Crosby's Kitchen

Photograph: Michael Jarecki
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.

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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