The 10 Best Restaurants In Andersonville, Chicago

Good Food | Courtesy of Teresa Carles Healthy Foods
Good Food | Courtesy of Teresa Carles Healthy Foods
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9 February 2017

Andersonville began in the 1850s as a Swedish neighborhood and after the Chicago Fire, the entire commercial strip was dominated by Swedish businesses. Today, Andersonville is comprised of unique, locally owned businesses of many cultures that add a strong sense of community to the neighborhood. Committed to encouraging unity in the neighborhood and hosting some of the best restaurants in the Chicago area, Andersonville prides itself on being known for its excellent service and prized cuisine.


Anteprima serves a changing menu of wonderful Italian homestyle cooking. With reasonable three course menus, Anteprima buys from local and organic producers whenever possible, beginning every meal with rosemary salted breadsticks and ending with a dreamy chocolate hazelnut tart. Enjoy beautifully presented pastas or break from your ordinary lunch with grilled octopus. To complement your dinner, high-quality Italian wines are available in carafes so you can have more than one glass.

Anteprima, 5316 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, USA 773-506-9990


Looking for a great breakfast, brunch or lunch? m henry has an intercontinental breakfast served with a fresh baked muffin, scone or warm baguette, and petite fruit salad served all day. However, they are known for their fried eggs sandwiches, and beyond that, m.henry offers a wonderful organic coffee menu and a dandelion, shallot and leek omelet served with house potatoes.

m.henry, 5707 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, USA 773-561-1600

Big Jones

Inspired by the American South, Big Jones is known for its famous Southern heirloom cooking from chef and co-owner Paul Fehribach, who has been featured on Chicago radio and had recipes published in well-known publications. Big Jones gives a taste of New Orleans by celebrating with Mardi Gras classics like buttery king cake and more.

Big Jones, 5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, USA 773-275-5725


Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Cozy bar and bistro, Vincent is a great place to dine on Balmoral Avenue. Adam Grandt began his career at the award winning Carlos Restaurant before being hired as Executive Chef at Sage Grill. Now, his dynamic style provides nothing but accolades for his innovative presentations at Vincent. Mussels in saffron is a favorite on the menu here, which also offers big burgers and orange creamsicle mousse for dessert.

Antica Pizzeria

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Antica Pizzeria, Chicago
Antica Pizzeria, Chicago | © Graeme Maclean/Flickr
Charming and inexpensive, Antica Pizzeria serves delicious Neapolitan pizza, menu choices that include tender calamari and house made desserts that include tiramisu. Mario Rapisarda and Faris Faycurry combined their 25 years of expertise and created this restaurant, which houses Andersonville’s first wood burning pizza oven.

Hopleaf Bar

Gastropub, Belgian, American, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
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Hopleaf Bar is a haven for great food. With a Belgian-inspired kitchen, Hopleaf offers a great mussels and frites as well as an extensive collection of beers. The first Monday of every month features Belgian fried chicken served with a Kwak in its famous glass. HopLeaf is praised for its grilled cheese that is filled with cashew butter, cheese and fig jam pan-fried on sourdough bread.

Hamburger Mary's

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
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When visiting Andersonville, Hamburger Mary’s is a must, with perfectly cooked burgers and a variety of toppings to select. The fried ice cream is a great conclusion to any meal at this bar and grille. Hamburger Mary’s franchises began in San Francisco and their motto is you are what you eat, thus only offering the best in healthy ingredients.

Meal service:

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner


Casual, Quirky, Family Friendly, Relaxed


Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
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Butternut squash soup, cucumber mint salad and a gluten-freewinter risotto are some of the delicious options waiting for you at Andies Restaurant. A delicious Mediterranean dining experience, Chef Andie Tamras brings some of the most worthy recipes from Tunisia and Morocco. A favorite for over 30 years, Andies has its own vegetable garden as well as herbs such as basil, thyme and cilantro. Andies gives back by contributing to community service organizations such as Care for Real and Sarah’s Circle

Jin Ju

Come and enjoy Korean dishes in a romantic setting with dimly lit candlelight. Jin Ju offers barbecue pork spare ribs marinated in a spicy sweet red pepper sauce and a great seaweed soup with scallions in a mussel broth. Their mandoo soup is wonderful as well, with dumplings, scallions and egg in a clear broth. Jin Ju also offers private events and can customize the menu to suit your party’s needs.

Jin Ju, 5203 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, USA 773-334-6377

Lady Gregory's Irish Bar & Restaurant

Restaurant, Bar, Irish, Pub Grub, $$$
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Floor to ceiling windows create a gorgeous atmosphere at Lady Gregory’s. Inspired by Irish Victorian author Lady Augusta Gregory, who was quoted as the greatest living Irish woman, this Irish bar and restaurant is acclaimed for its lobster mac and shepherd’s pie. Lady Gregory’s provides a separate gluten free menu as well as a kids menu. You can also order online for a curbside pickup. This spot is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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