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Kosher Restaurants:

MEAT:
Milt's (BOOOOO).
Get chili, cornbread, and beans. Drink a beergarita. 
3411 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60657. 773-661-6384
Delivery available through Postmates
Open S-T: 11:30-10 F: 11:30-2 S: Call for hours

Shallot's.   Amazing sushi and great steaks though quite pricey.
7016 Carpenter Rd Skokie, IL 60077. 847-677-DINE
Delivery available. Shallots has their own app.
Open S-T: 11:30-9:00 Closed Friday Sat: 1.25 hours after Shkia-11:00

Ken's Diner.  The classic burger diner joint. Better than Milts.
3353 Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-679-4030
Delivery Available
Open S-T: 11:00-8:30

Great Chicago. Used to be owned by Ken's, but sold to a different owner. Many of the same items.
3149 W. Devon Chicago, IL 60659. 773-465-9030
Delivery Available. Great Chicago has its own app.
Open S-T: 11-9 F: 10-3

Taboun Grill. Good Israeli food. Schwarma, Shnitzel, moroccan Cigars.
8808 N. Gross Point Rd Skokie, IL. 847-965-1818
Open S-T: 11-10 F: 11-2 Closed Saturday.

Mizrahi Grill. Similar to Taboun. Located in the northern suburbs. 
215 Skokie Valley Rd Highland Park, IL . 847-831-1400
You can order online via their website.

Tein Li Chow. Chinese food. Located in the Jewel supermarket which also has a kosher bakery and deli.
Takeout only.
2485 W. Howard Evanston, IL. 847-328-4642


The Sandwich Club. Burgers, deli sandwiches...etc.
4507 W. Oakton Skokie, IL 60076. 847-677-6020
Open S-T: 11-8 F: 11-2 Closed Saturday

Bebe's Kosher Deli
. Downtown Chicago- They have bagels/cream cheese on one side and deli sandwiches on the other.
Located in the French Market by the train station. Free parking with $20 French Market Purchase
131 North Clinton Chicago, IL 60661. 312-207-0572
Open M-T: 10-6 F: 10-1(winter) 2(summer) Closed Sat & Sun

Evita Steakhouse. Argentinian Steakhouse -
6112 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60659 (773) 463-8482
Sundays to Thursdays from 5 pm to 12 am. Saturdays on winter time sometime after Shabbat to 12 am. Summer time Saturdays closed!!

Metroklub. Downtown Chicago-Only open during lunch M-Th.
In the Crown Plaza hotel. 733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661. (312) 602-2104
CLOSED

Hy Life Bistro. Connected to Slice of Life (see below). On the expensive side, though not quite Shallots levels.
4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021
CLOSED

Tacos Gingi. Mexican Place. Pretty much takeout only.
5128 Dempster Street, Skokie IL 60077. 847-983-0648
Open S-T: 11-8  F: 11-1 Closed Saturday

Hamachi Sushi. Sushi Bar and Chinese menu (Meat and chicken) They have their own app. 2801 West Howard Chicago, IL 60645. (773) 293-6904



DAIRY:

Emma's Bagel Cafe. Many breakfast options, but they have lunch dinner options as well like mac n' cheese. 9306 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077. 847-673-3030

Chalavi. 2931 W. Touhy Chicago, IL 60645. 773-338-9640

EJ's Pizzeria.   9149 N. Gross Point Skokie, IL 60076. 224-534-7215 On ubereats, and have their own app as well.

Bond Coffee. Starbucks type atmosphere and food. Has a drive through. Available via grubhub.
7555 N. California Ave Chicago, IL 60645


Slice of Life.(request Cholov Yisroel)4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021  CLOSED

Tel Aviv Pizza (Cholov Yisroel - Pizza is Yoshon), 6349 N. California Chicago, IL 60659. 773-764-3776

The Lincoln Cafe. Breakfast/lunch food as well as pre-packaged wraps and salads. Don't miss the bbq chicken pizza!!! Takeout only. Lincoln Cafe has their own app. Located in The BP gas station 6599 N Lincoln Ave. Lincolnwood IL 60712

Sarah's Brick oven. New place 12/18. Pastas and sandwiches. Located next to Hungarian Kosher Supermarket 4020 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076


Nuovo. Italian. Open lunch/dinner. High end dairy restaurant. 3750 W Devon Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712. (847) 213-1026


ALL DAIRY RESTAURANTS LISTED ABOVE ARE C"Y AT THIS TIME (9/2021) BUT DOUBLE CHECKING IS RECOMMENDED AS THINGS CHANGE

Activities:
Navy Pier
Millennium Park/The Bean
Segway Tour
Six Flags Great America
Botanic Gardens
Willis Tower Skydeck
Lincoln Park Zoo (Free, but their lot is pay to park, look for street parking)
Museum of Science and Industry


Hotels:
Fairmont Millennium Park
Park Hyatt Chicago>Category 6
Hyatt Regency Chicago>Category 4
Hyatt Regency O'Hare>Category 2
W Lakeshore>Category 5
W Chicago City Center>Category 5
Westin Chicago>Category 5
Aloft Chicago City Center>Category 4
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers>Category 4
Aloft Chicago O'Hare>Category 2

Shabbos Tips:

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Guidebooks:

Other Tips
Parking at ORD: The cheapest place to park is in the O'hare lot G. It's $10/day. Be aware that you need to take a bus to the tram (in lot E) which takes you to the terminals. This can take 20-25 minutes
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2010, 01:40:53 AM »
apparently they closed!! and i hear they are opening up a milchig place instead...

I knew i should have put money on that one. Thats funny. Ive heard that the owners of chop touhy are the same as Main Pizza

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2010, 01:44:13 AM »
is it really $12 for a sandwich??

Thats if you're lucky or dont like haveing any meat in your sandwich...

See the menu here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4535165&id=191599592463

Get yourself a foot long of roast beef for 11.99, then you can double the meat for another $6.00. Wanna add beef fry? another $2.00. Thats $20.00 already. Apples to apples, what would that sandwich cost in Cleveland?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2010, 02:59:13 AM »
There is a subway opening in detroit we will have to wait and see if its like chicago prices or like cleveland prices

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2010, 04:14:58 AM »
Ive heard that the owners of chop touhy are the same as Main Pizza
Yep same owners, and they plan on opening a branch of Main pizza on Touhy (at least thats what i heard...)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2010, 04:17:15 AM »
Thats if you're lucky or dont like haveing any meat in your sandwich...

See the menu here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4535165&id=191599592463

Get yourself a foot long of roast beef for 11.99, then you can double the meat for another $6.00. Wanna add beef fry? another $2.00. Thats $20.00 already. Apples to apples, what would that sandwich cost in Cleveland?

WOW! Thats is kinda pricey... I never realized b/c i only got a six inch and there was a special so it was only $5 (if i remember correctly) so it seemed pretty cheap...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2010, 04:18:37 AM »
Yep same owners, and they plan on opening a branch of Main pizza on Touhy (at least thats what i heard...)

Interesting. Some people just dont know when to stop, huh? Maybe they are trying to pull a reversed "taboun move" by opening in chicago and then closing down the skokie branch. Although i dont see the point of that being that they get alot of business from the northern suburbs. They have to be crazy to think the chicago community can support two main pizza's.

(I thought i was the only crazy person up this late. I guess sleeping all day will do that to ya.)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2010, 04:20:00 AM »
WOW! Thats is kinda pricey... I never realized b/c i only got a six inch and there was a special so it was only $5 (if i remember correctly) so it seemed pretty cheap...

I love it how $5 is now a special for the 6 inch. I stopped going when they pulled the foot long special of $5. Its like the edys ice cream...charge the same price but give you smaller containers.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2010, 04:23:06 AM »
Interesting. Some people just dont know when to stop, huh? Maybe they are trying to pull a reversed "taboun move" by opening in chicago and then closing down the skokie branch. Although i dont see the point of that being that they get alot of business from the northern suburbs. They have to be crazy to think the chicago community can support two main pizza's.

(I thought i was the only crazy person up this late. I guess sleeping all day will do that to ya.)
I really dont know why they would open on touhy either! at least in skokie they sometimes get business from the semi-religious people from that area, but on touhy they are totally relying on the frum ppl for the business (and we dont seem to be too reliable lately :(

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2010, 04:27:44 AM »
I really dont know why they would open on touhy either! at least in skokie they sometimes get business from the semi-religious people from that area, but on touhy they are totally relying on the frum ppl for the business (and we dont seem to be too reliable lately :)

They are probably just trying to keep the building in use. I know there was an interesting story about what almost happened with that building before chop touhy opened. (i dont know if i should post the details here, but you can pm me for the details if you want).

Opening another main pizza is definitely a mistake. Although i did hear a rumor this week of someone from NYC opening a pizza shop here. Now some good pizza here in Chicago sounds like a nice idea!!!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2010, 04:30:54 AM »

Opening another main pizza is definitely a mistake. Although i did hear a rumor this week of someone from NYC opening a pizza shop here. Now some good pizza here in Chicago sounds like a nice idea!!!
I just heard that too!! I heard it was opening in skokie near bagel country?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2010, 04:32:07 AM »
Whats with that new place manghal? Is it any good? what type of food is it? (i think i heard indian..??)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2010, 04:43:38 AM »
Whats with that new place manghal? Is it any good? what type of food is it? (i think i heard indian..??)

Oh its closed i heard. A while ago. We went there when they first opened. It was ok...Very similar food to taboun.

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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2010, 04:46:16 AM »
Oh its closed i heard. A while ago. We went there when they first opened. It was ok...Very similar food to taboun.
NO WAY!!! Everything is closing!!! What's goin on with chi town??!!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2010, 04:48:27 AM »
I just heard that too!! I heard it was opening in skokie near bagel country?

Yep. Something like that...Hopefully it wont go the ways of Taami, Manghal, Danalis, good morgan, the first taboun, jerusalem pizza, Mi Tzu Yun, BB's Bagels, and if we go back further...Tu do, Bugsys, Ronnie's, falafel king, kasa hadassah, Dog on it, Sams bagels...I know im missing several. Those are just the ones that come to mind at 4 in the morning.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2010, 04:54:33 AM »
Yep. Something like that...Hopefully it wont go the ways of Taami, Manghal, Danalis, good morgan, the first taboun, jerusalem pizza, Mi Tzu Yun, BB's Bagels, and if we go back further...Tu do, Bugsys, Ronnie's, falafel king, kasa hadassah, Dog on it, Sams bagels...I know im missing several. Those are just the ones that come to mind at 4 in the morning.
wow you have a good memory for 4 AM lol

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2010, 05:16:37 AM »
Sammys bagels was great...
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2010, 10:40:28 AM »
Sammys bagels was great...

The best bagel store we ever had. New york bagels...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2010, 11:29:38 AM »
The best bagel store we ever had. New york bagels...
You can always come to Cleveland for some great NY bagels (perhaps even better than most NY bagels!)
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2010, 11:35:24 AM »
You can always come to Cleveland for some great NY bagels (perhaps even better than most NY bagels!)

 did you ever have any from the Bagel Hole on CIA (Coney Island Ave) by Ave K? BOILED the way they are suppose to be made!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2010, 11:37:11 AM »
 Its not that I like Kens Diner but I LOVE Rumanian and thats what Kens uses , if Kens stopped using Rumanian then no reason for me to hit Kens.