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Memorial Day 26 May

Keswick, United...
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Memorial Day 26 May

Flying in to Chicago from the UK on 26 May, finding it difficult to get a restaurant reservation.

Is this because it is busy or are they closed?

Edited: 09 May 2014, 03:53
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1. Re: Memorial Day 26 May

A lot of restaurants close but not all. You'll be able to find somewhere to eat. If you have a specific place in mind you should check with them.

It's a day for cookouts at home or beach so restaurants that are open will not be especially busy.

Edited: 09 May 2014, 04:45
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2. Re: Memorial Day 26 May

I did a quick search on www.opentable.com and came up with 170 restaurants with availability.


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3. Re: Memorial Day 26 May

May not be a night for a nicer dinner, but there will always be pizza and fast food options...

Chicago, Illinois
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4. Re: Memorial Day 26 May

It's a perfect night for a nice dinner out. Restaurants don't close for Memorial Day. A quick check on www.opentable show more restaurants than I can count with availability between 7:00-9:00. Locals tend to bar-b-que and have picnics if they have a back yard. Finding a reservation should be easy. Restaurants will need your business. Don't waste a possible decent meal time on a pizza. Only tourists eat pizza in Chicago. Well, I have one maybe twice a year when I have out of town guests.

5. Re: Memorial Day 26 May

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