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Protein Bar

151 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7506
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (2 reviews)
“quinoa” (3 reviews)
“spicy korean” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Fast food, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
151 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7506
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We only wanted a light lunch and preferably a healthy one and this cafe had exactly what we wanted, as the choices we made were very good.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Healthy and delicious , quick service nice choices Conveniently located on Michigan Avenue just a few blocks from the river it was on the way to museums and close to our hotel

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Visited Protein Bar on N Michigan Avenue for lunch on a Wednesday. I had the Spicy Korean Bowl, some salad, quinoa and a tiny amount of steak with some spicy dressing proved at $10.49+tax and a lemon and ginger kombucha. It was OK but for...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

First time here and glad I tried it. Had the Mexicali burrito bowl and Avo-Matcha smoothie. Organic ingredients and great vegan, vegetarian and Keto options. They even carry Garden of Life proteins for those who cannot do whey. The bowl and a 20 oz smoothie...More

Thank Greg N
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We went there for breakfast but weren’t impressed. We ordered two omelets ( with turkey bacon and steak) The food was not warm and the cheese on top didn’t even melt. Just a boring experience and I wouldn’t choose that place again. There are many...More

Thank Traveller-Maimou
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I had a hard boiled egg and the most expensive smoothie ever at $8.99 with coffee and lots of crushed ice slush. They had soups and lots of salads but they didn't seem out of the ordinary and pricey too. Surprisingly for a healthy place,...More

Thank Poleinahole
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve grabbed lunch here quite a few times. The salads and wraps are good and healthy. The prices are reasonable. The food is not prepared in advance but made as ordered. This means they’re very fresh but also leads to my only criticism. They get...More

Thank 178jima
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

My buffalo chicken quinoa bowl was delicious and only $8. Things moved quickly during my lunch time visit. Great place.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My first time at this place - not sure if it is a chain, but I would definitely look to try it again. I only grabbed a single protein smoothie for my daughter this trip. She had strawberry banana with vanilla whey protein and almond...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I walked past the Protein Bar and then went back to check it out! I was very hungry for something healthy and ordered a quinoa pesto bowl. I loved it. The staff was very nice and courteous. I'd go back for sure!

Thank BrendaLV
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7506
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
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