USA Today 10 Best 2019

The people of Illinois vote Exchequer as the #6 best pizza in the entire state!

Ebert 4-Star Pizza Rating

Ebert rates Exchequer one of his favorites.
Renowned film critic Roger Ebert rated the Exchequer as one of his four favorite pizza restaurants.

(Chicago Singles, 1984)

Exchequer Ebert Review

Best of chicago 2014

"This centrally located Loop spot is a favorite of locals, and has been for some time. After all, this family-run restaurant has been around since 1969. It was also once named as Roger Ebert’s favorite place for a slice of deep dish pie. While you can order just about any toppings on the popular pizza, one of the most popular combos is the deluxe, which comes stuffed with sausage, onions, mushrooms and green peppers. In addition to its deep dish, Exchequer is also known for its ribs."


Best Chicago Pizza In Town

CBS 2  Chicago

June 18th, 2014

"'I love Chicago pizza in all its incarnations. I love the cracker thin variety, the double dough and yes, the deep dish. Exchequer does a wonderful deep dish. It has the proper foreboding thud of something that could possibly end you, but the surprising lightness of crust that deep dishes I like best have. The vegetables taste fresh and the cheese is both generous and gooey, as it should be. I usually reserve my deep dish delving for when out of towners are in town, so it’s always a treat coming to Exchequer. It’s less crowded with a fun atmosphere and nearby to Union Station so everyone can toddle on home after some time for digestion. Exchequer may not be the inventor of the pie, but it certainly produces a great one—one that won't have you waiting in the cold."'

18 Best pizzas

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The 18 Best Pizzas In Chicago – 2014 Edition

- Chicagoist

Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

Tie Dye Travels

Deep Dish Pizza Shootout: Exchquer Pub vs. Gino’s EastKat Robinson puts our deep dish pizza against the formidable Gino’s East. Guess who wins? (Hint: crispy crust, delicious sauce, and a “heavy payload” of four cheeses. Yum!)

(Tie Dye Travels, June 2011)


Tie Dye Travels With Kat Robinson


These 10 Restaurants Serve The Best Deep Dish Pizza In Illinois. You may think of Exchequer when you want some ribs or a burger. But you might be surprised to learn that Exchequer has award winning pizza. Their deep dish was rated 4 stars by Roger Ebert. And it was rated #1 deep dish by the Chicago Tribune. 226 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604.

Posted in Illinois May 31, 2016 by Laura

Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

Chicago Tribune Dining Guide – Deep Dish Award

Since the Exchequer name is derived from England, we thought nothing would say it better than some testimonials from international travelers visiting our restaurant.

“The Exchequer Pub served up the best pizza. The service was really friendly, and the atmosphere truly American.”
Pamela Howell (Kent, England)

“Good food, good service and good decor. The Exchequer matches and surpasses all these admirably.”
Miles Gibson (Kent, England)

“Best ribs I have tasted in the USA.”
Steve Parkinson (Melbourne, Australia)

“Enjoy it. Very good food. Very friendly service. Perfect restaurant and people.”
Wim Van Doorn (Netherlands)

“…recalling memories from my first trip, and I was compelled to return to the Exchequer for one of the biggest, juciest and tastiest pizzas you could ever imagine.”
Roger Kibble (Kent, England)

Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

226 S Wabash Ave

Chicago, IL 60604 

Phone: ​(312) 939 - 5633

Fax: (312) 786 - 9128




Monday - Thursday

11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Friday & Saturday

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM


12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Roger Ebert loved Exchequer!