As dusk begins to set in near the corner of Thatcher and North, a familiar site lights up the intersection—a towering chimney with blazing neon letters that read "Russell's." The iconic eatery originally opened its doors in the 1930s, and it remains unflinchingly committed to its deep neighborhood roots. "Russell's is more than a restaurant," claimed a 1999 feature in the Chicago Tribune, "it's a living piece of history."
This sense of history is most prevalent in the menu of slow-cooked barbecue and classic, home-style comfort foods. In addition to the signature barbecued-pork sandwich that appeared on the Food Network's Sandwich King, the menu also features slow-cooked beef and hearty slabs of ribs, all of which arrive with Russell's time-honored barbecue sauce. An assortment of familiar side dishes help complete each meal, including crispy onion rings, coleslaw, and brisket-scented oxygen.
Mexican-food cravings are easily satisfied at El Estadio — this popular spot puts a fresh, five-star spin on run-of-the-mill beans and cheese.
Many diners choose to drive to El Estadio, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
El Estadio's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out El Estadio.
There's no better way to celebrate Taco Tuesday than at El Estadio, so head on over today and chow down on some unique tacos.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Playground in Schiller Park.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Playground for a group meal.
Playground's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Playground is close to both.
Stop by Seul's Tavern & Grill in Northfield for a quick and tasty bite to eat.
Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to Seul's Tavern & Grill for healthy, innovative eats.
If parking is a concern, you'll be happy to hear that there are many convenient options in the area.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a date at Seul's Tavern & Grill.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Seul's Tavern & Grill serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
At Norridge's Flat Tops Sports Bar and Grill, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
The parking options near Flat Tops Sports Bar and Grill are quick and painless.
Your bill at Flat Tops Sports Bar and Grill will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
So when you're in the mood for some tasty pub food, make your way over to Flat Tops Sports Bar and Grill.
Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at Hillery and Cook in Maywood and embrace the mess.
You can also grab your food to go.
Don't waste time searching for parking, we've done all the work for you. Spaces available here.
So when you are seeking a great barbecue restaurant in the area, look no further than the highly-rated Hillery and Cook.