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Navy Pier isn't exactly known as a culinary hot bed. The Chicago attraction is synonymous with tourists, crowds and souvenir shops, but if you know where to look, Navy Pier restaurants might just surprise you. The lakeside pier is home to some of the city’s most iconic dishes, like Chicago deep dish pizza, caramel and cheddar popcorn, and loaded Chicago hot dogs. Scattered among the best Navy Pier restaurants are also delicious delicacies from far-flung neighborhoods. Come summertime, beloved Beverly ice cream shop the Original Rainbow Cone opens a small stall on the pier, offering cones piled high with five different flavors. Visitors can also stop by South Side favorite Brown Sugar Bakery for caramel cake, cobbler and cookies. Whether you’ve got family in town or you’re playing tourist for the day, these are the Navy Pier restaurants to check out.
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