Best American Restaurants in South Suburbs

Dancing MarlinDancing Marlin
(1435)
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American | Frankfort, South Suburbs
Hooters Oak LawnHooters Oak Lawn
(43)
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American | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
Fox's Restaurant and Pub - Oak LawnFox's Restaurant and Pub - Oak Lawn
(173)
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American | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - OaklawnTGI FRIDAYS - Oaklawn
(58)
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American | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
ikram cafeikram cafe
(201)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4843)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(129)
$$$$
American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2792)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2866)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3505)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1133)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(176)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1219)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(639)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4591)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in South Suburbs

Francesca's FortunatoFrancesca's Fortunato
(1276)
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Italian | Frankfort, South Suburbs
Francesca's on 95thFrancesca's on 95th
(970)
$$$$
Italian | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
Palermo's 95th Fine Italian CuisinePalermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine
(692)
$$$$
Italian | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
Bella MiaBella Mia
(802)
$$$$
Italian | Midlothian, South Suburbs
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(451)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9470)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(584)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2602)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1677)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(106)
$$$$
Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1432)
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1038)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3351)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1798)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(423)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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goosefootgoosefoot
680
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
738
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9052
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1458
$$$$
Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
50
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
938
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
941
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
410
$$$$
Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2555
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
806
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Polynesian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Chicago

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Sushi SanSushi San
297
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1553
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
474
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
545
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
723
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5776
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1704
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9470
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1470
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2866
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4164
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4151
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2157
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
639
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3505
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
547
$$$$
Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
980
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
117
$$$$
Basque | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1871
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
697
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

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BlackbirdBlackbird
4164
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1871
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5776
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1704
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
Sushi SanSushi San
297
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3237
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
342
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2157
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1470
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
545
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
941
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
117
$$$$
Basque | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
222
$$$$
Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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BokaBoka
4151
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3426
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11220
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7329
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3876
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4843
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9462
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4591
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4177
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1201
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore South Suburbs restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in South Suburbs

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
416 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Great food! Great drinks! Great service! More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1453 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

This place is an outstanding find. I've been going there several years. It seems to get better each time I go. Took my sister for her birthday, on Oct 20th, she is from NY and said it is as good as any hot NY spot. Great food and Service. More

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EdenEden
462 reviews
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago

Well thought out menu. Empanada's were amazing. Duck was really good. Ribeye was solid. More

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The Franklin RoomThe Franklin Room
583 reviews
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Everything was so perfect, I don't know where to start. Great food, atmosphere, drinks, service. This is my new favorite. More

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RM Champagne SalonRM Champagne Salon
692 reviews
$$$$
French American | West Loop, Chicago

Lovely spot, friendly knowledgeable service, fantastic drink selection! Good times! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

South Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Bella Mia1. Bella Mia
802 reviews
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Italian | Midlothian, South Suburbs

Always great food and service. The management team pays special attention to you personally. More

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Home Run Inn Pizza - Archer Avenue2. Home Run Inn Pizza - Archer Avenue
72 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Midway, South Suburbs

Our party of 6 adults and one child enjoyed a wonderful pizza lunch. The appetizers we ordered arrived very soon after we ordered. They were great -crispy super fries and perfect mozzarella sticks. Our pizzas arrived soon after we ate the appetizers. It was nice and hot. The waiter was attentive and kept our drinks filled. The bill arrived promptly when I asked for it. Our family will definitely return! More

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Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank3. Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank
738 reviews
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Barbecue | Burbank, South Suburbs

We have been frequenting Chucks for many years now. Especially for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. At least a couple of times a month. This is the first Sunday I would have to say the food was not up to par. I order cheese crepes with banana fosters topping. They came without the topping. My daughter got the banana fosters pan perdue toast and the bananas were not even cooked. She also order the Cafe de Olla coffee and it was horrible. Our waitress even went and got her a new one and it was not any better. She says she doesn't want to go there for breakfast anymore. Our waitress was great, it was just the food that is not up to par now. More

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Dancing Marlin4. Dancing Marlin
1435 reviews
$$$$
American | Frankfort, South Suburbs

We started with the cocktail flight (choose any 3 mini cocktails), then we had the chopped salad, gnudi which was delicious, the spicy garlic shrimp & for dessert we shared the cookies/cream. The food & service were both very good. We will return. More

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Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine5. Palermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine
692 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs

One of the best tasting pizza’s in the Southwest suburbs. Love the anti pasta salad. More

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New to OpenTable

South Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Rossy's Roost Bar and GrillRossy's Roost Bar and Grill
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American | Homewood, South Suburbs

Welcome to Rossy's Roost Bar and Grill, located at Ravisloe Country Club.

Come enjoy our newly expanded menu and our daily food and drink specials! Relax and enjoy our patio dining overlooking our beautiful golf course.


Every landscaping detail creates an atmosphere for an exceptional garden dining experience. Come out and experience Homewood's hidden gem! Rossy's nest is full of fun outdoor games, so soar on over! Rossy's patio is also pet-friendly!More

Discover South Suburbs

The south suburbs region of Chicago features a wide variety of different types of restaurants that please all palates. Fine dining is available throughout the south suburbs as there are numerous establishments where you can order an elegant meal. However, real "Chicago" food is most prevalent at the countless locally owned eateries, many of which have been open for decades. This applies to international food of all types, especially Chinese and Italian restaurants that focus on classic deep-dish Chicago pizza. Traditional smokehouse barbecue is also abundant on the south side of town, along with other kinds of soul food. Establishments that serve this fare are interspersed among the many local pub-and-grill combo restaurants and national-chain franchises.