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Six spots for eating while standing
Big Star is one of Six spots for eating while standing.

1. Big Star

9.0
1531 N Damen Ave (at N Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Taco Place · Wicker Park · 577 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Beat the brutal weekend crowds by dropping by the takeout window to grab a couple of tacos or plant yourself at the wall-length counter for a few beers or quality cocktails. Read more.

2. Cafeteria Marianao

2246 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Cuban Restaurant · Logan Square · 20 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: You’d think the Cubano is the required order, but the big draw is the steak: thin slices of juice-dripping beef piled onto fresh bread, topped with griddled onions and toasted on the hot press. Read more.

The Doughnut Vault is one of Six spots for eating while standing.

3. The Doughnut Vault

8.7
401 1/2 N Franklin St (at W Kinzie St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · River North · 144 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This shop puts out batches of vanilla glazed, chestnut, buttermilk old-fashioned and other doughnuts of both cake and yeast varieties. And they are marvelous—perhaps the best you will ever have. Read more.

Gene's & Jude's is one of Six spots for eating while standing.

4. Gene's & Jude's

8.7
2720 River Rd (btwn Cherry Ave & Grand Ave), River Grove, IL
Hot Dog Joint · 176 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Do not ask for ketchup when you order one of the legendary slender, snappy hot dogs that come topped with a fistful of fries at this SRO institution that’s been serving ’em up since 1951. Read more.

Lem's BBQ House is one of Six spots for eating while standing.

5. Lem's BBQ House

7.6
311 E 75th St, Chicago, IL
BBQ Joint · Chatham · 45 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: As the best South Side barbecues do, Lem’s has you order through bulletproof glass and then take your ribs. But it would take much more to scare away devotees of these vinegary, charred rib tips. Read more.

Superdawg Drive-In is one of Six spots for eating while standing.

6. Superdawg Drive-In

8.2
333 S Milwaukee Ave (btwn Dundee Rd & Palatine Rd), Wheeling, IL
Hot Dog Joint · 76 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This hot-dog drive-in is as old-fashioned as ever, with uniformed servers bringing your order to your car. After a meal of hot dogs, fries, and “Supershakes,” expect to literally roll yourself home. Read more.