I came downtown last week with my camera to take a bunch of pictures of the Chicago River Walk from end to end.
I’ll post them as a series so this site isn’t just one long arse article.
I want to preface that while technically the River walk is on the South side of the Chicago River, I include anything located on both sides as part of the experience. In fact you get a view of the opposite side that sometimes is better than being up close and personal.
I spent about 2 hours meadering from start to finish. I realized along the way that some of my favorite places in downtown Chicago are actually part of the Riverwalk. Ranging from Dick’s Last Resort restaurant to a great “secret” place of mine to relax, gather my thoughts and get away from the noise of the city that is just steps away from the street.
I started with a 4pm lunch at Dick’s Last Resort Chicago. I’m sure everything they make is good but I always get the Catfish! Melt-in-your-mouth is the only way to describe their catfish. If you’ve never been to Dick’s, just a warning, it’s an entertainment restaurant.
They do off the wall stuff as part of the experience so don’t get pissed and get up and leave if the staff throws you for a loop (no pun intended). It’s supposed to be like that and it’s even better watching them mess with “other” patrons.