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The 13 best restaurants in Naperville

If you’ve mentally reduced Naperville to chain restaurants and pickup bars stuffed with North Central College students, you’re missing out on the array of flavors it has to offer. Downtown Naperville’s new Water Street District along the south bank of the DuPage River has brought with it the city’s first hotel and a crop of fresh restaurants serving ambitious fare. Craving Peruvian or Pakistani? Find more options (plus easier parking) outside of downtown in strip malls along 75th Street or tucked among big-name chains on Freedom Drive off I-88. There are splurges and bargains alike, and wherever you land, you won’t leave hungry.

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