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25 Great Chicago Suburban Restaurants, 2017 Edition

Click the link below for a list of the best spots outside the city proper!


Here are a few restaurants worth mentioning, right here in our backyard!

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Rd Willowbrook, IL 60527

(630) 325-0780

A secret fried chicken recipe passed down over generations has made Dell Rhea’s a historic roadside institution. Located off Route 66, the restaurant has been feeding hungry travelers since 1946 and still serves the same juicy chicken along with a side of nostalgia.


665 Pasquinelli Dr Westmont, IL 60559

(630) 948-3383

Food court stalls seldom excite but Chef and owner David Park is doing special things at the International Plaza Shopping Center in Westmont. The former Takashi and Storefront Company vet is pushing Korean cuisine in a new direction by creating contemporary versions of traditional dishes, such as bibimbap and jajangmyeon. For an even more unique experience, guests can reserve an afterhours tasting menu that offers fine dining eats with Korean influences.


18 E 1st St Hinsdale, IL 60521

(630) 654-8880

In the heart of downtown Hinsdale lies a little sushi restaurant that will bring you back to less frantic times. You’ll be mesmerized by colors and assortment of sushi that remind you of the downtown Chicago without all the hustle and bustle. Relax, take a seat, and take your time to enjoy some sushi with some friends.

Vie Restaurant

4471 Lawn Ave Western Springs, IL 60558

(708) 246-2082

Paul Virant's lauded restaurant has received critical acclaim, numerous awards, and was previously awarded a Michelin star. The focus is on using fresh, seasonal ingredients and Virant also specializes in pickling and preserves. You’ll find an assortment of delicious dishes on the menu ranging from charcuterie and cheese plates to composed presentations of grilled sturgeon, smoked lamb leg, beef strip loin, and more.


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