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Ina Mae Spread - Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods, Chicago, IL

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods

4.4
4.4
116 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
Eat, drink, relax & enjoy yourself at Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods in Wicker Park. Live

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Southern fare by Chef Brian Jupiter, James Beard Semi-finalist, Best Chef Great Lakes 2019 & 2020

Named best fried chicken, seafood & po'boys, live music & entertainment

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2 people

23:30


Booked 31 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Cajun, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00 Lunch Fri 12:00–16:00 Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 16:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (773) 360-8320
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive Chef
    Brian Jupiter
  • Catering
    Corporate lunches, dinner and happy hour. At home celebrations including but not limited to graduation parties, bridal & baby showers, weddings, birthdays and more! Enjoy fried chicken, biscuits, beignets, po'boys and all the Southern sides at home or work. We will come to you!
  • Private party facilities
    We can reserve both parts of the restaurant as a semi-private space. The back half of Ina Mae is comprised of low dining tables for 40-50 guests and the front half is the bar area for ~50 guests or less. A full buyout of the restaurant is also available and can accommodate seating for ~75 guests and reception style for slightly over 100 guests.
  • Area
    Bucktown / Wicker Park
  • Cross Street
    Milwaukee
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Damen or Division Blue Line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

116 Reviews
  1. Robinjill

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The vibe was so fun. The food was amazing and Hannah was a great server!

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  2. CristinaH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to host a birthday dinner, the food was amazing and the service was fast and hospitable!! Definitely coming back!

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  3. Hammer

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had fried chicken, fried catfish, biscuits, collard greens, corn maque choux, and beignet sundae. All really delicious. Server was attentive and helpful. Great vibe in the space. We’ll be back for sure.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Hardly anything on the menu was available, no beignets, no hush puppies, none of the dessert options , no frozen hurricane ! Fish was bland and server was very dry and rude! Not attentive at all. We came to visit from Texas and was very disappointed! The atmosphere was nice!

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  5. Marquittia

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My short rib yakamein was very salty this time, however everything else was good. Our waitress was super busy but made time to accommodate our every need.

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  6. EdwardL

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic new orleans style food. Great service and the atosphere was terrific

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Ina Mae’s. Such a fun spot with great food and drinks. Highly recommend. ..Especially the biscuits

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  8. dand

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great and the vibe is really fun. The biscuits are unbelievable. We didn’t get one small thing we ordered and asked for it again and never got. But we did get charged for it.

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  9. Molly

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, and service are excellent! They had live music the night we were there which was a nice bonus.

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  10. SharionW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was a little surprised when I got there and was told there was a 90 minute limit. This was not mentioned on line when reservations were made. They were out of a lot of the menu items and on all days Fat Tuesday.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely LOVE Ina Mae Tavern! I celebrated my birthday and the entire party was pleased. Griffin was amazing!

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  12. EthanR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great! Service was pretty cold and inattentive after it became apparent that we weren’t going to be a big drinking table. I love the new European style machines they have for paying the bill but I definitely did not appreciate my waitress tapping her foot and the annoyed sigh she made while I was calculating a tip commensurate with the service (hard to get her attention to order food after drink order, had kitchen staff deliver food, etc.)

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  13. daver

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    been wanting to try ina maes for a while and decided to finally give it a go. we came as a party of 6 with a 5:45 reservation and was seated right away, good start!! our server came right away and took our drink order and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our first round and the atmosphere which was nola-centric, loved it. got around to a couple apps, hush puppies were terrific to start round 2. next we ordered dinner which came in timely fashion and was simply awesome... lots of po-boys and blackened chicken was loved by all, great fries although just a little salty for me personally but they are cajun style so was expected, delicious!!! had some collard greens, corn and potatoes for sides to share and everyone raved. overall the whole experience was terrific and will absolutely be back in the near future.....ty ina maes for a truly excellent time!!!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great had a live band playing and was Mardi Gras themed.

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  15. ProfDockery

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! Happened to be drag bingo night. It was fun!

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  16. CarolM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great crowd! Amazing food and drinks. Will definitely be back.

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  17. RhondaG

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We usually love everything about this restaurant. However, on this occasion our waiter wasn’t familiar with the menu and unable to answer any of our questions. We will be back. Hopefully he’ll do better the next time.

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  18. virginiacal

    Detroit

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good stop for drinks and bar food. Blackened catfish was basically fried… Lots of fried foods and smells stuck in clothing for days later

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  19. rtable

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food, excellent service- and great drag bingo!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a FABULOUS time at Ina Mae’s. I booked this spot for our monthly girls dinner on a whim and could not have been more pleased. We came for some good belly-warming food and got exactly that - and more! They happened to have a burlesque event on the night and it was such a fun time. All the staff were very helpful, kind, and personable. The blackened shrimp po boy and biscuits were delicious! We will be back!

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  21. AmyC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great ambiance. I went with a group on a Sunday, and they had live music playing, so it was an energetic spot for brunch. Though the food order took some time, it was an excellent meal and great value for the portion sizes.

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  22. Sarah

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was excellent when we were the only table there. When additional parties showed up, it was nearly impossible to place an order or receive an order. Drinks were never delivered, one of us got spilled on. Food has declined in quality and creativity in the past year or so, but is solidly average. The live music was a nice touch.

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  23. BryanM

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite restaurants in Wicker Park. Visited for Chicago Restaurant Week and loved it. The restaurant was also decorated for Mardi Gras. Highly reco the blackened catfish and blackened cauliflower!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was amazing I enjoyed myself. And I will be going back real soon

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  25. OliviaK

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The catfish was good and good tasting hotsauce and the beignets were delicious

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome, don’t wait to go for good food and good atmosphere

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  27. OPRF72

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our host and hostess were very accommodating and got us a table in the dining room as per our reservation, but somehow got changed to high top table in bar area with benches-----so the correction was vey much appreciated.

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  28. Kimber

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. There were other dishes we wanted to try and will be going back often.

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  29. Brian

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had been wanting to visit Ina Mae Tavern since I moved back to Chicago last summer. Having visited New Orleans and being immersed in the amazing culture, history and delicious food. I can definitely say Ina Mae successfully brought N’awlins to Chicago.

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  30. ThomasB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to drag bingo. No charge for bingo, and the entertainer was, well, entertaining. Food is exceptional as always.

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  31. ChristopherM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grilled oysters were great. Will be back for more!

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  32. SimyraC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience at Ina Mae's brunch. The live jazz performance was really enjoyable. The food was delicious and they served generous portions. The drinks were also good. Our server Morgan was exceptional throughout our dining experience. She was friendly, welcoming, and attentive. Additionally, she was extremely knowledgeable about all the food items. As a first-time visitors, she gave us great suggestions. This place is awesome and I'll be sure to tell my family and friends about it!

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  33. MelissaC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good.Waitress was kind and knowledgeable.Ambiance was wonderful.Would absolutely recommend!

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  34. ColetteJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great replacement if you can’t get to NOLA at the moment. The only issue, The Waitress seemed like she was not interested in her job.

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  35. DiamondW

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I was really looking forward to eating here because I’ve had the owners good before and it’s really good. But this one was a miss for sure and I hate to say that. Nothing we had was good I sent my shrimp and grits back because it so soupy. The Mac and cheese was so sour and tangy, the only good thing we had was the crab dip. But me, my family and friends won’t be returning which is disappointing

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  36. RyanC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best NYE experience!! We loved all aspects of the event from the great service, food, drinks, entertainment. Definitely a night to always remember.

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  37. mmarto711

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated NYE at Ina Mae. Outstanding value and so fun! This was a ticketed event with open bar, appetizers and burlesque show. Will be returning to try their full menu! Shout out to Kyle who made sure everyone was taken care of and was enjoying the evening.

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  38. BillM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was extremely disappointed at the food. I ordered the oysters which were way too small and slightly burned. Definitely not worth $22…The other items were mid at best. Not sure if I’d give them a second shot.

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  39. Iwillii

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was horrible. The waiter came took drink order and then disappeared. We had to get service from two other people. Never saw the first waiter again. I asked for the voodoo sauce in the side and they still put it on the chicken. They charged for honey for the dry biscuits. It wasn’t even busy in the place. I don’t know what was going on but I don’t need to go back.

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  40. MatthewH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Po boys are delicious, and the collards are on point. Only thing they’re missing is pepper vinegar, a staple for greens in the south

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods using the Order Online button. Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 360-8320.

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods is rated 4.4 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods

1415 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60622-2021

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Milwaukee
  • Area
    Bucktown / Wicker Park
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00 Lunch Fri 12:00–16:00 Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 16:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–22:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Cajun, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Damen or Division Blue Line
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive Chef
    Brian Jupiter
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 360-8320
  • Catering
    Corporate lunches, dinner and happy hour. At home celebrations including but not limited to graduation parties, bridal & baby showers, weddings, birthdays and more! Enjoy fried chicken, biscuits, beignets, po'boys and all the Southern sides at home or work. We will come to you!
  • Private party facilities
    We can reserve both parts of the restaurant as a semi-private space. The back half of Ina Mae is comprised of low dining tables for 40-50 guests and the front half is the bar area for ~50 guests or less. A full buyout of the restaurant is also available and can accommodate seating for ~75 guests and reception style for slightly over 100 guests.
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