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Food and restaurants in Chicago

Top restaurants

Taco Place
“Best & most crowded patio in the city in the heart of wicker park neighborhood; good tacos, great whiskey list and killer margaritas”
  • 376 locals recommend
Café
“The gourmet restaurant that kick started Logan Square. This locally owned favorite is elegant and up style. It happens to be right on the square, surrounded by shops and fun people watching.”
  • 249 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Foodies and gourmet buff will like this place. Has a full bar, tavern style, and high end food offerings. This place is upbeat and often loud on Friday's and Saturdays -- but exciting if you're in the mood to celebrate.”
  • 248 locals recommend
Brewery
“Beer brewing on premises, 15+ fresh varieties on tap. Great pub food. If it's crowded, wait in the front and order bacon/parmesean popcorn or giant hot Bavarian pretzels.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
“One of the best places to be in the summer! Huge outdoor patio. Enjoy the famous negroni slushi while playing ping pong with friends!”
  • 201 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“West Loop- Best Burger in hopping restaurant district in Chicago with great craft cocktails. Prepare for a wait, try the Lone Wolf next door for a cocktail. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Great cocktails and food. Don’t leave before midnight when chocolate chip cookies are served.”
  • 158 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Instead of the uber expensive restaurant, head up to the lounge on the 96th floor of the Hancock building and get an incredible view. (Our favorite/cheapest sightseeing hack!) Enjoy specialties, sweets or drinks.”
  • 155 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“The gourmet restaurant that kick started Logan Square. This locally owned favorite is elegant and up style. It happens to be right on the square, surrounded by shops and fun people watching.”
  • 249 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“If you like donuts, you need to go to Stan's. Nutella stuffed pockets. Pistachio cake. Blueberry fritter. Line can build but goes fast. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This BYOB serves comfort food with a twist, such as grilled cheese with tomato-fennel soup.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Colorful coffeehouse offering java, gourmet sandwiches & soup plus art showings & occasional music”
  • 56 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The Dark Matter Coffee company, a tried-and-true Chicago brand, has shops across the city, including a location in Ukrainian Village called Star Lounge Coffee Bar. Local art is hung on burnt-orange walls and there’s a long bar that you can belly-up to and order a Unicorn Blood blended roast. In the warmer months the patio is open, and you can bring your four-legged friend to join you in the sun. This is a great place to go to meet friends or to sit for a spell with a good book. And, if you get hungry, there are little nibbles and noshes to satiate you.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“'80s-themed rustic coffee shop, complete with a DeLorean, pouring locally roasted coffee.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
“Map Room has wonderful beer selection. Cash is preferred but cards are accepted. Can get crowded quickly. So, if you want a seat, get there early!”
  • 78 locals recommend

Bakeries

Pie Shop
“Wicker Park-Best Pies hands down, worth the trip! Think, gramma's kitchen, where you can only get the pie of the day. Each day they bake a choice of three different pies so on any given day, your choices will not be the same as yesterday. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“You can stop here for coffee and bagels etc in the am but this place is known for wood-fired pizza, just down the block from Longman. We eat it almost once a week like clockwork... ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“If you like donuts, you need to go to Stan's. Nutella stuffed pockets. Pistachio cake. Blueberry fritter. Line can build but goes fast. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Diner
“Under 1 mile away: "Oh, Stephanie Izard, how we love thee. And while, yes, to get the full Top Chef treatment you might want to give her more famous – and more expensive – Girl & the Goat a try, casual-offshoot Little Goat Diner is a definite go-to, in our eyes. Featuring a combo of classic diner fare and funky, chef-y options, Little Goat is the perfect mix of adventure and the familiar." --UrbanMatter”
  • 61 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great breakfast and lunch. Bliss cakes are amazing. Great bakery and they hired the baker from Swedish bakery when the closed which was the oldest bakery in Chicago!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
“Local favorite for breakfast, lunch, pastries and desserts. They also have a nice dinner menu and lovely patio for outside dining in the heart of Lincoln Square across from the fountain. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bakery
“A culinary staple of Hyde Park! Medici has both a sit-down restaurant and a café, so that no matter which experience you're feeling up for, it's got you covered.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, tea, coffee, & more! They also have a quiet indoor space separate from the bakery if you need a remote workspace.”
  • 49 locals recommend
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