226 S. Wabash Avenue - Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-5633



Ebert 4-Star Pizza Rating

Ebert rates Exchequer one of his favorites
Renowned film critic Roger Ebert rated the Exchequer as one of his four favorite pizza restaurants.

(Chicago Singles, 1984)

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what real people say about the Exchequer Restaurant & Pub.

Came to Chicago on December 12 throught the 13th, and had the pleasure of finding your pub on this business trip. The food and service was equally delightful and the interior decorations of the pub were very interesting. Just wanted to write and share my approval of your establishment. Next trip to Chicago, I will definitely come in again!
Tim (12/17/07)

My wife, daughter and I were in your restaurant this past weekend, 11/17/07. We stayed at the Congress and they suggested your establishment. We have been coming to Chicago for various trips, both business and recreational for years and have eaten all many different places. By unanimous choice, Exchequer is the place to go. By the way, please thank Gabe for us. His suggestions and attentive service just made the meal better. We will be frequenting your establishement on our next trip to Chicago and will suggest it to all we know when they go as well.
Mitch (11/19/07)

I just want to say, I love the Ex Chequer. After being there on several different visits to Chicago, I can truly say, the video does not exaggerate at all. I am yisuallu impared and the staff could not have been nicere or more helpful. I will be in Chicago this December 4-11 and I cannot wait to get back to the Ex Chequer, hopefully on Dec. 4th right after arriving…
North Providence, Rhode Island

The 18 Best Pizzas In Chicago – 2014 Edition – Chicagoist

Best Chicago Pizza In Town – CBS 2  Chicago – June 18th, 2014

Tie Dye Travels With Kat Robinson
Deep Dish Pizza Shootout: Exchquer Pub vs. Gino’s East
Kat Robinson pits our deep dish pizza against the formidable Gino’s East. Guess who wins? (Hint: crispy crust, delicious sauce, and a “heavy payload” of four cheeses. Yum!)
(Tie Dye Travels, June 2011)

Chicago Tribune Dining Guide – Deep Dish Award
Metromix/Tribune: Highest Rated Deep Dish Pizza in the Loop
The Chicago Tribune (and their online entertainment outlet, Metromix) asked, “Who makes the best deep-dish pizza in Chicago?” They answered by ranking the Exchequer in their top ten, and the only restaurant in the loop to make this short, prestigious list.
(Chicago Tribune Dining Guide, October 2001)

Selected the Exchequer as one of Chicago’s top restaurants in 2001.

“Exchequer Pub in Chicago is a four star American restaurant.”

Judy’s Book
“This place has amazing pizza, among many other delicious menu items.”

” For over 30 years, this has been a classic Loop watering hole for business people, students and the occasional tourist.”

The Menu Pages
“The pizza was excellent and the prices were reasonable. I would highly recommend this place.”

Trip Advisor
“Exhequer is the best pub in the loop.”

Yahoo Travel Guide
“Going to dinner at the Exchequer is like going home to a happy boisterous family that loves family. The menu has something for everyone at a good value, while the wait staff is attentive and friendly. I go every month and wouldn’t miss it for anything.”

Metromix – Overall 4-star customer rating
“…waitstaff is EXTREMELY friendly and accommodating.”

Planet 99
“We thought the pork ribs were on par with Chicago’s best rib joints.”

“The meals and service are great! Gotta love the pizza!!!”

CitiSearch – 9.1 overall rating

AOL Cityguide – 5-star rating
“…the atmosphere is definitely pub. Dark wood and a long, beckoning bar with a nice selection of imported beer tempt barflies to belly up.”

Andrew Comen’s Chicago Restaurant Reviews
A local restaurant critic enjoyed the Exchequer: “Service was efficient and friendly. I love old time waitresses that still call you ‘Hon’.”

This independent restaurant review site has a great write-up: “Now I know why they rave about Chicago Pizza… This pizza sent my spirits souring. I have never tasted anything quite as good…”


Since the Exchequer name is derived from England, we thought nothing would say it better than some testimonials from international travelers visiting our restaurant.

“The Exchequer Pub served up the best pizza. The service was really friendly, and the atmosphere truly American.”
Pamela Howell (Kent, England)

“Good food, good service and good decor. The Exchequer matches and surpasses all these admirably.”
Miles Gibson (Kent, England)

“Best ribs I have tasted in the USA.”
Steve Parkinson (Melbourne, Australia)

“Enjoy it. Very good food. Very friendly service. Perfect restaurant and people.”
Wim Van Doorn (Netherlands)

“Muy buena atención y tambien muy buena pizza. Desde ya muchas gracias por suatención.”
Guiermo (Buenos Aires)

“…recalling memories from my first trip, and I was compelled to return to the Exchequer for one of the biggest, juciest and tastiest pizzas you could ever imagine.”
Roger Kibble (Kent, England)