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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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