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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 #80 on: August 29, 2011, 08:43:15 PM »
Not much in terms of restaurants in STL...i think Kohns is the only place and hardly a restaurant.

IMHO- Door county, WI is the way to go(not that far away)...bring your own food though...no restaurants for miles
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2011, 09:35:20 PM »

St. Louis....sounds intriguing...I'll look into it. With regard to Cleveland, I'll admit I haven't done all there is to do certainly in regard to the food department...hey, if two relaxing days can be had there - suggest some options and I'll be there!

Thanks!

PS If you're desperate, I can bring you some Salmon Pasta w/ Fries from Fish Grill while I'm at. :)
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2011, 01:57:00 AM »
best chicago pizza
Chalavi best pizza in town in my opinion...
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2011, 02:05:53 AM »
Chalavi best pizza in town in my opinion...

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How are you? The forums haven't been governed for some time now... ;)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: November 07, 2011, 02:07:41 PM »
sandwich club is the #1 place....kens is done
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: March 05, 2012, 02:49:58 PM »
Shallots still the go to place for a nice meal in Chicago?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: March 06, 2012, 12:51:05 PM »
Shallots still the go to place for a nice meal in Chicago?
yes

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: June 12, 2012, 11:09:06 PM »
gonna be in chicago for one day later this week, staying downtown is it worth renting a car (means I have to find parking) or is public transport good enough..

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: June 12, 2012, 11:15:17 PM »
gonna be in chicago for one day later this week, staying downtown is it worth renting a car (means I have to find parking) or is public transport good enough..
depends where you plan on going. public transit is pretty good, but wont get you everywhere.

most of downtown you have to have a permit to park, or pay to park in a lot

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: June 12, 2012, 11:16:35 PM »
depends where you plan on going. public transit is pretty good, but wont get you everywhere.

most of downtown you have to have a permit to park, or pay to park in a lot

I need to get from airport to Intercontinental (magnificent Mile) and have a wedding in airport hilton I think. dont really need to go anywhere else.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: June 12, 2012, 11:21:09 PM »
I need to get from airport to Intercontinental (magnificent Mile) and have a wedding in airport hilton I think. dont really need to go anywhere else.
I assume you mean from ORD. There are trains from the airport. use google maps and see what you can get.
this is the website for the CTA you can get a map etc http://www.transitchicago.com/

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2012, 11:24:52 PM »
Chicago DO?
Dan you coming?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: June 12, 2012, 11:25:41 PM »
I assume you mean from ORD. There are trains from the airport. use google maps and see what you can get.
this is the website for the CTA you can get a map etc http://www.transitchicago.com/
yup ORD, thanks seems the blue line gets me into downton. Is there any kosher food in the downtown area?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: June 12, 2012, 11:27:46 PM »
yup ORD, thanks seems the blue line gets me into downton. Is there any kosher food in the downtown area?
Metro Club- Open for lunch
Kotel Kosher is a new place that opened recently and has sammiches.

Never had either though

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: June 12, 2012, 11:27:58 PM »
Chicago DO?
Dan you coming?
Im coming with 2 other not so active DDF members, If anyone wants, Im down to host a "Intercontinental mini bar party" :)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: June 12, 2012, 11:29:26 PM »
Im coming with 2 other not so active DDF members, If anyone wants, Im down to host a "Intercontinental mini bar party" :)
lol...will they refill it for us as needed? Im assuming you are a Royal ambassador?

When will you be in town?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: June 12, 2012, 11:31:24 PM »
lol...will they refill it for us as needed? Im assuming you are a Royal ambassador?

When will you be in town?
I wish they will refill maybe once per day if you drive them crazy maybe twice. Yes I am .. I will be in town thursday 6/14-6/15

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: June 13, 2012, 11:33:16 AM »
Theres a restaurant in Skokie called "Sandwich Club" who will deliver downtown for a fee. Buffalo Chicken Wrap.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: June 14, 2012, 12:29:37 AM »
Anybody know (or at least have an opinion on :) ) the best route through Chicago in morning rush hour traffic?

Coming from Indiana going either to Skokie / West Rogers Park area or possibly straight through to Milwaukee.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: June 14, 2012, 11:05:10 PM »
Anybody know (or at least have an opinion on :) ) the best route through Chicago in morning rush hour traffic?

Coming from Indiana going either to Skokie / West Rogers Park area or possibly straight through to Milwaukee.

Best bet would be to listen to the traffic reports, 90/94 could be clear on any given day.  I would stick with Lake Shore Drive, but make sure you know how to navigate once you get off.