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958 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

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(773) 388-1574

Cuisine: Mexican Restaurants

4.5 of 5.0 from 171 reviews

price range:Less than $10

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  • Rachel S.There's some really cool paintings in the back. Classic art reimagined with grilled cheese.

    55555 by Rachel S.

  • Mike BCheese is good!

    55555 by Mike B

  • nemo KI had mac & cheese inside of my grilled cheese sandwich. Iconic. Also really tasty. 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

    55555 by nemo K

  • Kevin D.The Melt was great! Fun atmosphere and great beers!

    55555 by Kevin D.

  • Keith C.The Tradicion was on point. The chorizo and jalapenos were fresh, spicy, and oh so delicious. The fried pickles were also very good - crispy, but not too much batter.

    55555 by Keith C.

  • Matt NThe caprese is delicious.

    55555 by Matt N

  • ChazammDon't even bother, service is slow and horrible!!!

    11111 by Chazamm

  • Max MLove THE TENDERIZER and The Edgar!!!!!! 10/10 would eat here again.

    55555 by Max M

  • Christina G.Whether a day time or late night snack, cheesie's is always a good move!

    55555 by Christina G.

  • Darcy JGreat after a night out with friends.Get the Mac n cheese grilled cheese and you'll forget every mistake you've ever made

    55555 by Darcy J

  • Steph SThe atmoshphere is awesome and the food is good! I love the chalkboard tables to draw on and love the music.

    55555 by Steph S

  • Steph SSandwiches and the atmosphere are great!

    55555 by Steph S

  • Melissa JThe caprese was fantastic!

    55555 by Melissa J

  • Jasmine KDon't sit by the window....

    22222 by Jasmine K

  • Chase AThe Frenchie - a potato skin sandwich! The fries are to die for.

    55555 by Chase A

  • Blake BrittonGreat bar and atmosphere!

    55555 by Blake Britton

  • kailey BGet the groupon .. So worth it

    55555 by kailey B

  • Eddy GGrilled cheese with a side a tomato sauce, simple but delicious

    55555 by Eddy G

  • christie g.Stay away from this place! Tried the caprese & the melt sandwiches, both tasted terrible. Chicken enchilada soup is a joke & tasted disgusting. Beef chili was almost okay.

    22222 by christie g.

  • Madhu VulimiriGreat for a midnight snack. Can't go wrong with the classic.

    55555 by Madhu Vulimiri

  • Jack StankewiczGrilled cheese and beer

    55555 by Jack Stankewicz

  • Michael ZNice variety of brews on tap, and amazing sandwiches!

    55555 by Michael Z

  • Angie LAny sandwich. Literally any single sandwich.

    33333 by Angie L

  • Alicia P.Keep an eye out for their groupon! And FYI they deliver!

    33333 by Alicia P.

  • Melissa K.Great for late night meal. However the music can be WAY too much sometimes.

    55555 by Melissa K.

  • Kelly NYa drunk? Eat here and hate yourself tomorrow instead of today! It tastes good, the stomach ache rears its head.

    33333 by Kelly N

  • Ives VidalSimple food, simple drinks and tasty flavors.

    55555 by Ives Vidal

  • Anamaria H.The Tradicion is absolutely amazing - the chorizo is just perfect. But honestly, I've had half the sandwiches on the menu and they're all great!

    55555 by Anamaria H.

  • Toni Rene LeslieThe Mac will be the best grilled cheese you ever have in life.

    55555 by Toni Rene Leslie

  • Annie HildebrandThe fried macaroni bites and caprese sandwich are where it's at.

    55555 by Annie Hildebrand

  • Bri JordanGet the Tenderizer

    22222 by Bri Jordan

  • Jen MarquezOpen late. Perfect late night drunken eats. Sandwiches are amazing. The Tenderizer is great. You basically can't go wrong.

    55555 by Jen Marquez

  • Western RI think the bartender Jenna(?) is hot. 9/10 would bang

    55555 by Western R

  • Kenny U.Whenever I'm out late on a weekend and feeling a bit hungry, I always end up back here. You can grab a drink while chowing down on some amazing grilled cheese and sides. I recommend the Tenderizer!

    55555 by Kenny U.

  • kristen l.They substantially raised prices with the new year - anything but ass-in-a-can domestics jumped one to two bucks each.

    33333 by kristen l.

  • Andrew WhiteGreat late-nite place when you need a bite

    55555 by Andrew White

  • Dana JensenMost of the sandwiches are totally excessive. But that's why you're there, isn't it? The special is almost always worth trying.

    55555 by Dana Jensen

  • Bob M.All was Amazing. What a great place!

    55555 by Bob M.

  • Damitz ESammies n Jammies is the way to go for Sunday funday

    55555 by Damitz E

  • Cindy H.The melt is good

    55555 by Cindy H.

  • Ronald VieiraMac n cheese on Texas toast! Best drink-absorber meal at 2:00am! Deliiiiiiicious.

    55555 by Ronald Vieira

  • Alan Y.Try "The Melt" with some tots on the side.

    55555 by Alan Y.

  • John HankusEverything here is delicious. Always happy hour with great craft beers on tap. Love the cheese curds.

    55555 by John Hankus

  • Louis KliegerIf you like grilled cheese, this is the place for you. It gets packed after 2am, but worth the wait. There are options for your cheese-hating friends as well.

    55555 by Louis Klieger

  • Emily SullivanLove the mac n cheese grilled sandwich

    55555 by Emily Sullivan

  • SchadellEverything is delicious. This place takes grilled cheese to another level.

    55555 by Schadell

  • Sam MatzTenderizer is where it's at

    55555 by Sam Matz

  • Anita M.First time here. Thanks to Groupon. Sunday outing with Amanda.

    55555 by Anita M.

  • Alyssa G.I want to love this place but the service is so slow, and unappreciative, it makes me feel like I should be spending my money elsewhere

    33333 by Alyssa G.

  • Kellen T.I rarely go, but when I do I ask for something off menu. The cooks never disappoint.

    33333 by Kellen T.

  • kristen l.Small Town Brewery's Not Your Father's Root Beer on tap. Hot damn!

    55555 by kristen l.

  • Justin R.Everything is good here, but you're going to feel it tomorrow.

    55555 by Justin R.

  • Izzy S.The Frenchie!

    55555 by Izzy S.

  • Brad S.Drunk, hungry, and in need of pure delicious goodness? You've found the spot. Ok you don't need to be drunk, but it definitely adds to the experience. Try the tenderizer, it won't disappoint.

    55555 by Brad S.

  • Mark B.Good place to get some dinner and a beer before a show at The Vic.

    55555 by Mark B.

  • Redeye ChicagoGrilled cheese sandwiches with unorthodox fillings—think tater tots, mac 'n' cheese and chicken tenders—were made for a satisfying post-bar meal.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago

  • LizGood selection of local and seasonal drafts

    55555 by Liz

  • Kevin DayThere is pretty much always a standing Groupon for this place, so you should rarely ever be paying full price here.

    33333 by Kevin Day

  • Priscilla W$4 drinks and rad bartenders!!

    55555 by Priscilla W

  • JD H.If this place opened up in Wisconsin it would just be called "Food". this place is perfect.

    33333 by JD H.

  • Brandon V.Best drunk or hangover food. The Mac is the best and the tots are to die for.

    55555 by Brandon V.

  • Suzy G.lives up to it's cheesie goodness.

    55555 by Suzy G.

  • Kaitlin H.Amazing food! Were out of most beers on the menu though.

    55555 by Kaitlin H.

  • Kristen LynnGet a side of tater tots with chipotle mayo sauce! Menus are all coated and sticky. I suggest using the one on the wall, considering you're eating with your hands.

    33333 by Kristen Lynn

  • Natalie E.Sammie's in Jammie's can cure any hangover. And is an AWESOME deal

    55555 by Natalie E.

  • Bob R.Tradicion was awesome, Jalapeno peppers, hot sauce and a lot of cheese! The Breckenridge Brewing Vanilla Stout was a perfect compliment!

    55555 by Bob R.

  • Trevor G.I haven't gotten my food yet, but I ordered the one with macaroni and cheese on it. It really sounds good, so I guess I would definitely recommend getting that. This is what I think it will look like.

    33333 by Trevor G.

  • Adisak P.The Tenderizer might be the most expensive sandwich here, but how can you go wrong with four layers of cheese, bacon, and chicken tenders on buttered Texas toast with Ranch dipping sauce?

    33333 by Adisak P.

  • Michael M.The Mac is a must! Frenchie ain't too shabby. .

    55555 by Michael M.

  • TonyGooooood stufffffff

    55555 by Tony

  • Brad R.Don't come here

    33333 by Brad R.

  • jjgirl Mthis place is great! not every place will let you use the paid amount for an expired groupon they they will!!

    33333 by jjgirl M

  • Alisha DGo there for the cheap, delicious drinks and the grilled cheese! Don't get the soups (even with that groupon...just forget em) and only get pizza if you can't handle epic grilled cheese. TENDERIZER!!!

    55555 by Alisha D

  • felicia p.The Caprese was so delicious! The staff is super friendly and the environment has great energy. For drinks, try the "Not your dad's" root beer and the strawberry cidar. Amazing!

    55555 by felicia p.

  • Lauren W.Everyone here is super awesome. And the food is ridiculously good

    55555 by Lauren W.

  • Kati S.The Frenchie was fantastic!

    55555 by Kati S.

  • Misha K.Sit by the window by the front door so you can get a free tan while you eat your sandwich.

    33333 by Misha K.

  • Noah G.Not your dads root beer...delicious!

    55555 by Noah G.

  • Rudimus R.LOADED TOTS! A must!!!

    55555 by Rudimus R.

  • Casey B.Pub & Grub. Perfect. Because it rhymes.

    55555 by Casey B.

  • Serious EatsFor an indulgent sandwich, get The Popper: bronzed sourdough is stuffed with cheddar, cream cheese, emerald shards of jalapenos, and crisp slivers of bacon. Served with a side of chipotle mayo.

    55555 by Serious Eats

  • Tiffany S.Gotta get the Mac, and for beers try Lost Coast!

    55555 by Tiffany S.

  • Evan[Bu]Play Ms. Pac Man, tabletop style!

    55555 by Evan[Bu]

  • April CThe Mac and Fried Pickles...enough said!

    33333 by April C

  • Eric M.The Tenderizer, a breakfast shot and Tangerine brew will set you right.

    55555 by Eric M.

  • Carmen G.This is not a very earth friendly establishment. :( they throw everything in the garbage. PLEASE PLEASE invest in reusable plates utensils and cups! I'm not coming back bc of that.

    33333 by Carmen G.

  • Vinny CardiNapoleon is the best on the menu.

    55555 by Vinny Cardi

  • Bob S.The Malarkey. Awesome sandwich fight for a sandwich king

    55555 by Bob S.

  • Christopher M.The Mac is the best sandwich. Get it.

    55555 by Christopher M.

  • Cliff A.Fuck this fucking bullshit with the groupon limitations. Evanston treats us with respect. These guys are fucking clowns.

    33333 by Cliff A.

  • Nicole G.Love the mac n cheese one

    55555 by Nicole G.

  • Caleb H.Heard about The Mac on NPR in Cincinnati a while ago and it was even more delicious than it sounded.

    55555 by Caleb H.

  • Ryan ZSunday brunch = 1 sandy of any kind and all-you-can-drink of either Bloody Mary, mimosas, or draft. *so this is love...do doo de doo*

    55555 by Ryan Z

  • Katie V.The Melt is the best!

    55555 by Katie V.

  • Courtney Y.Grilled cheese, Mac & cheese, pizza, & beer...awesome joint close to the Belmont cta

    55555 by Courtney Y.

  • Melanie D.The Mac and Cheese with the tomato sauce on the side--brings back my childhood-- ultimate comfort food!!! So delicious!!

    55555 by Melanie D.

  • Gloria C.grilled cheese--they have one that's stuffed w/ mac & cheese!! they also have fried pickles, loaded tater tots, fried mac n cheese bites

    55555 by Gloria C.

  • Zenita DMac and cheese grilled cheese sandwich = best thing ever!!!! Try it!!!!

    55555 by Zenita D

  • brynn t.No pretzel? No pumpernickel? BYOB! (Bring your own bread on NYE.) This place is packed!

    55555 by brynn t.

  • Lauren W.Try the Green Lantern. It's a bit crazy, but it's sweet, and good as shit!

    55555 by Lauren W.

  • Lauren W.Always try the sandwich of the month. Might sound crazy, but it's generally brilliant

    55555 by Lauren W.

  • Sabina K.Jalapeno popper is my fav. All beer is $4. Great late night stop for casual snack.

    55555 by Sabina K.

  • Rudy S.Chessie's is more of a grub spot than a bar. Yes they sell beer and have tv's but this place is all about the food; Sandwiches & pizza. Inside is REALLY SMALL. San Fran bar on belmont

    55555 by Rudy S.

  • Sam T.Don't trust the bathroom. Evidently lactose intolerant people like to come here

    22222 by Sam T.

  • Matt L.Try the tenderizer. Bacon, hot sauce, chicken, cheese. Yum!

    55555 by Matt L.

  • Zachary M.Honestly, some of the best food I've had in all of Chicago. I recommend the Tendorizer.

    55555 by Zachary M.

  • John M.No cheese pizza? WTF

    11111 by John M.

  • Stephanie S.Garlic knots, fried pickles, and the frenchie are my fav!!!

    55555 by Stephanie S.

  • ShaneThe Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Shot is best when chased with The Husker Heaven Bomb.

    55555 by Shane

  • Jena M.Their seasoned fries are great!

    55555 by Jena M.

  • StreetWise_CHIWe have a few vendors nearby! Take their picture, ask them to say Cheese! and send it to us!

    33333 by StreetWise_CHI

  • Shannon H.It's a restaurant, so they don't card at the door.... even well after 12a on a Saturday night! And they have plenty of non-alcoholic fun to offer!

    33333 by Shannon H.

  • Diamond-ChaseThe melt is to die for ! Not to mention, they have a free dining table with old arcade games in such as Ms. Pac Man and Galaga

    55555 by Diamond-Chase

  • Chicago TribuneTry the Tradicion: Crumbled chorizo, chihuahua cheese & pickled jalapeno peppers ooze together btwn buttery Turano Texas toast. Accompanied by house-made mayo w/ crushed chipotle peppers & adobo sauce

    55555 by Chicago Tribune

  • Ashish S.Cheese curds and the popper!!!

    55555 by Ashish S.

  • Ryan W.Awesome new digs after the renovation. Sandwiches unchanged, still the best.

    55555 by Ryan W.

  • Jamie L.The bar is shaped like the number 4.

    33333 by Jamie L.

  • Kevin V.When the Groupon deal is so good that you can't accommodate all your guests, it can have a negative effect on your business.

    55555 by Kevin V.

  • Kristin D.All drinks $4 & open til 5am on weekends, sandwiches are awesome! Can't beat this place

    55555 by Kristin D.

  • Jp H.I would ignore the complaint about the beer being expensive, while miller lite is $4, all beer is $4 as well. So stop drinking beer flavored water and drink better quality beer :)

    33333 by Jp H.

  • Shannon B.Try "The Mac" with Mac & Cheese ON it with Sweet Potato Fries. Also, you can get any drink at the bar for $4!

    55555 by Shannon B.

  • Time Out ChicagoIt's back from the dead! Expanded and with a $4 happy hour...every hour.

    33333 by Time Out Chicago

  • Kevin R.Breckinridge vanilla porter for 4 bucks. Rad.

    55555 by Kevin R.

  • Sam B.Draw on the tables!

    33333 by Sam B.

  • Adam H.Tradicion and a beer is all you need

    55555 by Adam H.

  • Danielle T.$4 for any alcoholic beverage...pretty cheap for the Chicago area!

    55555 by Danielle T.

  • Brook H.Try the The Tradicion - Unbelievable. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Brook H.

  • AbbyLong wait for carry-put when they're busy, but TOTALLY WORTH IT.

    55555 by Abby

  • Andrew L.Waited over 35 minutes for the traditional grilled cheese. Its cheese and bread- not exactly rocket science. Management is completely disorganized.

    22222 by Andrew L.

  • Alex J.Amazing amazing amazing. Try the Mac and tomato soup. So much room now that they've remodeled!

    55555 by Alex J.

  • Time Out ChicagoThe Mac is a mess of a sandwich, just like all the others. And yes, the combination of Merkts cheddar, American cheese, elbow noodles and the cutest cup of spicy tomato soup is very hard not to like.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • DeAnne L.Fried pickles!!!!

    55555 by DeAnne L.

  • Cheesie's Pub & GrubRemodel to the restaurant and redesign to the Web site is on the way!!

    33333 by Cheesie's Pub & Grub

  • Cheesie's Pub & GrubGetting ready for big things!

    55555 by Cheesie's Pub & Grub

  • Roy M.Try the cheese curds.

    55555 by Roy M.

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    55555 by Maintain Web - WordPress. Web. Social.

  • Drew F.If you're extremely drunk [and not going home with anyone], this is the place to get your shit together. I highly suggest The Melt or The Mac.

    55555 by Drew F.

  • Jerome K.Get The Melt and the enchilada soup and use it for dippin!

    55555 by Jerome K.

  • Erik James A.Try the Jalapeño Popper (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Erik James A.

  • KevinThe Mac is genius.

    55555 by Kevin

  • Ed M.Homemade soups ROCK!!!

    55555 by Ed M.

  • Anneliess NAmazing fried pickles!! Plus the guy working the counter is way hot too!

    55555 by Anneliess N

  • Laura W.Get the Frenchie with chicken tortilla soup!

    55555 by Laura W.

  • Lynn A.This place is awesome. A full menu of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and open late. Geeenious!

    55555 by Lynn A.

  • Alison LGET THE MAC

    33333 by Alison L

  • Kelly O.If you ever wanna eat like a fatty, this is heaven.

    55555 by Kelly O.

  • Connor W.Fried pickles. Get them.

    55555 by Connor W.

  • Madison EWaste of 10 bucks and the mac n cheese is shit.. but I ate it

    22222 by Madison E

  • Earl D.Average food, nothing special. Good service, over priced.

    33333 by Earl D.

  • ConnieStaff is amazing.. Love this place!

    55555 by Connie

  • Amy L.Capri sun for $.75 #winning

    55555 by Amy L.

  • chelsea n.The Mac or Frenchie! But where is the chili mac????

    55555 by chelsea n.

  • Ryan G.Might be the only person who thinks this place is just okay. Would rather have a burrito place here any day.

    33333 by Ryan G.

  • Sandra E.Sooo worth the 15 dollar groupon and includes

    55555 by Sandra E.

  • Matt O.Skip the fountain drinks and head to the back bar for a beer!

    33333 by Matt O.

  • Jessica S.Frenchie!!! Sub ranch. And no French kissing afterward

    33333 by Jessica S.

  • Michael C.Don't you dare forget about the Capri Sun!

    33333 by Michael C.

  • pH P.The Mac is so good. When you are done and need to digest, go to 3110 N. Sheffield (Studio BE, one block south) for a pH improv show! Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm and 12am. BYOB!

    55555 by pH P.

  • Doug W.The cheese curds are a must

    55555 by Doug W.

  • Abby S.Kick it with the bartender and tip him well.

    33333 by Abby S.

  • Abby JOrder the Frenchie or the Mac with crinkle-cut sweet potato fries on the side! Delicious.

    55555 by Abby J

  • Tiffini C.Amazing. It's the Ian's of grilled cheese. Plus $4 beer.

    55555 by Tiffini C.

  • MindiThe Frenchie was pretty awesome! The fries were a tad soggy, but the melty cheese, thick-sliced bread & crunchy bacon made up for it. Tomato soup is spicy. And all drinks in the bar are just $4!

    55555 by Mindi

  • Katie L.Get 2 Pacific Cooler Capri Suns bc you know 1 isn't enough

    55555 by Katie L.

  • Doug S.Had the Sandwich of the Month...it was excellent! Potato salad is great too.

    55555 by Doug S.

  • Brandon SJust go there. Anything you order will be delicious!!!

    55555 by Brandon S

  • Jason G.The Mac = heaven. Beer is too pricey. $4 for a Miller Lite?

    55555 by Jason G.

  • Ari L.Sweet potato fries w/ peppercorn ranch are great

    55555 by Ari L.

  • Jay AnicetoI had The Frenchie (american cheese, mozzarella, cheddar cheese sauce, classic thick cut french fries, bacon and chives on sour dough) with some sour cream and onion and it was AWESOME.

    55555 by Jay Aniceto

  • Dan M.Try the Tradicion sandwich

    55555 by Dan M.

  • David DMac and cheese on a sandwich? Amazing!

    55555 by David D

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