Best Chicago Restaurants

Chicago has an excellent reputation for inventive, delicious cuisine that never fails to amaze. Here are a few of our recommendations for the best restaurants in Chicago.  We’ve included a diverse selection of eateries to appeal to a variety of diners, from families with kids to couples looking for something unique and romantic. Restaurants are located in Chicago and are within a short drive or walk from local attractions, so you can stop for dinner or lunch as part of a larger plan.

For Families

Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch
835 North Michigan Avenue
Level 7
Chicago, IL 60611
                                    Fun, informal American

Nearby Attractions: 360 CHICAGO, Water Tower Place Mall, Michigan Avenue

Pizzaria da Nella
1443 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Neapolitan-style pizza

Nearby Attractions: Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

For Foodies

2873 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60657
High-end, innovative tasting menu

Nearby Attractions: Lincoln Park, Chicago History Museum, North Avenue Beach

The Publican
837 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
Sustainable, local American cuisine

Nearby Attractions: Chicago Riverfront, Willis Tower,  Little Italy

For Vegans & Vegetarians

Green Zebra
1460 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Chic, creative vegetarian menu

Nearby Attractions: Willis Tower, Ukrainian Village, Eckhart Park

Karyn’s on Green
130 South Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Modern vegan cuisine

Nearby Attractions: Union Station, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago River

Local Cuisine

Gino’s East
Multiple locations
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Nearby Attractions (South Loop location): Grant Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain 

Sweetwater Tavern
225 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Pub fare, craft beer selection

Nearby Attractions: Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion

Hidden Gems & Hot Spots

Three Dots and a Dash
435 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Trendy, casual Polynesian

Nearby Attractions: Chicago Architecture Cruises, Chicago Theatre District, House of Blues Chicago

Fulton Market Kitchen
311 North Sangamon
Chicago, IL 60607
Artistic atmosphere and creative cuisine.

Nearby Attractions: Hull House Museum, University of Illinois, Chicago, Union Park

Some of the best dining experiences come from the unexpected discovery. So if you’re looking to be a little more adventurous, a few good neighborhoods to scope out include the West Loop, River North, Near North, and Gold Coast. Happy dining!


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