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Del Seoul: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Del Seoul ($)
(2076 ratings)

2568 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-4227
  • K-Town Chicken Wings
    sweet, tangy w/ some heat; looks good!
  • Kalbi Poutine Fries
    seasoned fries topped w/ Kalbi (shredded beef short rib), cheese, sour cream, pickled onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2076 ratings
brother-sister team serving Korean street food; celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito made guest appearance
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Depot American Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Depot American Diner [CLOSED]See Depot American Diner Video ($)
(8 ratings)

5840 W Roosevelt Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 287-8422
  • Hot Turkey Sandwich
    open-faced turkey sandwich topped w/ gravy & served w/ mashed potatoes & homemade cranberry sauce; "Sunday dinner on a plate"; looks good
  • Mocha Donuts
    made-to-order donut holes coated w/ cinnamon-sugar mix & served w/ a side of mocha sauce topped w/ whipped cream; looks good
  • Pot Roast Sandwich
    pulled pot roast smothered w/ homemade gravy...need a lot of napkins; "that's a killer sandwich"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
8 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Garifuna Flava: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Garifuna FlavaSee Garifuna Flava Video ($$)
(322 ratings)

2518 W 63rd St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 776-7440
garifunaflava.com
  • Hudut Baruru with Tikini
    fresh cabbage, brown stewed with King Fish & seasoned with black pepper, bay leaf & recado; served with "Hudut" (a mix of green/ripe plantain, boiled & blended)
  • Split Peas & Pigtail Soup
  • Panades
    top seller; corn patties stuffed with hashed buffalo fish and garnished with a sweet vegetable sauce
4.5 out of 5
322 ratings
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Panozzo's Italian Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Panozzo's Italian Market [CLOSED]See Panozzo's Italian Market Video ($)
(315 ratings)

1303 S Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 356-9966
www.panozzos.com
  • Panozzo's Famous Meatball Sub
    old school: 3 Sicilian style hand-mixed, hand-rolled, pan-fried pork sausage meatballs, fried in olive oil, then finished in homemade Marinara, topped with house-pickled banana peppers served in sub roll w/ Provolone cheese; looks good
  • Porchetta Crescentina
    sandwich w/ porchetta (pork shoulder wrapped in cured pork belly) in crescentina bread (frybread-like); looks good
4.5 out of 5
315 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2007; deli serving Italian favorites; Other Recipes: Lasagna Bolognese
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Saucy Porka: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Saucy Porka ($)
(644 ratings)

400 S Financial Pl Map It!
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 662-1351
saucyporka.com
  • Asian Style Paella
    served w/ Chinese Lap Chang pork sausage, spicy sausage, pork carnitas, edamame, bean sprouts, scallions; looks good
  • Pork Pozole
    soup w/ smoky guajillo peppers & tomato base soup served w/ pickled cabbage, cilantro & corn tortillas; looks good
4.5 out of 5
644 ratings
serving Asian Latin fusion comfort foods; celebrity chef Richard Blais made guest appearance; Other Recipes: Soy Marinated Pork Carnitas
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Smoque BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smoque BBQSee Smoque BBQ Video ($$)
(4124 ratings)

3800 N Pulaski Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 545-7427
www.smoquebbq.com
  • St. Louis Rib
  • Texas Beef Brisket
    top seller; looks good
  • Baked Beans
    cooked in smoker
4.5 out of 5
4124 ratings
variety of sauces: Tennessee, NC, and others
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90 Miles Cuban Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
90 Miles Cuban CafeSee 90 Miles Cuban Cafe Video ($)
(772 ratings)

3101 N Clybourn Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 248-2822
www.90milescubancafe.com
  • Fricassee de Pollo
    seasoned chicken seared & boiled in tomato-potato-olive based sauce; served w/ yellow rice & sweet plantains; try eating rice, plantains & chicken together; looks good
  • Puerco Roast de Asado
    shredded roasted pork shoulder rubbed in prune-bacon-brown sugar-malta mix & finished on flattop w/ carmelized onions; served w/ black beans, white rice & plantains; looks good
4.0 out of 5
772 ratings
opened in 2008; husband-and-wife team; family left Cuba on a shrimp boat on June 13, 1980 to reach Key West only 90 Miles away
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BIG & little's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BIG & little'sSee BIG & little's Video ($$)
(1201 ratings)

860 N Orleans St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 943-0000
bigandlittleschicago.com
  • Fish and Chips
    beer-battered deep fried cod; fries are double-fried; looks good
  • Foie Gras & Fries
    pan-fried foie gras on double-fried fries topped w/ duck fat (rendered from foie gras); looks good
  • Pork Belly Po'Boy
    deep-fried cubed pork belly w/ Louisiana hot sauce, homemade maple glaze, shredded lettuce, sliced dill pickle served on sub roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1201 ratings
opened in 2009; gourmet fast food 12-seat joint; created by 2 best friends since 3rd grade; cash only
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Bop N Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bop N GrillSee Bop N Grill Video ($$)
(835 ratings)

6604 N Sheridan Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 654-3224
bngrill.com
  • Philly Cheesesteak Eggroll
    east-meets-west fusion; grilled marinated sliced rib eye, American cheese wrapped in eggroll wrapper and deep-fried; sliced length-wise & topped w/ cheese sauce & seseme seed; looks good
  • Umami Burger
    80-20 Angus burger w/ truffled mushroom duxelle, sun-dried tomato confit, togarashi mayo, bacon, smoked gouda; "it is in the top best burgers I've ever had" -Guy Fieri; looks good; #6 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
4.0 out of 5
835 ratings
opened in 2009; Korean burger joint
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DMK Burger Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DMK Burger BarSee DMK Burger Bar Video ($$)
(1961 ratings)

2954 N Sheffield Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 360-8686
www.dmkburgerbar.com
  • Bison Burger
    served w/ fresh goat cheese, pickled red onions, blueberry BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Salmon Burger
    ground salmon, ginger & scallion; served w/ red Thai curry sauce and Asian slaw; looks good
  • Truffle Fries
    french fries tossed in Parmesean cheese and topped w/ truffle aioli; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1961 ratings
opened in 2009; recognized in multiple publications including Bon Appetit, Chicago Tribune; 8 blocks from Wrigley Field; Other Recipes: Truffle Cream Sauce
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Glenns Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Glenns Diner ($$)
(1178 ratings)

1820 W Montrose Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 506-1720
www.glennsdiner.com
  • Australian Silver Barramundi
    fish blackened, pan-fried and topped w/ lemon herb butter; looks good
  • Southern Fried Catfish
    dusted w/ cornmeal, pan-fried, shrimp cornbread stuffing and topped w/ spicy hollandaise sauce
  • Sturgeon
    fish grilled, topped w/ bacon, mushroom sherry Alfredo sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1178 ratings
16 types of fish served; fish delivered 6 times per week; no fryer; also offers 35 variations of cereal all shelved on the wall; Other Recipes: Crab Cakes
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Hopleaf Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hopleaf Bar ($$)
(2080 ratings)

5148 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-9851
hopleaf.com
  • Headcheese
    2-day brined & 10-12 hr simmered pig's head used to create sausage (part of Charcuterie)
  • Organic Montreal-Style Brisket Sandwich
    Montreal rubbed & marinated for 72 hrs; slow roasted, briefly smoked; served on sourdough or rye w/ house-made dill pickle & frites; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2080 ratings
opened in 1992; "Fine Food. Better Beers, Wines & Spirits. Belgian Specialties"; adult venue...everyone must be 21 or over with valid ID to enter (no children allowed); Other Recipes: Venison Pate
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Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Irazu Costa Rican RestaurantSee Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant Video ($$)
(2131 ratings)

1865 N Milwaukee Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-5687
www.irazuchicago.com
  • Chifrijo
    appetizer: black beans, rice mixed w/ chicharron (fried pork) and diced veggies served in a mortar-and-pestle dish, comes w/ chips
  • Pepito Sandwich
    top selling sandwich; rib eye steak, sauteed onions, cheese, beans and Lizano sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2131 ratings
opened in 1990
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Kuma's Corner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kuma's CornerSee Kuma's Corner Video ($$)
(5030 ratings)

2900 W Belmont Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
www.kumascorner.com
  • Black Sabbath Burger
    fan favorite; w/ blackening spice, chili, Pepper Jack, red onion; served on pretzel bun; "that's up there in the top 5 burgers on Triple-D"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Lair of the Minotaur Burger
    w/ caramelized onions, pancetta, brie, bourbon-soaked pears served on pretzel roll
4.0 out of 5
5030 ratings
opened in 2005; dive-bar where burgers named after heavy metal bands
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La Scarola: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Scarola ($$)
(1214 ratings)

721 W Grand Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 243-1740
lascarola.com
  • Pasta & Fagioli Soup
    signature soup; Cannellini beans, pasta & cheese finished w/ basil & wine; looks good
  • Pasta Lorenzo
    bow tie pasta topped w/ shrimp, chicken strips & sundried tomatoes in a light chipotle sauce; looks good
  • Veal Chop alla Gabe
    this is what Guy Fieri gets each time he comes; 10oz. Veal chop pounded paper thin, breaded & pan fried finished w/ garlic, parsley, lemon & extra virgin olive oil & set over diced Italian potatoes; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1214 ratings
since 2001; old school Italian joint including edge-to-edge pictures extending to the ceiling; Guy Fieri's go-to Italian joint when he's in Chicago
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Manny's Coffee Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Manny's Coffee ShopSee Manny's Coffee Shop Video ($$)
(1001 ratings)

1141 S Jefferson St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 939-2855
www.mannysdeli.com
    Navel Pastrami; looks good
  • Stuffed Cabbage
    owner's/chef's favorite; ground beef mix wrapped w/ boiled cabbage leaf topped w/ sweet & sour raisin sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1001 ratings
since 1942; old-school deli institution; Other Recipes: Reuben Pastrami
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mfk: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
mfk ($$$)
(245 ratings)

432 W Diversey Pkwy Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-2540
https://mfkrestaurant.com
4.0 out of 5
245 ratings
a seaside-focused eatery w/ Spanish influence
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Nana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
NanaSee Nana Video ($$)
(1102 ratings)

3267 S Halsted St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 929-2486
www.nanaorganic.com
  • Duck Confit, Biscuits & Gravy
    cheese biscuits, duck confit gravy, duck confit hash and served w/ two eggs; looks good
  • Grilled Laughing Bird Shrimp and Fried Oyster Po' Boy
    w/ cajun mayo, Giardiniera, arugula, duck fat-roasted potatoes; looks good
  • Nanadict
    pupusas, homemade chorizo, poached eggs, poblano cream, home fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1102 ratings
opened in 2009; family-owned organic restaurant using local farmers and producers
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Sun Wah Bar-B-Que: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sun Wah Bar-B-Que ($$)
(1605 ratings)

5041 N Broadway Map It!
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-1254
sunwahbbq.com
  • Beef Chow Fun
    homemade thick rice noodles, beef in soy-based sauce; looks good
  • Roast Pork
    juicy pork w/ crispy skin; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1605 ratings
serving Hong Kong style Chinese BBQ
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Taste of Peru: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Taste of Peru ($$)
(545 ratings)

6545 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 381-4540
www.tasteofperu.com
  • Tamale
    wrapped in banana leaves (rather than traditional corn husks)
  • Lomo Saltado
    Beef rib eye strips, tomatoes, onions, french fries, served over rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
545 ratings
"I don't care if you live within 200 miles, you should walk here!"-Guy Fieri
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Tre Kronor: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tre KronorSee Tre Kronor Video ($$)
(738 ratings)

3258 W Foster Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 267-9888
www.trekronorrestaurant.c...
  • Gravlax
    Aquavit cured (for 3 days) salmon with chilled asparagus and toast points; looks good
  • Swedish Meatballs
    Topped w/ gravy, served with mashed potatoes, pickled cucumbers and housemade lignonberry relish
4.0 out of 5
738 ratings
opened in 1982; Swedish & Norwegian food
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Tufano's Vernon Park Tap: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tufano's Vernon Park Tap ($$)
(423 ratings)

1073 W Vernon Park Pl Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-3393
  • Chicken Parmigiana w/ Pasta
    topped w/ "red gravy" (marinara sauce)
  • Lemon Chicken
    a specialty; chopped, seasoned & broiled & served w/ side of sliced fried potatoes
  • Veal Picante w/ Pine Nuts
    sliced veal cutlets, pounded, breaded, pan-fried & topped w/ lemon-based sauce
4.0 out of 5
423 ratings
no sign on building; family restaurant serving traditional Italian; Dick Vitale, Phil Jackson, Bob Costas have eaten here
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Vito & Nick's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vito & Nick's PizzeriaSee Vito & Nick's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(872 ratings)

8433 S Pulaski Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 735-2050
www.vitoandnick.com
  • Egg Pizza
    Fridays only
  • Italian Beef Pizza
    thin crust pizza
4.0 out of 5
872 ratings
they throw the pizza board across the room to each other in kitchen
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Cemitas Puebla: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cemitas Puebla [CLOSED]See Cemitas Puebla Video ($$)
(310 ratings)

817 W Fulton Market Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 455-9200
www.cemitaspuebla.com
  • Cemitas
    sandwich w/ choice of meat (Carne Asada, Al Pastor, Carne Enchilada, Milanesa), avocado spread, adobo (chipotle pepper), Queso Oaxaca (Mexican cheese) and papalo (a bitter herb); Guy had the Milanesa (breaded butterfly pork chop); Guy also got one w/ Milanesa, Carne Enchilada and ham
  • Taco Arabes
    spit roasted pork and onions wrapped in a thick tortilla served with a chipotle salsa; looks good
3.5 out of 5
310 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved from original location at airing (3619 W North Ave); authentic Poblano food w/ homemade chipotles and salsas; 80% of menu is from Puebla; many of the ingredients are brought in from Mexico; Other Recipes: Cemitas Puebla Steak Tacos w/ Salsa Verde
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Chicago Brauhaus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chicago Brauhaus [CLOSED] ($$)
(576 ratings)

4732 N Lincoln Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 784-4444
www.chicagobrauhaus.com
  • Rindsroulade
    beef rouladen -- thin sliced sirloin of beef rolled w/ mustard, bacon, onions & pickle, slowly braised served w/ spaetzle (German noodle) or potato dumplings and red cabbage
  • Sauerbraten
    braised, 6-day-marinated beef, topped w/ gravy & served w/ spaetzle or potato dumplings & red cabbage; Guy got spaetzle (German noodle); looks good
3.5 out of 5
576 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1964; named a street & a park after the chef, Harry Kempf; "a friendly Bavarian atmosphere where friends and family of all ages can enjoy a good meal, a stein of cold beer and dance along to the sounds of the world famous Brauhaus Trio. It is always Oktoberfest at the Chicago Brauhaus." (from its website)...looks like fun
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Chicago, IL

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