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Nana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
NanaSee Nana Video ($$)
(1105 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
1105 ratings
opened in 2009; family-owned organic restaurant using local farmers and producers
Nico Osteria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nico Osteria ($$$)
(788 ratings)

1015 N Rush St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 994-7100
www.nicoosteria.com
  • Lobster Spaghetti
    spaghetti alla chitarra, guanciale, lobster miso & spring onion
4.0 out of 5
788 ratings
est 2013; authentic seafood-focused Italian dining, plus cocktails & wines; located in the Thompson Hotel
Paddy Long's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Paddy Long'sSee Paddy Long's Video ($$)
(384 ratings)

1028 W Diversey Pkwy Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 290-6988
www.paddylongs.com
  • The Bacon Bomb
    five pounds of ground sausage, pork & beef mixed w/ spices & wrapped in a weave of brown sugar bacon, & then slow cooked for 3 hrs on pig roaster; served with potato salad or fries; Bacon Bomb Challenge: eat 1 whole w/ 1-lb of fries in 45-min & you win free bomb, t-shirt & "admiration & disgust of your friends & family"...only 1 person (out of 61) has succeeded at airing
4.0 out of 5
384 ratings
#81 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2007; pub in a refinished 73-year-old bar; offer beer & bacon tastings every week
Pequod's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pequod's PizzeriaSee Pequod's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(6225 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
6225 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); est. 1970; known for "unique atmosphere & great pizza" (from its website)
  • Chocolate Cake Milkshake
    2-layer chocolate cake w/ icing blended in to milkshake; looks good
4.0 out of 5
5589 ratings
est. 1963; hot dog joint; multiple locations
Publican: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
PublicanSee Publican Video ($$$)
(3195 ratings)

837 W Fulton Market Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9555
thepublicanrestaurant.com
  • PQM Burger
    caramelized onions, Dijon sauce mix, cheese; looks good
  • Spicy Pork Rinds
  • Avocado Salad
    tomato, cucumber, shabazi & fried garlic
  • Braised Pork Belly
4.0 out of 5
3195 ratings
beer-focused restaurant offering an eclectic menu inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall
Purple Pig: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Purple PigSee Purple Pig Video ($$)
(7187 ratings)

500 N Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
thepurplepigchicago.com
  • 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
7187 ratings
opened in 2009; chef/co-owner Jimmy Bannos Jr. was winner of James Beard, Rising Star Chef (2014)
River Roast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
River Roast ($$)
(934 ratings)

315 N La Salle Dr Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 822-0100
riverroastchicago.com
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  • 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
934 ratings
est. 2014; offering dramatic city & water views from every seat--inside and out; owner/chef is James Beard award-winning Tony Mantuano
Rosebud: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RosebudSee Rosebud Video ($$)
(633 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
633 ratings
est. 1975
RPM Steak: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RPM SteakSee RPM Steak Video ($$$$)
(1439 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
1439 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); opened in 2014
Socca: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Socca [CLOSED] ($$$)
(313 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
313 ratings
[CLOSED]
Sun Wah Bar-B-Que: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sun Wah Bar-B-Que ($$)
(1615 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
1615 ratings
serving Hong Kong style Chinese BBQ
Superdawg Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Superdawg Drive-InSee Superdawg Drive-In Video ($)
(1582 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
1582 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
  • 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
659 ratings
[CLOSED]
Taste of Peru: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Taste of Peru ($$)
(552 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
552 ratings
"I don't care if you live within 200 miles, you should walk here!"-Guy Fieri
Tre Kronor: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tre KronorSee Tre Kronor Video ($$)
(741 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
741 ratings
opened in 1982; Swedish & Norwegian food
Tru: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tru [CLOSED]See Tru Video ($$$$)
(599 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
599 ratings
[CLOSED]
Tufano's Vernon Park Tap: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tufano's Vernon Park Tap ($$)
(430 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
430 ratings
no sign on building; family restaurant serving traditional Italian; Dick Vitale, Phil Jackson, Bob Costas have eaten here
Urbanbelly: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Urbanbelly [CLOSED] ($$)
(396 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
396 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)
Vito & Nick's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vito & Nick's PizzeriaSee Vito & Nick's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(889 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
889 ratings
they throw the pizza board across the room to each other in kitchen
Cemitas Puebla: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cemitas Puebla [CLOSED]See Cemitas Puebla Video ($$)
(310 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
310 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 [CLOSED] ($$)
(574 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
574 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
Chilam Balam: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chilam BalamSee Chilam Balam Video ($$)
(722 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
722 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)
Everest: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
EverestSee Everest Video ($$$$)
(383 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
383 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
Fifty/50: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fifty/50See Fifty/50 Video ($$)
(693 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
693 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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