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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Restaurant
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“Local institution. Great pizza and sandwiches. Lenny is the owner. Outdoor seating in the summer. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lovely restaurant with great atmosphere, Cuban- French cuisine and super-welcoming staff. Offers outdoor seating and good people watching in the evenings and weekends”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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“The oldest Italian restaurant in Chicagoland. It's been in the same family for three generations. The food, service, and ambiance reflects that history. Trevor's favorite dish is the chicken cacciatore. Margaret likes the tortellini soup (handmade tortellini!). Or any pasta dish. It also has a great bar that is fun to sit at and enjoy a glass of wine (solo or with a friend).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bands, great food like all the places in Highwood. These guys have great entertainment.”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
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“Slyce is Margaret's favorite place in Highwood. They have coal-fired pizza with crave-able topping combinations (the one with figs is Margaret's favorite) and HUGE delicious salads. Four people can share one salad. Or one person can eat one salad over a few days.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sports bar and restaurant, very friendly and affordable. They have a variety of beers on tap, good snacks and light entrees.”
  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast... locally owned, very friendly and very reasonably priced.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
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Restaurant
“Neighborhood gem. Good food at reasonable prices. Try their barbecue chicken. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This fun ethnic supermarket and deli has all the basics plus interesting deli selections (seviche anyone?). My favorite place to discover new things. Mexican-Jewish owners are very friendly!”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“a nice change of pace from all the bars and pubs, this small and upscale wine bar offers light snacks, great wine selection and free music on the weekends.”
  • 1 local recommends