24 Must-Visit Chicago Restaurants: Diners, Drive-Ins, Dives

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Chicago is a city after any foodie’s heart, but it can be hard to find places that fit a college budget. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” so you can enjoy all the tastiness without having to watch Guy go to Flavortown.

 

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1. Hopleaf Bar

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Photo courtesy of hopleaf.com

Average plate: $16
Dish to try: Duck reuben
http://hopleaf.com/

 

2. bopNgrill

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Photo courtesy of bngrill.com

Average plate: $8
Dish to try: Umami burger
http://bngrill.com/

 

3. Irazu

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Average plate: $7
Dish to try: Chifrijo (fried pork layered with whole black beans, white rice, pico de gallo and topped with avocado)
http://irazuchicago.com/

 

4. Nana

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Average plate: $12
Dish to try: Huevos rancheros
http://nanaorganic.com/

 

5. Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

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Average plate: $13
Dish to try: Eggplant parmigiana
http://www.tufanosrestaurant.com/

 

6. BIG & littles

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Average plate: $4
Dish to try: Spicy beef short rib taco
http://www.bigandlittleschicago.com/

 

7. Chicago Brauhaus

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Average plate: $18
Dish to try: Schweine schnitzel
http://www.chicagobrauhaus.com/

 

8. Paradise Pup

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Photo courtesy of roadfood.com

Average plate: $4
Dish to try: Char cheddar burger
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9. Chilam Balam

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Average plate: $13
Dish to try: Flank steak
http://www.chilambalamchicago.com/

 

10. White Palace Grill

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Average plate: $8
Dish to try: Biscuits and gravy
http://www.whitepalacegrill.com/

 

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Margaret McNeil Arturi's picture

Been to White Palace Grill ... good, but I wouldn't go out of my way, Hackney’s ... been going there my whole life ... I don't think it belonged on DDD, but the BEST onion loaf in the world! Vito & Nick’s Pizzeria ... eat the pizza in the restaurant. WONDERFUL cracker crust ... get double sausage and you will think you've died and gone to pizza heaven. Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café ... only been there once (the new Darien location) everything was really good and we will go back!

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