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.

First time in Chicago

by Late to the party 6 hours ago

Hi there, my wife and I are on our way last minute to Chicago for the ZBB concert this Saturday at Wrigley. We have ...

nsxtasy commented 4 hours ago

Dinner for 1 Suggestion Needed

by bostonpilot 4 days ago

Hi All- I am hoping that you can help me out with a restaurant suggestion. Here's the background: I travel a l...


bostonpilot commented 8 hours ago

Retro Steakhouse

by Booboo731 2 days ago

I'm looking for a great retro steakhouse in Chicagoland (that includes the suburbs!). Remember the kind that was you...

nsxtasy commented 1 day ago

Chicagoland Kosher: Does anyone else here know that doughnuts @ the Homewood, IL, Krispy Kreme is certified kosher?

by KA2CSH 4 months ago

I have been to the Krispy Kreme in Homewood, IL. They are located at 17815 Halsted St in Homewood, IL, about 1 mile ...


ah81 commented 5 days ago

Creamy Garlic Dressing Recipe? (Chicago style)

by tiffeecanoe 5 years ago

I miss the amazing creamy garlic salad dressings popular, or well, once popular, in Chicago restaurants, especially I...


sweetsprmom commented 6 days ago

Help with Monday Dinner

by purple gator 13 days ago

We are visiting Chicago over Labor Day weekend (Saturday through Thursday). Currently have reservations for Next and ...

nsxtasy commented 9 days ago

Chicagoland for four days - help me with this list

by johnmart11 10 days ago

Finally getting back to one of my favorite restaurant cities. It has been over 3 years and it looks like a lot has ch...

nsxtasy commented 9 days ago

Was Henrici's a restaurant?

by KAD 15 years ago

I have a lot of old books of Chicago with many pictures. Many pictures shows a place with a big neon sign with the wo...


Querencia commented 11 days ago

Butch's Beef

by Efrain 12 years ago

I'm not sure where this establishment has been for the last 20 or so years, but it's back- a few blocks from it's ...


plmezzano commented 11 days ago

2 Nights in Chicago

by RIfoodie29 1 month ago

I will be in Chicago for a quick business trip on the nights of 7-31-17 and 8-1-17 (Monday and Tuesday to be more spe...

nsxtasy commented 11 days ago

Gibson's or Gene & Gorgetti's in Rosemont

by lindainwi 14 days ago

Looking for a great, classic Chicago steakhouse in Rosemont this Friday night. Narrowed it down to Gibson's or Gene &...


rhododendron commented 12 days ago

Wholesale Italian Beef in Chicago

by chickky311 6 years ago

OK, I'm hoping somebody can help me out here. A while back my fiance and I went to a party and the people there were...


jzeno50 commented 14 days ago

Help me map out my visit!

by JillSchorr 26 days ago

Heading into Chicago for 4 days on Saturday morning. Staying at the Hyatt Regency. We bought a Chicago "GO" pass wi...


masha commented 26 days ago

Help with specific location in Chicago

by zinfanatic 1 month ago

We are staying near W.Division and North Milwaukee. Since we will be arriving about 5:00 into Midway from SF, we will...

carineLS commented 27 days ago

Obscure international holes-in-the-wall in Chicago

by Displaced Hoser 6 months ago

Hi all, I'm going to be in Chicago for a conference for a few days in July. Will not have access to a car but will...


vula commented 1 month ago

One lunch in Chicago

by kickerconspiracy 3 months ago

Come at me with your best rec. In Chicago til Friday. Purple Pig, Au Cheval and pizza is out. Any cuisine, any...


masha commented 1 month ago

Old seafood place close to Navy Pier?

by Marquee 13 years ago

I used to go to a place pretty close to Navy Pier for fried seafood take-out when my Dad worked in the Amoco building...


jets63 commented 1 month ago

Dinner help!

by nsm08 1 month ago

Hi, My husband and I will be in town in August to celebrate our anniversary. We are eating at purple pig, au chev...


rhododendron commented 1 month ago

New Pastry Hits Chicago

by Querencia 2 months ago

I'm not sure where to post this but I know it as a Chicago thing. Jewel Foods has recently started carrying puff past...


ferret commented 1 month ago

Mild Sauce - Only in Chicago?

by xbeetfarmx 14 years ago

So this is my first post to chowhounds. Hi! One of my favorite things about Chicago, is something called "Mild Sauce"...


rubioblack commented 1 month ago