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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:

Public Transport options:

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 #2520 on: June 23, 2020, 11:20:45 AM »
Trying to decide between the JW, Gwen, and W Lakeshore for a 1 night stay this week, Anyone have any preferences?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2522 on: July 20, 2020, 08:49:37 AM »
anyone flew into Chicago recently? curious how they're handling the quarantine requirement if at all.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2523 on: July 20, 2020, 11:50:40 PM »
anyone flew into Chicago recently? curious how they're handling the quarantine requirement if at all.

I just flew into ORD and we did not have to fill out any paperwork.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2524 on: July 21, 2020, 10:10:27 AM »
I just flew into ORD and we did not have to fill out any paperwork.

so what changed with this quarantine or is the only point to scare away tourists?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2525 on: July 21, 2020, 10:28:29 AM »
so what changed with this quarantine or is the only point to scare away tourists?


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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2526 on: July 21, 2020, 12:05:17 PM »
so what changed with this quarantine or is the only point to scare away tourists?
If you can't quarantine for 14 days then stay out of the city.
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« Reply #2527 on: July 21, 2020, 12:32:39 PM »
If you can't quarantine for 14 days then stay out of the city.
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« Reply #2528 on: July 23, 2020, 06:11:12 PM »
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2529 on: July 26, 2020, 10:30:06 PM »
This is really a question of which flight I should take, but I think it belongs here.

We're looking to fly from PHL into Chicago on a Friday, stay through the following week, and fly back out on Sunday.

Is it worth taking a dirt-cheap Southwest flight, if it's to Midway?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2530 on: July 27, 2020, 08:46:25 AM »
This is really a question of which flight I should take, but I think it belongs here.

We're looking to fly from PHL into Chicago on a Friday, stay through the following week, and fly back out on Sunday.

Is it worth taking a dirt-cheap Southwest flight, if it's to Midway?
Also, does anyone know the Hertz rental car selection for Presidents' Circle?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2531 on: July 27, 2020, 09:50:17 AM »
This is really a question of which flight I should take, but I think it belongs here.

We're looking to fly from PHL into Chicago on a Friday, stay through the following week, and fly back out on Sunday.

Is it worth taking a dirt-cheap Southwest flight, if it's to Midway?
Also, does anyone know the Hertz rental car selection for Presidents' Circle?

TIA.

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« Reply #2532 on: July 27, 2020, 10:34:14 AM »
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2533 on: August 11, 2020, 11:53:58 AM »
flying into Ohare tomorrow for wedding in south bend.
any suggestions on hotel, minyan , and place to eat nearest the airport ?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2534 on: August 17, 2020, 09:43:02 AM »
Have a flight from ORD at 3:16 PM. How risky is it to leave WRP at about 1:45? Checking bags.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2535 on: August 17, 2020, 09:58:11 AM »
Have a flight from ORD at 3:16 PM. How risky is it to leave WRP at about 1:45? Checking bags.
You should be fine unless the lines by check in are crazy. You should be in the airport by 2:05-2:10 and you hace till 2:31 to check the bags.

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« Reply #2536 on: August 17, 2020, 09:58:50 AM »
Should be fine
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2537 on: August 17, 2020, 11:08:05 AM »
Have a flight from ORD at 3:16 PM. How risky is it to leave WRP at about 1:45? Checking bags.

u should be ok, but are cutting it very close as security line to get to gate can sometimes be quite slow.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2538 on: August 17, 2020, 12:00:24 PM »
u should be ok, but are cutting it very close as security line to get to gate can sometimes be quite slow.
shouldnt be a problem. ALso, if its bad  at one terminal, you can always use security at the other terminals (except 5).

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2539 on: August 17, 2020, 12:27:56 PM »
shouldnt be a problem. ALso, if its bad  at one terminal, you can always use security at the other terminals (except 5).
This may take longer than just waiting.
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