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The best places in Chicago that tourists wouldn't normally find. Food, shopping, sites and more to get your most out of your trip.

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  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie

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10 Places

Chicago Opera Theater

Operas

Berco's Popcorn

Restaurants

Superdawg Drive-In

Restaurants

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Art Galleries

Fatso's Last Stand

Restaurants

Lagunitas Taproom

Bars & Clubs

Johnnie's Beef

Restaurants

Lao Sze Chuan

Restaurants

Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen

Restaurants

Yolk.

Restaurants

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    Chicago Opera Theater
    Operas
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    mja1982 Says:

    A really hip opera company. They only do a 3 shows a year so you'll have to plan in advance. The productions are well done and always cutting edge.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #205 of 667 things to do in Chicago
    • It's all about the Details! 16/10/2017
    • Great weekend concert & classic movie 13/06/2017
    • Chicago Opera Theater
    Address:
    205 E Randolph St
    Chicago, IL
    Phone:
    +1 312-704-8414
    Other:
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    Berco's Popcorn
    Restaurants (Fast food, Street Food, American)
    mja1982 Says:

    Funky little stand (in an alley) that sells top notch popcorn. There is even one covered in gold leaf!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3,540 of 6,025 restaurants in Chicago
    • Great popcorn! 17/06/2016
    • Niche $$$ popcorn - personal touch 11/04/2016
    • Berco's Popcorn
    Address:
    810 W Armitage Ave
    Lincoln Park Area
    Chicago, IL 60614-7652
    Phone:
    +1 312-642-3726
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:30 - 19:00
    Mon
    14:00 - 20:00
    Tue - Sat
    11:30 - 20:00
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    Superdawg Drive-In
    Restaurants (American, Fast food)
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    mja1982 Says:

    Best hot dog in the city. And if you don't like hot dogs go to see the amazing 50's architecture.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #276 of 6,025 restaurants in Chicago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • a delight 14/11/2017
    • One of the best ever 09/11/2017
    • Superdawg Drive-In
    Address:
    6363 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60646-3726
    Phone:
    +1 773-763-0660
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 - 01:00
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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    Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
    Art Galleries
    mja1982 Says:

    Best small museum in Chicago. Always has outstanding exhibits of Outsider Art and the Henry Darger room is not to be missed.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    From the community
    Ranked #255 of 667 things to do in Chicago
    • Small but impressive 12/09/2016
    • I loved this place! 23/07/2016
    • Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
    Address:
    756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Chicago Blue Line CTA Stop
    Chicago, IL 60642-5939
    Phone:
    +1 312-243-9088
    Hours:
    Tue - Wed
    11:00 - 18:00
    Thu
    11:00 - 19:30
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Fatso's Last Stand
    Restaurants (American, Fast food)
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    mja1982 Says:

    Great hot dog, hamburger, friend shrimp, and most importantly cheese fries. A real local place.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #1,091 of 6,025 restaurants in Chicago
    • Hot Dogs are always good 19/11/2017
    • So good! 24/09/2017
    • Fatso's Last Stand
    Address:
    2258 W Chicago Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622-4827
    Phone:
    +1 773-620-8671
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$7
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 - 00:00
    Mon - Wed
    10:00 - 00:00
    Thu - Sat
    10:00 - 04:00
    Other:
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    Lagunitas Taproom
    Bars & Clubs
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    mja1982 Says:

    Amazing beer experience. Great food and service, and of course beer. It's very cool to be in the middle of the entire production line.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 571 Nightlife in Chicago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning 06/11/2017
    • Expensive Fun 17/10/2017
    • Lagunitas Taproom
    Address:
    1843 S Washtenaw Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608-2423
    Phone:
    +1 773-522-2503
    Other:
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    Johnnie's Beef
    Restaurants (Fast food)
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    mja1982 Says:

    #1 Italian Beef every year, not to mention the Italian Ice. A stand up only place, worth the drive from downtown to go here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 32 restaurants in Elmwood Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent Italian beef sandwich, but cash only 03/10/2017
    • Best Beef in Town 02/10/2017
    • Johnnie's Beef
    Address:
    7500 W North Ave
    Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
    Phone:
    +1 708-452-6000
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 00:00
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Lao Sze Chuan
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    mja1982 Says:

    Excellent Chinese food - order the three chili chicken aka "chicken crack" because it is so addictive.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    From the community
    Ranked #961 of 6,025 restaurants in Chicago
    • A very enjoyable experience 09/11/2017
    • AVOID. Awful, inauthentic reheated food, horrible service 04/10/2017
    • Lao Sze Chuan
    Address:
    2172 S Archer Ave
    Chicago, IL 60616-1514
    Phone:
    +1 312-326-5040
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen
    Restaurants (American, Soups, Delicatessen)
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    mja1982 Says:

    Great corned beef in an old school deli environment. Be prepared to see local celebrities and politicians dining giant sandwiches.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #320 of 6,025 restaurants in Chicago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Deli on Steroids 12/11/2017
    • No frills, good food 08/11/2017
    • Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen
    Address:
    1141 S Jefferson St
    Chicago, IL 60607-4425
    Phone:
    +1 312-939-2855
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun
    08:00 - 15:00
    Mon
    07:00 - 15:00
    Tue - Sat
    07:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    Yolk.
    Restaurants (Diner, American)
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    mja1982 Says:

    A favorite breakfast place where everything is good, affordable, and quick. But be prepared to wait if you go at a peak hour.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 6,025 restaurants in Chicago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great but busy breakfast 19/11/2017
    • Good breakfast 19/11/2017
    • Yolk.
    Address:
    747 N Wells St
    Chicago, IL 60654-3520
    Phone:
    +1 312-789-9655
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$20
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    06:00 - 15:00
    Sat - Sun
    07:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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