Crosby's Kitchen

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Chickens turn on a wood fire rotisserie rack at Crosby's Kitchen
Southport Corridor

A successful neighborhood restaurant should know its surroundings, and the folks at 4-Star Restaurant Group (Dunlay's, Frasca Pizzeria) clearly know theirs: This Southport Corridor spot bends over backward for area families. There's a stroller valet and stools in the bathroom for wee ones, and kids eat free every day from 4–6pm. For adults, there's a bar slinging craft beers, a rotisserie putting out crispy-skinned chicken and a menu of burgers, salads, warm corn bread and crab cakes (more crab than cake). At meal's end, kids and adults come together over a DIY ice-cream sundae with hot fudge, crushed Butterfingers, whipped cream and other fun toppings on the side. At brunch, the straightforward menu is perfectly executed, with buttery biscuits served with tart strawberry rhubarb jam, thick oatmeal pancakes with maple butter, and fat links of sausage.

Venue name: Crosby's Kitchen
Address: 3455 N Southport Ave

Cross street: at Cornelia Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10pm; Fri 11:30am-11pm; Sat 8:30am-11pm; Sun 8:30am-10pm
Transport: El stop: Brown to Southport. Bus: 9, 77, 152.
Price: Average main course: $17
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