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Penny's Noodle Shop - CLOSED

1542 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1942
+1 773-394-0100
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
22 Jun 2016
“Lincoln Park Standard”
24 Aug 2015
“Yummy Noodles, Great Value, Quick Delivery”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Thai
1542 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1942
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This place stands the test of time. Great Thai noodles served by excellent and friendly wait staff. Chicken Pad Thai is an essential dish with either the normal or spicy sirachi sauce. Took my six year old daughter here and we had a great meal.

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a "go to" place for a quick delicious meal -- whether you stop in or order delivery. I'm not sure Thai does it justice. It's really more what the name says: just noodles, with influences from various cuisines (though you can certainly get...More

1  Thank ChiMike312
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Penny's Noodle Shop appears on several "Best cheap eats in Chicago". So I was delighted when I found out that there was a branch a few blocks away from where I was staying. Considering that this is Bucktown/Wicker Park, prices were quite affordable. Even better,...More

Thank Pat5150
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Mixture of Cantonese and Thai with some Japanese thrown in for good measure. Pretty good food but not spectacular. Price was very reasonable. Very quick service so recommended if you want to eat in a hurry.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 4 August 2015

OMG!!!! If I would have known about this place we would've went earlier. Great prices and that mango margarita was by far one of the most delicious drinks I have EVER had! Definitely a great place to hang and get your drink on!

Thank Natasha P
Reviewed 27 June 2015

My son recommended Penny's for a quick bite to eat before catching the metro into Chicago. It is located close to the Damen metro station so it can be noisy when the train roars by overhead. This makes it hard to carry on a conversation....More

Thank drdoc60
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We were in Chicago for a trip at the end of December and decided to take the train to neighborhoods we had not previously visited. One of those neighborhoods was Wicker Park. While we were there we wanted to get a quick bite to eat...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I know this place has a few different chains around Chicago but man is it good food fast and consistent. Think McDonald's but not poison ^_^. The bell peppers are seared and the unctuous taste of umami and sweet plays on my tongue well. I...More

Thank WonkasHatter
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The staff were friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was fine and the location convenient right next to the Damen metro stop. The Thai food was average though. My daughter had fried rice that was fine. I had a vegetarian dish on vermicelli. I felt it...More

Thank tresor70
Reviewed 15 April 2014

A family member, who lives nearby, took us to Penny's. Though somewhat unknown from a tourist point of view, it was one of the best meals we've had. Ordered Pad Thai, which was cooked to perfection and just right as far as spiciness. Had an...More

Thank Kim S
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  • Address: 1542 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1942
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-394-0100
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