Best American Restaurants in North Suburbs

BluegrassBluegrass
(1512)
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American | Highland Park, North Suburbs
L. Woods Tap and Pine LodgeL. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge
(4854)
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American | Lincolnwood, North Suburbs
EJ's PlaceEJ's Place
(529)
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American | Skokie, North Suburbs
Wildfire - LincolnshireWildfire - Lincolnshire
(6941)
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American | Lincolnshire, North Suburbs
Wildfire - GlenviewWildfire - Glenview
(6937)
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American | Glenview, North Suburbs
Bobbys DeerfieldBobbys Deerfield
(1365)
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American | Deerfield, North Suburbs
GuildhallGuildhall
(1320)
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American | Glencoe, North Suburbs
House 406House 406
(630)
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American | Northbrook, North Suburbs
Scotty's on SheridanScotty's on Sheridan
(313)
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American | Highwood, North Suburbs
The Happ InnThe Happ Inn
(1624)
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American | Northfield, North Suburbs
Found Kitchen and Social HouseFound Kitchen and Social House
(869)
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American | Evanston, North Suburbs
North BranchNorth Branch
(278)
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American | Glenview, North Suburbs
The Chocolate SanctuaryThe Chocolate Sanctuary
(1059)
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American | Gurnee, North Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in North Suburbs

Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1817)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Alex's Washington GardensAlex's Washington Gardens
(710)
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Del RioDel Rio
(317)
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs
Mambo ItalianoMambo Italiano
(321)
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Italian | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs
Francesca's IntimoFrancesca's Intimo
(1198)
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Italian | Lake Forest, North Suburbs
Ristorante BottaioRistorante Bottaio
(368)
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Italian | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs
NapolitaNapolita
(206)
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Italian | Wilmette, North Suburbs
Gusto of WilmetteGusto of Wilmette
(308)
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Italian | Wilmette, North Suburbs
Bella Via Ristorante and BanquetsBella Via Ristorante and Banquets
(513)
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Italian | Highland Park, North Suburbs
Tuscany - WheelingTuscany - Wheeling
(1491)
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Italian | Wheeling, North Suburbs
Francesca's NorthFrancesca's North
(1337)
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Italian | Northbrook, North Suburbs
Enzo and LuciaEnzo and Lucia
(487)
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Italian | Long Grove, North Suburbs
Saranello'sSaranello's
(3116)
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Italian | Wheeling, North Suburbs

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Contemporary American | Oak Park
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Italian | Forest Park
Maya Del Sol
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Latin American | Oak Park
Posto 31
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Italian | La Grange
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Bistro | Oak Park
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goosefootgoosefoot
683
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
762
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9154
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1467
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
65
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
946
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
970
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
449
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2617
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
819
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Polynesian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Chicago

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Sushi SanSushi San
314
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1594
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
518
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American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
582
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
757
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5809
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9562
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1522
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Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2914
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4189
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4207
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
665
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3564
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
560
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1013
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
121
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Basque | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1893
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
713
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
BlackbirdBlackbird
4189
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1893
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5809
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
Sushi SanSushi San
314
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3263
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
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Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
362
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1522
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Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
582
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
970
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
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Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
121
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Basque | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
228
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Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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BokaBoka
4207
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3448
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11334
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7403
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3902
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Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4897
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9542
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4616
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4212
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French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1221
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Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore North Suburbs restaurants.

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North Suburbs's most booked Bonus Point tables
DisottoDisotto
660 reviews
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs

Loved the real Italian dishes (not red sauce) and rambunctious atmosphere. More

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MLGMLG
958 reviews
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American | Lake Forest, North Suburbs

A nice, casual place for good food! It’s one of those “go to” places when you can’t think of anyplace else to go!! More

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LibertadLibertad
2042 reviews
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Latin American | Skokie, North Suburbs

We love this place! And staff are wonderful! More

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Roka Akor - Old OrchardRoka Akor - Old Orchard
771 reviews
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Steakhouse | Skokie, North Suburbs

Good food. A bit pricey but I always go back!!! More

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BoltwoodBoltwood
962 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Evanston, North Suburbs

Boltwood is a quasi-ecclectic lunch and dinner spot near Northwestern in downtown Evanston. The location is accessible by CTA Purple Line trains and METRA commuter rail at the Davis St. station. Parking on the nearby streets is relatively easy, too. Recommend reservations in advance, since tables tend to fill up for dinner. The menu is limited but focused on locally-grown and produced products including vegetables, cheeses, and other items. The combination of these items is unique and pleasing to the palate. I tried the beets, which I would not normally order in a restaurant, and found them delicious. The small plates are adequate to share among friends, and the pricing is quite reasonable. I will return to Boltwood with family or friends. More

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Specials at top restaurants in North Suburbs

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Bobbys DeerfieldBobbys Deerfield
1365 reviews
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American | Deerfield, North Suburbs

There aren't a whole lot of dining options in Deerfield, so I was very pleasantly surprised by Bobby's. Great menu, nice wine list. Will definitely go back More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
445 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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We met at The Madison for an informal baby shower brunch. Service was attentive and prompt. Food was delicious at brunch. And the server was SO sweet and put in a complimentary order for their decadent french toast for the mom-to-be. What a treat! More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1471 reviews
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Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Great place! Delicious! More

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The Franklin RoomThe Franklin Room
603 reviews
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Went to meet up with friends to celebrate 2 birthdays and a mini-reunion. It was a grand time and our server Mark was amazing and took tremendous care of us with great recommendations doe food and drinks! More

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EdenEden
470 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Went to Eden for a retirement dinner in one of their private rooms and the service was outstanding. We ordered about everything on the menu and one thing was better than the last. I then brought my family for brunch and had a fantastic time again! Bill was our brunch server was just great- had awesome recommendations and even took our picture outside after we were done eating. This place does not disappoint! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

North Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
George Trois1. George Trois
25 reviews
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French | Winnetka, North Suburbs

To celebrate My husband’s birthday, I took him to a four-hour, 12-course prix fixe dinner at George Trois in Winnetka. It is in a separate room in the same building as Michael’s. There are only six tables in this private room, and Chef Michael Lachowicz personally served every course (with an appropriate and interesting explanation) at each of the six tables. It is classic French dining. More

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Blufish Sushi Robata2. Blufish Sushi Robata
399 reviews
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Japanese | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs

Food is always AMAZING! See you soon! More

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Longitud3153. Longitud315
1025 reviews
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Latin American | Highwood, North Suburbs

Longitud315 provided a great dinning experience from start to finish. The service was outstanding(Thank You Francis) and the food was absolutely scrumptious. We will be back for sure. More

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Libertad4. Libertad
2042 reviews
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Latin American | Skokie, North Suburbs

We love this place! And staff are wonderful! More

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Del Rio5. Del Rio
317 reviews
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Italian | Highwood, North Suburbs

The best Italian restaurant I have ever been to. The owners do it right. More

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New to OpenTable

North Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
ChrissoulasChrissoulas
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Greek | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs

Chrissoulas is a modern Greek and Mediterranean inspired restaurant located in the heart of Libertyville’s downtown restaurant row. Our focus is bringing you the freshest and most unique seafood dishes you'll find in the North Shore area. Join us as we introduce a new twist on your favorite Greek and Mediterranean dishes using fresh, seasonally available and locally sourced ingredients in new and curious arrangements.

Chrissoulas is named after and for our Yiayia, and has been a dream in the making since 2008More

Pizzeria DeVillePizzeria DeVille
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Pizzeria | Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville, North Suburbs

We are located in the heart of downtown historic Libertyville across from Cook Memorial Park. This neighborhood restaurant will remind you of hanging out in your best friend's kitchen while he cooks up some incredible pizza for you and your family. Founded by John Durning, a long time pizza lover, you will be sure to see him on the floor, in the kitchen or behind the bar. Bring your friends and family and enjoy lunch or dinner in a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. More

Discover North Suburbs

The north suburbs of Chicago are very popular for those seeking a quiet meal away from the hectic downtown area. The north side is similar to other parts of the city in many respects, including its food scene. Fine dining is available for those wanting a great steak or lobster in an elegant atmosphere. There are also several seafood houses with a variety of fish fresh from Lake Michigan. International food is probably the most popular, and Italian is first on the list with many authentic eateries and pizzerias. Other available cuisines include pan-Asian and Indian choices, along with Mexican and Brazilian locations. Of course, Chicago is known for its night life, and there are many bar-and-grill restaurant combinations throughout the city, including the north suburbs.