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When it comes to fancy-pants dining, Chicago has you covered—and then some. The city is home to one of the world's most celebrated restaurants (hello, Alinea!) and boasts a fine-dining scene that is enviable. But when you're strapped for cash, it's equally exciting to explore the best cheap eats in Chicago. We visited dive bars, hole-in-the-wall joints and even some of the best restaurants in Chicago to find awesomely inexpensive culinary delights. The best part? Everything on this list rings up at $10 or less. Dining on a budget doesn't have to be bland: Check out our all-time favorite cheap eats in Chicago.