My Chicago Favourites – Places to Eat

My Chicago Favourites – Places to Eat

From Michelin rated restaurants to the infamous deep-dish pizza – Chicago boasts some of the best restaurants in the country. Here are some of my favourites!


Wildberry Pancakes & Café

196 East Pearson Street, Chicago/ 130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago

Favourite amongst locals for brunch – Wildberry Café offers mouth watering pancakes, Belgian waffles and crepes! The stylish diner also serves skillets, omelettes and speciality eggs Benedict. My favourite would have to be the Wild Mushroom Omelette, the Banana Pecan Belgian Waffle and Creamy Nutella Wild Pan Crepes! The portion size is incredible and it’s best to go on the early side of brunch to avoid long queues!


Riva Crabhouse

700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago – Navy Pier

Specializing in seafood, Riva Crabhouse is an upmarket restaurant with views from the Navy Pier. The Seafood Feast consisting of Maine lobster, shrimp and king crab was my favourite – definitely worth the price! The White Chocolate Crème Brulee is the perfect dessert to compliment the Seafood Feast. The restaurant is two storeys; a late lunch on the upper storey, with a glass of wine is the perfect way to wind down with amazing views of the city and Lake Michigan.


661 West Walnut Street, Chicago

This unlikely 2 Michelin star restaurant is located in a warehouse, down an alley! Oriole offers a tasting menu (set menu with wine pairing), reservations are hard to get as the wait list is a long one since the restaurant seats about 25 people. If you really want an executive experience – make a reservation before your trip to Chicago to check their availability. The sommelier has already paired wines, cocktails as well as sake to accompany the menu.  The food is impeccable to the palate so I can’t choose favourites.



130 East Randolph Street, Chicago – various locations.

If you’re after Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza, Giordano’s is a must try! Their pizzas are huge, and filling – stacked with toppings/fillings and cheese and cooked to perfection! Giordano’s has been around since the 1970s in Chicago, bringing their authentic recipes from Italy. The Super-Veggie Deep Dish pizza is delicious; you really don’t notice there’s no meat. Their starter – Tomato Bruschetta is also my favourite!


Where’s your favourite places to eat in Chicago?


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7 thoughts on “My Chicago Favourites – Places to Eat

  1. Riva Crabhouse looks amaaaaazing. We love our seafood so when we visit Chicago we’ll have to treat ourselves to a meal there.
    It would also be super cool to visit a Michelin star restaurant inside a warehouse! Some great foodie inspiration here 🙂

  2. We are in Chicago often but we’ve never tried any of these places! I will have to write them down and check them out next time we are in town- they look delicious!!!!

  3. Chicago is one of my favorite food cities! I like Giordano’s but I think Pequod’s has my favorite pizza. I haven’t tried Wildberry yet but I’ve heard good things – we were going to go on our last visit to the city but the lines were too long! I always have to make a stop at Portillo’s too. I know it’s a chain but I love those chocolate cake shakes!

  4. Seafood is everything to me as a Bostonian and a carribean raised girl. I have to go to Chicago and eat everything. I find myself only doing the typical pizza and delis but this is INCREDIBLE!

  5. I’ve only been to Chicago once and spent the two days there eating deep dish pizza and Garrett’s popcorn. I need to expand my eating horizon on the next visit. Would love to try Riva Crabhouse for the fresh seafood. The seafood feast sounds delicious!

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