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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Burger Joint
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“Heavy-metal themed pub and burger joint. It's not really our scene but seems to have a good following.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
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“There’s not too many places I’d suggest just to get a cocktail, but this is one. Award winning Tiki bar, great way to be transported during the colder months, about a half mile northeast. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Smoque is the HQ for people with a high BBQ IQ. You can smell the wood smoke as you drive by so you know it's the real deal. Thursday 11AM–9PM Friday 11AM–10PM Saturday 11AM–10PM Sunday 11AM–9PM Monday Closed Tuesday 11AM–9PM Wednesday 11AM–9PM”
  • 47 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“A must try if you are in Chicago! It is what it sounds like it is - Honey Butter Fried Chicken! Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“The best restaurant for a group, fat rice will fill all of your savory Asain cravings.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great beers and food -- they also have an awesome and inexpensive brewery tour!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you're looking for a fun rooftop experience in Lincoln Square, make your way to Fountainhead. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“The Bad Apple is a bar in the North Center neighborhood that features a large selection of craft beers from the Midwest and an array of mouth-watering burgers. Beyond the burgers, the menu has great BBQ options and wonderful fries where you can pick your toppings! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“Technically still in our neighborhood, but even though it's east of the freeway which might as well be Siberia, it's worth the trip if you're into eating at a restaurant that won the James Beard Award for best chef in 2019! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“A local chain of pizza places. They are know for a delicious butter-crust deep dish pizza. We recommend "The Lou"--spinach mix, mushrooms and sliced roma tomatoes covered with blend of mozzarella, romano and cheddar cheese on garlic Buttercrust. I know. Spinach? Really? Yes! Really! It is delicious.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Doesn't get more convenient than the place next door. Amazing options for breakfast/brunch. Closed on Wednesdays.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Great place for craft cocktails. Small bites include empanadas, tiny burgers, salads and gourmet pizzas. Outdoor seating is available.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“Small cafe run by the nicest people, limited seats, awesome pastry, and a fresh menu daily all made from scratch. About a half mile northeast and they have a sister coffee shop right across the street. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Pub
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“A British pub in Chicago, The Globe always has sports on TV but it's especially great for soccer fans. Trivia night is on Tuesday at 8:00. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“A local institution, Martyrs’ nightly live shows include tribute bands, well-known rockers, comedy and then some. I saw Adele here wayyy before she was popular!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Dantes looks like hell (ha ha) but it has awesome people. A hipster favorite. It's owned by the same guys who own Crown Liquors next door, so you can grab a slice of pizza and walk over to Crown with it and be in beer and cocktail heaven. Wednesday 11AM–11PM Thursday 11AM–11PM Friday 11AM–11PM Saturday 11AM–11PM Sunday 11AM–11PM Monday 11AM–11PM Tuesday 11AM–11PM”
  • 25 locals recommend