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Places to Eat

There are endless options — several popular restaurants, delis and coffee shops are listed below.
Most of these are near the hotel.
For more ideas, just ask at the hotel's info desk — they know the nearby area well.
This is a handy site to check affordable options near the hotel.


Breakfast Options

Map of Breakfast spots near the Inn of Chicago hotel.
Lavazza Coffee Cafe Coffee shop in the Inn of Chicago hotel...SW corner.
— West Egg Cafe
620 North Fairbanks Court/1 block east of hotel/ "They serve breakfast and lunch and the prices are very reasonable and the food is great."
— Mary's Cafe
215 East Grand Avenue/~1block south then east/"Great place for American breakfasts...Much cheaper than hotels and much more fun....CASH only" (its the little 1-story shop on the south side)
— Corner Bakery Cafe
676 North Saint Clair Street/ 1-1/2 block north of hotel.
— E Leaven Food Co
54 East Ontario Street/~2-1/2 blocks east/"Amazing Bakery, best place for breakfast! ...a place to get good take out"
35 W Ontario St At N Dearborn St/ 1 block north, 5 blocks west/ Reviews says its worth the wait if you love omelettes.

Map of coffee shops near the Inn of Chicago hotel.

There are several Starbucks within 2 blocks of the hotel:
(closest) 165 East Ontario Street/ one block north, then left/west 1/4 block, on the south side.
540 N. Michigan Avenue / one block west, cross Michigan then left/ is (apparently) in the Marriot
444 N Michigan Avenue (?) / two blocks south, the right/west
255 East Grand Avenue/ 1 block south, then left/east 1/2 block on south side.
Dunkin Donuts is across the street...east side.
Argo Tea Cafe is across the street...south side, on the corner.

Breakfast, etc. near the Grant Park Best Western: (map)
— most of these are between the hotel and the CTA Roosevelt Station (map)
YolkNext door to Best Western. 1120 S Michigan Ave. (312) 789-9655 · (map)
Bongo Room — Red velvet pancakes, etc.1152 S Wabash. (312) 291-0100 ‎ · (map)
Eleven City Diner $$— 1112 S Wabash Ave.(312) 212-1112 ‎ · (map)
Starbucks — 31 E Roosevelt Rd. (map)
5 Guys Burgers — 1146 S Wabash Ave. (map)
Potbellys's Sandwich Shop — 48 E Roosevelt Rd. (map)
Subway — 1300 S Wabash Ave. (map)

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Breakfast near the Hi Chicago hostel: (map) — many of these are between the Best Western and the CAF & Art Institute.
Panera Bread:   525 South State Street (from the hostel: turn right, then left at the light) (map)
Cafecito:   26 East Congress. Mainly Cuban sandwiches, including Breakfast. (map)
Artist's Cafe:   The Fine Arts Building, 412 S. Michigan Avenue. | 312.939.7855 (map)
Starbucks: (many)
Starbucks at 55 East Jackson (map) ;
also a Starbucks in The Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel at 636 S Michigan Ave;
another Starbucks at 555 S. Dearborn (from hostel: right/west, then left/south on Dearborn);
another Starbucks at State & Adams; still another in the Palmer House Hilton at 17 E Monroe St.
Wall Street Deli:   330 South State. (from hostel: turn right/west, then right/north on State...about a 1-1/2 blocks.)
Dunkin Donuts:   (there are about 5 within 2 blocks of the hostel.)
MacDonald's: 64 E. Jackson. (2 blocks north of the hostel.)

Chicago Pizza. (many options...)
Lou Malnati's near the hotel (map)
Giordano's:   PRUDENTIAL PLAZA/ (312) 616-1200/ 135 E. LAKE (From the Bean: about a block north. Go to Michigan & Randolf, then wind your way about 1/2 block NE to the plaza.) (map)
Giordano's:    28 E. Jackson ( 2 blocks north of hostel )
Giordano's:    223 West Jackson. (312) 583-9400 (about a block east of the Sears/Willis Tower. ) (map)
Edwardo's Natural Pizza Restaurant:   521 South Dearborn Street. (map)

Berghoff Restaurant & Cafe:   One of the best German restaurants you'll ever find is a Chicago classic. Check out their lunch options. 17 W. Adams (map)

Chicago's Hard Rock Cafe:   63 West Ontario Street, five blocks west of Michigan, east of Clark, on the south side.
(312) 943-2252. [ Take the subway (Red Line) north to Grand, then walk north 2 blocks to Ontario, then left/west 1-1/2 blocks. ] (map)

Quick, Easy, Diverse:   
— Macy's
111 N State St (a full city block of store)
If you're in the loop and want some quick/easy food options, Macy's lists seven different restaurants from their upscale ($$$) Walnut Room (7th floor) to Marketplace Foods, a very diverse food court (many healthy options) in the basement.
[ Macy's is about 2 blocks west of The Bean/Millenium Park. Enter from Washington, Randolf, State or Wabash.) 7• blocks north of the hostel, on either Wabash or State. ]
— James R. Thompson Center/State of Illinois Blg. 100 W. Randolf (distinctive all-glass slanted-cone building with white Dubuffet sculpture outside) Has a food court and restaurants accessed from the large interior rotunda — though much of the food court is standard fast food. [ 5 blocks west of Millenium Park, on Randolf ]


Thai Spoon and Sushi: 601 S Wabash Ave. (map)
MyThai: (map)

Chinatown: Chinatown is one of Chicago's most developed ethnic communities — plenty of restaurants and shops. [ About 1-1/2 miles south of the hotel. Take the subway (Red Line) south to the Cermak-Chinatown station. Then walk west, then south a couple of blocks.] (map)
Greektown: Near west side, along Halsted Street, between Madison and Van Buren. [Take the subway (Blue Line) to UIC-Halsted, then walk north a couple of blocks.](map)
LIttle Italy: Near west side, around Taylor and Halsted. [Take the subway (Blue Line) to UIC-Halsted station, then walk south several blocks. OR take Bus38 directly to Taylor/Halsted] (map)
Mexican: Lower west side, neighborhood of Pilsen, along 18th Street, between South Damen Ave and South Halsted. Try Nuevo Leon or Cafe Jumping Bean (incl. works by local artists). [Take the El train (Pink Line) to 18th station.] (map)

Rene Magritte's Time Transfixed. 1938. In the Art Institute.
Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate (a.k.a. The Bean) In Millennium Park on Michigan Ave. a block north of the Art Institute.

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