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The Original Rainbow Cone is one of Chicago.

1. The Original Rainbow Cone

9233 S Western Ave (at 92nd Pl), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Beverly · 51 tips and reviews
Revival Food Hall is one of Chicago.

2. Revival Food Hall

125 S Clark St (W Adams St), Chicago, IL
Food Court · The Loop · 52 tips and reviews
Smoque BBQ is one of Chicago.

3. Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd (at Grace St), Chicago, IL
BBQ Joint · Old Irving Park · 236 tips and reviews
Green Street Smoked Meats is one of Chicago.

4. Green Street Smoked Meats

112 N Green St (btwn Washington Blvd & Randolph St), Chicago, IL
BBQ Joint · West Town · 147 tips and reviews
Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern is one of Chicago.

5. Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern

1655 N Sedgwick St (at Eugenie St), Chicago, IL
BBQ Joint · Old Town Triangle · 91 tips and reviews
Smoke Daddy is one of Chicago.

6. Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St (btwn Wood St & Honore St), Chicago, IL
BBQ Joint · Wicker Park · 145 tips and reviews
Chicago Q is one of Chicago.

7. Chicago Q

1160 N Dearborn St (at W Division St.), Chicago, IL
BBQ Joint · Near North Side · 161 tips and reviews
Al's #1 Italian Beef is one of Chicago.

8. Al's #1 Italian Beef

169 W Ontario St (at Wells), Chicago, IL
Sandwich Place · River North · 82 tips and reviews
Al's Italian Beef is one of Chicago.

9. Al's Italian Beef

1079 W Taylor St (btwn S May St & S Morgan St), Chicago, IL
Sandwich Place · University Village - Little Italy · 48 tips and reviews
Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen is one of Chicago.

10. Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen

1141 S Jefferson St (at Roosevelt Rd.), Chicago, IL
Sandwich Place · South Loop · 118 tips and reviews
Big Jones is one of Chicago.

11. Big Jones

5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave), Chicago, IL
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Andersonville · 137 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This spot has been around a while, but its new Boarding House lunch (with juicy fried chicken) hearty brunch platters and dishes culled from decades and centuries-old recipes has given it new life. Read more.

Hopleaf Bar is one of Chicago.

12. Hopleaf Bar

5148 N Clark St (at W Foster Ave), Chicago, IL
Beer Bar · Andersonville · 329 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Hopleaf is well known for its huge beer selection—which is well deserved—yet the interesting takes on Belgian food is also a main reason crowds continue to pack the Andersonville spot. Read more.

Spacca Napoli Pizzeria is one of Chicago.

13. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria

1769 W Sunnyside Ave (at Ravenswood Ave), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · Ravenswood · 102 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The trendier Neapolitan pizza gets, the more you're reminded who does it best in Chicago. Come for Jonathan Goldsmith's perfectly charred pies from his custom-built oven. Read more.

Parachute is one of Chicago.

14. Parachute

3500 N Elston Ave (Troy), Chicago, IL
Korean Restaurant · Northwest Side · 64 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Beverly Kim and John Clark's Korean-American restaurant in Avondale is one of the most critically-acclaimed, original, and best-done restaurants in some time. Read more.

Owen & Engine is one of Chicago.

15. Owen & Engine

2700 N Western Ave (at W Schubert Ave), Chicago, IL
Gastropub · Northwest Side · 152 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This cult favorite British-inspired gastropub has a much better beer selection and the fish and chips are nearly as good as across the pond, and the burger is easily one of the best in Chicago. Read more.

Pequod's Pizzeria is one of Chicago.

16. Pequod's Pizzeria

2207 N Clybourn Ave (btwn W Webster Ave & N Greenview Ave), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · North Side · 290 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Pequod's pies are of the pan variety, a deep doughy pizza that includes an addictive and lauded crispy caramelized crust made from baking cheese on the outside to give it a look that may appear burnt. Read more.

Lula Café is one of Chicago.

17. Lula Café

2537 N Kedzie Blvd (btwn Linden & Logan Sq.), Chicago, IL
Café · Logan Square · 254 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Before Logan Square had Longman & Eagle, it had Lula Café. More than a decade on, it's easy to see why people flock for its locally sourced menu, Sunday brunch and Monday night farm dinners. Read more.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate is one of Chicago.

18. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

1747 N Damen Ave (at W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Dessert Shop · Bucktown · 199 tips and reviews

EaterEater: While the savory food and the drinks are very good, the sweets and the hot chocolates are predictably not to be missed from an owner with a James Beard award for best pastry chef. Read more.

Boka is one of Chicago.

19. Boka

1729 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 98 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Now a decade old, the Boka Group's flagship restaurant is better than ever following a reboot that added chef Lee Wolen and a stunning remodel. Read more.

Alinea is one of Chicago.

20. Alinea

1723 N Halsted St (btwn W North Ave & W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 142 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Food obsessives make pilgrimages from around the globe to the 10-year-old Lincoln Park restaurant to experience Achatz's emotional, interactive and expensive tasting menus. Read more.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse is one of Chicago.

21. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

1028 N Rush St (at E Bellevue Pl), Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · Gold Coast · 258 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chicago's steakhouse tradition may be best experienced at Gibson's, the swanky Gold Coast institution that Eater readers voted the best steakhouse in America's meatiest city. Read more.

Boeufhaus is one of Chicago.

22. Boeufhaus

1012 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · Humboldt Park · 20 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Boeufhaus is sort of the anti-steakhouse, serving delicious food such as short rib beignets, a standout wine list and a deli and meat counter during the day, all in a hip space. Read more.

Piccolo Sogno is one of Chicago.

23. Piccolo Sogno

464 N Halsted St (at Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Fulton River District · 111 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Even if you can't sit on the city's best patio all year, chef Tony Priolo's pizzas, housemade pastas and grilled meats make a trip worth it even in the dead of winter. Read more.

Portillo's is one of Chicago.

24. Portillo's

100 W Ontario St (at Clark St), Chicago, IL
Hot Dog Joint · River North · 656 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Whether you're looking for hot dogs or Italian beef, very few places offer up that kind of greasy iconic Chicago-style street food better than the classic food hall-esque Portillo's on Ontario Street. Read more.

Bohemian House is one of Chicago.

25. Bohemian House

11 W Illinois St (at N State St), Chicago, IL
Eastern European Restaurant · Near North Side · 49 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Under the direction of chef Jimmy Papadopolous, Boho honors Chicago's extensive Eastern European heritage with some of the most creative and tasty versions of that region's dishes in a gorgeous space. Read more.

The Purple Pig is one of Chicago.

26. The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Mediterranean Restaurant · Streeterville · 638 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The father-and-son Bannos duo's restaurant is a torch bearer for mediterranean small plates and charcuterie, and perhaps the best restaurant on the touristy Magnificent Mile. Be prepared for a wait. Read more.

Frontera Grill is one of Chicago.

27. Frontera Grill

445 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · River North · 256 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Rick Bayless' Mexican haven, including Xoco on the corner, is a Chicago institution spawning spinoffs around the globe of south of the border fare from street food to high end. Read more.

The Publican is one of Chicago.

28. The Publican

837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Fulton Market · 351 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A few years in, Paul Kahan's temple to pork and shellfish remains strong, with chef Cosmo Goss taking over for Brian Huston in the kitchen. Read more.

Au Cheval is one of Chicago.

29. Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St (at S Halsted St), Chicago, IL
Burger Joint · Fulton Market · 473 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The quality of food—crispy potato hash with duck heart gravy; foie gras, scrambled eggs and toast; and those damn tasty griddled burgers—puts this spot in a new category. Read more.

Sepia is one of Chicago.

30. Sepia

123 N Jefferson St (btwn W Washington St & W Randolph St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · West Loop · 64 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Sepia continues to be one of the most consistent restaurants in Chicago. Andrew Zimmerman's menus paired with a cutting-edge beverage program makes it a complete experience. Read more.

Monteverde is one of Chicago.

31. Monteverde

1020 West Madison Street (Carpenter Street), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near West Side · 43 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The pastas are the stars, such as cannelloni saltimbocca with merguez, manchego cheese, peas, harissa, and balsamico, many of which are made on a small demonstration stage of sorts behind the bar. Read more.

EL Ideas is one of Chicago.

32. EL Ideas

2419 W 14th St (at Western Ave), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Douglas Park · 33 tips and reviews

EaterEater: One of America's most innovative fine-dining restaurants, where 13-15 courses can include "culinary cocaine," a solid "White Russian" topped with caviar, and more mind-blowing delights. Read more.

Acadia is one of Chicago.

33. Acadia

1639 S Wabash Ave (btwn E 16th St & E 18th St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · South Loop · 54 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Tackle one of the best burgers in town at the bar, embark on a journey through a decadent eight-course menu, or satisfy a sweets craving with a creative dessert tasting menu. Read more.

The Duck Inn is one of Chicago.

34. The Duck Inn

2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL
Gastropub · Bridgeport · 46 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Kevin Hickey's personal passion project has garnered local and national accolades even the chef/owner didn't foresee. Don't miss the duck fat hot dog, the rotisserie duck, or the cocktails. Read more.

Birrieria Zaragoza is one of Chicago.

35. Birrieria Zaragoza

4852 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Archer Heights · 19 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Consistently lauded as some of the best tacos in the country, venture to the southwest side for some of the best goat and other standout dishes like consomme at this small father-and-son standout. Read more.

Calumet Fisheries is one of Chicago.

36. Calumet Fisheries

3259 E 95th St (at Calumet River), Chicago, IL
Fish Market · 56 tips and reviews

EaterEater: When you need your fried seafood or smoked fish fix, hit this James Beard-recognized, Anthony Bourdain-endorsed classic Chicago fish house on the Far South Side. Read more.

Eleven City Diner is one of Chicago.

37. Eleven City Diner

1112 S Wabash Ave (btwn 11th St & Roosevelt Rd), Chicago, IL
Diner · South Loop · 300 tips and reviews
Intelligentsia Coffee is one of Chicago.

38. Intelligentsia Coffee

3123 N Broadway St (at W Barry Ave), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · Lake View East · 114 tips and reviews
J.P. Graziano Grocery is one of Chicago.

39. J.P. Graziano Grocery

901 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · West Town · 51 tips and reviews
Father and Son Pizza is one of Chicago.

40. Father and Son Pizza

5691 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · Jefferson Park · 2 tips and reviews
Tufano's Vernon Park Tap is one of Chicago.

41. Tufano's Vernon Park Tap

1073 W Vernon Park Pl (at Racine), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · University Village - Little Italy · 43 tips and reviews
Billy Goat Tavern is one of Chicago.

42. Billy Goat Tavern

430 N Michigan Ave (at Lower Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Burger Joint · Streeterville · 173 tips and reviews
Gene & Georgetti is one of Chicago.

43. Gene & Georgetti

500 N Franklin St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · River North · 64 tips and reviews
Politan Row is one of Chicago.

44. Politan Row

111 N Aberdeen St, Chicago, IL
Food Court · West Town · 4 tips and reviews
Metropolitan Tap Room is one of Chicago.

45. Metropolitan Tap Room

3057 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL
Brewery · Northwest Side · 12 tips and reviews
CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar is one of Chicago.

46. CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar

564 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · West Loop · 36 tips and reviews
The Loyalist is one of Chicago.

47. The Loyalist

175 N Ada St, Chicago, IL
Restaurant · Fulton Market · 17 tips and reviews
Harold's Chicken Shack is one of Chicago.

48. Harold's Chicken Shack

636 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
Fried Chicken Joint · South Loop · 36 tips and reviews
Bottom Lounge is one of Chicago.

49. Bottom Lounge

1375 W Lake St (btwn Loomis St & Ada St), Chicago, IL
Music Venue · Fulton Market · 77 tips and reviews
Empty Bottle is one of Chicago.

50. Empty Bottle

1035 N Western Ave (at W Cortez St), Chicago, IL
Music Venue · Ukrainian Village · 83 tips and reviews
Bite Café is one of Chicago.

51. Bite Café

1039 N Western Ave (at W Cortez St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Ukrainian Village · 101 tips and reviews
Sportsman's Club is one of Chicago.

52. Sportsman's Club

948 Western Ave (at W Augusta Blvd), Chicago, IL
Dive Bar · Humboldt Park · 36 tips and reviews
Lincoln Hall is one of Chicago.

53. Lincoln Hall

2424 N Lincoln Ave (btwn W Montana St & W Fullerton Ave), Chicago, IL
Music Venue · North Side · 73 tips and reviews
Lincoln Station is one of Chicago.

54. Lincoln Station

2432 N Lincoln Ave (at W Fullerton Ave), Chicago, IL
Bar · North Side · 41 tips and reviews
The Vic Theatre is one of Chicago.

55. The Vic Theatre

3145 N Sheffield Ave (btwn W Fletcher St & W Belmont Ave), Chicago, IL
Music Venue · Lakeview · 52 tips and reviews
Schubas Tavern is one of Chicago.

56. Schubas Tavern

3159 N Southport Ave (at Belmont Ave), Chicago, IL
Music Venue · Lakeview · 85 tips and reviews
Metro is one of Chicago.

57. Metro

3730 N Clark St (btwn Racine & Waveland Ave), Chicago, IL
Music Venue · Wrigleyville · 89 tips and reviews
Ella Elli is one of Chicago.

58. Ella Elli

1349 w Cornelia (Southport), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Lakeview · 5 tips and reviews
Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap is one of Chicago.

59. Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap

1101 West Waveland Avenue (Suite 100), Chicago, IL
Beer Bar · Wrigleyville · 1 tip
Canton Regio is one of Chicago.

60. Canton Regio

1510 W 18th St, Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Pilsen · 18 tips and reviews
Punch House is one of Chicago.

61. Punch House

1227 W 18th St (at S Allport St), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Pilsen · 39 tips and reviews
Thalia Hall is one of Chicago.

62. Thalia Hall

1807 S Allport St (at 18th St), Chicago, IL
Rock Club · Pilsen · 31 tips and reviews
Valois is one of Chicago.

63. Valois

1518 E 53rd St (at S Lake Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Breakfast Spot · Hyde Park · 73 tips and reviews
Falcon Inn is one of Chicago.

64. Falcon Inn

1601 E 53rd St (btwn Lake Park & Cornell), Chicago, IL
Dive Bar · East Hyde Park · 12 tips and reviews
The Violet Hour is one of Chicago.

65. The Violet Hour

1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave), Chicago, IL
Speakeasy · Wicker Park · 256 tips and reviews
Gilt Bar is one of Chicago.

66. Gilt Bar

230 W Kinzie St (at N. Franklin St.), Chicago, IL
Bar · River North · 190 tips and reviews
Broken Shaker is one of Chicago.

67. Broken Shaker

19 E Ohio St (State), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Near North Side · 64 tips and reviews
The Berkshire Room is one of Chicago.

68. The Berkshire Room

15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
Bar · Near North Side · 71 tips and reviews
Cindy's is one of Chicago.

69. Cindy's

12 S Michigan Ave (btwn E Madison & E Monroe St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · The Loop · 137 tips and reviews
Queen Mary is one of Chicago.

70. Queen Mary

2125 W Division, Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Ukrainian Village · 16 tips and reviews
Maude's Liquor Bar is one of Chicago.

71. Maude's Liquor Bar

840 W Randolph St (btwn Green St & Peoria St), Chicago, IL
French Restaurant · Fulton Market · 107 tips and reviews
Bavette's Bar and Boeuf is one of Chicago.

72. Bavette's Bar and Boeuf

218 W Kinzie St (at N Wells St), Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · River North · 124 tips and reviews
Ricobene's is one of Chicago.

73. Ricobene's

252 W 26th St, Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · Armour Square · 80 tips and reviews
Cafecito is one of Chicago.

74. Cafecito

26 E Congress Pkwy (at State St.), Chicago, IL
Cuban Restaurant · The Loop · 195 tips and reviews
Bari is one of Chicago.

75. Bari

1120 W Grand Ave (at N May St), Chicago, IL
Sandwich Place · West Town · 67 tips and reviews
Little Goat Diner is one of Chicago.

76. Little Goat Diner

820 W Randolph St (at Green St), Chicago, IL
Diner · Fulton Market · 479 tips and reviews
Dove's Luncheonette is one of Chicago.

77. Dove's Luncheonette

1545 N Damen Ave (btwn Milwaukee Ave & Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Diner · Wicker Park · 95 tips and reviews
Chicago Diner is one of Chicago.

78. Chicago Diner

3411 N Halsted St (at Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Lake View East · 208 tips and reviews
Uncle Mike's Place is one of Chicago.

79. Uncle Mike's Place

1700 W Grand Ave (at Paulina St), Chicago, IL
Filipino Restaurant · West Town · 66 tips and reviews
Scofflaw is one of Chicago.

80. Scofflaw

3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · 147 tips and reviews
Publican Quality Meats is one of Chicago.

81. Publican Quality Meats

825 W Fulton Market (at Green), Chicago, IL
Deli / Bodega · Fulton Market · 130 tips and reviews
Xoco is one of Chicago.

82. Xoco

449 N Clark St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Near North Side · 358 tips and reviews
Taste of Lebanon is one of Chicago.

83. Taste of Lebanon

1509 W Foster Ave (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Andersonville · 61 tips and reviews
UMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi is one of Chicago.

84. UMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi

730 S Clark St (at W Polk St), Chicago, IL
Japanese Restaurant · South Loop · 41 tips and reviews
Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless is one of Chicago.

85. Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless

Terminal 1, Concourse B (ORD Airport), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · 536 tips and reviews
Lillie's Q is one of Chicago.

86. Lillie's Q

1856 W North Ave (at Wolcott Ave), Chicago, IL
BBQ Joint · Bucktown · 121 tips and reviews
Chicago Cut Steakhouse is one of Chicago.

87. Chicago Cut Steakhouse

300 N LaSalle Dr (at Carroll Ave), Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · River North · 142 tips and reviews
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is one of Chicago.

88. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

60 E Grand Ave (at N Rush St), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · Near North Side · 215 tips and reviews
John Howie Steak is one of Chicago.

89. John Howie Steak

11111 NE 8th Street Suite 125 (at 112th Ave NE), Bellevue, WA
Steakhouse · 126 tips and reviews
Shaw's Crab House is one of Chicago.

90. Shaw's Crab House

21 E Hubbard St (at N Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · Near North Side · 206 tips and reviews
Big Star is one of Chicago.

91. Big Star

1531 N Damen Ave (at N Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Taco Place · Wicker Park · 578 tips and reviews
Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill is one of Chicago.

92. Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill

1751 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
Japanese Restaurant · East Ukrainian Village · 76 tips and reviews
GT Fish and Oyster is one of Chicago.

93. GT Fish and Oyster

531 N Wells St (at Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · River North · 196 tips and reviews
Fish Bar is one of Chicago.

94. Fish Bar

2956 N Sheffield Ave (at W Wellington Ave), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · Lakeview · 102 tips and reviews
Girl & The Goat is one of Chicago.

95. Girl & The Goat

809 W Randolph St (at Halsted St), Chicago, IL
Hotel · West Town · 545 tips and reviews
Sunda is one of Chicago.

96. Sunda

110 W Illinois St (btwn N LaSalle Dr & N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Sushi Restaurant · River North · 286 tips and reviews
NoMI is one of Chicago.

97. NoMI

800 N Michigan Ave (North Rush Street), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Streeterville · 108 tips and reviews
The Whistler is one of Chicago.

98. The Whistler

2421 N Milwaukee Ave (at W Fullerton Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · 110 tips and reviews
MONEYGUN is one of Chicago.


660 W Lake (Union Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Fulton River District · 37 tips and reviews
The Aviary is one of Chicago.

100. The Aviary

955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Fulton Market · 173 tips and reviews