Food & Drink in Franklin Park

Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Pure Nightclub (50% Off)

Pure Nightclub

Franklin Park

Join your friends for appetizers and cocktails at a nightclub with modern European flair

$30 $15

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Gianni's Ristorante & Pizzeria (Up to 54% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Gianni's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Franklin Park

Chefs prepare pizza bread, bruschetta, and rustic Italian pastas such as stuffed shells, lasagna, and linguine with scallops in vodka sauce

$48.85 $23

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$15 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

$30 $15

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Spanish Food at Tapas Gitana (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Tapas Gitana

Northfield

Spanish recipes inform paellas, seafood entrees, and hot and cold tapas such as tiger shrimp and oven-baked goat cheese

$20 $12.10

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Middle Eastern Sandwiches with Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Shawarma-Matik (Up to 42% Off)

Shawarma-Matik

Norridge

Sandwiches filled with chicken or beef shwarma or falafel; hummus, baba ghanouj, or mothawamah dips; pop, juice, coffee, or hot mint tea

$19.78 $12

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Italian Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Danny's (Up to 50% Off)

Danny's

Melrose Park

Homestyle Italian cuisine including pasta, steak, and house-special neckbones

$25 $13

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$13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

$25 $12

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Pizza and Pasta for Dine-In, Takeout, or Catering at Spizzico Pizza and Pasta (Up to 45% Off)

Spizzico Pizza and Pasta

Elmwood Park

Restaurant offers Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas alongside Italian favorites, such as ravioli, chicken-parmigiana sandwiches, and spaghetti

$20 $11

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Sushi and Japanese Food at Inari Sushi (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Inari Sushi

Elmwood Park

Entrees of teriyaki steak and seafood udon alongside maki rolls made with toasted eel, sweet potato tempura, and soft-shell crab

$40 $22

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Andresen's Bakery ($30 Total Value)

Andresen's Bakery

Bensenville

Custom cakes, pies, cookies, sweet rolls, and chocolate-covered strawberries join fresh breads at a bakery with a 50+ year history

$10 $5

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos ($30 Total Value)

Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

Tacos and burritos stuffed with various vegetarian and meat fillings, such as carne asada, carnitas, and coconut shrimp

$10 $5

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Two $10 Groupons for Pizza, Sandwiches, and Beef at Nick’s Pizza & Beef or $50 Worth of Catering (50% Off)

Nick's Pizza & Beef

Bellwood

Italian-beef sandwiches, burgers, gyros, and pizzas layered with toppings

$10 $5

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Create-Your-Own Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cake, or Ice Cream Pies at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 29% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Elmhurst

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$8.38 $6

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$11 for $ Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria

Fratello's Pizzeria

Elmhurst

Thin-crust, pan, and stuffed-crust pizzas accompany classic Italian and American dishes such as lasagna and Italian-beef sandwiches

$20 $11

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$22 for $40 Worth of Tapas-Style Cuisine at Flight 112 Wine House

Flight 112 Wine House

Elmhurst

Wine bar praised by Time Out Chicago and the Daily Herald focuses on Spanish wines and small plates

$40 $22

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$12.50 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at Salseria

Salseria

Elmhurst

Fresh salsas and signature seasonings flavor Mexican favorites; hand-squeezed lime juice and 40 types of tequila flavor margaritas

$25 $12.50

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Lunch or Dinner at aXcan Mexican Grill (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

aXcan Mexican Grill

Forest Park

Mexican eatery in a brand new location boasts an on-site mixologist and infuses their own tequila into drinks.

$20 $12

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Bistro Sake (Up to 50% Off)

Bistro Sake

River Forest

Specialty rolls artfully layered with fresh salmon, avocado, and cilantro, tempura shrimp and cream cheese, and black tobiko in crispy rice

$20 $10

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$15 for $30 Worth of Chicago-Style Italian Food at Jimmy's Place

Jimmy's Place

Forest Park

Homemade pizza, pasta, and sandwiches made-to-order using recipes passed down through owner's family; featured on Food Network

$30 $15

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Drinks for Two or Four at Duffy's Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

Duffy's Tavern

Forest Park

Enjoy the convivial atmosphere of this Irish pub with drinks and sports

$25 $13

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Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Up to 51% Off)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Park Ridge

Taste a variety of chocolates during tastings at the Park Ridge store

$36 $18

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Two-Hour Cooking Class with Wine for One or Two at Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge

Park Ridge

Groups of up to 20 guests make, then eat, Sicilian entrees such as ravioli and marinara sauce, all while sipping included wine

$55 $27

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Sushi and More for Dinner at Maki Sushi & Noodle Shop (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Maki Sushi & Noodle Shop

Maki Sushi & Noodle Shop

Ginger sea bass and soba noodles pair with more than one dozen maki rolls prepared at a central sushi bar surrounded by murals

$50 $25

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Introduction to Loose-Leaf Tea Class and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at TeaLula (Up to 60% Off)

TeaLula

Park Ridge

A certified tea specialist teaches students about the history and preparation of loose-leaf teas, then shares four tea samples for tasting

$50 $25

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Two or Four Mix and Go Creations or One Small or Large Signature Cake at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 45% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Oak Park

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$13.98 $8

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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$22 for Haunted Tour from A Taste of Hyde Park Walking Tours ($44 Value)

A Taste of Hyde Park

Haunted Hyde Park

Get spooked on a haunted tour and learn all about this historic neighborhood’s paranormal legends

$44 $22

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Sushi and Japanese Hibachi Steaks at Yue-Sun Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Yue-Sun Restaurant

Wood Dale

Hibachi chefs put on a show with Japanese steaks and seafood while ready-made sushi rolls by on a conveyer belt

$30 $15

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Pub Food and Drinks at The Howard Street Inn (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Howard Street Inn

Niles

Menu includes deli and grilled sandwiches, Angus burgers, pizza, craft and domestic brews, and speciality drinks

$20 $11

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Italian Dinner for Two or Take-Out at Riggio's (Up to 46% Off)

Riggio's

Niles

Specialty sandwiches stuffed with meatballs or veal parmigiana; pasta entrees swimming in pesto or clam sauce; pizzas with 20+ ingredients

$25 $13.50

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Chinese Food at Wonton Deli ($24 Total Value)

Wonton Deli

Niles

Deli-style Chinese joint specializing in wonton noodle soup, dim sum, and rice plates

$12 $6

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Steak and Seafood at Café la Cave (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Café la Cave

Des Plaines

Chefs carve entrees and sauté steaks tableside amid cavernous rocky walls and rippling lights

$50 $23

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Hawaiian Dinner and Drinks at Tiki Terrace (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tiki Terrace

Des Plaines

A tropical-themed dining area stages Hawaiian feasts at hand-carved booths surrounded by tiki statues, stone moai, and palm trees

$24 $12

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Dinner for Two or Four at La Española Tapas (Up to 45% Off)

La Española Tapas

Berwyn

Diners sip sangria and snack on hot and cold tapas plates, including imported cheeses, smoked salmon with capers, and grilled octopus

$20 $12

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$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee, Pastries, Tea, and Hot Chocolate at Bungalow Joe's Coffee

Bungalow Joe's Coffee

Berwyn

Coffee made fresh hourly, espresso, hot chocolate, tea, and pastries

$5 $2.60

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$10 for $20 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine for Dinner at Chef Shangri-La in North Riverside

Chef Shangri-la

North Riverside

Asian and Polynesian recipes beget citrus-kissed meats, spicy stir-fry, and sweet and sour veggies amid tiki-style decor

$20 $10

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International Comfort Food at Parrilla Express (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Parrilla Express

Berwyn

Eatery quickly serves up internationally inspired comfort foods, such as chicken, steak, and seafood kebabs from the grill

$10 $5

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Chinese Food at Golden Wok Restaurant ($30 Total Value)

Golden Wok Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Classic Chinese food represents Cantonese & Mandarin cuisine with Hong Kong Steak, sweet & sour pork & shrimp egg foo young

$15 $9

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Japanese, and Thai Food at Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Oakbrook Terrace

Specialty sushi rolls and sake arrive at tables amid chic decor of hanging pendant lights and a Buddha motif

$30 $15

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Ice Cream and Popcorn at Zoo City Treats (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Zoo City Treats

Brookfield

Gourmet popcorn and ice cream await sweet teeth with classic and creative flavors including bacon-and-cheese popcorn

$10 $5

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Specialty Drinks and Artisan Foods at Argo Tea (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Argo Tea Café

Multiple Locations

Sip specialty tea drinks such as Teappucino and Carolina Honey while snacking on brie-and-cherry paninis and pumpkin-spice muffins

$25 $15

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Pub Food at Off Broadway Pub (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Off Broadway Pub

Brookfield

Pub serves award-winning hot wings, build-your-own pizzas, and hamburgers along with draft beers

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Thai Food and Drinks for Two or More at Rosded Too

Rosded Too Thai Cusine

Morton Grove

Chefs blend sweet and savory Thai flavors and customize spice levels to diners’ preferences

$20 $11

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Mediterranean Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Rayan (42% Off). Three Options Available.

Rayan

Morton Grove

Begin with smoked-eggplant baba ghanouj before digging into plates of fattoush salad with cucumbers and mint or sizzling beef shish kebabs

$24 $14

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Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

The Vino Cellar

Lombard

Three white or red wine samples accompanied by a cheese plate with cheddar, havarti and gouda

$30 $17

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$14 for Two Specialty Pizzas at Bricks Wood Fired Pizza & Cafe (Up to $26 Value)

Bricks Wood Fired Pizza & Cafe

Multiple Locations

Wood-fired pizzas in specialty combinations that feature artichokes, barbecued chicken, italian sausage, or even eggs

$26 $14

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Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at Senor Jalapeno (Up to 50% Off)

Senor Jalapeno

Lombard

Eatery dishes out authentic Mexican food such as guacamole, chimichangas, steak fajitas, and stuffed peppers served with rice and beans

$20 $12

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$15 for $25 Worth of Casual American Dinner for Two or More at Casey's Restaurant & Bar

Casey's Restaurant & Bar

Lombard

Burgers, veal marsala, sandwiches, wings, and other American sit-down favorites often backed by live music

$25 $15

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Indian Cuisine for Two or More at Viceroy of India (Up to 56% Off)

Viceroy of India

Multiple Locations

Sizzling morsels of lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken tikka mingle with fluffy naan on expansive north and south Indian menu

$25 $12

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$20 for $40 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Hokkaido Sushi Hibachi Steak House & Lounge

Hokkaido Hibachi Sushi Steak House & Lounge

Oakbrook Terrace

Japanese cuisine such as tuna poke topped with grated parmesan cheese & shrimp shumai, a pan-fried Japanese-style shrimp dumpling with ponzu

$40 $20

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Eastern European Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Klas Restaurant (Up to 55% Off)

Klas Restaurant

Cicero

Bohemian platter features choice of Eastern European meat dishes; soups, salads, sides, beers, and desserts complement entrees

$44 $25

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$6 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Forever Yogurt

Forever Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Fill a cup with any combination of a rotating selection of more than 50 low-fat and nonfat fro-yo flavors and dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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Southern Italian Cuisine or Catering for Up to 20 from Via Bella (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Via Bella

Countryside

Wine accents southern Italian feasts of lobster ravioli, ribs, and specialty pizzas, and catering brings the feast to customers’ parties

$40 $17

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Steak, Seafood, and Drinks at Saban's Place (Up to 58% Off)

Saban's Place

Hodgkins

Chefs fire steak, seafood, BBQ ribs, prime rib & sandwiches and craft salad dressings and desserts in nostalgic, supper club–style setting

$30 $15

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English Food and Drinks at Chequers of La Grange (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Chequers of La Grange

La Grange

English and Irish draft beers foam beside bangers 'n' mash and beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips as fireplaces flicker inside and on patio

$30 $16

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Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

$46 $21

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Burgers with Craft-Beer or Martini Flights for Two or Four at Emerson's Ale House (Up to 50% Off)

Emerson's Ale House

Mount Prospect

Craft beers or flights of martinis are paired with half-pound burgers on pretzel buns

$43.80 $22

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Fajitas and Margarita Flights at El Sombrero Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

$63 $29

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Burgers, and Sandwiches at CravePizza

CravePizza

Mount Prospect

Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

$20 $11

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Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Porter's Bistro (Up to 52% Off)

Porter's Bistro

Glenview

New york strip steak, cedar-plank salmon, and veggie panini at this bistro with upscale food and casual vibe inside Wyndham Glenview Suites

$30 $15

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Wine-Tasting Parties for 2, 4, or 16 at WineStyles (Up to 60% Off)

WineStyles

Glenview

Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

$30 $15

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$10 for $20 Worth of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Sample Bottles at Oh, Olive!

Oh, Olive!

Glenview

Try 60-ml sampler bottles of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil, with flavors such as organic tuscan herb, chipotle, & blood orange

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Healthy Eats at Fitness Cafe

Fitness Cafe

Glenview

Using guidelines set by National Heart Association, healthful dishes made from fresh ingredients offer scrumptious alternative to fast food

$20 $12

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Prix Fixe Mexican Dinner for Two with Margaritas, Starter, Entrees and Desserts at CiNe (34% Off)

CiNe

Hinsdale

Sip margaritas while exploring a selection of house specialties such as guacamole, red snapper, chicken in mole sauce, and tres leches cake

$99 $65

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Pizza and Subs at Angry Slice and Sub Shop (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

Pizzas topped with jerk chicken or italian beef and classic subs on D'Amato bread; all orders include complimentary ice cream

$20 $11

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$17 for $40 Worth of Steak and Seafood at Ki's Steak and Seafood

Ki's Steak and Seafood

Glendale Heights

Chefs prepare sirloin doused in bernaise sauce or bacon-wrapped scallops in a restaurant overlooking a rustic farm and fields

$40 $17

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$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie at FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar ($15.60 Value)

FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar

Glendale Heights

Build your own smoothie from fresh ingredients such as almond milk, whey protein, bananas, and strawberries for a healthy boost of energy

$5.20 $3

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$30 for $50 Worth of Hibachi Food and Sushi at Domo 77 and Japan 77

Domo 77 and Japan 77

Multiple Locations

Seasoned chefs sear steak, chicken, and seafood on a hibachi-style grill, served alongside classic and specialty sushi rolls

$50 $30

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Japanese Steak-House Cuisine for Two or Four at Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi (47% Off)

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Glendale Heights

Hibachi entrees such as filet mignon, lobster, sesame scallops, and vegetable fried rice

$30 $16

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Japanese Dinner for Two or Take-out at Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

$20 $11

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$7.50 for $15 Worth of Burgers, Baby Back Ribs, and Barbecue at Alfie’s Inn

Alfie's Inn

Glen Ellyn

Famous burgers treated with special in-house seasoning and loaded with grilled onions at a family-friendly, medieval-styled eatery

$15 $7.50

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$13 for One Four-Pack of Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars at Olive 'n Vinnie's Market ($26 Value)

Olive 'n Vinnie's Market

Glen Ellyn

More than 30 flavors of extra-virgin olive oil flavored with garlic or mushroom and sage; balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy

$26 $13

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$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes served in modern dining room with Asian decor influences

$30 $15

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2 or 4 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream, or Round 6" Cake at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 50% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Evanston

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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Party Package or Four Groupons, Each Good for Up to 10 Ounces of Fro-Yo at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe (Up to 51% Off)

YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

Evanston

Free of artificial sweeteners and brimming with probiotics, kosher fro-yo is available in nonfat, no-sugar-added, and gluten-free flavors

$5 $3

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Gourmet Comfort Food for Brunch or Dinner at Symphony’s Cafe (47% Off)

Symphony’s Cafe

Evanston

Gourmet comfort food such as Angus burgers, filet mignon, chicken marsala, and Reuben sandwiches served alongside white and red wines

$30 $16

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Three-Course Prix-Fixe Sunday Brunch for Two or Four at Bistro Bordeaux (48% Off)

Bistro Bordeaux

Evanston

Courses such as classic french-onion soup, eggs benedict with canadian bacon and herbs, and pain perdu with seasonal fruit

$80 $42

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Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Hot Dogs and American Grill Fare at Wiener and Still Champion ($21 Value)

Wiener and Still Champion

Evanston

Eatery continues more than 30-year tradition of serving up a variety of unique dogs and burgers that are lauded by the Chicago Reader

$7 $3.66

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$18.99 for a Grilled Cheese Meal and Beers for Two at Cheesie's Pub & Grub (Up to $36 Value)

Cheesie's Pub & Grub

Multiple Locations

Snack on fried pickles before devouring a classic grilled cheese served with tomato-soup dipping sauce or a sandwich with mac 'n' cheese

$36 $18.99

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Select Local Merchants

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

10440 Grand Ave
Franklin Park,
IL
US

Mike O'Donnell's Irish Pub ushers patrons from a broad stretch of Franklin Avenue into a bar from which all pretense has been stripped away in favor of a cozy vibe conducive to unwinding. Even the ceiling tiles broadcast the pub's ties to the community in the form of quaint, business-card-style ads for local businesses. In the game room, friendly competitors hone their skills at the dartboard and draw cues for dibs on the pool table between bites of Irish-inspired appetizers and burgers hot from the grill. Meanwhile, barkeeps refill glasses and chat with regulars as flat-screen TVs keep crowds updated on sports action and the latest commands from Big Brother.

9573 Franklin Ave
Franklin Park,
IL
US

Every morning, the dough masters at Aracely's Bakery rise before dawn to craft house-made cupcakes, pastries, and sandwiches to bejewel their display cases. Confectionary artists transform dreams into fondant-covered reality by crafting custom cakes for birthdays, baby showers, and Eat a Portrait of Your Boss day. Meanwhile, traditional Mexican recipes lend sweetness to cakes and spice to 11 kinds of sandwiches, whose ingredients include avocado, chihuahua cheese, and secret sauce, and pack flavor into handheld meals.

9667 Franklin Ave
Franklin Park,
IL
US

Palermo Bakery's Sicilian-born pastry professionals quell sweet teeth with authentic confectionery masterpieces, including about 70 varieties of fresh cookies baked daily. Bite into a horseshoe-shaped pistachio sandwich, pumped with nutty cream and blanketed in chocolate ($8.59/lb.), or feast on an Old World fig cookie fashioned from pasta frolla dough and stuffed with figs, raisins, citron, orange zest, almonds, chocolate chips, and family secrets, including where the family jewels are stashed and why they consider cans of tomato soup to be jewels ($8.59/lb.). Flakey fried cannoli shells depart from nosh norms, festooning sweet, fresh ricotta with glazed fruit or nuts ($1.99 each), while other pastries, such as the Genovese, keep confections delicate and sweet ($1.99–$2.49). Savory seekers can sink their fangs into focaccia bread slathered with tomato or artichoke ($2.90), a hunk of olive or pepperoni bread ($2.89, available on Sundays) or a semi-circle of cheese pizza ($8.50). Stock up on jitter juice at the classic espresso bar, contained within a cube of sunny walls and tan tiles, like the prize inside a two-colored Rubik's cube

3531 Rose St
Franklin Park,
IL
US

Grand Stand Pizza

When Fox News set out to discover who was serving the best pizza in Chicago, they put together a team of three pizza experts––a world pizza eating finalist, a think-tank chef for Fruschetta pizza corporation, and a college student––to slice through the competition. The results? The trio awarded Grand Stand Pizza the winner with a score of 4.5 out of 5, beating out Chi-Town standard Nancy's Pizza. The secret might lie in the crust. Said one tester, "you could have put anything on top of that dough and it would have tasted good." Chefs roll that crust out to make thin, pan, double-crust, and stuffed pizzas then pile on classic toppings such as pepperoni, black olives, and hot giardiniera or premium toppings such as Italian beef or gold bullion. The choices don't end there, though. Along with pizza, the restaurant also serves up hearty helpings of pasta, homemade meatball sandwiches, and Italian desserts such as cannoli, tiramisu, and homemade Italian ice.

9718 Grand Ave
Franklin Park,
IL
US

Pescatore means “Italian fisherman,” according to Vito Barbanente, Pescatore Palace's owner and chef. He lives far from any sea and seldom pulls anything out of saltwater, but having spent his life transforming catch into cuisine, he might well have earned an honorary place among the ranks of said seafarers. In his signature dish, he tops market-fresh fish of the day with a grilled medley of octopus, calamari, cuttlefish, and shrimp. He also harvests land ingredients, rounding out his seafood-rich menu with veal chops, housemade gnocchi, and metal forks instead of tridents.

3400 River Rd
Franklin Park,
IL
US

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