Budget Restaurants in Chicago

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Budget Restaurants in Chicago

Restaurants Overview
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Cuisine
Location
 
Ann Sather
This Scandinavian mini-chain, open since 1945, is a Chicago institution...
$
Scandinavian
Lakeview
 
Belly Shack
Chef Bill Kim affectionately refers to Belly Shack—the sequel...
$
Eclectic
Logan Square
 
Big Star
It's cramped and noisy, and the service is often ambivalent...
$
Mexican
Wicker Park
 
Billy Goat Tavern
The late comedian John Belushi immortalized the Goat's short-order...
$
American
River North
 
DMK Burger Bar
Chef-owner Michael Kornick, of the restaurant mk, knows fine...
$
American
Lakeview
 
Ed Debevic's
Gum-snapping waiters in garish costumes trade quips and snide...
$
American
River North
 
Eleven City Diner
For all its great food, Chicago is not a big deli town, which...
$
American
South Loop
 
Emperor's Choice
This sophisticated restaurant sets out to prove that Chinese...
$
Chinese
Chinatown
 
Epic Burger
After walking through exhibits at the Art Institute, follow the...
$
American
South Loop
 
Fox & Obel
Skip the tourist-trap funnel-cake fare at Navy Pier and opt instead...
$
Café
Near North
 
Heaven on Seven
Every day is Mardi Gras at Heaven on Seven, which pursues a good...
$
American: Southern
The Loop
 
Hot Doug's
Don't tell the zealots who have made Hot Doug's famous that these...
$
American
Logan Square
 
Ina's
Locals don't call owner Ina Pinkney Chicago's "Breakfast Queen"...
$
American: Diner
West Loop
 
Julius Meinl Café
Viennese coffee roaster Julius Meinl operates this very European...
$
Café
Lakeview
 
Kitsch'n on Roscoe
If you love all things '70s, you'll love Kitsch'n as much as...
$
American
Lakeview
 
Lao Sze Chuan
If you're looking for spicy, filling food and great prices in...

Reserve
$
Chinese
Chinatown
 
Lou Mitchell's Restaurant
Shelve your calorie and cholesterol concerns; Lou Mitchell's...
$
American: Diner
West Loop
 
Manny's Coffee Shop and Deli
Kibitzing counter cooks provide commentary as they sling chow—thick...
$
American
South Loop
 
Milk & Honey Café
Division Street has long been a prowl of night owls but with...
$
Café
Wicker Park
 
Mr. Beef
A Chicago institution for two-fisted Italian beef sandwiches...
$
American
River North
 
Native Foods Cafe
When Wicker Park's veggie-centric Earwax Café closed after 21...
$
Vegetarian
Wicker Park
 
Nuevo León
Fill up on the exotic (tripe soup) or the familiar (tacos) at...
$
Mexican
Pilsen
 
The Parthenon
The claim to fame here is the saganaki, the Greek flaming-cheese...
$
Greek
West Loop
 
Smoque BBQ
The sweet smoky aroma wafting out of this casual barbecue spot...
$
Barbecue
Far North Side
 
Svea
The North Side's Andersonville neighborhood, once a haven for...
$
Scandinavian
Far North Side
 
Sweet Maple Cafe
On a Sunday morning, this breakfast-all-day spot is easy to find...
$
American
Little Italy
 
Urban Belly
It's easy to strike up a conversation with local foodies at this...
$
Korean
Logan Square
 
Xoco
By opening a third restaurant next door to perennial favorites...
$
Mexican
River North
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