Ditka’s Oakbrook Restaurant

Ditka's restaurant interior in oakbrook il

Ditka’s Restaurant is a upscale full service eatery featuring football memorabilia. Frequently visited by Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, you can expect to see other football celebrities’ eating at this steakhouse. This American fare restaurant is located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Ditka’s restaurants pride themselves in uniquely designing their spaces according to the neighborhood. Hospitality is top level at all times which makes it a perfect place to eat with guests. Another highlight of this Oakbrook restaurant is it’s hilly skilled bartenders.

Berkshire Pork Chop from Ditka's Restaurant

Who Owns Ditka’s?

The famous and delicious restaurant Ditka’s is owned by Pat McDonnell. Pat is the current CEO who works with Restaurant Holdings for the past 15 years. Ditka’s is said to be the steakhouse of Mike Ditka, a Pittsburgh football legend who grew up in Aliquippa. Mike Ditka advanced to a NFL Hall-of-Fame career.

Who is Mike Dikta?

Mike Ditka was the number 1 draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1961. One of his famed techniques was the way he blocked, but he also completed loads of football passes. With 427 receptions for 4,812 yards and 43 touchdowns, Mike Ditka became a an ALL-NFL honor.

Mike Dikta was in multiple championship games and a couple of super bowls. The teams Mike was on during these games were Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. It is no wonder why he got himself involved with the food scene here in Chicago.

Cranberry juice and cocktail at Ditka's

Ditkas Oakbrook Dinner Menu


  • Oven Fired Bread
  • Coach’s Pot Roast Nachos
  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip
  • Stuffed Banana Peppers
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • Colossal Shrimp Cocktail
  • Oysters On The Half Shell
  • Oysters Rockefeller

Fresh Soups and Salads

  • Soup of the Day
  • Baked French Onion
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Mike’s Salad
  • Wedge Salad
  • Seafood Cobb Salad
  • Italian Chopped Chicken Salad

House Specialties

  • The “Fridge” Burger
  • Chicken Milanese Pomodoro
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Smoked Baby Back Ribs
  • Filet Duo
  • Berkshire Pork Chop
  • Spaghetti Amatriciana
  • Pappardelle Bolognese
  • Linguine & Clams
  • Day Boat Scallops
  • Ora King Salmon
  • Branzino Romano
  • Maryland Style Crab Cake
  • South African Lobster Tail
  • 8 oz. Filet Mignon
  • New York Strip
  • Bone-In Ribeye


  • Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
  • Roasted Wild Mushrooms
  • Fresh Asparagus
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Baked Potato
  • Linguine Pomodoro
  • Lobster Mac & Cheese

Ditka’s Food & Drink Photos

Take a look at Ditka’s restaurant photos of their food and drinks. Know what you’re getting by going through our slideshow!

  • Lemon drop martini at Ditka's in oakbrook IL
  • Breakfast entree at Ditka's

Did Ditka’s Restaurant in Chicago Close?

Ditka’s made the difficult decision to permanently close their Chicago location. However, they still have a restaurant in Oakbrook, IL, about 40 minutes from the city. The famed “Da Coach” restaurant has resided in the Gold Coast Chicago neighborhood for over 20 years.

In a statement, management has stated the following:

We have made the extremely difficult decision to close our Chicago restaurant due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and the short term left on our lease. We will continue to pursue future opportunities to open restaurants in Chicago and other locations.

We have enjoyed serving our guests at our downtown location for the past two decades. We would like to thank our Team and vendors for their dedication and support.

Please come visit us at our other restaurants – Ditka’s in Oakbrook Terrace, Ditka’s in Pittsburgh and Grill 89 in Westmont.

Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to serving you again.

Coach Ditka and The Ditka’s Restaurant Group

Ditka’s Restaurant Review

Ditka’s restaurant in Oakbrook, IL served us well and quickly seated us. After the server asked for our drinks, he proceeded to let us know the specials. We ordered cocktails that were tasty, entrees that were delicious, and the views were not bad! Sitting aside by a highway, the restaurant really shows class during our lunch.

Me and my companion ordered the Berkshire Pork Chop which ended up perfect in temperature. Accompanied with creamy mashed potatoes, I was anxious for the next meal. Ofcourse, it was lunch and I was feeling simple, so I ordered the breakfast combo. All in all, Ditka’s Restaurant in Oakbrook, IL is a total recommendation for us!

cooked food on black ceramic plates

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