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The Best Casual Restaurants in Chicago

These top casual restaurants in Chicago deserves every food lover's attention.

Updated on Mar 28, 2024 | World of Mouth team

Chicago is a city where towering skyscrapers and humble food stalls coexist, inviting both locals and visitors alike to explore it's diverse culinary offerings. This guide to the best casual restaurants in Chicago showcases spots like Alla Vita, Boeufhaus and Lao Peng You – places that locals love and visitors must try.

The best part is: all picks are based on recommendations from local experts like food writer Steve Dolinsky and food and drinks writer Ari Bendersky. So if you're looking for an answer to the perennial question of where to eat in the Windy City, keep reading.

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