Best American Restaurants in South Suburbs

Dancing MarlinDancing Marlin
(1454)
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American | Frankfort, South Suburbs
Hooters Oak LawnHooters Oak Lawn
(43)
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American | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
Fox's Restaurant and Pub - Oak LawnFox's Restaurant and Pub - Oak Lawn
(173)
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American | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - OaklawnTGI FRIDAYS - Oaklawn
(62)
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American | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4897)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(140)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2833)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2914)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3564)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1156)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(177)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1231)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(665)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4616)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in South Suburbs

Francesca's FortunatoFrancesca's Fortunato
(1288)
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Italian | Frankfort, South Suburbs
Francesca's on 95thFrancesca's on 95th
(976)
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Italian | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
Palermo's 95th Fine Italian CuisinePalermo's 95th Fine Italian Cuisine
(700)
$$$$
Italian | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs
Bella MiaBella Mia
(816)
$$$$
Italian | Midlothian, South Suburbs
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(459)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9562)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(589)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2643)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1697)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(117)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1454)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1049)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3389)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1817)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(432)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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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
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9562
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1522
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2914
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4189
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4207
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
665
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3564
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
560
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1013
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
121
$$$$
Basque | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1893
$$$$
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

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BlackbirdBlackbird
4189
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1893
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5809
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
Sushi SanSushi San
314
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3263
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
362
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1522
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
582
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
970
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
121
$$$$
Basque | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
228
$$$$
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
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7403
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3902
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4897
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9542
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4616
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4212
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1221
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore South Suburbs restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in South Suburbs

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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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RM Champagne SalonRM Champagne Salon
700 reviews
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French American | West Loop, Chicago

Service was amazing! Everyone was so kind and helpful! The ambiance of the restaurant was really cool! And of course our meal was really good too. Overall we loved the restaurant and would definitely go again! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

South Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Home Run Inn Pizza - Archer Avenue1. Home Run Inn Pizza - Archer Avenue
76 reviews
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Pizzeria | Midway, South Suburbs

Had a very dinner with my daughter. Thanks! We'll definitely be back again soon! More

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Bella Mia2. Bella Mia
816 reviews
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Italian | Midlothian, South Suburbs

We love the delicious food at Bella Mia, and this was no exception. It is one of the few places I go for authentic Chicken Vesuvio. More

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Dancing Marlin3. Dancing Marlin
1454 reviews
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American | Frankfort, South Suburbs

AWESOME experiences at The Dancing Marlin!!! Great food, awesome staples with seasonal treats, great to share, great drinks, awesome service!!! More

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Francesca's on 95th4. Francesca's on 95th
976 reviews
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Italian | Oak Lawn, South Suburbs

Very friendly and good service. Food was very nice. Really enjoyed it. More

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Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank5. Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe - Burbank
745 reviews
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Barbecue | Burbank, South Suburbs

The food was awesome !!! More

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Discover South Suburbs

The south suburbs region of Chicago features a wide variety of different types of restaurants that please all palates. Fine dining is available throughout the south suburbs as there are numerous establishments where you can order an elegant meal. However, real "Chicago" food is most prevalent at the countless locally owned eateries, many of which have been open for decades. This applies to international food of all types, especially Chinese and Italian restaurants that focus on classic deep-dish Chicago pizza. Traditional smokehouse barbecue is also abundant on the south side of town, along with other kinds of soul food. Establishments that serve this fare are interspersed among the many local pub-and-grill combo restaurants and national-chain franchises.