As hard as we try to pretend it is, Lake Michigan is not an ocean. That said, there are some spots along the “beach” that manage to convince you that you’re closer to the Jersey Shore than to Gary, Indiana. The Dock at Montrose Beach in Uptown achieves this - it’s a cafe right on the lakefront sand. And while the burger might be mediocre, the convenience definitely isn’t.
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Glenn's Diner & Seafood House
Glenn's Diner feels like a diner, but it specializes in simple seafood. They also have spaghetti and meatballs and a cereal bar. You'll like it.
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
Any restaurant with the words “Pie” and “Biscuit” in its name is probably a place you want to go.
Crisp is one of Chicago’s best wing spots, and it’s all about the Seoul Sassy jumbo wings here. Get them delivered or pop in for a quick bite.
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Demera in Uptown is one of the best and only ways to experience Ethiopian food in town. Go with a group and try a few different things.
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