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Kusina De MANILA 632 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines
Kusina De MANILA
Filipino • $$

Kusina De MANILA

632 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to experience great food and be serenaded by beautiful live music. The owners and staff are super friendly and...

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  • Superb233 Reviews4.8
Katie's Kitchen 623 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines
Katie's Kitchen
American • $$

Katie's Kitchen

623 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Excellent food and variety of menu items! The portions are perfect sized and the prices are great! You can tell the cooks put alot of effort and love into the...

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  • Superb440 Reviews4.6
Paradise Pup 1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines
Paradise Pup
Fast Food • $

Paradise Pup

1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

I am on a hunt for the perfect burger. I love burgers. If you give me your favorite, I will go seek it out.Problem is, everyone has their vision as to what the...

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  • Superb313 Reviews4.6
Cafe La Cave 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines
Cafe La Cave
Steak House • $$$

Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Food and ambiance we're terrific. Service was average to above average, but not friendly. The only issue was the NOISE! It was crowded, but even that factored...

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  • Superb427 Reviews4.5
CHICAGO RAMEN 578 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
CHICAGO RAMEN
Ramen • $$

CHICAGO RAMEN

578 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Loved this place! Ingredients all tasted fresh, ramen was nice and hearty. I got the chicken ramen w/ egg and it was delicious. Husband got the red miso ramen...

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  • Superb231 Reviews4.6
Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano 740 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines
Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano
Italian • $$

Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

740 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

A very welcoming, at home atmosphere for families, friends, or date night. All pastas, salad dressings and desserts are made in house. Limoncello cake for...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.6
Cevicheria Coco Loco 931 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Cevicheria Coco Loco
Seafood

Cevicheria Coco Loco

931 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Hidden gem little but great food. Came on Mother’s Day from Chicago and they were very happy to celebrate with us had mother’s. But pricey but worth it and...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.8
Brew Lounge 1062 Lee St, Des Plaines
Brew Lounge
American • $

Brew Lounge

1062 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

i absolutely LOOOOOVE this place! i tried a bunch of their drinks and they were all amazing! the lavender milk tea was top tier and their coffee is so...

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  • Superb189 Reviews4.6
Don's Dock Seafood 1220 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines
Don's Dock Seafood
Seafood • $$

Don's Dock Seafood

1220 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Crazy busy Friday night, must have had 50 walk ins during our time there. This place is the real deal for fried shrimp. They have the best fresh fish for miles...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.5
Sugar Bowl 1494 Miner St, Des Plaines
Sugar Bowl
Brunch • $

Sugar Bowl

1494 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

My first time here! I ordered breakfast & received the best omelette I’ve ever tasted! Our server was very attentive, & delivered our food in a...

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  • Superb246 Reviews4.5
Des Plaines Pancake House 1769 Miner St, Des Plaines
Des Plaines Pancake House
American • $

Des Plaines Pancake House

1769 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

So it was actually my first time checking this place out, it was recommended by a friend that said their food was good.....well I wanna say their food was...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.6
Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House 3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines
Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House
Seafood • $$$

Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House

3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Great experience. Food was prepared efficiently and presented with class. Enjoyed this restaurant. I’ve had it on my radar for quite some time and the night...

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  • Superb364 Reviews4.4
Mariachi's Tacos 1936 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines
Mariachi's Tacos
Mexican • $

Mariachi's Tacos

1936 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

I love their flavors, their staff are always nice and friendly. Taco Tuesday may get super busy and crowded for lunch, but that's because this place is so...

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  • Superb215 Reviews4.5
Little Villa Restaurant & Pizzeria 660 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines
Little Villa Restaurant & Pizzeria
Italian • $$

Little Villa Restaurant & Pizzeria

660 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

So, so good. Great value and absolutely fantastic food! If you're in Des Plaines, Mount Prospect or Arlington Heights this is a must stop for wonderful...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.4
Bosna Grill 644 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines
Bosna Grill
Modern European • $

Bosna Grill

644 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Everything was super authentic and really delicious. I tried a few things very typical in Bosnia (Salty milk, Burek meat pie, Grilled meat platter). Although,...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.8
Giuseppe's Pizzeria and Catering 554 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines
Giuseppe's Pizzeria and Catering
Pizza

Giuseppe's Pizzeria and Catering

554 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Delicious pizza, with top notch ingredients. We received way more food than we ordered, and it was hot and well prepared. Lots of other customers around who...

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  • Superb174 Reviews4.5
Dotombori 1526 Miner St, Des Plaines
Dotombori
Japanese • $$

Dotombori

1526 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

What a great little find! Friendly sweve staff makes you feel like you are goingnhomento family. The food is excellent. Sushi is fresh. The Bulgogi is...

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  • Superb170 Reviews4.5
VIA ROMA 464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines
VIA ROMA
Italian • $$

VIA ROMA

464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016

One of my favorite Italian places! I would recommend the buratta antipasto appetizer, it has the freshest ingredients. They are so accommodating too. I love...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.4
Uncork, Unwind 1440 Miner St, Des Plaines
Uncork, Unwind
Wine Bar

Uncork, Unwind

1440 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Hosted my future daughter-in-law’s bridal shower at Uncork, Unwind and it was fantastic. Wine shop owner Heidi and her staff were so accommodating and the...

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Sunrise Grill 1930 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines
Sunrise Grill
American • $

Sunrise Grill

1930 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Nice family style diner. It was a bit old school which was exactly what I was looking for. Very close to the airport. Best recommendation is to order the ham...

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  • Superb208 Reviews4.4
Gail's Carriage Inn 1145 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines
Gail's Carriage Inn
Brunch • $$

Gail's Carriage Inn

1145 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Excellent cream of mushroom soup! I had a patty melt with fries with brown gravy. Nice and juicy burger and the brown gravy was delicious. Hubby had a skirt...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.4
Jibarito Time Inc, Chicago Style Plantain Sandwiches 935 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Jibarito Time Inc, Chicago Style Plantain Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop • $$

Jibarito Time Inc, Chicago Style Plantain Sandwiches

935 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

FINALLY my schedule & their business hours aligned! I had my first jibarito & it won’t be my last. Thank you WGN’s Ana Belaval for mentioning how...

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  • Superb205 Reviews4.4
New Seoul Korean BBQ Dine in 638 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines
New Seoul Korean BBQ Dine in
Korean • $$

New Seoul Korean BBQ Dine in

638 W Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

I meet monthly with former colleagues for dinner once a month, this month it was my turn to pick and - at the recommendation of a friend - I chose this...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.4
Boston Fish Market Inc 1225 Forest Ave, Des Plaines
Boston Fish Market Inc
Seafood Markets • $$

Boston Fish Market Inc

1225 Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

OMG! if you are a seafood lover them this the RIGHT place for you. The seafood is always fresh and the portions are substantial. The same amount of food would...

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  • Superb331 Reviews4.3
Gigio's Pizzeria 1603 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Gigio's Pizzeria
Pizza • $

Gigio's Pizzeria

1603 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Gigio's has this true warm, home away from home feeling about it, that would have been far more perceptible, had it not been for the mask mandate. But the...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.5
Log Cabin Bar 346 Potter Rd, Des Plaines
Log Cabin Bar
Pubs • $$

Log Cabin Bar

346 Potter Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

This has been on my list for sometime and finally made it ! The decor is what everyone else states, it is eclectic, randon and just plain fun. We went on a...

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Choong Man Chicken 9850 N Milwaukee Ave, Des Plaines
Choong Man Chicken
Korean • $$

Choong Man Chicken

9850 N Milwaukee Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Best Korean chicken. We love the snow chicken with its mound of savory silky onions, the soy garlic chicken for its simple garlic soy ooomph, and we even love...

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  • Superb105 Reviews4.6
Oba Contemporary Japanese 1285 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines
Oba Contemporary Japanese
Japanese • $$

Oba Contemporary Japanese

1285 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

My first time experience with this restaurant and I have to say that the staff were TERRIFIC!!! Unfortunately, one of my elderly guests has a medical emergency...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.5
Euro Grill 967 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines
Euro Grill
Modern European • $

Euro Grill

967 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

First time trying this kind of food. It was delicious!!!We randomly stopped in. They are so nice and friendly.The food has such great flavor, the bread is to...

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  • Superb123 Reviews4.5
Rand Red Hots 1441 Rand Rd, Des Plaines
Rand Red Hots
Hot Dogs • $

Rand Red Hots

1441 Rand Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Great simple hot dogs most places laugh at you when you ask for ketchup on a hot dog. This place welcomes it! Reminds me of old drive in food joint. Dogs,...

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  • Superb242 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Des Plaines
Katie's Kitchen 623 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines
Katie's Kitchen
American • $$

Katie's Kitchen

623 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Excellent food and variety of menu items! The portions are perfect sized and the prices are great! You can tell the cooks put alot of effort and love into the...

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  • Superb440 Reviews4.6
Brew Lounge 1062 Lee St, Des Plaines
Brew Lounge
American • $

Brew Lounge

1062 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

i absolutely LOOOOOVE this place! i tried a bunch of their drinks and they were all amazing! the lavender milk tea was top tier and their coffee is so...

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  • Superb189 Reviews4.6
Des Plaines Pancake House 1769 Miner St, Des Plaines
Des Plaines Pancake House
American • $

Des Plaines Pancake House

1769 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

So it was actually my first time checking this place out, it was recommended by a friend that said their food was good.....well I wanna say their food was...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.6

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Des Plaines
Giuseppe's Pizzeria and Catering 554 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines
Giuseppe's Pizzeria and Catering
Pizza

Giuseppe's Pizzeria and Catering

554 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Delicious pizza, with top notch ingredients. We received way more food than we ordered, and it was hot and well prepared. Lots of other customers around who...

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  • Superb174 Reviews4.5
Gigio's Pizzeria 1603 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Gigio's Pizzeria
Pizza • $

Gigio's Pizzeria

1603 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Gigio's has this true warm, home away from home feeling about it, that would have been far more perceptible, had it not been for the mask mandate. But the...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.5
Countryside Saloon 2501 E Ballard Rd, Des Plaines
Countryside Saloon
Pizza • $

Countryside Saloon

2501 E Ballard Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Friendly, busy place that's served good food and drinks for 30 years. I worked in the neighborhood and found them because of their outdoor seating in...

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  • Good203 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Des Plaines
Mariachi's Tacos 1936 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines
Mariachi's Tacos
Mexican • $

Mariachi's Tacos

1936 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

I love their flavors, their staff are always nice and friendly. Taco Tuesday may get super busy and crowded for lunch, but that's because this place is so...

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  • Superb215 Reviews4.5
Arandas Taqueria 1721 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Arandas Taqueria
Mexican • $

Arandas Taqueria

1721 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Very good food. Very polite, friendly staff. Looks like a family business. We had burritos and they were very good, large size for the price. Great chips...

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  • Good132 Reviews4.2
Mexico Restaurant 694 Lee St, Des Plaines
Mexico Restaurant
Mexican • $

Mexico Restaurant

694 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Mexico Restaurant is a family favorite, and we have been going here since the early 90s. The food is exceptional! It has always been the highest quality. Some...

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  • Good122 Reviews4.2

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Des Plaines
Wonton Gourmet 1405 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines
Wonton Gourmet
Chinese • $$

Wonton Gourmet

1405 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Great spot for authentic food. Shrimp wonton and noodle soup is fantastic! All the chicken dishes I've tried so far; General Tso, orange chicken, sweet...

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  • Good207 Reviews4.1
China Wok 775 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines
China Wok
Chinese • $

China Wok

775 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Ordered Orange Beef and Kung Pao Delight. Everything was fresh and a real treat. Used their online ordering system, and it was a complete menu. Delivery was...

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Tasty Cuisine Chinese Restaurant - 著名粵菜城 1225 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines
Tasty Cuisine Chinese Restaurant - 著名粵菜城
Chinese • $$

Tasty Cuisine Chinese Restaurant - 著名粵菜城

1225 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Definitely Authentic good here. THE wait was worth it and I'll be back again. Some of the best Shrimp Fried RiceThanks again for taking the proper time in...

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  • Good128 Reviews3.9

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Des Plaines
Paradise Pup 1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines
Paradise Pup
Fast Food • $

Paradise Pup

1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

I am on a hunt for the perfect burger. I love burgers. If you give me your favorite, I will go seek it out.Problem is, everyone has their vision as to what the...

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  • Superb313 Reviews4.6
Johnny's Place 20 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines
Johnny's Place
Fast Food • $

Johnny's Place

20 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

I've been meaning to come here for a long time now and finally I had the chance today. We came through the drive thru and the lady on the speaker was so...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.3
Charcoal Delights 1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Charcoal Delights
Fast Food • $

Charcoal Delights

1090 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

The fast food restaurant itself is clean. The menu is so broad and there are a variety of diverse options. The prices are also reasonable and cheaper compared...

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  • Good165 Reviews4.2

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Des Plaines
Cevicheria Coco Loco 931 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Cevicheria Coco Loco
Seafood

Cevicheria Coco Loco

931 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Hidden gem little but great food. Came on Mother’s Day from Chicago and they were very happy to celebrate with us had mother’s. But pricey but worth it and...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.8
Don's Dock Seafood 1220 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines
Don's Dock Seafood
Seafood • $$

Don's Dock Seafood

1220 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Crazy busy Friday night, must have had 50 walk ins during our time there. This place is the real deal for fried shrimp. They have the best fresh fish for miles...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.5
Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House 3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines
Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House
Seafood • $$$

Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House

3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Great experience. Food was prepared efficiently and presented with class. Enjoyed this restaurant. I’ve had it on my radar for quite some time and the night...

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  • Superb364 Reviews4.4

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Des Plaines
Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano 740 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines
Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano
Italian • $$

Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

740 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

A very welcoming, at home atmosphere for families, friends, or date night. All pastas, salad dressings and desserts are made in house. Limoncello cake for...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.6
Little Villa Restaurant & Pizzeria 660 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines
Little Villa Restaurant & Pizzeria
Italian • $$

Little Villa Restaurant & Pizzeria

660 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

So, so good. Great value and absolutely fantastic food! If you're in Des Plaines, Mount Prospect or Arlington Heights this is a must stop for wonderful...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.4
VIA ROMA 464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines
VIA ROMA
Italian • $$

VIA ROMA

464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016

One of my favorite Italian places! I would recommend the buratta antipasto appetizer, it has the freshest ingredients. They are so accommodating too. I love...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.4
Cafe La Cave 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines
Cafe La Cave
Steak House • $$$

Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Food and ambiance we're terrific. Service was average to above average, but not friendly. The only issue was the NOISE! It was crowded, but even that factored...

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  • Superb427 Reviews4.5
LongHorn Steakhouse 1470 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

1470 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

We came here as we were staying at Wyndham hotel next door. It was perfect ending to our long trip here. The service was amazing. So nice and accommodating and...

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  • Superb216 Reviews4.3
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse 10233 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse

10233 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Really enjoyed the visit. Wasn’t particularly busy but the service and food were great. Fitting music - 50s, swing, jazz, etc at decent volume to still...

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  • Good550 Reviews4
Jibarito Time Inc, Chicago Style Plantain Sandwiches 935 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Jibarito Time Inc, Chicago Style Plantain Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop • $$

Jibarito Time Inc, Chicago Style Plantain Sandwiches

935 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

FINALLY my schedule & their business hours aligned! I had my first jibarito & it won’t be my last. Thank you WGN’s Ana Belaval for mentioning how...

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  • Superb205 Reviews4.4
Potbelly Sandwich Shop 2695 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop • $

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

2695 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

The girl who made my Sammie yesterday skimped me on mayo. Shrewd of you. I got like one lil dot of mayo and she was like that'll suffice. That ain't...

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  • Good114 Reviews4.1
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches 2995 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

2995 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

I ordered the turkey bowlwich with pickles, tomatoes, and avocado and was amazed with how delicious it was. It was super fresh and nutritious and I will...

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  • Good38 Reviews3.6
Chicken Tender Tribe 1900 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines
Chicken Tender Tribe
Chicken

Chicken Tender Tribe

1900 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

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Buffalo Wild Wings ‘GO’ 1387 Lee St, Des Plaines
Buffalo Wild Wings ‘GO’
Chicken Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings ‘GO’

1387 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Honestly, this place has gotten a ton of bad reviews on Google, when they first opened and I was a bit hesitant to give them a try, however I went ahead and...

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  • Average14 Reviews3.1
Wingstop 1473 Ellinwood St, Des Plaines
Wingstop
Chicken Wings • $

Wingstop

1473 Ellinwood St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

The compassion and professionalism of the staff at this Wingstop is absolutely astounding. My friend was in dire straits and needed to use a telephone. The...

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  • Average126 Reviews3.2