Check out some of the various dining establishments below to make the most of your time in Chicago. There are many great places to eat at, here are a few.
Jason’s Deli - $$
312.850.0547 - www.jasonsdeli.com
1258 South Canal Street Chicago, IL 60607
CTA Green Line to Roosevelt, walk west on Roosevelt, turn left (south) onto Canal
Not only a sub place! Jason’s Deli also serves great soups and pasta. Delivery offered to campus!
Jimmy Johns - $
773.536.2323 - www.jimmyjohns.com
3506 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616 (on campus)
Subway sandwiches – freaky fast delivery.
Scout - $$
312.705.0595 - thescoutchicago.com
1301 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60605
CTA Green Line to Roosevelt, walk east on Roosevelt, turn right (south) on Wabash.
A "upscale" sports bar with plenty of food options and a good beer selection.
Starbucks - $$
773.536.3126 – www.starbucks.com
3506 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60616 (on campus)
Coffee and pastries – yum.
Chi Café - $
312.842.9993 - www.chicafeonline.com
2160 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago IL 60616
CTA Red Line to Cermak/Chinatown, north to Archer
Popular amongst students, this restaurant has a very modern feel and a wide variety of dishes.
Lao Sze Chuan - $$
312.326.5040 - www.tonygourmetgroup.com
2172 S. Archer Ave., in the Chinatown Square Market
CTA Red Line to Cermak/Chinatown, north to Archer, west to Princeton
Rated by Zagats as one of Chinatown’s best, this Szechuan-style Chinese restaurant can get rather busy – but extra seating upstairs is available, though the signage doesn’t always make that clear.
Three Happiness - $
203 W. Cermak Rd.
CTA Red Line to Cermak/Chinatown, 1 block west on south side of Cermak Rd.
Not to be confused with its larger neighbor just off the Cermak/Chinatown stop, this IIT favorite serves Cantonese food in an intimate environment
Leona’s - $ - $$
312.850.6453 - www.leonas.com
1419 West Taylor Street Chicago, IL 60607
CTA Green Line, take 12 Bus to Roosevelt& Loomis stop, walk north on Loomis, turn left (west) on Taylor
Leona’s is a 38 minute trip with walking, bus and CTA – it’s most popular as delivery option amongst students.
Maggiano’s - $$$ - $$$$
516 N. Clark St.
CTA Red Line to Grand, 2 blocks west
Great family-style Italian food and desserts. Reservations are recommended, dress is nice but not formal.
Giordano’s Pizzeria - $$
312.583.9400 - www.giordanos.com
223 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL
CTA Green Line to Randolph/Wabash, 2 blocks east
It’s a Chicago-area pizza chain, but still absolutely fantastic.
Lou Malnati’s - $$
312.786.1000 - www.loumalnatis.com
805 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60605
CTA Green Line to Roosevelt, walk two blocks north on State Street
Ricobene’s - $ - $$
312.326.6330 - www.ricobenespizza.com
252 W. 26th St.
CTA Red Line to Cermak/Chinatown, walk south on Wentworth under the expressway, turn right (west) onto 26th street
Big Italian dishes, great pizza, a local favorite! Just a short cab ride from IIT’s main campus.
Carbon - $
312.225.3200 - carbonmex.com
300 W. 26th Street
CTA Red Line to Cermak/Chinatown, walk south on Wentworth under the expressway, turn right (west) onto 26th street.
Small, intimate, counter service, and newer to the neighborhood, Carbon (pronounced car-BONE) has authentic Mexican flavors prepared over Live Fire. It’s just a short cab ride from IIT’s main campus.
Pancho’s Pistolas - $
312.225.8808 - panchopistolas.com
700 W 31st St. (corner of 31st and Union)
31 St. West from IIT campus, just before Halsted St.
IIT neighborhood favorite for authentic Mexican. Table service, dress is casual, wait is usually short.
Go 4 Food - $$
312.842.8688 - www.go4foodusa.com
212 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616
CTA Red Line to Cermak/Chinatown, start west on Cermak, turn left (south) on Wentworth, turn right (west) on W 23rd street
This seafood restaurant specializes in Cantonese-style seafood – so don’t waste your order on the typical Asian cuisine. They have a lot more to offer.
Lawrence’s Fisheries - $$
312.225.2113 - www.lawrencesfisheries.net
2120 South Canal Street Chicago, IL
CTA Red Line to Cermak/Chinatown, walk west on Cermak, turn right (north) on Canal
It is a quaint little seafood restaurant along the canal. The food is made fresh daily and all of the shrimp comes from turtle-safe fishing grounds.