Monday, June 2, 2014

25 Chicago Restaurants to Try

When we lived in Texas, we had our favorite places to eat. They were chains, but good ones. They were delicious and we knew what we'd get every time. It was easy. However, Plano, Texas didn't have the food scene that Chicago has. Although we sometimes miss our go-tos (we're looking at you, Razoo's,) we're never out of restaurants to try. We've had food that was amazing, bad, mediocre, overpriced, and a great value. Don't worry, we won't recommend a place we didn't wholeheartedly love and would (or likely have) returned to a second time. Here are 25 places we've eaten at and enjoyed!

25 Chicago Restaurants to Try

Del Seoul | Lincoln Park
Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe  | The Loop
Au Cheval | West Loop
Molly's Cupcakes | Lincoln Park
L'Patron | Logan Square
Chicago Q | Gold Coast
Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles | Bronzeville (more here)
chicago's home of chicken and waffles

Hot Doug's | Avondale
MacArthur's | Austin
Smoque BBQ | Irving Park
Todoroki | Evanston
La Gondola | Lakeview
wildberry pancakes & cafe
MingHin Cuisine | Chinatown (more here)
minghin cuisine
Ben's Noodles and Rice | Edgewater
Blackwood BBQ | The Loop
Geja's Cafe | Lincoln Park (more here)
chicago q
BIG & little's | Near North Side
Xoco | Near North Side (more here)
Las Tablas Columbian Steakhouse | Lakeview
jimmy's pizza cafe
Jimmy's Pizza Cafe | Lincoln Square
M Henrietta | Edgewater
Yolk | The Loop
Siena Tavern | River North
Big Star | Wicker Park
Glazed and Infused | Wicker Park

If you have any recommendations or questions on restaurants- let us know in the comments! We'd love to let you know if we've tried it, or if we have it on our list. Also- don't forget to check out the best of chicago page for our favorites.


  1. Have you ever been to Honey Butter Fried Chicken (Elston+Roscoe) or Union (Evanston)? -Garo

    1. I have had Honey Butter Fried Chicken. I liked the chicken but was not impressed by the sides. I hadn't heard of Union- i will check it out! Thanks for the recs!


© LOST GIRLS TRAVEL | All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig