No matter the season, no matter the meal, we’ll find an excuse to book it to Bridgeport for a table at the Duck Inn. Inside, the environs are cozy, warm and tinged with retro vibes; outside, the patio turns into a secluded urban oasis come summertime. True to its name, the Duck Inn serves dishes like a beefy duck fat dog for dinner and decadent rotisserie duck hash for brunch. Stop by on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the blue plate specials, massive helpings of fried chicken, meatloaf and pasta bolognese, respectively.
Surrounded by neighborhoods like McKinley Park, Pilsen and Chinatown, Bridgeport is home to a wide-ranging variety of excellent restaurants. Whether you’re looking to hit up one of Chicago’s best hot dog stands on your way to see the White Sox play at Guaranteed Rate Field or you’re searching for a place to eat brunch in the sun, there’s no shortage of great choices in this South Side ’hood. Head to Bridgeport to gorge on breaded steak sandwiches, pork dumplings, doughnuts and royal pies. These 15 tried-and-true neighborhood favorites keep us coming back again and again.
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