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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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
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
Diner
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“Classic American diner fair but elevated and made very unique! This place doesn't take reservations so if you're trying to find a good spot without a crazy wait in Fulton Market, your best bet is to stop in here and put your name in. Then if the wait is long you can walk around and if you happen to find another restaurant you'd rather try out without a wait, then go for it! But at the very least you've got a really good restaurant to try our in your back pocket. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Unique space in a victorian reformed meat packing plant. Doubles and Sawada coffee during the daytime. A terrific neighborhood to explore. West Loop. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Make a reservation and venture to the Fulton Market neighborhood if you like beer, pork, and oysters, as that's what they serve at the Publican.”
  • 53 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“If you eat at one restaurant in Chicago - it's this one. This is the restaurant that convinced us to move from California to Chicago. Protip - Get the dates!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Probably one of the most unique cocktail experiences you can have in Chicago. Their menu changes often and nothing on the menu will fail to meet or exceed expectations. From the simple to the scientific, this is a must for anyone into craft cocktails.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great pizza and the best hummus plate I've ever had! Also, a pretty lively bar scene AND build your own Bloody Mary's during Brunch. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of the best pizza's in Chicago. If you can't get a table there just take your favorite pizza to go. Delicious!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“I'm in love with this place. One of my most favorite restaurants ever. Sea bass, some sort of Greek fried cheese of some kind, and fried octopus (don't knock it till' you try it...believe me I was scared then loved it) was what I had last time.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great brewery with tons of beers, they also have flights and small tasting portions of all the beers so you can try them all! I like to go go here while I'm waiting for my Au Cheval reservation.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Restaurant Row: Bar/restaurant with major bacon and craft beer delicacies.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Hands down my favorite restaurant in the city! Favorites: any of their fish crudos, grilled octopus, wild mushroom pizza, and s'mores hot chocolate!!!!!!!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Biker bar vibe, super friendly bartenders, great food (try the cheese curds), and half off a HUGE whiskey selection on Wednesdays”
  • 34 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great bar/pub vibe, classic American cuisine. Patio with stylish lighting during the summer.”
  • 34 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Whatever you order as your entrée, make sure to put in an order for a side of green beans and a side of lentils. Note: if butter is not your idea of a good time, then stick to the craft cocktails!”
  • 41 locals recommend