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Food and restaurants in Chicago

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
“This is by far my top recommendation to anyone visiting, and even if you live here it's a top spot. Know for having one of the best burgers in the country, you will have to get your name in early to the wait list as there are no reservations here. The reward is very much worth the wait! Plus, waiting means you have more time to explore West Loop!”
  • 167 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Delicious, American fare in hip environment. Chef Stephanie Izzard is famous for winning Bravo's Top Chef.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Bar
“Great traditional American food. Good beer selection and local nightlife (local DJ's and events) e.g., rockabilly (sock hop) night, hip hop night, ”
  • 84 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Great neighborhood BBQ place and good drink selection. Dine in or carry out ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bar
“On special nights their upstairs hall has musicians and artists from all over play for attendees. Tickets for events can be purchased on The Promontory website under the Music Venue tab.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Bar
“Incredible ambiance, delicious food, and a craft beer list that could please anyone. Brunch here is a must! While you are waiting for your table head downstairs to the Punch Bar for a cocktail in what feels like a finished basement in Wisconsin.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The best view of Millennium Park is from the rooftop at Cindy's. Have a drink and stay warm with the heaters while being outside with a birds eye view of the city. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Diner
“Classic American diner fair but elevated and made very unique! This place doesn't take reservations so if you're trying to find a good spot without a crazy wait in Fulton Market, your best bet is to stop in here and put your name in. Then if the wait is long you can walk around and if you happen to find another restaurant you'd rather try out without a wait, then go for it! But at the very least you've got a really good restaurant to try our in your back pocket. ”
  • 59 locals recommend

Cafes

Diner
“Classic American diner fair but elevated and made very unique! This place doesn't take reservations so if you're trying to find a good spot without a crazy wait in Fulton Market, your best bet is to stop in here and put your name in. Then if the wait is long you can walk around and if you happen to find another restaurant you'd rather try out without a wait, then go for it! But at the very least you've got a really good restaurant to try our in your back pocket. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great coffee and friendly service. Where all the locals go to get their coffee fix. Choco espresso is a must (Mexican dark chocolate and coffee).”
  • 56 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Our favorite coffee shop, serving incredibly flavorful and robust coffee! Also serve great sandwiches. Hipster ambiance. The Las Nubes beans are Ben’s favorite, amazing for french press or cold brew.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Espresso drinks & light fare in a chill, mural-covered coffeehouse featuring local art & music.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best. Coffee. Ever. If you like lattes - don't miss the draft latte. You can ask for little or no ice to have it extra creamy and you can add agave to your heart's desire. The baked goods are from Floriole - ask for a heated ham and cheese croissant and try your best not to ask for seconds. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Affordable Coffee spot with awesome snacks and without the pretense. This is in the Beautiful Bridgeport neighborhood, just north west of the BNB which has a Low Key art scene and nightlife along Morgan and Halsted Streets ( between 31st-35th streets). Maria's and Kimski- a Korean Polish Fusion joint. Bernice's, Mitchell's...”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
“Student / professorial hangout just north of Frank Llyod Wright's Robie house, coffee, pastries and food.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Bakeries

Diner
“Classic American diner fair but elevated and made very unique! This place doesn't take reservations so if you're trying to find a good spot without a crazy wait in Fulton Market, your best bet is to stop in here and put your name in. Then if the wait is long you can walk around and if you happen to find another restaurant you'd rather try out without a wait, then go for it! But at the very least you've got a really good restaurant to try our in your back pocket. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bakery
“A culinary staple of Hyde Park! Medici has both a sit-down restaurant and a café, so that no matter which experience you're feeling up for, it's got you covered.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Diner
“This diner takes comfort food to the next level. All the traditional diner dishes with fun, fresh twists.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Market
“This is a European style market in the train station. You have have to down from the platforms. It has some great eats and interesting snacks. Good place to get something for the train. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
“Great comfort food, local ingredients, friendly staff, beautiful but unpretentious decor. Easy to love.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“The Central Bakery serves an amazing array of freshly baked breads, cakes, pastries, cookies, and other Mexican sweets and treats at a very reasonable price.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Cozy spot whipping up signature cakes & serving a selection of coffee drinks, salads & sandwiches.”
  • 19 locals recommend