1218 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago Illinois 60626United States
Morseland looks like a bar, and it's a great place to catch live music, but you'd be making a mistake if you didn't grab a sandwich while you're here.
Sure, Morseland in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood looks more like a club or bar. But appearances are deceiving, and if you let them convince to you take a pass on a meal here, you'd be doing yourself a disservice. It bills itself as a "full-dining" establishment, but what you want to sample are its sandwiches, which are a step beyond the ordinary. Yes, you'll find the standard grilled chicken and burger options, but they also have a Cajun shrimp po' boy, a Caribbean pork Diablo sandwich, a turkey Reuben, and a Jamaican jerk chicken covered in Scotch bonnet and orange mojo. We can highly recommend the beef-and-cheddar on an onion roll (half of a small, scooped-out loaf of onion bread). The beef is more like slow-roasted pot roast than traditional Chicago Italian beef, and they don't stint on the cheddar. All sandwiches come with a choice of fries, cole slaw or small salad, but for just a dollar more you can get a helping of homemade macaroni and cheese. It's a buck well spent. If you're not hungry, Morseland is still a great place to grab a shot or a beer, and its intimate setting makes it a perfect live music venue. While jazz seems to be the house specialty, especially on Monday nights, you can catch an eclectic array of blues, country, reggae and electronic performers throughout the month.