Lincoln Park Lunch Break

Head out for lunch and find a table at one of Lincoln Park’s great restaurants. Whether you’re meeting a potential client or treating your staff on a job well done, Lincoln Park has the perfect spot to share a midday meal.

North – Clybourn

2142 N. Clybourn
Kapitan is currently the only Peranakan restaurant in Chicago. Kapitan has a happy hour menu as well as half off drinks!

2100 W. Irving Park
Long-running pub serving Italian-American fare in relaxed environs with a beer garden & TVs.

Oliang Cafe 
2428 N. Ashland
Oliang Cafe is a Thai restaurant serving home-cooked favorites. Enjoy a relaxing vibe surrounded by lots of plants and try their Pad See Ew or Khao Soi.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea – NEWCITY
1457 N. Halsted
Local chain serving coffee, tea & shakes, plus pastries & light eats, in a stylish, relaxed space.

Lakefront – Clark

Bocadillo Market
2342 N. Clark
Bocadillo Market is a Spanish-inspired restaurant and concept by Chef James Martin. Enjoy counter-served coffee and a menu featuring a range of traditional and seasonal bocadillos and a mix of Spanish ingredients and flavors to keep the menu fresh for all guests.

Bourgeois Pig Cafe
738 W. Fullerton
Bourgeois Pig offers a wide variety of unique specialty sandwiches & salads using the finest ingredients they can source. Most of their baked goods, such as cookies, muffins & scones, are made in-house from scratch. Dog-friendly seating available.

Casati’s Modern Italian
444 W. Fullerton
Casati’s is a modern, authentic Italian restaurant. Enjoy lunch on their gorgeous patio or pick an inviting booth in their dining room. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

Colectivo Coffee
2530 N. Clark
Colectivo Coffee’s first Chicago cafe is located in the heart of historic Lincoln Park near North Pond and offers a fantastic patio with plenty of seating and an outdoor fire. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

Frances Brunchery
2552 N. Clark
Frances Brunchery has been a landmark in Lincoln Park for over 80 years serving brunch and lunch on Clark Street 7 days a week.

Gaslight Bar & Grill
2450 N. Clark
Gaslight Bar & Grille is a neighborhood bar that features creative culinary, great drinks, outstanding service and an amazing outdoor patio!

KALA Modern Greek
2523 N. Clark
KALA was born to elevate traditional Greek food and bring flavors from the streets of Greece. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

Lito’s Taco and Empanada House
2460 N. Clark
Casual eatery serving eclectic empanadas like Hawaiian-style & Spanish chorizo.

Nando’s Peri Peri
670 W. Diversey
Nando’s serves traditional South African chicken, marinated in PERi-PERi sauce for 24 hours before flame-grilling to order.

Pasta Fasta
2468 N. Clark
Pasta Fasta is serving fresh pasta every day while redefining convenience and quality. They serve their food in take-out boxes for speed and ease; just pick your pasta shape, sauce, toppings, and go!

R.J. Grunts
2056 N. Lincoln Park West
The first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, R.J. Grunts still exudes the funky, devil-may-care lifestyle of the 70s in its style, décor, music, and menu.

Roggenart European Bakery, Bistro, and Cafe
565 W. Diversey
In German, “roggenart” means “the art of rye.” When opening their first location in Chicago, they have evolved but sustained their quest of creating a feel-good place with fresh, highest quality food, cozy and filled with positive energy.

Sushi Hall
2630 N. Clark
Sushi Hall serves fresh sushi and Asian cuisine in a beautifully designed, yet, comfortable setting. Outdoor seating available.

The Fat Shallot
2468 N. Clark
The Fat Shallot food truck brings delicious, made-to-order sandwiches and sides to a spot near you. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

The Lakefront Restaurant at Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore
Located in the historic Theater on the Lake building at Fullerton, The Lakefront Restaurant is an upscale tavern with seating for 125 at intimate tables, communal seating and a lounge area. Outdoor seating available.

The Original Pancake House
616 W. Diversey
The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business dedicated to the art of breakfast any time of day. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

The Tin Lizzie
2483 N. Clark
Known for their famous weekly turtle races, Tin Lizzie is a fun sports bar in the heart of Lincoln Park. Dog-friendly seating available. 

The Wiener’s Circle
2622 N. Clark
The Wiener’s Circle is an iconic hotdog stand on the north side of Chicago serving up high quality street food with a side of insults. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

Lincoln – Halsted

Avli Taverna
1335 W. Wrightwood
Recognized as a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2020 & 2021, Avli Taverna is an accessible and sophisticated neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary Greek cuisine and craft cocktails in a chic atmosphere. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

2204 N. Lincoln
Local chain serving thin-crust or stuffed deep-dish pizzas plus other classic Italian dishes.

Batter and Berries
2748 N. Lincoln
Bright cafe with creative pancakes, the famous french toast flight, omelets & other breakfast eats plus sandwiches & lunch fare too.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill
2351 N. Lincoln
Blue Sushi Sake Grill offers an inspired mix of sushi with a modern, clubby restaurant featuring Japanese tapas and fancy mixed drinks! Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

Cilantro Taco Grill
2256 N. Orchard
Cilantro Taco Grill is a counter-serve restaurant serving tacos, burritos and other Mexican staples in a bold-hued setting. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

elephant + vine
2315 N. Lincoln
Elephant + Vine is a fast-casual, counter-service restaurant offering a variety of vegan foods that be ordered for dining in, takeout or delivery.

Firefly Burger
2412 N. Lincoln
Firefly Burger’s popular Cheese Station, which was dubbed by several international blogs and food reviewers as the reason why Firefly makes dreams of cheese fans come true. Not too mention the best fresh gourmet burger in Chicago.

Fry the Coop
2404 N. Lincoln
Fry the Coop serves some of Chicago’s best hot chicken sandwiches in a fast casual atmosphere.

Mochinut Lincoln Park
734 W. Fullerton
Mochinut is a nationwide bakery serving Mochi Donuts, Korean Rice Flour Hotdogs, Bubble Tea Drinks and Soft Serve ice cream.

2312 N. Lincoln
Moti is a modern Indian kitchen concept serving Indian-American fusion food.

Nando’s PERi-PERi
670 W. Diversey
For centuries the people of Southeast Africa have used peri-peri to bring fire to their food. When Portuguese explorers arrived there, they added a squeeze of lemon and a kick of garlic to this African Bird’s Eye Chili, and turned it into a world-wide obsession. Come and give it a try!

Lincoln Station
2430-32 N. Lincoln
Lincoln Station pairs a relaxed atmosphere and world class local craft beer selection with great, fresh homemade American fare, made to order.

2361 N. Lincoln
Sweetgreen makes it easy to eat fresh, locally-sourced food for lunch or dinner. Try today! Sweetgreen has something for everyone with bowls, plates and sides made from scratch.

Tanaka Ramen
553 W. Diversey
Tanaka Ramen brings the dream of a fresh, gourmet, and affordable Japanese Ramen Bar to its customers. Their goal is to let their customers have the most authentic delicious Japanese Ramen without going to Japan.

The Broken Barrel Bar
2548 N. Southport
Inventive cuisine & crafted cocktails are served at this industrial chic hangout with brick walls. Outdoor seating available.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe
654 W. Diversey
Tropical Smoothie Cafe makes eating better easy breezy with fresh, made-to-order smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads that instantly boost your mood.

Velvet Taco
2309 N. Lincoln
Check out the Velvet Taco menu for the best tacos around! Velvet Taco is now offering beer to go, margaritas to go, catering & delivery, in addition to your favorite tacos.

Verzenay Patisserie
Verzenay Patisserie is all about recreating and sharing the French passion for designer pastries. Stop by their cafe to enjoy pastries, fresh baked bread, quiche, coffee & more. Bon appetit! Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

Armitage – Halsted

Cedar Palace
655 W. Armitage
Cedar Palace is a casual stop offering an array of Mediterranean dishes from kebabs to hummus plates.

Don Pez Fish Tacos
844 W. Armitage
Derived from a savory strive, Don Pez packs flavor, style and authenticity. Fishing for great bites, satisfying fish-lovers appetite, Don Pez cooks up what he describes as Chicago’s tastiest fish taco. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

Glascott’s Groggery, Inc.
2158 N. Halsted
Glascott’s Groggery serves classic Greek food with its large selection of beers and wines.

Kincade’s Bar & Grill
950-2 W. Armitage
Whether you are looking to watch a game, grab a bite to eat, or simply catch up with an old friend – Kincade’s is a perfect destination.

Old Pueblo Cantina
1200 W. Webster
At this laidback cantina on a charming tree-lined street, the flour tortillas are made in-house, mesquite wood fuels the open-flame grill, guacamole is made to order, and the seasonal fruit-forward margaritas are available by the glass and the pitcher. Outdoor and dog-friendly seating available.

1962 N. Halsted
Ramen-san is a neighborhood noodle joint that slings hot broth, ice-cold beer and classic hip-hop.

Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted
An escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast, complete with beach house décor and a beautiful retractable glass ceiling.

The Budlong Hot Chicken
1008 W. Armitage
Budlong Hot Chicken pairs house-made sides with Nashville hot chicken, chicken sandwiches and tenders, and flaky biscuits.

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