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Chicago Restaurants

As restaurants begin to open for outdoor dining, please consider patronizing your favorite Chicago area restaurants for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining. Use the SEARCH tool above to explore Chicago’s neighborhoods and cuisines, stay safe and healthy, and support your local restaurants at the same time! Also, check out this helpful roundup – Dining at a Distance – to keep tabs on what Chicago area restaurants are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, delivery, and outdoor dining!


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Artango is an Argentine-style restaurant with a 1920s vibe. It’s a place where music, dining, and dancing come together to form a unique experience.

Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed

Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed is a comfortable neighborhood gathering place serving kosher barbecue, in-house smoked meats and a variety of vegetarian options prepared in a nut-free environment. You’ll find a great cocktail program as well. Profits are shared with local charities.


A counter-service smorgasbord of American comfort food served in a casual, classic space. Valois serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Summer Cocktails

How do you relax and beat the heat while getting a nice little buzz on? How about an icy cold, refreshing summer cocktail? 

Ice cream truck
Ice Cream Trucks

How long has the ice cream truck been synonymous with summer? When did it originate and how, and who invented it?

Drive in restaurant
The Great Drive-In Restaurant

If you are an American born sometime during the first three-quarters of the 20th century, it is likely that you have taken advantage of a fun summertime dining trend perfect for these “socially distanced” times: – the drive-in restaurant.

Chef with a glass of wine

Sit down at the table with David Manilow, creator of Check, Please!, as he explores the Chicago food and restaurant landscape with the unique personalities who have influenced it.

A chef in her restaurant

An original web series that profiles a diverse group of Chicago area restaurateurs, chefs, baristas, gin enthusiasts, and others. Meet the people who feed you.

Dishalicious show host in apron

Experience the culinary world — live and in-person — through the eyes of top Chicago chefs! Dishalicious is a fast-paced, live demonstration cooking show and event that’s fun and informative.

Discover the ways Chicago’s celebrity chefs unwind after they clock out of the kitchen. Get to know another side of these interesting personalities who — while known for their passion and work ethic in the kitchen — are fascinating and passionate people in their personal lives as well.

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