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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 #2580 on: May 14, 2021, 12:48:03 AM »
Any ideas for 1st and 2nd date in Chicago? Any lobbies open with no mask? Tia
I can't answer the mask part, but there are a number of nice lobbies. The Ritz, the Drake, the John Hancock, the Trump Tower. Perhaps the botanical gardens would be good, and being outdoors, perhaps mask free.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2581 on: May 22, 2021, 10:24:52 PM »
I can't answer the mask part, but there are a number of nice lobbies. The Ritz, the Drake, the John Hancock, the Trump Tower. Perhaps the botanical gardens would be good, and being outdoors, perhaps mask free.
any options not downtown?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2582 on: May 22, 2021, 10:56:11 PM »
any options not downtown?
The orrington hotel in evanston, or the double tree in Skokie?
I haven't been to either, but IIRC my friends went on dates there and both have bars/lounges

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2583 on: May 22, 2021, 11:22:57 PM »
The orrington hotel in evanston, or the double tree in Skokie?
I haven't been to either, but IIRC my friends went on dates there and both have bars/lounges
how long ago?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2584 on: June 01, 2021, 07:54:13 PM »
Any hotels near the Jewish community?

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« Reply #2585 on: June 01, 2021, 08:13:09 PM »
Any hotels near the Jewish community?
Skokie eruv map includes a Hilton Doubletree

And there's a whole bunch of hotels near the shuls in Deerfield but no eruv
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« Reply #2586 on: June 01, 2021, 08:13:55 PM »
Skokie eruv map includes a Hilton Doubletree

And there's a whole bunch of hotels near the shuls in Deerfield but no eruv
does not need to be in the eruv, just not a long drive

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« Reply #2587 on: June 01, 2021, 08:25:28 PM »
Skokie eruv map includes a Hilton Doubletree

And there's a whole bunch of hotels near the shuls in Deerfield but no eruv
there's a four points Sheraton in the BG eruv

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« Reply #2588 on: June 01, 2021, 08:36:01 PM »
there's a four points Sheraton in the BG eruv
does not need to be in the eruv, just not a long drive

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« Reply #2589 on: June 01, 2021, 08:43:28 PM »

In that case just take your pick of hotels and search for shuls nearby or vice-versa
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2590 on: June 01, 2021, 08:48:41 PM »
Is Milt's open?
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« Reply #2591 on: June 01, 2021, 08:51:19 PM »
In that case just take your pick of hotels and search for shuls nearby or vice-versa
what hotels are nearby? I don't know the area

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« Reply #2593 on: June 01, 2021, 08:55:40 PM »
When we going?  :)
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Was booked to come for Indians/Cubs game until Amazon decided to make Prime Day then ::)
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« Reply #2595 on: June 01, 2021, 09:09:24 PM »
what hotels are nearby? I don't know the area
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« Reply #2596 on: June 01, 2021, 09:20:58 PM »
Was booked to come for Indians/Cubs game until Amazon decided to make Prime Day then ::)
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« Reply #2597 on: June 01, 2021, 09:27:39 PM »
Was booked to come for Indians/Cubs game until Amazon decided to make Prime Day then ::)
The last time Prime Day had actual good deals was also roughly the same year the Indians won a championship.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2599 on: June 11, 2021, 12:30:41 AM »
any minyanim in downtown?