25 Best Restaurants in the Chicago Suburbs

Tired of cooking dinner every night? If you have fallen into a rut with your delivery orders, it’s time to switch it up! These are the 25 best restaurants in the Chicago suburbs to spice up date night.

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Mago Grill & Cantina

Arlington Heights, IL / Bolingbrook, IL / South Barrington, IL


This Mexican restaurant by chef Juan Luis Gonzalez knows how to turn classic Mexican dishes into innovative and mouth-watering entrees.

Dave’s New Kitchen

Evanston, IL


This popular Italian restaurant in the Chicago suburbs offers classic Italian fare. This establishment is located in Evanston and provides delicious Italian dishes such as pasta, pizza, and traditional chicken options.

Charcoal Oven

Skokie, IL


One of Skokie’s oldest restaurants, this eatery is complemented by its menu of classic steakhouse fare, seafood dishes, and their wide variety of Californian wines.

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Boston Fish Market

Des Plaines, IL


This restaurant in the Chicago suburbs turns from a renowned restaurant by night to an active fish market by day, making the Boston Fish Market a true one-stop-shop for all seafood fans out there.

Bat 17

Evanston, IL


This Evanston classic, featuring massive portions, retains all the best qualities that a deli and pub have to offer.

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Bombay Chopsticks

Hoffman Estates, IL

Bombay Chopsticks by India House is home to a cross-cultural menu, an ode to the type of cuisine travelers would experience along the India-China border.

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Edzo’s Burger Shop

Evanston, IL

Edzo’s Burger Shop features classic diner fare such as delicious burgers, crispy hot french fries, and cold, thick milkshakes.

Kabul House

Skokie, IL

The Afghan-style restaurant comes with a contemporary twist, all while paying homage to Middle Eastern culture and cuisine.

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When people go to Maciano’s, they are there to discover the authentic taste of Italy.

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Steamboat BBQ

Wheaton, IL

If you are in the mood for some burnt ends, slow-cooked brisket or a killer smoked turkey club sandwich, then stop by the Steamboat BBQ, a popular restaurant in the Chicago suburbs.


Downers Grove, IL

A popular pick for authentic Italian food, thanks in large to their handmade pasta and a wide variety of wines.

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Mesón Sabkia

Naperville, IL

The restaurant is home to traditional Spanish style tapas and decor that will make you feel like you are dining in the middle of Spain.

Two Brothers Roundhouse

Aurora, IL

This brewpub, located in a mid-nineteenth century historic building, features “New American” cuisine paired with artisan beers and lagers.

Wild Rice Sushi and Grill

Naperville, IL

This hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurant is arguably Naperville’s best-kept secret, thanks to innovative and delicious dishes.

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RBK American Grill

Downers Grove, IL

RBK American Grill in Downers Grove prepares their meals to the highest standards that any diner is looking for.

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Basils Greek Dining

Aurora, IL

If you are looking for food that will remind you of that perfect trip you once took to the Greek islands, then this casual, yet elegant Greek-style restaurant in the Chicago suburbs is the perfect place for you.

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Aisha’s Southern Cuisine

Joliet, IL

Aisha’s Southern Cuisine specializes in traditional soul food with homemade quality to classics such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and pot roast.

Al’s Steakhouse

Joliet, IL

Once a famed nightclub, this high-end restaurant is now arguably Joliet’s most luxurious and delicious steakhouse.

Thipi Thai

La Grange, IL

Thipi Thai ensures their focus is all about the savory spices and aromas within their dishes in order to create that ideal dining sensation.

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La Grange, IL

This Argentinian style restaurant is home to their famous flaky empanadas and charming family-friendly atmosphere.

Niko’s Breakfast Club

Oak Lawn, IL

Niko’s Breakfast Club is the place to go for stuffed omelets, fluffy pancakes, and crispy bacon.

Billy Boy’s

Oak Lawn, IL

The classical selections such as their BBQ ribs, hearty burgers, and freshly cooked fries are what keep diners coming back for more day in and day out.

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Maple Tree Inn

Homewood, IL

Cajon-Creole classics are the only thing served at this high quality and iconic restaurant.

Freddy’s Pizza

Cicero, IL

If you are looking for an establishment that feels like it’s been frozen in time while still providing tasteful bites in every dish, then look no further than Freddy’s Pizza.

Fry The Coop

Oak Lawn, IL

Visit the Fry The Coop for that authentic style Nashville hot chicken that will make you beg for a glass of cold milk afterward.


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