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Chicago Best Value Restaurants


In the mood for some good food, but can't afford the high prices (let alone the valet parking fees!) at many of Chicago's hippest spots? Our database of the best value restaurants in the Windy City features excellent establishments that serve up delectable dishes at an affordable price. Whether you're planning an elegant evening out or are simply hankering for a hamburger, our list is filled with great inexpensive dining ideas.


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Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits Mediterranean
14/20
6727 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL 60402
Menu
Modern Mediterranean in suburbia from Spiaggia vets. More...

avec French
15/20
Dining Room at avec, Chicago, IL 615 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Menu
Foodies and scenesters continue to be on board with this Paul Kahan wine bar and small-plates hub. More...

Bar Toma Italian
14/20
110 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Tony Mantuano's Italian wine and shareable plates bar offers pizzazz and pizzas off the Mag Mile. More...

Belly Shack Asian
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Belly Shack, Chicago, IL 1912 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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This BYOB from Bill Kim hits head-on with full-flavored Latin and Asian notes. More...

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Spanish
12/20
Dining Room at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, Chicago, IL 2024 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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High-energy tapas bar that attracts a young, chatty crowd --- including during happy hour. More...

Davanti Enoteca Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Davanti Enoteca, Chicago, IL 1359 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Scott Harris delivers yet another topnotch Italian spot with this handsome Taylor Street gem. More...

Fat Rice Portuguese
14/20
Dining Room at Fat Rice, Chicago, IL 2957 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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Fusion in the truest sense, this Portuguese-leaning pad from the X-Marx crew delivers a blast of flavor to Logan Square. More...

Found Kitchen & Social House American
13/20
Dining Room at Found Kitchen & Social House, Evanston, IL 1631 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
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Nicole Pederson’s seasonally inspired fare fits right in at this rustic Evanston haunt. More...

Girl & The Goat Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Girl & The Goat, Chicago, IL 809 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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"Top Chef" Stephanie Izard dishes up oft-surprising, funky fare at her hopping West Loop haunt. 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...

Hot Doug's Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Hot Doug 3324 N. California St.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Encased-meat stand --- serving hot dogs, too --- with irresistible fries cooked in duck fat. More...

Little Goat Diner American
14/20
Dining Room at Little Goat Diner, Chicago, IL 820 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Stephanie Izard's all-day diner features inventive takes on familiar American fare. More...

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

Nuevo Leon Mexican
11/20
Dining Room at Nuevo Leon, Chicago, IL 1515 W. 18th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
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You have to try the nachos --- and mole --- at this popular, authentic Pilsen taqueria. 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...

Sultan’s Market Middle Eastern
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Sultan’s Market, Chicago, IL 2521 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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The second installment of the beloved falafel joint enlivens Lincoln Park. More...

Tango Sur Argentinean
11/20
Dining Room at Tango Sur, Chicago, IL 3763 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Zippy BYO Argentinean known for its meaty concoctions and rousing scene. More...

 

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