Kenwood, Chicago Places

Part of our Chicago travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Kenwood, including Hyde Park Art Center, Room 43 and KAMII.
  • The best place in Kenwood Chicago: Hyde Park Art Center

    Hyde Park Art Center

    5020 S Cornell Ave
    M-Th 10AM-8PM, F Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. The oldest alternative art venue in the city is dedicated to the visual arts, usually has several contemporary exhibits running at any given time, and frequent events like artist talks, poetry readings, and music performances.
    Kenwood food nearby
  • Room 43

    Room 43

    1043 E 43rd St
    Cover: $10, $5 w/ student ID. The Hyde Park Jazz Society's Sunday Jazz has moved north out of Hyde Park to a little known bar/venue, which is a small, more intimate space. The performances are going strong, and the laid back Hyde Park crowd makes for great company. Drinks and food are served throughout the performances.

    5039 S Greenwood Ave
    It looks like a Byzantine style mosque, but that minaret is actually a smokestack for this synagogue. The building was built in 1924 for the reform Isaiah Israel congregation, which later merged with Chicago's oldest Jewish congregation, Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv (KAM), which in turn moved out of its massive temple on Drexel Avenue. The interior is marvelously elaborate. There are stained-glass depictions of humans, which is very unusual for a synagogue, and the walls appears to be made out of ancient stone -- but they're actually just plaster!
    Kenwood restaurants nearby
  • Operation Push HQ

    930 E 50th St
    The enormous classical revival building at 50th & Drexel is the national headquarters of the Reverend Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH organization. The building's façade might lead you to expect a Lincoln-sized statue of the reverend inside, but this was actually a Jewish synagogue founded in 1932 by the aforementioned KAM.
    Kenwood food nearby
  • Masjid Al-Faatir

    1200 E 47th St
    Masjid Al-Faatir is the largest of Chicago's Mosques. Founded by Boxing World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali and his manager Jabir Herbert Muhammad (son of Elijah Muhammad) in 1987. It was later renovated with the help of the Late President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan.
    Kenwood eat nearby
  • Original Pancake House

    1358 E 47th St
    M-F 7AM-3PM, Sa Su 7AM-5PM. $5-10. Often called the best pancake house in Chicago, vindicated by the ostentatiously long line on weekends. An exhaustive pancake menu and delightful service. As you would expect, though, it is extremely crowded, and on weekends you will be packed in with strangers like sardines.
  • Original Pancake House

    Original Pancake House

    1358 E 47th St
    America's finest Pancake House with over 100 franchises throughout the US, is a family oriented breakfast restaurant. Signature items include the Apple Pancake, Dutch Baby, Vegetarian Omelet, Banana and Cherry Crepes, Corned Beef Hash, and the Strawberry Waffle.
  • Fung's Chop Suey

    Fung's Chop Suey

    1400 E 47th St
  • Ramada Chicago-Lake Shore Drive

    4900 S Lake Shore Dr.
  • Shark's Fish & Chicken

    5048 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • Italian Fiesta Pizzeria

    Italian Fiesta Pizzeria

    1400 E 47th St
  • Zaleski & Horvath Marketcafe

    Zaleski & Horvath Marketcafe

    1126 E 47th St
  • J & J Fish

    J & J Fish

    1400 E 47th St
  • Ramada Inn Lake Shore Cafe and Lounge

    4900 S Lake Shore Dr
  • Uncle Joe's Tropical Dining

    1461 East Hyde Park Blvd
  • Domino's Pizza

    1453 E Hyde Park Blvd
    Domino's Pizza lets you browse coupons and order online - try the all new hand tossed crust, robust sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.
    Hyde Park
  • Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe

    Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe

    1126 E 47th St
  • Hidden Pearl Cafe

    1060 E 47th St
  • Hong Kong Delight Restaurant

    5044 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen

    818 E 47th St
    Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen shows off its New Orleans heritage with authentic spicy chicken, chicken tenders, seafood and signature sides like red beans and rice
  • Derise Asian Cuisine

    920 E 47th St
  • Golden Fish

    4457 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • Baldinos Italian Subs

    1465 E Hyde Park Blvd
  • Subway

    5040 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • Harold's Chicken

    4355 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • Flair Fast Food

    1019 E 43rd St
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