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The 17 best cheap eats in Chicago

The 17 best cheap eats in Chicago

The best part? Everything on this list rings up at $10 or less.

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    Gaijin

    Gaijin

    4 out of 5 stars

    Finally, a West Loop hotspot that doesn’t break the bank. Chef Paul Virant’s thoughtful take on okonomiyaki is complexly flavored and wholly...

    Tzuco

    Tzuco

    5 out of 5 stars

    Carlos Gáytan’s ambitious comeback restaurant channels his roots in Huitzuco, Mexico, with bold, heartfelt and unfailingly delicious results.

    Papa Cenar

    Papa Cenar

    3 out of 5 stars

    This pan-Mediterranean tapas spot in Logan Square aims to please with an array of dishes from land and sea—and it mostly succeeds.

    Butterdough

    Butterdough

    4 out of 5 stars

    Serving mouth-watering pastries and wholesome, scratch-made sandwiches, Butterdough is the neighborhood bakery that every community deserves.

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    Beatrix

    Beatrix

    4 out of 5 stars

    Make reservations at this American restaurant in River North today 

    avec

    avec

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