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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Ice Cream Shop
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“CONNIE AND HER staff are the most wonderful people in town. The ice cream is super delicious.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great breakfast. Great coffee. Cute space. It's one of our "go to" places. Solid lunches as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This place has good food, created with concern for local sourcing and concern for the environment. What I like best about The Heritage is stopping by for a happy hour. They have a deal on raw oysters. Add a nice glass of wine and it's a great way to end an afternoon.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is our local brewery. It has delicious beer and grand ambiance. It is a kid-friendly as well. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great place to watch games on multiple tv screens. Food and drinks are amazing.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Diner
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“One of the best places to get breakfast in Forest Park. It is a 1950's diner and has traditional breakfast food at a great price. There is no alcohol and it has diner coffee - just FYI. If you are headed there on a Saturday or Sunday morning, expect a wait. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is one of our favorite haunts. It has an amazing burger, wonderful beer selection, and the mac and cheese is too die for! We have had everything on the menu and we have yet to be disappointed. There are two other locations in Oak Park. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Lovely place to relax and smell the coffee :) Right off the Harlem/ lake station. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“They have amazing Italian food and there is always a wait! A bit pricey but worth every cent!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch. Half-price bottles on Tuesday and Wednesday night, $4 mimosas at weekend brunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“They serve Intelligentsia Coffee, Industrial-style coffee shop serving lattes, baked goods & breakfast burritos in an open setup. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“"The Jewels" Large grocery store and pharmacy. Typical American grocery store.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Popular breakfast spot in Forest Park. Offers glutton free pancakes and waffles. A large breakfast and lunch menu. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Established in 1931, the Hal Tyrrell Trailside Museum of Natural History served as the first public nature education facility of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Visitors to the Museum, housed in a historic mid-1870′s Victorian mansion, will discover displays of live native animals, colorful wildflower gardens, information about local wildlife and their habitats, and more. Natural-surfaced hiking trails through the surrounding Forest Preserve wind through beautiful oak woodlands and floodplain forest, and to a pond and along the Des Plaines River. Check ahead for hours. Children-friendly activities. Also a great path to hike here too.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Neighborhood choice offering home style Italian dishes & a full bar in old-school digs.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Coffee Shop
“Great breakfast. Great coffee. Cute space. It's one of our "go to" places. Solid lunches as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This place has good food, created with concern for local sourcing and concern for the environment. What I like best about The Heritage is stopping by for a happy hour. They have a deal on raw oysters. Add a nice glass of wine and it's a great way to end an afternoon.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“A great place to watch games on multiple tv screens. Food and drinks are amazing.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Diner
“One of the best places to get breakfast in Forest Park. It is a 1950's diner and has traditional breakfast food at a great price. There is no alcohol and it has diner coffee - just FYI. If you are headed there on a Saturday or Sunday morning, expect a wait. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“This is one of our favorite haunts. It has an amazing burger, wonderful beer selection, and the mac and cheese is too die for! We have had everything on the menu and we have yet to be disappointed. There are two other locations in Oak Park. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“They have amazing Italian food and there is always a wait! A bit pricey but worth every cent!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch. Half-price bottles on Tuesday and Wednesday night, $4 mimosas at weekend brunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Popular breakfast spot in Forest Park. Offers glutton free pancakes and waffles. A large breakfast and lunch menu. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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