Summary

Chicago, IL is home to a wide array of iconic and unique EL ideas. It has been featured on popular tv shows such as Bizarre Foods America and The Layover, showcasing some of the city's best offerings.

Seen On

BIZ

Bizarre Foods America

Chicago 03-18-2013

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

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LAY

The Layover

Chicago 11-19-2012

Have a unique dining experience at El Ideas with chef Phillip Foss's tasting menu

More restaurants on The Layover Near Chicago , IL

Cuisines & Features

  • American
  • Cafe
  • Diner

Nearby Restaurants

Carnitas Uruapan Restaurant

Carnitas Uruapan Restaurant

Chicago,IL $
Taco Trip +1
70.1
TVFScore

Traditional Mexican carnitas

Air Date: 12-13-2014
Park Tavern

Park Tavern

Chicago,IL $$
Drinking Made Easy
63.9
TVFScore

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 ...

Traditional American New American

Air Date: 12-21-2010
Dusek's Board & Beer

Dusek's Board & Beer

Chicago,IL $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate
55.6
TVFScore

Dutch Baby Pancake

Air Date: 01-19-2015
Honky Tonk BBQ

Honky Tonk BBQ

Chicago,IL $$
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
92.9
TVFScore

Honky Tonk BBQ in Chicago, IL is a local favorite, serving up delicious Southern-style barbeque. It has been featured on TV ...

Vegetarian Barbecue Ribs

Air Date: 10-12-2009
The Cajun Connoisseur Food Truck and Catering

The Cajun Connoisseur Food Truck and Catering

Chicago,IL $$
Closed
Best Thing I Ever Ate
12.6
TVFScore

Jeff Msuro Angry Lobster Sandwich

Air Date: 01-12-2020
Mario's Italian Lemonade

Mario's Italian Lemonade

Chicago,IL $
Closed
24 in 24
75.0
TVFScore

Mario's Italian Lemonade in Chicago, IL is a popular lemonade stand that has been featured on tv shows such as 24 in 24. It ...

Air Date: 09-23-2012
May St. Café and Catering

May St. Café and Catering

Chicago,IL $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate
66.6
TVFScore

Art Smith - White Chocolate Flan

Tufano's Vernon Park Tap

Tufano's Vernon Park Tap

Chicago,IL $$
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
88.3
TVFScore

Tufano's Vernon Park Tap is a popular Chicago eatery that serves classic Italian dishes. It has been featured on TV shows s ...

Italian Southern Vegetarian

Air Date: 01-26-2009
Mad Social

Mad Social

Chicago,IL $$
Closed
Food Paradise
2.6
TVFScore

Chicago, Illinois

Gailwood Cook Shack

Gailwood Cook Shack

Chicago,IL
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
48.6
TVFScore

Gailwood Cook Shack in Chicago, IL is a popular restaurant known for its delicious and hearty dishes. The restaurant has be ...

Food Truck

Ina's - CLOSED

Ina's - CLOSED

Chicago,IL $
Closed
Food Paradise
26.0
TVFScore

Best breakfast in Chicago including the best breakfast sausage.

Traditional American

Air Date: 10-24-2012
Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum

Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum

Chicago,IL
Crave
68.7
TVFScore

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

Air Date: 09-19-2011
Pleasant House Pub

Pleasant House Pub

Chicago,IL $$
Food Paradise
57.2
TVFScore

Royal Pies - an English version of Pot Pie.

Irish Bakery Cafe

Air Date: 11-07-2012
Chicago Parthenon Hostel

Chicago Parthenon Hostel

Chicago,IL
Food Paradise
70.6
TVFScore

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

Greek

Air Date: 03-06-2013
Fatso's Last Stand

Fatso's Last Stand

Chicago,IL $
Man Finds Food +1
72.3
TVFScore

Best char dogs and shrimp in Chicago

Air Date: 04-01-2015
a tavola

a tavola

Chicago,IL $$
Man Finds Food
53.4
TVFScore

Comfort Italian food.

Air Date: 04-01-2015
Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli

Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli

Chicago,IL $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate +3
95.7
TVFScore

Ted Allen - Noodle Kugel

Soups Traditional American Tapas / Small Plates

Air Date: 10-18-2010
Tempesta Market

Tempesta Market

Chicago,IL $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate
20.7
TVFScore

Jeff Mauro The Dante Sandwich

Air Date: 01-12-2020
El Che Steakhouse & Bar

El Che Steakhouse & Bar

Chicago,IL $$$
Food Paradise
13.7
TVFScore

Chicago, Illinois

Top Restaurants

Katz's Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen

New York,NY $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate +7
100.0
TVFScore

Michael Psilakis - Knoblewurst

Traditional American Eclectic & International Hot Dogs

Air Date: 11-29-2010
Cafe Du Monde French Market

Cafe Du Monde French Market

New Orleans,LA $
Delicious Destinations +2
100.0
TVFScore

At Café du Monde, you’ll find near-perfect New Orleans doughnuts topped with powdered sugar, called beignets. But don’t ...

Air Date: 03-02-2015
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Chicago,IL $$
You Gotta Eat Here +6
100.0
TVFScore

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

Italian Pizza

Air Date: 07-04-2014
Chaps Pit Beef

Chaps Pit Beef

Baltimore,MD $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate +4
99.9
TVFScore

Guy Fieri - Chaps Submarine

Air Date: 06-01-2008
Gino's East

Gino's East

Chicago,IL $$
United States of Bacon +3
99.9
TVFScore

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

Italian Pizza

Air Date: 12-30-2012
Tony Luke's

Tony Luke's

Philadelphia,PA $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate +6
99.9
TVFScore

Marc Summers - Cheesesteak

Italian Cheesesteak Fast Food

Primanti Bros.

Primanti Bros.

Pittsburgh,PA $
Bizarre Foods America +5
99.9
TVFScore

Located in the Strip District, Primanti Brothers is a legendary fast-food joint known for its sandwiches, always topped with ...

Traditional American

Air Date: 11-11-2013
Al's Beef

Al's Beef

Chicago,IL $
Food Wars +4
99.9
TVFScore

Camille visits Al's Italian beef -- a Chicago staple for 70 years -- to learn about the restaurant, its history and to experi...

Italian Steakhouse Fast Food

Air Date: 03-09-2010
Pat's King of Steaks

Pat's King of Steaks

Philadelphia,PA $$
Food Feuds +2
99.9
TVFScore

Cheesesteak Feud - Winner!

Steakhouse Soups Cheesesteak

Air Date: 10-10-2010
Pappy's Smokehouse

Pappy's Smokehouse

St. Louis,MO $$
Food Feuds +2
99.8
TVFScore

Ribs Food Feud.

Air Date: 11-18-2010
The Varsity

The Varsity

Atlanta,GA
Food Paradise
99.8
TVFScore

The Varsity in Atlanta, GA is an iconic fast-food restaurant that has been featured on popular TV shows like Food Paradise. ...

Traditional American Hamburgers Hot Dogs

Mother's Restaurant

Mother's Restaurant

New Orleans,LA $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate +2
99.8
TVFScore

Sunny Anderson - Bread Pudding

Traditional American Cajun & Creole

Acme Oyster House

Acme Oyster House

New Orleans,LA $$
Man vs Food +1
99.8
TVFScore

This episode's challenge was to finish 15 dozen oysters at Acme Oyster House and join the "15 Dozen Club". Adam succeeded in ...

Seafood Cajun & Creole

Air Date: 01-28-2009
Geno's Steaks

Geno's Steaks

Philadelphia,PA $$
Food Feuds +1
99.8
TVFScore

Cheesesteak feud - loser.

Steakhouse Soups Traditional American

Air Date: 10-10-2010
Kuma's Corner

Kuma's Corner

Chicago,IL $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate +5
99.8
TVFScore

Adam Gertler - Plague Bringer Burger

Traditional American Hamburgers

Air Date: 11-29-2010
Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Kansas City,KS $$
Man vs Food +4
99.8
TVFScore

Adam Richman heads to Oklahoma Joe's for succulent pulled pork and saucy spare ribs. This award-winning barbecue does the cit...

Sandwiches Cafe Catering

Air Date: 08-11-2010
Melt Bar and Grilled

Melt Bar and Grilled

Lakewood,OH $$
Best Thing I Ever Ate +3
99.7
TVFScore

Anne Thornton - The Godfather

Traditional American Vegetarian Sandwiches

Air Date: 09-26-2011
Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut

Portland,OR $
Best Bars in America +4
99.7
TVFScore

Great place to end a bar crawl

Vegetarian Bakery Ice Cream

Air Date: 06-25-2014
Philippe The Original

Philippe The Original

Los Angeles,CA $
Best Thing I Ever Ate +3
99.7
TVFScore

Wolfgang Puck - French Dipped Sandwiches

Soups French Traditional American

Air Date: 09-27-2010
Hash House A Go Go

Hash House A Go Go

Las Vegas,NV $$
Man vs Food +1
99.7
TVFScore

Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict

Traditional American New American

Air Date: 08-12-2009