Dining in Chicago

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Dining in Chicago

Foodies everywhere, rejoice in the pleasure that is dining in Chicago! There's no need to hide your love for food when you visit the Windy City, trust us. Chicago is known for many things such as architecture, sports, classic gangsters and yes, even dining. Especially dining. Here are a few of our favorite places to indulge when we're in Chicago.

  • Jim's Original Hot Dog: These Polish dogs are mouth-wateringly provoking, with their full flavor and generous toppings. For under $4, you can get one of Jim's famed Polish dogs and a bag of fries. If that's not a Windy City steal, we don't know what is. 
  • Smoque BBQ: It's hard to beat barbecue food, and that's just what Smoque BBQ whips up at their place on North Pulaski Road. The tender beef brisket, pulled pork and dry rub ribs are enough to make any vegetarian reconsider their lifestyle choice. Look no further for the best barbecue restaurants in Chicago than Smoque's.
  • The Art of Pizza: Let's face it, you don't go to Chicago and not have a deep dish pie. That's akin to Miami and skipping out on the beach. You just don't do it! Deep dish pies are truly an art form at the Art of Pizza in Chicago. Get your pizza by-the-slice here.

Foreign Food in Chicago

Chicago is a diverse city and so is it's dining scene. Some of the best Chicago restaurants are the ones that are serving up authentic, foreign dishes. Enjoy the Chicago style pizza and hot dogs and generally awesome Italian food selection, but don't hesitate to give these places a try too.

  • Falafel & Grill: You guessed it, Falafel & Grill has got some of the best falafel sandwiches in the city. Falafel & Grill is also open late, until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, so grabbing a solid bite to eat at night is no problem. Other winners here: the lentil soup and fresh hummus dip.
  • Sunshine Cafe: Japanese food is the name of the game at Sunshine Cafe. And we're talking about Japanese dishes that aren't sushi. Enjoy panko fried pork, chicken udon or potato croquettes. And for desert, how about some green tea ice cream?
  • Siam Noodle and Rice: Crab rangoon and basil duck are a couple of the dishes offered at this Thai place Uptown. The authentic Thai dishes and friendly service make this one of our favorite foreign restaurants in Chicago.

Seafood in Chicago

The Windy City has a sketchy history with gangsters and bank robbers, but there's nothing fishy about the seafood restaurants in Chicago. While the city is definitely more known for other, more Italian dishes, the Chicago seafood is no joke. Here are three spots for good seafood dining in Chicago.

  • Calumet Fisheries: Calumet Fisheries does seafood the right way. Give their smoked salmon a go! Or, if you don't like that smokey flavor, how about fried shrimp? The menu is full of winners that you can enjoy with even limited time.
  • Frank's Chicago Shrimp House: You can't miss with the jumbo shrimp at Frank's Chicago Shrimp House on both the north and south sides of the city. These bad boys are huge, and fried in delicious, golden breading. 
  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab: A classier seafood dinner awaits you at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab. For a dressy night out, this is a great option for dining in Chicago. Try the King Crab, steamed.
Chicago Travel Info
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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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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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Dining in Chicago is limitless and can even take you across the world. Foreign food, deep dish pizzas and killer seafood are only a few of the types of restaurants in Chicago. The best way to find an exciting place to eat is to always try new things.

Don't be hesitant to ask your server about the daily specials! For more information about Chicago, check in with Chicago Traveler before your trip. You can find all the best things to do in Chicago between your meals, as well as great Chicago hotel deals and all the events going on while you're here - like concerts, festivals, shows or holiday events!

Check out our deals and coupons where you could find an offer that is perfect for you. One great way to taste more of the city's specialties is by sampling a few different restaurants on a Chicago food tour! They're fun, interactive and a great way to see the city's sights while you're tasting it's specialties! You can often find Chicago tour deals to make eating in this town a little more affordable!