Best American Restaurants in Southwest Suburbs

Public LandingPublic Landing
(719)
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American | Lockport, Southwest Suburbs
The OdysseyThe Odyssey
(29)
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American | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs
Jen's GuesthouseJen's Guesthouse
(481)
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American | Willow Springs, Southwest Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - DarienTGI FRIDAYS - Darien
(28)
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American | Darien, Southwest Suburbs
Allgauer's Restaurant - Doubletree HotelAllgauer's Restaurant - Doubletree Hotel
(292)
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American | Alsip, Southwest Suburbs
Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - BolingbrookRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Bolingbrook
(108)
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American | Bolingbrook, Southwest Suburbs
Hooters Orland ParkHooters Orland Park
(92)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
Granite City Food & Brewery - Orland ParkGranite City Food & Brewery - Orland Park
(208)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - Orland ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Orland Park
(38)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - JolietTGI FRIDAYS - Joliet
(20)
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American | Joliet, Southwest Suburbs
Square CeltSquare Celt
(125)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - Tinley ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Tinley Park
(72)
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American | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs
Fox's Orland ParkFox's Orland Park
(67)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
Hooters JolietHooters Joliet
(27)
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American | Joliet, Southwest Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Southwest Suburbs

Frankie's RistoranteFrankie's Ristorante
(1392)
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Italian | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs
Francesca's VicinatoFrancesca's Vicinato
(983)
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Italian | Palos Park, Southwest Suburbs
Osteria OttimoOsteria Ottimo
(679)
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Italian | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
Francesca's at the PromenadeFrancesca's at the Promenade
(1310)
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Italian | Bolingbrook, Southwest Suburbs
Barraco's Pizzeria - Orland ParkBarraco's Pizzeria - Orland Park
(41)
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Italian | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
Buca di Beppo - Orland ParkBuca di Beppo - Orland Park
(823)
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Italian | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
My Way RistoranteMy Way Ristorante
(130)
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Italian | Willow Springs, Southwest Suburbs
Suparossa WoodridgeSuparossa Woodridge
(99)
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Italian | Woodridge, Southwest Suburbs
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(441)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9679)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(593)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2691)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1717)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(123)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1478)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1066)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3423)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1839)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(438)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

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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
545
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American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
621
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
801
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5855
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1781
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9679
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1571
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Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2953
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4221
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4254
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2282
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
689
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3631
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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
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
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Seafood | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1906
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
731
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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
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5855
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1781
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
339
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3286
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
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Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
399
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2282
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1571
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Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
621
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
996
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
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Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
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Seafood | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
232
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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
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7503
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3954
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Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4972
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9651
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4663
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4254
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French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1239
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Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore Southwest Suburbs restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Southwest Suburbs

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
BLVDBLVD
811 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

They have the best lamb chop n the service is good as well. More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
466 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Great place for before a Bulls game! Even though we were running late they saved our reservation and the shuttle made things so easy. Will definitely be back. More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1488 reviews
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Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Food and drinks was delicious! Great ambience with a nice vibe of music in the background. More

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

Love the atmosphere. Small. Recommend reservations. Bartenders were attentive and very nice. Server was patient and friendly. My short rib was delicious. Looked small when it came out, but was actually filling. Crab dip was yummy. More

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EdenEden
488 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Went for our first wedding anniversary. Wonderful meal and wonderful service from Shane! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Southwest Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Frankie's Ristorante1. Frankie's Ristorante
1392 reviews
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Italian | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs

Great as usual, food and service. Travis was our waiter. He knows the customers and the menu and is most welcoming. Frankie is a fantastic host and circulates among the tables. Very well run restaurant. More

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Buca di Beppo - Orland Park2. Buca di Beppo - Orland Park
823 reviews
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Italian | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs

Everything was great! Lauren was very attentive. We had 3 babies with us and everything was very smooth and family oriented. More

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Maple Tree Inn3. Maple Tree Inn
684 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Blue Island, Southwest Suburbs

Excellent food. Miss some of the staples from the original but was still amazing! More

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Mr. Benny's Steakhouse4. Mr. Benny's Steakhouse
253 reviews
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Steakhouse | Mokena, Southwest Suburbs

We had an amazing time! It was our Anniversary and they brought us out a delicious bowl of ice cream each. More

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Tin Fish5. Tin Fish
1440 reviews
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Seafood | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs

Delicious dinner and great service by our waiter Robert! More

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New to OpenTable

Southwest Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - New LenoxCooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - New Lenox
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Contemporary American | Joliet, Southwest Suburbs

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant combines modern, casual dining with award-winning, handcrafted wines. Our menu features fresh contemporary-American fare infused with flavors from around the world. From appetizers to desserts, each dish on our menu is listed with a bin number to help guide you to your selection’s perfect wine match. In addition to dining, Cooper’s Hawk offers a full-service bar, private party spaces, and Napa-style tasting room with specialty gift store, where guests can enjoy sipping and sampling wines in a traditional winery setting. Sourcing the highest quality grapes from the best vineyards around the world has earned Cooper’s Hawk a growing list of more than 200 wine awards. Most recently, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants was selected as “Hot Concept 2010” winner by Nation's Restaurant News and MenuMasters winner for the category of “Menu Trendsetter” in 2013.More

Discover Southwest Suburbs

It's no wonder that Chicago's Southwest Suburbs are home to some of the city's best steakhouses and fine dining establishments. The historic downtown area is a great place to book a reservation for a precisely cooked steak, but it's also a great place to find bars and pubs featuring classic deep-dish Chicago-style pizza. If locally brewed beer is more your style, there are many award-winning breweries in the area as well. Top it all off with Japanese sushi and French cuisine, and it's no wonder that the Southwest Suburbs have been considered to be the most livable suburbs in Chicago. No matter whether you're looking for a family-friendly restaurant or a more formal evening, you're sure to find something to please your palate in this region.