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Best value food in chicago

any more????

Nov 28, 2006
briantireback in Chicago Area

Oysters

i go with STARFISH as well...oysters are money, cooked dishes are consistently good and changing, and it's worth going just for the oyster stout (brewed for starfish with their oyster liquor) and the caesar (with homemade clam/tomato cocktail and a fresh, raw clam)

Nov 16, 2006
briantireback in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Are there still no Vietnamese/Pho options near the Eaton Centre?

there's also a pho hung at 200 W Bloor street...but i guess that's a bit of a hike

Nov 16, 2006
briantireback in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best value food in chicago

There are a lot of great mexican places around that meet our criteria, one of my favorite northside picks is (i don't know the name)under the el stop at irving park and sheridan. great lengua and al pastor tacos

Nov 16, 2006
briantireback in Chicago Area

Best value food in chicago

thanks for all of your responses, most of these are new to me. i have a few to add as well. there are a couple places in 'vietnam town' on argyle st. (5000 N) between sheridan and broadway (only 2 blocks). I think Pho 777 (S. side) has the best Pho on the strip, but there are several other options all in the same price range - under $6 for a huge bowl of beefy, noodle soup with all kinds of goodies like tripe, tendon, etc. Tank Noodle on the corner has a very long, cheap menu of other vietnamese dishes and is probably the best place to go for a wide sampling. On the North side of the street just W. of Pho 777, there is a chineese BBQ place that is excellent and very cheap (under $6 for BBQ with rice). Finally, Thai Pastry at 4925 N Broadway is arguably some of the best value thai food in the city. In general, this little strip of vietnamtown is my go-to location for good value and though i haven't tried all the restaurant, i've yet to be disappointed.

Nov 16, 2006
briantireback in Chicago Area

Best value food in chicago

I'm trying to compile of list of the BEST VALUE FOOD in chicago. Good value food can be any kind of food and can fall into any price category so long as we believe we are getting something very good for the amount of money we're spending. Think about it this way: quality (or even quantity) expectations exceeded at the given price.

Nov 15, 2006
briantireback in Chicago Area