Armour Square, Chicago Places

Part of our Chicago travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Armour Square, including Lawrence's Fisheries, Scoops and Armour Square Park.
  • The best place in Armour Square Chicago: Lawrence's Fisheries

    Lawrence's Fisheries

    2120 S Canal St
    It's amazing that this place exists so close to downtown. It's fried fish heaven with frogs legs, $1.45 clam strips, fried oysters, scallops, and boiled shrimp. All that with views of the skyline, intriguing industrial and river bridge panoramas, and of a good sized hanging shark.
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  • Scoops


    608 W 31st St
    A deceptively old fashioned neighborhood ice cream parlor offering homemade ice cream in a non-old fashioned variety of flavors. They also happen to have free WiFi and homemade cannoli.
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  • Armour Square Park

    Armour Square Park

    3309 S Shields Ave
    M-F 9AM-10PM, Sa Su 9AM-5PM. A good place to play some baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, or take a dip in the pool. Occasional events include outdoor movie screenings.
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  • Ping Tom Memorial Park

    Ping Tom Memorial Park

    300 W 19th St
    A riverside park with a Chinese touch, including a riverside Chinese pavilion and a bamboo garden. On a clear day the park has nice southwest side views of the Chicago skyline. The park offers many summertime events from movie screenings to the very popular dragon boat races. Check the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce's website [1] for details.
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  • Lao Sze Chuan

    Lao Sze Chuan

    2172 S Archer Ave
    The best authentic Chinese food (Zagat Survey) ** One of the best (Chicago Tribune) ** The closest to Chinese home cooking (Chicago Magazine)
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  • Gio's Cafe & Deli

    Gio's Cafe & Deli

    2724 S Lowe Ave
    Some of Chicago's best Italian is hidden in a tiny checkerboard tablecloth deli, more resembling a grocery store than a restaurant, hidden further still in the residential streets of Bridgeport. It's also, as you might expect, a steal of a bargain. Delicious Italian pastas, chicken, and panini.
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  • HoyPoloi Gallery

    HoyPoloi Gallery

    2235 S. Wentworth
    Su-Th 11AM-8PM, F Sa 11AM-9PM. Probably Chicago's strangest upscale boutique with all sorts of interesting artwork and furnishings for interior decorators and gift shoppers.
    Armour Square food nearby
  • Grandstand

    600 W 35th St
    M-F noon-7PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM. A store with extensive inventory of sports memorabilia. A good place to pick up a reproduction Negro League jersey or rare baseball cards.
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  • Pui Tak

    2214 S Wentworth Ave
    A historical landmark building notable for its traditional Chinese architecture now houses a Christian community center.
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  • Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

    238 W 23rd St
    Th-F 9:30AM-1:30PM, Sa Su 10AM-5PM. Suggested donation: $1-2. A museum with exhibits on Chinese-American culture, history, and the community's contributions to American society. Long closed due to a fire, the museum has finally reopened 25 September 2010.
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  • Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute

    2145 S China Pl, 2F
    Offers an assortment of services and events, such as: neighborhood tours, film screenings, language instruction, and cooking classes.
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  • Lao Beijing

    Lao Beijing

    2138 S Archer Ave
    The best authentic Chinese food (Zagat Survey) ** One of the best (Chicago Tribune) ** The closest to Chinese home cooking (Chicago Magazine)
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  • Seven Treasures

    2312 S Wentworth Ave
    Su-Th 11AM-2AM, F Sa 11AM-2:30AM. $3.50-10. Seven Treasures has a huge, if uninteresting, interior and late hours, but the reason to come here is for Cantonese noodle soup. Anyone who has spent time in China, and hankers for the noodle soup they had there will not be disappointed. The Hong Kong-style barbecue menu is worthwhile.
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  • Pui Tak Center

    Pui Tak Center

    2216 S. Wentworth Avenue
    The Pui Tak Center, formerly known as the On Leong Merchants Association Building, is a building located in Chicago's Chinatown. Designed by architects Christian S. Michaelsen and Sigurd A. Rognstad, the building was built for the On Leong Merchants Association and opened in 1928. The Association used it as an immigrant assistance center, and the building was informally referred to as Chinatown's "city hall". In 1988, the FBI and Chicago Police raided the building as part of a racketeering investigation. The US federal government seized the building that same year.
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  • Cantonesia

    204 W Cermak Rd
    Su-Th 11:30AM-11PM, F-Su 11:30AM-midnight. $8-15. An 60-year-old establishment offering serving adequate Cantonese cuisine and much trumpeted Mai Tais. Stick to the noodle dishes and the hot and sour soup.
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  • U.S. Cellular Field

    U.S. Cellular Field

    333 W 35th St
    U.S. Cellular Field is a baseball park in Chicago, Illinois. Owned by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, it is the home of the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball's American League. The park opened for the 1991 season, after the White Sox had spent 81 years at the original Comiskey Park. The new park, completed at a cost of US$167 million, also opened with the Comiskey Park name, but became U.S. Cellular Field in 2003 after U.S. Cellular bought the naming rights at $68 million over 20 years. It hosted the MLB All-Star Game that same year. Many sportscasters and fans continue to use the name Comiskey Park. Prior to its demolition, the old Comiskey Park was the oldest in-use ballpark in Major League Baseball, a title now held by Fenway Park in Boston.
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  • Ken-Kee Restaurant

    2129 S China Pl
    One of the best bets in the Chinatown Marketplace with an extraordinarily long menu offering Cantonese preparations of virtually any creature or vegetable. It's hard to get a table on weekend nights.
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  • Phoenix

    2131 S Archer Ave
    Dim Sum: M-F 9AM-3PM, Sa Su 8AM-3PM; Dinner Su-Th 5PM-9:30PM, Sa Su 5PM-10:30PM. $18-30. The Phoenix is the gold standard in Chicago dim sum, and with good reason. It's the one of the three top dim sum establishments that actually has nice decor, which, naturally, you pay for. Unlike the other good dim sum options, Phoenix uses the ever-popular wheeled cart method of delivery. The one downside to Phoenix is that it is better known, and therefore a good deal more crowded (and expensive) than most Chinatown restaurants — it pays to arrive either early or late to avoid the crowd.
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  • Ricobene's


    252 W 26th St
    M-Th 11AM-midnight, F Sa 11AM-1:30AM, Su 11AM-11:30PM. $4-12. With one exception the food here is uninspired, but the atmosphere is extreme Bridgeport, and it's a great place to bring kids. The exception is the Italian breaded steak sandwich, yet another neighborhood "delicacy," which it does better than anyone. There's nothing subtle about it — a big ol' breaded steak on chewy Italian bread, optionally drenched in red sauce, plus cheese, and hot or sweet giardinera. Don't order the king size unless you like to view your meal as a challenge.
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  • Han 202

    Han 202

    605 W 31st St
    High class, trendy dining on the cheap! The ethnic makeup of this section of town might fool you, but "Asian Fusion" is about as unlikely as a Utah brewpub. Bridgeport is a decidedly non-trendy neighborhood. But the neighborhood's new Han 202 has taken off, and its chef's cooking has attracted favorable comparisons to some of the flashiest and most esteemed in the city. The rave reviews are no doubt reinforced by the extraordinary deal — $25 for a fixed price five-course meal, plus BYOB with no corkage fee.
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  • Joy Yee's Noodles

    Joy Yee's Noodles

    2139 S China Pl
  • Phoenix


    2131 S Archer Ave
  • Triple Crown Restaurant

    Triple Crown Restaurant

    2217 S Wentworth Ave
    Chicago Chinese Food, Triple Crown Restaurant offers Hong Kong cuisine in the heart of Chicago's Chinatown.
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  • Carbón


    300 W 26th St
  • Three Happiness

    Three Happiness

    209 W Cermak Rd
  • Croatian Fest - Velika Gospa

    Croatian Fest - Velika Gospa

    St. Jerome's Church2823 S Princeton Ave
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