there are the quesadillas (made with buffalo sauce inside...mmmm), the burger (it's what they're famous for), the buffalo chicken sandwich, the pizza bread, and my own version of the pizza bread made with avocado and swiss only. The bloody mary's are the best in town (made with a splash of guinness for body).
Barkeeps are polite and friendly. Service is on key. I am definitely a repeat customer.
Built in 1872, this old-time watering hole draws a lively lunchtime and after-work crowd.. In Short One of the few wooden buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire, this pub is festooned with Chicago-themed bric-a-brac, like antique signs, posters and political buttons. Specialties include generously sized sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes. Starter favorites include ample crab cakes served with piquant remoulade; the Caesar is a hit with salad lovers. Among entrees, meat-only chili is served with sides of onions, jalapenos and kidney beans, and burgers come with well-seasoned crinkle-cut fries.
old chicago charm and a damn good burger.
The interior of the Green Door Tavern on Orleans is so visually entertaining that, as a single woman, I never felt edgy or bored sitting alone at the bar because there was so much for me to look at. The after work crowd is an odd mix of suits
(many in the insurance business for some reason) and folks from the surrounding River North art gallery scene. The burgers in this old Chicago nook are terrific and I've never run in to bad service...disaffected occasionally, but never bad.