Water activity

Chicago: Lake Michigan Gourmet Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises
Water activity

Chicago: Lake Michigan Gourmet Brunch/Lunch/Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises

From US$ 102.12 per person

Dine aboard the Odyssey, a boat designed for the ultimate viewing of Chicago's sights, on this city cruise. Savor a delicious gourmet 3-course lunch or dinner at your private table.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 2 - 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Dine on a gourmet 3-course plated lunch or dinner on the boat
  • Enjoy 360 degree views from the observation deck while cruising on Lake Michigan
  • Experience panoramic views of Chicago's memorable and distinctive skyline
  • Listen to the tunes of a live onboard DJ and enjoy the opportunity to dance
  • Admire iconic landmarks including Navy Pier, Grant Park, and the Willis Tower
Full description

Discover Chicago's sparkling skyline from Lake Michigan on a sightseeing cruise. Savor a mouthwatering meal while listening to music played by a live DJ. Sip on unlimited coffee and tea while gazing out at sights like Navy Pier, Grant Park, and Willis Tower.

Board the boat at Navy Pier and enjoy a personal greeting. Smile for the ship's photographer to capture the memory, then embark on an elegant dining cruise along the Chicago shoreline. After being seated at your private table, tuck into your gourmet meal. Enjoy a creative meal prepared fresh by the onboard chef. Following your meal, dance to live music or relax on any of the 3 decks as you watch the skyscrapers of Chicago's distinctive skyline glide by. 

Sample Brunch Menu:

Early Riser:

Breakfast Pastries

Scrambled Eggs

Breakfast Meats

Breakfast Potatoes

French Toast

Late Risers:

Kale Quinoa Salad

Green Goddess Pasta Salad

Caesar Salad

Oven Roasted Whitefish

Kid's Station

Hand Carved Strip Loin

Hand Carved Oven-Roasted Turkey


Cakes, Brownies, Seasons Fruit

Sample Lunch and Dinner Menu:

Starters (choice of one): Caesar Salad Lobster Bisque (dinner only) Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (dinner only, available for additional price) Seafood Tower (dinner only, available for additional price) 2.5oz 1/2 Lobster Tail (dinner only, available for additional price)

Main course (choice of one):

Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli Oven-Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet Oven Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary and Thyme Braised Beef Short Rib Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod (dinner only) 8 oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon (dinner only, available for additional price) 18 oz USDA Prime Striploin (dinner only, available for additional price) Two 5 oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails (dinner only, available for additional price)

Dessert (choice of one): Eli's New York Style Cheesecake Duo of Sorbet Freshly Cut Fruit and Fresh Strawberries Triple Chocolate Mud Pie (dinner only) Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake (dinner only) French Macarons (dinner only, available for additional price) Champagne Chocolate Truffles (dinner only, available for additional price) Menu items are subject to change.

  • Lunch or dinner cruise on The Odyssey
  • Captain and crew
  • 3-course plated lunch or dinner (based on option chosen)
  • Onboard DJ and dance floor
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Service fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Your cruise departs from Navy Pier. Enter Navy Pier dock on the right side as you enter. The Odyssey will be located halfway down this south side dock. Please check-in at the Odyssey ticket booth, located near the sign for the Shakespeare Theatre.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Sports shoes
  • Smoking indoors

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Attire should be smart-casual. Jackets and cocktail attire are strongly suggested for the dinner cruise
  • No jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, t-shirts, gym shoes, or flip-flops are to be worn on the cruise
  • The menu is subject to change
  • Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 122 reviews

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Although we were told no sandals, shorts, sleeveless shirts, etc. most people were pretty casually dressed. The only reason I was upset was because I had recently had foot surgery so had a hard time finding comfortable dress shoes. I actually wore my tennis shoes to Navy Pier and changed into other shoes- a lot of unnecessary messing around. Otherwise the food was good and the views were great! Well worth it.

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July 2, 2022

The view and weather was amazing!! The family pic was really nice and it was great to have all of us seated together as well. Areas of opportunity: • It would have been nice to have the dress code enforced. We went out of our way to make sure everyone was appropriately dressed. • Food should have been labeled. One of the kids had an allergic reaction because they didn’t know they ate fish. • There was confusion with stopping by the booth for tickets prior to departure. There was no mention of this in the instructions.

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June 1, 2022

The food was excellent. There is always that expectation of substandard dishes, but the pleasant surprise that all the options were excellent. The lobster soup, which was my starter option, was the best I've ever had. The main dish cod was divine and the dessert, well, closed with a golden key. We were fortunate to have a fireworks show during the tour, which was a plus. It's really worth it.

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September 27, 2019

Product ID: 276152