Grand Crossing, Chicago Places

Part of our Chicago travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Grand Crossing, including Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, ETA Creative Arts Foundation and Cafe Trinidad.
  • The best place in Grand Crossing Chicago: Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

    Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

    6800 S Wentworth Ave
    Check website for performance times. Muntu is an innovative and highly acclaimed Chicago dance company, which performs energetic interpretations of African and African-American dances and music. This location, their headquarters, is comprised of offices and a stage, although they regularly travel around Chicago's performance venues.
    Englewood food nearby
  • ETA Creative Arts Foundation

    ETA Creative Arts Foundation

    7558 S South Chicago Ave
    Box office M-W 10AM-6PM, Th-Su 10AM-10PM, ETA Gallery M-W 11AM-6PM, Th F 11AM-10PM, Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 2PM-10PM. Main stage $25. A community center housing one top-notch African-American theater company, which puts on an extraordinary number of plays, nearly all of them world premieres. The theater itself is very nice and the community center includes two art galleries featuring mostly local African-American artists. Live music on Music Mondays (second Monday of the month).
    Grand Crossing eat nearby
  • Cafe Trinidad

    Cafe Trinidad

    557 E 75th St
    Trinidadian food is unique in that it contains influences from several different countries, and therefore can't just be categorized as "Caribbean" or "Jamaican" cuisine.
    Grand Crossing
  • Daley's Restaurant

    809 E 63rd St
    Huh? Daley worship in Woodlawn? No, that couldn't be and it isn't. Built by one John Daley, Chicago's oldest eatery has served as Woodlawn's neighborhood restaurant for about 120 years! As the Irish fled to the suburbs, the menu shifted towards offering nothing but the soulest soul food around (the breakfast is a particular draw — wonderful french toast). Owing to the housing projects just north, the area around this Green Line stop is on the rough side, but Daley's will treat you to a strong dose of delicious food and friendly service with nice atmosphere.
    Grand Crossing
  • Yassa African Restaurant

    Yassa African Restaurant

    716 E 79th St
    Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM. $9-12. An authentic Senegalese Restaurant, which has made quite a name for itself (having been featured on the popular foodie TV show "Check Please"). But it remains a low-key, friendly hub for Chicago's Senegalese community. Don't miss the W,F dinner special: cow foot?!
    Grand Crossing
  • Wings around the World

    510 E 75th St
    M Tu 2PM-midnight, W noon-2AM, Th F noon-4:30AM, Sa noon-5AM, Su noon-7PM. $7-20. Wings are the specialty, and they come in several flavors per nation: Canadian maple, Jamaican honey jerk, U.S. buffalo style, Japanese kamikaze, Greek lemon-garlic, etc. The sauces are rant & rave worthy and there's enough diversity to make a large order very worth it — if you're feeling splurgy, try an order of 1000 wings for $450 (call that one in first). All food is cooked to order, and the wings are big, juicy, & meaty. A note about that spicy kamikaze sauce is in order, though, it's aptly named.
    Grand Crossing
  • Soul Vegetarian East Restaurant

    205 E 75th St
    M-Th 7AM-10PM, F 7AM-11PM, Sa 8AM-11PM, Su 8AM-9PM. $8-14. This is at once one of the best vegetarian and the best soul food restaurants in town. Occasional events range from spoken word to hip hop DJs.
    Grand Crossing
  • Lee's Unleaded Blues

    7401 S South Chicago Ave
    T-F 8PM-2AM, Sa Su 8PM-3AM, M noon-2AM. $5 cover, two-drink minimum. Lee's is one of the best reasons to visit the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood as it is a fabulous South Side blues club — definitely one of the best in Chicago. On top of that, this is one of the safer sections of the district and there's a Metra stop one block away. Blue Mondays feature a monster jam session from noon until 2AM. Be careful with the drink orders, as the club does serve a few very expensive brews.
    Grand Crossing
  • Fred & Jack's

    241 W 76th St
  • Quench

    510 E 75th St
  • Soul Vegetarian East

    Soul Vegetarian East

    205 E 75th St
  • Uncle John's Barbecue

    337 E 69th St
  • Yassa African Restaurant

    716 E 79th St
  • Lem's

    311 E 75th St
  • Brown Sugar Bakery

    328 E 75th St
  • Josepine's Hard Time Dining

    Josepine's Hard Time Dining

    436 E 79th St
  • Wings Around the World

    510 E 75th St
  • Barbara Ann's BBQ

    7617 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • Turkey Burger Grill

    Turkey Burger Grill

    130 East 79th Street
  • Daley's Restaurant

    809 E 63rd St
  • Lem's Bar-B-Q House

    311 E 75th St
  • Harold's Chicken Shack #2

    6419 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • Izola's Restaurant

    522 E 79th St
  • Taurus Sandwiches

    6437 1/2 S King Dr
  • Daddy O Jerkpit

    7518 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • J B One

    6359 S Cottage Grove Ave
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