When you are visiting Chicago, you might as well try some of the city’s awesome eating places. These are a few of the places that the locals flock to daily for their meals!
Hot Doug’s isn’t your average hot dog stand. Their hot dogs are made with exotic meats such as rabbit, boar, and gator. Also on Fridays and Saturdays they sell duck-fat fries. This is a unique place to try. It is located at 3324 N. California Avenue.
West Town Tavern has a great atmosphere with their beautiful oak walls and their nice vintage oak bar. The big brick building makes a great home for the restaurant. The have a lot of choices on their menu. Try the roasted tomato soup with shrimp, it is awesome! They are located at 1239 West Chicago Avenue.
Avec is a very unique and has some great food! The atmosphere is very plain. It is all oak with oak tables, chairs, and bar. Their food presentation is amazing. The escarole salad with sherry vinaigrette, oregano, pickled shallots, black eyed peas and smoked pork is the best! They are located at 615 Randolph Street.
Hopleaf is a known for its 100 different choices of Belgian beers. They are also well known for their bucket of steamed mussels with an aioli dipping sauce. They have quite a few unique items on their menu. They are located at 5148 North Clark Street.
Silver Cloud Bar and Grill is a simple place that serves your basic American comfort food. Their brie burger topped with brie cheese and caramelized onions is so good! Their homemade chili is also a great treat. They were voted best comfort food in Chicago and Reader’s Choice voted them in the top 5 best outdoor restaurants. They are located at 1700 North Damen Avenue.
Gibson’s Steakhouse is considered a gem in the city of Chicago. They serve big flavorful steaks, fresh fish daily. And some really enormous lobster tails! They have a very cute atmosphere and an extensive wine list. You will not leave this restaurant hungry. Their steaks are very tender and juicy. You won’t be disappointed with your meal at this great place and you may even spot a celebrity or two. They are located at 1028 North Rush Street.
Carnivale is a great 400 seat restaurant that resembles a Brazilian-style carnival. They serve awesome Mexican cuisine. The atmosphere is fun and very colorful! They are located at 702 West Fulton Market.
Think Café has a nice romantic atmosphere with white table clothes and candle lit tables. They offer a variety of Italian-based dishes with an American touch. The presentation of the food is unbelievable. Their horseradish smoked salmon appetizer is to die for! They are located at 2235 North Western Avenue.
So when you are in Chicago, check out one or a few of these places. You can’t go wrong eating at any of them! It is hard to choose where to eat in Chicago because there are so many choices. Whether it is Chinese, Italian, Korean, Japanese or any other type of food you can think of, you can find it in Chicago. These restaurants are just a few of the local’s favorites.