Going out is fun, especially in a city like Chicago, where there are countless new restaurants and fancy new cocktail bars to head to. But sometimes, you just want to stay in—and that's alright too (hey, we're guilty of canceling plans to stay inside and catch up on Netflix, too, especially when it gets just a little too chilly outside). That's when it's time to hit up DoorDash. We've picked out our favorite restaurants that deliver with DoorDash, perfect for when there's no way in hell you're leaving your apartment but can't stop craving your favorite Thai dish. Check out these DoorDash delivery options for when hitting the town just isn't going to happen.
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Our 20 favorite restaurants on DoorDash
This popular brunch and lunch spot is most known for its cuts of meat, which you’ll find on meat plates and in dishes all over the menu and to go. The sandwiches are a must, with a killer porchetta with bread and butter pickles, whole grain mustard on a crisp ciabatta. But whatever you pick, from soups that change regularly to breakfast dishes, everything at PQM is a delight.
Order Publican Quality Meats on DoorDash
The Chicago outpost of this Memphis-based chicken shop has just a few of our favorite things—fried chicken, fried okra and fried green tomatoes. And they’re delicious. They're the epitome of Southern comfort food—and we’ll take a pretty damned good rendition of them in Chicago when we can get them. Which is exactly what we get with Gus’s. Two to go, please.
Order Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken on DoorDash
Picking a pizza place for delivery can be daunting, we have enough choices for an army. But Coalfire is an easy pick, with wood-fired pizzas that are filled with flavor and a crisp crust. You can build your own or pick from the already constructed list—we’re suckers for the ‘nduja pizza with berkshire sausage, ‘nduja infused whipped ricotta, mozzarella, cherry bomb pepper and basil.
Order Coalfire on DoorDash
Pub Royale has quickly positioned itself as a staple in the world of newer Chicago restaurants, and we really can’t complain. We’re in love with everything on the menu, from crisp salt cod samosas to spicy gobi manchurian and even a burger, this kitchen sink spot is not one to be missed, and even better when they’ll come drop it off at your apartment in the dead of winter.
Order Pub Royale on DoorDash
Even carnivores can’t resist this infamously vegan establishment. The Chicago Diner, with locations in both Logan Square and Lakeview, is welcoming (and delicious) for folks with all kinds of diets. Don’t miss the nachos or the milkshakes—Yes, they’ve found a way to make non-dairy milkshakes absolutely heavenly.
Order the Chicago Diner on DoorDash
Quality, cheap Thai food is an absolute delivery must. Enter Star of Siam. The Thai stalwart has been around for quite some time, serving up your favorite classic Thai dishes deliciously. We know if you’re ordering Thai for delivery you’ll be getting your old standby, but don’t skip the potsickers, they’re extra special at this spot.
Order Star of Siam on DoorDash
Cheap Chinese food, the take out counter at Duck Duck Goat is not. Instead, you’ll find cheffy takes on dishes like fried rice (think fried rice balls topped with greens, corn and peppers) and Taiwanese beef noodle soup with house egg noodles, beef broth and griddled beef in take out containers. It might not be our standard late-night Chinese spot, but chef Stephanie Izard’s take out counter is open until 10pm, and we love these upscale takes on dishes, too.
Order from Duck Duck Ta'Go on DoorDash
We can't think of many things we don't love about Dove's Luncheonette, especially when we can get the warm and hearty pozole rojo. Get an order of the chicken fried chicken and split both with a friend for one of the heartiest and warmest meals imaginable.
Order Dove's Luncheonette on DoorDash
The second location of the burger mainstay serves up many of the same burgers as the original, named for metal bands and songs. Feeling like the burger minus the metal? Grab the Slayer, a burger that’s an entire meal to itself with fries, chili, cherry peppers, caramelized onions, andouille sausage, jack cheese, green onion and anger (yep, that’s right, anger).
Order Kuma's Too on DoorDash
Not everywhere in the city serves up both tacos and burgers, but BIG & little’s does. For the person who just wants a little bit of everything, you’ll be happy you ordered from this greasy spot. Making us pick just one item is hard, but if we’re ordering, you’ll be sure we’re grabbing the softshell crab sandwich, the cheeseburger and fish tacos.
Order BIG & little's Restaurant on DoorDash
Sure, you could get any burger here, but you should get the number 4. This big burger is topped with hatch chiles, jack cheese, a fried egg and crispy bacon, juicy with just the right amount of heat. Temper the heat with some truffle and parmesan fries and, yeah, you want that thick, creamy milkshake too—trust us.
Order DMK Burger Bar on DoorDash
We love dumplings and Imperial Lamian puts out some pretty delicious ones. When it’s cold outside and all you want is some xiao long bao and soup, this is the spot to order from. Long lamian noodles in beef broth are heartwarming and satisfying and dumplings explode with savory goodness in every single bite.
Order Imperial Lamian on DoorDash
This spot showcases Nepalese cooking with dishes such as palungoko saag, where he takes whole spinach leaves, sautées them with caramelized garlic and coats them in a trinity of seeds (fenugreek, mustard and cumin). You can't pass up the Indian cuisine either (the peppery biryani and lunch buffet are both solid), but ignoring the Nepalese dishes here is like going to a beer bar and ordering wine.
Order Cumin on DoorDash
These build-your-own burgers come with no shortage of toppings, making this a great spot for the picky eater in your group. Veggies, don’t worry, there’s a lentil black bean burger for you too. Don’t pass on the fries either, Butcher & The Burger is perfect when you need a burger and fries, but just can’t figure out how to leave your couch.
Order Butcher & the Burger on DoorDash
Piece is best known for its huge New Haven style-pizzas and craft beer (seriously, have you had the Golden Arm yet?). You can pick your own toppings or just take our suggestion and grab the Hot Doug’s Atomic Sausage pizza, covered with pieces of sausage, pepper jack cheese and caramelized onions—you won’t be sorry.
Order Piece Brewery & Pizzeria on DoorDash
The taco of choice for those in need of a pitcher of margaritas, it’ll stand up as a solid choice when you’re headed home from margaritas, or whatever else you drank, too. We’re partial to the fish taco and the potato taco, or a combination of both of them—three tacos will fill you right up.
Order from Big Star on DoorDash
This food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant specializes in Jamaican meats. You start by picking chicken, pork or beef brisket and adding sauces and sides. We haven’t found a menu where we’ll pass plantains or macaroni and cheese, but choose your own adventure and get wild.
Order Jerk. Modern Jamaican Grill on DoorDash
This laid back River North pub boasts “Seriously. Ridiculously. Over-the-Top Hot Wings,” two big patios, and a bit of mystery—every Tuesday, there's a $5 "mystery beer," so take a chance and drink on the cheap. If gambling isn't your thing, there's a special every day of the week, from $3.50 Miller Lites on Sundays to $5 Bloodies on Saturdays.
Order Jake Melnick's Corner Tap on DoorDash
You’re ordering from here because you are in desperate need of cinnamon rolls. You may see huge omelettes and eggs Benedict, but don’t get too distracted (just kinda, you might want some kind of substance for this meal) and keep your eyes on the prize—those cinnamon rolls. They’re flaky and the frosting is sticky, sweet and delicious, making this breakfast spot a staple.
Order Ann Sather on DoorDash
Guacamole with… sweet potato chips? Sure. At Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, you’ll find the usual suspects—burgers, artichoke dip, salads and the like. Menu feeling a little overwhelming? We’re eyeing the crispy chicken sandwich on a sesame seed bun with fries.
Order from Doc B's Fresh Kitchen on DoorDash