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Best Italian coffee
Caffè Pronto
4501 N Cumberland Ave
Best Italian coffee
I recommend hungarian style potato pancake with goulash.
Polish Bistro
8303 W Irving Park Rd
I recommend hungarian style potato pancake with goulash.
Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar. Excellent service, great food and great selection of wines. Lunch and Dinner reservations recommended $40 per person
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
5460 Park Pl
Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar. Excellent service, great food and great selection of wines. Lunch and Dinner reservations recommended $40 per person
Tex-Mex chain serving burgers, tacos, plus beer & margaritas, in a funky, colorful space. Popular for Lunch, Dinner, Solo dining,
Adobe Gilas
5455 Park Pl
Tex-Mex chain serving burgers, tacos, plus beer & margaritas, in a funky, colorful space. Popular for Lunch, Dinner, Solo dining,
The Capital Grille is an American fine-dining restaurant offering dry aged steaks, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list.
The Capital Grille
5340 N River Rd
The Capital Grille is an American fine-dining restaurant offering dry aged steaks, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list.
Japanese eatery known for its sushi bar offers teriyaki & other cooked fare in a traditional space. Umami sushi had decent all you can eat sushi. The sushi is very fresh. There are many delicious and flavorful rolls to choose from. The menu has many items, and I liked everything I tried.
Umami Sushi
4626 N Cumberland Ave
Japanese eatery known for its sushi bar offers teriyaki & other cooked fare in a traditional space. Umami sushi had decent all you can eat sushi. The sushi is very fresh. There are many delicious and flavorful rolls to choose from. The menu has many items, and I liked everything I tried.
Festive Bavarian lodge featuring traditional German food & beers plus music on the weekends.
Edelweiss German American Cuisine
7650 W Irving Park Rd
Festive Bavarian lodge featuring traditional German food & beers plus music on the weekends.
This place is rated the best beef in Chicago by Channel 7 the Italian beef is really good. I love the fries the prices are great the staff is always very friendly. No credit cards taken. 3 minute walking distance
Bob-O's Hot Dogs
8258 W Irving Park Rd
This place is rated the best beef in Chicago by Channel 7 the Italian beef is really good. I love the fries the prices are great the staff is always very friendly. No credit cards taken. 3 minute walking distance
Awesome pizza, super friendly staff. 1 minute walking distance
Lonnie's Pizzeria
8343 W Irving Park Rd
Awesome pizza, super friendly staff. 1 minute walking distance
Food is specially prepared with the finest ingredients, seasoned just right for you, your family, and your guests to enjoy. HAPPY HOURS (Monday thru Friday 3PM-6PM)
D'Agostino's Pizza and Pub River Grove
3131 Thatcher Ave
Food is specially prepared with the finest ingredients, seasoned just right for you, your family, and your guests to enjoy. HAPPY HOURS (Monday thru Friday 3PM-6PM)
Chain eatery serving breakfast & sandwiches in an informal, contemporary atmosphere. Open 6am-4pm
Elly's on Cumberland
5050 N Cumberland Ave
Chain eatery serving breakfast & sandwiches in an informal, contemporary atmosphere. Open 6am-4pm
LongHorn Steakhouse is an American casual dining restaurant known for grilled beef, fresh seafood, juicy chicken & fall-off-the-bone ribs slow roasted in our homemade BBQ sauce & other American dishes in a ranch-style space.
LongHorn Steakhouse
7070 West Forest Preserve Drive
LongHorn Steakhouse is an American casual dining restaurant known for grilled beef, fresh seafood, juicy chicken & fall-off-the-bone ribs slow roasted in our homemade BBQ sauce & other American dishes in a ranch-style space.
Fantastic atmosphere, wonderful food and a great experience, prefers it to the lunch /brunch BRUNCH SAT 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM SUN 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Full Churrasco Experience Includes Market Table ..$42 LUNCH MON-FRI 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Full Churrasco Experience Includes Market Table & Feijoada Bar $37
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
5460 Park Pl
Fantastic atmosphere, wonderful food and a great experience, prefers it to the lunch /brunch BRUNCH SAT 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM SUN 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Full Churrasco Experience Includes Market Table ..$42 LUNCH MON-FRI 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Full Churrasco Experience Includes Market Table & Feijoada Bar $37
Amazing for people of all ages. They have a very enjoyable show with an incorporated dinner. The outcome of the show does change every time to not make it the exact same. Medieval times is great for large parties and small groups. When you go, you can expect a very nice dinner along with a jousting match and other medieval themed competitions. What also makes this place interesting is the splitting into different teams/countries to have the suspense of who wins.
2001 N Roselle Rd
2001 N Roselle Rd
Amazing for people of all ages. They have a very enjoyable show with an incorporated dinner. The outcome of the show does change every time to not make it the exact same. Medieval times is great for large parties and small groups. When you go, you can expect a very nice dinner along with a jousting match and other medieval themed competitions. What also makes this place interesting is the splitting into different teams/countries to have the suspense of who wins.
Shopping
The mall features over 100 stores and a food court; anchor stores include Carson, Kohls, Nordstrom Rack, Pandora, Pink Victoria Secret, Best Buy, Target
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locals recommend
Harlem Irving Plaza
4104 Harlem Avenue
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locals recommend
The mall features over 100 stores and a food court; anchor stores include Carson, Kohls, Nordstrom Rack, Pandora, Pink Victoria Secret, Best Buy, Target
Bi-level enclosed outlet mall with designer goods, custom interactive visual arts & restaurants.
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locals recommend
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
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locals recommend
Bi-level enclosed outlet mall with designer goods, custom interactive visual arts & restaurants.
Essentials
Great selection of eastern European foods, meats, and baked goods. 63,000 square feet with over 700 parking spots. Products from America and all over the globe. offer the largest variety of freshly baked bread and delicious cakes. Carry organic, gluten-free, and Non-GMO products.
Rich's Fresh Market
3141 Thatcher Ave
Great selection of eastern European foods, meats, and baked goods. 63,000 square feet with over 700 parking spots. Products from America and all over the globe. offer the largest variety of freshly baked bread and delicious cakes. Carry organic, gluten-free, and Non-GMO products.
The freshest high-quality foods from just about everywhere in the world.
10
locals recommend
Mariano's
7401 West Lawrence Avenue
10
locals recommend
The freshest high-quality foods from just about everywhere in the world.
Provide its customers with friendly service, good quality food and deli items at very affordable prices.
Butera Market
4761 North Nagle Avenue
Provide its customers with friendly service, good quality food and deli items at very affordable prices.
The freshest high-quality foods from just about everywhere in the world.
Mariano's
1900 South Cumberland Avenue
The freshest high-quality foods from just about everywhere in the world.
Provide its customers with friendly service, good quality food and deli items at very affordable prices. Pharmacy
Jewel-Osco
4734 North Cumberland Avenue
Provide its customers with friendly service, good quality food and deli items at very affordable prices. Pharmacy
Entertainment & Activities
Indoor Skydiving | Fun & Safe for Your Family‎. Make the dream of flight a reality at iFly Chicago-Rosemont.
iFLY
5520 Park Place
Indoor Skydiving | Fun & Safe for Your Family‎. Make the dream of flight a reality at iFly Chicago-Rosemont.
Notable events held annually include: The Chicago RV and Boat Show. The International Gem and Jewelry Show. Anime Central. Anime Midwest. Wizard World Chicago. The Classic Auto Show Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals.
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd
Notable events held annually include: The Chicago RV and Boat Show. The International Gem and Jewelry Show. Anime Central. Anime Midwest. Wizard World Chicago. The Classic Auto Show Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals.
Amazing for people of all ages. They have a very enjoyable show with an incorporated dinner. The outcome of the show does change every time to not make it the exact same. Medieval times is great for large parties and small groups. When you go, you can expect a very nice dinner along with a jousting match and other medieval themed competitions. What also makes this place interesting is the splitting into different teams/countries to have the suspense of who wins.
2001 N Roselle Rd
2001 N Roselle Rd
Amazing for people of all ages. They have a very enjoyable show with an incorporated dinner. The outcome of the show does change every time to not make it the exact same. Medieval times is great for large parties and small groups. When you go, you can expect a very nice dinner along with a jousting match and other medieval themed competitions. What also makes this place interesting is the splitting into different teams/countries to have the suspense of who wins.
Drinks & Nightlife
"If you're a fan of music, good food, and good beer you'll like this place. Friendly staff, fabulous sound quality, plenty of room!
Joe's Live
5441 Park Pl
"If you're a fan of music, good food, and good beer you'll like this place. Friendly staff, fabulous sound quality, plenty of room!
Great authentic polish bar that everyone can enjoy. Very friendly
Second Time Around
8303 W Irving Park Rd
Great authentic polish bar that everyone can enjoy. Very friendly
Sightseeing
Observatory on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building with a tilting glass lookout 1000 ft. up.
157
locals recommend
John Hancock Center
875 North Michigan Avenue
157
locals recommend
Observatory on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building with a tilting glass lookout 1000 ft. up.
Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago. The galleries are home to creatures from the Waters of the World – rivers and reefs, Great Lakes and small ones, and the global ocean. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising’s flooded forest, the Abbott Oceanarium’s Pacific Northwest coast and Wild Reef’s Indo-Pacific reef. Go totally polar in Polar Play Zone and be sure to see Shedd's Aquatic Presentation. Experience 32,000 unbelievable animals from around the globe, including sea otters, dolphins, penguins and more! ****** 2017 Free Chicago Museum Days ** https://chicagoonthecheap.com/free-chicago-museum-days/
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locals recommend
Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
188
locals recommend
Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago. The galleries are home to creatures from the Waters of the World – rivers and reefs, Great Lakes and small ones, and the global ocean. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising’s flooded forest, the Abbott Oceanarium’s Pacific Northwest coast and Wild Reef’s Indo-Pacific reef. Go totally polar in Polar Play Zone and be sure to see Shedd's Aquatic Presentation. Experience 32,000 unbelievable animals from around the globe, including sea otters, dolphins, penguins and more! ****** 2017 Free Chicago Museum Days ** https://chicagoonthecheap.com/free-chicago-museum-days/
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike. Have dinner at Park Grill, located at the gateway to Millennium Park, serving sophisticated American cuisine. The restaurant overlooks the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, open from mid-November through early March. In the evening, catch a free concert through fall at the outdoor Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
20
locals recommend
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
20
locals recommend
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike. Have dinner at Park Grill, located at the gateway to Millennium Park, serving sophisticated American cuisine. The restaurant overlooks the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, open from mid-November through early March. In the evening, catch a free concert through fall at the outdoor Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives. Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.
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locals recommend
Cloud Gate
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locals recommend
The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives. Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.
Features and Layout of Grant Park 1. Millennium Park 2. Maggie Daley Park. 3. The Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley. 4. Buckingham Fountain. 5. Congress Plaza. 6. Petrillo Music Shell. 7. Museum Campus. 8. Art Institute of Chicago. 9. Hutchinson Field. 10. Chicago Lakefront Trail. 11. Marinas and Harbors. 12. Skate Park in Grant Park. For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com
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locals recommend
Grant Park
337 East Randolph Street
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locals recommend
Features and Layout of Grant Park 1. Millennium Park 2. Maggie Daley Park. 3. The Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley. 4. Buckingham Fountain. 5. Congress Plaza. 6. Petrillo Music Shell. 7. Museum Campus. 8. Art Institute of Chicago. 9. Hutchinson Field. 10. Chicago Lakefront Trail. 11. Marinas and Harbors. 12. Skate Park in Grant Park. For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com