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11 Chicago Restaurants Perfect For Curing A Hangover

Congrats everyone, we did it. We unofficially made it to summer. The weather might say otherwise, and, technically speaking, summer doesn’t start for another month, but we all know Memorial Day weekend means we can start acting like we’re on MTV Spring break. Anyone know when Mystikal goes on stage?

Really, all this means is that we will all probably be drinking a bit more often. But more drinking means more hangovers, and those aren’t fun. To that end, here are eleven places perfect for curing the next day blues with a greasy meal and probably another drink. It will help. We promise.

The Spots


Au Cheval

West Loop
800 W Randolph St

Let’s be honest, this could just be a list of one. Single, bacon, egg, and you’re done, with both your order and the will to do anything else the rest of the day. You could also mix in some duck heart hash for a real banging time.


A skillet of bacon first thing in the morning when you wake up hungover sounds delicious. But instead of the Oscar Meyer you might be able to muster up yourself, go to The Publican where they will serve you some much fancier breakfast meats, along with oysters, beers, and anything else that you might need to start feeling normal again.


Tiztal Cafe

4631 N Clark St

Tiztal Cafe is the best Mexican brunch in the city you haven’t heard of. It’s also one of our favorite brunches in general. Treat yourself to the chilaquiles and for the love of all that is sacred get an oatmeal milkshake.


We feel the need to tell you to eat bread pudding pancakes literally every chance we get. Cupcake pancakes are acceptable too, and biscuits and gravy. Pretty much anything here is delicious. Just get yourself to Southport.


Shake Shack has quickly become one of our favorite places for a hangover-curing meal. It’s perfect for burgers, cheese, fries, and most importantly – eating alone if you’re unable to use your words with others. Also acceptable: sitting in silence with your friends while you devour burgers and consider last night’s regrets.


Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken

233 E Erie St

Donuts and fried chicken to start your day? Sounds pretty great, and the standard fried chicken sandwiches are. But then you find out they offer a fried chicken sandwich in-between a glazed donut, and all the sudden sh*t just got real. It’s not on the menu and they might pretend like it doesn’t exist, but it’s very real and very good. Order with confidence.



Noble Square , West Town
1434 W Chicago Ave

Get yourself over to Flo for New Mexican classics like chorizo and eggs or breakfast tacos. You’re also going to need some friends so you can share a Fruity or Coco Pebbles french toast for the table. Or go it alone and order it all anyway. We won’t judge.


Don Pedro’s is a hole in the wall haven for carnitas. Take in the beauty and smell of the giant pork rinds being chopped up when you walk in the door, and bask in the glory of their porky goodness. This will make you feel better before you probably start to feel worse.


Bongo Room

South Loop
1152 S Wabash Ave

Bongo Room is the Candy Land of brunch restaurants. Things can get a little crazy with caramel pretzel pancakes and chocolate tower french toast. Zero f*cks will be given though if you’re already hungover without a care in the world.


Cure your hangover with their fried chicken and waffles, but simultaneously work your way to the next hangover with the awesome whisky list too. Win-win, really.


MingHin Cuisine

2168 S. Archer Ave.

If you don’t consider dim sum the perfect hangover cure, then you need to reevaluate everything you think you know about life. Pork buns, egg custards, it’s all beautiful. There are a few good dim sum spots around, but step-up your game at MingHin Cuisine.

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