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

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Hopleaf Bar

Average plate: $16
Dish to try: Duck reuben

bopNgrill

Average plate: $8
Dish to try: Umami burger

Irazu

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

Nana

Average plate: $12
Dish to try: Huevos rancheros

Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

Average plate: $13
Dish to try: Eggplant parmigiana

BIG & littles

Average plate: $4
Dish to try: Spicy beef short rib taco

Chicago Brauhaus

Average plate: $18
Dish to try: Schweine schnitzel

Paradise Pup

Average plate: $4
Dish to try: Char cheddar burger

Chilam Balam

Average plate: $13
Dish to try: Flank steak

White Palace Grill

Average plate: $8
Dish to try: Biscuits and gravy

Smoque

Average plate: $11
Dish to try: Sliced brisket

DMK Burger Bar

Average plate: $9
Dish to try: Bison burger

Rex Italian Foods

Average plate: $7
Dish to try: Sicilian schiacciata

Taste of Peru

Average plate: $18
Dish to try: Ceviche especial

Hackney’s

Average plate: $11
Dish to try: Pretzel burger or French fried onions

90 Miles Cuban Cafe

Average plate: $13
Dish to try: Fricase de puerco

Glenn’s Diner

Average plate: $18
Dish to try: Catch of the day

Vito & Nick’s Pizzeria

Average plate: $13
Dish to try: Thin crust pizza

Cemita’s Puebla

Average plate: $6
Dish to try: Carne asada cemita

Honky Tonk BBQ

Average plate: $10
Dish to try: Baby back ribs

Tre Kronor

Average plate: $10
Dish to try: Vanilla and orange French toast

Garifuna Flava

Average plate: $11
Dish to try: Conch fritters

Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café

Average plate: $12
Dish to try: Chicken fried chicken

Kuma’s Corner

Average plate: $12
Dish to try: The Slayer