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Even the pickiest eaters can find Chicago restaurants near Shedd Aquarium that they can't complain about. And if those picky eaters are your kids, we promise that these popular Chicago restaurants won't cause pouting from them or you! Forget Subway or Quizno's, these 2 sandwich restaurants in Chicago near Shedd Aquarium are way fresher. And meatier. 

  • Potbelly's Sandwich Works: For a cheap but delicious sandwich, head to Potbelly's Sandwich Works on Dearborn Street. Potbelly's has a simple menu with options like Smoked Ham and Cheese, Meatball, and a Pizza Sandwich. They also offer salads, soups, and breakfast. But it's their hand-dipped milkshakes that make this place one of the best Chicago restaurants for kids.
  • Panozzo's Italian Market: Over on Michigan Ave., Panozzo's Italian Market serves up some of the best hot and cold sandwiches of any restaurants in Chicago near Shedd Aquarium. But the thing at Panozzo's that's really got us going are their Sicilian style pork meatballs. They're so unique and delicious that the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives has featured them in an episode.

Chicago Pizza Places

It's physically impossible to not like pizza and it's no surprise that some of the best pizza in America comes from restaurants in Chicago near Shedd Aquarium. I mean, getting some Chicago-style deep dish is a staple of visiting the Windy City. These two pizza places are the best pizza-serving Chicago restaurants near Shedd Aquarium.

  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria: Grab some delicious deep dish pie at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on South State Street. You can't go wrong with the Malnati Chicago Classic, a sausage deep dish with extra cheese and Lou's vine-ripened tomato sauce. The best Chicago restaurants for kids are the ones that offer smaller portions. Lou Malnati's has 6" individual pies just in case there is a dispute over toppings at your table.
  • Pat's Pizzeria: Chicago is known for it's deep dish pizza, but thin crust is the specialty of other Chicago restaurants near Shedd Aquarium. Pat's Pizzeria on South Clark is one of those places. The crust here is so thin that you really do have to see it to believe. And don't forget to pick your toppings! Play it safe with pepperoni or take a chance and try something like shrimp, roast beef or eggplant on your pie.

Breakfasts and Brunches

Don't forget what your mom used to tell you: "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Make your mom proud and get some breakfast in you before you spend your day out in Chicago. These two breakfast restaurants in Chicago near Shedd Aquarium are the perfect start to the day. And if you're heading to Shedd Aquarium, they are both less than a mile away.

  • The Bongo Room: It's the pancakes at The Bongo Room that make this one of the best Chicago restaurants near Shedd Aquarium. This breakfast joint on South Wabash Ave. offers two sides to it's menu: sweet and savory. On the savory side you'll find classics like omelets and breakfast burritos. The sweet side offers things like Oreo pancakes and strawberry banana hotcakes. It'll be the toughest decision you make all day!
  • Yolk: Yolk is on South Michigan Avenue and gets a nod for it's fresh fruits and juices. Give their fresh strawberry orange juice a go and you won't be disappointed. You also won't be disappointed with the portions, which happen to be very generous. If you don't want to overwhelm your kids with a mountain of breakfast food, get one of the kids menus which offer more appropriate portions.
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Markethouse

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Sixteen

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Terrace at Trump

Nightlife

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State Street Bread Co.

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State and Lake

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Located in The Loop BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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Stetson's Chop House

Steakhouse

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The Bistro at 151

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Geneva

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Shor Chicago

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American Grill

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Restaurants in Chicago near Shedd Aquarium

Visiting the Shedd Aquarium is one of the best things to do in Chicago, especially if you're traveling with your kids!

Chicago restaurants near Shedd Aquarium offer a great variety for you and the family to enjoy before or after you've done some sightseeing in Chicago. Start your day with a delicious breakfast or head to a pizzeria for some deep dish (or thin crust!) before you go back to your Chicago hotel and crash. For a little extra dough to spend eating out, book your room with one of our Chicago hotel deals. Some of these hotels even offer packages that can save you on your meals during vacation!

Because what's a trip to Chicago without trying some of the local restaurants? Find all of our restaurant suggestions with our Chicago restaurant guide so that you can have a delicious meal no matter what you do in Chicago that day! You'll find tons of great restaurants in every neighborhood in Chicago, so don't feel confined to just eating Downtown or in all the tourist traps. There are restaurants near all of the top Chicago attractions that are worth tasting!

If you're planning a trip to Chicago, check out Chicago Traveler for info on how to best visit the Windy City. Also, give a look over our Chicago deals and see how you can save your cash!