Reset

Chicago, IL

  (97 restaurants)    
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
Restaurant What to Get Show / Episode /
Recommended By
Yelp!
Rating
Yelp! rating descending order
Restaurant Notes
1
Alinea: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AlineaSee Alinea Video ($$$$)
(1933 ratings)

1723 N Halsted St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 867-0110
www.alinearestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Appetizers"
  • Hot Potato Cold Potato
    chilled potato soup w/ a ball of hot potato topped w/ black truffle suspended on a pin just hanging over the soup
4.5 out of 5
1933 ratings
2
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Burgers"
  • Double Cheeseburger
    3-patties (yes, that's three) seared on 500-degree flat top layered w/ American cheese topped w/ house-made Dijonnaise, red onions & homemade pickles; options include bacon & fried egg; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
5823 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); "sexy, loud, crazy-music pumping & overall-fun atmosphere" (co-owner)
3
Avec: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AvecSee Avec Video ($$$)
(2005 ratings)

615 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 377-2002
www.avecrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Chorizo-Stuffed Dates
    bacon-wrapped
4.5 out of 5
2005 ratings
opened in 2003; wine bar that includes a menu of rustic food
4
Baconfest: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Baconfest
(30 ratings)

725 West Roosevelt Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 209-9543
baconfestchicago.com
  • Bacon-Based Foods
4.5 out of 5
30 ratings
started in 2009; bacon festival/competition held in April offering "fun-filled walk-around tasting events featuring creative bacon dishes from the best chefs in the country"
5
Bohemian House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bohemian House (CLOSED)See Bohemian House Video ($$$)
(769 ratings)

11 W Illinois St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-0439
www.bohochicago.com
  • Open-Faced Schnitzel Sandwich
    rye bread, horseradish cream, sauerkraut, house mustard dill, Emmentaler Swiss cheese & fried egg; looks good
4.5 out of 5
769 ratings
CLOSED; serving Bohemian-inspired fare w/ influences from the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria in exposed brick walls & wood timber, eclectic decor, warm earth tones & soft lighting set the backdrop for a comfortable & sociable dining experience
6
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Tacos"
  • Carnitas Tacos
    pork carnitas ordered by the pound & taco w/ soft corn tortilla assembled at the table; come w/ sides of jalapeno peppers, smoky chipotle salsa & traditional tomato-jalapeno salsa; looks good
4.5 out of 5
316 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); est. 1975; family owned & operated
7
Del Seoul: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Del Seoul ($)
(1921 ratings)

2568 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-4227
  • K-Town Chicken Wings
    sweet, tangy w/ some heat; looks good!
  • Kalbi Poutine Fries
    seasoned fries topped w/ Kalbi (shredded beef short rib), cheese, sour cream, pickled onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1921 ratings
brother-sister team serving Korean street food; celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito made guest appearance
8
Depot American Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Depot American Diner (CLOSED)See Depot American Diner Video ($)
(8 ratings)

5840 W Roosevelt Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 287-8422
  • Hot Turkey Sandwich
    open-faced turkey sandwich topped w/ gravy & served w/ mashed potatoes & homemade cranberry sauce; "Sunday dinner on a plate"; looks good
  • Mocha Donuts
    made-to-order donut holes coated w/ cinnamon-sugar mix & served w/ a side of mocha sauce topped w/ whipped cream; looks good
  • Pot Roast Sandwich
    pulled pot roast smothered w/ homemade gravy...need a lot of napkins; "that's a killer sandwich"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
8 ratings
CLOSED
9
Garifuna Flava: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Garifuna FlavaSee Garifuna Flava Video ($$)
(284 ratings)

2518 W 63rd St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 776-7440
garifunaflava.com
  • Hudut Baruru with Tikini
    fresh cabbage, brown stewed with King Fish & seasoned with black pepper, bay leaf & recado; served with "Hudut" (a mix of green/ripe plantain, boiled & blended)
  • Split Peas & Pigtail Soup
  • Panades
    top seller; corn patties stuffed with hashed buffalo fish and garnished with a sweet vegetable sauce
4.5 out of 5
284 ratings
10
Gene's Sausage Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gene's Sausage Shop ($$)
(453 ratings)

4750 N Lincoln Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-7243
www.genessausageshop.com
As Seen On:
Sausage Paradise
  • Alpine Sausage
    signature & best-seller; twist on Polish kielbasa w/ a double-dose of garlic & smoke time (smoked in cherrywood & mequite sawdust for 4 hrs); served w/ sweet-tart sauerkraut; looks good
4.5 out of 5
453 ratings
est. 1972; butcher, cure & smoke all meats on-site from recipes brought from Poland; carries over 40 varieties of homemade natural wood-smoked sausages; dining area at rooftop beer-and-wine garden
11
Girl & the Goat: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Girl & the GoatSee Girl & the Goat Video ($$$)
(7848 ratings)

809 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262
www.girlandthegoat.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Ice Creamy"
  • Bourbon Apples Cranberry Miso Marcona Almond Maple Fat Gelato
    layered desert served in a glass cup; gelato is made w/ rendered smoked pork fat; "apple pie on crack"-Stephanie Izard (chef/co-owner)
4.5 out of 5
7848 ratings
opened in 2010; "a rustic and bad ass environment" (from its website)
12
Hoosier Mama Pie Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hoosier Mama Pie CompanySee Hoosier Mama Pie Company Video ($$)
(779 ratings)

1618 1/2 Chicago Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-4846
www.hoosiermamapie.com
  • Passion Fruit Meringue Pie
    an exotic twist on an old favorite
4.5 out of 5
779 ratings
artisanal bakery striving to be a "old" pie company (from its website)
13
Hot Doug's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hot Doug's (CLOSED) ($)
(3154 ratings)

3324 N California Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 279-9550
hotdougs.com
  • Sausage
    range from 12-25 variations each day (including alligator, kangaroo, antelope, buffalo, rattlesnake); "Classic Chicago Dog": beef hot dog on poppy seed bun topped w/ yellow mustard, onions, sweet neon-green relish, tomatoes, and a slice of dilled pickle (hot peppers optional)
4.5 out of 5
3154 ratings
CLOSED; #79 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); #4 (America's Best: American Classics); serve only sausages & french fries; cash only; long lines
14
Mario's Italian Lemonade: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mario's Italian Lemonade ($)
(544 ratings)

1068 W Taylor St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Chicago"
  • Cantaloupe Lemonade Ice
    Italian ice w/ small chunks of cantaloupe; looks good
4.5 out of 5
544 ratings
est. 1954; large lemonade stand; seasonal
15
mfk: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
mfk ($$$)
(208 ratings)

432 W Diversey Pkwy Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-2540
https://mfkrestaurant.com
4.5 out of 5
208 ratings
a seaside-focused eatery w/ Spanish influence
16
Panozzo's Italian Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Panozzo's Italian Market (CLOSED)See Panozzo's Italian Market Video ($)
(316 ratings)

1303 S Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 356-9966
www.panozzos.com
  • Panozzo's Famous Meatball Sub
    old school: 3 Sicilian style hand-mixed, hand-rolled, pan-fried pork sausage meatballs, fried in olive oil, then finished in homemade Marinara, topped with house-pickled banana peppers served in sub roll w/ Provolone cheese; looks good
  • Porchetta Crescentina
    sandwich w/ porchetta (pork shoulder wrapped in cured pork belly) in crescentina bread (frybread-like); looks good
4.5 out of 5
316 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2007; deli serving Italian favorites; Other Recipes: Lasagna Bolognese
17
Paulina Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Paulina Market ($$)
(341 ratings)

3501 N Lincoln Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-6272
https://www.paulinamarket...
  • Smoked Polish Sausage
    garlic & pork
4.5 out of 5
341 ratings
since 1949; market/butcher shop
18
Ruby's Fast Food: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ruby's Fast FoodSee Ruby's Fast Food Video ($)
(221 ratings)

3740 W Montrose Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-2669
www.rubysfastfood.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Crispy Pata
    roasted, crispy whole pork shank and foot, boiled, cooled and deep fried in soybean oil; takes a day to make; "best pig product available in the U.S. that nobody's ever heard of...it's pretty, pretty rockin'"-Andrew Zimmern; looks good
4.5 out of 5
221 ratings
Filipino eatery
19
Saucy Porka: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Saucy Porka ($)
(597 ratings)

400 S Financial Pl Map It!
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 662-1351
saucyporka.com
  • Asian Style Paella
    served w/ Chinese Lap Chang pork sausage, spicy sausage, pork carnitas, edamame, bean sprouts, scallions; looks good
  • Pork Pozole
    soup w/ smoky guajillo peppers & tomato base soup served w/ pickled cabbage, cilantro & corn tortillas; looks good
4.5 out of 5
597 ratings
serving Asian Latin fusion comfort foods; celebrity chef Richard Blais made guest appearance; Other Recipes: Soy Marinated Pork Carnitas
20
Smoque BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smoque BBQSee Smoque BBQ Video ($$)
(3925 ratings)

3800 N Pulaski Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 545-7427
www.smoquebbq.com
  • St. Louis Rib
  • Texas Beef Brisket
    top seller; looks good
  • Baked Beans
    cooked in smoker
4.5 out of 5
3925 ratings
variety of sauces: Tennessee, NC, and others
21
Swedish Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Swedish Bakery (CLOSED)See Swedish Bakery Video ($$)
(390 ratings)

5348 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-8919
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Nutty"
  • Marzipan
    "Kermit" & Marzipan Log
4.5 out of 5
390 ratings
CLOSED; Other Recipes: Andersonville Coffeecake | Swedish Limpa (Rye Bread)
22
90 Miles Cuban Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
90 Miles Cuban CafeSee 90 Miles Cuban Cafe Video ($)
(732 ratings)

3101 N Clybourn Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 248-2822
www.90milescubancafe.com
  • Fricassee de Pollo
    seasoned chicken seared & boiled in tomato-potato-olive based sauce; served w/ yellow rice & sweet plantains; try eating rice, plantains & chicken together; looks good
  • Puerco Roast de Asado
    shredded roasted pork shoulder rubbed in prune-bacon-brown sugar-malta mix & finished on flattop w/ carmelized onions; served w/ black beans, white rice & plantains; looks good
4.0 out of 5
732 ratings
opened in 2008; husband-and-wife team; family left Cuba on a shrimp boat on June 13, 1980 to reach Key West only 90 Miles away
23
Ann Sather Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ann Sather RestaurantSee Ann Sather Restaurant Video ($$)
(749 ratings)

909 W Belmont Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-2378
annsather.com
  • French Toast Fantasy
    use sliced pecan rolls as "toast"; topped w/ toasted oats, fruit & powder sugar; looks good
  • Pecan Rolls
    small plate-sized; looks good
  • Cinnamon Rolls
    plate-sized
4.0 out of 5
749 ratings
Swedish cuisine & catering; multiple locations in Chicago; Other Recipes: Swedish Meatballs
24
Bandera: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BanderaSee Bandera Video ($$)
(1704 ratings)

535 N Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-3524
www.hillstone.com/#/resta...
  • Banana Cream Pie
    also in AZ, CA
4.0 out of 5
1704 ratings
also located in Scottsdale, Sacramento, Corona del Mar and Brentwood
25
BIG & little's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BIG & little'sSee BIG & little's Video ($$)
(1146 ratings)

860 N Orleans St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 943-0000
bigandlittleschicago.com
  • Fish and Chips
    beer-battered deep fried cod; fries are double-fried; looks good
  • Foie Gras & Fries
    pan-fried foie gras on double-fried fries topped w/ duck fat (rendered from foie gras); looks good
  • Pork Belly Po'Boy
    deep-fried cubed pork belly w/ Louisiana hot sauce, homemade maple glaze, shredded lettuce, sliced dill pickle served on sub roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1146 ratings
opened in 2009; gourmet fast food 12-seat joint; created by 2 best friends since 3rd grade; cash only
Chicago, IL   (97 restaurants)    
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4

 Nearby Cities:
  • Cicero, IL (2) - 7 mi.
  • Norridge, IL (1) - 12 mi.
  • Burbank, IL (1) - 13 mi.
  • Wilmette, IL (1) - 14 mi.
  • Alsip, IL (1) - 16 mi.
  • Glenview, IL (1) - 16 mi.
  • Des Plaines, IL (1) - 17 mi.
  • Willowbrook, IL (1) - 17 mi.
  • Munster, IN (1) - 22 mi.