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The Best Hot Pot Restaurants In Chicago
Whether you want Chongqing-style spicy broth, all-you-can-eat hot pot, or skewers dunked in soup, check out these spots.
The Best Chicago Walk-In Only Restaurants For When You Didn’t Make A Reservation
You didn’t make plans, so what should you do? Don’t panic, there are great restaurants that don’t take reservations anyway.
Where To Have A Last-Minute Group Dinner
When you’re heading out with a group and no one made plans, try any of these spots.
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Downstate Donuts is an Uptown shop with great donuts made of mashed potatoes.
Umamicue is a Vietnamese-Chinese-American BBQ pop-up with some of the best brisket in the city.
Cozy Corner is an always reliable Edgewater spot for diner classics like omelets, hashbrowns, and pancakes.
3M Restaurant is a casual Serbian restaurant in Edgewater with great stuffed cabbage and flaky burek.
Beard and Belly
Beard and Belly is a great restaurant and bar in Edgewater with great fried pickles and a tasty burger.
Falafel Kebab Station
Falafel Kebab Station in Edgewater is a casual Mediterranean restaurant with great wraps and kabob platters.
Bundoo Khan is a Pakistani restaurant on Devon with fantastic kabobs, rolls, and biryani.
Kohoku-ku Ramen is a small ramen shop in Edgewater with a good line-up of both standard and specialty bowls.
R Haan Thai is a small Thai restaurant in West Ridge with a solid line-up of curries, noodles, and appetizers.
Pigtail is a basement cocktail bar underneath Jaleo with hit-or-miss food, but good cocktails.
A classic Chicago establishment full of hot dogs, Italian beefs, and chocolate cake.
Asian Cuisine Express
Asian Cuisine Express in Little Village is a casual spot with a variety of Chinese, Thai, and Japanese dishes—but the main reason to come here is for their incredible al pastor tacos.
Siam Noodle And Rice
Siam Noodle And Rice is a longtime staple in Buena Park with great Thai food.
Me Dee Cafe
Me Dee Cafe is a great BYOB Ravenswood Thai restaurant that's open until 1am—so it's perfect for a midnight bowl of congee and crispy pork salad.
Andy's Thai Kitchen
Andy's Thai Kitchen is a cash-only Thai restaurant in Lakeview with good food.
Noble Thai is a spacious Thai restaurant in Noble Square with great food and tables for large groups.
A Tavola is a great Italian restaurant in Ukrainian Village with a rotating selection of housemade pastas and a nice secluded patio.
Himalayan is a casual restaurant serving Nepali and North Indian food in the South Loop.
Annapurna Simply Vegetarian
Annapurna is a counter-service cafe in Rogers Park with vegetarian dishes from all over India and lots of tasty snacks.
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant
Awash is a large Ethiopian restaurant in Edgewater that's perfect for large group meals and events.
Axum Ethiopian Restaurant
Axum Ethiopian Restaurant is a great Edgewater spot with delicious shiro and gored gored.
Ethiopian is a fantastic Ethiopian restaurant in Edgewater.