Set to the sounds of 1960s and 70s Chicago soul and blues, Dove’s Luncheonette offers counter service morning, noon and night in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park.
Chef de Cuisine Dennis Bernard’s inviting menu delivers Southern-inspired Mexican cuisine, alongside a tequila and mezcal-focused bar program, with the spirit of genuine hospitality. The 41-stool luncheonette takes its name from Nelson Algren’s A Walk on the Wild Side, and draws inspiration from bygone diners and watering holes to create a place where people from all walks of life can converge over a cup of coffee, cocktail, and a great meal.
Dove's Luncheonette offers counter style seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.
We do however, have a few reservations available throughout the day, click the link below to see the availability!
If you do not see your ideal time, please give us a call at (773) 645-4060 at or just come on in!
*Please note that we do not accept reservations on Saturday & Sunday Brunch or Holidays*
pimento cheese, smoked chile mayo, bread & butter zucchini pickles,
on a toasted sesame bun
Ham & Cheese Torta Ahogada
Munster cheese, smoked ham, tomato confit, escabeche onions, fried egg, chile de arbol salsa
Hoosier Mama Pie
Horchata, Chocolate Cream, or Atlantic Beach
Bourbon Butter Pecan, Honeyed Vanilla, Cajeta, Passionfruit Sherbet or Mexican Chocolate Sorbet
served with whipped cream & candied nuts
your choice of
Dark Matter Chocolate City Nitro & Cajeta Ice Cream
4 Hands Milk Stout & Honeyed Vanilla Ice Cream*
Cuban cigars may still be prohibited, but now you can get your fill of Cuban-inspired rum cocktails, food specials and Cuban music at Dove’s Luncheonette without venturing 90 miles south of the border. Dove’s Luncheonette hosts Cuban Night the first Sunday of every month. Our very own DJ Courtland Green will be behind the bar spinning Cuban records, and Chef Dennis Bernard plates up Cuban dishes such as Fritas Burger, Fricase de Pollo, Ropa Vieja and Mariquitas.
A 5-course dinner created by Chef Dennis Bernard
Cocktails by Eden Laurin of Violet Hour
Agave Pairings by Derrumbes Mezcal!