Marion Street Cheese Market | Oak Park, Illinois
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Marion Street Cheese Market
Good based on 7 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

100 S. Marion Street
Oak Park, Illinois United States 60302 [ print map ]
708 725 7200 | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sat 800 - 2200 Sun 0900-2100

Taps: 8 | Bottles: 80

Marion Street Cheese Market

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7 reviews for Marion Street Cheese Market
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  83%
 Selection  67%
 Food  78%
 Value  58%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  74%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 7/20
6ROW  (47) corpus christi, Texas | September 16, 2015
Stopped in for 2 beers and a flight of cheese + meat. About 6 beers on tap , two of which were new to my list, great service. Awsome selection on 6 packs in the front, pick up a sour for home. I would not stop here every day , but it was fun
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo  (148) Chicago, Illinois | November 25, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321  (364) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 15, 2014
This is a solid little spot to stop in. The beer selection in the store part far exceeds the restaurant’s selection (at least as far as I can tell). On draft very average beers, but the bottle selection that I purchased from was much better. The brunch here was nice as well.
msante79  (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | September 20, 2011
Nice little restaurant and store front that sell cheese, wine, and craft beer. Not a huge selection, but they did have a few nice choices and some singles. They have about 8 taps and sell growlers of the beers on tap which is rare for Chicago. The issue is there is nothing that I would make a special trip for as most of the beers are regional beers that are widely available in the area. Didn’t get to eat but food looked good. I think I would appreciate this place more if I was traveling to the area on business versus living in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34  (500) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
In Oak Park for the day signing up the debtors so headed to this place only a mile away. Located on a quiet street, looks dead, and bring change to pay for parking. This place has a cool set up, a wine/beer, cheese, deli, and restaurant all rolled into one... They have about 20 different six packs, about 15 singles to tick, and nice bombers to buy. Mostly local selection but I was able to get any Three Floyd’s sixer I wanted, along with some Killer Kapowski. Price is average, expecting it to be a little lower than downtown... The service was friendly, not overly knowledable... Lunch was awesome, cheap and nicer organic and local fresh farm foods. If I lived in OP I’d frequent this place for lunch. Draft list sucks, 5 sub par locals, but nice bottle selections. Not a destination drive but if in the area stop for lunch.
Frank  (73) Chicago, Illinois | April 11, 2010
Expensive but w/ a small but quality selection of bottles plus they have plenty of singles which is a rarity. The purpose of this place, I think, is for people to go in and know they are getting something quality no matter what they grab off the shelf. For serious beer geeks, this is not needed, but it is nice to see a place where the staff obviously knows their beer and that doesn’t need to sell cases of Bud to make their beer section profitable. This place is right down the street from Poor Phil’s Shell Bar which also has a great selection of taps and it is a super convenient location very close to the Harlem green line stop. Nice two fer trip if you’re into such things.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie  (667) Denver, Colorado | March 18, 2010
This is the single best place for a beer enthusiast to visit in Oak Park. One side of the store is a cheese, wine, and beer shop. There is a large cooler and a large shelf with beer available. Everything can be purchased in singles. There are probably only 70 to 100 maximum beer brands, but they are chosen well with attention to quality. I prefer that over a massive, dusty, aging selection any day. The service in the retail portion of the shop was strangely awesome. The wine/beer lady was cheerful, helpful, and knowledgable. The cheese guy was just as great. Making a purchase in one side produces a receipt for 10% off in the other side of the store; this was used to get some really great breakfast. The food is hippy, delicious, and exotic. There is a small bar which looks more like a cafe bar but has 8 awesome taps. 3 Floyds, Goose Island, Two Brothers are all represented. No space is wasted on swill. This is a highly awesome place to stock up on some local brews and enjoy a glass or two with a meal. It has virtually zero pub or bar ambiance, which can be appealing when one wants a really chill, laid-back experience.

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