In the 1830s, Irish immigrants settled in Chicago’s Bridgeport area. As decades passed, the area welcomed other communities into the neighborhood looking for affordable housing. Today, there is a large Latino, Asian, and Italian influence within Bridgeport’s barriers, and a dining scene to match. We list the best spots here.
When walking through the doors of this restaurant, your eyes will become big because you never expected the large space that is within George’s walls. However, the menu may be bigger than the place itself, offering just about anything you could ever want. Their spicy chicken sandwich is one of the city’s best. It is cooked fresh in-house and makes your mouth water with every bite that you take.
This Mexican gem is located at the northwest corner of 31st and Union. The main floor of Pancho’s Pistolas is tiny, but they have a second floor for larger parties. While they serve almost everything imaginable for its customers, there is no question that their nachos with skirt steak recipe is the true winner.
This restaurant may be small, but the flavor in every single meal that they crank out is intense. While their pizza is delicious, their best dish would have to be their breaded Italian Steak on garlic bread with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. After eating this, make sure to order a cup or two of their homemade Italian ice and one of their homemade desserts that are cycled out every month or so.
This is one of the only sushi restaurants within Bridgeport’s borders, and it is a favorite of everyone who visits. With long tables around the walls and in the middle of the restaurant, it is a great place to go for any gathering big or small. Their playful lighting and their large selection of sushi make it memorable for anyone trying sushi for the first time.
Zaytune is a small restaurant, but their food is incredibly tasty. They have a lot of dishes to offer and encourage you to mix and match until you figure out what it is you want. Some of their crowd favorites include garlic fries, chicken shawarma, and their Mediterranean salad. They serve large portions, so make sure you have a friend with you or room in your fridge for leftovers.