Chicago IL Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Chicago IL; our list of the best things to see, including Home Run Inn Pizzeria, Lula Cafe and Taquería Atotonilco.
  • The best place in Chicago IL: Home Run Inn Pizzeria

    Home Run Inn Pizzeria

    4254 W 31st St
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F 11AM-11:30PM, Sa noon-11:30PM, Su noon-10PM. $10-20. If you've spent much time in Chicago at all, you've probably run into Home Run Pizza, whether you passed by a franchise or just the frozen goods aisle of a grocery store. This is the original location. Many consider its crunchy Chicago-thin-crust pizza the best in the city.
    South Lawndale
  • Lula Cafe

    Lula Cafe

    2537 N Kedzie Blvd
    Su-M,W-Th 9AM-midnight, F-Sa 9AM-1AM, Tu closed. $16-30; Monday Night Farm Dinner $24 per person. A very popular neighborhood restaurant, serving an eclectic mix of new inventions and creatively remixed standards. Because of its popularity, lines can be really long on Friday and Saturday nights.
    South Lawndale
  • Taquería Atotonilco

    Taquería Atotonilco

    3916 W 26th St
    M-Th 8AM-2AM, F-Su 24 hours. $1.50-5. Tacos and tortas in a small, family run taquería. Also a good spot for fruit fanatics, as they offer fresh squeezed juices and licuados (milkshakes made with fresh fruit).
    South Lawndale
  • Bobak's Sausage Company

    Bobak's Sausage Company

    5275 S Archer Ave
    M-Sa 8AM-9PM, Su 8AM-7PM. $5/lb. of hot food. It's unclear whether the restaurant will ever re-open, but there are tables inside the store for people who like to enjoy sausage at the source, along with other Polish favorites.
    Archer Heights
  • Little Village Arts Fest

    2756 S Harding Ave
    Early October — see website for dates. Like the Pilsen Open Studios event in neighboring Pilsen, the annual Little Village Arts Fest opens the doors of the several art studios and participating businesses in the neighborhood for a weekend of browsing and community spirit.
    South Lawndale eat nearby
  • Logan Square Auditorium

    2359 N Kedzie Ave
    It's under-utilized on weeknights, but this ballroom-with-a-liquor-license hosts weekend rock shows and the occasional label showcase for mainstays of Chicago music like Thrill Jockey.
    North Lawndale restaurants nearby
  • Lindy's Chili

    2353 S Laramie
    Chicagoland's famous chili and ice cream since 1901. Franchise opportunities available.
  • Los Dos Laredos Restaurante

    3120 W 26th St
    M-Th 6AM-midnight, F-Su 24 hours. $10-18. A natural choice for dinner if you are in Little Village — you can't miss the brightly painted building under the Little Village Arch. A breakfast of chorizos and omelets will not disappoint. Later in the day try one of their signature massive grill combos. Live bands perform on Saturday nights.
    South Lawndale
  • Mi Tierra

    2528 S Kedzie Ave
    M-W 11AM-10PM, Th 11AM-11PM, F,Su 11AM-1AM, Sa 11AM-2AM. $7-15. Mi Tierra is an excellent Mexican restaurant that tends to get more gringo visitors than most establishments in über-Mexican Little Village. That's probably because the place is more fun for its very colorful and friendly atmosphere than for the food, which while very good, is occasionally outclassed by some of the less inviting restaurants nearby. The parillada, an on-table grill piled high with grilled and marinated meats, is the specialty.
    North Lawndale
  • Taquería Los Comales

    3141 W 26th St
    M-Th 7:30AM-3AM, F,Su 7:30AM-5AM, Sa 7:30AM-6AM. $1.50-8. The original Los Comales is a big, family-friendly, cafeteria-style eatery with a take-out counter and even a drive-through window. Skip the combo platters in favor of the authentic, cilantro-drenched tacos. If your taco experiences have been limited to gringo chains, the ones here will leave you weak in the knees with pleasure. The "Al Pastor" pork taco is the local specialty, but all options are great. Wash your meal down with a glass of horchata and all will be right with the world.
    South Lawndale
  • Szalas Restaurant

    Szalas Restaurant

    5214 S Archer Ave
    noon-11PM daily, bar until 2AM on F-Su. $10-30. The name means "chalet" in Polish, and that's how the restaurant is designed; not a random quirk, though, because they serve food specific to the Polish highlands. To get in, you'll need to pull the rope over the door to ring the bell. The food's delicious, but plan to hibernate after wading through a hearty meal.
    Archer Heights
  • Bobak's Sausage Company

    Bobak's Sausage Company

    5275 S Archer Ave
    A Chicago tradition since 1967
    Archer Heights
  • Lou Malnati's

    Lou Malnati's

    3859 W Ogden Ave
    M-Th 11AM-9PM, F-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su 12:30-4PM. $8-22. Top notch deep dish pizza in Lawndale. Stick to the pizza — the other dishes are sub-par. It's actually the first sit-down restaurant in the neighborhood, staffed by mostly volunteers, & proceeds go to the local community center — eat your pizza for the children!
    North Lawndale
  • Midway Park Ride & Fly

    5200 W 47th St
  • Skylark


    5435 S Cicero Ave
  • The Depot Diner

    The Depot Diner

    5840 W Roosevelt Rd
  • La Catedral Cafe & Restaurant

    La Catedral Cafe & Restaurant

    2500 S Christiana Ave
    ENGLISH Our Mexican coffee house-restaurant offers a variety of different, non-traditional coffee and ice cream flavors. We also have an extensive menu of European inspired Mexican dishes that include options like paninis, salads and all-day breakfast. La Catedral, is a name inspired by the cathedral in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, which is also reflected in the establishment's logo. The interi
    North Lawndale
  • Home Run Inn

    4254 W 31st St
  • Taquerias Atotonilco

    3916 W 26th St
  • Falco's Pizza

    2806 W 40th St
  • Danny's Pizza Place

    6021 S Archer Ave
  • Villa Rosa Pizza

    5786 S Archer Ave
  • Paco's


    5141 S Kedzie
    Gage Park
  • Birrieria Zaragoza

    Birrieria Zaragoza

    4852 S Pulaski Rd
  • La Haciendita Restaurant

    5153 S Kedzie Ave
  • Cocula Restaurant

    5241 S Pulaski Rd
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