Best American Restaurants in Southern Illinois

RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4972)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(147)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2889)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2953)
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3631)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1193)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(179)
$$$$
American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1246)
$$$$
American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(689)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4663)
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Southern Illinois

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(441)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9679)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(593)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2691)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1717)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(123)
$$$$
Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1478)
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1066)
$$$$
Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3423)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1839)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(438)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(603)
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Contemporary American | Oak Park
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(176)
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Italian | Forest Park
Posto 31
(167)
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Italian | La Grange
Maya Del Sol
(346)
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Latin American | Oak Park
La Tequileria
(32)
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Tapas / Small Plates | Melrose Park
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
goosefootgoosefoot
689
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
779
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9265
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1481
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
98
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
958
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
996
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
504
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2692
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
837
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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
339
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1639
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
543
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
621
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
801
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5855
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1781
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9679
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1571
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2953
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4221
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4254
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2282
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
689
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3631
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
579
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1041
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
$$$$
Seafood | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1906
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
730
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
BlackbirdBlackbird
4221
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1906
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5855
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1781
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
339
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3286
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
399
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2282
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1571
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
621
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
996
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
$$$$
Seafood | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
232
$$$$
Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
BokaBoka
4254
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3468
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11491
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7502
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3953
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4972
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9650
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4663
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4254
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1239
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Discover Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois is a favorite travel destination for many as it is the home to the Shawnee National Forest. There are also many small communities in the region surrounding the metro areas of Carbondale and Harrisburg. Southern Illinois boasts traditional locally owned restaurants that focus on plate lunches and dinners along with short-order items. International food is also very popular, with offerings that include authentic Chinese, Mexican and Italian cuisine incorporated into the typical selection of national chain restaurants. Barbecue and fish options can be found at traditional, iconic smokehouses and seafood specialists that are interspersed with numerous bar-and-grill combination establishments offering unique in-house menus. Finding something great to eat is no problem for travelers and residents in Southern Illinois!

Southern Illinois Neighborhoods