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Best Chicago Cheap Eats


As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but where can you go for a good quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of our selections for the best cheap eats in Chicago.


 


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Billy Goat Tavern & Grill Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Billy Goat Tavern & Grill, Chicago, IL 430 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Menu
If you thrive on loud talk, greasy food and cheap drinks with a side of history, this is your nirvana. More...

Cafe Iberico Spanish
11/20
Dining Room at Cafe Iberico, Chicago, IL 739 N. La Salle St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Menu
This is a group-friendly tapas destination, even if it feels a bit institutional. More...

Chicago Diner Vegetarian
11/20
Dining Room at Chicago Diner, Chicago, IL 3411 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Menu
Tree-huggers groove on the faux meat fixings from this casual vegetarian eatery. More...

Del Seoul Korean
Quick Bite
2568 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Menu
Korean tacos make their way to Chicago, with buzzy results. More...

Heaven on Seven Cajun
12/20
Dining Room at Heaven on Seven, Chicago, IL Garland Building, Seventh Floor
111 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602

Beloved Cajun restaurant where spice seekers come for their gumbo fix. More...

Johnnie's Beef Italian
Quick Bite
7500 W. North Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60635
Menu
Italian beef stand where people line the block year-long to munch, standing, at the counter or take it to go. More...

Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli Deli
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Manny 1141 S. Jefferson St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Menu
This cafeteria-style delicatessen is an institution and a must-stop at lunch because the corned beef sandwich is darn good. More...

90 Miles Cuban Cafe Cuban
Quick Bite
3101 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Menu
Addictive Cuban stand that makes people go out of the way for its crackly crusted sandwiches. More...

The Patio Barbecue
Quick Bite
Dining Room at The Patio, Bridgeview, IL 9100 S. Harlem Ave.
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Menu
Baby-back ribs star at this southwest suburban restaurant with numerous area outposts. More...

Penny's Noodle Shop Pan-Asian
12/20
Dining Room at Penny 3400 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Menu
Popular, cost-conscious noodle joint that always delivers on what’s expected. More...

Pizzeria Due Pizza
11/20
Dining Room at Pizzeria Due, Chicago, IL 619 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Menu
Quintessential Chicago-style pizza joint where tourists and locals understandably flock. More...

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Sandwiches
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Chicago, IL 2264 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Packed-to-the-hilt toasted sandwich shop that blows Quizno's out of the water. More...

Slurping Turtle Japanese
14/20
116 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Menu
Takashi Yagihashi's affordable noodle, small plates and bincho joint is jumping in River North. More...


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