100 Best Restaurants & Bars Near You in Chicago

Well, folks. It’s about time we got this one out there.

We put all of our foodie knowledge together and came up with a straight-forward list of the absolute best restaurants and bars near you in Chicago. 100 to be exact. Yes, our rubric is vague. No, they’re not in a particular order, and no, we’re not giving out our reasons on why we chose any of these spots. So, if you don’t like it, well… we ain’t sorry.

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These are the 100 best restaurants in Chicago, hands down.

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Photo Credit: Bonci USA Facebook

Bonci

161 N Sangamon St

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The Girl and the Goat

809 W Randolph St

Union Sushi

4897, 230 W Erie St

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Shanghai Terrace

108 E Superior St

Lem’s Bar-B-Q House

311 E 75th St

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Photo Credit: Roanoke Restaurant Facebook
Photo Credit: Roanoke Restaurant Facebook

Roanoke

135 W Madison St

Cindy’s

12 S Michigan Ave

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The Franklin Room

675 N Franklin St

Wishbone

Multiple Locations

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Catch 35

35 W Wacker Dr

Photo Credit: Ramen-San Facebook
Photo Credit: Ramen-San Facebook

Ramen-San

59 W Hubbard St #2

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Portillo’s

Multiple Locations

RPM Italian

52 W Illinois St

Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd

Blackbird

619 W Randolph St

Photo Credit: The Purple Pig Facebook
Photo Credit: The Purple Pig Facebook

The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave

Alinea

1723 N Halsted St

Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St

Nico Osteria

1015 N Rush St

The Berghoff Restaurant

17 W Adams St

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Photo Credit: avec Facebook

avec

615 W Randolph St

Sepia

123 N Jefferson St

Pub Royale

2049 W Division St

Beatrix

Multiple Locations

Connie’s Pizza

Multiple Locations

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Photo Credit: Fatso’s Last Stand Facebook

Fatso’s Last Stand

2258 W Chicago Ave

Ghareeb Nawaz

Multiple Locations

Lillie’s Q

1856 W North Ave

Boka

1729 N Halsted St

Hash

1357 N Western Ave

Photo Credit: The Publican Facebook
Photo Credit: The Publican Facebook

The Publican

837 W Fulton Market

Mercadito

108 W Kinzie St

Giant

3209 W Armitage Ave

The Spice Room

2906 W Armitage Ave

Ocean Prime

87 E Wacker Dr

Photo Credit: Dimo's Pizza Facebook
Photo Credit: Dimo’s Pizza Facebook

Dimo’s Pizza

3463 N Clark St

Green Street Smoked Meats

112 N Green St

Devil Dawgs

Multiple Locations

Frontera Grill

445 N Clark St

The Albert

228 E Ontario St, Floor 1

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Photo Credit: Momotaro Facebook

Momotaro

820 W Lake St

Kuma’s Corner

Multiple Locations

Paco’s Tacos

Multiple Locations

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

2121 N Clark St

Pizano’s

Multiple Locations

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Antique Taco

Multiple Locations

Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf

218 W Kinzie St

Oriole

661 W Walnut St

ROOH

736 W Randolph St

Goosefoot

2656 W Lawrence Ave

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Photo Credit: Honey Butter Fried Chicken Facebook

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

3361 N Elston Ave

Al’s Italian Beef

169 W Ontario St

North Pond

2610 N Cannon Dr

Del Seoul

2568 N Clark St

Big Star

Multiple Locations

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Photo Credit: The Loyalist Facebook

The Loyalist

177 N Ada St #001

Owen & Engine

2700 N Western Ave

Bad Hunter

2308, 802 W Randolph St

Gino’s East

Multiple Locations

Spiaggia

2nd Floor, Suite 1, 980 N Michigan Ave

Photo Credit: Tandoor Char House Facebook
Photo Credit: Tandoor Char House Facebook

Tandoor Char House

2652 N Halsted St

The Wiener’s Circle

2622 N Clark St

Carnitas Uruapan

1725 W 18th St

Duck Duck Goat

857 W Fulton Market

River Roast

315 N LaSalle Dr

Photo Credit: The Smoke Daddy Facebook
Photo Credit: The Smoke Daddy Facebook

Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St

Lou Malnati’s

Multiple Locations

Roka Akor

456 N Clark St

Paulie Gee’s

2451 N Milwaukee Ave

Superdawg

6363 N Milwaukee Ave

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Photo Credit: Dusek’s Facebook

Dusek’s Board & Beer

1227 W 18th St

Cheesie’s

Multiple Locations

Chiya Chai

2770 N Milwaukee Ave

The Chicago Diner

2333 N Milwaukee Ave

Ja’ Grill

1510 E Harper Ct

Photo Credit: Dove's Luncheonette Facebook
Photo Credit: Dove’s Luncheonette Facebook

Dove’s Luncheonette

1545 N Damen Ave

Acadia

1639 S Wabash Ave

Velvet Taco

1110 N State St

Band of Bohemia

4710 N Ravenswood Ave

Everest

425 S Financial Pl 40th floor

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Photo Credit: Smyth

Smyth

177 N Ada St #101

Furious Spoon

Multiple Locations

Roots

Multiple Locations

Giordano’s

Multiple Locations

Wolfy’s

2734 W Peterson Ave

Photo Credit: Little Goat Facebook
Photo Credit: Little Goat Facebook

Little Goat Diner

820 W Randolph St

Lou Mitchell’s

565 W Jackson Blvd

The Walnut Room

111 N State St

Joy Yee

Multiple Locations

Handlebar

2311 W North Ave

Photo Credit: Reno Facebook
Photo Credit: Reno Facebook

Reno

2607 N Milwaukee Ave

Sultan’s Market

Multiple Locations

Oiistar

1385 N Milwaukee Ave

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

2952 W Armitage Ave

Osteria Langhe

2824 W Armitage Ave

Photo Credit: Longman & Eagle Facebook
Photo Credit: Longman & Eagle Facebook

Longman & Eagle

2657 N Kedzie Ave

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

2024 N Halsted St

Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles

3947 S King Dr

nana

3267 S Halsted St

Pompei

1531 W Taylor St

 

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