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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.

How to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Chicago This Christmas

New York City may get most of the attention as America’s idyllic Christmas destination, but it’s Chicago that is truly the winter wonderland of your dreams. Among the bustling food scene, awe-inspiring...
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30th Birthday - Chicago

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by jnk89 2 days ago

Hi 'hounds...this is my first post on here, but I have utilized the discussion board to see if there's been any recent questions re: affordable group dinners. I just moved back to Chicago this ...

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Lefse

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by jean34 7 days ago

Hello! Does anyone know of a market or a restaurant in the Chicago area selling Lefse?

Chicago Reviews Nov - First in a Series

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by bighound 14 days ago

Back from a chicago b-day trip. gonna post meal reviews here. please add to the discussion. Luke's Italian Beef-not as good as expected First time in Chicago and first Italian beef. Lunch was I...

Billy Goat Tavern

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by bighound 14 days ago

for our last meal, in Chicago, we made the obligatory visit to the Billy Goat Tavern made famous by an SNL skit-(Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger). not the original location that inspired the ...

Cozy Corner Breakfast Boutique-Oak Park

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by bighound 14 days ago

After very extensive research and a long train ride to the end of the line we chose Sunday morning breakfast at Cozy Corner Breakfast Boutique in Oak Park., a small but bustling spot in a residenti...

Wildberry Cafe

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by bighound 14 days ago

read some very good reviews for this spot and it was near our hotel so for our last breakfast in Chicago went to Wildberry Cafe. Despite our intention to eat a light meal we got huge portions. my t...

Volare Italian Restaurant

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by bighound 14 days ago

our dinner at Volare was very good from start to finish. seated promptly and pleasantly. a nice tasty selection of fresh bread was delivered quickly. chose to start with the bruschetta and it was v...

Hoosier Mama Pie

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by bighound 14 days ago

first visit to Hoosier Mama pie shop which was quite good. The crust was layered like phyllo dough. The choices seemed reduced as it was so late. But they had two right up our alley- chocolate che...

Ann Sather for breakfast

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by bighound 14 days ago

decided to start my birthday by going to Ann Sather restaurant for breakfast, which was excellent with huge portions and delicious food. wife had the Swedish breakfast which had swedish meatballs, ...

Tsukiji Fish Market

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by bighound 14 days ago

celebrated a birthday dinner here. After experiencing busy restaurants, we were quite surprised to find the restaurant empty. Guess that reservation wasn't necessary. They claim to import all seafo...

Devil Dawgs

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by bighound 14 days ago

Lunch at Devil Dawgs, a highly rated Chicago dog and sausage institution. Large menu of hot dogs, sausages, sliders and chicken sandwiches. Along with fries, rings and shakes. The meat in casing me...

Giordano's Pizza

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by bighound 14 days ago

First dinner in Chicago is at Giordano's for deep dish pizza. To our surprise, there was a line out the door despite being in an office building. They have a clever system where you order your pi...

Chicagoans - What local restaurants would you head to first?

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by kayreed 1 month ago

DH and I will be visiting Chicago (staying in downtown) in mid November. We like to find restaurants using the Calvin Trillin method (i.e. asking a local "if you were beamed to Antartica for 6 mont...

Best Steakhouses in America

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by Perilagu Khan 2 months ago

I'm working on a literary project of sorts, dealing with the steakhouse in America. Toward that end, I was hoping some of you might nominate the steakhouse you consider the best in the state you kn...

Henry's Hamburgers? Wimpy's in the Loop!

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by Kad 18 years ago

Anyone remember Henry's Hamburgers. They had great burgers in the Chicago area. I knew of 3 locations, on Fullerton and Central, on Western accross from Riverview and on Rt.83 in Wheeling. Does any...

Restaurant for mother's 60th birthday (Chicago)

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by matthewa 2 months ago

Hi, My mother is turning 60 and is visiting me in Chicago. I'd like to take her to a "nice" restaurant that makes the occasion feel special, but she would feel uncomfortable if it were too "fanc...

Grand Opening Hyde Park (Chicago) TJ

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by Querencia 2 months ago

The long-awaited reincarnation of the Hyde Park Treasure Island as the Hyde Park Trader Joe's will be celebrated October 18. 55th and Lake Park, plenty of parking.

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble ...

Shrimp shack

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by mostlymarilyn 14 years ago

As a young person, we use to stop at a shrimp shack at or around 29th and S. Ashland Avenue. Hubby thinks he remembers the name being "Anderson's". Noticed about 8 years ago that it is now gone com...