There are a number of Harold’s in the city, and these casual counter spots all focus on fried chicken and fish, plus things like fries, coleslaw, and spicy wings. Not all locations are created equal (they can vary in service and quality), but the one near McCormick Place is reliably good.
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Lobo Rey is a Mexican restaurant in the South Loop serving decent tacos, but not much else.
Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen
Manny’s has been the classic Jewish deli in Chicago for 75 years, and it’s still serving great food.
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3 Greens Market
3 Greens Market has a lot going on: Small Cheval burgers, Dillman’s pastrami, salad bar, coffee, booze, and ping pong. Feel free to hang out.
Giant is doing special things in Logan Square. It’s a great restaurant ideal for a date or any small group.
Small Cheval, from the makers of Au Cheval. Good news, the burgers here are also great.
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Parson’s Chicken & Fish
Parson’s Fried Chicken & Fish serves good fried chicken on the best patio in town. This is an excellent hangout spot when it’s nice outside.
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