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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


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

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

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 Tent (Brick oven?) New place 12/18. Pastas and sandwiches. Located next to Hungarian Kosher Supermarket 4020 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076

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 #60 on: August 15, 2010, 03:59:20 PM »
Eggs,pastas pizza...
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2010, 10:39:12 PM »
Sounds like nobody here is particularly big on Bagel Country...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2010, 11:48:41 PM »
Sounds like nobody here is particularly big on Bagel Country...
Bagel country is great for breakfast/lunch. It can be a bit pricey, but the food is good.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: September 01, 2010, 10:28:10 AM »
+1, I'm a big fan of bagel country.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2011, 11:20:18 AM »
Anyone try e.j's?

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« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2011, 11:23:29 AM »
Anyone try e.j's?
Excellent food! Finally a Chicago restaurant that i think will last.
Their pizza is really good.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2011, 01:18:06 PM »
+ 1 for Ej's great pizza shop.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2011, 03:43:31 PM »
After reading the thread a few questions for a Chi road trip:

1. Are there any cool things to do in a city close to Chicago (within 2 hours drive) -I think Milwaukee is driving distance...how far is detroit and is there anything there besides 8 mile?

2. Anyone know the hours of chi restraunts -anything decent that's open late?

3. Are any of the museams worth seeing and any discounts people know of (besides free days i found that already)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2011, 04:11:42 PM »
After reading the thread a few questions for a Chi road trip:

1. Are there any cool things to do in a city close to Chicago (within 2 hours drive) -I think Milwaukee is driving distance...how far is detroit and is there anything there besides 8 mile?

2. Anyone know the hours of chi restraunts -anything decent that's open late?

3. Are any of the museams worth seeing and any discounts people know of (besides free days i found that already)

4.
1) check out the sears tower, its pretty cool to look down from the 103rd floor, also check out the navy pier its a bit overpriced but its something to do
2)i don't think there is anything open late in Chicago, but i know that taboun is open after 9pm and that shallots "last seating" is 9 (btw shallots has very good food)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2011, 04:12:09 PM »
Anyone try e.j's?
best chicago pizza

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: August 04, 2011, 04:16:16 PM »
If you are coming from New York you will be shocked at how nothing is open late in Chicago. I tried to get pizza at like 730 and I went to a store and it was closed.

In terms of things to do:I bought the go card (google it)-it's a little bit expensive but it gets you into every attraction in the city (all the museums, sears towers, boat ride, navy pier rides, bus tours, and just about anything else). I really enjoy it because you wouldn't pay $25 to go on a boat ride, but after having paid for the card everything is free so you don't feel guilty about it. Same thing about a museum-$20 to go in for an hour is a little extreme, but you don't feel guilty and you can go in and out quickly because it's all included
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: August 04, 2011, 04:25:26 PM »
If you are coming from New York you will be shocked at how nothing is open late in Chicago. I tried to get pizza at like 730 and I went to a store and it was closed.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: August 04, 2011, 04:26:06 PM »
I don't think detroit is on the way, not much to do there anyway.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: August 04, 2011, 05:38:20 PM »
1) check out the sears tower, its pretty cool to look down from the 103rd floor, also check out the navy pier its a bit overpriced but its something to do
2)i don't think there is anything open late in Chicago, but i know that taboun is open after 9pm and that shallots "last seating" is 9 (btw shallots has very good food)

Shallots is actually open later usually. Not sure about during the 9 days, but i believe they are open until 11 pm.

best chicago pizza
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: August 04, 2011, 08:38:16 PM »
Thank you all....how far is shallets from city?