I'm sure there are similar posts, but I am looking for something very specific and I thought I'd just cut to the chase.
I'm bringing my son and two of his friends to Chicago this weekend to celebrate his birthday. Our dining activities will likely take us to the Bulls game (eating there), Margie's Candies, Glazed and Infused, and Portillo's, but I need a quick, early dinner spot on Saturday night that we'd all enjoy before making the 3 hour drive home via I-90/94.
I'm sure they won't want to sit for anything too sedate, so it should have energy, atmosphere, and food that picky boy eaters might like. Other considerations: no pizza (birthday boy doesn't like it), not too far off the expressway, and no further north than about Webster. Thanks for your help!