The restaurants in Rogers Park are impressively diverse for a smaller neighborhood. There are restaurants serving traditional cuisine from three African countries plus Peruvian, Mexican, Korean, and American restaurants.
Rogers Park is on the north of the city bordering Evanston and Lake Michigan. It is home to the Loyola University campus.
Last updated: March 2022
Restaurants in Rogers Park:
Denden serves cuisine from Eritrea, a small country in northwest Africa. The main cuisine from this region is stew served with flatbread. The menu at Denden has beef, lamb, and chicken dishes with vegetable sauces.
Semilla’s Latin Kitchen & Wine Bar
A casual restaurant serving a mix of Peruvian and Mexican specialities including ceviche, quesadillas, tacos, chicken with mole sauce, and skirt steak. Happy hour is offered from 4 pm until 5 pm daily.
Badou Senegalese Cuisine
African, Senegalese, Vegan/Vegetarian
Badou offers a large menu of West African cuisine including grilled meats and seafood, stews, and rice dishes. The menu has a separate section of vegan and vegetarian dishes.
The Owl and the Peacock
A new lunch spot that serves salads, sandwiches, and quinoa bowls. It’s lunch only – the restaurant is not open for dinner.
Susie’s Noon Hour Grill
Korean, Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
A cash-only Korean restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. This restaurant is run by Susie, a local legend and one woman show who takes orders and prepares the food. Customers rave about the breakfast in particular. The menu includes items like omelets with bulgogi and kimchi, Korean pancakes, ramen, and bulgogi bibimbap.
A plant filled coffee shop and diner serving breakfast and brunch from 8 am until 2 pm daily. The menu has several breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast, and large meals like biscuits and gravy.
Bulldog Ale House
A pub near the Loyola campus serving lunch and dinner daily. The menu covers all the bar food classics: sliders, tacos, wings, pizza, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Forty beers are available on tap.
South of the Border Restaurant & Bar
Latin American, Lunch
A restaurant that serves lunch and dinner and stays open late into the night serving arepas, enchiladas, Cuban sandwiches, tacos, burritos, and chile relleno.
R Public House
A neighborhood pub serving burgers, pizza, sandwiches and sharable bar snacks. Dinner is served Tuesdays through Sundays and brunch is available on weekends.
Charmers Food & Floral Cafe
American, Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Charmers serves breakfast and lunch daily, and closes at 5 pm. The breakfast menu has pastries, bagels, and egg dishes while the lunch menu has a variety of soups and sandwiches.
Qaato Halal Restaurant
A Nigerian restaurant loved by the East African community in Chicago, Qaato serves escargot, beef kabob, jollof rice, egusl soup, ewedu soup, and yam and plantain dishes.
A fast-casual Korean restaurant serving bowls and burgers plus sides like kimchi fries and dumplings. There is a second location in Lakeview.
Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Kid-friendly
A diner serving breakfast and lunch (not dinner) every day from 8 am until 2:30 pm. A large breakfast menu offers scrambles, skillets, pancakes, benedicts, waffles, French toast, and several indulgent types of pancakes. The lunch menu has burgers, salads, and sandwiches. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.
El Sabor Poblano
An authentic Mexican BYOB restaurant known for serving picaditas (similar to sopes), pambazo (a type of sandwich with chorizo and potatoes), and barbacoa. The menu also has tacos, enchiladas, tamales, and quesadillas.
J.B. Alberto’s Pizza
Pizza, Italian, American
An affordable pizzeria offering thin crust, pan pizza, and stuffed pizza in addition to a large menu of appetizers, ribs, steak, shrimp, pastas, burgers, and sandwiches.
Smack Dab Bakery
Bakery, Vegetarian, Vegan
A bakery serving breakfast pastries, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, and lunch sandwiches and burritos. Vegan and vegetarian sandwiches are available. Smack Dab is open from 8 am until 2 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. The restaurant does not serve dinner.
Taste of Peru
A casual BYOB Peruvian restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives that is known for serving a wide variety of seafood. The best seller is Guy Fieri’s favorite, the Lomo Saltado, a stir fried steak and vegetable dish served with French fries and rice. One page of the fourteen page menu is devoted to vegetarian dishes.
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