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Yes, Chef! Chicago: A Bear-Inspired Food Tour

The iconic Chicago restaurants that inspired The Bear.
per adult

This is the only Chicago food tour that takes you to the restaurants featured on the TV phenomenon, The Bear. We'll take you to the actual spots where Carmy, Sydney, and Richie cook up their magic, and pair each stop with the insider stories that connect the dots between the show's fictional drama and our real-life foodie destination.


Hop aboard your air-conditioned/heated bus and get inside the beating heart of Chicago’s world-renowned restaurant scene in Logan Square, River North, and the West Loop. On The Bear food tour, you’ll stop at trendy, chef-driven fine dining eateries, the Italian beef shop that inspired “Mr. Beef,” and a sweet finale at the legendary Margie’s Candies.


$129 Adults

Length: 3.5 hours
Distance: 9 miles by bus
Led by a fun, expert guide.

Dress for the weather! We go rain, shine, or snow.
Washrooms available during the experience.

Vegetarian Options

To enjoy a vegetarian-friendly tasting, you must notify us during the online booking process. Sorry, but we can’t accommodate other food allergies or dietary preferences on public tours.


Follow in Carmy’s footsteps through Chicago.
  • Exclusive Chicago Tour: Experience the city's only food tour inspired by the hit TV show, The Bear, visiting the renowned eateries featured on the show.
  • Culinary Exploration: Dive into the flavors of Logan Square, River North and the West Loop, neighborhoods celebrated for their dynamic food scenes.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Insights: Hear the fun anecdotes and stories about the creation of The Bear, and learn how real Chicago restaurants inspired the series.
  • Iconic Stops: Eat your way through the city at eateries like the Italian beef shop that sparked The Bear.
  • Sweet Finale: End the tour with an indulgent visit to Margie’s Candies for a legendary hot fudge sundae.
  • Live Like the Cast: Follow in the footsteps of Sydney and the crew, and enjoy the authentic locations that brought The Bear to life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will locals love this tour? Yes, Chef!

Absolutely! More than half of our guests are local to the Chicagoland area, and they always say the same thing: “I learned so much about Chicago’s history and restaurant scene that I didn’t know!” Locals who come on our tours will find their new favorite date night spot, and can impress their visiting friends with all their Chicago “insider” knowledge.

Yeah, we hate that, too. And, no, no umbrellas or bullhorns. Our guides feel more like part of the group. They’re friendly without being annoying, and they don’t just recite a script. We hire people who love this city, and we train them extensively to make their job look effortless. No cringey tourist stuff, we promise.

No need to make reservations for after the tour. You’ll enjoy the equivalent of a full meal or more on our food tours.

Rain or shine, you gotta eat! Unless the weather looks like it’ll threaten the safety of our guests or guides, the tours will run in most conditions. If it’s too wet or cold, we’ll just spend more time indoors at our restaurant partners.

If you let us know during the booking process/checkout of your tour, we CAN provide vegetarian-friendly tasting, but we CANNOT offer alternatives or substitutions for any other allergies (including lactose intolerant) or dietary restrictions (including vegan and gluten free). Vegetarian-friendly options must be requested in advance during the ticket purchase process.

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per adult
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No story better captures real Chicago restaurant life.

Like you, I fell in love with The Bear for its raw and authentic portrayal of the highs and lows of the professional kitchen. This show captures the essence of what it's like to be part of Chicago's famous restaurant scene.


I created this tour to bring the world of The Bear to life. If you’re a visitor who loves the show or a local who wants to know more about the best restaurants in your own backyard, I crafted each stop on this tour to immerse you into the real flavors and stories that define Chicago's world-renowned restaurant world.


Join me to live out the drama, passion, and delicious flavors that make both The Bear and Chicago’s food scene truly remarkable.


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Theresa Nemetz
Owner, Chicago Food & City Tours

See inside the world of Chicago’s best chefs.

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Your private Chicago food tour, handled with care. From planning to execution, we make sure everyone has a blast.
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