9 Irresistible Restaurants That Define Illinois

There are a lot foods that Illinois is known for, but what about the restaurants that make them famous? Known and loved for decades, these hole-in-the-wall diners and dives (and some better known chains) are legacies to everyone who knows their names.

From pizza to Italian beef, here are all the best places to get your favorite eats.

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