Jerry’s: A User’s Guide
100+ Sandwiches | Satisfying Vegetarian Options | Rare Craft Beers | Eclectic Live Music
Starter: chicken-chipotle chili
Sandwich: the grilled Manny S with pastrami, cider slaw, swiss, and russian dressing
Side: mac ‘n’ cheese
Beer: New Belgium’s Lips of Faith, Lost Abbey’s Gift of the Magi, or one of the other 70+ options
When to Go: Try off hours, as there tends to be a long wait during peak dining times, especially at the Andersonville location.
Commit to a little daytime drinking, since you won’t want to pass on the beer at either location. There are 75 crafts at Andersonville and 90 at Wicker Park.
As is fitting for a restaurant named after the Grateful Dead frontman, the Wicker Park location often hosts live music and resident DJs.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Wicker Park: Work off your sandwich (and the PBR tallboy you’re about to order) over a lively game of ping-pong at Happy Village (1059 N. Wolcott).
Andersonville: Start (or expand) your mid-century modern furniture collection at Room Service (5438 N. Clark).
Adriatic Café Restaurant's chefs pluck culinary influences from the coasts of the Adriatic Sea to conjure openers such as heaping portions of hummus and platters of smoked meats and cheeses. Entrees pair lamb shanks or house-made sausages with sides of sauerkraut or mashed potatoes. On cloud-free days, an outdoor patio plays host to clinking glasses and ecstatic chomping, and the koi pond offers the opportunity for a pre-dinner bath, surrounded by vines and abundant greenery. Inside, wood furnishings and exposed brick walls evoke an upscale ambiance, and a fully stocked bar calls to parched diners from the center of the space.
A casual diner, Alexander's Restaurant is a haven for those looking for a laid-back cup of coffee. No need to miss out on Alexander's Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Alexander's Restaurant. Hop online in no time using Alexander's Restaurant's free wifi.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
The average check at Alexander's Restaurant will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
If you have yet to try Barwaqo Kabob, it's a great time to visit the top-rated restaurant. The nice atmosphere and great menu options allow visitors to focus on what matters: the perfect quality.
Barwaqo Kabob is a solid choice when you're in the mood for unique international cuisine, and want to branch out from the typical Chinese/Mexican/Italian fare.
Diner fanatics have reason to be obsessed with Golden House Restaurant and Pancake House, where food receives five-star ratings and shakes shine on their own.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Golden House Restaurant and Pancake House is a prime location to dine with a group.
Folks tend to dress down at Golden House Restaurant and Pancake House, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Dine at Golden House Restaurant and Pancake House and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
Ride in the passenger seat and take public transit; convenient stops are located at Lawrence (Red), Wilson (Red), and Argyle (Red).
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Make sure your wallet is stocked with green, as Golden House Restaurant and Pancake House only takes cash.
Come taste the difference in Golden House Restaurant and Pancake House's food. You'll be able to see for yourself why it's so highly-rated.
So head over to Golden House Restaurant and Pancake House for the best classic diner options.
At Agami, Executive Chef Kye is not just interested in the taste of food, but in the complete sensual experience of eating it. Those who order the garlic delight specialty sushi roll will feel the warmth of the Bacardi 151 flame it's served upon. Meanwhile, those biting into a salt sun flower roll will hear the crunch of sunflower seeds, and those admiring the wild fire roll will see a colorful combination of red snapper, guacamole, and mango pico de gallo. Sushi is certainly the restaurant's specialty, but it's not all that's served here—in addition to specialty maki, nigiri, and sashimi, there's also sushi-inspired entrees as well as a kitchen menu with dishes such as steamed dumplings and teriyaki chicken.
The attempt to create a wholly experiential dining experience doesn't stop with the food. The modern restaurant was designed with high ceilings, textured walls, and seaweed sculptures, all to create the feeling of being under the sea. Underwater scenes are projected on video screens, and a lucite bottle rack behind the bar resembles bubbling ocean waters. Concentric half-circles separate the traditional dining room, lounge area, and bar, the latter two of which are open until 12 am on Friday and Saturday nights.