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90 Miles Cuban Cafe 

2540 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL (773) 227-2822

Cuban Eclectic & International 
the authentic Cuban joint platin' up family recipes like the fricase de pollo

  • SILVER for  90 Miles Cuban Cafe


A Tavola 

2148 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL (773) 276-7567

Comfort Italian food.


Al's Italian Beef 

1079 W Taylor St Chicago, IL (630) 858-9121

Italian Steakhouse 
Camille visits Al's Italian beef -- a Chicago staple for 70 years -- to learn about the restaurant, its history and to experience their famo

  • GOLD for Al's Italian Beef



1723 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (312) 867-0110

Traditional American 
Ted Allen - Hot Potato Cold Potato

  • BRONZE for Alinea


Angel Food - CLOSED 

1636 W Montrose Ave Chicago, IL (773) 728-1512

Bakery American 
Satisfy your craving for those retro American sweet treats at this bright and funky bakery.


Ann Sather 

909 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL (773) 348-2378

Traditional American Swedish 
Ted Allen - Cinnamon Rolls

  • GOLD for Ann Sather


Antique Taco 

1360 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 687-8697

Chili fried with cheese curd

  • BRONZE for Antique Taco


Au Cheval 

800 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 929-4580

New American 
The number 1 burger on the list. The double cheeseburger is three patties seared at 500 degrees covered with cheddar and maple glazed bacon.



615 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 258-8331

Italian French 
Chris Cosentino - Chorizo-Stuffed Dates

  • SILVER for Avec


Backstage Bistro 

180 N Wabash Ave Chicago, IL (312) 475-6920

American Cafe 



725 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL (312) 355-6062

heads to a Bacon-Palooza, where he tastes bacon inventions on the frontlines of the bacon 'revolution'


Bang Bang Pie 

2051 N California Ave Chicago, IL (773) 276-8888

This quintessential pie shop is baking decadent pies just like your grandmother, except better.



151 W Erie St Chicago, IL (312) 274-1111

A sexy and modern Spanish bar and restaurant inspired by the pintxos bars of Spain.


Bartoli's Pizzeria 

1955 W Addison Chicago, IL (773) 248-0455

One of the top deep dish pizza's in chicago


Berghoff's Restaurant  

17 W Adams St Chicago, IL (312) 408-0200

revisits his European heritage with a slice of Apple Strudel, done the old-world way, at the legendary Berghoff Restaurant

  • SILVER for Berghoff's Restaurant


Big And Littles 

860 N Orleans St Chicago, IL (773) 725-8544

the tiny dive servin' up flavor in massive proportions, like the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly sandwich.

  • GOLD for Big And Littles


Big Star Tacos  

1531 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL (773) 235-4039

Fish Taco

  • SILVER for Big Star Tacos


Billy Goat Tavern 

430 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 222-1525

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Famous for their cheeseburgers and the Cubs curse.

  • GOLD for Billy Goat Tavern


Birrieria Zaragoza 

4852 S Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL (773) 523-3700

Goat Tacos


Black Dog Gelato 

859 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL (773) 235-3116

Ice Cream 
handcrafted gelato and sorbet in unusual flavor combinations, along with sundaes, gelato cookie sandwiches, sodas, and other novelties


Blackbird Restaurant 

619 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 715-0708

Traditional American 


Blue Frog's Local 22 

22 E Hubbard St. Chicago, IL (312) 527-1200

When a mother


Bobak Sausage Co 

5275 S Archer Ave Chicago, IL (773) 735-5334

Polish & Czech 
popular grocery store and deli known for its Polish-style sausage and deli meats.


Boka Restaurant 

1729 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (312) 337-6070

Traditional American New American 
Art Smith - Saffron Bigoli with Duck Ragout



1903 CHURCH ST Chicago, IL (847) 733-7102

Asian Korean 
the burger joint with Asian flair proudly serving all things umami

  • BRONZE for BopnGrill


Bricks Chicago 

1909 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL (312) 255-0851

Italian Pizza 
the gut-wrenching heat of the Super Painful Pizza


Bub City 

435 N Clark St Chicago, IL (312) 610-4200

Traditional American 
Great American BBQ food! They make their own hot dogs for their own twist on the chicago dog


Budacki's Drive-In 

4739 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL (773) 561-1322

Hot Dogs Fast Food 
Stop by Budacki's for a deliciously greasy hamburger or a Chicago-style hot dog


Buddy Guy's Legends 

700 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL (312) 427-1190

Owned by blues legend Buddy Guy, with a beer named after the legend the Buddy Brew


Burt's Place 

8541 N Ferris Ave Morton Grove, IL (847) 965-7997

Traditional American Pizza 
In the popular Morton Grove neighborhood, Tony visits the artisanal pizza joint Burts Place where he meets up with friend and fellow foodie

  • SILVER for Burt's Place


Butcher and Larder 

1026 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 687-8280

Cities first whole animal butcher shop


Butcher and The Burger 

1021 W ARMITAGE AVE Chicago, IL (773) 697-3735

American Burgers 
Build your own unique burger


Calumet Fisheries 

3259 E 95th St Chicago, IL (773) 933-9855

Louisa Chu later takes Tony to Chicago's South Side to Calumet Fisheries -- which she refers to as destination smoked fish -- on the Calumet


Carnitas Urupuan 

1725 W 18th St Chicago, IL (312) 226-2654

Traditional Mexican carnitas


Cemita's Puebla 

3619 W North Ave Chicago, IL (773) 772-8435

Pork Pablanos

  • GOLD for Cemita's Puebla


Chicago Brauhaus 

4732 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL (773) 784-4444

the 40-year-old institution bustin' out traditional German specialties

  • BRONZE for Chicago Brauhaus


Chicago Diner 

3411 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (773) 935-6696

Traditional American Vegetarian 
This Chicago landmark is creating classic diner desserts that taste so divine and decadent you wouldn


Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.  

2121 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 248-2570

Italian Pizza 
Marc Murphy - Pizza Pot Pie

  • GOLD for Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.


Chicago Sweat Lodge 

3500 N Cicero Ave Chicago, IL (773) 202-1777

This manly haven offers men the chance to sweat out impurities in Old World saunas, then indulge in Eastern European delicacies made from tr


Chicago's Dog House 

816 W Fullerton Ave Chicago, IL (773) 248-3647

Hot Dogs 
a hot dog joint that redefines this classic with an alligator corn dog for the truly adventurous type.

  • BRONZE for Chicago's Dog House


Chilam Balam 

3023 N Broadway St Chicago, IL (773) 296-6901

Mexican Tapas / Small Plates 
a dive refines small plate Mexican with dishes like shiitake mushroom empanadas and flautas with homemade queso fresco.

  • BRONZE for Chilam Balam


Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe 

6501 W 79th St Burbank, IL (708) 229-8700

Southern American 
a bbq joint brings southern cookin' to the locals with favorites like cajun meatloaf and chicken fried chicken

  • SILVER for Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe



2338 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 276-5802

Live music weekly and a great open mic night.



2940 N Broadway St Chicago, IL (773) 697-7610


  • BRONZE for Crisp


DMK Burger Bar 

2954 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL (773) 360-8686

a gourmet restaurant vet brings fine dining to the bar with innovative burgers like bison with blueberry bbq sauce

  • GOLD for DMK Burger Bar


Dos Diablos CLOSED 

15 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL (312) 245-3100

Glossy hardwood floors, high tin ceilings and walls of red glass greet patrons at this River North district dining establishment, known for



1227 W 18th St Chicago, IL (312) 526-3851

Dutch Baby Pancake


Ed Debevic's Diner 

640 N Wells St Chicago, IL (312) 664-1707

  • GOLD for Ed Debevic's Diner


El Ideas 

2419 W 14th St Chicago, IL (312) 226-8144

American Cafe 
experimental restaurant that offers a unique dining experience with imaginative new foods

  • BRONZE for El Ideas


Eleven City Diner  

1112 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL (312) 212-1112


  • BRONZE for Eleven City Diner



112 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL (312) 222-4940

Steakhouse French 
3 floor bar with epic views of the Chicago skyline.



One Financial Place 440 S. LaSalle 40th Fl Chicago, IL (312) 663-8920

Italian French 
Claire Robinson - Foie Gras Terrine



1141 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL (773) 698-6020

Sophisticated, multi-roomed sports bar with craft beers, a seasonal American menu & golf simulators.


Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots 

7242 S Western Ave Chicago, IL (773) 737-6294

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Tony meets with local Chicago foodie Peter Engler to visit Fat Johnnies for a taste of the heart-attack-inducing Mighty Dog, a tamale and ch

  • BRONZE for Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots


Fatso's Last Stand 

2258 W Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL (773) 245-3287

Best char dogs and shrimp in Chicago



1220 W Webster Ave Chicago, IL (773) 883-1313

Sandwiches Bakery 
handmade pastries prominently featuring the freshest fruit at this bakery focusing on local, seasonal, and fresh ingredients with a decidedl


Franks n' Dawgs 

1863 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL (312) 281-5187

Hot Dogs Fast Food 
The Foss Hog, a pork link topped with smoky bacon, a fried egg, and a slathering of maple mayo

  • SILVER for Franks n' Dawgs


Frontera Grill 

445 N Clark St Chicago, IL (312) 661-0381

Mexican New American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Carne Asada A La Oxaquena

  • GOLD for Frontera Grill


Frosted Mug Drive In CLOSED 

3906 W 116TH St Alsip, IL (708) 371-3383


Gailwood Cook Shack 

Chicago, IL

Food Truck 


Galewood Cookshack 

(Food Truck) Chicago, IL


Garifuna Flava Caribbean Cuisine 

2518 W 63rd St Chicago, IL (773) 776-7440

a Belizean place serving classics like king fish in gravy with mashed plantains


Gene & Georgetti 

500 N Franklin St Chicago, IL (312) 527-3718

Italian Steakhouse 

  • BRONZE for Gene & Georgetti


Gene and Judes 

2720 River Rd Chicago, IL (708) 452-7634

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Hot dog with fries ON it

  • SILVER for Gene and Judes


Genes Sausage Shop 

5330 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL (773) 777-6322

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Homemade sausage made onsite with a rooftop beer garden.


Gino's East 

162 E Superior St Chicago, IL (312) 266-3337

Italian Pizza 
He feasts his eyes on a mammoth deep-dish pizza overflowing with meat and, of course, tons of bacon.

  • GOLD for Gino's East



730 N Rush St Chicago, IL (312) 951-0747

Italian Pizza 
Opened in 1974, Giordano's is renowned for serving up award-winning deep dish and stuffed pizzas

  • GOLD for Giordano's


Giordano's Pizzeria 

20 E Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL (312) 939-4646


  • GOLD for Giordano's Pizzeria


Girl and the Goat 

809 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 492-6262

Meat-And-Three Mediterranean 
Marcela Valladolid - Bourbon Apples

  • GOLD for Girl and the Goat


Glenn's Diner 

1820 W Montrose Ave Chicago, IL (773) 506-1720

Traditional American Seafood 

  • SILVER for Glenn's Diner


Great Lake CLOSED 

1477 W Balmoral Ave Chicago, IL (773) 334-9270



Green Mill 

4802 N Broadway St Chicago, IL (773) 878-5552

Prohibition era place that is listed on one of the top 15 bars to visit before you die


Green Mill Cocktail Lounge 

7432 S Racine Ave Chicago, IL (773) 224-9583

Established in 1907 as Pop Morse's Roadhouse, it was purchased again in 1910 and re-named Green Mill Gardens, said to be inspired after the

  • BRONZE for Green Mill Cocktail Lounge



1241 Harms Rd Glenview, IL (847) 724-5577

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Hackney's


Hala Kahiki 

2834 River Rd River Grove, IL (708) 456-3222

American Pub Food 
Sandra checks out Hala Kahiki, a classic tiki bar that been in business for over 50 years. Be sure to sit back and relax with an umbrella i


Harold's Chicken Shack  

2109 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL (312) 326-5575


  • BRONZE for Harold's Chicken Shack


Heaven on Seven 

600 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 280-7774

Traditional American Cajun & Creole 
a chef with 4,000-bottles of hot sauce, and Cajun recipes that leave customers in tears!

  • SILVER for Heaven on Seven


Honey #1 BBQ 

746 E 43rd St Chicago, IL (773) 227-5130

Sandwiches American 


Honky Tonk BBQ 

1213 W 18th St Chicago, IL (312) 226-7427

Vegetarian Barbecue 

  • GOLD for Honky Tonk BBQ


Hoosier Mama Pie Company  

1618 1/2 Chicago Ave Chicago, IL (312) 243-4846

All types of pies, from chicken pot pie to a smores pie.

  • SILVER for Hoosier Mama Pie Company


Hopleaf Bar 

5148 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 334-9851

Belgian German 
Brewhouse serving up beer to go with mussels, a mega brisket sandwich and their version of headcheese.

  • BRONZE for Hopleaf Bar


Hot Doug's - CLOSED 

3324 North California Chicago, IL (773) 279-9550

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
American Classics - Best HotDog Menu

  • GOLD for Hot Doug's - CLOSED


Ian's Pizza  

3463 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 525-4580



Ina's - CLOSED 

1235 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 226-8227

Traditional American 
Best breakfast in Chicago including the best breakfast sausage.



1865 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 252-5687

a mother/son duo serve up Costa Rican classics like chicharron with pico de gallo and Pepito sandwich with steak and black beans

  • BRONZE for Irazu


Jake Melnick's Corner Tap 

41 E Superior St Chicago, IL (312) 266-0400

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Ghost Pepper Hot Wings

  • BRONZE for Jake Melnick's Corner Tap



1045 W Madison St Chicago, IL (312) 563-1008

Sandwiches American 
Jerry's Sandwiches, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, offers a lineup of well over 100 sandwiches -- and if you don't see any o


Joe Boston' Italian Beef 

2932 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL (773) 486-9536

Ray Lampe: Dr. BBQ - Italian Beef and Sausage Sandwich


Kingstone Mines 

2548 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (773) 360-5759

Southern American 
Blues club with a great ribs joint.


Kuma's Corner 

2900 W Belmont Chicago, IL (773) 604-8769

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Adam Gertler - Plague Bringer Burger

  • GOLD for Kuma's Corner


L2O Restaurant 

2300 N Lincoln Park W Chicago, IL (773) 868-0002

Italian Seafood 
Tony, Louisa Chu and fellow chef Eric Ripert experience some Chicago fine dining at L2O, a seafood wonderland owned and run by acclaimed che


La Sirena Clandestina 

954 West Fulton Market Chicago, IL (312) 226-5300

Brazilian Latin American 
Spanish - Tapas.


Longman and Eagle 

2657 N Kedzie Ave Chicago, IL (773) 276-7110

American Eclectic 

  • BRONZE for Longman and Eagle


Los Moles 

3140 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL (773) 935-9620

Troy crosses paths with chocolate's savory side, enjoying influences from across the border and gets schooled on how to make Mexico's famous


Lou Malnati's Pizzeria 

439 N Wells St Chicago, IL (312) 828-9800

Italian Pizza 
the oldest family name in deep-dish pizza. Layer after layer of cheese, meat, veggies and sauce, bake on a delicate, buttery deep-dish pie s

  • GOLD for Lou Malnati's Pizzeria


Lovely: A Bake Shop 

1130 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 572-4766

This bakery is baking up a little bit of southern comfort in the north with homey breakfast pastries.


Lucky's Sandwich Company 

3472 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 549-0665

Sandwiches American 
This episode's main challenge was to eat three overstuffed sandwiches stacked with fries inside, in less than one hour, at Lucky's Sandwich

  • SILVER for Lucky's Sandwich Company


Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen 

1141 S Jefferson St Chicago, IL (312) 939-2855

Soups Traditional American 
Ted Allen - Noodle Kugel

  • SILVER for Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen


Mario's Italian Lemonade 

1068 W Taylor St Chicago, IL (708) 652-8680

  • BRONZE for Mario's Italian Lemonade


May Street Cafe 

1146 W Cermak Rd Chicago, IL (312) 421-4442

Art Smith - White Chocolate Flan



1747 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL (773) 489-1747

inspired by seasonal and local ingredients, many of which (as the name suggests) are paired with decadent, high-quality chocolate.


Mindy's Hot Chocolate 

1747 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL (773) 489-1747

Traditional American New American 
Final stop where Troy finds his perfect chocolate! Warm chocolate souffle tart with caramel ice cream and a pretzel!

  • BRONZE for Mindy's Hot Chocolate


Mollys Cupcakes 

2536 N Clark Chicago, IL (773) 883-7220

Bakery American 

  • BRONZE for Mollys Cupcakes



1 E Delaware Pl Chicago, IL (312) 951-0001

serves perfectly tailored cupcakes, making sure to show lavish flavor combinations, couture styling, and intense flavors.


Morrie O 

3501 S. Union Ave. Chicago, IL (773) 247-2700

Hot Dogs Fast Food 
the B-L-Turtle Burger


Moto Restaurant 

945 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL (312) 491-0058

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
Avant-garde chef Homaro Cantu has been torching, deconstructing and reinventing food for years at his restaurant Moto. He introduces Tony to


Mr. Beef 

666 N Orleans St Chicago, IL (312) 337-8500

Italian Pizza 
legendary beef sandwiches that are huge, delicious and really soaked in juicy gravy

  • SILVER for Mr. Beef



3267 S Halsted St Chicago, IL (312) 929-2486

New American 
a family-run restaurant putting a twist on biscuits and gravy - with free-range duck

  • SILVER for Nana



955 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL (312) 226-0858

chef Dave Beran uses ingredients to come up with unique dishes. The menu changes every 3 months. Try their salted, fried and dried ayu fish,


Old Town Ale House 

219 W North Ave Chicago, IL (312) 944-7020

Legendary comedic hangout across the street from second city


Paddy Long's 

1028 W Diversey Pkwy Chicago, IL (773) 290-6988

Neighborhood pub with late night bacon snacks.

  • SILVER for Paddy Long's


Panozzo's Italian Marke CLOSED 

1303 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 356-9966

the Italian market scratch making meats for the meatball hero and the crispy porchetta sandwich.

  • SILVER for Panozzo's Italian Marke CLOSED


Paradise Pup 

1724 S River Rd Des Plaines, IL (847) 699-8590

Hamburgers Hot Dogs 

  • GOLD for Paradise Pup


Pecking Order CLOSED 

4416 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 907-9900

Chicken American 
Filipino style chicken


Pequod Pizza 

2207 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL (773) 327-1512

Italian New American 
Best Deep Pizza - Pan Deep Dish Pizza



864 N State St Chicago, IL (312) 751-1766

Italian Pizza 
Chicago Deep Dish


Pizzeria Uno 

29 E Ohio St Chicago, IL (312) 321-1000

Camille visits Chicago's Pizzeria Uno the restaurant responsible for the invention of deep-dish pizza.

  • GOLD for Pizzeria Uno


Pleasant House 

964 W 31ST ST Chicago, IL (773) 523-7437

Irish Bakery 
Royal Pies - an English version of Pot Pie.



845 W Fulton Mkt Chicago, IL (312) 733-9555

Michael Symon - Spicy Pork Rinds

  • SILVER for Publican


Publican Quality Meats 

825 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL (312) 445-8977

Grocery store with some of the best lunch in town.


Publican Quality Meats 

825 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL (312) 445-8977

bringing back a childhood favorite with their amazing pub pops, one push of this frozen pop and you'll be hooked


Punky's Pizza 

2600 S Wallace St Chicago, IL (312) 842-2100

five pound panzarotti (like a calzone, but crispier).


RPM Steak 

66 West Kinzie St Chicago, IL (312) 284-4990

#5 - The Duke - a 10 oz rib eye, its trimmed down to the center cut. It's rendered down for 10 hours in garlic and capers and then gets cov


Ramova Grill - CLOSED 

3510 S Halsted St Chicago, IL (773) 847-9058

Sandwiches American 
Tony meets up with a 10-year Chicago Police Detective to talk about the history of Chicago over breakfast.


Rex Italian Foods 

4431 N Harlem Ave Chicago, IL (708) 457-0177

the real deal Italian family serving up totally scratch-made Sicilian sandwiches like the schiacciata

  • BRONZE for Rex  Italian Foods


Rockin' Taco 

1467 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL (773) 975-8226

Super Spicy Taco


Rockit Burger Bar 

22 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL (312) 645-6000

Traditional American New American 
Rockit burgers are hand crafted with interesting twists: deep fried Mac 'n' Cheese as buns, breakfast for dinner burger with a fried egg and



1530 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 276-7036

Asian gastropub with amazing pork belly


Roots Handmade Pizza 

1924 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL (773) 645-4949

Quad city style pizza



1500 W Taylor St Chicago, IL (312) 942-1117

Italian Steakhouse 

  • BRONZE for Rosebud


Rubys Fast Food 

212 S Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL (773) 722-6338

Andrew Zimmern - Crispy Pata


Scatchell's Beef and Pizza 

4700 W Cermak Rd Cicero, IL (708) 656-0911




3201 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL (773) 252-9700

A gin cocktail bar with over 80 types of gin and their own homemade gin



3258 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL (773) 281-4989

Beer lovers dream in Wrigleyville. and great BBQ food


Siena Tavern 

51 W Kinzie St Chicago, IL (312) 595-1322

Fabio Viviani - Fan Favorite


Silver Palm Restaurant 

768 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (312) 666-9322

Traditional American 
Tony pays a visit to Chicagos own shock jock, Mancow Muller. The two visit the Silver Palm restaurant for the house specialty: Three Little

  • BRONZE for Silver Palm Restaurant


Skybox on Sheffield 

3627 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL (773) 303-9999

One of the original “Wrigley rooftops” it is located just inside the right field foul pole. Opened in 1993, today this is the only luxur


Smoke Daddy 

1804 W Division St 1 Chicago, IL (773) 772-6656

Comfort Food 
Alex Guarnaschelli recommends the pulled pork eggs benedict.



3800 N Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL (773) 545-7427

Traditional American Chicken 
BBQ Ribs

  • GOLD for Smoque



3301 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL (773) 248-1155

Italian French 
Art Smith - Shrimp and Heirloom Tomato Pizzette


Southport Grocery and Cafe 

3552 N Southport Chicago, IL (773) 665-0100

Sandwiches Bakery 
As a mecca for the finest food goods in Chicago this grocery store and café, is set up to experiment with these products to create sm


Sprout Restaurant - Closed 

1417 W Fullerton Ave Chicago, IL (773) 348-0706

Dale Levitski - Runner Up


Sun Wah 

5041 N Broadway St Chicago, IL (773) 769-1254

Whole roasted pig and Beijing duck



6363 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 763-0660

Hot Dogs Fast Food 

  • GOLD for Superdawg


Swedish Bakery 

5348 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 561-8919

Ted Allen for Marzipan

  • BRONZE for Swedish Bakery


Sweet Mandy B's 

1208 W Webster Ave Chicago, IL (773) 244-1174

Bakery American 
epitome of childhood nostalgia with its kid-friendly atmosphere and old-fashioned sweets.


Table 52 

52 W Elm St Chicago, IL (312) 573-4000

New American 
Ted Allen - Fried Chicken


Taste of Peru 

6545 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 381-4540

South American Latin American 

  • BRONZE for Taste of Peru


Tavern at the Park  

130 E Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 552-0070

Traditional American New American 
is known for its $200 Cloud Gate Martini. Made with real flakes of silver and a mix of expensive booze, the real treat is in the gift you re


The Abbey Pub 

3420 W Grace St Chicago, IL (773) 478-4408

Traditional American Irish 
When the brothers of a legendary pub feud over how management is running it, Jon must step in and get them on the same page.


The Bongo Room 

1470 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 489-0690

Traditional American 
Carla Hall recommends the chocolate french toast.


The Cookie Bar 

2475 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL (773) 348-0300

dessert paradise with a funky, relaxed vibe where you can gobble up creative cookies while listening to your favorite disco hits all day lon


The Depot Diner CLOSED 

5840 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL (773) 261-8422

  • SILVER for The Depot Diner CLOSED


The Diner Grill 

1635 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL (773) 248-2030

Traditional American 
Old school diner with a famous dish called a slinger which is combo of eggs, chili and hash browns.


The Doughnut Vault 

400 N Franklin St Chicago, IL (312) 464-9544

Tony stops by the Doughnut Vault to learn why people wait in line for 3 dollar donuts.

  • BRONZE for The Doughnut Vault


The Drawing Room 

937 N Rush St Chicago, IL (312) 255-0022

One of the top cocktail bars in Chicago. They specialize in Culinary Cocktails that combines food and drink


The Fifty/50 

2047 W Division St Chicago, IL (773) 489-5050

Chicken American 
Adam heads to this Chicago restaurant to try and judge their 4-courser sandwich

  • BRONZE for The Fifty/50


The Green Door Tavern 

678 N Orleans St Chicago, IL (312) 664-5496

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Todd chomps down on a massive triple-decker BLT at the 140-year-old Green Door Tavern

  • BRONZE for The Green Door Tavern


The Little Goat 

820 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL (312) 888-3455

Stephanie Izard - Winner


The Matchbox  

770 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (312) 666-9292

Living up to its namesake, the rectangular-shaped building which has resided on the corner of Ogden and Milwuakee for 75 years, is only 460


The Meatloaf Bakery  

2464 N Clark Street Chicago, IL (773) 698-6667

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Mini meatloafs.

  • BRONZE for The Meatloaf Bakery


The Parthenon 

314 S. Halsted Chicago, IL (312) 726-2408

The Greek tradition of fried cheese started by pan frying fresh kefalotyri cheese in the kitchen, and then serving it as a “meze


The Primehouse 

616 N Rush St Chicago, IL (312) 660-6000

Steakhouse Traditional American 
75 day dry aged steak

  • SILVER for The Primehouse


The Purple Pig 

500 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 464-1744

Vegetarian Mediterranean 
Cheese, swine and wine bar. Amazing wine selection and a menu highlighting pork.

  • SILVER for The Purple Pig


The Wiener's Circle 

2622 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 477-7444

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Ted Allen - Char Dog

  • GOLD for The Wiener's Circle


Tom Tom Tamales and Bakery 

4750 S Washtenaw Ave Chicago, IL (773) 523-5675

Peter Engler takes Tony on a tour of the Tom Tom Tamales factory, which first opened its doors in the 1930s.


Tommy Gun's 

2114 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL (312) 957-4178

Traditional American 
#5 A gangster themed dinner theater. Hidden entrance and you need a password to get in. Try Frankies Feast which is two pork chops marinat


Top Notch Beefburgers 

2116 W 95th St Chicago, IL (773) 445-7218

Fresh ground beef burger


Tre Kronor 

3258 W Foster Ave Chicago, IL (773) 267-9888

Eclectic & International Scandinavian 
Global Grub

  • BRONZE for Tre Kronor



2039 W North Ave Chicago, IL (773) 661-1540

Brunch taken to a new level.



676 N. St. Clair Chicago, IL (312) 202-0001

Italian French 
Cat Cora - Chocolate Bar Dessert



1073 W VERNON PARK PL # 1 Chicago, IL (312) 733-3393

Italian Southern 

  • SILVER for Tufano's


Urban Belly 

3053 N California Ave Chicago, IL (773) 583-0500

Noodle Shop 
Art Smith - Rice Noodles with Hominy, Kimchi and Spicy Pork Broth

  • BRONZE for Urban Belly


Vanille Patisserie 

2108 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 868-4574

French pastry shop that creates artful baked goods, calling on classic European traditions, but incorporating modern flavors for the contemp


Vito & Nick's 

8433 S Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL (773) 735-2050

Italian Pizza 

  • SILVER for Vito & Nick's



1400 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 854-8572

Traditional American 
A small but focused menu provides for funky and creative waffle combinations, from flavor packed batters to toppings.


Walker Brothers 

153 Green Bay Rd Chicago, IL (847) 251-6000

Traditional American 
Melissa d'Arabian - Bacon with Cheese Oven Baked Omelette

  • BRONZE for Walker Brothers


White Palace Grill 

1159 S Canal St Chicago, IL (312) 939-7167

Traditional American 

  • GOLD for White Palace Grill


Wiener and Still Champ 

802 Dempster St Evanston, IL (847) 869-0100

Hot dog joint with an amazing burger with cheese spread.



449 N Clark St Chicago, IL (312) 661-1434

Soups Mexican 

  • SILVER for Xoco



2853 N Kedzie Ave Chicago, IL (773) 904-8558

Japanese street food



1537 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 342-2834

Tea Cafe 

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