The Best Places to Eat

Chicago is a city of Foodies. From fine and experiential dining to deep dish pizza and steak, you should have no trouble finding delicious food during your trip.

With so many places to choose from, we asked our Chicago Ambassadors to recommend their go-to favorite restaurants.

While we have several recommendations in the Loop, we're also including some of our favorite neighborhood spots. They can offer quieter, more personal experiences with food that's every bit as tasty as you'll find downtown—and often at a lower cost.

Happy feasting!

Best Restaurants Downtown (In or Near the Loop)

Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House

It's the seafood at Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House that really stands out for Racertrips™ Ambassador Bryan, particularly the fresh fish and the chunky crab cakes. You get a big tasty plate for the money, and all in a setting that is comfortable and relaxing without being too upscale. The prices are reasonable and the staff are very knowledgeable about the wine and the food choices.

Hugo's got another vote from Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise, who goes here for the steak and the "ginormous" macadamia nut ice cream cake. Don't try to tackle this dessert by yourself!



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Quartino Ristorante
Quartino's is an Italian restaurant ideal for groups and families. It comes recommended by Racertrips™ Ambassadors Jared and Coach Denise. Jared says the fun, lively atmosphere makes it a great choice for families with young kids: The kids can be loud and won't be disrupting anyone. The restaurant serves up heaping plates of tasty Italian food family style. You may not want to dine here the night before the marathon, however, because they're also generous with the butters and oils.

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Want to splurge a bit on dinner? Try Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. This is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant with phenomenal food and amazing service. RacertripsTM City Ambassador Kristin raves about their soup, ahi tuna tartar and guacamole appetizer. If you like dessert, they have amazing pies. The Havana Dream Pie is a favorite for Kristin.

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Sweetwater Tavern and Grille
The Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is conveniently located on Michigan Avenue north relatively close to the starting/finishing line and many hotels. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, Sweetwater offers American fare and an extensive craft beer list, including at least 20 microbrews on tap. Racertrips Ambassador Shelly recommends Sweetwater for its good food and relaxed yet lively atmosphere.

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Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Racertrips™ Ambassador Jared says Bavette's is one of his favorite places to eat in the city. He loves the atmosphere, which features a lot of dark wood and gives the place an old whiskey bar feel. (Scan the pics on their website, and you'll instantly see what he means.) The food is awesome, and it's one of the best places in Chicago for natural food, such as naturally raised beef, homemade pastas and veggies grown in their rooftop garden.

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Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien is a popular French-themed eatery for comfort food, small plates and quick bites. With multiple locations in the city and neighborhoods, it comes recommended by RacertripsTM City Ambassador Kristin.

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The Gage
The Gage is an upscale casual restaurant on Michigan Avenue featuring Scotch Eggs and Venison Burgers that are delicious. Inspired by gastropubs in Ireland and England, the rustic fare and good drinks right next to Millennium Park make this a popular place for locals and tourists alike. This recommendation comes courtesy of Racertrips™ Ambassador Kristin.

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Ditka's
Ditka's is a highly regarded Chicago favorite has really good lobster bisque and is known for high-quality steak. For brunch, RacertripsTM City Ambassador Kristin recommends the flaky French toast. The restaurant has also recently added healthier options like grain bowls. There is usually not a line for brunch, but reservations are recommended for dinner.

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Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse
Meat eaters love this all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse where the wait staff comes around to your table with skewers of meats to choose from. For the vegetarians in your group, there is also a sizable salad bar.

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Cafecito
Cafecito is relatively new and has three locations. It is a coffeehouse specializing in Cuban sandwiches, and RacertripsTM Ambassador Kristin says the place is phenomenal and the sandwiches are huge. She likes the chicken chipotle (pollo chipotle) option. A family-friendly eatery, Cafecito plays a lot of lively music and has very reasonable prices—you can buy a warm toasted sandwich for less than $7.   We're sorry. As of September 2018, this restaurant is not on OpenTable.
Mario's Table
RacertripsTM Ambassador Coach Denise calls Mario's Table a hidden gem and says "they have the best spaghetti and meatballs in the city." The owner, Mario, will even come out and greet you at the table. This cozy, neighborhood favorite is located on the first floor of an apartment or condo building on a residential street in the Gold Coast. With only 25 tables, we recommend reserving a table in advance.

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Chicago Cut Steakhouse
RacertripsTM Ambassador Coach Denise sums up the steak at Chicago Cut in one word: "Yummy!" In addition to the tasty food, there's a great view of the river, and Coach Denise says a lot of Chicago Blackhawks players dine here. RacertripsTM Ambassador Bryan also cast a vote in favor of this steakhouse for the quality food, service and the view.

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Best Places Downtown for Drinks or Casual Bites

City Winery at the Chicago Riverwalk

City winery river domes | Chicago RiverwalkOutdoor dining is hugely popular in Chicago, but unfortunately, our summer season is way too short. That's presumably why City Winery at the Riverwalk has embraced a clever new way to extend the al fresco dining season: river domes!

Recommended by Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise, these river domes are climate-controlled outdoor bubbles that allow you to dine outside, enjoy beautiful views of the city and the river, and not worry about rain, snow or wind. The only downside is that they don't return for the season until Oct. 10. If you're here for a few days after the marathon and the temperatures drop, you know where you can head to still be able to enjoy the Chicago Riverwalk and surrounding scenery! (Photo courtesy of City Winery.)


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Burger Bar Chicago (South Loop and Lincoln Park)
At the Burger Bar Chicago, you can choose from do-it-for-me gourmet burgers or you can build your own at the burger, choosing from USDA prime beef, grass-fed beef or half-pound premium angus beef. And yes, there's a veggie burger on the menu. Once you have your meat or veggie alternative, pair it with one of the 100 craft beers on the menu. The casual restaurant believes in sourcing its meat and produce from Midwest farms in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. The convenient Michigan Avenue location may just be the place to go for a post-marathon meal—or while you're waiting for your runner to finish the race.

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Bar Louie
Bar Louie is part of a group of bars, and there are several in Chicago. The one Racertrips™ Ambassador Bryan likes is on Polk. He likes it for it's location in the South Loop, and the building it’s located in is an old railway station. "Because it’s in an older building, it’s architecturally fascinating," Bryan says. "They have great cornices and columns and that sort of thing. Now, you don’t go to a bar for the architectural wonders of the world, but they do serve great drinks. Their food menu is well priced and their staff are exceptionally friendly. All of those things add up to a bar recommendation. They serve late as well."

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Three Dots and a Dash
A trip to this funky tiki cocktail bar will make you feel like you're really "in the know." Recommended by Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise, Three Dots and a Dash prides itself on being a secret hideaway: The entrance is literally in an alley. Once you find your way there, you'll find yourself choosing from a selection of more than 200 rums and exotic cocktails like Too Many Chiefs, Idle Hands and the Zombie (which appears on the menu with two skulls next to it for its potency), the (enterand on its unique cocktail concoctions. It was even named one of the World's Best 50 Bars by Drinks International. Food wise, there are small plates and appetizers. If you are looking a full meal, maybe stop here for "dessert"! Note: You must be 21 or older to enter. Not a good place to bring the kids! Book on OpenTable
Pacific Standard Time
If you're not looking to scarf down a heavy portion of steak and potatoes, Racertrips™ Ambassador Jared recommends Pacific Standard Time. They offer good, lighter fare with California-inspired herbs and flavoring, flat breads and that kind of thing.

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DMK Burger Bar (Navy Pier and Lakeview)
DMK Burger Bar is Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise's favorite burger place, and she highly recommends the guac burger. "It's yum in the tum," she says. The burgers are made from grass-fed beef, and you can pair them with house-made sodas, specialty shakes or a craft beer. Although the original location is in the Lakeview neighborhood, Coach Denise recommends the Navy Pier location for its proximity to downtown and Grant Park. Once you're at Navy Pier, you can enjoy a stroll along beautiful Lake Michigan, check out the renovated ferris wheel or book a boat tour. Traveling with younger kids? Navy Pier is also home to the Chicago Children's Museum.

The Kerryman
As far as Irish pubs go, The Kerryman is as close to being an authentic Irish bar as possible in terms of look and feel, says Racertrips™ Bryan, who is originally from Cork, Ireland. "It's not very cliched—and some Irish bars in Chicago are very cliched. This one isn't, and I was even served drinks by a friendly, authentic Irish barman." In addition to burgers, soups and salads, you'll find some distinctly Irish entrees at The Kerryman, including shepherds pie, fish and chips, and even an Irish Breakfast.

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3 Greens Market
3 Greens Market is part coffee shop, part food buffet (think pay-by-the-pound like at Whole Foods), and part cafe serving burgers from a favorite Chicago spot. You can dine outside or inside at traditional tables or choose a more relaxed seat on a large sofa or armchair. It's a casual but nice place, and it's near the kayaking outfitter we recommended. Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise mentions 3 Greens Market because it offers a way to enjoy two other Chicago favorite's in one visit and without the wait: juicy burgers from Au Cheval and doughnuts from the Doughnut Vault. (There are typically long waits at Au Cheval, and at the Doughnut Vault, they make a limited batch each day. Once those are sold out, they close up shop and go home. People wait in line to be sure they can get their fill before the doughnuts are all gone. All three restaurants are owned by the same company, and the owners have seen the wisdom of sharing fan favorites at 3 Greens Market.)

Best Places for Classic Chicago Food (Only in Chicago)

Portillo's (River North)
If you get a craving for Chicago-style fast food while you're here, Portillo's is the place to go. They serve up everything from cheeseburgers and Chicago-style hot dogs to ribs and Italian beef sandwiches. Ordering the latter? Be sure to ask for it "dipped" (in broth). Racertrips™ Co-Founder and Chicago Ambassador Angi doesn't eat a lot of meat, but Portillo's cheeseburger served with an order of cheese fries is a long-time favorite. You may also want to pair your meal with a delicious shake or go overboard with a slice of multi-layered chocolate cake. Have someone in your group who is not a fan of burgers and hot dogs? This location includes a Barnelli's menu, which includes specialty salads and an assortment of pasta dishes. This is a good lunchtime spot and a good place to take the kids. While it's not going to feature a play area, it's a lively atmosphere, and each restaurant is decorated with a specific theme. This one is a throwback to the 30s, 40s and the Chicago Gangster era. You'll find tons of memorabilia on the walls—and sometimes hanging from the ceiling. It does get really busy around lunchtime, so you may need to wait in a bit of a line. But don't worry: They don't make the line a badge of honor. The staff works as fast as they can to move you through the line.

Garrett Popcorn Shops
Garrett's Popcorn is recommended by Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise Sauriol because "it is soooo good. You can smell it for blocks." Her favorite flavor is the Caramel Crisp—you get sweet and salty all in one bite.

Gibson's Italia Cafe
Chicago Ambassador Jared describes this triple-tiered restaurant as a modern classic in Chicago. "It's the standard Gibson's on steroids," he says, adding that there's a really cool view of the city and the river. Depending on the weather, you may seek out a view from the roof deck or a spot by one of their two fireplaces. Even though the name hints at being an Italian restaurant, Jared says it doesn't seem overly Italian.

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Stan's Donuts
Stan's Donuts is recommended by Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise Sauriol because they're scrumptious. While she says, "I love ALL doughnuts," her doughnut of choice at Stan's is the cherry old-fashioned. Although Stan's has multiple locations around the city, the one on Michigan Avenue is centrally located to where many of you will be staying. Do you love doughnuts as much as Coach Denise? You may be interested in the Stan's Donut 5k in August. In addition to water stops, volunteers help you "refuel" on the course by handing out doughnut holes. There are also doughnuts at the finish line!

Best Places for Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Lou Malnati's
Lou Malnati's comes recommended by Racertrips™ Ambassadors Gaby, Shelly, Kristin and Coach Denise, who describes the pizza as "yum in the tum." Shelly suggests the River North location because it's typically not super crowded. This location is a full service restaurant and bar and offers a full menu for those in your group who may not be pizza fans. There are several other locations throughout the city and suburbs. Racertrips™ Ambassador Jared notes that Lou Malnati's tops their pizzas with extra meat, and when comparing pizza crusts, he says Lou Malnati's is fluffier and more buttery than Pequod's.

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Pequod's Pizza (Lincoln Park)
Pequod's is known for its deep dish pizza with the cheese baked into the crust, and it comes recommended by Racertrips™ Ambassadors Kristin and Jared. Describing the crust, Jared says they char or fry the cheese then layer the bottom crust with it to give you a distinct Parmesan flavor. Pequod's tops their pizzas with extra homemade crushed tomato sauce.

The restaurant is family-friendly with a very casual atmosphere and has won "Best of" accolades from a whole slew of places, including USA TodayFood Network and Bon Appetit.

While you cannot reserve a table at Pequod's, you can cut your wait time in half by making a table request online at least 24 hours in advance. And while you wait, you can do so at Pequod's expansion location - 22 steps away at the Whale Tale Chicago Restaurant and Bar.

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The Art of Pizza (Lakeview)
Although not as well known as some of the other pizza places in Chicago, Art of Pizza's deep dish is the hands-down favorite for Racertrips Co-Founder Angi. (It also made Thrillist.com's list of top Chicago pizza places.) If you're looking for loads of gooey cheese, look no more. Their deep dish pizza tastes like you ordered extra cheese—but without the added cost.

Art of Pizza has an eat-in location in Lakeview that's BYOB, although the setting is a bit more basic and less festive than some of the more well-known places. It's also a bit of a walk from the El. However, if you're going purely for taste or can have it delivered to your hotel, we highly recommend this one.

In 2017, Art of Pizza opened their South Loop location, which offers a few eat-in tables but specializes in carry-out and delivery. If you want to try their pizza but aren't up for a whole pie, this location sells by the slice.

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Gino's East
This Chicago favorite is a crowd pleaser for any pizza eater. Recommended by Chicago Ambassador Shelly and Racertrips™ Co-Founder Angi, Gino's East offers delicious deep dish pizza in a setting that encourages kids and adults alike to write on the walls—literally. Bring your favorite pen or Sharpie. You can't go wrong with any order here, but if you're going to the location near Michigan Avenue, we strongly recommend going early or coming prepared to stand in a long line for a table. Not much for standing in line? Reserve on OpenTable for their River North location (address below), which is also home to Gino's Brewing Company and The Comedy Bar.

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Pizzeria Uno and Pizzeria Due
If you're looking to dine where deep dish all began, Pizzeria Uno and Due top Ambassador Gaby's list for "the full Chicago experience." Pizzeria Uno says founder Ike Sewell created the Deep Dish Pizza in 1943 and opened Pizzeria Uno. When that restaurant grew to capacity, it didn't have room to expand at its location. What did Ike do? Opened Pizzeria Due on the opposite street corner.

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Best Places to Carbo Load

Italian Village (Downtown)
Chicago Ambassador Gaby recommends Italian Village because "it's more upscale and central. They also have marathon specials." The restaurant has been serving up dished from northern Italy since 1927, making it the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago. While you're there, take a look at the portraits of all the celebrities who have dined at the restaurant in the last 90+ years. When you arrive at Italian Village, you'll head on up to the second floor of the building. After the success of the first restaurant, the family opened two more eateries in the same place: La Cantina, which opened in 1955 to be reminiscent of a "noble Italian family's private wine cellar," and the more upscale Vivere on the ground floor. As of September 2018, Italian Village is not on OpenTable, although you can use the site to make reservations at Vivere.
Tuscany on Taylor (Little Italy / University Village)
This is the original Tuscany restaurant in Chicago and is located in the city's Little Italy neighborhood. It offers tasty food like homemade pastas, pizza from woodburning ovens, bread and more at a reasonable cost, which is why it's recommended by Racertrips Ambassador Shelly. It's also usually not too crowded. Located near the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), it's a half mile from the UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop. Depending on where you're staying, you may find it easier to take a cab/Uber/Lyft

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Sapori Trattoria (Lakeview/Lincoln Park)
This Lakeview/Lincoln Park restaurant is recommended by Chicago Ambassador Shelly, who says, "One of my favorites in the city. Great Italian food in a neighborhood setting." Book on OpenTable
Forno Rosso PIzzeria Napoletana (West Loop)

Forno Rosso is a casual pizza restaurant with great Neopolitan style pizza. Specialties include tartufu pizza with truffles and Nutella pizza—although we're not sure if you'll want to sample that one the night before the marathon. They also have "a yummy limoncello dessert," says Racertrips™ Ambassador Kristin.

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Spacca Napoli (Ravenswood)
Spacca Napoli is a neighborhood eatery with some of the freshest Italian food in Chicago. Near Ravenswood. Located a short walk from the Montrose Brown Line (El) stop, this Italian restaurant features true Neopolitan style pizza with tons of flavor and soft dough. It is off the beaten path, but good for families and has lots of outdoor seating. Racertrips™ Ambassador Kristin likes the burrata appetizer for its fluffy cheese.

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Caro Mio Italian Restaurant (Ravenswood)
Caro Mio Italian Restaurant is another neighborhood recommendation from eatery Racertrips™ Ambassador Kristin, who says the gnocchi with vodka sauce "melts in your mouth."

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Ricardo Enoteca (Lincoln Park)

Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise says Ricardo Enoteca is one of her favorite Italian places in the whole city. It's her go-to spot for Italian, and she's never had a bad meal here. This is the wine bar and small plates spin-off of Riccardo Trattoria, which is a fine dining restaurant across the street.

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Volare Ristorante Italiano (Downtown / Streeterville)

Volare is a great choice for runners staying in the Michigan Avenue area. They have excellent pastas, and an exceptionally tasty house wine—which your friends and family may be able to enjoy more than you if it's the night before the marathon. Their pasta sauces are lighter, according to Racertrips™ Ambassador Jared, so you don't have to worry about eating too much heavy cream.

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants

The Chicago Diner (Lakeview and Logan Square)
With it's slogan of "Meat Free Since 1983," The Chicago Diner is so delicious that even meat eaters will like it. This restaurant is a must-try when you're in Chicago, whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian or carnivore. Although the diverse menu is filled with all kinds of yummy options, we highly, highly recommend the Poutine appetizer, the mashed potatoes and gravy (yes, meat free) and the vegan shakes. Chicago Diner also has a decent selection of vegan beers and wines.  It gets busy in the evenings, so we recommend allowing extra time to wait for seating. Unfortunately, they don't accept reservations. Like the food? They even have a cookbook for sale so you can recreate your favorite recipes at home.

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True Food Kitchen (River North)
This relatively new casual restaurant has a lot of grain bowls and healthy options that are also delicious. The philosophy at True Food Kitchen is that delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand. With a spacious location in River North, this restaurant is good for groups and families and for brunch, lunch and dinner. In addition to its tasty meals, True Food Kitchen also features cool drinks like the Medicine Man, which includes heavy brewed green tea, cherry, pomegranate, honey and sea buckthorn.

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Sweetgreen (River North and the Loop)
With locations in River North and the Loop, Sweetgreen is famous for their salads, although they also serve bowls and soups like a watermelon gazpacho. Michelle Obama was once quoted for how good they are. The restaurant embraces a sustainable farm-to-table philosophy. This is a casual establishment where you can place your order at the counter and then wait for them to bring the food to your table. RacertripsTM City Ambassador Kristin likes their Hummus Tahina, Guacamole Greens Salad and Peaches + Burrata. Salads change frequently, depending on what is in season.

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Dimo's (Vegan Pizza) (Wicker Park and Lakeview)
Even though Racertrips™ Ambassador Coach Denise says, "My body would freak out if I fed it a vegetable," she says Dimo's restaurant comes with glowing recommendations from other runners and vegans. Although the restaurant offers up traditional pizza, it also has a wide selection of vegan pizza and dishes. Looking to do business with a company that cares? Dimo's also has a very interesting, progressive mission and core values.

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Best Neighborhood Restaurants

Sapori Trattoria (Lakeview/Lincoln Park)
This Lakeview/Lincoln Park restaurant is recommended by Chicago Ambassador Shelly, who says, "One of my favorites in the city. Great Italian food in a neighborhood setting."

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Cafe El Tapatio (Lakeview)
Cafe El Tapatio is a Lakeview restaurant near the Paulina Brown Line stop is recommended by Racertrips Co-Founder Angi, who says this is her favorite Mexican restaurant in the city: "They have an extensive menu, including several vegetarian dishes that go far beyond throwing beans and rice in a burrito shell and calling it 'veggie.' They have tasty margaritas that are strong and smooth (aka not overpowered by the sour mix). We've taken family and friends there many times, and they've always liked it. We love to sit outside on the patio in nice weather."

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The Patio at Cafe Brauer (Lincoln Park)
Café Brauer is a Prairie-School-style architectural building completed in 1908 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While the building itself is a special events venue, visitors can enjoy lite fare and gorgeous views of Lincoln Park and the city skyline on the patio restaurant, which is recommended by Chicago Ambassador and Running Coach Denise Sauriol.

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Urban Belly (Wicker Park and West Loop)
Urban Belly is a great ramen restaurant recommended by Racertrips™ City Ambassador Kristin, who loves the coconut curry pho and lemon grass chicken. "It’s hard to go wrong here," says Kristin, who's also a fan of their special green tea iced drink. It's their own blend, it’s iced and you can get as many refills as you want. Urban Belly is more casual: You order at the counter and then seat yourself at one of the many benches. There is also another side to the restaurant called bellyQ for sit-down dining. While Urban Belly can be good for kids, bellyQ is less so.

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Andy's Thai Kitchen (Lakeview and Edgewater)
Andy's Thai Kitchen is a smaller restaurant recommended by Racertrips™ City Ambassador Kristin. One of her favorites is a duck egg dish, which is one of the reasons she says this place may appeal more to adventurous eaters. Their dishes have a lot of really good flavors, and some can be quite spicy. The Lakeview location has beer and wine and is cash only, while the Edgewater location is BYOB and accepts credit cards.

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Lula Cafe (Logan Square)
While Lula Cafe is known for its brunch, it's also very good for dinner. They serve standard American food and have really nice truffle and pasta dishes, says Racertrips™ Ambassador Kristin. It is good for families and has a cute environment. It is also near the Blue Line El and is close to a park with grassy areas to sit down.

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Little Goat Diner (West Loop)
Little Goat Diner is an upscale restaurant that is good for special occasion dinners—like finishing the Chicago Marathon! It's owned by well-known restaurateur Stephanie Izzard. It also has good breakfast food, although the menu is limited. RacertripsTM Ambassador Kristin loves the chocolate chip pancakes that come with a little dish of chocolate mousse that you can spread on the pancakes.

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Duck Duck Goat (West Loop)
Yes, this is a sister restaurant to Little Goat Diner, which was a recommendation from RacertripsTM Ambassador Kristin. Duck Duck Goat made RacertripsTM Ambassador Jared's list because of the delicious Asian fusion food they serve and because they have a deal with 18th Street Brewery to brew some selections specifically for them. "They serve a couple of cool beers that you can't get anywhere else," he says.

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Meet our Chicago Ambassadors

Jose Maria H. Gabriel, MD
Gaby ran his first marathon at age 50 in Bordeaux, France, and has since finished more than 64 marathons and 4 ultras. He's a qualifying member in both Marathon Maniacs and the 50 States Marathon Club.
Kristin Vilt
Kristin is a two-time Chicago Marathon finisher, and she'll add a third Chicago to her tally in 2018. She's also finished several half marathons in Chicago and Duluth, MN.
Coach Denise Sauriol
Coach Denise, aka "The Marathon Whisperer," has been running since the first grade and says running is still her BFF. The 2018 Chicago Marathon will be her 100th marathon and...
Jared Rummel
Jared is a three-time Chicago Marathoner and an avid triathlete, who qualified for the USA Triathlon National Championship every year from 2012 until 2018.
Shelly Hennig
Shelly is a proud member of the "One and Done" Marathon Club. She completed the Chicago Marathon in 2011 and counts it as a great achievement...
Lyman (Chip) Welch
Chip is a half-marathoner, triathlete and co-founder of Racertrips LLC. He's completed the Chicago Triathlon seven times, and he's run several half marathons...
Angi Semler Welch
Angi is a co-founder of Racertrips LLC and has completed four marathons, including the Chicago Marathon three times. Her fourth marathon was in D.C., and ...
Bryan O'Sullivan
Bryan is a half-marathoner and running enthusiast. Although these days, he logs more frequent flier miles than he does running miles...
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2 Comments

  1. ChipSeptember 7, 2018

    I like your recommendations. You might also consider adding Blowfish for sushi or Pho’s Hot and Spicy Thai. Hema’s for Indian is really good.

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    1. ChipSeptember 7, 2018

      Francesca’s on Bryn Mar, Uncommon Ground and Nookies are all great places in Edgewater

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