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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Roof Deck
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“Grab a cocktail or a bite to eat at the top of the Lincoln hotel. It provides views of the lake, parks, and downtown. It's walking distance from the Zoo, North Ave beach, and the Lincoln Park famers market (sat 7am-1pm). ”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is one the restaurants locals often take guests that are visiting because the food is great and so is the atmosphere.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Famous Restaurant Boasting 3 Michelin Stars - Make reservations well in advance.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Younger crowds, but great dance music, good for groups and meeting new people.”
  • 32 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Old-school tavern & barbecue restaurant founded in 1932 & once frequented by Frank Sinatra.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great sports bar with a large selection of beers and more big screen TVs than you can count!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Incredible Italian fare and great service. This mom and pop shop is the best spot for casual Italian in the city!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Best tacos in town! Amazing drinks. You have to try the tamales! Walking distance. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Old fashioned neighborhood diner with really great omelettes, french toast, sandwiches, salads and home made soups. Good coffee and tea. Can get crowded on Sundays.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Classic & creative pies plus cocktails served in a warehouse setting with tire swings & Airstreams.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hip, warehouse-style spot with gastropub eats, craft beer & cocktails, plus TVs & sports-themed art.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite breakfast/lunch spot. Great selection- Great food, coffee, mimosas, ect…”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Wonderful outdoor patio area behind the restaurant. Great spot for drinks, appetizers and/or dinner. Orso's is a family owned and operated Italian neighborhood restaurant. One of the original restaurants in Chicago's historic Old Town area and is full of charm with an old world atmosphere. Extensive menu with authentic dishes including: pasta, chicken, veal and fresh fish entrees. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“If you are in the mood for a fantastic burger, great craft beers and even a boozy milkshake - this is the place for you! And you can get there in 20 minutes on the red line and walking less than 1/2 mile.”
  • 15 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Best food, service and atmosphere! Great place to have a drink and watch sports. Just expanded and looks amazing. MUST GO!”
  • 9 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Nice fine dining restaurant. Reservation is needed. Fusion American cuisine.”
  • 21 locals recommend