Famous Restaurants In Chicago

famous chicago restaurants

Famous Chicago restaurants are famous for their food – not only as a gourmet dining epicenter, but as the home of several local specialties.  For an authentic experience, get a taste of these culinary staples with this Chicago guide to deep dish pizza, the classic Chicago-style hot dog and the Italian Beef. There are many neighborhoods in Chicago for eating. We have guides to Restaurants for McCormick Place Restaurants, Navy Pier Restaurants, Ohare Restaurants and River North Restaurants.

Chicago Restaurants are some of the best in the US and the world.

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What food is Chicago famous for?

What is best restaurant in Chicago?

What must I eat in Chicago?

How can I eat cheap in Chicago?

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What food is Chicago famous for?

  • Deep Dish Pizza
  • Barbecue
  • Steak
  • Italian Beef Sandwich
  • Italian Food
  • Chicago Hot Dog
  • Molecular Gastronomy

What must I eat in Chicago?

What must you in eat in Chicago? The Chicago Hot Dog! What was born out of the Great Depression has since risen in the ranks to become a famous Chicago staple. So what is a Chicago-style hot dog? The primo version is this: an all-beef hot dog on a steamed poppy seed bun, topped with yellow mustard, relish, tomato wedges, chopped onions, a pickle spear, hot peppers and celery salt. Of course, defining it is one thing; tasting it is a whole different ballgame.

Or, hit up the reliable go-to’s that are scattered throughout the city, each neighborhood has a few. For example, there’s George’s Hot Dogs or Red Hot Ranch in Bucktown, and Franks ‘N’ Dawgs or The Wiener’s Circle in Lincoln Park. A meal will set you back just a few dollars and gets you a dog and a side of fries. And remember that yes, wherever you go in Chicago, don’t order your hot dog with ketchup.

How can I eat cheap in Chicago?

You can still eat for cheap in Chicago! Yes you can! Why is this? We don’t know for sure. We reckon that the places that offer great cheap food do so out of tradition. Here is a website to find some great cheap places.

A cheap place we really love is Superdawg. Superdawg serves up delicious Chicago Dogs at a price you won’t believe. This traditional drive-in including statues of hotdog mascots Maurie and also Flaurie, carhops, thick cement drinks as well as fabulous gold crinkle-cut fries has lots of history on offer. But they likewise dish out among the best salad pet dogs around. The name Superdawg ($5.75, with french fries) is a thick, stylish beef frank– a remarkable departure from the common Vienna pet dog served elsewhere. It births the mustard, neon-green relish, onions and sport peppers– as well as a pickle– present on all fantastic Chicago-style pets, yet it also includes a secret weapon, a spicy, appetizing pickled green tomato you’ll wish they offered by the container.

Deep Dish Pizza

One great place to go for slice of deep-dish is The Original Gino’s East of Chicago, whose interior is almost as beloved as its pie. Inside, the walls are covered with writing and graffiti drawn by dining patrons, so don’t forget to leave your mark.

Adding their own special twist by doubling up on the crust, Giordano’s is famed for their stuffed pizza. An ultra-thin second layer of flaky crust holds in the melted cheese, which oozes out the moment a slice is pulled apart. These massive creations are a good 40% bigger than other deep dish pizzas — meaning there is more to love!

Forget thin crusts and delicate toppings. This treasured food staple is as hearty as they come, baked in a deep, round pan filled to the brim with cheese (and any other ingredients you desire) and topped with a thick layer of tomato sauce. The result is a piping hot, gooey piece of pizza on a buttery, flaky crust.

Vying for most popular pizza spot is the family-owned and operated Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, which uses hand-selected ingredients like sweet-and tangy tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese from the same small dairy that has supplied the pizzeria for more than 40 years.

Italian beef

Another popular place for Italian beef is aptly named Mr. Beef on Orleans. It’s a small space with more of a “dive” vibe than “restaurant,” but the big flavors are what really matter. Whether you eat standing at the counter or sitting at the communal table, you’re in good company: Even Jay Leno has sung the praises of this place. Just remember to bring cash (there’s an ATM if you forget), be quick with your order (service is speedy) and bring a big appetite.

Al’s Beef in Little Italy claims to be the inventor of the sandwich and has won countless awards since its founding in 1938, including being named one of the Best Sandwiches in America by Esquire Magazine and Top 10 Sandwiches in America by Travel + Leisure.

Thin slices of seasoned roast beef bursting out from a long Italian roll, dripping with juices – this is the famous Italian beef sandwich. You can order it hot (with giardiniera peppers) or sweet (with sweet peppers); dipped/wet (the bread is quickly dunked), juicy (wetter) or soaked (even wetter!). But it’s more than just a Chicago specialty. It’s a historic icon.

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More Information about famous restaurants in Chicago

What is great about this city and its food fans is that there are many websites about the food and restaurant scene. Here are a couple of our favorite websites to learn more about what to eat in Chicago.

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Martin writes about food in Chicago. He loves Chicago favs including hot dogs, deep dish pizza and beef sandwiches. He also likes fine dining. When he is not blogging Martin travels and sees other cities in the US and in Latin America.