50 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in Chicago.
Joe’s is consistently one of the best steakhouses in town, and you shouldn’t even order steak. Stone crabs are where it’s at.
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.
Chicago Cut is a great steakhouse right on the river ideal for special occasions and power business meals.
A fish shack on the South Side that everyone should visit at least once. Calumet Fisheries is a true classic.
Gibsons is a classic Chicago steakhouse that deserves its reputation.
Frontera Grill is the most famous Mexican restaurant in Chicago. It’s a classic spot that’s doing excellent food in a casual sit-down place.
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.
Gilt Bar is the rare River North spot that’s easy to get into, and also has great food. Prepare for a lot of meat, butter, and salt.
Shaw’s is like the seafood version of a steakhouse. Come for a nicer dinner and order all the oyster, crab, and lobster.
Pizza pot pies in old gangster digs. A Lincoln Park classic.
Lula Cafe is a Logan Square staple that’s Perfect For a lot of occasions. It’s always a reliable place to eat.