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Restaurants in Old Town, Chicago

A guide to restaurants in Chicago’s Old Town. Many of these eateries are located on Well’s Street, the neighborhoods busiest street.

A guide to the best restaurants in Old Town, Chicago.

In the past several years Old Town’s bar scenes has exploded. Many of the places on this list are gastropubs and perhaps not fitting for a quiet date night or families.

Kanela Breakfast Club
Brunch/Breakfast, Lunch, Healthy

This popular brunch spot has several locations in Chicago. The menu has a perfect mix of breakfast and lunch, sweet and savory, and healthy and indulgent menu items.

Small Cheval
Burgers, Fast Casual

A sister restaurant to Au Cheval that serves burgers, fries, shakes, shots, and beers. This location has a 100 seat patio and some seating inside.

Pizza, Italian

The Neapolitan style pizzas at Gallucci are some of the best in Chicago. All pizzas can be made with gluten free dough too. Salads and pastas round out the menu.

Real Good Juice Co

This juice bar serves cold pressed juices, smoothies, and light meals.

La Fournette
Breakfast, Lunch, French

An authentic French bakery that serves quiches, sandwiches, salads, crepes, and soups. La Fournette also sells bread, pastries, and desserts.

Asian, Japanese, Sushi

A family-owned restaurant serves both sushi and cooked meat and noodle dishes. The menu is large enough that it has something for everyone. The restaurant itself is beautiful and fitting for a date night, while it is large enough to accommodate groups. Kamehachi has been in business for over 40 years and is one of the best restaurants in Old Town.

Happy Camper

A lively bar and pizza place with creative pizzas. On game days this place can be packed.

Twin Anchors
American, Barbecue

A barbecue joint and old Frank Sinatra hangout that is known for their ribs. Twin Anchors opened in 1932 and is a Chicago institution.

Brunch/Breakfast, Lunch, Kid-Friendly

A casual BYOB diner that serves breakfast and lunch. Their large menu has something for everyone. It’s a great place for a quick meal.

Topo Gigio

A restaurant serving traditional Tuscan-style Italian cuisine. In the summer they have a large patio space.

Orso’s Restaurant
Italian, Lunch

A classic Italian restaurant with a romantic patio.

The Vig

A stylish sports bar with great cocktails and a large menu of casual American cuisine. It can be crowded on game days and weekends.

Woodie’s Flat

A sports bar with a menu featuring wings, burgers, and salads.


A sports bar with bar food and a roof deck.

Broken English Taco Pub
Mexican, Bar/Gastropub

A vibrant bar with a menu of snacks and tacos.

Root’s Pizza
Pizza, Kid-friendly

One of four Chicago locations, this pizza place serves up Quad Cities style pizza. They often collaborate with other restaurants to bring things like Korean Fried Chicken Pizza and Butter Chicken Pizza to the menu. They have a long list of salad options too.

Gussie’s Handmade Italian

A chic restaurant serving up Italian essentials like spaghetti carbonara, and spaghetti all’ Amatriciana.

Old Jerusalem Restaurant
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

A casual cafe specializing in traditional Middle Eastern food including shawarma, kabobs, and hommos. The menu has large section of vegetarian entrees.

Mexican, Asian, Vegan/Vegetarian

This restaurant serves Korean and Mexican inspired cuisine including tacos and rice bowls. A section of the menu caters to vegans and vegetarians.

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