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South Loop Restaurants

AcadiaAcadia
973 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago

Amazing food and service, horrendous music selection (Red Hot Chili Peppers? Seriously?) More

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Aurelio's Pizza South LoopAurelio's Pizza South Loop
12 reviews
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Pizzeria | South Loop, Chicago

Delicious thin crust pizza and Large Tortellini with meat sauce. Friendly efficient staff with a view of the corner of Roosevelt and Michigan Aves. These people like to please. Are new favorite pizza place in the south loop. Marie and Frank are great staff people. More

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UMAI Japanese Kitchen & SushiUMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi
414 reviews
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Japanese | South Loop, Chicago

Mmmmm ramen More

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Tapas ValenciaTapas Valencia
1580 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

Was very pleased with this restaurant. Their menu has an eclectic variety of different plates as well as drinks to choose from. Would highly recommend to a friend. More

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Café BiondaCafé Bionda
1073 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

It has always been our go to place. Great atmosphere, service and food! The Bionda salad is always a must. More

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Chicago Firehouse RestaurantChicago Firehouse Restaurant
2716 reviews
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Steakhouse | South Loop, Chicago

Great ambience made better by outstanding waiter and service with exceptional food. Loved my Filet! More

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Asian OutpostAsian Outpost
172 reviews
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Pan-Asian | South Loop, Chicago

Had another wonderful experience at Asian Outpost. I asked the waitress for something different and she did not disappoint. I got something comparable to Thai shrimp and chicken fried rice. It was loaded with veggies and topped with a fried egg! Honestly it’s my new favorite dish! More

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Sofi RestaurantSofi Restaurant
619 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

Housemade pasta and regional Italian specialties. Daily specials as well. Service is attentive but not obnoxious. Upscale. $45 for one person, including a class of wine, soup, and an entree. Great for a night out. More

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Sociale - ChicagoSociale - Chicago
164 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

Exceptional experience. Had a blast More

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Victory TapVictory Tap
383 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

The pizza is great! While the Waiters will recommend everything else - fish, steak etc. order a cup of soup, Salad,, appetizer AND then pizza. It’s clear that the chef is innovative and has mad skillz! More

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Connie's Pizza in BridgeportConnie's Pizza in Bridgeport
384 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

Awesome pizza. The best! It’s real nice inside. More

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Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - Indiana Ave.Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - Indiana Ave.
74 reviews
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Pizzeria | South Loop, Chicago

Pizano's has been a great addition to our DePaul basketball game days. We've been there twice and each time had a good beer, great service and great Chicago-style Italian food. Italian beef is about the best I've had and their thin tavern style pizza did not disappoint. The crust is crispy even on the middle slices. Unfortunately we forgot our leftovers on the table the last time we were there. I'm still thinking about it. I can't wait for the next game so I can have another pizza! Great Chicago sports memorabilia throughout the restaurant makes for fun conversation. More

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Mercat a La PlanxaMercat a La Planxa
4409 reviews
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Spanish | South Loop, Chicago

Great food! Excellent atmosphere. Will definitely visit again. More

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Niu B Sushi & Robata - South Michigan AveNiu B Sushi & Robata - South Michigan Ave
122 reviews
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Sushi | South Loop, Chicago

Great food. Was very pleased with the food and drink options. Sushi was very good also. More

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Chicago Oyster HouseChicago Oyster House
184 reviews
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Seafood | South Loop, Chicago

Great wait staff. Food was nicely prepared. Needs a little more ambiance. More

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Chicago Curry House (Indian and Nepalese Restaurant)Chicago Curry House (Indian and Nepalese Restaurant)
313 reviews
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Indian | South Loop, Chicago

The food was very tasty, spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. The very hot spicy dishes were identified and I stayed away. Two out of three of us dining we’re first timers, us two first timers partook of the brunch. For our other friend, this is her fave place, she ordered menu items. The brunch had a great variety, so much food. The naan was OMG good, my only negative for the brunch was the sauces weren’t labeled, so they were a mystery. They also could have had one more person servicing the guest to insure more promptness! Definitely will go back! More

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Kurah MediterraneanKurah Mediterranean
431 reviews
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Mediterranean | South Loop, Chicago

Very good for a Tuesday night... A bit light on help in the dining area but manageable... More

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Burger Bar - South LoopBurger Bar - South Loop
175 reviews
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Burgers | South Loop, Chicago

The food was fantastic. Our server was good. My burger was not properly prepared (missing key ingredients clearly listed on the menu). The server took my plate back to the kitchen to show the cook and they added the ingredients. The sandwich was not hot at this point. The sandwich was not remade nor was there any offer of apology or compensation. More

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Woven & BoundWoven & Bound
32 reviews
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Quite surprised had Duck and Rabbit! Chacuterie was so-so need more variety. Desserts also very tasty.! Great service. More

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Tutto Italiano RistoranteTutto Italiano Ristorante
126 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

What a fabulous place to have a great meal within the ambiance of the caboose. The food is also outstanding. More

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Weather Mark TavernWeather Mark Tavern
129 reviews
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Jen our waitress was great! Friendly, best service More

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Amarit Thai RestaurantAmarit Thai Restaurant
85 reviews
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Thai | South Loop, Chicago

First time here and my out of town guests and my kids all loved it! We will definitely be back. The Coconut Curry Shrimp, shrimp dumplings, and pad see eiw are a must! More

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Third Star Restaurant-Hyatt McCormick PlaceThird Star Restaurant-Hyatt McCormick Place
28 reviews
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Very attentive staff and good food at a reasonable price. Would come back again. More

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Adamus - Silversmith HotelAdamus - Silversmith Hotel
84 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago

Nice place for drinks and dinner/appetizers after Hamilton. More

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720 South Bar And Grill720 South Bar And Grill
101 reviews
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Ran in to grab something to eat on st paddy’s day. Packed bar area but restaurant was half full. Perfect to rest feet and grab for so. Our group of five devoured the food and not much was left. Loved how everything went smoothly - food delivered in timely manner and wait staff kind. More

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May St. CafeMay St. Cafe
529 reviews
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Contemporary Latin | South Loop, Chicago

It was a great experience. The staff was personable. The food and device was excellent. The ambiance was magnificent. I will definitely go back again. More

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South Loop Diners' Choice Winners

South Loop's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AcadiaAcadia
973 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago

Amazing food and service, horrendous music selection (Red Hot Chili Peppers? Seriously?) More

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Aurelio's Pizza South LoopAurelio's Pizza South Loop
12 reviews
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Pizzeria | South Loop, Chicago

Delicious thin crust pizza and Large Tortellini with meat sauce. Friendly efficient staff with a view of the corner of Roosevelt and Michigan Aves. These people like to please. Are new favorite pizza place in the south loop. Marie and Frank are great staff people. More

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UMAI Japanese Kitchen & SushiUMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi
414 reviews
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Japanese | South Loop, Chicago

Mmmmm ramen More

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Tapas ValenciaTapas Valencia
1580 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

Was very pleased with this restaurant. Their menu has an eclectic variety of different plates as well as drinks to choose from. Would highly recommend to a friend. More

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Café BiondaCafé Bionda
1073 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

It has always been our go to place. Great atmosphere, service and food! The Bionda salad is always a must. More

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Chicago Firehouse RestaurantChicago Firehouse Restaurant
2716 reviews
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Steakhouse | South Loop, Chicago

Great ambience made better by outstanding waiter and service with exceptional food. Loved my Filet! More

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Connie's Pizza in BridgeportConnie's Pizza in Bridgeport
384 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

Awesome pizza. The best! It’s real nice inside. More

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Sofi RestaurantSofi Restaurant
619 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

Housemade pasta and regional Italian specialties. Daily specials as well. Service is attentive but not obnoxious. Upscale. $45 for one person, including a class of wine, soup, and an entree. Great for a night out. More

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Asian OutpostAsian Outpost
172 reviews
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Pan-Asian | South Loop, Chicago

Had another wonderful experience at Asian Outpost. I asked the waitress for something different and she did not disappoint. I got something comparable to Thai shrimp and chicken fried rice. It was loaded with veggies and topped with a fried egg! Honestly it’s my new favorite dish! More

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Victory TapVictory Tap
383 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

The pizza is great! While the Waiters will recommend everything else - fish, steak etc. order a cup of soup, Salad,, appetizer AND then pizza. It’s clear that the chef is innovative and has mad skillz! More

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Discover South Loop

South Loop offers a variety of dining options that draw people in from all over. One will find a vast array of eateries near the neighborhood's museums and historical areas like Japanese and Thai cuisine as well as some of Chicago’s top casual restaurants. If you're in the mood for something else in the neighborhood, you can get pierogi from a Polish restaurant or tapas from a Mexican restaurant. Visitors should be sure to sample local home-grown flavors like the Windy City’s very own deep dish-style pizza and authentic Chicago-styled hot dogs. For those who simply want a classic burger and a craft brew, try one of the pubs around the Chicago Bears’ Soldier Field.