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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Taco Place
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“Big Star is a bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, late-night honky-tonk in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park and Wrigleyville neighborhoods. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Chris Miller’s menu, inspired by authentic Mexican street food, is complemented by an extensive house-selected single barrel bourbon program. Housed in a defunct 1940's gas station, the Wicker Park taqueria’s soundtrack of classic country and rock & roll is selected and spun by bar staff. They operate on a first come, first serve basis and don't take reservations. The corner of North Ave. and Damen Ave. (1531 N. Damen Ave.).”
  • 378 locals recommend
Café
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“Logan staple that always delivers. Plenty of top-notch vegan and vegetarian options.”
  • 250 locals recommend
Brewery
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“I'd probably just go here while you are shopping or out in Wicker Park but they brew a local beer (and it's great).”
  • 203 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of our top five favorite restaurants in the city. Anthony Bourdain was here!! Top in for their creative and amazing brunch or a romantic dinner. ”
  • 243 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“This is by far my top recommendation to anyone visiting, and even if you live here it's a top spot. Know for having one of the best burgers in the country, you will have to get your name in early to the wait list as there are no reservations here. The reward is very much worth the wait! Plus, waiting means you have more time to explore West Loop!”
  • 167 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“Best fried chicken in town, great cocktails (known for boozy slushies), great patio and a good delivery option as well. About a mile south and east ”
  • 204 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The John Hancock not only has an Observation Deck, but they have a restaurant on the 95th floor AND a less known about lounge on the 96th floor if you want the views without the dinner price tag. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious, American fare in hip environment. Chef Stephanie Izzard is famous for winning Bravo's Top Chef.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Casual, brick-walled pizza pub where deep-dish pies with caramelized crusts are served (and delivered) until late.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great cocktails and food. Don’t leave before midnight when chocolate chip cookies are served.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Pie Shop
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“About a 20 minute walk (which is helpful on the way back!) but well worth it. Amazing breakfast/brunch and the best pie I've ever had!”
  • 142 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Creative Belgian-focused eats go with loads of brews at this lively hang that's 21 & older only.”
  • 177 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“It has so much history, food, and is open late. This casual music club never disappoints. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of my all-time favorite Pizza places plus they have awesome selection of craft beers.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Delicious Cuban food right around the corner. It is BYOB. (local tip: bring a bottle of red wine for table-side sangria!)”
  • 86 locals recommend
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