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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.

9 Pizza Styles to Know & How to Make Them at Home

Pizza generally means one thing—in that everyone understands what you're talking about when you say the word—and yet, the particular type of pizza one thinks of can vary widely, especially if we're...

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Billy Goat Tavern

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by bighound 4 months 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 ...

Volare Italian Restaurant

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by bighound 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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...

Chicagoans - What local restaurants would you head to first?

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by kayreed 5 months 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 6 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 5 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 6 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.

Shrimp shack

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by mostlymarilyn 15 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 ***

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by Gonzo70 8 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

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by Diabetic 6 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

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by Querencia 7 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

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by Melanie Wong 7 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

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by pswitz 7 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'

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by surayabay 7 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

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by darknlyte 7 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 ...