About Us


South Side Social

Being a South Sider is all about community. For generations, we have gathered with friends and neighbors at local spots like Mt. Greenwood Park, Kennedy Park, Lawn Manor or Circle Park — and what do we do? We catch up with each other, relax, watch a game and, of course, enjoy great food and drinks.

South Side Social Neighborhood Kitchen & Tap is here to ensure our local traditions continue on. Located in the Oak Lawn Hilton Hotel in Chicago’s Oak Lawn area, we’re a locally owned restaurant where South Siders and folks of all kinds can come together to enjoy an upscale yet comfortable experience. That means fine dining in a relaxed neighborhood environment where you can enjoy delicious food and not feel out of place wearing jeans.

Meet The Chef

Meet our Chef,  Charlie Cobbs, born and raised on the Southside of Chicago.  Influenced by his mom, a hardworking, single parent, Dolores Cobbs who was a Dietician at a nursing home. An amazing cook who would prepare some of the most amazing meals with a very stringent budget-this is where Chef learned to cook.  Chef enlisted right after high school as a Multichannel communication equipment operator in the Army and served in the 87th Airborne Division communication unit.  Upon discharge, Chef worked alongside his mom and worked his way up to lead cook.  His passion for culinary began to surface and eventually led him to work at some of the best hotels and restaurants in Chicago, allowing him to work alongside some outstanding Chefs who have poured into his life. They would be proud to know he’s the Executive Chef at the Hilton in Oak Lawn for South Side Social, as are we!

Four Seasons Hotel
Westin Hotel Michigan Ave
312 Restaurant Theater District
Whitehall Hotel
Mccormick & Schmicks Seafood
Museum of Science and Industry
Polaris Lounge

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Neighborhood Kitchen & Tap

If you’re looking for a new restaurant in South Side Chicago with all the local food and drink traditions you love, then drop in to South Side Social. Savor our chef’s edgy take on southern comfort food and classic South Side dishes like Grilled Meat Loaf or Smoked Chicken Pot Pie. Or, sample some of Chicago’s best locally crafted beers. Sip on great wine, enjoy artfully mixed cocktails and unwind with other visitors and locals while watching sports on one of our high-definition TVs.

We’re always serving up something delicious for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, as well as offering incredible Happy Hour specials. That means any time of day is the perfect opportunity to drop into South Side Social to catch up with friends and neighbors — no matter which park is closest to you.

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Fresh, Local Ingredients

While Chicago is the urban center of the Midwest, at South Side Social, our menu puts the focus back on hearty, homey fare with a unique twist. Each bite of our crafted southern comfort food is designed to take you back to the kitchen table.

Our delicious dishes pay homage to Midwest flavors while instilling them with creative zest you won’t find anywhere else. Whether it’s Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, our menu emphasizes fresh, local ingredients supplied by nearby Illinois farms and producers.

We provide chef-crafted comfort food and quality beer, wine and cocktails in a relaxed, inviting, neighborhood atmosphere.

Plan Your Visit to

South Side Social

We welcome you to come by to experience the amazing food, drinks and community at South Side Social in Oak Lawn near the busiest intersection in all of Illinois. We make a great place to eat near the Oak Lawn Metra Station, as we’re conveniently located just a few blocks away. Plus, if you’re looking for a restaurant not far from Chicago Midway, head five miles south on Cicero Avenue for the best food in Chicago’s South Side.

To find out more or reserve your spot, contact us online or give us a call at 708-425-7800.

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