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These Chicago restaurants are offering election night specials

Eat your feelings on election night, and support a local restaurant while you do it.

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

Election Day in Chicago will be here before you know it. Once you've exercised your right to vote, it's time to settle in for what's sure to be a rollercoaster of an evening (that's putting it mildly). If you're too stressed to cook, leave it to the pros: Many Chicago restaurants are offering election night specials, including themed meals and tasty deals. And with the state's latest ban on indoor dining in Chicago, there's no better time to show your support through a delivery or takeout order.

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Start plotting out your election night dinner with these specials from Chicago restaurants. We'll continue adding to this list through Tuesday, November 3, so check back often for more meal deals. Can't find what you're looking for? Our list of takeout and delivery favorites should do the trick.

Alinea: The three-Michelin-starred destination offers an all-American smorgasbord to go ($85 per person) that includes giant soft pretzels, fancy pigs in a blanket, fried chicken, saucy pork ribs and tater tots. For dessert? Apple pie, of course.

The Dearborn: Dinner for four ($75) includes all of the culinary comforts you need to survive election night 2020: Two pizzas of your choice, an order of mac 'n cheese, a dozen dry-rub wings with all the fixings, and six USA-themed cookies.

Ever: Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser's fine-dining mecca offers takeout for the first time, with a menu launching on election day. The debut menu ($55 per person) includes a chilled barley salad, braised short ribs, caramelized maitake mushrooms, baby potatoes, a pretzel baguette and a triple chocolate trifle. Add a bottle of red or white ($45–$65) to calm your nerves.

Funkenhausen: An Election Week Survival Kit ($150) is loaded up with your choice of two appetizers, a shareable entree, two desserts and your choice of wine or a growler of beer—it's enough to feed four (or two, depending on how stressful things get).

The Goddess and the Grocer: Let them eat cake! A cake flight ($35) includes three giant slices of rainbow, Oreo and carrot, plus a bottle of bubbly. Pre-order by emailing or order the night of for pickup or delivery through Door Dash.

Ina Mae TavernWhen you order a family meal for pickup or delivery on Tuesday, you get 15 percent off. Choose from fried catfish, chicken tenders or boiled shrimp—all of which are served with hearty sides.

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap: Keep it casual with the All American carryout special ($44.95), which comes with four cheeseburger sliders, a dozen wings, barbecue chips, two slices of apple pie and a six-pack of High Life.

Lettuce Entertain You: The Chicago-based restaurant group is offering specials at most of its restaurants, including RPM Steak, il Porcellino and Sushi-san. Pick up dishes from all of your favorite spots in one order or opt for a set menu, like Osteria Via Stato's Italian feast ($15.95 per person), with entrees like chicken parmesan and slow braised short rib as well as pizza, pasta and gelato.

Lexington Betty Smoke House: Hang on to your "I voted" sticker and show it off at this barbecue spot for a free bourbon pecan bread pudding.

Pizza Lobo: When you order any pizza from this Logan Square shop, you automatically score half off any "howler" (32-ounce half-growlers).

The Publican: Available for takeout or delivery, the Publican's Election Night Survival Dinner Kit ($30 per person) includes a honeycrisp salad, your choice of entree (braised pork belly or grilled chicken thighs), house-extruded mac and cheese and a seasonal dessert. You can toss in carryout cocktails, wine or a four-pack of beer for good measure.

River Roast: Perhaps more important than food is booze. When you order a whole roast chicken or a braised short rib dinner from River Roast, you get 50 percent off your drinks. Choose from a $10 bottle of wine or half-priced Moscow mule or Old Fashioned cocktail kits.

Santa Masa Tamaleria: Prove you voted and Santa Masa will reward you with free tamales on Tuesday, November 3.

Smoke Daddy: The Wicker Park outpost of this barbecue joint offers an All-American Dinner To Go ($60) for four that's loaded up with wings, ribs, sliders, mac and cheese, coleslaw, cornbread and s'mores bites.

Tanta: Starting Election Day, Tanta is bringing back its Comida For Two bundle ($40) with two chicken empanadas, your choice of entree, plenty of sides and two alfajor cookies. For $15 more, you can add a bottle of house red or white wine to your order.

Webster's Wine Bar: Let one of Chicago's best wine bars set you up for the evening with a spread of artisan cheese and charcuterie, vegetarian canapés, a baguette and two bottles of expertly sourced vino for $100.

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