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Things to do in Forest Park

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.
Brewery
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“This is our local brewery. It has delicious beer and grand ambiance. It is a kid-friendly as well. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great breakfast. Great coffee. Cute space. It's one of our "go to" places. Solid lunches as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“CONNIE AND HER staff are the most wonderful people in town. The ice cream is super delicious.”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This place has good food, created with concern for local sourcing and concern for the environment. What I like best about The Heritage is stopping by for a happy hour. They have a deal on raw oysters. Add a nice glass of wine and it's a great way to end an afternoon.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
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“Good Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago hot dogs in a retro-diner setting. My friends from high school always make it a point to go to Portillo's when they're in town. They love the authentic taste that they can't get where they live now. I always head over to get a mint cake shake around St. Patrick's day, and who doesn't love their chocolate cake?”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great place to watch games on multiple tv screens. Food and drinks are amazing.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is one of our favorite haunts. It has an amazing burger, wonderful beer selection, and the mac and cheese is too die for! We have had everything on the menu and we have yet to be disappointed. There are two other locations in Oak Park. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“This is an old-school, family friendly steak house, located walking distance from your suite. They are famous for their French Onion soup and terrific steaks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“They have amazing Italian food and there is always a wait! A bit pricey but worth every cent!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Diner
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“One of the best places to get breakfast in Forest Park. It is a 1950's diner and has traditional breakfast food at a great price. There is no alcohol and it has diner coffee - just FYI. If you are headed there on a Saturday or Sunday morning, expect a wait. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“They serve Intelligentsia Coffee, Industrial-style coffee shop serving lattes, baked goods & breakfast burritos in an open setup. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch. Half-price bottles on Tuesday and Wednesday night, $4 mimosas at weekend brunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Blue line to Harlem (2 stops), exit at the Circle Ave. side, hang a left and go to the corner. On weekends they have Beignets!! Locally grown food. Good place.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Family owned Grocery store right down the street from me (one block) Great items and super friendly folks!! Shop local!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Street Address
“Chicago Lake / Harlem Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Green Line train stop. The Chicago public transit system can connect you to your destination if you transfer and plan ahead accordingly. Please visit transitchicago.com for detailed schedules and Plan Your Trip features. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
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“Popular breakfast spot in Forest Park. Offers glutton free pancakes and waffles. A large breakfast and lunch menu. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Coffee Shop
“Great breakfast. Great coffee. Cute space. It's one of our "go to" places. Solid lunches as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This place has good food, created with concern for local sourcing and concern for the environment. What I like best about The Heritage is stopping by for a happy hour. They have a deal on raw oysters. Add a nice glass of wine and it's a great way to end an afternoon.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
“Good Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago hot dogs in a retro-diner setting. My friends from high school always make it a point to go to Portillo's when they're in town. They love the authentic taste that they can't get where they live now. I always head over to get a mint cake shake around St. Patrick's day, and who doesn't love their chocolate cake?”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“A great place to watch games on multiple tv screens. Food and drinks are amazing.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“This is one of our favorite haunts. It has an amazing burger, wonderful beer selection, and the mac and cheese is too die for! We have had everything on the menu and we have yet to be disappointed. There are two other locations in Oak Park. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This is an old-school, family friendly steak house, located walking distance from your suite. They are famous for their French Onion soup and terrific steaks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“They have amazing Italian food and there is always a wait! A bit pricey but worth every cent!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Diner
“One of the best places to get breakfast in Forest Park. It is a 1950's diner and has traditional breakfast food at a great price. There is no alcohol and it has diner coffee - just FYI. If you are headed there on a Saturday or Sunday morning, expect a wait. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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