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comfort food

If you're like us, and your idea of paradise is a feast of flavorful grilled meats, luscious salads, scratch made pasta, knockout sandwiches, stellar seafood and cocktails, too- then paradise awaits you here! 
Whet your whistle with our selection of 60+ wines - with nearly half offered by the glass! Cold beer calling your name? We put an emphasis on serving locally crafted beer! Fresh is best- our bar is stocked with made-in house and fresh ingredients - ONLY!
No reservation? No problem! We always save a section of our tables for walk-ins only! 
The only thing on your to-do list?  Slow down and enjoy.

Santa Catalina Island, our namesake. 

Where the fare is fresh, the locals are welcoming, and hidden gems can be found around every bend.

the island

leading you to delicious destinations, some familiar, some undiscovered- but all delightful. From a succulent seafood tower, to a crispy, comforting chicken sandwich  - we have something for everyone in the neighborhood. 

Our menu

reads like a treasure map

The first Ditka’s was a classic steak house that opened in 1997 in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. We named it “Ditka’s” in honor of our partner, Mike Ditka: College and Professional Hall-of-Fame football player, and Chicago Bears iconic head coach. The original Ditka’s in downtown Chicago showcased traditional American cuisine at its finest and hospitality at its best. We wanted to be Chicago’s favorite place to eat, and by many accounts we were. As the Ditka Restaurant Group has grown into the Chicago suburbs, and now to Charlotte, we have retained our focus on being your favorite place to eat.


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