Bright, cheerful Middle Eastern eatery specializing in homestyle Palestinian cooking.
Tiny, modern eatery with late-night hours serving an extensive menu of classic Chinese dishes.
Storied, no-frills institution serving classic deli fare in a cafeteria-style setting.
Classic circa-1948 drive-in where car hops deliver Chicago-style dogs, fries & milkshakes.
Famously surly staffers serve char dogs & more at this tiny institution that’s open late.
Comfort food from around the world is served in a rustic space with communal tables & open kitchen.
Yvolina’s Tamales was founded in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago by mother and daughter Marcelina and Yvonney Hernandez in 2010.
Asian supermarket for produce, meat & dry goods plus a fast-food Korean restaurant.
An American cafe offering charcuterie, pastries & sandwiches along with an on-site butcher & market.
Tex-Mex diner eats plus cocktails & lots of tequila in retro digs with counter seats & a jukebox.
Old-school 24/7 hotdog stand (started in 1939) boasting the original Maxwell Street Polish sausage.
Giordano’s has been serving its famous Chicago style deep dish pizza since 1974.
Storefront counter-service known for its fried fish sandwiches, shrimp, sides & shakes.
“They’ve got a great outdoor patio, margaritas are awesome and their tacos are amazing. I’ve spent many hours [here] in the company of friends just enjoying life. My order: Mezcal Marg and Panza Tacos.” -Phillip-Michael Scales
Classic diner with full breakfasts and throwback vibes.
-Recommended by Post Animal
“My favorite place to get a hotdog and fries is Wolfy’s in West Ridge. It’s a classic 1960’s style restaurant with a badass, neon sign out front.” -White Mystery
This famous Mexican restaurant serves up some of the best tacos in Chicago.
-Recommended by Varsity
“I love Uru Swati. Amazing veggie Indian food on Devon in ‘Little India'” -The Life And Times
Soul-food restaurant specializing in chicken, cash only!
Recommended by DEHD
Offers comfort food and vegetarian options in a stylish locale.
Recommended by DEHD
“Despite all the places that come and go, I always end up wanting to eat at avec. The food is consistently perfect, the wine can’t go wrong, and the room will never go out of style.” -In Tall Buildings
“Pleasant House Pub [is] a restaurant with great British hand pies and awesome local coffee (4 Letter Word from Back of the Yards).” -Deeper
“The head chef, Ben Lustbader, is an old friend of the band and an extremely talented and gifted mind. I’d go more often If only it wasn’t so pricy (perfect for a special occasion/splurge).” — Slow Mass
“They have nice tacos. Get some tacos.” — PEEL
“Why drink coffee when you can drink milkshakes with coffee in them?” — PEEL
“Metro’s talent buyer Joe Carsello put us on to this place. Get the ceviche. Also it’s BYOB.” — Air Credits
“A small, kitschy, sincere Polish restaurant. I always get the white borscht and cheese pierogies – and it’s BYOB!” — Jessica Risker