We may publish content about Chicago restaurants nearly every weekday of the year, but there are still restaurants that, for whatever reason, don't get the attention they deserve. They serve great food in a welcoming environment at reasonable prices, making them far more appealing than half the new splashy River North openings. But you know what? Maybe that's okay. Many of our picks are neighborhood joints with no need of excessive attention. They are just going to continue doing their thing, and we're happy to celebrate them for doing so.
Because it's hard to quite pin down what makes a place underrated, these picks are highly personal. And if you can think of any other spots, definitely let us know. But there were the places that popped into our head first.
Check them all out by clicking on the slideshow.
- La Lagartija Taqueria
- Flour & Stone
- The Rocking Horse
- Joong Boo Market
- Mr. D's
- Athenian Room
- MAK (Modern Asian Kitchen) on Division
- Gaudi Cafe