Finding a fun, affordable restaurant in Chicago is easy when you come and take a ride at The Rocking Horse. Whether you are in the mood for appetizers or a light bite to go along with your refreshing drink or you are looking for the best burgers and wings in town, our kitchen staff makes sure your visit is one you’re sure to remember. Browse the menu below to see what sounds good or ask your server for their recommendations. Either way, you can’t go wrong when you eat at our Chicago restaurant. Don’t forget to check our specials to find incredible savings on your favorite meals!



bulldog bakery pretzel, merkt’s cheddar mustard

chicken wings

buffalo, bbq, or spicy bbq

brussels & bacon

bacon, parmesan, white wine, garlic, butter

deep fried pickles

tempura batter, dill pickle, sweet pepper, jalapeño aioli


hummus, jerusalem salad, toasted pita

mini cheeseburgers

homemade patties, american, garlic aioli, pickle

mac and cheese

cheddar, cheese curds, crispy onion

chili cheese nachos

cheddar, black bean, jalapeño, sour cream, pickled onion, lettuce, tomato

Fries & Tots

fries or tots

regular, ranch, or cajun


parsley, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, olive oil


cheese curds, beef gravy

white truffle

white truffle aioli, parsley, parmesan

Soup & Salads

house salad

mixed greens, parmesan, tomato, cucumber, dijon vinaigrette

taco salad

cheddar, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, avocado, poblano, green onion, tortilla bowl, chipotle-ranch…add chicken for $3

milwaukee ave salad

bacon, goat cheese, hard-boiled egg, pickled onion, tomato, bacon-balsamic vinaigrette. add chicken for $3

caesar salad

romaine, parmesan, crouton, caesar dressing (add chicken for $3)

tomato soup

cheddar, sour cream

beef and bean chili

sour cream, cheddar, onion

Burgers & Sandwiches


lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion

harissa burger

bacon, cheddar, arugula, tomato, pickled onion, aioli

cold war burger

two 5-oz smashed patties, american cheese, russian dressing, lettuce, tomato, red onion

patty melt

cheddar, provolone, muenster, mushroom, caramelized onion, rye bread

steak house burger

cheddar, bacon, arugula, grain mustard, worcestershire glaze

veggie burger

veggie patty, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion

loaded veggie burger

veggie patty, grilled onion, avocado, provolone, red pepper aioli

buffalo chicken

bleu cheese dressing, lettuce, tomato, onion

blackened mahi

jicama slaw, tomato, onion, aioli

fried chicken

jalapeno-honey, cole slaw, pickles

bbq smoked pork

smoked pork shoulder, bbq sauce, cole slaw, pickles

grilled cheese & tomato soup

cheddar, american, provolone * does not come with fries

cranberry turkey

bacon, swiss, cranberry aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion


corned beef or turkey, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, russian dressing, pickles

vegetable wrap

grilled vegetables, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, feta, tahini, hummus, chili sambal

Tacos & Quesadillas

smoked pork taco

chipotle bbq, chihuahua, cilantro, onion, fire-roasted salsa

seta taco

mushroom, poblano, corn, cilantro, red onion, fire roasted salsa

fish taco

jalapeno marinated cod, jicama slaw, pico de gallo

chicken quesadilla

chihuahua, poblano, sour cream, fire-roasted salsa

grilled vegetable quesadilla

chihuahua, feta, zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, red onion, corn, arugula