Chicago Restaurant Guide

Chicago Restaurant Guide

Chicago’s dining scene is known for its gooey deep dish pizza, molecular gastronomy, abundant vegetarian options and its famous steakhouses. There are plenty of classic favorites with abundant bold new restaurants to choose from.

Here are our Top 10 Resources for finding the best places to eat in Chicago!

#1 Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune has it all covered with its extensive Food & Dining Section. The website features the latest dining news of the city, restaurant reviews, bars, food events and much more. The Top 50 Restaurant List by Phil Vettel is a great place to find the top restaurants delivering outstanding food in Chicago.

#2 Daily Herald

The Daily Herald has a good number of detailed restaurant reviews, news on the latest restaurant openings, food events and information on what’s new in Chicago’s dining scene. This website is a good place to learn more about which restaurants to visit, what to order and what to avoid while in Chicago.

#3 Red Eye Chicago

Red Eye Chicago has a detailed Eat & Drink section that lists restaurant and bar reviews, the latest dining news, articles and more. There are a number of lists to explore on the website that provides a guide to Chicago’s essentials and places worth a trip in the city.

#4 Chicago Reader

The Chicago Reader is another great local resource to find the best food and drink spots in Chicago. The website has a dedicated restaurant review section by food critic Mike Sula. Other than reviews, the website also has food features, news and handy restaurant search and bar search options.

#5 Chicago Bites

Chicago Bites is an independent source to find local culinary events, restaurant reviews and news since 2006. The website has a large number of restaurant reviews categorized according to neighborhoods and cuisine. The reviews are informative, easy to read and to the point.

#6 The Ghost Guest

The Ghost Guest is a food blog by Amanda Topper, a Chicago native with a passion for food. Her reviews are detailed and honest and all restaurants are rated on a scale of 5 ghosts! Her website lists an extensive number of quirky restaurant reviews that are fun to read.

#7 Chicago Alphabet Soup

Chicago Alphabet Soup is a great food blog for those who to love to try new things. Gino Williams, the founder of the blog, will try anything at all. On this website, he posts reviews of Chicago’s many ethnic restaurants. The website categorizes restaurants based on cuisine and the reviews pack in a lot of details and information.

#8 Chicago Mag

Chicago Mag is an informative resource for all things food in Chicago. The website has an extensive number of restaurant reviews, latest restaurant openings and a hot list for each month. The website also has a number of lists and food guides that help readers find the best brunch spots, bars, steakhouses and more in Chicago.

#9 Time Out

Time Out Chicago helps readers discover the best restaurants and bars in Chicago with their editors’ picks and restaurant reviews. This visually attractive website has the latest restaurant stories, news, openings and several best of lists that provide information on the best spots for any type of cuisine in Chicago.

#10 Yelp

Yelp is always considered a top choice for finding restaurants based on cuisine, budget and neighborhood.  As Chicago is a mecca for foodies, their ratings and reviews by local diners are particularly relevant and valuable. Yelp also features a special section profiling new restaurants in Chicago.