Chicago February 07, 2018
The 8 Wackiest Restaurants In Chicago Where Dining Is A Blast
When you’re looking for more than just a great meal, there are a plethora of fun restaurants in Chicago to choose from. Some offer unique atmospheres, while others are known for their creative eats. Some will even entertain you while you dine! These wacky restaurants are not to be missed if you live in the city.
1. SafeHouse (60 E Ontario Street)
If you love solving mysteries and being sneaky, this is the place for you. It's a spy-themed restaurant that serves up wonderful food and even better drinks. You even have to know a password to get in! Want to join in on the espionage fun? Check out their playful
to receive your secret mission dossier.
2. Alinea (1723 N Halsted Street)
Alinea was voted one of the best restaurants in the entire world, so this luxury restaurant is for those looking for a food adventure. As the prix fixe tasting menu can cost several hundred dollars (multi-course meals can exceed $1,000 per couple), this restaurant isn't for everyday dining. However, if food is your hobby or you're celebrating a spectacular occasion, this is the premier place to go. You'll find more mouthwatering details in our previous feature article
3. Elizabeth (4835 N Western Avenue)
This whimsical restaurant is a wild adventure for foodies and is one of the most unique in the city. Dishes are small and inspired by nature. Each is made with fresh ingredients from a nearby garden or sourced from local farmers. For more information about Elizabeth Restaurant, check out our previous article
4. Carnivale (702 W Fulton Street)
Carnivale stands out with its colorful decor, but this festive place is known for great food, amazing drinks, and outstanding live entertainment. Of all the fun restaurants in Chicago, this one takes the cake when it comes to show-stopping designs and mind-boggling flavors. Click
to learn a little more about this wacky place.
5. Ed Debevic's (640 N Wells Street)
This 1950s-style diner is more than meets the eye. It is known for having staff that heckle and mess with the customers throughout their dining experience. Some even sing and dance on the tables. Bring along a good sense of humor and you'll never forget a visit to this restaurant.
6. Frontier (1072 N Milwaukee Avenue)
Fun restaurants aren't just about atmosphere. This unique spot is known for roasting whole pigs for a rustic and traditional dining experience. Locals always have an interesting time at this eatery.
7. El Ideas (2419 W 14th Street)
El Ideas offers a rotating tasting menu filled with unique ingredients like octopus, truffles, gold leaf, and more. This restaurant has been recognized and celebrated by many food critics, tv shows, and magazines, so it definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list.
8. The Sweatlodge (3500 N Cicero Avenue)
This unique restaurant is set inside a men-only spa. In addition to amazing food, patrons can enjoy dry and wet saunas, an ice pool, massage services, and more. It's the full experience of a traditional Eastern European bathhouse.
What other fun restaurants do you love to visit around Chicago? Where have you enjoyed a meal that you’ll never forget? Share your favorite spots with us in the comments below!
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