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?

It's surprising how many hard-fast, nit-picky rules there are for such a relaxed, no-fuss food as the humble hot dog. It's just a casual American wiener, so what's the big whoop when it comes to putting...

Reservation Available at Alinea for 2 on 7/27/2019

by chicagoalinea 7 days ago

Hello. I have a reservation for 2 at The Salon @ Alinea on 7/27/2019 at 5 pm that I can no longer attend. If you are interested, I can transfer the reservation to you for the face value ($682). Ple...

Looking for two Tasting Menu (or other) Dinner Recommendations in Chicago

by RIfoodie29 9 days ago

Hello Chicago Chowhounders, I will be traveling to Chicago for a business in August. I need a couple of recommendations that meet some specific criteria. You all have given me some amazing Chica...

One Babka to Rule Them All

by ferret 1 month 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 ...

Restaurant suggestion - El Ideas or Oriole?

by herstadk 8 days ago

My husband and I will be going to Chicago in October for our anniversary and to try many restaurants I've been eyeing for years. We've decided to definitely go to Alinea, since we have never been t...

Uruguayan restaurants that serve chivito sandwiches?

by roderickoc 12 years ago

Went to Uruguay and had their national sandwich many times: beef, bacon, mayo, fried egg, pickles, and other sloppy fixin's I can't quite recall. Are there any Uruguayan restaurants in Chicago? ...

upside down pizza

by shercarltx 11 years ago

My daughter has recently moved to Chicago and remembers hearing of an upside down pizza but can't remember where. She said it looked almost like a lasagna made in a bowl with all of the toppings o...

Pizza place with gluten free options?

by diesel 2 months 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...

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...

Memory Lane - Phil Johnson's

by catherine 17 years ago

Does anyone here remember a Chicago suburban restaurant called Phil Johnson's? My parents took me and my sister there as little girls and I remember terrific Chicken a la King and really good Frenc...

Where to buy fresh and good mochi in Chicago?

by FoodieFan123 24 days 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...


by Querencia 2 months 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...

Chicago steakhouse

by cwmcm54 6 months ago

So many wonderful steakhouses choices in Chicago. I need to find the very best for a small family 65th birthday dinner.

Millers Steakhouse On Western

by HARRY REEMS 16 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 14 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?

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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...

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...