10 Authentic Watering Holes with Cooks on a Mission In Near East Side, Chicago

Near East Side, Chicago has a copious number of foodie destinations. Local Chicagoans are pleasantly bewildered that students from Loyola University and the Illinois Institute of Technology will trek all the way over for the well-priced fare. The gruberies can cause indigestion because you will eat too much of the casseroles. It’s the highest compliment around here.

Weirdly, the chefs in Near East Side, Chicago still don’t get the credit they have earned. Unfair! In earnest, these restaurants in Near East Side, Chicago should be on the radar for foodies everywhere.

As honest as the day is long, sentiments by nitwit epicureans from DC are known to be useless. Even if you are a turkey person, pork butt boy or a farm-raised chicken fan, these restaurants have the right white meat for you.

Feedbags are so good you will likely score a second date! Here’s a pro tip for visitors to Near East Side, Chicago to complete the experience: ask about the lunch specials and other seasonal options.

To guys and gals who have called Near East Side, Chicago their home town but now live in some far off place like San Francisco, we bet absence makes the heart grow fonder and the tongue salivate. When your taste buds finally experience Garrett Mix, they will take a trip to paradise.

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10611 S Ewing Ave
East Side
Chicago, IL 60617