This post was probably the hardest to write and thus, the one I procrastinated the longest (of course). There is just SO MUCH good food in Chicago. Narrowing down a list of lunch/dinner places that I want to recommend was tough!
Be sure to check to see if the restaurant that you want to try takes reservations. If they do, I highly recommend them. If they don’t, be prepared to wait for a table.
Lunch / Dinner (In no particular order…)
- Chicago Hot Dog:
- Italian Beef:
- Meat, etc.:
- Chicago Chop House
- Fogo de Chao (all you can eat)
- Purple Pig
- Leghorn Chicken
- Slurping Turtle
- Honey Butter Fried Chicken – Insider Tip: Honestly, put the honey butter ON the chicken.
- Longman and Eagle
- Girl and the Goat
- Little Goat
- Big Star
- Belly Q
- Billy Goat Tavern
- Sapori Trattoria – Insider Tip: Google for coupons before you go – they’re everywhere.
- Piccolo Sogno
- Lao Sze Schaun
- Vegetarian / Vegan:
I am sure that I missed a bunch of great restaurants (and insider tips!) in my haste to try to include all of my favorites. If you have a favorite that I missed let me know in the comments and I may add it to the summary post.
Have you tried any of the restaurants that I listed above? What did you love most?