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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 #2600 on: June 27, 2021, 06:59:14 PM »
Is there any place in Chicago where I can get travel meals? Like a meal with a side in a travel box?

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Re: Travel to Chicago next week
« Reply #2601 on: July 03, 2021, 10:16:31 PM »
Going to Chicago next week. Any recommendations  and/or must see sights, activities and eateries? First trip since Covid

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Re: Re: Travel to Chicago next week
« Reply #2602 on: July 05, 2021, 04:10:26 PM »
from chicago here. it is a great place, you can see the free lincoln park zoo that is only about 5 miles from downtown., we have field, shedd aquareum museim. two great museums we go every few months. the mellinum park is a fun place to hang out during the day. The lake/beach is fun. Just becareful with your belongings with you. Don't carry phones, wallets in your hand. Use a backpack or shoulder bag to carry your stuffs when walking around. Don't rent a car if you visiting just the city. Pardon my spelling mistakes!
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2603 on: July 05, 2021, 04:56:21 PM »
Any hotels near the Jewish community?
the jewish community is in Rogers park. northside and not far from Evanston and skokie where there are few chain hotels

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2604 on: July 05, 2021, 04:59:19 PM »
Anyone living in Chicago? Is the above area considered safe?
It is safe if you are careful and mindful of your belongings. Don't rent a car to visit the city. Carry your belongings in a backpack or shoulder. Walk on well lit area and not under the bridges or overpasses in the evening or night.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2605 on: July 26, 2021, 01:33:47 PM »
A bit far out, but does anyone know if Shallots is open regularly on Chanuka?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2606 on: August 02, 2021, 01:38:45 PM »
Any frum car services?

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« Reply #2608 on: August 02, 2021, 07:04:09 PM »
I'm going out to milts, Don't trip over yourself running out to join me

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I'm going out to milts, Don't trip over yourself running out to join me
When?
You're so far up Trump's a** you can see Giuliani's feet.  HT Baruch

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2611 on: August 02, 2021, 08:05:28 PM »
I'll be there in 5 minutes

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« Reply #2612 on: August 02, 2021, 08:16:01 PM »
I'm sitting outside next to the painting of who I assume is milt

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2613 on: August 02, 2021, 08:47:20 PM »
I'm sitting outside next to the painting of who I assume is milt
Then you must be the perplexed
Monkeys don't fly unless you put them on airplanes

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2614 on: August 02, 2021, 09:15:06 PM »
Then you must be the perplexed

I was but then I had the burger 😅 which was great but the chicken tenders were meh. Beer list lame.

It would have been cool if I could have gotten my Virgo at the hotel I'm staying at They have an incredible rooftop bar

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2615 on: August 02, 2021, 09:15:38 PM »
Chicago athletic association is one of Hyatt's most awesome properties.


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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2616 on: August 02, 2021, 09:58:38 PM »
This minute
Maybe a little heads up next time?
You're so far up Trump's a** you can see Giuliani's feet.  HT Baruch

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« Reply #2617 on: August 03, 2021, 12:14:12 PM »
Maybe a little heads up next time?

Sorry I was beyond tired yesterday 😞  sucked because I skipped early Europe art at AIC, wanted to see the Titans and Rembrandt.

Why are there so many options on UberEATS as kosher that are clearly trayf?!?

@CountValentine  come to Chicago athletic association, I'll buy you a beer, here till 4.

I have a $40 beverage credit to burn anyways. Cindy's on rooftop not open Tuesday, went yesterday, coolest spot in Chicago.

But the second floor game room bar is open and really cool.


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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2618 on: August 03, 2021, 02:35:14 PM »
Any kosher options near millennium park? I'm flying out of Midway and I don't see the point of going north

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2619 on: August 03, 2021, 04:25:44 PM »
Chicago people on DDF officially suck