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

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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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Photo courtesy of rachelleb.com

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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Photo courtesy of nanaorganic.com

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

 

5. Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

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Photo courtesy of dinersdriveinsdiveslocations.com

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

 

6. BIG & littles

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Photo courtesy of chicago.seriouseats.com

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

 

7. Chicago Brauhaus

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Photo courtesy of dinersdriveinsdiveslocations.com

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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Photo courtesy of dinersdriveinsdiveslocations.com

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

 

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