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Medici on 57th

Burgers   0.39 miles from University of Chicago 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Bring a Sharpie and an appetite for burgers and pan pizza when you hit this University of Chicago hangout. — Time Out

Hyde Park institution close to the University of Chicago that serves up a mix of salads, pizza and quality hamburgers. — Rough Guide

Known for its pizzas and burgers, Medici has served generations of University of Chicago students and faculty—many of whom carved their name on the tables and walls. — Fodor's

The menu of thin-crust pizzas, sandwiches and salads draws U of C students to this colorful cafe and bakery. — Lonely Planet

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Salonica

Diners   0.58 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Housemade soups, like the sprightly egg-lemon, the juicy burgers and—especially—the sandwich dubbed Nick’s Delight, which crams not just gyro meat into a pita, but thin layers of roast beef as well. — Time Out

Where to go the morning after. — Not For Tourists

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Daley's Restaurant

Diners   0.69 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Century old restaurant serving comfort food. — Not For Tourists

Ethereal Belgian waffles (offered with a side of juicy chicken wings), hearty Denver omelettes and warm, buttery biscuits. — Time Out

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Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

Middle Eastern   0.72 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Cedars’ falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush, lentil soup—pretty much everything that goes with its delicious, warm pita bread—have us hooked. — Time Out

Great food, horrible service. — Not For Tourists

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La Petite Folie

French   0.75 miles from University of Chicago 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A midlife career change prompted chef Mary Mastricola to open this almost-hidden, slightly upscale spot a decade ago. — Time Out

Chef-owner Mary Mastricola has set a high standard for classic French fare at her pleasant bistro in Hyde Park, and sometimes she succeeds. — Gayot

Highlights have unveiled smoked pheasant salad punctuated by dried cherries and earthy walnuts; or hazelnut-crusted salmon atop squid ink fettuccine. — Michelin Guide

One of the "best choices" for "fine dining" in Hyde Park, this "charming" bistro offers "always great" "classic" French dishes and wines in a "quiet" white-tablecloth dining room. — Zagat

The only haute cuisine in the neighborhood. Expensive and worth it. — Not For Tourists

The Sit Down

Pizza   0.77 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This Hyde Park joint casts the net wide with a catchall menu of wallet-wise, student-friendly dishes: sushi, pizza, sandwiches, soup, salads. — Time Out

Sake with your caprese salad? Must be fusion. — Not For Tourists

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A10 Hyde Park

  0.9 miles from University of Chicago 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Matthias Merges’ “charming”, “upscale” Hyde Park kitchen offers an “innovative”, seasonal menu of Italian-leaning fare in an “intimate”, “unpretentious" setting. — Zagat

Restaurant review by Amy Cavanaugh Until last month, I had only been to Hyde Park three times. The neighborhood is not exactly a bastion of great dining, and there wasn’t much to lure me... — Time Out

Expect contemporary American interpretations of cuisines from France, Italy, and Germany in dishes like smoked-cheddar bratwurst with broccoli spaetzle. — Fodor's

Matthias Merges' buzz-worthy haunt brings Italian/French eats to Hyde Park. — Gayot

Grilled salmon is beautifully cooked, flaky yet crisp-skinned, and served alongside creamy potato confit and large chunks of pickled cauliflower and carrots. — Michelin Guide

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Chant

Chinese   0.92 miles from University of Chicago 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Upscale Asian for Hyde Parkers. — Not For Tourists

We like this Zen-oriented spot for its large menu, hip interior and full-service bar. — Time Out

Asian-cuisine purists might raise their eyebrows at dishes such as Peking duck tacos or Thai hummus, but Chant's Asian-inspired global cuisine has plenty of fans. — Fodor's

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Jamaican Jerk Spice

  0.93 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Ugly and ungentrified, but their jerk goat is exciting stuff. — Not For Tourists

Traffic on this stretch of Cottage Grove zooms by, but time slows to a mellow pace once inside this Jamaican joint. — Time Out

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Valois Restaurant

American   0.94 miles from University of Chicago 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

See Your Food. — Not For Tourists

This no-frills cafeteria-style restaurant serves up omelets and pancakes, salads and sandwiches, peach cobbler and cheesecake, all at wallet-friendly prices. — Where

This cash-only Hyde Park institution serves big portions of no-frills diner classics cafeteria-style. — Fodor's

Quick thinking is the key to success at this classic cafeteria: once the line reaches the counter, you have only a few seconds to place your order, pick a side, order a drink and pay. — Time Out

It seems hot, fast, Southern-style dishes like catfish, biscuits and pot pies attract all kinds – even Barack Obama, who chowed here regularly when he lived in the neighborhood. — Lonely Planet

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The Promontory

  0.98 miles from University of Chicago 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Go for the rich wild boar Bolognese or the worthy lamb burger, which is garnished with smoked feta, preserved tomato relish and black olive tapenade and served alongside chickpea 'œfries.' — Gayot

“Tasty”, “interesting” American fare and “fantastic” cocktails are offered at this Hyde Park kitchen, where the menu features “unusual combinations” and lots of open-hearth cooking. — Zagat

Equal parts restaurant, watering hole, and music venue, The Promontory brings a much-needed gathering place to the Hyde Park community — Michelin Guide

Restaurant review by Amy Cavanaugh You’ll smell it the second you walk into the restaurant—that wood-burning scent is the hearth, the pride and joy of the Promontory, a new Hyde Park... — Time Out

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Miss Lee Good Food

Barbecue   1.05 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Soul food carry-out by ex-Gladys' Luncheonette. — Not For Tourists

From the split and buttered biscuits to the slightly sweet yellow turnips to the custardy buttermilk pie, this is simple, down-home food that nobody can argue with, much less stop eating. — Time Out

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The Original Pancake House

  1.45 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The subterranean outpost of this Portland, Oregon–based chain (so much for it being “original”) typically has less of a wait than its Gold Coast sibling — Time Out

Choose from more than a dozen varieties of flapjacks at this classic breakfast spot, which also offers French toast, waffles, egg dishes and corned beef hash. B, L (daily). — Where

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Roy's Soul Food

  1.81 miles from University of Chicago 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Pretty Hawaiian contemporary cuisine. — Not For Tourists

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Daddy O Jerkpit

  2.22 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

No frills but most authentic jerk chicken outside of Montego Bay. — Not For Tourists

Add on an order of the curry goat or braised oxtails and he may just toss in a cup of gumbo. — Time Out

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Lem's Bar-B-Q House

Barbecue   2.32 miles from University of Chicago 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

As the best barbecue joints on the South Side do, Lem’s requires that you order through bulletproof glass and then take your ribs elsewhere to be devoured (it’s takeout only). — Time Out

The gold standard of BBQ joints. — Not For Tourists

Lem's is revered for its smoky-sauced rib tips, which come cushioned between a bed of fries and topping of white bread slices. You'll need a car to get here. Cash only. — Lonely Planet

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Barbara Ann's Barbeque

Barbecue   2.32 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The sage- and fennel-flecked sausage at this smoke shack is custom-made by a local sausage maker and, like the amazingly juicy chicken, gets significant smoke time over the smoldering hickory. — Time Out

Better than average 'cue and links. — Not For Tourists

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Soul Vegetarian East

Vegan and Vegetarian   2.37 miles from University of Chicago 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Vegetarian soul food? SVE pleases even the skeptics. — Not For Tourists

If you have the time, sit for the full Sunday dinner: salad with tangy house dressing, fake-chicken potpie, collard greens, corn and potatoes. — Time Out

Finding soul food that meets the tenets of the vegan diet is such a rarity that the creative barbecue sandwiches and dinner plates at this comfy South Side place have earned a national reputation. — Lonely Planet

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Parrot Cage - Washburne Culinary Institute

American   2.39 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Frito misto de mar—fried tilapia, calamari and shrimp—is crisp and greaseless, and tender braised lamb shank is rich, succulent and doubles your pleasure with two juicy lamb chops. — Time Out

Fine dining brought to you by Washburne College culinary students. — Not For Tourists

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Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles

Burgers   2.4 miles from University of Chicago 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Get that sweet and salty duo of fried chicken and waffles any time of the day here, and that’s really all that matters. — Time Out

Authentic Southern classics, including their famous fried chicken and waffles. — Not For Tourists

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