Chicago is a great city for those to love to eat, filled with world-class restaurants of all types. Some great resources for finding restaurants:
Yelp.com: Users can rate and review restaurants (and other services) in the city. Search by food type, neighborhood, or restaurant name.
Urbanspoon.com: Similar to yelp.com, users rate and review restaurants in Chicago.
DNAinfo.com: Chicago information, local news and public interest stories.
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Food at the Zoo
|Food at the Zoo||Description|
|Park Place Café||The indoor café for everyone! Choose from Mexican, Italian, burgers, sandwiches and ice cream.|
|Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café||Grab a classic Chicago-style hot dog, iced slushy or beer.|
Quick Lunch Spots
|Quick Lunch Spots||Cuisine||Distance from Zoo|
|Subway||Sandwiches||0.1 mi/ 0.16 km|
|Dog Joint||Hot Dogs||0.1 mi/ 0.16 km|
|Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill||American||0.2 mi/ 0.32 km|
|Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap||American||0.2 mi/ 0.32 km|
|Sai Mai||Thai||0.1 mi/ 0.16 km|
|Starbucks||Coffee & light food||0.1 mi/ 0.16 km|
Other Restaurants Near the Zoo
|Other Restaurants Near the Zoo||Cuisine||Website||Distance from zoo||Directions/bus (starting at LPZ)|
|Elly's Pancake House||All-day breakfast||ellyspancakehouse.com||0.8 mi/ 1.3 km||Bus: #22 towards Harrison|
|Orange||Brunch/lunch||orangerestaurantchicago.com||0.4 mi/ 0.6 km||Walk, or take #22 towards Howard, or #36 towards Devon/Clark|
|Standard Market Grill||Bar/restaurant||www.standardmarketgrill.com||0.5 mi/ 0.8 km||Walk, or take #22 towards Howard, or #36 towards Devon/Clark|
|RJ Grunts||American style restaurant||www.rjgruntschicago.com||0.2 mi/ 0.3 km||Walk to corner of Dickens and N Lincoln Park West|
|The J Parker||Rooftop bar and restaurant with stunning views||www.jparkerchicago.com||0.5 mi/ 0.8 km||Walk or Bus: #151 towards Union Station, or #22 towards Howard, or #36 towards LaSalle|
|Mon Ami Gabi||French bistro||www.monamigabi.com||0.2 mi/ 0.3 km||Walk to the corner of Belden and N Lincoln Park West|
|Green Tea Japanese Restaurant||Sushi and Japanese fare||0.3 mi/0.5 km||Walk to the corner of Clark and Webster|
|Riccoardo Enoteca||Italian and wine bar||riccardoenoteca.com||0.2 mi/ 0.3 km||Walk south on Clark St|
|Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co||Pizza and sandwiches||chicagopizzaandovengrinder.com||0.2 mi/ 0.3 km||Walk south on Clark St; it is between Webster and Dickens|
|Sultan’s Market||Middle Eastern||chicagofalafel.com||0.8 mi/ 1.3 km||Walk south on Clark St|
|SIMPLY IT||Vietnamese||simplyitchicago.us||0.8 mi/ 1.3 km||Walk to N Lincoln, or take Bus #37 towards Fullerton Red Line|
|Adobo Grill||Mexican||adobogrill.com||0.4 mi/ 0.6 km||Walk to North Ave, or take Bus #156 towards Union Station|
|North Pond||Farm-to-table modern American fare||northpondrestaurant.com||0.5 mi/ 0.8 km||Walk down Cannon Dr heading North|
|DryHop||Gastropub||www.dryhopchicago.com||1.8mi/2.9km||Bus: #151 towards Devon/Clark and get off at the Sheridan & Briar stop|
|The Peasantry||Locally-sourced comfort food||thepeasantry.com||0.9 mi/ 1.4 km||Walk, or Bus #22 towards Howard|
|Café Ba-Ba-Reeba||Tapas||www.cafebabareeba.com||0.8 mi/ 1.3 km||Walk to Armitage, take bus #73 towards Laramie|