Chicago Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in Chicago and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

Five Gay Restaurants to Check Out in June (Pride Month)

June 1st marks the start of LGBTQ Pride Month and this year we celebrate an extra special edition. It's been 50 years since the iconic protests at Stonewall Inn in New York City—a spark in the decades...


by Querencia 28 days ago

Rhubarb: loaded with nutrients, delicious, easy to grow, and ... rare? My Chicago supermarket doesn't know what it is. This morning I saw a tiny amount of it at the farmers' market and it was $6 fo...

Millers Steakhouse On Western

by HARRY REEMS 15 years ago

Anybody remember this place that was on devon and western. They had the best ribs ever. Lets talk about this place. Atrue oldie but goodie.


by Marianne 13 years ago

Where did Cavallone's Pizza go? I moved away for a few years, came back and it's gone. It was my favorite. Does anyone know what Rob is up to these days - does he have a new restaurant?

One Babka to Rule Them All

by ferret 10 days ago

I have ordered babkas and challas from this website and all I can say is they are the standards by which all others should be judged. To challenge a Seinfeld reference, none of their offerings are ...

Fury towards McDonald's Is at an All-Time High

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by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

" . . . Workers at a McDonald’s on Chicago’s South Side filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday, alleging that McDonald’s has done nothing to implement sa...

Monday lunch

by Holyposole 1 month ago

Very last minute question. Am in town for James Beard awards. Was hoping to try either Fat Rice or Mi Tocaya for lunch but both are closed on Mondays ☹️. Now thinking about either Revival Food Hall...

Looking for 90th Birthday Restaurants in Naperville (or nearby)

by sarahmdc 17 days ago

My grandmother's 90th Birthday is in late September and we're trying to plan a family get-together, probably about 15-20 people. We would be doing lunch. A location somewhere between Chicago and Ot...

Pizza place with gluten free options?

by diesel 21 days ago

Hello hounds, I'm traveling to Chicago in July with my kids and my partner who has celiac disease. I am wondering if there's any place my kids and I can enjoy good Chicago-style pizza, where my pa...

elliots bbq

by varothe 17 years ago

any information available on the above. last known address was in riverside and before that on 55th street in chicago.

Little Shedrak's Pacha (Lamb's Head)

by G Wiv 15 years ago

Reading the Mayor of Chicago Chowhound, Vital Information's, Middle Eastern list reminded me I had been meaning to try Little Shedrak's for quite a while, today was the lucky day. Lucky, you ask, w...

Does anyone know what happened to Farmer Brown's?

by Akiko 17 years ago

The thread below about Buffalo Wings made me think about how one of the best wings to be had was sold at this little take out shack close to Cabrini Green (I have to admit that the little asian gir...

Pre-Ballet restaurant recommendations needed

by twodales2 2 months ago

I'm looking for suggestions for lunch spots before the 2 PM performance of the Joffrey at the Auditorium Theater. Anyone?

Creamy Garlic Dressing Recipe? (Chicago style)

by tiffeecanoe 7 years ago

I miss the amazing creamy garlic salad dressings popular, or well, once popular, in Chicago restaurants, especially Italian. My all time favorite will always be from Tony & Lil's that used to be i...

Low decibel restaurant for birthday celebration

by lisanell 1 month ago

A friend and I are coming to Chicago in early July to celebrate a milestone birthday. Looking for a quiet but excellent restaurant with good wine list. Any suggestions?

Nantucket Cove

by Wren73 14 years ago

I received a recommendation to eat at the Nantucket Cove in Chicago. But in all my searches I cannot find it. Does anyone Know about this restaraunt?

GOYA Frozen Fruit Nectar Concentrates

by Querencia 2 months ago

CHICAGO: For years, GOYA has been saying that they distribute these concentrates only through Tony's Finer Foods (I mean the juice concentrates---guava, tamarind, soursop, and passionfruit--- in ca...

Like GIANT/MiTocaya? Want them to be your personal chefs?

by pierce 1 month ago

Check out this online auction to benefit Brentano public school. Jason Vincent and Diana Davila both have second graders at the school, and they are offering to join forces to cook dinner for 10 to...

Taylor Street Sheet Pizza

by Rene G 16 years ago

Before pizzerias became common in Chicago, pizza--usually baked in large rectangular pans and sold by the square--was a specialty of Italian bakeries. Most of the old places are long gone but a few...

Suggestions for Great Food in North Suburbs?

by 1HotTomato 2 months ago

I'm a Chicago native now living in CA. Going to visit my brother and his kids, who live in Lake Zurich. Two questions: 1) Is there somewhere that's just amazing but not super expensive (no mo...

Parky's Hot Dogs

by Phil 15 years ago

Went to Parky's hot dogs on Harlem Ave. the other day. Big mistake! Is it me or have they changed their brand of hot dogs? They were horrible! They never used your typical Vienna Beef/Best Kosher e...