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Restaurants
A local authentic Italian food cafe serving up various traditional and flavorful Italian dishes. It is a two-minute walk from the apartment and was also featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" hosted by Guy Fieri.
Rex Italian Foods, Inc
4431 Harlem Ave
A local authentic Italian food cafe serving up various traditional and flavorful Italian dishes. It is a two-minute walk from the apartment and was also featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" hosted by Guy Fieri.
If this is your first time in Chicago, I also highly recommend visiting a Chicago classic, Portillo's Hot Dogs, which is about a 10-minute walk from the apartment. They serve everything from Italian beef and hot dogs, to chocolate-cake shakes and salads.
Portillo's Hot Dogs
7308 W Lawrence Ave
If this is your first time in Chicago, I also highly recommend visiting a Chicago classic, Portillo's Hot Dogs, which is about a 10-minute walk from the apartment. They serve everything from Italian beef and hot dogs, to chocolate-cake shakes and salads.
A local Polish cafe serving a great variety of food. If looking to grab some quick food options, I recommend trying their Kebabs (ask for half chicken and half beef) or their "Zapiekanki" (Polish pizza-style bread). They also make their own homemade juice called Kompot.
Baltic
7352 W Lawrence Ave
A local Polish cafe serving a great variety of food. If looking to grab some quick food options, I recommend trying their Kebabs (ask for half chicken and half beef) or their "Zapiekanki" (Polish pizza-style bread). They also make their own homemade juice called Kompot.
Casual sports bar with everything from bar snacks to steaks, as well as a large selection of tap beers. If you want to catch a live sports game nearby, this is the place to do it!
Miller's Ale House - Norridge
4474 N Harlem Ave
Casual sports bar with everything from bar snacks to steaks, as well as a large selection of tap beers. If you want to catch a live sports game nearby, this is the place to do it!
So tacky that its amazing! This tiki bar is about a 15 minute drive from the apartment and offers a huge selection of tropical drinks. They also often offer groupon deals and have an outdoor patio which is great in the summer!
Hala Kahiki Lounge
2834 River Road
So tacky that its amazing! This tiki bar is about a 15 minute drive from the apartment and offers a huge selection of tropical drinks. They also often offer groupon deals and have an outdoor patio which is great in the summer!
Wood fired brick oven pizza. One of the most popular restaurants in the local area. Authentic Italian pizza. My personal favorite is the Reginella. Recommended to call ahead to see if there is a long wait.
Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana
3719 N Harlem Ave
Wood fired brick oven pizza. One of the most popular restaurants in the local area. Authentic Italian pizza. My personal favorite is the Reginella. Recommended to call ahead to see if there is a long wait.
Grocery Stores
Local Polish/American grocery store with a wide variety of deli options, baked goods, fresh produce and more. A 5-minute walk from the apartment.
Deli 4 You
4353 N Harlem Ave
Local Polish/American grocery store with a wide variety of deli options, baked goods, fresh produce and more. A 5-minute walk from the apartment.
Large supermarket with a wide selection of goods. Marianos also has a fresh salad and hot food bar, sushi, brick oven pizza, bbq sandwiches and more. Very clean and well-maintained grocery store.
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locals recommend
Mariano's
7401 West Lawrence Avenue
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locals recommend
Large supermarket with a wide selection of goods. Marianos also has a fresh salad and hot food bar, sushi, brick oven pizza, bbq sandwiches and more. Very clean and well-maintained grocery store.
Local Aldi store featuring competitively priced grocery goods. About a 5 minute walk from the apartment.
ALDI
4703 North Harlem Avenue
Local Aldi store featuring competitively priced grocery goods. About a 5 minute walk from the apartment.
Shopping & Entertainment
Nearby shopping mall with a good selection of stores and food options. The mall includes major department stores such as Target, Best Buy, Kohls & Nordstrom Rack.
6
locals recommend
Harlem Irving Plaza
4104 Harlem Avenue
6
locals recommend
Nearby shopping mall with a good selection of stores and food options. The mall includes major department stores such as Target, Best Buy, Kohls & Nordstrom Rack.
Local movie theatre and only a 3-minute walk from the apartment. Features reclining leather seats and a good selection of the newest movies.
AMC Norridge 6
4520 N Harlem Ave
Local movie theatre and only a 3-minute walk from the apartment. Features reclining leather seats and a good selection of the newest movies.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago is about a 10-minute drive from the apartment and features a huge selection of discount stores. Everything from very high-end fashion to everyday item stores are featured. People from all over Chicago drive to this mall for the discounts.
22
locals recommend
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5220 Fashion Outlets Way
22
locals recommend
Fashion Outlets of Chicago is about a 10-minute drive from the apartment and features a huge selection of discount stores. Everything from very high-end fashion to everyday item stores are featured. People from all over Chicago drive to this mall for the discounts.
Nearby Target for all your basic necessity items.
Target
4050 North Harlem Avenue
Nearby Target for all your basic necessity items.
Entertainment District in Rosemont featuring several restaurants, bowling alley, indoor skydiving, a German beerhouse, and a Movie Theatre. About a 10-minute drive from the apartment.
Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
5501 Park Place
Entertainment District in Rosemont featuring several restaurants, bowling alley, indoor skydiving, a German beerhouse, and a Movie Theatre. About a 10-minute drive from the apartment.
Food Scene
Rex's Italian Foods is a local classic Italian cafe serving up entrees and sandwiches. Rex's was featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" hosted by Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri.
Rex Italian Foods, Inc
4431 Harlem Ave
Rex's Italian Foods is a local classic Italian cafe serving up entrees and sandwiches. Rex's was featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" hosted by Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri.
A Chicago classic. If this is your first time in Chicago or if you have never tried this restaurant, I highly recommend visiting Portillos. My personal favorites are the jumbo hot dog, cheeseburger and chopped salad. They are also known for their chocolate cake shakes and Italian Beef.
Portillo's Hot Dogs
7308 W Lawrence Ave
A Chicago classic. If this is your first time in Chicago or if you have never tried this restaurant, I highly recommend visiting Portillos. My personal favorites are the jumbo hot dog, cheeseburger and chopped salad. They are also known for their chocolate cake shakes and Italian Beef.
Local polish cafe/restaurant with authentic polish food options. Best known for their "zapiekanki" which is pizza bread, as well as their Kebab sandwiches.
Baltic
7352 W Lawrence Ave
Local polish cafe/restaurant with authentic polish food options. Best known for their "zapiekanki" which is pizza bread, as well as their Kebab sandwiches.
Drinks & Nightlife
Great place with a wide variety of food and drink options. Known for their "zingers" which are their signature chicken fingers with various sauce options. Lots of TVs if you want to catch a live sports game in a fun environment.
Miller's Ale House - Norridge
4474 N Harlem Ave
Great place with a wide variety of food and drink options. Known for their "zingers" which are their signature chicken fingers with various sauce options. Lots of TVs if you want to catch a live sports game in a fun environment.
Shopping
High end outlet mall featuring several luxury and well known brands.
22
locals recommend
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5220 Fashion Outlets Way
22
locals recommend
High end outlet mall featuring several luxury and well known brands.
Large mall with a good selection of stores and food options. Also has major department stores such as Target, Best Buy and more.
6
locals recommend
Harlem Irving Plaza
4104 Harlem Avenue
6
locals recommend
Large mall with a good selection of stores and food options. Also has major department stores such as Target, Best Buy and more.
Parks & Nature
Huge forest reserve located about a 10 minute drive directly west of the apartment. The forest preserve starts just west of East River Road and can be entered into from various entrances.
Forest Preserves of Cook County
9460 S Dee Rd
Huge forest reserve located about a 10 minute drive directly west of the apartment. The forest preserve starts just west of East River Road and can be entered into from various entrances.