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Things to Eat and do in Chicago

The morning show is headed to Chicago in August for a radio convention. Then Jake and the kids are driving out to visit his grandparents there, and we're spending the weekend in Chicago. I asked for family suggestions, and got these. I apologize if the spelling is wrong-I wrote it exactly how it was submitted to me:)


RPM Steak (been here, YUM!)

Au Cheval (Had this burger, and WOW)

Hampton Social (been here with my girlfriends, and it was cute😊

Wildberry Pancakes (Funny seeing how many people love the same spots. Went here with my girlfriends too!)


The Publican

Cruz Blanca


Café ba-ba-reba

Chi Oven & Pizza

Lou Malnatis (lots of recs for this)

Lou Mitchell’s

The Starbucks Reserve

Bar Mar

Purple Pig

Roka Akor

Garrets Popcorn

Mom Ami Gabi

Eli’s Ark

Yolk for Breakfast

Giordano Pizza

Honey Butter Chicken

Weiner Circle (late night)

Nutella Shop


Dip and Sip Donuts

Three Dots and a Dash (underground tiki bar)

Litos Empanadas


Pequods (Jake’s fav)

Peace Pizza

The Color Factory

Girl and the Goat

The Weber Grill

Gene & Jude’s (best Chicago dog)

Rose Mary

Oven Grinder Pizza Co

Frontera Grill

Tango Sur

Geja’s Fondue

London House Rooftop Bar

Velvet Taco

Fire Cakes Donuts


Goddess and the Baker

Jenni’s Ice Cream

Stan’s Donuts

The only McDonalds with a global menu

Berger Station (lunch)

Kuma’s Corner (burger)


Grand lux Café

Sawada Coffee

Bongo Room for breakfast

Tuscan Hen (Italian Deli)

Honeybear Café

Sweet Mandy B’s cupcakes

Pat’s Pizza (thinnest crust pizza)


Ed Debevics (Retro Diner)

Duck Duck Goat

Silver Spoon (Thai)

Doughnut Vault


Architecture tour x a million recs

Shedd Aquarium

Art Institute

Sunset Boat Cruise

Maggie Daly Park

The Cultural Center

Ultimately Kayaking

Open Top Tour Bus

Fireworks at the Pier

Observation Decks


Lincoln Park Zoo


Willis Tower

Millennium Park

Navy Pier


Water Taxi

Second City

American Girl Doll Store

Field Museum

Wriggly Field

Harry Carey Interactive Museum

The Forge Lemont Quarries

The Oddities Museum

Wicker Park-lots of cute shops

High Line Trail

Prince Immersive Experience

Double Decker Bus Tour

Food Tour

Bobby’s Bike/Hike Tour

Dupage Children’s Museum

Harold Washington Library

Get the City pass if doing aquarium and museums.

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