Best American Restaurants in Southwest Suburbs

Public LandingPublic Landing
(708)
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American | Lockport, Southwest Suburbs
The OdysseyThe Odyssey
(28)
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American | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs
Jen's GuesthouseJen's Guesthouse
(466)
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American | Willow Springs, Southwest Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - DarienTGI FRIDAYS - Darien
(27)
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American | Darien, Southwest Suburbs
Allgauer's Restaurant - Doubletree HotelAllgauer's Restaurant - Doubletree Hotel
(288)
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American | Alsip, Southwest Suburbs
Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - BolingbrookRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Bolingbrook
(103)
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American | Bolingbrook, Southwest Suburbs
Hooters Orland ParkHooters Orland Park
(85)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
Granite City Food & Brewery - Orland ParkGranite City Food & Brewery - Orland Park
(191)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - Orland ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Orland Park
(38)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - JolietTGI FRIDAYS - Joliet
(19)
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American | Joliet, Southwest Suburbs
Square CeltSquare Celt
(124)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
TGI FRIDAYS - Tinley ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Tinley Park
(70)
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American | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs
Fox's Orland ParkFox's Orland Park
(66)
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American | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
Hooters JolietHooters Joliet
(27)
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American | Joliet, Southwest Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Southwest Suburbs

Frankie's RistoranteFrankie's Ristorante
(1365)
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Italian | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs
Francesca's VicinatoFrancesca's Vicinato
(969)
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Italian | Palos Park, Southwest Suburbs
Osteria OttimoOsteria Ottimo
(670)
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Italian | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
Francesca's at the PromenadeFrancesca's at the Promenade
(1296)
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Italian | Bolingbrook, Southwest Suburbs
Barraco's Pizzeria - Orland ParkBarraco's Pizzeria - Orland Park
(41)
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Italian | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
Buca di Beppo - Orland ParkBuca di Beppo - Orland Park
(817)
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Italian | Orland Park, Southwest Suburbs
My Way RistoranteMy Way Ristorante
(125)
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Italian | Willow Springs, Southwest Suburbs
Suparossa WoodridgeSuparossa Woodridge
(94)
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Italian | Woodridge, Southwest Suburbs
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(459)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9562)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(589)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2643)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1697)
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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)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1817)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(432)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Contemporary American | Oak Park
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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 Southwest Suburbs restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Southwest Suburbs

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
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

Southwest Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Frankie's Ristorante1. Frankie's Ristorante
1365 reviews
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Italian | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs

The food is incredible, the wine is very good, and the service is the best in the area. More

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Maple Tree Inn2. Maple Tree Inn
667 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Blue Island, Southwest Suburbs

The food was DELICIOUS!!! I had the catfish and dirty rice. Omg. The ambiance and customer service was great. More

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Otobo Sushi & Bar3. Otobo Sushi & Bar
66 reviews
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Sushi | Bolingbrook, Southwest Suburbs

Hanging out with my sister. More

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Allgauer's Restaurant - Doubletree Hotel4. Allgauer's Restaurant - Doubletree Hotel
288 reviews
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American | Alsip, Southwest Suburbs

Food was great. The staff was awsome very great price More

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Tin Fish5. Tin Fish
1428 reviews
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Seafood | Tinley Park, Southwest Suburbs

The food was excellent. We had some specials and some things from the menu. It was very enjoy. More

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New to OpenTable

Southwest Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Burger Theory - Holiday Inn Joliet SouthwestBurger Theory - Holiday Inn Joliet Southwest
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Burgers | Joliet, Southwest Suburbs

Burger Theory features specialty burgers, apps, and unique eatables long with local craft beers and cocktails. We have whiskey flights as well !More

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - New LenoxCooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - New Lenox
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Contemporary American | Joliet, Southwest Suburbs

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant combines modern, casual dining with award-winning, handcrafted wines. Our menu features fresh contemporary-American fare infused with flavors from around the world. From appetizers to desserts, each dish on our menu is listed with a bin number to help guide you to your selection’s perfect wine match. In addition to dining, Cooper’s Hawk offers a full-service bar, private party spaces, and Napa-style tasting room with specialty gift store, where guests can enjoy sipping and sampling wines in a traditional winery setting. Sourcing the highest quality grapes from the best vineyards around the world has earned Cooper’s Hawk a growing list of more than 200 wine awards. Most recently, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants was selected as “Hot Concept 2010” winner by Nation's Restaurant News and MenuMasters winner for the category of “Menu Trendsetter” in 2013.More

Discover Southwest Suburbs

It's no wonder that Chicago's Southwest Suburbs are home to some of the city's best steakhouses and fine dining establishments. The historic downtown area is a great place to book a reservation for a precisely cooked steak, but it's also a great place to find bars and pubs featuring classic deep-dish Chicago-style pizza. If locally brewed beer is more your style, there are many award-winning breweries in the area as well. Top it all off with Japanese sushi and French cuisine, and it's no wonder that the Southwest Suburbs have been considered to be the most livable suburbs in Chicago. No matter whether you're looking for a family-friendly restaurant or a more formal evening, you're sure to find something to please your palate in this region.