163 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Chicago.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
5 Rabanitos is a casual BYOB restaurant in Pilsen serving seriously great Mexican food.
Pequod's is a Chicago staple when it comes to deep dish pizza, and it's awesome.
Lou Malnati's is a classic Chicago deep-dish pizza spot, and the one we rely on.
Arguably the best pizza in town. Spacca Napoli is doing Neapolitan pies the way they're meant to be done.
Funky, fresh, and delicious. Big & little's is one of the best and most interesting restaurants you can eat at.
Chicken Kalamata and crack fries is one of the best meals in town. Tina Fey agrees.
A rooster thunderdome full of hot dogs, Italian beefs, and chocolate cake shakes.
Passerotto is a great neighborhood restaurant in Andersonville serving Korean food with some Italian influences.
Marisol, in the Museum of Contemporary Art, serves delicious seasonal American food.
Daisies in Logan Square serves excellent housemade pasta that will make you want to eat your vegetables.
Sushi-san is an upbeat restaurant in River North with high-quality sushi and tasty small plates.
Homestyle Taste is a Chinese restaurant in Bridgeport serving fantastic noodles dishes and soup dumplings.
Mango Pickle is serving contemporary and traditional Indian food in a bright, fun environment in Edgewater.
Mi Tocaya Antonjeria serves excellent upscale Mexican small plates in Logan Square.