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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Road Trip"
  • Pizza Pot Pie
    making since 1972; "one of the weirdest and tastiest things I've ever had"-Marc Murphy; baked as a pot pie w/ cheese on the bottom, then sauce and crust on top... when served, it's inverted onto the plate to form the pizza pie; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2448 ratings
opened in 1972; across the street from the notorious "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (February 14, 1929)
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Dimo's Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dimo's Pizza ($)
(914 ratings)

3463 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-4580
https://dimospizza.com
As Seen On:
Pizza Party
  • Chicken n' Waffles Pizza
    fried chicken, melted butter, mozzarella & homemade mini waffle bites on a creme fraiche base topped w/ maple syrup
  • Chilaquiles Pizza
4.0 out of 5
914 ratings
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Diner Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Diner Grill ($)
(247 ratings)

1635 W Irving Park Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 248-2030
  • Double Cheeseburger
    looks good
  • The Slinger
    hash browns, two hamburger patties, grilled onions, two eggs over easy all covered w/ chili; looks good
4.0 out of 5
247 ratings
old-style railroad-car diner w/ counter service
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DMK Burger Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DMK Burger BarSee DMK Burger Bar Video ($$)
(1948 ratings)

2954 N Sheffield Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 360-8686
www.dmkburgerbar.com
  • Bison Burger
    served w/ fresh goat cheese, pickled red onions, blueberry BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Salmon Burger
    ground salmon, ginger & scallion; served w/ red Thai curry sauce and Asian slaw; looks good
  • Truffle Fries
    french fries tossed in Parmesean cheese and topped w/ truffle aioli; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1948 ratings
opened in 2009; recognized in multiple publications including Bon Appetit, Chicago Tribune; 8 blocks from Wrigley Field; Other Recipes: Truffle Cream Sauce
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Dove's Luncheonette: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dove's Luncheonette ($$)
(657 ratings)

1545 N Damen Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4060
www.doveschicago.com
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Best Breakfasts"
  • Arroz Con Carnitas
    braised pork shoulder w/ rice, pigeon peas & giardiniera; Jonathon adds a poached egg; looks good
  • Pozole Rojo
    slow braised beef cheek, hominy in rich spicy pork stock w/ side of condiments
4.0 out of 5
657 ratings
since 2014; 41-stool counter service w/ Southern-inspired Mexican cuisine, alongside a tequila and mezcal-focused bar program, w/ the spirit of genuine hospitality
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Everest: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
EverestSee Everest Video ($$$$)
(370 ratings)

440 S La Salle St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-8920
www.everestrestaurant.com
  • Foie Gras Terrine w/ Marinated Figs
    takes 5 days to make; interchanging layers of foie gras and prune-brandy-marinated flattened figs; "life-changing... becaused I decided to go to culinary school"-Claire Robinson
4.0 out of 5
370 ratings
located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange offering breathtaking views of Chicago; "Four stars - Chicago's most romantic restaurant"-Chicago Tribune; where Claire's father flew her for her 21st birthday
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Fatso's Last Stand: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fatso's Last Stand ($)
(762 ratings)

2258 W Chicago Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 245-3287
www.fatsoslaststand.com
  • Phil's Special Dog
    hot dog link stuffed in Polish sausage, grilled & put in toasted French roll w/ smeared w/ Wisconsin cheddar & topped w/ mac-and-cheese-and-salami; not on menu; looks good
4.0 out of 5
762 ratings
#42 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2012; specialize mainly in hot dogs; formerly Phil's Last Stand
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Franks 'N' Dawgs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Franks 'N' Dawgs [CLOSED] ($$)
(660 ratings)

1863 N Clybourn Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 281-5187
  • The Tur-Doggin
    turkey & date sausage topped w/ duck confit served on a lobster roll; twist of the turducken
4.0 out of 5
660 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Frontera Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frontera GrillSee Frontera Grill Video ($$$)
(2249 ratings)

445 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
www.rickbayless.com/resta...
  • Carne Asada a la Oaxaquena
    rib steak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2249 ratings
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Gene's Sausage Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gene's Sausage Shop ($$)
(477 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
4.0 out of 5
477 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
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  • Macadamia Turtle Pie
    1-foot tall pie w/ macadamia nut-wafer crust layered w/ vanilla ice cream, more macadamia nut mix, caramel-chocolate sauce, more ice cream & topped w/ whole macadamia nuts
  • Meaning of Life (Cake)
    5-layer cake w/ chocolate mousse, bananas, raspberries, whipped cream; each slice is approx. 6-lbs; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1901 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Desserts); autographed photographs of athletes, politicians, movie stars, rock stars, entertainers on walls
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Giordano's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Giordano's PizzeriaSee Giordano's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(1164 ratings)

223 W Jackson Blvd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 583-9400
www.giordanos.com
  • Pizza
    Stuffed deep-dish; Tia gets w/ sausage & pepperoni; Stuffed deep-dish
4.0 out of 5
1164 ratings
#88 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1974
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Glenns Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Glenns Diner ($$)
(1176 ratings)

1820 W Montrose Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 506-1720
www.glennsdiner.com
  • Australian Silver Barramundi
    fish blackened, pan-fried and topped w/ lemon herb butter; looks good
  • Southern Fried Catfish
    dusted w/ cornmeal, pan-fried, shrimp cornbread stuffing and topped w/ spicy hollandaise sauce
  • Sturgeon
    fish grilled, topped w/ bacon, mushroom sherry Alfredo sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1176 ratings
16 types of fish served; fish delivered 6 times per week; no fryer; also offers 35 variations of cereal all shelved on the wall; Other Recipes: Crab Cakes
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Henry's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Henry's ($$)
(340 ratings)

18 W Hubbard St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-8018
https://www.henrys-chicag...
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • Sliders
    "cheap eats" for happy hour...price based on sliding scale ($5 at 5pm, etc...must buy drink); recommended sliders: buffalo chicken, cheeseburger; looks good
4.0 out of 5
340 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats)
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Hopleaf Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hopleaf Bar ($$)
(2076 ratings)

5148 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-9851
hopleaf.com
  • Headcheese
    2-day brined & 10-12 hr simmered pig's head used to create sausage (part of Charcuterie)
  • Organic Montreal-Style Brisket Sandwich
    Montreal rubbed & marinated for 72 hrs; slow roasted, briefly smoked; served on sourdough or rye w/ house-made dill pickle & frites; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2076 ratings
opened in 1992; "Fine Food. Better Beers, Wines & Spirits. Belgian Specialties"; adult venue...everyone must be 21 or over with valid ID to enter (no children allowed); Other Recipes: Venison Pate
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Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Irazu Costa Rican RestaurantSee Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant Video ($$)
(2072 ratings)

1865 N Milwaukee Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-5687
www.irazuchicago.com
  • Chifrijo
    appetizer: black beans, rice mixed w/ chicharron (fried pork) and diced veggies served in a mortar-and-pestle dish, comes w/ chips
  • Pepito Sandwich
    top selling sandwich; rib eye steak, sauteed onions, cheese, beans and Lizano sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2072 ratings
opened in 1990
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Joe Boston's Italian Beef: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joe Boston's Italian Beef [CLOSED] ($)
(159 ratings)

2932 W Chicago Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 486-9536
  • Italian Beef with Sausage Sandwich
    asked for dipped with little of hot peppers; looks good
  • Italian Beef Sandwich
    recommend w/ sweet & hot peppers & dipped; looks good
4.0 out of 5
159 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Kuma's Corner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kuma's CornerSee Kuma's Corner Video ($$)
(5003 ratings)

2900 W Belmont Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
www.kumascorner.com
  • Plague Bringer Burger
    1-lb patty w/ roasted garlic mayo, extra raw garlic, homemade hot sauce, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, tortilla chips (for crunch), lettuce, tomato & onion all on a pretzel roll; looks good
  • Black Sabbath Burger
    fan favorite; w/ blackening spice, chili, Pepper Jack, red onion; served on pretzel bun; "that's up there in the top 5 burgers on Triple-D"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Lair of the Minotaur Burger
    w/ caramelized onions, pancetta, brie, bourbon-soaked pears served on pretzel roll
  • Mastodon Burger
    10-oz burger w/ bacon, barbecue sauce, sharp cheddar & frizzled onions; looks good
  • Build-Your-Own Mac and Cheese
    choice of Andouille sausage, bacon, broccoli, caramelized onions, chicken, corn, garlic, green onion, jalapeno, peas, roasted red pepper and/or sundried tomatoes; looks good
  • Kuma Burger
    signature & top seller; w/ bacon, sharp cheddar, fried egg, lettuce, tomato & onion
4.0 out of 5
5003 ratings
opened in 2005; dive-bar where burgers named after heavy metal bands
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La Scarola: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Scarola ($$)
(1167 ratings)

721 W Grand Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 243-1740
lascarola.com
  • Pasta & Fagioli Soup
    signature soup; Cannellini beans, pasta & cheese finished w/ basil & wine; looks good
  • Pasta Lorenzo
    bow tie pasta topped w/ shrimp, chicken strips & sundried tomatoes in a light chipotle sauce; looks good
  • Veal Chop alla Gabe
    this is what Guy Fieri gets each time he comes; 10oz. Veal chop pounded paper thin, breaded & pan fried finished w/ garlic, parsley, lemon & extra virgin olive oil & set over diced Italian potatoes; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1167 ratings
since 2001; old school Italian joint including edge-to-edge pictures extending to the ceiling; Guy Fieri's go-to Italian joint when he's in Chicago
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Longman & Eagle: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Longman & EagleSee Longman & Eagle Video ($$)
(2371 ratings)

2657 N Kedzie Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-7110
www.longmanandeagle.com
  • Fried Chicken & Waffles
    fried in beef fat; served w/ sweet potato & pork belly hash, maple syrup; available only for brunch (check website for updated menu)
4.0 out of 5
2371 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken)
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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lou Malnati's PizzeriaSee Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(5976 ratings)

439 N Wells St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-9800
www.loumalnatis.com
  • Pizza
    signature deep-dish butter crust topped w/ cheese then sausage and tomato sauce; looks good; Anne gets the thin crust, "loaded" pie (pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, onions, mushrooms, black olives) & orders it well-done; sliced in squares; looks good; Deep-dish
  • Malnati Chicago Classic
    deep dish pizza w/ homemade lean sausage, some extra cheese & vine-ripened tomato sauce on buttercrust; looks good
  • The Lou Pizza
    deep-dish pizza w/ spinach mix (enhanced w/ garlic, basil & onion), mushrooms & sliced Roma tomatoes covered w/ three cheeses, on a garlic buttercrust; looks good
4.0 out of 5
5976 ratings
Food War: (deep-dish sausage) Uno's vs. Lou Malnati's; Lou Malnati's won (3-votes-to-0); opened in 1971; Lou Malnati left Pizzeria Uno to start his own restaurant; many other locations in Chicago area
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m.henry: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
m.henrySee m.henry Video ($$)
(1694 ratings)

5707 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 561-1600
mhenry.net
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Brunch"
  • Cinnamon Roll French Toast
    french toast made w/ house baked brioche cinnamon rolls, layered w/warm seasonal fruit, vanilla neufchatel creme & topped w/a granola crust; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1694 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Brunch); "chow for now" serving globally inspired, new american style cooking; serving breakfast, lunch, brunch only
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Manny's Coffee Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Manny's Coffee ShopSee Manny's Coffee Shop Video ($$)
(960 ratings)

1141 S Jefferson St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 939-2855
www.mannysdeli.com
  • Noodle Kugel
    similar to mac & cheeseNavel Pastrami; looks good
  • Stuffed Cabbage
    owner's/chef's favorite; ground beef mix wrapped w/ boiled cabbage leaf topped w/ sweet & sour raisin sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
960 ratings
since 1942; old-school deli institution; Other Recipes: Reuben Pastrami
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mfk: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
mfk ($$$)
(233 ratings)

432 W Diversey Pkwy Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-2540
https://mfkrestaurant.com
4.0 out of 5
233 ratings
a seaside-focused eatery w/ Spanish influence
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Nana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
NanaSee Nana Video ($$)
(1094 ratings)

3267 S Halsted St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 929-2486
www.nanaorganic.com
  • Duck Confit, Biscuits & Gravy
    cheese biscuits, duck confit gravy, duck confit hash and served w/ two eggs; looks good
  • Grilled Laughing Bird Shrimp and Fried Oyster Po' Boy
    w/ cajun mayo, Giardiniera, arugula, duck fat-roasted potatoes; looks good
  • Nanadict
    pupusas, homemade chorizo, poached eggs, poblano cream, home fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1094 ratings
opened in 2009; family-owned organic restaurant using local farmers and producers
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