South Shore, Chicago Places

Part of our Chicago travel guide; our list of the best things to see in South Shore, including ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Moo & Oink and South Shore Cultural Center.
  • The best place in South Shore Chicago: 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 food nearby
  • Moo & Oink

    Moo & Oink

    7158 S Stony Island Ave
    M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa 8AM-7PM, Su 8AM-6PM. The legendary Grocery Store/Butcher Shop made famous for its catchy jingle and dancing cow and pig duo seen in local commercials.
    South Shore
  • South Shore Cultural Center

    South Shore Cultural Center

    7059 S South Shore Dr
    Su-F 9AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-5PM. An enormous South Side landmark, which once served as the private golf clubhouse — closed to African-Americans. Times have changed. The country club went bankrupt, and the golf course and tremendous building were bought by the Chicago Park District, and then converted into a beautiful and extravagant community center with large chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows. The SSCC hosts plays, live music, and dance performances. It's no stranger to fame, having hosted the wedding receptions of countless South Side notables, including the Obamas; the exterior also served as the "Palace Hotel Ballroom" for the Blues Brothers' big gig.
    South Shore restaurants nearby
  • South Shore Country Club

    7059 S Shore Dr
    Sunrise-sunset. Weekdays $11, Weekends $12.50. Nine holes of golf maintained (somewhat) by the Chicago Park Administration. Great skyline views over Lake Michigan from the course.
    South Shore food nearby
  • Seashell Fish & Chicken

    Seashell Fish & Chicken

    7131 S Jeffery Blvd
    Seashell RestaurantsHome of the 2 for $7 deal. Where you and a friend can enjoy freshed cooked food for only $7.
    South Shore
  • The Parrot Cage

    7059 S Shore Dr
    W-Sa reservations accepted 5:30PM-8:30PM, brunch Su 11AM-3PM. $16-25. An upscale restaurant at the South Shore Cultural Center that offers fine seasonal American cuisine at impressively low prices, nice views of Lake Michigan, and is a great excuse to come admire the SSCC.
    South Shore
  • Give Me Some Sugah

    2234 E 71st St
    M 3:30PM-7:30PM, Tu-Sa 10AM-7:30PM. $1.50-6. A wonderful South Shore bakery, where everything is made from scratch (the high prices reflect this).
    South Shore
  • Club Escape

    1530 E 75th St
    Su-F 5PM-2AM, Sa 5PM-3AM. South Side gay bars are rare creatures. This is a very laid back and exceptionally welcoming bar/lounge frequented mostly by men and women in their 30s and 40s, dancing mostly to soul, house, and smooth jazz.
    South Shore
  • Italian Fiesta Pizzeria

    1919 E 71st St
  • That's a Burger

    2134 E 71st St
  • Harold's Chicken Shack

    Harold's Chicken Shack

    7348 S Stony Island Ave
  • House of Bing

    6930 S South Shore Dr
  • Margarita's Pizzeria

    2705 E 79th St
  • 1 Chop Suey

    7342 S Stony Island Ave
  • Parrot Cage

    7059 S South Shore Dr
  • Ming Chop Suey

    7114 S Yates Blvd
  • See Thru Chinese Kitchen

    7613 S Jeffery Blvd
  • A P Deli

    2025 E 75th St
  • Harold's Chicken Shacks

    2142 E 71st St
  • Kennedy Fish & Chicken

    2425 E 72nd St
  • Harold's Chicken Shack

    2210 E 71st St
  • White Castle

    1550 E 79th St
    It’s what you crave. It’s the home of the Slider.
    Avalon Park
  • Jeffrey Submarine

    2020 E 71st St
  • Soul Express

    2236 E 71st St
  • Honey's Fish & Chicken

    7114 S Yates Blvd
  • J & J Fish

    7003 S Stony Island Ave
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