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Things to do in Bronzeville, Chicago

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Route
“Chicago's "main street". Fun to walk from the Art Institute to the John Hancock across the Chicago River. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“100% authentic soul food breakfast. If you've never tried Fried Chicken (or Catfish!) & Waffles, this is the place to get your first taste.”
  • 11 locals recommend
University
“Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech or IIT) is a private research university in Chicago. It was established from the merger in 1940 of Armour Institute and Lewis Institute. The university has programs in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, communications, industrial technology, information technology, design and law. It traces its history to several 19th-century engineering and professional education institutions in the United States.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great takeout spot! They have a dining room too! The Djolof Rice could be a meal all by itself.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Local small haunt, casual dining, limited menu, no reservations needed, walking distance. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Home to one of Bronzeville's art staples, showcasing art related to the African Diaspora. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Coffee chain Starbucks always good coffee and tea. Close to the red line train and the state street bus that goes downtown and to Navy Pier”
  • 5 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Kind of a hole in the wall, but 2nd only to my grandma in terms of their soul food. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast place open til 3pm. My favorites are the peach coffee, duck bacon, shrimp & grits , and egg white omelette. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This place is an absolute gem that I discovered not to long ago. It is just several blocks south of the airbnb. If you go (which you will cause you would be crazy not to) you have to try their Jerk Chicken Bowl & their Tropical Breezer smoothie. You'll Thank me later.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Department Store
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“For those who are Walmart loyalists..this is their Neighborhood Market. They carry produce and feature the same departments of any other grocery store. Yes, they do sell alcoholic beverages. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Its the most posh area in Chicago, just hanging out in the streets gives you a sense of euphoria (and fake richness haha).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Awesome Coffee, nice quiet atmosphere! There is also one located in the South loop and in Hyde Park. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Black Metropolis–Bronzeville District is a historic district in the Bronzeville neighborhood of South Side, Chicago, Illinois. The neighborhood encompasses the land between the Dan Ryan Expressway to the west, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to the east, 31st Street to the north, and Pershing Road to the south.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Medical needs, convenience store, beer and wine, toiletries they have a 24 hour pharmacy and this store is open 24 hours.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“100% authentic soul food breakfast. If you've never tried Fried Chicken (or Catfish!) & Waffles, this is the place to get your first taste.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great takeout spot! They have a dining room too! The Djolof Rice could be a meal all by itself.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Local small haunt, casual dining, limited menu, no reservations needed, walking distance. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Kind of a hole in the wall, but 2nd only to my grandma in terms of their soul food. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast place open til 3pm. My favorites are the peach coffee, duck bacon, shrimp & grits , and egg white omelette. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Donut Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
BBQ Restaurant
“The interior of Honey One may not impress, but the BBQ is one of my favorites in the city. The meat is actually cooked in a smoker - imparting wonderful flavor - and topped with a very good sauce.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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