Chicago Food and Drink

Chicago offers at least one, and likely many, dining options for every taste! This page contains information for a variety of options near the conference, as well as few distant restaurants worth the trip. A complete guide to Chicago dining, prepared by the Local Arrangements Committee and sortable by location, cuisine, and price, is available for download here.

Breakfast and Lunch
Grocery and Convenience
Pizza | Pizza Worth the Trip
Italian Beef and Chicago-Style Hot Dogs


Cafe Descartes   (Breakfast)
Daily, 7am – 7pm
327 N Michigan Avenue
$   Café, coffee specialties

Eggy’s Diner  (Breakfast/Lunch)
Daily, 7:30am – 3:00pm
333 E Benton Pl Ste 103
$$     Breakfast, Sandwiches, Salads

Hannah’s Bretzel (Breakfast/Lunch)
Mon – Fri – 7am – 3:30pm; closed Sat – Sun
233 N Michigan Ave
$   Sandwiches

Heaven on Seven –(Breakfast/Lunch)
Mon – Sat 10 am – 3 pm, closed Sundays
111 N. Wabash                                                                                 
$  (CASH ONLY) Cajun

Illinois Center options
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Miller’s Pub  (Lunch/Dinner)
Daily, 11am – 2am
134 S. Wabash
$$      American Traditional Pub

Pastoral   (Lunch/Dinner)
Mon – Fri – 10:30am-8pm;  Sat-Sun – 11am-6pm
53 E. Lake Street
$-$$    Sandwiches, salads, wine & beer

Potbelly Sandwich Works  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 6:30am to 7pm, Sat. 10am-4 pm. Closed Sunday
111 E Wacker Drive
$     Café, Sandwiches, Salads

Pret A Manger  (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Mon. – Fri. 6am – 7pm, Closed Sat & Sunday
225 N. Michigan Ave
$       Café, Sandwiches, Salad

Riverwalk area (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Places come and go.  Best to simply explore!

Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe (Breakfast)
Daily: 6:30 am—2:30 pm
130 E Randolph St
$$    Café, breakfast


Mon-Fri, 6:30am-12am; Sat-Sun 7am-12am 205 N. Columbus Drive
Snacks, pharmacy, alcohol

Daily 6am-10pm
333 East Benton Pl Ste 206 Unit 2519
Full grocery, alcohol

Mon-Fri – 7am-12am; Sat-Sun, 8am-12am
30 N. Michigan Avenue
Snacks, pharmacy, liquor

 Whole Foods Market
Daily 7am to 10pm
255 E. Grand Ave.
Full grocery,  beer & wine


Bella Bacino’s(breakfast/lunch/dinner)
Mon-Fri – 6:30am – 11 pm
Sat – 8am – 11pm, Sun – 8am – 10pm
75 E. Wacker Drive
$$   breakfast, deep dish and thin crust pizza, salad, Italian

Giordano’s (lunch/dinner)
Mon-Fri & Sunday, 11am-11pm.   Sat 11am-12am
130 E. Randolph
$$ – deep dish and thin crust pizza, salad, Italian

Pizzerio Uno (lunch/dinner)
Mon-Fri – 11am – 1am;  Sat – 11am – 2am;
Sunday 11am -1am
29 E. Ohio St
$$ – deep dish and thin crust pizza, salad, Italian

Pizzerio Due (lunch/dinner)
Sun – Thurs – 11am – 1:30am; Sat – 11am-2:30am
619 N. Wabash
$$ – deep dish and thin crust pizza, salad, Italian

Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder (lunch/dinner)
Mon- Fri – 4pm-11pm; Sat 11:30am-12am;
Sunday – 11:30am-11pm
2121 N. Clark Street
$$ – pizza pot pies, sandwiches, salads

Flo & Santos (lunch/dinner)
Sun-Wed – 11:30-11pm, Thur-Fri-11:30am – 11pm
Saturday – 11:30am – 12am
1310 S. Wabash Ave
$$ thin crust pizza, sandwiches, salads

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (lunch/dinner)
Sun-Thur – 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat – 11am-12am
439 N. Wells St – plus multiple other locations
$$ pizza, sandwiches, salads

Piece  Brewery & Pizza (lunch/dinner)
Opens daily at 11am; closing times vary
1927 W. North Avenue
$$ – pizza, salad, sandwiches,  brews own beer

Pequod’s Pizzeria (lunch/dinner)
Mon-Sat – 11am-2am; Sunday – 11am -12am
2207 N. Clybourn
$$ – deep dish, salads, sandwiches, pasta


Al’s Beef (lunch/dinner)
Mon-Thurs – 10am-12am; Fri-Sat – 10am – 3am
Sunday – 11am -9pm
169 W. Ontario – and other locations
$ – Italian beef, hot dogs, burgers

Gold Coast Dogs (lunch/dinner)
Mon-Sat – 10am -7:30pm; Sunday – 11am-6pm
159 N. Wabash
$ – hot dogs, burgers

Mr. Beef on Orleans (lunch/dinner)
Hours vary – open Friday and Sat all night
666 N. Orleans
$ – hot dogs, burgers, chili

Portillo’s   (lunch/dinner)
Sun-Thurs – 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat – 10am-12am
100 W. Ontario
$ – Italian beef, hotdogs, burgers, salads