340 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Chicago.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Huaraches Dona Chio is an excellent cash-only Mexican spot in Edgewater.
Ras Dashen is an excellent Ethiopian restaurant in Edgewater with fantastic food.
Momo World is a fantastic counter-service restaurant in University Village specializing in Nepali dumplings.
5 Rabanitos is a casual BYOB restaurant in Pilsen serving seriously great Mexican food.
Pequod’s is a Chicago staple when it comes to deep dish pizza, and it’s awesome.
Lou Malnati’s is a classic Chicago deep-dish pizza spot, and the one we rely on.
Italianette is a stall inside the Fulton Galley food hall with fantastic housemade pasta.
Bebu in Lincoln Park is turning into one of our favorite pizza spots in the city.
Arguably the best pizza in town. Spacca Napoli is doing Neapolitan pies the way they're meant to be done.
Cellar Door Provisions is an excellent cafe and restaurant in Logan Square that’s useful for a lot of situations.
Mott Street, a restaurant on Ashland near Wicker Park, serves interesting, delicious Asian-influenced food.
Funky, fresh, and delicious. Big & little's is one of the best and most interesting restaurants you can eat at.
Chicken Kalamata and crack fries is one of the best meals in town. Tina Fey agrees.
A rooster thunderdome full of hot dogs, Italian beefs, and chocolate cake shakes.