If you’ve always wondered what’s up with that giant boat on North Avenue Beach, it’s Castaways. And while this place is a total sh*tshow, if you want a burger after drinking at the beach all day and/or love hearing radio DJs broadcast Top 40 hits, then this is the place to be - provided you’re in party mode.
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Whether you're hitting the beach, a museum, or hanging in one of the harbors, here's where to eat along the lakefront.
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Oyster Bah is a Chicago attempt at a New England seafood shack. It's solid, but not Maine.
Riccardo Enoteca is a casual Italian restaurant in Lincoln Park with very good pasta and pizza.
Awesome shellfish in a basement dive bar complete with year-round Christmas lights. Go eat all the crab and drink all the beer.
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Beck’s is a Kansas City sports bar and grill in Lincoln Park that has a great menu of beers, burgers, and bar food.
Kimski is a Korean-Polish bar part of Maria’s Community Tavern in Bridgeport, and it’s an excellent spot for a casual hang over food and drinks.
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