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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

Nice family brunch, decent kids menu. Husband and I both ordered avocado toast. I asked for eggs over medium and they were super runny. Our waitress was very...

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  • Superb441 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 have already been to this restaurant quite a lot of times, and I have never experienced anything worse when it comes to their service and, of course, their...

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  • Superb322 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

This review is about a year late, but my wife and I couldn’t tell you how happy we were to have our wedding there.Honestly, if I could give this place a 20/5...

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  • Superb445 Reviews4.5
CHICAGO RAMEN 578 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
CHICAGO RAMEN
Ramen • $$

CHICAGO RAMEN

578 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Definitely one of my top four Ramen places in Chicago. The ramen is very thick and hearty, the spicy red miso has a definite kick, the chachu pork was so...

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  • Superb234 Reviews4.6
Giacomo's Ristorante 740 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines
Giacomo's Ristorante
Italian • $$

Giacomo's Ristorante

740 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

I've dined in at this mom & pop place several times and the food was always excellent. I especially like that the chef frequently makes the rounds of...

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  • Superb232 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
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

Great fresh food. Their lobster bisque is one of the best I have ever tasted. Every tu ing is good here. Fried, grilled boiled. However yiu want it they have...

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  • Superb266 Reviews4.5
Sugar Bowl 1494 Miner St, Des Plaines
Sugar Bowl
Brunch • $

Sugar Bowl

1494 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

I have been coming here since i was a baby (1972).My mother was a waitress here in the 1960'sIve always loved this place.Good food good people fair...

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  • Superb248 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

Loved everything about this place. The food was top notch. The steaks were cooked perfect and the sides are delicious.The creamed spinach was...

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  • Superb387 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

Love Mariachi's! The food is always good, hot and good portion sizes! All the employees there are attentive, helpful and nice! Have been many times for...

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  • Superb220 Reviews4.5
Sunrise Grill 1930 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines
Sunrise Grill
American • $

Sunrise Grill

1930 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Stopped by after my workout this morning and didn't expect much of it but I was wrong. The location is in a small little shopping center but they have...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.5
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
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

We have been visiting Little Villa off and on for over 40 years - even when we lived 30 minutes away. We can always count on plenty to eat and good food. ...

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  • Superb297 Reviews4.4
Gigio's Pizzeria 1603 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Gigio's Pizzeria
Pizza • $

Gigio's Pizzeria

1603 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Mmmmmm.... today was my first time ever having Gigio's Pizza. It is hands down the best pizza for miles! Ordering was easy, the staff is very nice, there...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.6
Dotombori 1526 Miner St, Des Plaines
Dotombori
Japanese • $$

Dotombori

1526 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

The food was delicious and the dessert was well made and served. I tried sushi for the first time and it was sooo good. When I I took a bite into it, the fish...

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  • Superb177 Reviews4.5
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
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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  • Superb62 Reviews5
VIA ROMA 464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines
VIA ROMA
Italian • $$

VIA ROMA

464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Delicious food. Plenty of it too. The male server was less than helpful, in fact we wondered if he was ignoring us purposely but the female waitress was...

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  • Superb251 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

What a fine meal. Old school diner with top notch service and food. Get the Spud which is like a egg burrito made with hash browns instead of tortilla. Yum a...

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  • Superb210 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

Mom and Pop restaurant where the wait staff is their adult children. Charcoal grills at your table, so you may be in for a wait while the charcoal is prepared,...

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  • Superb206 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
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
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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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
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
Illusion Bar Grill Cafe - Des Plaines,IL. 659 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines
Illusion Bar Grill Cafe - Des Plaines,IL.
Pubs • $$

Illusion Bar Grill Cafe - Des Plaines,IL.

659 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

So what do you want from a bar & grille?Open late enough to get a bite to eat? Got it!Beer and booze? Got it!Wine? Got it!Cleanliness? Got it!With all that...

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  • Superb131 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

All I can say is that this is a really good spot for a quick bite, particularly for some good hot dogs. This is definitely one of the best and most classic...

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  • Superb246 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

Nice family brunch, decent kids menu. Husband and I both ordered avocado toast. I asked for eggs over medium and they were super runny. Our waitress was very...

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  • Superb441 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
Sunrise Grill 1930 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines
Sunrise Grill
American • $

Sunrise Grill

1930 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Stopped by after my workout this morning and didn't expect much of it but I was wrong. The location is in a small little shopping center but they have...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Des Plaines
Gigio's Pizzeria 1603 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Gigio's Pizzeria
Pizza • $

Gigio's Pizzeria

1603 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Mmmmmm.... today was my first time ever having Gigio's Pizza. It is hands down the best pizza for miles! Ordering was easy, the staff is very nice, there...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.6
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
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

Love Mariachi's! The food is always good, hot and good portion sizes! All the employees there are attentive, helpful and nice! Have been many times for...

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  • Superb220 Reviews4.5
Arandas Taqueria 1721 E Oakton St, Des Plaines
Arandas Taqueria
Mexican • $

Arandas Taqueria

1721 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018

The food was not bad and made to order. My daughter ordered the quesadilla meal and was not that pleased. They used regular taco shells and was not as...

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  • Good134 Reviews4.2
Mexico Restaurant 694 Lee St, Des Plaines
Mexico Restaurant
Mexican • $

Mexico Restaurant

694 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

This was the Best restaurant I've ever been it was my first time going there since I've been to another one right or Mount prospect because those...

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  • Good123 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

I've been going to this place for over 20 years. The restaurant was in a strip mall, always overcrowded and quite the wait to get a table. Then they built...

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  • Good216 Reviews4.1
China Wok 775 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines
China Wok
Chinese • $

China Wok

775 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

We ordered takeout of 2 lunch specials: beef with vegetables and sweet and sour chicken. Both were very good and generous portions. Each came with an egg roll...

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  • Good149 Reviews4
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 have already been to this restaurant quite a lot of times, and I have never experienced anything worse when it comes to their service and, of course, their...

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  • Superb322 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 was seated inside when I went here for the first time, and the service was really slow, but the staff were all friendly and accommodating, and the food was...

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  • Superb141 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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  • Good166 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

Great fresh food. Their lobster bisque is one of the best I have ever tasted. Every tu ing is good here. Fried, grilled boiled. However yiu want it they have...

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  • Superb266 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

Loved everything about this place. The food was top notch. The steaks were cooked perfect and the sides are delicious.The creamed spinach was...

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  • Superb387 Reviews4.4

Italian Restaurants

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

Giacomo's Ristorante

740 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

I've dined in at this mom & pop place several times and the food was always excellent. I especially like that the chef frequently makes the rounds of...

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  • Superb232 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

We have been visiting Little Villa off and on for over 40 years - even when we lived 30 minutes away. We can always count on plenty to eat and good food. ...

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  • Superb297 Reviews4.4
VIA ROMA 464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines
VIA ROMA
Italian • $$

VIA ROMA

464 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Delicious food. Plenty of it too. The male server was less than helpful, in fact we wondered if he was ignoring us purposely but the female waitress was...

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  • Superb251 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

This review is about a year late, but my wife and I couldn’t tell you how happy we were to have our wedding there.Honestly, if I could give this place a 20/5...

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  • Superb445 Reviews4.5
LongHorn Steakhouse 1470 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

1470 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

This Is the first time coming to Longhorn. The staff here is amazing and the food was just as good. It's hard to find good service and good food. The...

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  • Superb223 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

Excellent restaurant and location (Rosemont). My first time with this chain, very impressed. The salmon was great, as were the minestrone soup, house-cooked...

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  • Good581 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
Subway 877 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

877 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Absolutely impressed with the staff at this location! Every team member went above and beyond to care for the customers. The staff here made us feel so welcome...

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  • Good95 Reviews3.7
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

Standard Buffalo Wild Wing, but with an incredible staff. You can see the staff preparing the food and filling the orders, they were so working hard and...

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  • Average17 Reviews3
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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  • Average128 Reviews3.2