Score your next slice at Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Keep your diet in check at Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
The bar at this pizzeria is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
At Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
The pizzeria takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
Keep it casual at Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille also offers catering.
This pizzeria offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille offers safe bike parking outside.
All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
If you need a quick and easy dinner option, head on over to Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille and pick up a pizza pie.
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant serves sandwiches, salads and more to Homer Glen's Homer Glen patrons.
TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant's wifi.
If you're ready for a show, Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant often books live musical groups or a DJ.
Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant.
For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant hosts live DJs.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant.
The parking options near Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant are quick and painless.
A mid-priced establishment, Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Short on cash? No problem. Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant happily accepts all major credit cards.
One of the better-priced pizza places in Orland Park, customers of Grassano's won't sacrifice their wallet for a satisfying meal and enjoyable experience. Stop by for the excellent quality and stay for lightning-fast service. You'll be planning your next trip to Grassano's before you know it.
No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, most local parents will tell you that it's a good place to bring the kids, as well. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you.
A reputable favorite for lunch in Orland, a trip to Grassano's is definitely worthwhile, no matter how you slice it. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
Rosati’s Pizza's history dates back to the early 1900s, when a recent Italian immigrant named Ferdinand Rosati moved from New York to Chicago with the dream of opening a restaurant. His first attempt was modest—with Ferdinand simultaneously fulfilling the duties of chef, server, dishwasher, and host—but quickly gained popularity for its crispy-thin-crust pizzas, originally served as complimentary appetizers. Encouraged by the public's response to the pies, Ferdinand and his son, Sam, decided to focus their efforts on opening a true pizzeria.
Today, at Rosati's Pizza locations across the country, plumes of heat swirl above piping-hot pies concocted from handmade sauce and dough. A smattering of toppings cling to five crust options—crispy thin, double dough, Chicago-style, pan, and superstuffed—as well as hide from their hungry predators inside hand-rolled calzones. Homemade lasagna and fettuccine alfredo battle for the top pasta spot, and fried chicken, baby back ribs, and fried-shrimp dinners work together to distract diners from hard-to-resist buffalo wings.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Chili's.
This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Looking for a good happy hour? Head to Chili's and treat yourself to a bite or a drink for a discounted price.
Getting online is easy with Chili's' free and convenient wifi.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Chili's for a group meal.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
The dress code is strictly casual at Chili's, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Chili's as well.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Score a close parking spot at Chili's.
Your tab at Chili's will generally run you about $30 per person.
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit Chili's and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
Score your next slice at Enzo's Pizzeria — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Keep it casual at Enzo's Pizzeria — the pizzeria is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Enzo's Pizzeria to create the perfect night.
You might have thought your order was a tough decision, but you still have one more. Delivery or carryout?
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Enzo's Pizzeria and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
The average check at Enzo's Pizzeria will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Enzo's Pizzeria.
So if you're craving a delicious, hot slice of pizza, be sure to stop by Enzo's Pizzeria.
To many Chicagoans, the neighborhoods south of Roosevelt Road seem to be a culinary wasteland. To Jimalita Tillman, Chicago native and executive director of the Harold Washington Cultural Center and Performing Arts Theatre (4701 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.), fine-dining opportunities definitely exist on the South Side—if you give them a chance.
Because many of these restaurants depend on word of mouth, Tillman said, the advertising budgets of their more northern competitors often trump their oral marketing, and so she often spends “all day” giving South Side restaurant recommendations to area visitors and theater-goers.
“There are many great places [to eat] throughout these areas,” she said. “It really depends on what you’re in the mood for.”
And if you're in the mood for a little musical and cultural Chicago history to pair with your meal, you don't have to travel far from the landmark arts center. The Harold Washington Cultural Center, in the former location of the historical Regal Theater where the likes of Ella Fitzgerald once performed, is right in the heart of the Black Metropolis—a region marked by the culture and Southern-inspired music scene that developed during the Great Migration. Today, Bronzeville is still flavored with leftovers from its swinging past.
To savor alongside your meal, we paired each of Tillman’s restaurant recommendations with a few musical, historical, and cultural tidbits.
4655 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Chicago, IL 60653
It’s the quick and personable service that makes this gourmet hot-dog eatery a standout, Tillman said. Of course, Chef Cliff Rome serves the usual Chicago-style hot dog, but it’s the varied wiener and burger options he creates that color H-Dogs’ menu with the fine-dining flair he perfected while studying in Paris. The Healthy Hound—a grilled veggie dog with sprouts, roasted peppers, red onions, and cucumbers—sits alongside salmon burgers, turducken sausages, and portobello-mushroom sandwiches without the least bit of tattletaling or fighting over who had the mustard first. Sweet-potato or truffle fries complete the gourmet-on-the-go experience.
Bite of History: The gourmet hot-dog diner sits in a historical building that was once known as 47th Street Marketplace. Before a 2010 fire destroyed the building, it was considered a symbol of the revitalization of Bronzeville and housed Tillman’s Spoken Word Cafe—one of the original hosts of HBO’s Def Poetry series hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Mos Def.
2. Pearl’s Place
3901 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653
“I’m a breakfast head,” said Tillman—as are many in the crowd of diners waiting to get inside for brunch on any given Sunday. The kitchen cooks up a mix of Southern and soul food—yes, there’s a difference—but Pearl’s Place sprinkles it with the right amount of creole flavor. After sampling Pearl’s juicy yet crispy fried chicken, sautéed salmon croquettes, or all-day breakfasts of vegetable omelets or homestyle pancakes, it seems only right to finish with a bite or two of peach cobbler or sweet-potato pie.
Bite of History: The interior decor, with album jackets and vinyl records lining the walls, features a photo story of the neighborhood’s jazz and blues history with jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Lena Horne—all of whom graced the stage at the Regal Theater during Bronzeville’s musical heyday.
3. Norman’s Bistro
1001 E. 43rd St., Chicago, IL, 60653
The bistro’s entrees—including vegetable confetti ravioli, smoked cranberry salmon, and the Great Duck burger—offer an upscale taste-bud experience at “South Side prices,” Tillman said. From the food to the decor, presentation is an art in this sleek and classy spot featuring creole-inspired American food with a Brazilian flair. In the exposed-brick, art-filled wine bar, sommeliers pour from an extensive list of wines. Separate from the dining room, the intimate setting of the bar creates an ideal spot for the happy-hour crowd.
Bite of Culture: On Sundays at 9 p.m., the bistro hosts a live jazz jam session. Or make an appointment and walk over to Gallery Guichard—housed in a turn-of-the-20th-century Italiante row house—to peruse its African-diaspora art and blown glass, sculptures, and photography by local as well as international artists.
Photography by Andrew Nawrocki.
Clockwise from top: Birria in action—rich, briny consommé and tender goat meat, stewed for hours with bay leaves, cinnamon, and other spices. // Ceramic bowls absorb the birria's heat, keeping the broth warm throughout meals. // When Rick Bayless recommended Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan to "Esquire" magazine, he described the eatery’s birria as "full of flavor, incredibly homey and satisfying."
In Ocotlán in Jalisco, Mexico, the temperature rarely dips below 40 degrees. That's mild by Chicago standards; however, when the Reyes family immigrated 2,000 miles from Ocotlán to Chicago, they brought with them a recipe that would prove thoroughly compatible with the colder weather. That recipe is birria—a savory stew made by simmering goat meat for hours with herbs and spices. On a cold day in mid-March, I made a trek across town to the family's Pilsen restaurant, Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan, to taste it myself.
As soon as I entered the eatery, I smelled the warm, rich aroma of simmering goat meat. Goats were also present in the decor: miniature replicas decorated shelves and cupboards, and a mounted goat head kept watch over the booths, a toothpick dangling humorously from its lips.
After I ordered birria at the counter, a server presented me with three dishes. The smallest held pickled onions and lime wedges, which are traditional birria condiments, and an oblong basket cradled warm, fresh tortillas. The largest bowl brimmed with rich, briny consommé, chopped onions and cilantro, and hunks of tender goat meat.
The first spoonful of broth tasted bright and smoky with hints of ancho peppers and cinnamon. I separated a piece of goat meat with light pressure from my spoon. Leaner than beef, the meat still had pieces of bone inside, which infused the meat with the flavor of their marrow. The crisp onions and fragrant cilantro stood out against the birria's savory elements to create a harmony of flavors that was especially comforting on a cold day.