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.

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

If you're grilling or guesting at a Labor Day BBQ this weekend, are you reaching for ketchup when it comes time to dress your hot dog? If so, you may be igniting the ire, disgust, and/or pity of everyone...

Chicagoans - What local restaurants would you head to first?

by kayreed 12 days 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

Perilagu Khan
by Perilagu Khan 1 month 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!

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)

by matthewa 22 days 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

by Querencia 1 month 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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

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...

*** Michelin Chicago 2020 ***

by Gonzo70 3 months ago

With Michelin selection day a little over a month away (September 26th) I figured I would make my annual predictions. As always this is not what I want/think Michelin should do, but a prediction of...

Jewish Restaurant Chicago

by Diabetic 2 months ago

Anybody know of a Jewish restaurant close to Chicago that is like the old WHAT'S COOKING RESTAURANT (REPORTED CLOSED) 6181 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

SAHAR International Market

by Querencia 3 months ago

Not sure---are we allowed to recommend stores here? Yesterday I went searching Chicago for omani, the dried ground lime that seasons a Persian eggplant dish that I like, and found it (and a zillion...

Chicago Pasta House | Moreno Valley - Riverside County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Thanks to RSMBob's post about Chicago-style pizza in SoCal, in October I picked up a stuffed pizza from Chicago Pasta House on my way to see friends in Palm Springs. https://www.chowhound.com/pos...

Lem's BBQ Rub

by pswitz 2 months ago

Does anyone know what type of rub/seasoning Lem's uses on their rib tips? The flavor is distinct from other places. In Florida now and would like to do some BBQ with his signature flavor, taste.

'Ice Cider'

by surayabay 2 months ago

Hi, does anyone know a retailer who sells 'Ice Cider', (in Lake County, Illinois?) It's a dessert wine, (10-11% alcohol by volume), made from frozen apples left to freeze on the tree and then pick...

Alinea Reservation - 11/5/19 - 8pm - 1 person

by darknlyte 2 months ago

Made a reservation for Alinea for 1 person on 11/5/19 at 8pm, but will not be able to make it thanks to change in business trip. Cost is $341.19 inclusive of tax and service charge. Please contact ...

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.

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Even though restaurants are capable of taking orders directly—after all, both numbers are routed to the same place—Yelp is pushing customers to Grubhub-owned phone numbers in order to facil...

Where to buy fresh and good mochi in Chicago?

by FoodieFan123 5 months ago

I know H MART sells packaged mochi, and Whole Foods/Trader Joes sell mochi ice cream, but I was wondering if there are any stores that sell good quality/fresh mochi? Ideally someone in or near Chic...

Art Deco Candy and Ice Cream Shop

by redorb 4 months ago

Several years ago, I stumbled on an wonderful Art Deco candy and ice cream shop on the south side of Chicago. I can't remember the exact address, but it was around 50th and Ashland, I think. Does a...

Rumi in Wicker Park

by lailalou1331 3 months ago

My family needed a calm environment to enjoy dinner. We were in Wicker park and the charming mediterranean restaurant/ take-out was the perfect spot. It was a welcoming place with polite and kind s...