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Pequod's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pequod's PizzeriaSee Pequod's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(6063 ratings)

2207 N Clybourn Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 327-1512
pequodspizza.com/chicago/
  • Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza
    thick-crust pizza w/ cheesy, crispy edge-crust; looks good
  • Italian Sausage Pan Pizza
    thick crust pizza w/ layer of cheese complementing the crust & forming a caramelized cheesy, crispy edge, w/ sauce & Italian sausage; looks good
4.0 out of 5
6063 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); est. 1970; known for "unique atmosphere & great pizza" (from its website)
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  • Chocolate Cake Milkshake
    2-layer chocolate cake w/ icing blended in to milkshake; looks good
4.0 out of 5
5488 ratings
est. 1963; hot dog joint; multiple locations
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Publican: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
PublicanSee Publican Video ($$$)
(3174 ratings)

837 W Fulton Market Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9555
thepublicanrestaurant.com
  • Spicy Pork Rinds
  • Avocado Salad
    tomato, cucumber, shabazi & fried garlic
  • Braised Pork Belly
4.0 out of 5
3174 ratings
beer-focused restaurant offering an eclectic menu inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall
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Purple Pig: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Purple PigSee Purple Pig Video ($$)
(7134 ratings)

500 N Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
https://thepurplepigchica...
  • Pork Gravy with Ricotta
    seared pork braised in tomato sauce to form ragu & served in a cast iron serving bowl w/ a ball of ricotta; served w/ thickly sliced toasted bread for dipping; looks good
  • Milk Braised Pork Shoulder
    served on mashed potatoes & topped w/ milk gravy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
7134 ratings
opened in 2009; chef/co-owner Jimmy Bannos Jr. was winner of James Beard, Rising Star Chef (2014)
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River Roast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
River Roast ($$)
(879 ratings)

315 N La Salle Dr Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 822-0100
riverroastchicago.com
As Seen On:
Food With a View
  • Rack of Pork
    Berkshire cider-brined & apple smoked, cornbread; carved table-side & served w/ apple cider sauce
  • Whole Roasted Chicken
    signature dish; wood smoked & juicy, RR potatoes; carved table-side; looks good
4.0 out of 5
879 ratings
est. 2014; offering dramatic city & water views from every seat--inside and out; owner/chef is James Beard award-winning Tony Mantuano
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Rosebud: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RosebudSee Rosebud Video ($$)
(635 ratings)

1500 W Taylor St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 942-1117
www.rosebudrestaurants.co...
As Seen On:
Guilty Pleasures, Episode: "Pig Out!"
  • Pork Chops Calabrese
    served w/ crispy potatoes; choice of Calabrese or Cacciatore (Jeff gets it Calabrese)
4.0 out of 5
635 ratings
est. 1975
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RPM Steak: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RPM SteakSee RPM Steak Video ($$$$)
(1419 ratings)

66 W Kinzie St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 284-4990
rpmsteak.com
  • Dry-Aged Steakburger
    dry-aged for 28 days; w/ cheddar, horseradish cream, frizzled onions; looks good
  • Grilled Lamb Burger
    cucumber, feta, harissa, sesame seed bun
  • "The Duke"
    10 oz. Rib eye filet; trimmed fat is rendered separately & used to create "beef butter" used to baste steak before & during broiling
4.0 out of 5
1419 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); opened in 2014
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Smoke Daddy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smoke DaddySee Smoke Daddy Video ($$)
(1217 ratings)

1804 W Division St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-6656
www.thesmokedaddy.com
  • Pulled Pork Benedict
    eggs benedict w/ pulled pork, chipotle hollandaise & choice of fruit or hash browns (ummm...get the hash!); looks good
4.0 out of 5
1217 ratings
opened in 1994; featured in NY Times, National Geographic; free live music, seven days a week; Other Recipes: BBQ Beans | Brisket
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Socca: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Socca [CLOSED] ($$$)
(312 ratings)

3301 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-1155
www.soccachicago.com
  • Shrimp & Heirloom Tomato Pizzette
    pizza-like
4.0 out of 5
312 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Sun Wah Bar-B-Que: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sun Wah Bar-B-Que ($$)
(1591 ratings)

5041 N Broadway Map It!
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-1254
sunwahbbq.com
  • Beef Chow Fun
    homemade thick rice noodles, beef in soy-based sauce; looks good
  • Roast Pork
    juicy pork w/ crispy skin; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1591 ratings
serving Hong Kong style Chinese BBQ
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Superdawg Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Superdawg Drive-InSee Superdawg Drive-In Video ($)
(1540 ratings)

6363 N Milwaukee Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 763-0660
www.superdawg.com
  • Superdawg
    hot dogs
  • Hot Dog
    "Superdawg"; toppings: mustard, relish, onion, pickle, green-pickled tomato
4.0 out of 5
1540 ratings
#46 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); started as a hot dog stand in 1948; a Chicago institution, internationally known; where the hot dog statues are on top of rooftop; have car hop service
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  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
    "crispiest, juiciest, best-est fried chicken I've ever had"-Ted Allen; served only on Sunday night; takes 2 days to prep; looks good
4.0 out of 5
661 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Taste of Peru: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Taste of Peru ($$)
(540 ratings)

6545 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 381-4540
www.tasteofperu.com
  • Tamale
    wrapped in banana leaves (rather than traditional corn husks)
  • Lomo Saltado
    Beef rib eye strips, tomatoes, onions, french fries, served over rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
540 ratings
"I don't care if you live within 200 miles, you should walk here!"-Guy Fieri
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Tre Kronor: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tre KronorSee Tre Kronor Video ($$)
(731 ratings)

3258 W Foster Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 267-9888
www.trekronorrestaurant.c...
  • Gravlax
    Aquavit cured (for 3 days) salmon with chilled asparagus and toast points; looks good
  • Swedish Meatballs
    Topped w/ gravy, served with mashed potatoes, pickled cucumbers and housemade lignonberry relish
4.0 out of 5
731 ratings
opened in 1982; Swedish & Norwegian food
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Tru: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tru [CLOSED]See Tru Video ($$$$)
(601 ratings)

676 N Saint Clair St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 202-0001
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sugar Rush"
  • Chocolate Bar Dessert
4.0 out of 5
601 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Tufano's Vernon Park Tap: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tufano's Vernon Park Tap ($$)
(422 ratings)

1073 W Vernon Park Pl Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-3393
  • Chicken Parmigiana w/ Pasta
    topped w/ "red gravy" (marinara sauce)
  • Lemon Chicken
    a specialty; chopped, seasoned & broiled & served w/ side of sliced fried potatoes
  • Veal Picante w/ Pine Nuts
    sliced veal cutlets, pounded, breaded, pan-fried & topped w/ lemon-based sauce
4.0 out of 5
422 ratings
no sign on building; family restaurant serving traditional Italian; Dick Vitale, Phil Jackson, Bob Costas have eaten here
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Urbanbelly: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Urbanbelly [CLOSED] ($$)
(397 ratings)

1400 W. Randolph St. Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 583-0500
www.urbanbellychicago.com
  • Rice Noodles w/ Hominy, Kimchi, and Spicy Pork Broth
    soup
4.0 out of 5
397 ratings
[CLOSED]; communal dining composed of salvaged wooden planks from old Indonesian ships to create a minimalist dining room; moved from original airing location (3053 N California Ave)
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Vito & Nick's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vito & Nick's PizzeriaSee Vito & Nick's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(863 ratings)

8433 S Pulaski Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 735-2050
www.vitoandnick.com
  • Egg Pizza
    Fridays only
  • Italian Beef Pizza
    thin crust pizza
4.0 out of 5
863 ratings
they throw the pizza board across the room to each other in kitchen
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Al's Beef: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al's BeefSee Al's Beef Video ($)
(481 ratings)

1079 W Taylor St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-4017
www.alsbeef.com
  • Italian Beef Sandwich
    have it dipped Italian beef gravy w/ Italian relish; looks good; winner of Best Sandwich (Midwest); topped w/ spicy gardinaire (Italian relish) and dipped in beef gravy; have it dipped Italian beef gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
481 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Sandwiches); #11 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Al's #1 vs. Mr. Beef... Mr. Beef won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1938; in Little Italy
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Cemitas Puebla: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cemitas Puebla [CLOSED]See Cemitas Puebla Video ($$)
(311 ratings)

817 W Fulton Market Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 455-9200
www.cemitaspuebla.com
  • Cemitas
    sandwich w/ choice of meat (Carne Asada, Al Pastor, Carne Enchilada, Milanesa), avocado spread, adobo (chipotle pepper), Queso Oaxaca (Mexican cheese) and papalo (a bitter herb); Guy had the Milanesa (breaded butterfly pork chop); Guy also got one w/ Milanesa, Carne Enchilada and ham
  • Taco Arabes
    spit roasted pork and onions wrapped in a thick tortilla served with a chipotle salsa; looks good
3.5 out of 5
311 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved from original location at airing (3619 W North Ave); authentic Poblano food w/ homemade chipotles and salsas; 80% of menu is from Puebla; many of the ingredients are brought in from Mexico; Other Recipes: Cemitas Puebla Steak Tacos w/ Salsa Verde
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Chicago Brauhaus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chicago Brauhaus [CLOSED] ($$)
(577 ratings)

4732 N Lincoln Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 784-4444
www.chicagobrauhaus.com
  • Rindsroulade
    beef rouladen -- thin sliced sirloin of beef rolled w/ mustard, bacon, onions & pickle, slowly braised served w/ spaetzle (German noodle) or potato dumplings and red cabbage
  • Sauerbraten
    braised, 6-day-marinated beef, topped w/ gravy & served w/ spaetzle or potato dumplings & red cabbage; Guy got spaetzle (German noodle); looks good
3.5 out of 5
577 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1964; named a street & a park after the chef, Harry Kempf; "a friendly Bavarian atmosphere where friends and family of all ages can enjoy a good meal, a stein of cold beer and dance along to the sounds of the world famous Brauhaus Trio. It is always Oktoberfest at the Chicago Brauhaus." (from its website)...looks like fun
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Chilam Balam: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chilam BalamSee Chilam Balam Video ($$)
(711 ratings)

3023 N Broadway St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 296-6901
chilambalamchicago.com
  • Corn Masa Memelas
    fried mini crusts topped w/ black beans, aged goat cheese, arbol salsa and dressed shoots
  • Flautas
    flautas (small rolled-up tortilla) stuffed with chicken thigh and rajas, chipotle sauce, pickled cabbage, carrots and crema; looks good
3.5 out of 5
711 ratings
"a sustainably minded BYOB restaurant serving Mexican shared plates with a farm fresh twist" (from its website); all dishes designed to share at the table; "dive w/ refined food"; recognized in multiple publications (Time Out-Chicago, Chicago Sun Times)
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Everest: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
EverestSee Everest Video ($$$$)
(379 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
3.5 out of 5
379 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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Fifty/50: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fifty/50See Fifty/50 Video ($$)
(680 ratings)

2047 W Division St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-5050
www.thefifty50.com
  • Four-Courser Sandwich
    whole pork shoulder rubbed & smoked 13-hrs over apple wood, pulled & tossed in gouda bechamel, topped w/ deep-fried jalapenos, sweet potato chips, mac 'n cheese waffle, smokey BBQ sauce on a pretzel bun
3.5 out of 5
680 ratings
#5 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); sports bar w/ 2 full bars, 19 flat screen TVs & a restaurant that offer 3 levels, each with a different "vibe"
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Gene & Georgetti: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gene & GeorgettiSee Gene & Georgetti Video ($$$)
(812 ratings)

500 N Franklin St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-3718
www.geneandgeorgetti.com
  • Broiled Bone-In Rib Eye Steak
    20-oz steak wet-aged for 32-36 days; looks good
  • Steaks
    wet-aged
3.5 out of 5
812 ratings
since 1941; celebrity citings: Joe DiMaggio, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Russell Crow, Ron Howard
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