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The best restaurants and cafés in the city, from casual to smart dining

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 satisf...

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

4 out of 5 stars

You must order the bacon-wrapped dates at this Mediterranean eatery