This is a Hyde Park/UChicago staple that will please the college student in everyone. It serves all three meals, and has a menu reminiscent of The Cheesecake Factory’s in terms of length. There’s better food to be had elsewhere, but it’s perfect for large groups, with options ranging from pastries and egg scrambles to pizza, burgers, and quesadillas. In fact, this place serves pretty much everything except alcohol. It’s BYOB, so come prepared.
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Valois is a cafeteria-style restaurant in Hyde Park that everyone knows because of Obama. It also happens to be pretty good.
Nella Pizza e Pasta
Nella Pizza e Pasta is a casual Italian restaurant in Hyde Park with excellent Neapolitan pizza.
The Promontory is a restaurant and music venue serving very good modern American food in Hyde Park.
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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.
Boeufhaus is a different kind of Chicago steakhouse. It's small, loud, cool, and still serves excellent steaks.
Gene & Georgetti
Gene & Georgetti is a classic Chicago steakhouse that’s as old-school as they come.
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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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