Food & Drink in Illinois

Admission for Two or Four to Two-Block Party on July 11 and 12 (48% Off)

District Bar & Grill

Downtown Rockford

$26 $14


Live music lights up Rockford during dance-party street fest

French Cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or More at Paris Bistro (Half Off)

Paris Bistro


$40 $20


Chateau French wine pairs with duck coq au vin, country croquettes, and sweet and savory crepes beneath an image of the Eiffel Tower

$40 or $80 Off Your Dinner Bill – Tapas and Drinks for Two or Four People at La Tasca Tapas Restaurant

La Tasca Tapas Restaurant

Arlington Heights

$40 $20


Hot and cold tapas, Spanish paella, and roasted-meat dishes served alongside rich, flavorful Spanish wine; live Latin music

Blues-Performance Night with Drinks for Two or Four at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted (Up to 60% Off)

B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted

Lincoln Park

$44 $19


The established blues venue primarily features local musicians in shows seven days a week

Craft Beers and Burgers for Two or Four at Clark Street Beach (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Clark Street Beach


$34 $18

Enjoy craft beers from Deschutes, Green Bush, and Ale Asylum, alongside char-grilled burgers and baby back ribs; live music and karaoke

Regional American Cuisine at Epic (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.


River North

$40 $22


Regional American cuisine, such as handmade almond orecchiette with goat cheeese and hanger steak with bacon hash and chili chimichurri

Korean BBQ, Japanese Fusion Takeout, or Sushi for Two at Yuki Hana (Up to 50% Off)

Yuki Hana


$40 $20


BYOB establishment serves sushi with variety of flavors and fruit rolls and Korean barbecue dishes; takeout available

$11 for $20 Worth of Breakfast or Lunch Cuisine at E.leaven


Near North Side

$20 $11


All-day breakfast and lunch choices include artisan breads and bagels, housemade soups, farm-fresh salads, and gourmet sandwiches

Mediterranean Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Andies Restaurant Montrose Location (Up to 50% Off)

Andies Restaurant


$30 $15

Cozy Mediterranean restaurant offers guests delectable dishes, made with fresh ingredients grown by the owners

Prix Fixe West African Meal for Two or Four with Smalltails at Bolat African Cuisine (Up to 53% Off)

Bolat African Cuisine


$84 $42


Specialties from Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal, such as fried whole tilapia, spicy peanut soup, and jerk chicken

$15 for $30 Worth of Modern European and Romanian Food at Little Bucharest Bistro

Little Bucharest Bistro

Irving Park

$30 $15


Traditional Romanian recipes such as sausage-stuffed chicken thigh and pickled cabbage with crème fraiche get a modern twist

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Lunch at Riverside Café ($30 Total Value)

Riverside Cafe


$15 $7.50


Striped awning & charming neon sign welcome guests to café with fresh salads, wraps & brunch, plus flowery patio seating in warm months

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Charbroiled Chicken and Sides at Nick's Pit Stop (50% Off)

Nick's Pit Stop

Wicker Park

$10 $5


Chicken broiled over an open flame and served with home-style sides

$15 for $30 Worth of Comfort Food at Dinner at Breakfast House

Breakfast House

West Town

$30 $15

All-day breakfast dishes – including pancakes and omelets – served alongside dinnertime entrees such as goat-cheese ravioli and lamb stew

Cocktails and Sandwiches for Two or Four at Whiskey Trust (Up to 48% Off)

Whiskey Trust


$40 $22

Distillery decorated with works by Mr. Brainwash serves up craft cocktails and whiskey made with non-GMO, organic grain

Wine, Beer, or Whiskey Flight with Appetizer for Two or Four at The Sedgwick Stop (50% Off)

The Sedgwick Stop

Near North Side

$32 $16


Gastropub that emphasizes whiskey and craft brews also spotlights sliders, poutine, and spare ribs

$14 for $25 Worth of Vietnamese Food. Groupon Reservation Required.

Simply It

Lincoln Park

$25 $14

Banh mi sandwiches served on crusty french baguettes, meats slow-cooked in clay pots, and sautés flavored with lemongrass and pumpkin

$30 worth of Italian Beef at Joe Boston's Italian Beef

Joe Boston's Italian Beef

Humboldt Park

$10 $5.50


Sandwich experts pile buns with spicy sausage and juicy italian beef with a recipe that hasn't changed in more than 60 years

Four-Course Persian Dinner for Two or Four with Drinks at Pars Cove (Up to 57% Off)

Pars Cove

Lincoln Park

$208 $89


Tea lights twinkle beneath beaded curtains and maroon drapes as groups feast on tapenades, lamb shanks, and house desserts

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In the bright spaces of Jamba Juice, mixers sprinkle mountains of all-natural, low-fat frozen yogurt with choices from seven toppings, such as almond and coconut. Dubbed Whirl'ns, cups filled with swirling, rivulet-etched peaks of frozen yogurt fuse the nutrition of real fruit and natural ingredients with the beneficial circuit training of active yogurt cultures.

875 N Michigan Ave

Bursts of flame spring from the tableside teppan grills at Shogun Japanese Restaurant / Izakaya 88. These flares aren't used to scare away Frankensteins; rather, the fiery pillars are showy flairs of personal chefs as they grill tender meats, veggies, and stacks of onion. Away from the sizzling show, velvety-red wooden chairs line a bar focused on chefs tucking seafood into carefully wrapped rolls of rice and folding traditional Japanese dinners into bento boxes for lunch and dinner.

293 Executive Pkwy.

Most people don't associate lemon-pepper sauce with the need to chug down cooling drinks. But at Buffalo Wings & Rings, it's an option. That's because the chefs made the decision to separate their 11 signature wing sauces from heat levels. They do this by offering five separate heat sauces, ranging from mild to atomic, which can be blended into the wing sauce of choice for just the slightest kick or tear-worthy hotness. But this isn't the only way chefs can customize wings. They offer their signature dish in three styles, from the traditional bone-in wing to boneless wings and chicken tenders. With any of these options, chefs can fry the wings in a batter or grill them to create a healthier snack. For an extra kick, they can even smother wings in extra sauce. Finally, they serve wings with a choice of bleu cheese or ranch dressing, both of which take the edge off of spiciness.

1279 Rickert Dr

Thai Sookdee

A quick glance at Thai Sookdee's menu shows that many Thai staples are well represented, from pad Thai to crab Rangoon. Closer inspection, however, reveals some unexpected surprises. Peanut sauce coats piles of steamed broccoli, a homemade sesame-ginger dipping sauce accompanies gyoza dumplings stuffed with pork and veggies, and homemade duck sauce tops roasted duck tossed with steamed greens and pineapples. Thai Sookdee's chefs also craft eight curry dishes, two of which are original recipes. To counterbalance the heat of these curries, guests can order a creamy Thai iced coffee or politely ask to use the restaurant’s fire extinguisher.

1016 Church St

The kitchen staff at Bavaria Hof Restaurant aims to satisfy, which is why it pairs every order with a range of sides––from a warming cup of soup to a mound of sauerkraut––in addition to bread dumplings, spaetzle, or fried potatoes. But these are only accoutrements to the house's rich meat dishes. Platters of veal, pork, and beef sausages arrive at tables and are perhaps second only to sauerbraten that has been marinated for five days to pack a flavorful punch. In an effort to cater to everyone, the staff also prepares more than 25 entrees from a gluten-free menu.

The sizable portions are served inside a cozy dining room marked by light-blue upholstered booths and intimate tables. Along the walls, German-style paintings add a splash of color that is illuminated by tavern-style glass lamps hanging from the ceiling.

933 S Roselle Rd.

Beneath the classic yellow and red Vienna Beef sign, the cooks of Hot Dog Richie's labor as they have since 1975, bringing neighborhood diners Chicago-style dogs, homemade Italian beef sandwiches, and pizza makings. They dish up their signature invention known as the Auggie Dog, a jumbo-sized hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried, and doused with cheddar. Recently, the owners expanded their eatery, either to seat twice as many customers or to leave room for customers to eat twice as many hot dogs.

220 N Northwest Hwy

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