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A small dining room with a wall decorated in pictures of past customers.
7.7

Rice'N Bread

Korean

Wrigleyville

$$$$Perfect For:LunchCasual Weeknight DinnerSerious Take-Out OperationWalk-Ins

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Back when Rice N Bread was a Wrigleyville diner called Hamburger King, a customer asked for “something special” and was served a vegetable, meat, and egg stir-fry with gravy-soaked rice. Now known as the Akutagawa (based on the customer’s name), that dish and Hamburger King staples like omelets and teriyaki have stuck around, even after new ownership and a name change in 2013. The updated menu also has tasty Korean classics like crispy seafood pancakes, comforting soondubu, and bulgogi and eggs. But the highlight here is the R&B burger, an excellent play on soy sauce-marinated tteokgalbi topped with tart kimchi and spicy mayo. This small spot is decorated with hundreds of pictures of past patrons, so good luck trying to figure out who else helped influence the menu.

A hand holding a burger in front of Rice'N Bread.

photo credit: Kim Kovacik

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