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Food and restaurants in Chicago

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.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Local small haunt, casual dining, limited menu, no reservations needed, walking distance. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On Tuesday nights, it can be crowded. That seems to be the popular night. In the summertime they have outdoor patio seating. This is a great spot to mix and mingle and meet up with friends. There is a bar and a DJ playing music. nice lounge type of spot, for the crowd that is well above 21+.”
  • 10 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
“Great takeout spot! They have a dining room too! The Djolof Rice could be a meal all by itself.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“The Original Pancake House is a chain of pancake houses across the United States with recent advancements into both Japan and South Korea. They follow traditional recipes and ingredients for their pancakes, but have other breakfast items on the menu, as well. ”
  • 13 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
Pizza Place
“This pizza joint will surprise you. From the outside the place looks run of the mill. But the pizza that comes out of that place is near perfect. Try the thin crust. It’s very delicate and crispy like a cracker. Light layers of cheese, sauce, meats. Lighter than air. BTW: Do yourself a favor and get it delivered. Traffic/parking is a headache. Sometimes, the customer waiting area gets over-crowded and picking up your pizza takes way too long. Delivery is the way to go!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“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
Coffee Shop
“Awesome Coffee, nice quiet atmosphere! There is also one located in the South loop and in Hyde Park. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Donut Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“Coffee and fresh smoothie bar. Please check in to see if they will be having entertainment such as poetry or live music ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Closest & best coffee shop by us. Great coffee, sandwiches, soup and strong community atmosphere. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Cozy little coffee shop with small bites in many locations in the general area of Bronzeville.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Service can be a bit slow, but they take great care in what they make. This is a great spot for a quiet conversation or reading a book while sipping on gourmet coffee. Their food is organic and very fresh. Enjoy the local art!”
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“The Original Pancake House is a chain of pancake houses across the United States with recent advancements into both Japan and South Korea. They follow traditional recipes and ingredients for their pancakes, but have other breakfast items on the menu, as well. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Awesome Coffee, nice quiet atmosphere! There is also one located in the South loop and in Hyde Park. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Donut Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Service can be a bit slow, but they take great care in what they make. This is a great spot for a quiet conversation or reading a book while sipping on gourmet coffee. Their food is organic and very fresh. Enjoy the local art!”
  • 1 local recommends