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Gibsons Grossed More Money Than Any Chicago Independent Restaurant, Again

10 Chicago restaurants made Restaurant Business Online’s list

Gibsons is the top-grossing Chicago restaurant.
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

At $25.6 million, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse once again grossed more money than any independent restaurant in Chicago. Overall, the restaurant ranked No. 8 in the country on Restaurant Business Online’s annual rankings of top-grossing independent restaurants with no more than five U.S. locations. Gibsons rose two spots, climbing back to No. 8, the same slot the Gold Coast steakhouse occupied in 2014.

The rankings are calculated using restaurant 2015 sales data taken from surveys. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab placed No. 14 nationally and second among Chicago restaurants with $22.3 million. Seven Chicago restaurants and three suburban restaurants—including Gibsons locations in Oak Brook (68) and Rosemont (43)—cracked the list of 100. Those three added with Hugo’s Frog Bar (69) and Quartino (87) gave Gibsons Restaurant Group five members on the list. David Burke’s Primehouse (23), Shaw’s Crab House (34), Chicago Cut Steakhouse (36), Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse (63) and Tavern on Rush (89) are among the other Chicago eateries which appeared. It wasn’t all steak and seafood, as Greektown favorite Greek Islands ranked No. 99 with $12.2 million.

Overall, U.S. restaurants grossed about $1.8 billion this past year, according to Restaurant Business. Carnevino Italian Steakhouse in Las Vegas had the most-expensive check at $180 per table. The highest-grossing restaurant also resides in Sin City: Tao Asian Bistro again sits at the top spot with $47.9 million in annual sales. That’s an impressive number given that Tao also ranked dead last with the fewest meals served on the list with 22,704.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

300 North LaSalle Drive, , IL 60654 (312) 329-1800 Visit Website

Tavern On Rush

1031 North Rush Street, , IL 60611 (312) 664-9600 Visit Website

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

1024 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 312 640 0999

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

1028 North Rush Street, , IL 60611 (312) 266-8999 Visit Website

Greek Islands

200 South Halsted Street, , IL 60661 (312) 782-9855 Visit Website