Chicago's Best Cheap Eats
Del Seoul is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

1. Del Seoul

9.1
2568 N Clark St (at W Wrightwood Ave), Chicago, IL
Korean Restaurant · Park West · 162 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: Don’t overlook these delicious fries ($2.25) when ordering at this casual Lincoln Park restaurant. They may sound basic compared to other menu options but they are terrific. Read more.

Ca Phe Da is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

2. Ca Phe Da

9.1
1800 1/2 S. Carpenter, Chicago, IL
Vietnamese Restaurant · Pilsen · 6 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: The Dangs have transported what’s called “com binh dan,” typically street food, with care and respect. If you have a few dollars more, I highly recommend finishing your meal with ca phe da. Read more.

El Famous Burrito is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

3. El Famous Burrito

8.3
7047 N Clark St (Greenleaf), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Rogers Park · 34 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: At this price point, go ahead and experiment with different fillings. I tried three: the chicken, the pork and the steak. Read more.

Chiya Chai is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

4. Chiya Chai

8.5
2770 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Himalayan Restaurant · Logan Square · 19 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: Best known for its chai ($3.75 for 12 ounces), which starts with organic tea from Nepal that the Shrestha family has been importing for decades. Read more.

MingHin Cuisine is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

5. MingHin Cuisine

8.2
2168 S Archer Ave (at S Princeton Ave), Chicago, IL
Dim Sum Restaurant · Armour Square · 129 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: MingHin Cuisine, the classic and contemporary Cantonese Chinese restaurant, now with five locations, offers lunch specials from $7.95 to $9.95, weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Read more.

Indie Café is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

6. Indie Café

8.0
5951 N Broadway St (at Thorndale Ave), Chicago, IL
Thai Restaurant · Edgewater · 43 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: At this Edgewater Thai-Japanese restaurant, three lunch specials are available daily before 3 p.m. Read more.

Uncle Mike's Place is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

7. Uncle Mike's Place

9.1
1700 W Grand Ave (at Paulina St), Chicago, IL
Filipino Restaurant · West Town · 66 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: Mike Grajewski, aka Uncle Mike, is the Polish-Ukrainian-Chicagoan who’s become synonymous with Filipino breakfasts, thanks to wife and partner Lucia Grajewski, who was born in the Philippines. Read more.

Bonchon is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

8. Bonchon

8.0
2163 S Chinatown Place, Chicago, IL
Korean Restaurant · Armour Square · 9 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: Visit the Chinatown outpost during lunch to avoid the rush, and get yourself the fried chicken combo, a box of four wings, two drumsticks and a side. Read more.

Big Chicks is one of Chicago's Best Cheap Eats.

9. Big Chicks

8.0
5024 N Sheridan Rd (at W Argyle St.), Chicago, IL
Gay Bar · Uptown · 87 tips and reviews

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune: The cash-only, dine-in deal is simple: one quarter-pound burger for $1. Sliced tomatoes, lettuce, onion and pickles are free upon request, and each burger comes with your choice of fries or salad. Read more.