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Kuma's Corner 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Adam Gertler - Plague Bringer Burger

  • GOLD for Kuma's Corner



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

Traditional American Chicken 
BBQ Ribs

  • GOLD for Smoque


White Palace Grill 

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

Traditional American 

  • GOLD for White Palace Grill


Cemita's Puebla 

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

Pork Pablanos

  • GOLD for Cemita's Puebla


Dell Rhea's Chicken 

645 Joliet Rd. Willowbrook, IL (630) 325-0780


  • GOLD for Dell Rhea's Chicken


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.

  • SILVER for Big And Littles


Charlie Parker's 

700 North St Springfield, IL (217) 241-2104

The Horseshoe: huge comb of anything you can think of on 2 pieces of bread

  • SILVER for Charlie Parker's



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

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Hackney's


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

  • SILVER for DMK Burger Bar


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


The Shanty 

38995 N Us Highway 41 Wadsworth, IL (847) 336-0262

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for The Shanty


Paradise Pup 

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

Hamburgers Hot Dogs 

  • SILVER for Paradise Pup


Honky Tonk BBQ 

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

Vegetarian Barbecue 

  • SILVER for Honky Tonk BBQ


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


Glenn's Diner 

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

Traditional American Seafood 

  • SILVER for Glenn's Diner


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


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



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

Italian Southern 

  • BRONZE for Tufano's


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


Vito & Nick's 

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

Italian Pizza 

  • BRONZE for Vito & Nick's


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


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.

  • BRONZE for Panozzo's Italian Marke CLOSED



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

  • BRONZE for Nana



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


Tre Kronor 

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

Eclectic & International Scandinavian 
Global Grub

  • BRONZE for Tre Kronor


Taste of Peru 

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

South American Latin American 

  • BRONZE for Taste of Peru



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

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

  • BRONZE for BopnGrill


The Depot Diner CLOSED 

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

  • BRONZE for The Depot Diner CLOSED


Frosted Mug Drive In CLOSED 

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


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.


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


Galewood Cookshack 

(Food Truck) Chicago, IL


Gailwood Cook Shack 

Chicago, IL

Food Truck 

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