Food & Drink in Schererville

Half Off at Zorba's Restaurant

Highland

$10 $5

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Expansive American diner menu served in family-friendly restaurant

Half Off at T.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub

Merrillville

$30 $15

Shepherd’s pie, lamb and beef burgers, and fish 'n' chips pepper furniture imported from Dublin

Up to 53% Off at Zodiac Cafe and Lounge

Zodiac Cafe & Lounge

$30 $15

(17)

Artisanal pizzas and shared plates such as the antipasto platter or the steak bruschetta; craft beer and signature cocktails

Up to 53% Off at Bottoms Up Bar & Grill

Thornton

$20 $10

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Guests munch on burgers or fresh seafood as live bands jam in an outdoor beer garden and sporting events flash across 25 TVs

Half Off Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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

Up to 45% Off at Tilly's Po'Boys

Calumet City

$20 $11

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Chicken and seafood po'boys served with one side such as loaded baked potato salad, cup of gumbo-lia, or a duo of fries

Up to 50% Off at Mama & Me Pizzeria

Homewood

$20 $11

Thin-crust, stuffed, or pan pizzas covered in customizable toppings alongside homemade pasta, baked sandwiches, and salads

Half Off Pub Food at Harry's Sports Bar

Countryside

$22 $12

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Sports bar with more than 30 TVs and three projection screens entertains guests devouring wraps, pizzas, and nachos

Up to 55% Off Italian Foods from Formella Gourmet

Countryside

$20 $10

Since 1909, Formella family members have preserved original Sicilian recipes, using garlic, fresh tomatoes and vegetables, and rich cheeses

Up to 60% Off Mexican Cuisine at Restaurante Tenochtitlan

Morgan Park

$27 $14

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Icy margaritas complement cactus, pork, and chorizo tacos and other Mexican cuisine at eatery named after the ancient Aztec Empire's capital

Up to 52% Off Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza or Parmesans Station

Multiple Locations

$29 $14

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Chef Papandrea crafts gourmet pizzas baked over wood in stone oven, stuffed breads & signature pastas complemented by well-rounded wine list

Up to 44% Off American Bar and Grill Food at Parea

Valparaiso

$45 $25

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American bar and grill sears Atlantic salmon, T-bones, and pours Bells, Stella Artrois, and Brother Thelonious drafts

47% Off East Asian Cuisine at Sesame Inn

Evergreen Park

$30 $16

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Traditional food from China, Japan, and Thailand with sushi combos and 17 types of stir-fry

Up to 50% Off Small Plates at SIP Appetizer Bar

Oak Lawn

$20 $11

Mediterranean-inspired small plates such as bacon-wrapped dates, goat cheese-stuffed lamb meatballs, and thin-crust pizzas

47% Off at Sushi Thaime

Oak Lawn

$30 $16

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Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

Half Off at Holly's Popcorn

Mokena

$20 $10

2-gallon popcorn tin with three flavors or deluxe sampler with 12 bags of popcorn in flavors such as Chocolate Caramel Drizzle

Up to 50% Off at Nevada Cafe

Mokena

$20 $11

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Vegas-inspired cafe regales guests with American diner food

IHOP – Half Off Breakfast and Diner Food

Orland Park

$14 $7

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The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

Up to 52% Off Wings, Beer, and Karaoke at Philly T's

Palos Hills

$30 $15

(8)

Glasses of frothy beer paired with wings, nachos, or mozzarella sticks; sports every night

$10 for Mexican Cuisine at Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

$20 $10

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Traditional Mexican cuisine includes homemade chips and salsa, tacos and burritos chock-full of meats, and huevos rancheros

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Up to 72% Off Porky's Rib Fest

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Second-annual rib fest at Toyota Park includes American and Australian barbecue vendors, live music, and more than 30 carnival rides

40% Off at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in Homer Glen

Homer Glen

$25 $15

Burritos, enchiladas, sizzling fajitas, and other Mexican favorites with vegetarian options

50% Off Pasta at Rosati's Pizza

Homer Glen

$30 $15

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Lasagna, chicken parmesan, three-cheese baked penne, or bowtie pasta with fresh garlic, grilled chicken, and sautéed spinach

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

Up to 53% Off Standup Comedy

Near North Side

$30 $15

Upscale club partnered by Jim Belushi features local and nationally renowned comics

50% Off at The Big Cheese Poutinerie

Lakeview

$23.96 $12

Eatery features 30+ variations of poutine, from the traditional with cheese curds to taco meat and jalapeños or sour cream and pierogies

Up to 49% Off Jefferson Tap & Grille

West Loop

$43.48 $22

Taps flow with beers from across the pond, as the kitchen stays open late night to fill bellies with thin-crust pizzas and burgers

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 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

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 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 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

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

"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

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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

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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

44% Off Gourmet Sausages and Dessert at Chicago's Dog House

DePaul

$9 $5

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Expert dog makers sandwich gourmet sausages made from smoked duck, lamb, elk, or buffalo between classic hot dog buns

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

Half Off Hawaiian-Inspired Dinner at Sola Restaurant

North Center

$50 $25

(620)

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

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

The Loop

$195 $99

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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

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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

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Giuseppe "Joe" Scalzo had to turn down his first opportunity to manage a restaurant, a small trattoria in Calabria he'd been working in as he attended school. He had spent his entire professional career working in Tuscan eateries and wanted the job, but his educational path led him to Chicago's Loyola University in pursuit of a business degree. It didn't take him long to realize that the thing he missed most about home was working in a restaurant. With his newly acquired business acumen, he began his foray into opening Italian restaurants: first Piazza Bella, then Via Carducci, and finally his most recent labor of love, Ciao Bella Ristorante.

The kitchen is nestled behind a black-and-white photographic mural, which hints at the sunshine that sparkles along the Mediterranean coastline. Greenery flanks the piece, providing contrast along with the warm, saturated red walls painted with real marinara sauce. As guests revel under dim lighting amid the elegant atmosphere, plates of carefully crafted Italian cuisine arrive at tables alongside traditional thin-crust pizza. The restaurant recently expanded its bar and lounge areas and added a new banquet area for private parties that can seat up to 70. Joe's personal favorite pie is the quattro stagioni, for its savory blend of prosciutto, artichokes, and black olives.

1514 US Highway 41
Schererville,
IN
US

A smattering of 20 sauces and seasonings dripping from handspun wings coats patrons' fingers as they cheer on their favorite professional sports teams broadcast on Buffalo Wild Wings' TVs. Eyes are torn between watching teams dribble a ball, shoot a puck, and land a grand jeté, and plates of plentiful wings, burgers, wraps, salads, and ribs. For more entertainment, trivia games exercise brains, and the Blazin' Challenge offers recognition for those brave enough to down a dozen wings slathered in the eatery's hottest sauce in 6 minutes.

1200 US Highway 41
Schererville,
IN
US

Since 1941, the Dickey family has been churning out Texas-style barbecue and tasty family style sandwiches, sides, salads, and baked taters. Dickey’s lets customers choose from a menu of USDA Prime meats—all cooked slowly to smoky perfection over a hot hickory fire pit every night—including southern pulled pork, tender turkey breast, and Virginia-style ham. Start with some sliced beef brisket on the big barbecue sandwich ($5) served with pickles, onions, and Dickey's famous sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce, which took three years, two fist fights, and one small kitchen fire to develop. Or go with the quarter plate, a quarter pound of your favorite meat served with two sides and a roll ($7). Sides include waffle-iron fries, barbecue beans, original potato salad, and baked-potato casserole ($1.50 each when purchased separately). Diners with more than one mouth to feed can play hot potato with a giant stuffed baker ($4) before stuffing their head's two other mouths with the picnic pack, which includes a pound of meat, two pintsize sides, four rolls, and barbecue sauce ($20).

713 US Highway 41
Schererville,
IN
US

Miguel Mexican Fusion Grill's chefs combine international dishes and Mexican zest into a fusion menu. Diners can whet appetites with mexican egg rolls, filled with refried beans, chorizo, and cheese ($6), then forge ahead to sautéed shrimp skinny dipping in garlic-butter-lime sauce ($15), their shrimp suspenders and top hats abandoned in the kitchen. Steak-fajita fanatics can pack the carne asada's tortillas with a mélange of meat, sautéed onion, and red and green poblano pepper, topped with a shot of tequila for flavor ($13). Like a dozen identical children, a dozen homemade tamales ($15) are hard to take care of alone, but brave patrons can try. Little ones can order from a menu for visitors 10 years old and younger, and diners can nibble at their leisure from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. or later Thursdays-Saturdays.

2330 Cline Ave
Schererville,
IN
US

The burger artisans at Smashmouth Burgers & Pizza fire a fresh array of American fare from their fully stocked menu and carefully craft a selection of recipes each week. Celebrate the right to bear burgers with a plethora of 2-ounce Smash burgers, each bolstering a bouquet of caramelized onions, pickles, and bistro sauce ($0.99), or with a Monster Smash cheeseburger meal, which balances lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, pickles, and bistro sauce on a precarious half-pound patty of seasoned ground beef ($8.99). In addition to harvesting fresh burgers from its private orchard each morning, Smashmouth’s staff also designs submarine sandwiches and signature pizzas. Patrons can sink incisors into the chorizo-and-jalapeño-laden South of the Border pizza ($14.99–$17.99), or the Alfredo pie, which orchestrates a meeting of the minds among spinach, mushroom, and alfredo ($14.99–$17.99), wherein the ingredients discuss creating an edible replica of Michelangelo's Last Judgment.

764 E US Highway 30
Schererville,
IN
US

Jalapeños Grill's open kitchen and terra-cotta-colored walls please patrons' scanners, and authentic south-of-the-border dishes treat tongues to sweet and spicy flavors. Diners polish taste buds with appetizers such as shrimp vallarta, sautéed jumbo shrimp hot tubbing in chipotle-honey-mustard sauce and melted cheese ($10.99).

200 US Highway 41
Schererville,
IN
US