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Best things to do in River Forest

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Coffee Shop
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“Great breakfast. Great coffee. Cute space. It's one of our "go to" places. Solid lunches as well.”
10 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.”
9 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Located in the heart of Forest Park's Madison Street, ESBC is a fully functional brewery and kitchen. ”
10 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!”
6 locals recommend
Bar
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“OMG, the truffle parmesan fries and the great food. Neighborhoody, Cubs Haven and Real Chicago. ”
8 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Forest Park's new hot restaurant. Great meals, great cocktails, finer dining on Madison Street. ”
9 locals recommend
Bar
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“A local favorite. Shabby decor but EXCELLENT burgers and fun events!! Trivia, 80's bingo, and karaoke. ”
7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“"The Jewels" Large grocery store and pharmacy. Typical American grocery store.”
6 locals recommend
Café
“They serve Intelligentsia Coffee, Industrial-style coffee shop serving lattes, baked goods & breakfast burritos in an open setup. ”
7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Lovely place to relax and smell the coffee :) Right off the Harlem/ lake station. ”
4 locals recommend
Diner
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“Louie's Grill is modeled after a 1950's diner. Jeremy and I frequent this spot for breakfast, Food is good and the people are very friendly. ”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Established in 1931, the Hal Tyrrell Trailside Museum of Natural History served as the first public nature education facility of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Visitors to the Museum, housed in a historic mid-1870′s Victorian mansion, will discover displays of live native animals, colorful wildflower gardens, information about local wildlife and their habitats, and more. Natural-surfaced hiking trails through the surrounding Forest Preserve wind through beautiful oak woodlands and floodplain forest, and to a pond and along the Des Plaines River. Check ahead for hours. Children-friendly activities. Also a great path to hike here too.”
1 local recommends
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
Bus Station
1 local recommends
Corner Shop
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“Pharmacy. Over the counter meds. Make up. Health care needs. Few groceries. ”
5 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Just super unique. Cute and quaint. And, as you might have guessed, yes, they only sell Histories & Mysteries. ”
3 locals recommend