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Adler Planetarium - Galileo's Cafe

Chicago, Illinois, United States

1300 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Overall Experience: 9 / 10
Date Visited: Friday, September 28, 2007
Seating:Seating Area

Galileo's Cafe is the food area for the Adler Planetarium. Most museums have food areas, but Galileo's Cafe is different for two reasons:

  1. The view is unbelievable - it is definitely one of the best views in the entire city.
  2. The food is really very good!

The whole eating area is surrounded by a giant glass window. The seating area is circular, so depending on where you are sitting, you can either look out at the Chicago skyline, or over the water of Lake Michigan. Wherever you sit, the view is great.


Most salads and sandwiches are $6.75


This is just the food area for the Adler Planetarium - shorts and a t-shirt are fine.

Items Ordered

Tuscan Panini Presso with Potato Wedges

Grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, provolone, mozzarella cheese, tomato, and basil aioli
Cost:$6.75 + $1 for potato wedges

The Tuscan Panini is a sandwich made of flatbread that is then grilled. It is served hot, so the cheese on the inside is melted. It is quite good, and is made all the better by the fantastic view that you can enjoy while eating.

The panini is usually served with chips (American chips - fried thin slices of potato), but for an extra dollar, you can substitute potato wedges. The potato wedges are seasoned and fried.

Oreo Cookie Square

Unfortunately, the picture is blurry, but otherwise, the oreo cookie square tastes just as good as it looks. It is made up of oreo cookie crumbs and it tasted like there is a thin layer of cheesecake underneath larger chunks of oreo cookies.

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Items Ordered
Tuscan Panini Presso with Potato Wedges
Oreo Cookie Square

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