These spots are notorious for their painfully long wait times. Heck, It may take all day to get a table. But if you survive the agonizing process, it's sooo worth it.
Chicago's quintessential upscale Mex spot. Make your reservation weeks in advance (really!), sip a Topolo margarita, and order extra guac.
One of the most popular pizza spots in town, and it's not even Chicago-style! What the..? Gotta love the thin, slightly crisp crust and the not-too-cheesy finish. Great craft beer that's made in-house.
Aptly named Bliss Cakes will change your life. The fried egg sandwich does the trick if you don't have a sweet tooth.
There's a reason everyone and their mom is waiting for a table (and it's probably not b/c they dig the blaring Pantera). These burgers-in all their pretzel bunned, crazily topped glory-are the real deal. Ditto the mac & cheese.
Pack your patience and be ready to wait for a seat in this tiny shop. For your trouble, you'll be rewarded with the most delectable Neapolitan-style pizza in the city! Selection is small, but you can't go wrong. Don't forget to BYOB.
There's a reason you'll wait upwards of 2 hours for a table: The food is truly inspired, the BYOB policy is lovely, and the bathroom is unforgettable.
It's always hoppin' here, and for good reason. Grass-fed burgers are juicy and well-priced. I love the bison burger too. Shakes are a must! Expect to wait on weekends.