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Chicago restaurant guide: Choosing a place to eat

Chicago can boast many world class restaurants, and award-winning chefs. Chicago has been referred to as one of the best food cities in the US. High quality cuisine can be found here from around the globe, and there are restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Local favourites include deep dish pizzas and Chicago style hot dogs.

So much variety

For those visiting Chicago, there is so much variety when it comes to Chicago restaurants. Burgers and American favourites Located at 430 N Michigan, lower level, the Billy Goat Tavern is something of a Chicago institution, and has been around since 1934. Duchamp, found at 2118 N, Damen Avenue, offers affordable meals and desserts and on a Sunday, there is a barbecue brunch. A unique experience can be sampled at Grahamwich, where traditional sandwiches can be enjoyed with gourmet snacks in trendy surroundings. It is located at 615 N State Street. Located at 2900 W. Belmont Avenue, visitors can gorge on burgers that have been named after bands such as Iron Maiden. Pizza Crust is an organic restaurant, where wood oven flat breads can be dined upon and washed down with locally brewed beers. Located at 730 N. Rush, Giordanos have been serving up their speciality deep dish pizzas for over thirty years. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria has a huge variety of pizza toppings, but their signature pizza is called Lou, a combination of spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and three cheeses. It is located at 439 N. Wells. Hot dogs Any Chicago tourist should try a traditional Chicago hot dog. At Gold Coast Dogs, you can gorge on an all-beef Vienna hot dog, topped with mustard, relish, onions, hot peppers, tomato and celery salt, all wrapped in a poppy-seed bun. It is located at 159 N. Wabash Avenue.

Asian food

Located at 4156 N, Kedzie Avenue, Aruns is a locally and nationally acclaimed restaurant serving Thai dishes in beautiful surroundings. Red Light is situated on 820 W. Randolph Street fuses the flavours of China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. The restaurant's decor is stylish and the chocolate dessert is well renowned. Seafood Speciality seafood is the order of the day at Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House. The eight ounce crab cake is a favourite. It is located at 1024 N. Rush Street. Situated at 21 E. Hubbard Street, Shaws is a popular restaurant, famous for its fresh sea food, including oysters and cocktails. When it comes to Chicago food, there is really something for everybody, and it could even make sense to decide on a couple of restaurants to visit before you arrive.

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