Intro

I should have started listing restaurants in Chicago a long time ago. This list is so incomplete that it's missing many good Chicago restaurants, but it's a start and it's casual. I could do it but, it would be actual work to organize and rate all the restaurants in Chicago in a database with a sensible interface.

There are, of course, many sites that list and rate restaurants in Chicago. EGs:

My "quality rating" system is as follows. There are many distinctions of quality. A show may have a production rating of Q3of9, but a liking rating of Q8of9. Note that my ratings are not like the usual 1-5 star system because I give places that have personal meaning a higher rating.

  • Q1of9. Worst
  • Q2of9. Very bad.
  • Q3of9. Bad.
  • Q4of9. A bit below fair.
  • Q5of9. Fair.
  • Q6of9. A bit above fair.
  • Q7of9. Good.
  • Q8of9. Very good.
  • Q9of9. Best

Asian

These are places that have stuff from smaller asian coutries, more than one asian country or fusions between asian .

Chinese

In addition to Chinatown (Cermak and Wentworth. chicagochinatown.org), there is Argyle (Argyle and Broadway) which also has other Asian shops and restaurants, plus Chinese restaurants all over town.

Fast Food

There are many fast food places in Chicago but the two kinds that are identified with Chicago are the Chicago-style hot dog places and the Maxwell Street-style places.

Filipino

I was, after all, born in the Philippines.

German

Greek

Hispanic

Indian

Italian

Japanese

Meat

Middle Eastern

Pizza

Polish

Scandinavian

Taverns

Thai

Miscellany

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