Food & Drink in Oak Park

50% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Bistro Sake

Forest Park

$30 $15

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

50% Off New Orleans Creole Cuisine and Drinks at Shanahan's

Forest Park

$30 $15

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New Orleans Creole cuisine such as pecan catfish and po' boys, paired with Irish pub atmosphere and drinks

50% Off at La Majada Express

River Forest

$25 $12.50

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A menu of classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine includes tacos and burritos, as well as Mexican-style ribs and pizza

Up to 50% Off International Comfort Food at Parrilla Express

Berwyn

$10 $5.50

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

Up to 51% Off at Tapas Quezada

Berwyn

$40 $20

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Diners sip sangria and share plates of tapas in airy room with warm wood and stone decor

$10 for Asian Fusion Cuisine at Chef Shangri-La in North Riverside

North Riverside

$20 $10

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

Up to 49% Off a Big Guys Sausage

Berwyn

$22.50 $11.50

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Groups chow down on fries, drinks, and one of 10 signature sausages, such as buffalo chicken sausage, Italian sausage, or smoky hot links

45% Off at Armand's Pizzeria

Elmwood Park

$20 $11

Family recipes inspire thin-crust and pan pizzas, baked pastas, stuffed artichokes, baked clams, and antipasto salads

Up to 54% Off Eastern European Meal at Klas Restaurant

Cicero

$40 $20

(38)

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

50% Off Italian Food at Danny’s Cafe

Melrose Park

$25 $12.50

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Generous portions of classic Italian comfort food include pasta, chicken, steak, and veggie dishes

48% Off Pool and Snacks

Melrose Park

$25 $13

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

Up to 50% Off Indian Food at Urban Tandoor Indian Grill & Bar

Long Grove

$20 $11

Lamb sliders with masala fries and mint chutney; tandoor-grilled breads, meats, and ample vegetarian dishes

$5 for Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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

Up to 40% Off Spanish Food at Tapas Gitana

Northfield

$20 $12.10

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

Up to 46% Off at Cochiaro's Pizza

Northlake

$27.78 $15

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Three-topping 16" pizza with freshly made crust; appetizers include chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, and BBQ ranch onion rings

48% Off Lithuanian Food at Grand Duke’s Restaurant

Summit

$25 $13

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Kugelis, sausage, steak, kebabs, and dumplings served amid medieval castle decor sourced from Lithuania

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

$20 $11

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

Thipi Thai – Up to 43% Off Thai Cuisine

La Grange

$20 $12

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Classic Thai cuisine served in vibrant dining room

Up to Half Off Steakhouse Cuisine at Saban's Place

Hodgkins

$30 $17.25

(16)

Chefs fire steak and seafood dishes and handcraft salad dressings and desserts in nostalgic, supper club–style setting

45% Off at Al's Char-House

La Grange

$20 $11

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Diners feast upon juicy steaks and seafood inside a wild west-themed restaurant adorned with old photographs and cowboy memorabilia

50% Off English Food at Chequers of La Grange

La Grange

$30 $15

(27)

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

42% Off Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and American Comfort Foods

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.65

Multifaceted menu of 12 city-themed hot dogs, Black Angus burgers, build-your-own dogs & veggie dogs satisfies multitude of palates

45% Off at Melanthios Greek Char House

Lakeview

$40 $22

Traditional Greek cuisine and chophouse entrees are served in an open dining room with an outdoor patio and a vast wine list

Noon O Kabab – Up to 47% Off Persian Cuisine

Albany Park

$30 $16

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Juicy marinated steak, salmon, and chicken served alongside veggie dishes such as shirin polo, made from old Iranian family recipes

Up to 44% Off Hawaiian-Inspired Dinner at Sola Restaurant

North Center

$50 $28

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Chef Carol Wallack shares a love of Hawaii and its culinary traditions through dishes such as poke made with local, sustainable ingredients

49% Off Pup Crawl

Hubbard Inn

$35 $18

Pub crawl that benefits PAWS Chicago takes revelers to five local bars, including Hubbard Inn and The Boss Bar

Up to 46% Off Brunch or Dinner at The Savoy

Wicker Park

$37 $20

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Seafood-infused brunch plates, a press-praised raw bar, and a slate of absinthe cocktails

Up to 56% Off Sushi at Ringo Japanese Kitchen

Lincoln Park

$57.05 $25

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Patrons dine on authentic Japanese cuisine created by Chef Hemmi; signature appetizers, sushi, teriyaki, tempura, or noodles

49% Off Italian Cuisine at Connie's Pizza Gold Coast

Gold Coast

$75.95 $39

(14)

Hearty meal includes wood-fired pizza appetizer, soups or salads, classic Italian entrees, and dessert, served with wine

Up to 54% Off at Thai Village

Ukrainian Village

$15 $7

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On the Michelin Bib Gourmand list from 2011–2012, the eatery serves classic Thai food on a patio or inside a stylish dining room

43% Off Smak-Tak!

Jefferson Park

$30 $17

(96)

Comforting Polish food, such as pierogies and thick stews that earned a 2014 Michelin Bib Gourmand award, served near a roaring fireplace

Up to 41% Off Dinners at Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

South Loop

$38.90 $24

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Fourth-generation deli owners craft classic dishes such as corned beef reubens and brisket in a cafeteria setting

"Second City's Game Night" – Up to 46% Off

Near North Side

$31.50 $17

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Using audience suggestions, skilled improvisors create scenes that riff on TV game shows at the new cabaret theater

Up to 45% Off at Four Belly Asian Street Food

Chicago

$20 $11

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Casual eatery serves up street-style fusion fare such as tom yum soup, beef skewers, and ramen

Nori – Up to 51% Off Sushi

Wicker Park

$45 $22

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Chefs wrap maki rolls and stir-fry noodles at the Bucktown/Wicker Park outpost of this BYOB sushi bar

45% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at Cité

Near North Side

$60 $33

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Adventurous dishes from a chef with experience at Michelin-starred restaurants served in an eatery with a 360-degree view of Lake Michigan

45% Off at Rakki Kyu Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $22

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This intimate BYOB eatery features more than 40 signature maki creations, along with sashimi, teriyaki meats, and sides like pork buns

Up to 51% Off Burgers and Beer at Papi Chulo's Bar & Grill

Chicago

$25.50 $13

Burgers and draft beer at a beachside bar with beanbag tournaments and flat-screen TVs

Up to 45% Off at Burger Joint

Chicago

$20 $12

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Half-pound burgers piled high with toppings such as gyro, bacon, chili, and avocado

45% Off Casual American and Italian Food at Lina's

Lakeview

$20 $11

Crowd-pleasing Italian and American dishes such as burgers topped with mushrooms and swiss, five-cheese lasagna, and chicken alfredo pizza

48% Off Ramen and Japanese Cuisine at Ajida

The Loop

$25 $13

(22)

Fresh noodles made in house daily by head chef; skewered, grilled meats such as chicken with wasabi mayo and thinly sliced beef

45% Off Vietnamese Cuisine at King Pho

Edgebrook

$20 $11

Authentic Vietnamese dishes such as bahn mi sandwiches with lemongrass chicken or pho soup with rice noodles, brisket, and fresh herbs

45% Off Burgers and American Food at Rolland's

Rogers Park

$20 $11

Specialty burgers and gourmet sliders made with ostrich and wild boar meat served in a neighborhood sports-bar setting

Up to 50% Off Indian Cuisine at Viceroy of India

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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

50% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at L26 Restaurant

The South Loop

$40 $20

(14)

Signature modern American entrées and small plates served in an elegant, upscale setting

45% Off Organic & Wild Harvest Herbs, Teas, Oils, and Spices

Hyde Park

$20 $11

(27)

Stock up on organic and wildcrafted pantry essentials such as flavorful herbs, eclectic spices, teas, packs of incense, and essential oils

Up to 53% Off Mrs. Fields Cookies and Brownies

Chicago

$43.99 $22.99

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

51% Off Take Home Wine-Making Class for Two

Beverly

$99.95 $49

Wine-makers impart their art through hands-on class, helping students begin concocting 3 gallons (12–14 bottles) of wine

Half Off at Tuxpan Mexican Grill

Jefferson Park

$20 $10

(22)

Authentic Mexican eats including tacos, carne asada, and tortas at bilingual BYOB restaurant

Half Off at Katakana Sushi Bar

Chicago

$40 $20

(143)

Executive chef Abdon Calderon creates innovative maki rolls using plantains, coconut, and chocolate at BYOB sushi bar

50% Off at Fondue Stube

North Side

$50 $25

(121)

Cauldrons of piping oils, cheeses, and chocolate invite repeated plunges of bread, fruit, veggies, and sweets amid social dining atmosphere

Half Off Asian Small Plates and Drinks at Bonsai Bar & Lounge

Lakeview

$40 $20

Nosh on thai lettuce wraps or cut into warm flatbreads topped with sliced pears and goat cheese; choose from more than 12 martinis

Up to 52% Off at Gulliver's Pizza & Pub

West Rogers Park

$31.45 $15

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Iconic pizza institution serves up classic Chicago-style pies with rich crusts wrapped around cheese, spicy sauce, and fresh ingredients

Three-Course Meal for Two at Aquitaine

Lincoln Park

$60 $60

(90)

French-inspired three-course meal includes such options as saffron cream mussels, pan-seared duck breast, and housemade cinnamon ice cream

Up to 56% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Lincoln Park

$45 $20

(347)

Authentic Japanese cuisine and made-to-order sushi at BYOB restaurant

Half Off German Cuisine for Brunch at Prost!

DePaul

$30 $15

(106)

Lively German beer hall with 24 draft beers, 20-ounce soft pretzels, and a menu of traditional German würste

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo’s

DePaul

$77.80 $39

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Authentic, Zagat-rated Italian trattoria with homemade ravioli, fettuccine bolognese, special fish of the day, and homemade desserts

Up to 54% Off Italian Cuisine and Wine at Trattoria Trullo

Ravenswood

$81 $39

(207)

Chefs specialize in authentic Puglia-region cuisine, including linguine with clams and orecchiette with broccoli raab and chili flakes

Up to 48% Off Gastropub Brunch at The Point

Central Chicago

$40 $22

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Diners dig into delicious takes on such brunch staples as french toast with Frangelico syrup, washed down by tasty, custom cocktails

Up to 38% Off Turkey Chop Gourmet Cuisine at Turkey Chop

Chicago

$20 $12.99

(5)

Chefs reinvent classic comfort food to form Smothered Turkey Chops, Honey Q'D Turkey Tips, New York Turkey Steak, and Short Ribs of Turkey.

Up to 74% Off Cover and Drinks at Spin Nightclub

Lakeview

$50 $15

(138)

Voted one of the world's top 200 best gay bars by Out Magazone and Best Club for Drag Performances by BOI Magazine.

Up to 52% Off Steaks and Seafood at Johnnie Blue

Lincoln Square

$88 $44

(9)

Juicy porterhouse steaks and wild-caught tilapia grilled over all-natural wood charcoal; bar stocked with Johnnie Walker and Chivas scotch

Angelina Ristorante – 38% Off Italian Cuisine

Lakeview

$40 $25

(347)

Freshly harvested ingredients add seasonal flair to rustic Italian dishes such as ricotta gnocchi and penne with peas and pancetta

Four-Course Vietnamese Meal for Two at Pasteur

Edgewater

$0 $60

(95)

Upscale Vietnamese dishes with flavors of lemongrass, garlic, and coconut

Up to Half Off Sushi at Rock Wrap & Roll

DePaul

$20 $11

Creative maki such as the Latin roll with super white tuna and hot sauce rolled inside-out with red tobiko, are accompanied by Thai entrees

Up to 49% Off Breakfast or Brunch at Waffles

Lakeview

$36.90 $19

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Coffee and breakfast sandwich kickstart morning; award-winning waffles complement milk shakes or fresh-squeezed OJ at brunch

Up to 54% Off Brazilian Food or Catering at Sinhá

Near West Side

$60 $34

(66)

Native Brazilian owner offers brunch, lunch, and catering

57% Off Fudge or Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at Kilwins

Hyde Park

$20 $10

Decadent fudge comes in myriad flavors from double dark chocolate to maple walnut; strawberries come covered in gourmet handmade chocolate

45% Off Vegetarian Indian Food at Uru-Swati

West Rogers Park

$40 $22

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Lauded by Chicago Reader, vegetarian eatery amasses classic Indian food such as navratan korma and bhindi masala with BYOB policy

49% Off a Three-Day Juice Cleanse from Brian's Juice

The Loop

$195 $99

(69)

Jump start your health with a three-day juice cleanse, including 18 organic, unpasteurized juices and one mint-infused lemonade

Half Off Upscale Quick-Service Food at Flavor 180

South Loop

$30 $15

Healthy gourmet fast food chefs prepare quick-service, upscale dishes such as Asian-Cajun turkey burgers, and sweet-potato fries

Up to 48% Off at Sofra Turkish Kitchen

Lakeview

$30 $17.75

(47)

Chefs bake bread daily with extra-virgin olive oil to accompany char-grilled kebabs, crisp falafel, and beef moussaka

Up to 43% Off Middle Eastern Food at Salam Restaurant

Salam Restaurant – Fullerton

$20 $12

Platters of kabobs, shawarma, falafel, fish, and other proteins with salad and rice

45% Off Sandwiches and Salads at New Life Cafe

Logan Square

$10 $5.50

(5)

Cafe serves up made-to-order gourmet sandwiches and specialty coffee while providing job training to women recovering from abuse

Up to 47% Off Burgers, Wraps, and Drinks at Fedora Lounge

Near North Side

$30 $16

(47)

Burgers on soft pretzel rolls enhance a menu of lounge fare that also includes fresh salads and Italian entrees

Up to 50% Off BYOB Brunch at Artango South American Bistro

Lakeview

$20 $11

Peruvian benedicts yellow pepper hollandaise, Argentinian skirt-steak with chimichurri sauce, fish tacos and eggs with shredded pork

$10 for Pub Food and Drinks at Murphy's Bleachers

Lakeview

$20 $10

(132)

Pub next to Wrigley Field serves up juicy burgers, pork sandwiches, and sausages paired with local craft beers

Sandwich Combo at Roly Poly

The Loop

$10.10 $5.75

Fresh veggies and other healthy ingredients fill large selection of sandwiches and can be enjoyed with a side of potato salad or chips

Up to 59% Off Cooking Class at Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse

West Rogers Park

$120 $59

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Three-hour BYOB, hands-on cooking class with a buffet-style barbecue feast and take-home cookbook and sauces; dinner-party atmosphere

Select Local Merchants

Winner of the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2008–Cheese Selection, Marion Street Cheese Market carries a myriad of artisan cheeses from local and international farms, and offers a sumptuous menu for in-store bistro lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dine in and dabble in one of the restaurant's cheese flights (each of which comes with bread, crackers, and dried fruit), such as the Francophile flight ($15), with firm Cantal cheese, Essex St. Comté, and the mild petit basque. Or practice your multiple-choice skills by designing your own flight ($12 or $15). Entrees include the free-range roasted chicken ($17) with bacon-shallot marmalade, or the mac 'n' cheese ($12–$14), with aged cheddar, SarVecchio parmesan, and Capriole chèvre. Complement tastings with craft brews such as Flossmoor's Recession Ale or Surly Brewing's Furious Ale, or sprinkle curds with a cheese-enhancing wine. Recently endowed with a license to spirit, the market is also beginning to serve specialty cocktails.

100 S Marion St
Oak Park,
IL
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Falafill is a quick-stop, healthy vegetarian eatery featuring a menu full of falafel-inspired Mediterranean delights. The extremely portable falafel sandwich stuffs four fresh falafel orbs into a white or whole-wheat pita that is garnished to your liking during a self-serve trip to the toppings bar ($4.95). Add a small fountain drink and fried potatoes and declare it a combo to passersby ($7.75). A falafel salad bowl gently lays six falafel balls to sleep on a bed of lettuce and allows items from the toppings bar to dance in their heads ($6.95, combo $9.50)—meal enhancement options at the toppings bar include tabouleh, chickpea salad, beet salad, cilantro chutney, tahini sauce, and pickled ginger. Add flavorful hummus or baba ghanoush to your creation for 50 cents. Sultry sides (add to combo 50 cents, side $2.75) such as fried sweet potatoes perform an elaborate tango of sweet and salty on your taste buds. and freshly squeezed apple, orange, and carrot juices ($3) help customers meet the daily hydration amounts required by Chicago law.

1053 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

The interior of Barclay's American Grille echoes the eatery's style: classic American with a modern twist. Situated inside the Carleton Hotel, the restaurant pulsates with a comfy yet elegant vibe brought to fruition by wide booths, flat-screen TVs, and modern wall art. But it still pays homage to the history of Oak Park with its historical photos and black-and-white checkered floor. The restaurant itself is even named after village historian and bicycle-shop owner Philander Barclay, who lived in Oak Park from 1878 to 1940.

This vibe also extends to the menu, where chicken and dumplings and slow-roasted prime rib effortlessly mingle with pretzel-crusted rainbow trout and a black bean-quinoa burger. The classic yet modern decor and food results in a space where patrons are equally comfortable watching the big game in the bar during dinner or conducting a formal business meeting while stealing glances at the big game in the bar.

1120 Pleasant St
Oak Park,
IL
US

While the perks at each of Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles' three locations vary, the main draw is the same—a menu of specialty waffles, Cajun- and Southern-inspired entrees, and hearty portions of soul food that earned the restaurant a feature on WTTW's Check, Please!. Trinidad-born chef Carolyn Johnson's smorgasbord of time-honored dishes is dotted with modern twists unforeseen by Chubby Checker, including a funnel-cake-inspired fried waffle, a turkey burger topped with turkey bacon, and a fully-loaded fried-catfish salad. Entrees, which can be paired with BYOB beverages at the Oak Park location, include traditional chicken and waffles, catfish dinners with collard greens, and fried chicken gizzards. Jazz musicians amp up the atmosphere at the Evanston and Oak Park eateries as the chefs put finishing touches on meals with sweet-potato pie and peach cobbler.

543 Madison St
Oak Park,
IL
US

A hearty American, festive Italian, tourist tolerant, family owned, neighborhood restaurant with nocturnal kitchens and divine delivered dining that’s been nourishing Chicagoans with good food and real hospitality since 1950.

848 Madison St
Oak Park,
IL
US

Though Dino’s is a pizzeria at heart, they also pride themselves in their fresh-cut fries. And just as with the pizzas, customers can deck out the fries with an array of toppings—buffalo sauce and jalapenos ignite the Spice of Life fries, and the Hungry Man fries get bulked up with ground beef, cheese, sour cream, and flannel napkins. They pair nicely with the restaurant’s half-pound Angus burgers, as well as the fresh wings. Of course, much of the menu is devoted to pizza, and diners can build their own or order a specialty pie, such as the gyros with meat, onion, tomato, feta, and gyro sauce.

132 Madison St
Oak Park,
IL
US